Faculty Development

The Next New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Foundations: discover, connect, thrive

First, congratulations on your position! We are the Office of Faculty Development here to help you navigate this important career transition. This orientation program, called New Faculty Foundations serves all newly hired faculty (tenure-track and lecturers) for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Our vision is that newly hired faculty who engage with our program will embrace their first day on the job with:

  1. critical information needed for your position (with an emphasis on the first few months)
  2. a sense of connection to the campus community 
  3. increased confidence to begin your first weeks as a faculty member at CSUN

If you are a newly hired faculty member, can you take a moment now to RSVP to our 2020 New Faculty Foundations Program which will be taking place virtually the week before the semester begins. Please email us at facdev@csun.edu for date/time information. After you RSVP, we will provide you Zoom links for the event. 

Tenure-Track Faculty

Welcome!

We can't wait to meet you at our first orientation event. You should have been notified about this program by Faculty Affairs in your CSUN welcome materials. The Faculty Development team has completely redesigned this program in structure and delivery to accommodate the varied needs during this pandemic moment. For instance, while we've significantly reduced the synchronous time together in August (typically we have offered two or three day face-to-face events), we've also created a comprehensive New Faculty Foundations Canvas site. We will use this Canvas site to communicate with new faculty throughout the year. In addition, we will offer regular sessions in the Fall for us to gather, connect and continue learning what's needed to be successful in your new position. We've strategically stretched out information throughout the year so that you can learn about information as it becomes relevant. 

August Event Overview

Day 1

  • How the Office of Faculty Development guides you this first year
  • Meet Human Resources
  • Meet and learn from fellow CSUN faculty
  • Teaching practices and critical policies

Day 2

  • President Harrison's Welcome Address to the entire campus
  • California Faculty Association (CFA)
  • Leadership Panel
  • Now you are on your way

For more information please contact us at facdev@csun.edu

Lecturer Faculty

Welcome!

We can't wait to meet you at our first orientation event. We are thrilled you found this website so that you can sign-up for this program. The Faculty Development team has completely redesigned this program in structure and delivery to accommodate the varied needs during this pandemic moment. For instance, while we've significantly reduced the synchronous time together in August (typically we have offered two or three day face-to-face events), we've also created a comprehensive New Faculty Foundations Canvas site. We will use this Canvas site to communicate with new faculty throughout the year. In addition, we will offer regular sessions in the Fall for us to gather, connect and continue learning what's needed to be successful in your new position. 

August Event Overview

Day 1

  • How the Office of Faculty Development guides you this first year
  • Meet Human Resources
  • Meet and learn from fellow CSUN faculty
  • Teaching practices and critical policies

Day 2

  • President Harrison's Welcome Address to the entire campus
  • California Faculty Association (CFA)
  • Leadership Panel
  • Now you are on your way

For more information please contact us at facdev@csun.edu