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. Every August and January, we host the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) as part of our mission to promote faculty success.

NEXT New Faculty Orientation January 2021

View the fall 2020 NFO agenda »

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

A major focus of NFO is to engage faculty in discussion groups around various topics of interest as well as tips, tools, and people to know. 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

Sample discussion topics from previous NFO events include:

  • Community Engagement
  • Accessibility in your Classroom
  • Inclusive Teaching Practices
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • REAL Initiative
  • Research Development
  • Myths About Student Achievement Motivation
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Faculty and Staff working Together on Student Success
  • CTLE and Faculty Success
  • Faculty Development at VCU School of Medicine
  • ALT Lab/Online@VCU
  • Open Educational Resources

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 and you can access it here.

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 (dasmith1@vcu.edu) in HR.