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). 


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. This is a one-day event. You may choose one of two possible dates for this particular orientation, which happen to fall once before and once after NFI.

The Orientation for Faculty Services allows you to clarify logistical issues on a separate day so you 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 2019 is as follows:

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

Contact Us

Email: NFI@seattleu.edu

Phone: (206) 296-2144