Faculty On-boarding: Facilitating Effective and Efficient Virtual Experiences
Abstract: Institutions provide new faculty members access to diverse on-boarding processes in order to assist them in transitioning into their new roles. Although institutional processes may be effective for face-to-face faculty on-boarding procedures, universities may encounter challenges when implementing these processes into virtual settings. Ineffective onboarding processes may result in online faculty feeling isolated, vulnerable, and unengaged. Universities and colleges may need to determine how to most efficiently operationalize their on-boarding trainings to ensure that they are interactive, self-paced, comprehensive, and easily accessed. By providing new faculty effective on-boarding experiences, they may feel more connected to their institutions resulting in low turnover rates and higher levels of employee satisfaction.