New Faculty Foundations

The New Faculty Foundations Program provides both a community for new faculty in the College of Engineering (CoE) and resources for new faculty success. The program is coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, in cooperation with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin).

New Faculty Orientation

The College of Engineering (CoE) New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will be an online offering that is separated into 2 distinct parts.

Part 1 of CoE NFO is a Canvas course available to new faculty starting August 4, 2023. We recommend setting aside 7 hours to review the Canvas materials by August 22, 2023. 

These materials provide asynchronous self-paced modules including the following information: 

    • Overview of the College of Engineering from Deans Ceccio & Liu 
    • Highlights of U-M policies and standard practices
    • Resources on teaching including inclusive course design
    • Perspectives on faculty and student life from members of the CoE community
    • Strategies for starting a research group and identifying research resources
    • Strategies for navigating within the College of Engineering as a lecturer
    • Creation of an action plan to support the synthesis of all resources within the Canvas site

If you need an invitation to the Canvas site, please email coe-new-faculty-training@umich.edu for assistance.

Part 2 of CoE NFO is an in-person gathering for faculty to meet colleagues, address their concerns, and discuss their action plans for the fall term. This is on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 from 12 pm – 5 pm.

All new faculty are also encouraged to attend the University-wide New Faculty Orientation session held at the Michigan League on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

Monthly Gatherings

Establishing connections with colleagues is an essential element to new faculty success. As a part of the New Faculty Foundations program, engineering faculty will have the opportunity to informally gather with their peers. Participants will respond to a survey to indicate preferred discussion topics for these sessions. Topics may include discovering best practices for teaching and learning, supporting students in distress, mentoring graduate students, preparing your first grant, and preparing for your annual review.

All new faculty will receive calendar invites in early fall for all Monthly Gathering events. Please RSVP to the calendar event if you plan to attend.  

For information about the NFF monthly gatherings, please email coe-new-faculty-training@umich.edu

Winter 2024 Schedule

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Month Lecturers Research and Tenure Track Faculty
January 2024 Supporting Neurodivergent Students presented by ASAP (Academic Support & Access Partnerships)
Monday, January 29, 1-2 pm
Online via Zoom 
February 2024 Writing the Annual Report
Thursday, February 1, 9-10 am
Online via Zoom
N/A
Active Learning in Engineering: What Works, Why, and How
Monday, February 5, 10-11 am
Online via Zoom 
Introduction to Office of Associate Dean for Research
Monday, February 12, 1-2 pm
Hybird: In-person & Online via Zoom
Location: 2210 LEC (Lurie Engineering Center)
March 2024 All Faculty Community Dialogue: Equity-centered Engineering & Equity-focused Teaching
Tuesday, March 12, 9:45-11 am
In-person
Location: 3360 GG Brown (C-SED Collaboration Space)
April 2024 N/A Preparing for Third-Year Review
Monday, April 1, 1-2 pm
Hybird: In-person & Online via Zoom
Location: Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center

Past Fall 2023 Schedule

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Month Lecturers Research and Tenure Track Faculty
September 2023 Community Dialogue: Meet Your Colleagues
Wednesday, September 13, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center
In-person
Community Dialogue: Meet Your Colleagues
Monday, September 11, 1 – 2:30 pm
Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center
In-person
October 2023 Generative AI at U-M
Monday, October 2, 1 – 2:30 pm
Virtual via Zoom
November 2023 Teaching with Technology (Workshop by CAEN)
Tuesday, November 7, 1-2 pm
Hybrid: In-person & Online via Zoom
Location: 1620 Beyster
Recruiting Graduate Students
Monday, November 20, 3-4 pm
Online via Zoom
December 2023 Supporting Students in Distress
Monday, December 11, 1-2 pm
Online via Zoom