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.

Programs and Events

The New Faculty Institute (NFI) hosts 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 identifying key resources for being successful in the faculty role at TU.

New Faculty Institute (NFI)  invitations and notifications of dates, registration and proper preparation are communicated via email from the .


This orientation session is for tenured/tenure-track, clinical faculty and librarians, visiting faculty and lecturers. This year's session will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018


This orientation session is for tenured/tenure-track, clinical faculty and librarians and is typically held the third week in August each year.


This orientation session is typically held the third week in August each year.


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.


In addition to New Faculty Orientation events, 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. 

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

Workshop session date
Workshop #1 (Field House, Minnegan Room) Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m)
Workshop #2 (Field House, Minnegan Room) Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Workshop #3 (Field House, Minnegan Room) Friday, March 29, 2019 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)