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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will take place during Faculty First Week August 19-23, 2019. 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. 

2019 New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Syllabi Guidelines

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. 

Inevitably, difficult and sometimes uncomfortable situations will arise during the course of interactions with students or others on campus. Vice Provost Amy Miller on the Hattiesburg campus and Associate Professor Ken Zantow on the Gulf Park campus will provide information on how to approach and resolve such unanticipated occurrences ranging from academic integrity violations or disruptions in the classroom to awkward personal disclosures or professional disagreements. The discussion will include valuable on-campus resources and strategies for successful resolution.

Register for one of these options:

  • Gulf Park (Library 204): Tuesday, October 15, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
  • Hattiesburg (IC 319): Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:45-11:00 a.m.
  • Hattiesburg (IC 319): Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
  • Hattiesburg (IC 319): Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:00-4:45 p.m.
  • Hattiesburg (IC 319): Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

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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.

Panelists: Dr. Jacob Breland (Management), Dr. Matthew Donahue (Chemistry), Dr. Joyce Inman (English), Dr. Jennifer Regan (Biological Sciences), Dr. Lachel Story (Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice), Dr. Joseph Weinberg (Political Science)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1:15-2:45 p.m.

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This session expands on New Faculty Orientations 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.

Tuesday February 11, 2020, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

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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.

Friday April 17, 2020, 1:00-2:00

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