New Faculty Onboarding

The Center for Faculty Development offers programming to support orientation and onboarding of new tenure-track and lecturer faculty.  
New Faculty Jump Start
Jump Start, our onboarding programming for new tenure-track faculty, consists of 4 phases (3 required, and 1 optional):  
  1. Asynchronous onboarding programming in Canvas, beginning with their early start date of 7/20, through 8/8.  Modular content focuses on teaching, RSCA, and service/leadership, including the foundations of reading and navigating SJSU as an organizational culture.
  2. Synchronous programming in Zoom, the week of 8/9.  These are half-days of programming, focused on themes or questions--e.g., student success; Review, Tenure and Promotion (RTP); and Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA).  
  3. Wednesday workshop series, Fall 2021.  This is a lunchtime meeting series, with 8 sessions organized by CFD, and 4 sessions organized by faculty members' colleges.  These sessions include introduction to different offices and services at SJSU and include opportunities for faculty to converse and connect with each other.
  4. Optional Wednesday workshop meetings, Spring 2022.  These are optional workshops that attend to topics new faculty specifically request.  In past semesters, this has included workshops on RTP mini-reviews, IRB policy and procedure, and research development support offered through the Division of Research and Innovation.
Fall 2021 expected dates: 
College Convenings: 9/8, 10/6, 11/10, 12/1
Common Convenings:  9/1, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17
All meetings are 12-1:15 pm PT.
New Lecturer Welcome
New lecturer faculty will be invited to a synchronous welcome meeting on one of the pre-semester activities days, including sessions with University Personnel and representatives from the California Faculty Association.  The Center for Faculty Development is also developing a collection of online, asynchronous support materials, available for Fall 2021.