Checklist for New Faculty – Welcome to UMaine! Please review this to-do list in your first days on campus. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation is a two-day event held in mid-August to welcome new faculty to UMaine, help them acclimate, and provide an opportunity to meet a range of academic leaders and fellow faculty. It features roundtables on instructional technology, research, advising, and DEI initiatives at UMaine. The August 2023 program is available here.
UMaine Faculty Development Workshop Series
The UMaine Faculty Development Workshops take place on Fridays from 12:00-1 p.m. throughout the academic year. This 13-part workshop series (see below), which is designed for recently-hired and early career faculty (including part-time faculty), but open to all interested faculty, has three aims: first, to offer a regular opportunity for faculty relatively new to UMaine to build relationships with colleagues across the university; second, to provide early career faculty with the resources (i.e., contacts, tools, skills, and habits of mind) to navigate academic life and find fulfillment at UMaine; and, third, to deepen connection and strengthen community by facilitating the interaction of new faculty and more experienced faculty and academic leaders through structured dialogue (e.g., thematic panels). Most UMaine Faculty Development Workshops are organized around the NCFDD “Core Curriculum” webinar series, supplemented with UMaine-specific resources and campus expertise.
For questions about this program, please contact the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development email@example.com