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Center for Faculty Development

Pursuing a Culture of Excellence

In support of the University of Southern Mississippi’s mission, vision, and values, the Center for Faculty Development prioritizes the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, leadership, and campus citizenship among the university community. The Center aims to provide holistic opportunities for educational and professional development by responding to current concerns and trends in higher education. The Center for Faculty Development builds cross-disciplinary and cross-campus community through activities and events that promote effective teaching, mentoring, exploration, and discovery.

Call for Applications | 2022 Programming


Celebrate First-Generation Faculty & Staff, November 8, 2021

Celebrate with us on November 8, 2021. Click here for more details!

2021 - 2022 First Year Foundations Program

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The First-Year Foundations Program (FYF) expands the training and conversations that start at New Faculty Orientation. This series aims to support new faculty in their teaching, research, and overall success as a new member of our Southern Miss community. All sessions are offered in a hybrid format—new faculty can attend in person in the CFD (International Center 319) or via Zoom. 

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Consultations and Observations

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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CFD Advisory Board

Teaching Innovation Grants

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Southern Miss faculty have earned the ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar designation.


The inaugural year for the Faculty Leadership Institute inspired by Vision 2020. 

The success of new faculty is prioritized through Orientation and First Year Foundation programming.