New Faculty Institute

Welcome to TU. New faculty members grow and thrive in our academic community.

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Towson University is committed to providing a comprehensive, organized program to help acclimate new faculty to the campus and community. The New Faculty Institute (NFI) is comprised of sessions and workshops that are intended to equip new faculty with tools and information needed to successfully transition into faculty roles. 

We hope that your transition into your new faculty role will be a smooth one. We encourage you to reach out to your chairperson and colleagues, particularly in these first several months, with any questions you may have.

New Faculty REsources

Faculty Resource Guides 

  • Faculty Resource Guide - this document contains a list of key departments/services that pertain to faculty on campus as well as the point of contact and contact information.
  • Faculty OTS Orientation - this site provides quick reference guides of Office of Technology (OTS) services and resources for new faculty.


New Faculty Institute is comprised of several events throughout the academic year that bring together new faculty and librarians to the university. NFI provides peer learning settings for understanding university climate and organization, using technology and instructional tools, and identfying key resources for being successful in the faculty role at TU.

Schedule of Events

In addition to New Faculty Orientation annually held during the third week of August, full-time faculty are offered a series of workshops throughout their first year which address various current and related topics relevant to classroom instruction, policies, procedures, and professional development. New Faculty Institute invitations/notifications of dates, registration and proper preparation are communicated via email through the Office of the Provost.


This orientation session is for tenured/tenure-track, clinical faculty and librarians, visiting faculty and lecturers.

  • Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) in the University Union Chesapeake Rooms


This orientation session is for tenured/tenure-track, clinical faculty and librarians.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) in the Towson Room, located in Cook Library (Rm. 507)


  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) in Liberal Arts, Rm. 4303
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) in Liberal Arts, Rm. 4303


Office of Technology Service (OTS) and PeopleSoft training will be combined and is strongly suggested for all faculty. A date/time and room location will be posted in the coming months.


This event is for tenured/tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, and librarians.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 (5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) in the West Village Commons Ballrooms and Lobby

2017-2018 Workshop series

A series of workshops will be hosted throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. Room locations and topics will be announced in the coming months.

These workshops are open to tenured/tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, and librarians.

  • New Faculty Workshop 1: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.) in the Minnegan Room
  • New Faculty Workshop 2: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • New Faculty Workshop 3: Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.) in the Minnegan Room