The University of Massachusetts Amherst

First Year, First Friday

First Year, First Friday (FYFF) 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 refreshments are served, and time is set aside for conversing with your colleagues.

FYFF 2022-23 Schedule

Monthly sessions are from 9:00-10:30 am in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Room 2601

September 9 – Making the Most of Your First Year  
October 7 – Priorities, Planning and Time Management  
November 4 – Developing a Mentor Network: Identifying and Mapping Your Mentoring Needs   
December 2 – Renewing Spring Courses through Reflecting on the Fall  
February 10 –  Research and Public Engagement at UMass 
March 3 – Designing and Facilitating Engaging Courses with Technology
April 7 – You Are Almost There: Planning for the Summer