The University of Massachusetts Amherst

The First Year Faculty Workshop Series is a monthly forum for new and early-career faculty to connect with colleagues and to learn best practices for faculty success.

Each month, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty from across campus gather in person for a facilitated session on a particular area of interest. 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.

Coffee and food are served, and time is set aside for conversing with your colleagues.

Monthly sessions will be held in the Hadley Room or Room 905 in the Campus Center. Topics covered will include:

More Events for First Year Faculty & Librarians 

New Faculty & Librarians Walking Group

  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on September 29, October 24, and November 28 / W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Join us for a 30-minute morning walk around campus on the last Tuesdays of the month this semester! It’s a great way to start your day, get some exercise, and get to know each other. Walks will be hosted by Leyla Keough-Hameed (Office of Faculty Development) and Karen Whelan-Berry (CNS Faculty Development). Meet us at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library at 8:55 on 9/29, 10/24, and 11/28. Contact with questions.

Movie Night with New Faculty & Librarians, Amherst Cinema

Join us for a movie night at Amherst Cinema to connect with your colleagues outside of work. Partners and families are welcome. You can use your free ticket included in your faculty folder. Stay tuned for an announcement about the date and movie from Leyla Keough-Hameed. Contact with questions.

Tour of UMass Amherst Campus for First Year Faculty & Librarians

  • 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on October 2

On Oct. 2, 2023, Leyla Keough-Hameed, Director of Faculty Development will lead a walking campus tour for first year faculty and librarians to explore distinctive and distinguished features of UMass Amherst, the region, and its history and peoples. Faculty experts will greet us at stops around campus to tell us about UMass Amherst’s agricultural history, arboretum, Black presence, geologic history, green building, and Brutalist architecture.