First Year, First Friday Series

A monthly forum for learning best practices for faculty success

Each month, new faculty from across campus gather for a facilitated session on a particular area of interest to the first year. Topics include supporting student success, how to find funding, developing a mentoring network, and much more! Come join us for presentations by knowledgeable colleagues and discussion.

All sessions take place via Zoom from 9:00 - 10:30 am.  Each session is on the first Friday of the month, except for April which meets on the first Thursday.

Sept. 4 - Setting the Stage for the year ahead and begin to build community!   
Oct. 2 - How will I know if it's really working? Course Reflection Strategies for the Busy Professor.
Nov. 6 - Your Scholarly Activities: expectations and time management 
Dec. 4 - Finding Research and Writing Support for a Successful Spring Semester 
Feb. 5 - Developing a Mentor Network: Identifying and Mapping Your Mentoring Needs 
Mar. 5 - Assessing Your Teaching: Reviewing and Reflecting  
April 1 - Engaging in your Department: what is your role this first year?

You can also check our events calendar for all OFD and campus events for faculty.