We're delighted that you are joining Seattle University!

These webpages are designed to help you with your orientation as a new faculty member, and are intended to complement your experiences in our New Faculty Institute (NFI). NFI is organized by a planning team made up of representatives from the colleges on behalf of the Provost. 

NFI has six goals:

  1. To build community across campus through cross-disciplinary conversation.
  2. To explore the Jesuit Catholic mission of the university.
  3. To reflect on and discuss the art of balancing teaching, scholarship, and service. 
  4. To model and discuss effective teaching practices.
  5. To gain an awareness of key legal implications of working in higher education (in a follow-up session).
  6. To explain University-level expectations around rank and tenure for tenure-track NFI participants (in a follow-up session). 

Contact Us

Email: NFI@seattleu.edu

Phone: (206) 296-2144

NFI 2020 timing

NFI 2020 is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9 in Chardin 142. Additional information will be posted here by Spring 2020. We are looking forward to meeting you!

NFI 2019

NFI 2019 took place on Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11 this year. 

Separately, Faculty Services ran a "nuts-and-bolts" orientation. This was a one-day event. Faculty were asked to choose one of two possible dates for this particular orientation, which happened to fall once before and once after NFI.

The Orientation for Faculty Services allowed faculty to clarify logistical issues on a separate day so they were better able to focus on their own professional development as a faculty member at Seattle University during the two days of NFI.

Timing for 2019 was as follows:

Chart showing dates and purposes of NFI and other key events for new faculty