Welcome to TU. New faculty members grow and thrive in our academic community.
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.
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 Office of the Provost.
NEW FACULTY orientation (ACADEMIC)
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.
NEW FACULTY orientation (LIBRARY)
This orientation session is for tenured/tenure-track, clinical faculty and librarians
and is typically held the third week in August each year.
NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY AND GRADuate ASSISTANT ORIENTATION
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.