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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will take place August 10 - 11, 2020. Hosted by the Center for Faculty Development, this event will provide new faculty with essential information for starting the new 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 current faculty. 

2020 New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Syllabi Guidelines and Recommendations

First Year Foundations

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. New faculty should plan to attend these required events. 

2020 - 2021 First - Year Foundations Program

Fall Sessions

This panel will discuss first steps in creating pre-tenure, promotion, and tenure dossiers, as well as what to expect at each stage. Panelists from a wide range of disciplines will showcase dossiers, and answer questions about how to prepare for USM’s promotion and tenure processes.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 pm

David Cochran, Professor, School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences
Joyce Inman, Associate Professor, School of Humanities
Marlene Naquin, Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Wei Wang, Associate Professor, School of Marketing

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this panel to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi

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Spring Sessions

This session expands on New Faculty Orientation’s Campus Connections. Representatives from various service units on campus will share more about the ways that you can connect your students to opportunities on campus. Re-connect with the New Student and Retention Programs, Center for Pathway Experiences, Career Services, Speaking Center, Writing Center, Nationally Competitive Programs, and the Center for Community Engagement.

Registration coming soon.

This gathering provides an opportunity to reflect upon the academic year and share directly with the provosts your experience, ask any lingering questions, and convey your professional aspirations for success at USM and beyond.

Registration coming soon.

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #9638
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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