New Faculty Institute

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

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from the provost

Welcome to Towson University 

On behalf of the entire university community, I offer you a warm welcome to Towson University.

TU is a strong and vibrant institution focused on providing opportunities that facilitate the success of students. With celebrated roots in teacher education and a tradition of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, health professions, business, and fine arts, TU is recognized as a top public university in the nation.  Embedded in this distinction is a commitment from our respected faculty and dedicated staff to create rich scholarly and professional opportunities for every learner within our diverse community of nearly 23,000 students.

The second largest university in the state of Maryland, TU is unique because teaching and engaging students in research, creative activity, and experiential learning is the primary focus of our faculty. As evidence of this, Towson University has received more University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Awards than any other system institution for two consecutive years. These awards have been for teaching, research, mentoring, and public service. I am certain that you will build upon the foundation of faculty excellence that your colleagues have established in creating exceptional learning opportunities for TU students, and I am very pleased that you have joined us at TU.

Sincerely,

David A. Vanko, Ph.D.
Interim Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 

About the (Full-Time Faculty) Program 

The New Faculty Institute (NFI) program was designed to assist new full-time faculty and librarians with the transition to their new roles on campus. 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.

The program is comprised of orientation events and technology trainings before the start of the fall semester as well as a series of workshop offerings throughout the academic year to equip new faculty and librarians with the tools and information needed to successfully acclimate you to our campus community. 

Workshops

In addition to the orientation sessions and technology trainings, full-time faculty and librarians are invited to attend a series of workshops throughout their first year which address various current and related topics relevant to classroom instruction, policies, procedures, and professional development. 

Separate invitations to each session will be sent electronically in advance of each event.

Workshop session details
Workshop #1: Student Success Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m)
Workshop #2: Faculty Success Part I Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 (12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Workshop #3: Faculty Success Part II Friday, March 29, 2019 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)