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):
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.