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New Faculty

Welcome to Texas Tech University! The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is pleased to host Texas Tech University’s New Faculty Orientation. Click on the links below to see what the TLPDC offers for new faculty.


New Faculty Orientation

On January 11, 2022, the TLPDC in conjunction with the Office of the Provost will host the half day, face-to-face New Faculty Orientation. Please note that this day is mandatory for all new faculty, including tenure and non-tenure track. This orientation represents a very important opportunity for you to become acquainted with information about the university and network with new colleagues from across campus. We look forward to seeing you there! Please visit New Faculty Resources for additional information and helpful links. For questions regarding New Faculty Orientation, please contact Kerri Pike via email or by phone at 806-742-0133.

Orientation Week Workshops

These recommended workshops in August include sessions about employee benefits, Blackboard, and What to do the First Day of Class. Multiple benefits sessions will be offered, and it is strongly suggested that you attend the session most appropriate to your situation. Please remember that your benefits must be set up within the first 30 days of your employment.

Connection Experiences

These events during the August New Faculty Orientation provide an opportunity for wellness and personal connection. We invite you to sign up for one or all of these optional experiences and hope they give you a better sense of Texas Tech while offering a break from the academic related activities of the week.

Fall Workshop Series

This workshop series will offer topics of interest to new faculty representing resources and departments from around the university. New faculty will need to attend a minimum of 4 workshops. There will be virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid options.


If you are new to this site, please take a moment to watch our instructional video which will guide you through logging in, updating your account details, and how to register for an event.  If you already have an eRaider account, you may sign-in using that; if not, please create a new account to register for New Faculty Orientation, and we will work to combine it with your eRaider account once that is set up

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