Prince Sultan University PSU
Policy Management System
New Faculty Orientation Policy

Policy Code: TL0009
Policy Name: New Faculty Orientation Policy
Handler: Teaching & Learning Center
Date Created: 15 August 2020
Date of Current Review: 15 August 2020
Approved by: University Council
Date of Approval:


Each academic semester, an orientation program for new faculty members is held. The program is for all new faculty members (all ranks of professors, lecturers, language instructors, and TAs) who have joined the university for the current semester.


The main purpose of PSU’s New Faculty Orientation Policy is to provide an introduction to PSU and its beliefs about the teaching and learning environment provided for all new faculty members that join PSU at the beginning of each academic semester or academic year.


This policy applies to all new faculty members joining PSU. TLC and all other offices are involved in representing their office during the orientation.


All new faculty members must participate in this orientation. The orientation should preferably take place during the non-teaching week before the start of the academic semester. (Please note that if for some reason the date has to be modified than the faculty member along with the department chairperson/director need to find someone to cover their courses.)

Orientation Involves:

  • Attending the orientation session(s)
  • Attending the course design series at the beginning of the semester
  • Submission of all assignments given during this training to the teaching and learning center