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New Faculty Institute

New Faculty Institute

We're delighted that you are joining Seattle University!

These webpages are designed to help you with your orientation as a new faculty member, and are intended to complement your experiences in our New Faculty Institute (NFI). NFI is organized by a planning team made up of representatives from the colleges on behalf of the Provost. 

NFI has six goals:

  1. To build community across campus through cross-disciplinary conversation.
  2. To explore the Jesuit Catholic mission of the university.
  3. To reflect on and discuss the art of balancing teaching, scholarship, and service. 
  4. To model and discuss effective teaching practices.
  5. To gain an awareness of key legal implications of working in higher education.
  6. To explain University-level expectations around rank and tenure for tenure-track NFI participants (in a follow-up session). 


NFI 2018 is provisionally set for Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7. 

Separately, a "nuts-and-bolts" orientation run by Faculty Services takes place twice, so you can choose the date that best suits you: 
For 2018, these are provisionally set for Wed, Sep 5 in HUNT 110 or Mon, Sep 10 in HUNT 100.