New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an annual program facilitated by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for new tenure-track, tenured, and term faculty members. This orientation provides information on teaching, research/creative activity, and life at the University of Minnesota, as well as interaction with other new faculty.
This year’s orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 in the McNamara Alumni Center where faculty will learn about resources to kickstart their careers at the University. The schedule is forthcoming. Last year's schedule is listed below for reference.
If you are in the Medical School, consider signing up for one of the Medical School orientation sessions offered throughout the year as a complement to the New Faculty Orientation.
Our New Faculty Program is a year-long program with participation from many offices, which acknowledges engagement with professional development opportunities offered throughout the University. Faculty are welcome to participate in this program during the first five years of their career at the University.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with benefits and other employee resources, the University’s self-service web portal MyU, and information technology resources before you attend New Faculty Orientation.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
|8:30am||Welcome to the University of Minnesota
Rebecca Ropers, Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs
|9:00am||Introductions with Associate Vice Provost Ole Gram|
Rachel Croson, Executive Vice President & Provost
|10:15am||Navigating the University
Beth Lewis, Professor & Faculty Affairs Associate
|11:00am||Libraries as Information Solutions|
|11:30am||Becoming a Productive Researcher & Scholar|
|12:15pm||Lunch & Research Circles with Senior Scholars|
|1:30pm||Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Fernando Rodriguez, Director of MCAE
|2:15pm||Center for Educational Innovation|
|3:45pm||Walk to Campus Club|
|4:00pm||Information Fair & Social Hour
Catered reception at the Campus Club