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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is an annual event facilitated by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for new tenure-track, tenured, and term faculty members. This orientation provides interaction and information on teaching, research/creative activity, and life at the University of Minnesota.

This year we will host ongoing sessions for new faculty throughout the semester starting with a virtual welcome program where they will be introduced to Provost Croson and learn about resources to kickstart their careers at the University. This first meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 starting at 9 a.m. Tentative schedule below, details forthcoming.

New faculty will receive an email invitation to NFO in July when registration opens. Please feel free to email vpfaa@umn.edu at any point during the year to ensure that a faculty member's name is on our invitation list.

In addition to New Faculty Orientation sessions, our office hosts the New Faculty Program. Faculty are welcome to participate in this program during the first five years of their career at the University.

Monday, August 31, 2020
9:00am
Welcome
Rachel Croson, executive vice president & provost
9:30am
Navigating the University
Rebecca Ropers, Faculty & Academic Affairs
10:00am
Break
10:15am
Diversity is Everyone’s Business
Michael Goh, Office for Equity & Diversity
11:00am
Teaching and Learning at the University
Staff, Center for Educational Innovation
11:35am
Introduction to Ongoing Development Opportunities