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 What is the New Faculty Academy?

This is a year-long program with monthly events aimed at enhancing new faculty’s long-term career success at CSUN. These events range from panels, workshops, and even informal lunches and socials. In addition, we will learn valuable time management and balance skills through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

This program is ideal for first year faculty (tenure-track and lecturers) as well as “newer” faculty hired during the pandemic in the past 3 years. Upon successful completion of the New Faculty Academy, you will earn a certificate from Faculty Development that can be added to your future evaluation and rehiring materials (e.g., Personnel Information File/PIF).

 Program Objectives

New faculty will have the opportunity to develop critical faculty skills such as: planning your semester, time management, developing the art of saying no, engaging in healthy conflict, developing a writing practice, cultivating an academic network, and managing stress and rejection. By the end of this year, faculty who complete all of the required parts of the program should be able to:

  • Recognize & use the most critical information to navigate the first years at CSUN effectively;
  • Distinguish the resources and campus efforts that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Create authentic connections and relationships with students, faculty, staff, and essential campus partners;
  • Implement strategies that will increase confidence and wellbeing as a CSUN faculty member;
  • Identify and affirm the multiple identities of our campus community.

 Year-Long Topics & Activities

Each month a session will be offered, one on-campus and one virtually. Participants seeking a completion certificate, in addition to attending the monthly sessions, will also be invited to join a Canvas course to complete asynchronous activities. Topics may include:

  • Selecting HR Benefits & Payroll Workshop
  • Equity Minded Teaching featuring CSUN Student Panel
  • Service Opportunities Fair
  • Navigating Struggles and Conflict featuring CSUN Faculty Panel
  • New Faculty Reconnect in January
  • Active Learning Teaching Strategies
  • Research Collaboration Speed Dating
  • Wellbeing Workshop
  • End of the Year Celebration

 Apply to Join the 2022-2023 New Faculty Academy

Are you ready to commit to creating a positive community with an interdisciplinary group of newer faculty to achieve the above program objectives? While spots are limited, faculty hired during the pandemic are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to first year faculty hired in fall 2022. Once you are accepted, you will receive an email from the co-facilitators Nayan Ramirez (New Faculty Foundations Fellow) and Marcy De Veaux (Associate Director of Faculty Development) and be invited to join the complementary Canvas course. 


 Schedule - Fall 2022

The New Faculty Academy monthly events are intended to serve faculty who will participate in the year-long program. However, new faculty who wish to attend a single event are welcome. The first session in September will welcome and orient all participants. For remaining workshops this fall, all virtual sessions are Fridays at 1:00 and on-campus sessions are on Wednesday or Tuesday at 11:00. Each monthly event requires a RSVP, the link will be posted on this website at the beginning of each month.

September: Selecting HR Benefits & Payroll Workshop

  • In-person: Wednesday, September 7, 11:00am-12:30pm, University Library, Room 16  (Lower Garden Level)
  • Zoom: Friday, September 9, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Strategy & Tools: Every Semester Needs a Plan

October: Equity Minded Teaching feat. Student Panel

  • In-person: Tuesday, October 11th, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Zoom: Friday, October 14, 1:00-2:30pm

November: Service Opportunities Fair

  • In-person: Wednesday, November 2, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Zoom: Friday, November 4, 1:00-2:30pm

December: Navigating Struggles and Conflict feat. Faculty Panel

  • In-person: Tuesday, December 6, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Zoom: Friday, December 9, 1:00-2:30pm