New Faculty Orientation was held on August 15 and 16, 2022 in person on the Fairfax Campus. If you want access to the orientation resources, please email email@example.com.
Orientation sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including an introduction to Mason's campus culture, the inside scoop from colleagues on being new to Mason, and hands-on workshops to enhance your teaching skills (for both online and in-person classes). View the sample schedule to learn more.
To ensure a smooth transition to the Mason community, all new full-time faculty members are expected to participate in this program.
All orientation materials and session information will be hosted in Blackboard, via myMason.
For information on myMason/Blackboard, start with these resources:
- Getting Started for Employees with ITS: Start here to set up your Mason email, activate Patriot Pass, log into myMason, and more. Access to these features may depend on when you and/or your department have completed onboarding with Human Resources and Payroll.
- Please note: After activating your Patriot Pass, it may take up to two (2) days to be able to log into myMason/Blackboard.
- Getting Started with Blackboard and myMason: Once you are able to log into myMason, use this page to access quick guides, videos on Blackboard training and innovative teaching, and support resources for troubleshooting.