New Faculty Orientation

Mies Campus and Chicago's skyline

Tuesday, August 15, 2023


  • Provost Welcome | Provost Kenneth T. Christensen | 8 a.m.
  • History of Illinois Tech | University Archivist Mindy Pugh | 8:30 a.m. 
  • Introduction to the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI) | CLI Managing Director Lauren Woods | 8:30–9 a.m.
    • Walk to Paul V. Galvin Library | 9:30–9:40 a.m.
  • Library Resources | Dean of Libraries Devin Savage | 9:40–10:10 a.m. | Paul V. Galvin Library
    • Walk to Michael Paul Gavin Tower | 10:10–10:20 a.m. 
  • Human Resources | Viktoria Rill | 10:30–11 a.m. 
  • Faculty Head Shots | 11:10–11:30 a.m. | Office of Marketing and Communications
    • Walk to The McCormick Tribune Campus Center | 11:50 a.m.–noon
  • Lunch Reception | Noon–1 p.m. | P Club, McCormick Tribune Campus Center
    • Walk to Michael Paul Gavin Tower | 1–1:10 p.m. 
  • Introduction to Blackboard | Kelly Roark | 1:10–1:40 p.m. | Center for Learning Innovation
  • Introduction to Marketing and Communications | AVP Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson | 1:40–2:10 p.m. 
    • Break | 2–2:10 p.m. 
  • Introduction to Title IX | Title IX Coordinator Virginia Foster | 2:10–2:40 p.m.
  • Introduction to Office of Technology Services (OTS) | Associate CIO Eric Breese and Vice Provost and CIO Ophir Trigalo | 2:40–3:10 p.m.
  • Faculty Instruction, Advising, and Mentorship in the Classroom | Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology and Biomedical Engineering Joseph Orgel | 3:10–4:40 p.m.
    • Break | 3:50–4 p.m. 
  • Orientation Wrap Up | 4:40 p.m. 

Resources for Faculty

Parking at Illinois Tech

Students hang out on a pretty summer day

Experience Mies Campus

Illinois Tech's Mies Campus represents the best of Chicago: inspiring architecture, gorgeous views of downtown Chicago, tree-lined pathways, and convenient access to Lake Michigan (less than a mile away). An architectural gem just minutes from downtown, the campus' many accolades include recognition as one of the 200 most important works of architecture in the United States by the American Institute of Architects. 

Located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, Mies Campus quickly connects you with one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the U.S. via the Red Line “L” and Green Line elevated “L” train, the Metra Rock Island line trains, Chicago Transit Authority buses, Divvy bikes, and much more.

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