New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation

Each August and January, the Office of the Provost hosts New Faculty Orientation (NFO) to help arriving colleagues identify and make use of the many resources available to support their work, and to become familiar with UNM policies and processes. New faculty should consult the Office for Academic Personal New Faculty Page for first steps!

For new lecturers, tenure-stream (assistant, associate, and full professor ranks), research faculty, professors of practice, and full-time instructors employed at the Albuquerque campus, the next orientation will be on Monday, January 8th in the Jackson Student Center at the Anderson Building. Check-in start at 8:30am, and the orientation will begin promptly at 9:00am. This orientation session will be shared with all temporary and part-time faculty, though temporary and part-time faculty should plan to arrive at 10:50am to check in, with orientation for both groups resuming at 11:00am. Please plan for this to be an all-day event. Lunch will be served. Orientation concludes at 4:00pm and is followed immediately by a meeting the United Academics of UNM (UA-UNM), the union that represents faculty at UNM, in the same location.

Faculty in these categories employed at UNM Branch Campuses should contact the corresponding branch Dean of Instruction for information on orientation.

The agenda includes:

  • Supports for Graduate Students
  • Research support
  • Who are UNM students?
  • Support for effective teaching
  • Student Accessibility Services and Policies
  • Policies and advice for faculty work
  • UNM Bookstore
  • Academic technology and resources
  • Student Conduct
  • Support services for faculty – Employee Assistance, Ombuds Services
  • UNM Libraries

All new faculty starting in January should plan to attend and should register to receive details regarding orientation by completing the form below.

ADVANCE at UNM maintains a New Faculty Welcome Page with individual profiles of new faculty members, information about NFO, and a welcome message from UNM Provost James Holloway. If you are a new faculty member, look for an invitation from ADVANCE to contribute a photo and answer a short questionnaire to complete your profile.

Meanwhile, welcome to the UNM faculty!