New Faculty

Welcome to the VCU Ramily! We are very excited that you have decided to join us and look forward to working with you. As part of our mission to promote faculty success across all campuses, we host the New Faculty Orientation (NFO), which serves all full-time VCU faculty.

During NFO, you will receive invaluable information about VCU, our fantastic students, and resources available to you as faculty.

A major goal of NFO is to engage faculty in various topics of interest as well as provide tips, tools, and facilitate connections with fellow new faculty and other people to know around campus. We also highlight a myriad of ways for you to explore future campus collaborations and faculty development opportunities.

Notecards and supplies from new faculty orientation

Below are a few session recordings you can check out.  You can access these plus other recordings at the program link above.

  • Research DevelopmentThis session highlights services from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s Research Development Team, including finding funding opportunities, grant development and grantsmanship, workshops and resources.

  • Promotion and TenureIt is never too early to learn and prepare for promotion and tenure. This session provides general information and tips on the process, preparation, external networks and importance of reviewing unit guidelines.

  • Faculty and Staff working Together on Student SuccessStudent Success is a campus-wide initiative for improving retention, graduation, and successful career outcomes of our students. Watch this session to learn about the student profile of VCU, receive training on when and how to submit Early Alert and Mid-Term grades, and explore one of our resources - VCU major maps!

  • CTLE and Faculty SuccessThe VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence provides faculty consultation, workshops, programs, and resources to promote teaching effectiveness through faculty development. With inclusion and equity at the core of our work, we support all aspects of faculty success including evidence-based instruction, scholarship and writing, well-being, and career development. 

Faculty Resources

We have put together a master document of both university and community resources.  No matter your career stage, promotion rank, discipline, or numbers of years at VCU, we hope you find these resources helpful.  This document will be added to periodically, so be sure to check it out.

VCU Faculty Resources

VCU faculty support units

Our friends around campus created videos to introduce themselves to VCU faculty. Please visit the faculty support units video page to learn more!

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Human Resources and Benefits Orientation

Please note, employee benefits will not be covered during our Provost’s Office NFO. Human Resources offer separate sessions centered around benefits. Any questions around benefits can be directed to your department's human resources professional or Daynon Smith ( in HR.