The biggest single thing my department does every year is New Faculty Orientation, which is today. This year we’ve got the biggest crop of new faculty ever, bigger even than last year.
Xy says we’re very smart to have this event. Despite all the professional development days, her school offers no special support for new teachers.
Of course I always pause to think about the old faculty who are no longer with us. But still, it is pretty cool to see all this fresh young blood coming into the University.