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Upcoming New Faculty Orientation

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Congratulations on securing your new faculty position at CSUN and welcome! This is an exciting moment and we are thrilled you selected CSUN as your career home. On behalf of the Office of Faculty Development, it is our unique honor to be the welcoming team that will help orient you to our vibrant CSUN community through a comprehensive suite of programming called New Faculty Foundations. New Faculty Orientation is one of four programs we offer to support faculty's early success at CSUN.

 Program Objectives

Each semester we host a formal orientation program for all newly hired tenure-track and lecturer faculty as part of our New Faculty Foundations programming. Our vision is that newly hired faculty who attend this orientation event will embrace the first day on the job with:

  1. The most critical information to effectively navigate the first weeks at CSUN;
  2. Clarity about resources and campus efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  3. Authentic connections and relationships with students, faculty, leaders, staff and essential campus partners;
  4. Increased confidence & wellbeing to kickstart your role as a CSUN faculty member;
  5. Affirmation of the multiple identities of our community in order to result with faculty belonging.

 Tenure-Track New Faculty Orientation: August 13-August 16, 2024

All newly hired tenure-track faculty starting their faculty appointment in 2024-2025 will be invited to attend our upcoming New Faculty Orientation (Tuesday, August 13 to Friday, August 16, 2024). You will soon receive an email from Faculty Development with important steps to complete before the event. In the meantime, you can now begin to explore resources in our New Faculty Handbook. 


 Lecturer New Faculty Orientation: August 21, 2024

All newly hired lecturer faculty (aka, part-time, adjunct) starting their faculty appointment in Fall 2024 are invited to attend our one-day virtual New Faculty Orientation to take place Wednesday August 21st, 2024 on Zoom. The orientation is tentatively scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the schedule will be finalized in the coming weeks. Your department may have notified you about this event. In the meantime, you can now begin to explore resources in our New Faculty Handbook.