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.
  6. To explain University-level expectations around rank and tenure for tenure-track NFI participants (in a follow-up session). 


NFI 2019 timing 

NFI 2019 will take place on Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11. 

Separately, Faculty Services runs a "nuts-and-bolts" orientation twice prior to NFI, so you can choose the date that best suits you. Dates will be forthcoming.

This means you will have clarified logistical issues early and so will be better able to focus on your own professional development as a faculty member at Seattle University during the two days of NFI. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Timing for 2018 was as follows:

Graphic summarizing events around NFI

NFI 2018

Sep 11 

Day One 
Chardin 142

Jesuit Reception
Arrupe Residence

Sep 12 

Day Two 
Chardin 142

Follow-up Sessions

Sep 28

Teaching in the Jesuit Tradition 
Boeing Room (LEML 122)
Oct 12
Thriving at SU as a Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member
ADMN 306 
Oct 19

Rank and Tenure Panel
ADMN 306 

REGISTRATION for these follow-up sessions will open in the summer. 

Contact Us

Email: NFI@seattleu.edu

Phone: (206) 296-2144