The 2017 New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will take place on August 10th and 11th.  Hosted by the Center for Faculty Development, this event will provide new faculty with essential information for starting the academic year. At NFO, new faculty members will learn about important policies and offices, participate in workshops on topics relevant to their immediate needs, and talk with administrators and faculty about any questions they have. 

On Thursday, August 10, all new faculty members will meet on the Hattiesburg campus in Scianna Hall beginning at 8:30 am and ending with a reception from 5:00-6:30 pm.

On Friday, August 11, new faculty will continue the NFO on their home campus, either Gulf Park or Hattiesburg. That morning, faculty will get tours of campus and spend time talking with the librarians about services provided by the University Libraries to support faculty work.  On the afternoon of August 11, faculty on each campus will meet with their college Deans’ offices for a college-level orientation.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Cooper, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development at bonnie.cooper@usm.edu or by calling 601-266-4688.      

New Faculty Orientation 2016

Orientation Schedule

Printable schedule

 8:30 Check-In and Coffee

 Scianna Hall Lock Commons

 8:55 Opening Scianna Hall 1046
 9:00 University Welcome

 Scianna Hall 1046

 9:15 Academic Affairs: Transitions and Aspirations Scianna Hall 1046
 9:45 Research Highlights and Office of Vice President for Research Scianna Hall 1046
 10:00 Break Scianna Hall 1046
 10:15   The Southern Miss Student Body Scianna Hall 1046
 11:00 Creating a Safe and Inclusive Campus Scianna Hall 1046
 11:45 University Police Department Scianna Hall 1046
 12:15 LUNCH and Presentations

 Scianna Hall Lock Commons

 1:30 Immediate Technology Needs

 Scianna Hall 2016 / 1015

 2:30 Teaching Panel: Building a Good Class

 Scianna Hall 1014

 3:15 Teaching Panel: Motivating and Engaging Your Students

 Scianna Hall 1014

 4:00 Panel: Setting Your Research Agenda: People and Offices to Know

 Scianna Hall 1015

 4:00 Panel: Making the Most of Your Year as a Visiting Faculty Member

 Scianna Hall 1014

 5:00 New Faculty Reception

 Scianna Hall Lock Commons

 8:30 OPTIONAL Campus Tour Cook Library Art Gallery
 9:30 Small Group Meetings with Librarians Cook Library (various)
 10:30 Resource Fair: Getting Your Business Done Cook Library, Room 123
 11:45 LUNCH and Three Minute Moments Cook Library Art Gallery
 1:00 College Orientations 
         Arts and Letters


         Business TBD
         Education and Psychology TBD
         Health TBD
         Nursing TBD
         Science and Technology TBD
 8:30 Coffee Gulf Park Library 204
 9:00 Campus Tour 
 9:30 Meet with Librarians Gulf Park Library 204
 10:30 Introduction to Student Resources Gulf Park Library 204
 11:00 Staff Introductions 
 12:00 Lunch with Vice President Gulf Park and Vice Provost Gulf Park 
 1:00 College Orientations