The FDD Dean organizes several meetings for new faculty during their first year at Barnard that are timed to help faculty gain familiarity with the work involved in teaching and scholarship at Barnard as they are likely to come up during the academic year. Before the semester starts, faculty are introduced to the members of the Provost’s and Dean’s offices and representatives from the Library, and they also receive Title IX training. Later on, they participate in discussions about course development, student services, and various ways by which to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Guests at these sessions in the past have included representatives from the faculty, the Writing Programs, Furman Counseling Center, Barnard’s First-Year programs, Student Life and the FDD Committee. New faculty wanting to understand a particular aspect of faculty life at the college should approach the FDD Dean about integrating a discussion into orientation meetings.