New Faculty Onboarding
The Center for Faculty Development offers programming to support orientation and onboarding of new tenure-track and lecturer faculty.
New Faculty Jump Start
Jump Start, our onboarding programming for new tenure-track faculty, consists of 4 phases (3 required, and 1 optional):
- Asynchronous onboarding programming in Canvas, July 20th through August 6th. Modular content focuses on teaching, RSCA, and service/leadership, including the foundations of understanding and navigating SJSU as an organizational culture.
- Synchronous programming, on campus, the week of August 7th. These are half-days of programming, focused on themes or questions--e.g., student success; Review, Tenure and Promotion (RTP); and Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA).
- Wednesday workshop series, Fall 2023. This is a lunchtime meeting series, with 9 sessions organized by CFD, and 4 sessions organized by faculty members' colleges. These sessions include introduction to different offices and services at SJSU as well as opportunities for faculty to converse and connect with each other.
- Optional Wednesday workshop meetings, Spring 2024. These are optional workshops that attend to topics new faculty specifically request. In past semesters, this has included workshops on RTP mini-reviews, IRB policy and procedure, and research development support offered through the Division of Research and Innovation.
Fall 2023 expected dates:
College Convenings: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 11/29
Common Convenings: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15
All meetings are 12-1:15 pm PT.
Please contact Deanna L. Fassett, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development, with any questions.
New Lecturer Welcome
New lecturer faculty will be invited to a synchronous welcome meeting on one of the pre-semester activities days, including sessions with University Personnel and representatives from the California Faculty Association. The Center for Faculty Development also maintains a collection of online, asynchronous support materials, available in Canvas.