New Faculty Orientation is provided to all new tenure-track faculty and one-year visiting faculty. It is held prior to the annual Convocation event before the start of each academic year. This workshop introduces faculty to their role as faculty members and defines priorities in terms of university expectations for teaching, research and service. The workshop's activities complement the separate sessions provided by the colleges/schools and by departments. In addition to providing an overview of university resources, this workshop offers new faculty the opportunity to meet faculty leaders in governance and diversity. A proposal-writing workshop is also provided to enable new faculty to utilize grant opportunities in their first or second year.
Paid Leave Workshops are provided to faculty in support of tenure and promotion. Sessions are offered in May and September to acquaint faculty with leave policy and includes topics such as eligibility, salary replacement, and proposal-writing formats. Faculty who are planning a leave are strongly encouraged to attend one of these workshops.
Tenure and Promotion Orientation is offered in May to all eligible faculty. This session is by invitation only and is focused on preparing the submission packet of tenure and promotion materials. A member of the University Board on Promotion and Tenure (UBPT) is included in the presentations and is available to address questions.