Welcome new S&T faculty! This page contains resources for new and early career faculty. We define "new and early career" faculty as pre-promotion and pre-tenure faculty who have been on campus for 1-5 years (typically before your first promotion).
Both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty are welcome to attend all new and early career faculty events.
A Canvas course called S&T New Faculty Resources is also set up with a variety of resources. If you need access, please contact email@example.com. Early career faculty searching for professional development travel funds should visit the ECFF Development Grants page.
Here is a checklist for New Faculty with links to resources to help you get acclimated to campus your first year:
Every August, a two-day orientation for faculty new to the institution is held. Topics covered include acclimating to campus, teaching resources, leadership and campus organization, meeting with the deans, library resources, introduction to sponsored research, and the tenure process and expectations. The schedule of events for Fall 2021 is listed below. Unless otherwise noted below, all sessions take place in Curtis Laws Wilson Library Room 202.
Twice a month during the academic year, all early career faculty are invited to a series of forums that meet for one hour at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and cover topics related to teaching, research and service specifically for this cohort. Scroll down for archived resources from previous events.
NOTE: Registration is limited to UM-System faculty, staff, and students only.
|1/26/2022||How Do Students Learn? / Writing Center||Library 202||Register|
|2/9/2022||Successful Promotion and Tenure: A Peer Perspective||Library 202||Register|
|2/23/2022||Research Center Directors||Library 202||Register|
|3/9/2022||What's Important to Know about Copyright, Patent, and Innovation?||Library 202||Register|
|3/23/2022||Writing a Research Proposal||Library 202||Register|
|4/6/2022||Digital Literacy for Canvas: Getting Ready for Fall Classes||Library 202||Register|
|8/25/2021||Charting Your Path to Success: myVita||Library 202||Register|
Writing a Teaching Philosophy, mid-semester feedback, end of course evaluations
|9/22/2021||Advising 101: The Basics of Advising Students||Library 202||Register|
|9/22/2021||Chancellor's Reception [6-7 PM] - Havener, 204 / Carver-Turner Room||Havener Center 204|
|10/6/2021||Identifying Research Sponsors / Finding Funding Opportunities||Library 202||Register|
|10/20/2021||Scholarship of Teaching and Learning / CAFE Resources for Instructional Innovation||Library 202||Register|
|11/3/2021||Best Practices for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies||Library 202||Register|
|11/17/2021||Your Academic Portfolio + Third Year Review Process + Mentoring||Library 202||Register|
|12/1/2021||Leveraging Classroom and Research Technologies / Getting Ready for Spring Classes||Library 202||Register|
All faculty are encouraged to provide students with a course syllabus to emphasize the expectations that students must meet in order to be successful in the courses they are taking (expected learning outcomes, evaluation criteria, etc). For resources in constructing a syllabus that communicates clear expectations. See the archived resources below under "Setting Clear Expectations for Your Class."
In addition to the important information that is typically included in a course syllabus, all faculty are encouraged to include information provided by the Vice Provost of Academic Support linked here.
Review the "Preparing for Your Annual and Third-Year Review" FAQ Panel
myVita is the campus resource for documenting all of your achievements in teaching, research, and service. You'll use this system to prepare your dossiers for promotion and tenure. Find out more from the myVita Library resource and Scholars' Mine. To access past ECFF resources, visit our archive.
To access past ECFF resources, visit our archive.