New Faculty Orientation

NFO provides support for teaching on the Block Plan using a liberal arts lens and inclusive, equitable, and antiracist pedagogies. This orientation introduces new faculty to colleagues across the campus. The orientation is optional but strongly encouraged.

NFO runs for three days late in the summer. Breakfast and lunch are provided along with parking passes.

Open to new tenure track and tenured faculty, one-year visiting faculty, and Riley Scholars.

Questions? Contact Ryan Bañagale (

NFO 2023: AUGUST 16-18


Schedule for NFO 2023:

Wednesday, August 16 

Location:  Tutt Library 201 (Tim Fuller Event Space)

8:30am:  Light Breakfast and Mingling   

9:00am:  Welcome (Emily Chan, Dean of the Faculty)

9:15am:  Colorado College Today: The Antiracism Commitment  (Peony Fhagen, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity & Belonging)

10:00am:  Active Learning & Inclusive Pedagogies on The Block Plan 

12:30pm:  Lunch (provided)

2:00pm:  Academic policies, expectations, guidance

3:00pm:  Coffee Break 

3:15pm:  Student Support and Success

4:15pm:  Closing Conversations  

4:30pm:  Adjourn

Thursday, August 17 

Location: Tutt Library 201 (Tim Fuller Event Space)

8:30am:  Light Breakfast & Mingling

9:00am:  Organizational Structure, Shared Governance, and the Faculty Handbook 

9:30am:  The Crown Center for Teaching

10:45am:  Coffee Break 

11:00am:   The Colket Center for Academic Excellence 

12:00pm: Lunch (provided)

1:00pm:  High-Impact Practices

2:30pm:  Coffee and “Who’s Who” Gathering: Resources and partners for your work at CC (Data Viz Lab - 1st Floor Tutt Library)

3:30pm:  Concluding Conversation

4:00pm:  Adjourn 

5:30pm:  Welcome event with family/significant others at the home of Dean Emily Chan 

Friday, August 18

Location: Bemis Great Hall & Lounge

9:00am: Arrive and Coffee

9:30am:  Introduction to CC Connect 

9:45am:  President's Welcome 

10:00am:  Connecting with Senior Leaders 

11:30am:  Break   

11:40am:  Social Mapping Exercise 

12:15pm: Lunch Break (Rastall)

1:15pm: Resource Fair 

2:20pm:  Break   

2:30pm: Student Experience     

3:00pm: Tour w/Admissions Ambassadors (optional)  

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