Center for Faculty Innovation

New Faculty Orientation

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:  Festival Conference and Student Center

Pre-registration has ended for NFO.  Walk-in registration is available on Monday, we hope to see you there.


New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is a one-day event designed to warmly welcome new faculty to all aspects of life at JMU. The Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Innovation sponsor this interactive, informative and essential introduction to life at JMU for ALL new full and part-time faculty. In preparation for NFO, be sure to download the New Faculty Resource Guide.

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

Who attends NFO?

  • All new full and part-time faculty. Even if you have been at another institution, you should attend NFO to meet new colleagues and explore the academic culture of JMU.
  • Letters of Invitation from the Provost are sent via mail 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.

NFO is designed to...

  • Welcome new faculty to the JMU community,
  • Provide new faculty with opportunities for networking,
  • Enhance the success of new faculty by encouraging a comprehensive approach to career planning,
  • Engage new faculty in faculty development opportunities and initiatives,
  • Highlight unique aspects of JMU administration, faculty, and student culture, and
  • Provide new faculty with timely resources related to teaching, scholarship, service and more.

The Festival Conference and Student Center is located at 1301 Carrier Drive on the east side of campus.  Parking for New Faculty Orientation is available in lots C12 and D3. Use this link for directions to the Festival Center and designated parking lots.

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