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New Faculty Institute

Every year, the Faculty Center hosts the new cohort of faculty at the New Faculty Institute. The New Faculty Institute (NFI) consists of two kinds of activities. First, there is an orientation provided at the beginning of the fall semester, which is especially designed to help new faculty to be successful in their first semester as a lecturer or tenure-track faculty member. The institute also consists of a number of workshops that occur throughout the year, and will reconvene for two half-day retreats later in the academic year, with additional information and timely guidance. Workshop topics include teaching, research, networking, and campus resources. Sessions are held on Fridays and include lively discussions, panels, and even field trips! Fridays will include lunch and refreshments as well as an opportunity to interact with colleagues. Note: NFI will be held the first Friday of every month from 11:30-1:00p.m.

Upcoming New Faculty Institute Events                AY 18-19:

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Event Date(s)

New Faculty Institute                                                                                                                         

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday,  August 21 -22 & 24; Time TBD; KEL 2413

AY 18-19 NFI Schedule

1st Fridays from 11:30am - 1:00pm ( Lunch will be provided)

  • Sept 7
  • Oct 5
  • Nov 2
  • Dec 7
  • Feb 1
  • Mar 1
  • Apr 12 (2nd Friday due to spring break)
  • May 10 (End of First Year Celebration)

** Topics TBD but will cover first year RTP files, community engagement, service at CSUSM, as well as teaching and research topics 

Any questions please contact:

The Faculty Center - 

Sonia Perez -