Orientation of New faculty and Ph.D. Students
The university is committed to its teaching and research mission and takes steps to provide new faculty and teaching fellows with the tools they need to succeed in these two arenas through orientation. For new faculty, the university sponsors a Faculty Orientation Program while for teaching fellows, the Orienting New Teaching Assistants Program (ONTAP) is provided. At the department level, newly hired faculty and graduate students are provided guidance on department policies and other tools they need to make their transition to the Kent State University culture and northeast Ohio. The existing faculty and students contribute to the orientation and mentoring of new faculty and graduate students.