Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to Eastern Illinois University. The Faculty Development Office is here to provide help during this time of transition and support throughout your academic career here at EIU. To this end, we invite you to attend the New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. As you can see from the schedule, this day has been designed to assist you in becoming more familiar with Eastern as an institution and to introduce you to the community, as well as resources for teaching and research, and opportunities for service. The day will conclude with a reception hosted by the University Professionals of Illinois.

While the New Faculty Orientation will provide much information and assistance, we urge you to contact our Human Resources office immediately and complete the necessary paperwork for your employment as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we welcome your questions and encourage you to call us at at 217-581-7051 or to come by the Faculty Development office in 1116 Booth Library. Krishna Thomas (Assistant Director), Wanda Kay Robinson (Administrative Aide) and I wish to help in any way possible and look forward to meeting you.

Warm Regards,

Dagni Bredesen
Director, Faculty Development
Professor, English and Women's Studies

Dagni Bredesen, Director, Faculty Development