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New Faculty Program


The New Faculty Program (NFP) offers multiple opportunities for tenure track and contract faculty to jumpstart their careers at the U. The program helps faculty build their capacities in research, teaching, community engagement, career advancement, and leadership.

Registration and Schedule

Involvement and Completion

  • Each event/program is assigned a value (NFP unit) that can be used toward receiving a letter of recognition from the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs. A total of eight (8) NFP units is required to receive VPFAA recognition.

  • Please track your activity using this record of involvement. When your involvement has reached a minimum of eight (8) NFP units, email the completed document to Janelle Nivensnivens@umn.edu. A letter of recognition from the VPFAA will be sent to your office address after we review your materials at the conclusion of the semester in which you completed your activities.


Please address any questions about the program to Janelle Nivens, nivens@umn.edu.