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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.

2023 - 2024 Schedule

First Year Foundations will kick off the spring semester with a community building event called Meet & Eat on Friday, January 19th  from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in the CFD (International Center Room 319). We invite new faculty to bring their lunch and to meet in our space to enjoy lunch and continue building community among this cohort to enhance friendships and collegiality.

Meet and Eat - January 19, 2024 | Noon - 1:30 pm | Center for Faculty Development - IC 319 - RSVP Here

Continue building your community at Southern Miss by joining us for Cocktails & Conversations each month to network with other faculty and staff over appetizers provided by the sponsor. Dates and times are listed below. Locations and sponsors will be added as they are confirmed, and there's no registration required! Just come be social with us!

February 2 | Southern Prohibition (SoPro) | Sponsored by AAUP | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Upcoming dates - March 1, April 5, and May 3.

Planning ahead is the key to successfully navigating promotion and tenure. In this session, an overview of the milestones in the tenure and promotion process will be reviewed. We will talk through suggestions for setting goals to be on track for meeting tenure expectations and how to seek support to ensure your success.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Hybrid Session - International Center 319 & Zoom

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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