Faculty Welcome

Thanks to everyone who made Faculty Welcome 2018 such a success.

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018, 8:15 AM-4:45 PM.

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, & Rose Library


Faculty Welcome (formerly known as New Faculty Orientation) is a one-day mini-conference that invites faculty to (re-)discover what JMU is about, refresh their career plans, update their skills, and strengthen connections to their colleagues. It is particularly designed for faculty who are new to JMU or who are newly tenured or promoted to full this year. It welcomes full-time as well as part-time faculty.

To access information provided by Human Resources about new employee onboarding and benefits at JMU, visit the Dukes at Work web page for instructional faculty.  

Who attends Faculty Welcome?
  • All new full and part-time faculty who are new to JMU or who are newly tenured or promoted to full this year. Even if you have been at another institution, you should attend Faculty Welcome to meet new colleagues and explore the academic culture of JMU.
  • Invitations are sent via email to newly hired faculty in July. If you do not receive an invitation, please accept our apologies. You are still invited! It is hard to catch up with you during your moving process.
Faculty Welcome is designed to...
  • Welcome faculty (back) to JMU,
  • Provide faculty with opportunities for networking,
  • Enhance the success of faculty by encouraging a comprehensive approach to career planning,
  • Engage faculty in faculty development opportunities and initiatives,
  • Foster academic discussion of JMU administration, faculty, and student culture, and
  • Provide faculty with timely resources related to teaching, scholarship, service and more.

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