New Faculty Academy

New Faculty Academy

New Faculty Academy is a series of workshops over the course of the academic year.  It is programmed and hosted by the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. 

The objectives of New Faculty Academy are threefold:

  • To provide an institutional framework that assists new multi-year contract faculty members in acclimating to the culture and governing policies of UNCSA
  • To introduce the group to important processes embedded in their success as faculty, including peer evaluation, contract reappointment, and rank promotion
  • To acquaint new faculty members with support systems including the Teaching and Learning Center and the Kenan Institute

 New Multi-Year Contract faculty are required to attend all sessions of the New Faculty Academy.  Participation is considered professional development and is part of faculty service.

2018-19 Events:

  • August 7 (Tuesday), 2:15-8 p.m. – New Faculty Orientation
    • Initial meeting with short informational sessions from the Provost, Vice Provosts, General Counsel, and HR (Title IX) followed by a dinner including administrators
  • September 12 (Wednesday), 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    • Campus Police session to address general services, emergencies, ALICE training, CLERY, Campus Police conference room
  • October 10 (Wednesday), 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    • Kenan lunch, Creative Community Lab
  • November 14 (Wednesday), 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    • Library session with new University Librarian/library staff
  • January 9 (Wednesday), 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    • Faculty Affairs overview, with information about contract reappointment, faculty rank, and Interfolio
  • February
    • Individual class/studio observations with Nancy Polk
    • Each faculty member to schedule his/her own appointment for Nancy to observe teaching of a class, lesson, coaching, etc.
  • March 20 (Wednesday), 12:45-1:45 p.m.
    • Wrap-up session 

**Session topics and details are subject to change. All Wednesday sessions are projected to be held in the standing faculty meeting time of 12:45-1:45 p.m. to facilitate attendance of faculty from all UNCSA schools and departments.