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). You may register to attend the New Faculty Foundations Monthly Lunch Gatherings below.

2020 Monthly Networking Lunches

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 over lunch. 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 third year review.

All networking lunches will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in 2210 Lurie Engineering Center.*
*Update: All March & April 2020 networking lunches will be held online, please register to receive the video conferencing link.

Click Here to Register for New Faculty Lunches (Tenure/Tenure-Track)
Click Here to Register for New Lecturers’ Meetups


Resources for Lecturers (click here)
Resources for Tenure-Track / Tenured Faculty (click here)

Past Programs

College of Engineering New Faculty Orientation
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
The orientation will include welcome remarks from Dean Alec Gallimore & Associate Dean Michael Wellman. In addition, sessions will focus on teaching inclusively in engineering, starting a research group, identifying research resources, and identifying strategies for being a successful new engineering faculty member. There will also be opportunities for participants to interact with current engineering students and faculty.

New Faculty Reception with Engineering Deans and Department Chairs
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lurie Engineering Center, Masco Commons

College of Engineering Inclusive Course Design
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Michigan League, Michigan Room