Are you a new AAU instructor?

new faculty

If you are new to teaching, or new to the Academy of Art University, you probably have many questions…

  •         What do I do on the first day of class?
  •         How do I take attendance?
  •         How do I keep my students engaged?
  •         What about grading?
  •         Who can I talk with about teaching?

AAU provides the following four services to support all new instructors:

  1. For a broad overview of what you need to know as an AAU instructor, take the New Faculty Orientation for Onsite Instructors. If you find that you are not yet registered, send us an email.

    Orientation Access Instructions

  2. Please review the Onsite Teaching Basics document below. This will provide you with terrific information to help you starting your very first class session.

    View Onsite Teaching Basics

  3. All new instructors will recieve individual guidance at the beginning of the semester from one of your Faculty Coaches to help get you off to a solid start. They will contact you before the semester begins.

  4. Teaching Essentials tips will automatically be delievered to you every week. Keep an eye on your email inbox for short, timely tips.

Need additional resources or want to talk things through? Send us an email at or call us at 415.618.3855.