Who attends New Faculty Orientation?
All new faculty teaching one are more courses at HSU are welcome to participate in all phases of new faculty orientation. Participation by all new full time faculty is expected and .5 part-time faculty participation is highly encouraged. There may be some sessions, such as the session on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, in which part-time faculty may choose to not attend.
What is the HSU New Faculty Orientation Program?
The HSU New Faculty Orientation (NFO) program is designed to warmly welcome new faculty to all aspects of life at HSU. The Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching sponsors this interactive, informative, and essential introduction to life at HSU for ALL new full and part-time faculty.
Humboldt State University supports new faculty by offering three phases of orientation:
- A fully-online asynchronous welcome workshop
- New Faculty Orientation (one and a half-day event, August 15 & 16, 2011)
- New Faculty Orientation Seminar (weekly meetings time and place TBA)
Asynchronous workshop beginning early summer (date TBA):
Participants will have an early opportunity to establish a community of practice with each other as well as the professionals that will support them. This flexible fully-online workshop offers a foundation for the subsequent phases of the orientation by introducing technologies, policies, and services that support learning and teaching before the pressures of fall semester begin.
New Faculty Orientation (NFO): Monday, August 15 & Tuesday, August 16, 2011
New Faculty Orientation Seminar (NFO Seminar): Weekly meetings during fall semester
Your cohort of new faculty will have the opportunity to continue meeting throughout the semester (date and times TBA). The NFO Seminar will allow for more in-depth discussion of topics vital to new faculty throughout the course of the semester; it will provide you what you need when you need it. Participation in both the two-day orientation and the NFO Seminar is expected of all new tenure-track faculty and highly encouraged for all faculty at a .5 time base or more. In order to support new faculty participation in the two-day NFO and the NFO seminar, new faculty members’ active participation in the NFO seminar will count as most or all of your collateral duties for your first semester.
Resource Guide for New Faculty
Check out the Brief Guide for New Faculty