Faculty orientation

After an application has been reviewed and approved, the next step is to schedule an orientation call. If you are unable to find a compatible time because of conflicting time zones, please reach out to your @faculty-admin teammates to assist.

The orientation call

Orientation calls are a short interview call with the applicant to welcome them and discuss next steps. You can use this template for orientation calls, but all calls should follow the flow outlined below:

  • Introduce yourself & ask the applicant to share a bit about how they got started in WordPress
  • Share an overview of Learn WordPress
  • Share the purpose of the Faculty Program
  • Note the areas of responsibility in which the applicant can be involved
  • Confirm the applicant has read the Faculty Program agreement
  • Share how the Faculty Program interacts with Training Team contributors
  • Share next steps (see “After the call” below for action items)
    • Add member to private Faculty channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and relevant Faculty Slack group(s)
    • Add access to any sites needed for their role
    • Plus anything else discussed during the meeting

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After the call

After the call, add the new member to the list of Faculty Members. Additional action items will depend on the role(s) they will be contributing to.


  • Add to private #training-faculty channel
  • Add to GitHubGitHub WordPress Organization & Learn Content Triage Group
    • You can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the #MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team in Slack for help with this.
  • https://make.wordpress.org/training – add as Editor

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