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At the U. of Minnesota, One Big Happy Orientation

The 3-day event helps professors network and gives them a sense of the institution's scope

Steve Woit for The Chronicle

Arlene Carney (left), vice provost for academic affairs at the U. of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with Amy Kristin Sanders,a junior faculty member. In the orientation program, says Ms. Carney, "once in everybody's career they can see where everybody else works."
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Until recently, orientation for new faculty members at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities consisted of various departments' rolling out the welcome mat in their own way.

At gatherings that typically took place the week before classes started...

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