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Programs for New Faculty

The Office of the Provost is committed to helping new faculty make a successful transition to North Dakota State University.

New Faculty Orientation

The Office of the Provost hosts a day-long orientation program for new faculty the week before the start of the new academic year.

New Faculty Workshops

The Office of the Provost offers workshops throughout the year for new faculty to help orient them to campus-wide culture and to support their professional development. These workshops are designed to follow up new faculty orientation with additional information and resources. Faculty hired within the last three years are invited to attend all the workshops as their schedule allows.

Monday, November 2, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Hidatsa, MU. REGISTER NOW.
"Establishing Good Writing Habits," Andrew Mara, Miriam Mara (English)
This workshop is designed to help faculty improve their scholarly writing and productivity. In this workshop participants will learn tips for establishing good habits for scholarly writing.

Monday, December 7, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Hidatsa, MU. REGISTER NOW
"Promotion and Tenure Workshop," Canan Bilen-Green (Office of the Provost)
This workshop will provide new faculty with an overview of the promotion, tenure, and evaluation (PTE) process at NDSU as well as strategies to begin preparing their promotion and tenure portfolio.  As part of the workshop, participants will pick-up their PTE binder which contains instructions, forms, and required tabbed dividers.

Previous Workshops

Time Management WorkshopOne of the most challenging aspects of a faculty position is balancing all of the duties and obligations.  Time management skills are critical and in this workshop we talk about how to prioritize and manage your time.  We will consider aspects of work-life balance as well as balancing demands of teaching, research and service.Julia Bowsher, Wendy Reed (Biological Sciences)9/28/15Materials
Great Expectations: Connecting the DotsUnearth your own expectations and understand those of your department chair and other colleagues in order to acclimate and achieve success as a new faculty member. Kristine Paranica, NDSU Ombudsperson1-/7/15Materials

New Faculty Mentoring Program

The Office of the Provost organizes a campus-wide cohort mentoring program for new faculty.  Faculty are invited to participate in the program through third-year review at NDSU. This mentoring program is intended to complement any existing departmental or college mentoring programs. A cohort model with senior faculty overseeing a cohort of new faculty is used. The cohort mentoring program was developed through the National Science Foundation funded ADVANCE FORWARD program.

To participate in the mentoring program submit the online application form.

Other Faculty Programs and Resources

Faculty Luncheons

Peer Review of Teaching Program - through the Office of Teaching and Learning

Gear Up for Grants Seminars and Workshops - through the Office of Research and Creative Activity


Faculty Ombuds

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Last Updated: Monday, November 02, 2015 4:09:17 PM