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.

Programs and Events

The New Faculty Institute 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 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. Orientation is typically held the third week in August each year.

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.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

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.

NEW FACULTY WELCOME DINNER

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

We are firmly committed not only to recruiting more diverse faculty, but also to giving all of our faculty the tools they need in order to succeed. ”

TIMOTHY J.L. CHANDLER, PROVOST

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. 

2017-2018 Workshop series

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