NFO: Pre-Orientation Materials

Pre-Orientation Materials

New Faculty Orientation

Please review the following content prior to New Faculty Orientation. This information sets the stage for a productive orientation, framing the significance of your role at the core of the university’s mission and the importance of creating a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all members of our community.

Bruce A. McPheron
Welcome from the Provost
Bernadette Melnyk
Health and Wellbeing: A Priority for Buckeyes

Teaching and Learning


Drake Institute

The Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning works to integrate and enhance teaching and learning efforts at Ohio State, and to elevate such work to the institutional level. The institute coordinates and leads activities focused on improving the learning experience for our students, and positions the university for national leadership in teaching and learning within a research university setting.

Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning

Teaching@Ohio State

Participants become familiar with multiple perspectives on teaching and evidence-based teaching practices, reflect on their own teaching practice and connect with resources that support their teaching. The link below offers a preview of this self-directed online experience, one component of the Drake Institute's Teaching Support Program into which all new faculty are enrolled.

Teaching@Ohio State Preview

Keep Teaching

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university moved quickly to adapt its instructional delivery. The Keep Teaching website was created to provide a highly relevant set of resources and aid faculty in their efforts to quickly and effectively move their instruction into a virtual format. We encourage you to utilize this important resource as we all continue to adapt to the changing circumstances.

Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

At Ohio State, it is everyone's responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all Buckeyes. The university has a variety of resources available to assist in this effort.


The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted campus life in many ways. The university created the following online resources to help students, faculty and staff continue their work.

Public Safety

Equally important is keeping our community safe during an emergency. The Department of Public Safety provides a wealth of resources. We suggest starting with the following high priority topics:

Getting to know your campus and community

Many Campuses. One Ohio State.

The resources below will help you become acquainted with your campus and community, including virtual tours and maps of each of campus, along with information provided by local tourism and visitor bureaus. If you are looking for more information about what to do throughout the state of Ohio, please visit Ohio: Find It Here