Support for New Faculty

There is a learning curve with any new job and TEFD strives to support all faculty who are new to UMass Amherst through a variety of first-year programs.

New Faculty Orientation and Resources

The Office of Faculty Development sponsors a large-scale orientation in August and a smaller orientation for new faculty in January of each academic year. We encourage faculty to use our New Faculty Quick Start Guide to acclimate themselves to UMass Amherst.

First Year, First Friday Series

The primary aim of these informal breakfasts is to provide an opportunity for faculty who are new to UMass Amherst to learn from one another as they share their practices and experiences.