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Center for Teaching & Learning

JCKL 1340
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8528

New Faculty Orientation

The Network for Instructional Support and Enhancement Committee (NISE) and Academic Affairs hosts a development workshop each fall before the start of the semester for new faculty. New Faculty Orientation for 2015 will be August 10th – 12th on the UCM campus in Warrensburg. The NISE Committee was established to provide non-evaluative instructional support for new faculty. The goal of NISE is to promote and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning as central to the mission of the University. To accomplish this goal, NISE will support new faculty throughout the year with a mentorship program, beginning with the three day workshop during orientation week.

New Faculty will meet in Union 237 A & B Monday through Wednesday. To familiarize yourself with campus building locations and parking, please take a look at the campus map.

With an increased faculty and student population this week, you may wish to purchase your parking permit prior to arriving to campus. Permits can be purchased via the MyCentral portal.

During the NISE Orientation, a light breakfast, and lunch will be offered. Please notify Melissa Wilson,, of any dietary needs by August 6th.

NISE workshops focus on teaching techniques and information necessary to be successful from your first day in the classroom. Technology is discussed during the workshop, but will be an overview of technology offered on campus. Those faculty wanting in-depth training will find training opportunities on the Training Calendar throughout the summer and school year.

If you are relocating to Warrensburg or the Kansas City metropolitan area, these Relocation Resources may help you plan your move.


Please bring a syllabus with you to the NISE Orientation. Faculty who do not yet have a syllabus can bring a department syllabus. Syllabus can be a hard copy or accessed electronically (USB drive, laptop, Google docs).

Orientation Schedule 2015

Training Calendar Registration Link: 2015 NISE New Faculty Orientation Because this is a multi-day event, the registration is located on the final day of orientation. Rest assured though as you will be registred for all three days.

NISE Welcome Letter

NISE Committee Members:

Carl Grigsby, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations & Literacy, NISE Committee Chair & New Faculty Mentor

Darlene Ciraulo, Associate Professor, English, NISE Committee Member

Ann McCoy, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, NISE Committee Member

Scott Smith, Associate Professor, Marketing, NISE Committee Member

Melissa Wilson, Coordinator, Center for Teaching & Learning, NISE Committee Member