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Upcoming New Faculty Orientation

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 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.

 Spring 2023 Details: Wednesday January 18th, 2023

All newly hired lecturer and tenure-track faculty starting their faculty appointment in spring 2023 are invited to attend our all-day virtual orientation event on Wednesday January 18th, 2023 from 10 AM - 3 PM. After you register you will receive a Zoom invitation. Before the event, you can explore resources in our New Faculty Handbook. 



  Fall 2022 Highlights

Wednesday August 24, 9:00am-5:00pm (on-campus; Extended University)

  • 9:00-10:00: New Faculty Breakfast with President Beck 
  • 10:00-12:00: Welcome to New Faculty Orientation, Human Resources, Information Technology 
  • 12:00-2:15: Lunch, Resource Fair; 25 critical offices new faculty need to know 
  • 2:15-2:45: California Faculty Association/Union 
  • 2:45-5:00: Who are our students and why be intentional about our teaching; 3 Teaching Workshops;

Day 1 Slides 


Thursday August 25, 9:00am-5:00pm (Virtual on Zoom)

  • 9:00-11:00: Meet your colleagues & CSUN Leadership Panel
  • 11:00-12:45: New Faculty Handbook; Library Tour; Lunch Break
  • 12:45-2:45: Student Voices; 3 Teaching Workshops; Critical Teaching Policies
  • 2:45-5:00: Private Tech Tutor Session; Faculty Voices; Balance & Wellbeing

Day 2 Slides