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 seven goals:

  1. To build community across campus through cross-disciplinary professional development.
  2. To engage the Jesuit Catholic mission of the university from our own identities and perspectives.
  3. To explore the art of balancing teaching, scholarship, and service. 
  4. To model effective teaching practices.
  5. To gain an awareness of the ethical and applied legal context of working in higher education (in a follow-up session).
  6. To discuss University-level expectations around rank and tenure (in a follow-up session). 
  7. To discuss ways to thrive as a non-tenure-track faculty member at SU (in a follow-up session).

Contact Us

Email: NFI@seattleu.edu

Phone: (206) 296-2144

NFI 2020

To accommodate the early start date to Fall Quarter, NFI 2020 will comprise two half-days and one follow-up session prior to the start of the quarter, then five further sessions spread out in Fall and Winter Quarters.

The NFI Planning Team of faculty has created a flipped program such that information components will be available online so that we can devote time together to activity and discussion. NFI this year will be delivered entirely remotely to allow participants maximum flexibility.

Dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 1 | 9:30–12:45 | NFI Day 1
  • Thursday, September 3 | 9:30–12:15 | NFI Day 2

Follow-up sessions:

  • Friday, September 4 | 2:00–3:30 | Legal session
  • Friday, September 25 | 3:30–5:00 | Work/Life Balance session
  • Friday, October 9 | 3:30–5:00 | Student perspectives on studying at SU
  • Friday, October 23 | 3:30–5:00 | Faculty perspectives on teaching at SU
  • Friday, January 22 | 3:30–5:00 | Thriving as a non-tenure-track faculty member
  • Friday, January 29 | 3:30–5:00 | University rank and tenure panel