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New Faculty Academy

Will you be a new full-time faculty member at the University of South Carolina in 2017–2018? Are you eager to get your career at the university off to a successful start? Would you like to meet colleagues from across campus and learn about the resources USC offers to support your research, teaching and service? New Faculty Academy (NFA) is designed for you.

New Faculty Academy

NFA is an initiative of the Office of the Provost designed to launch the careers of new faculty on a positive and productive trajectory by providing a series of professional development, networking and mentoring activities during their first year at USC. All first-year full-time faculty members on the USC Columbia campus are eligible to participate. NFA is a cohort-based program that begins with workshops held in conjunction with New Faculty Orientation, followed by a series of monthly workshops and gatherings throughout the academic year.

All NFA sessions will be led by NFA moderators, who are all senior faculty members and administrators. Each NFA session will include opportunities for informal networking and conversation.

Certificate Program

Faculty members who participate in six or more (of approximately ten) NFA sessions scheduled during the year will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation from the Provost’s office, and recognition on the Office of the Provost’s Web page.

Registration

Creating a Culture of Leadership Through Inclusion focuses on the importance of leveraging diversity beyond race and gender through leadership and developing the skills to build a culture of inclusion that creates a safe environment that empowers leaders to maximize the diversity of talent, skills and experience to create a culture that is not only diverse but inclusive to all faculty and students.  Register

Do you ever feel like your to-do list is never-ending? Does it seem there are not enough hours in the day to feel productive at work and at home? What about tending to relationships and self-care? In this workshop, we’ll explore the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of stress, discuss coping mechanisms and learn about mindfulness as a strategy to manage stress.  Register

Leadership Development: Strategies and Practices is designed to provide best practices/strategies for new faculty to effectively work and develop leadership skills within the university, aid in the understanding of higher education organizational culture and processes, discuss successful leadership approaches, strategies and styles and how to develop leadership capacity across all levels of the university.  Register

'Faculty Career Development' is designed to facilitate faculty members’ ability to achieve success in their careers and provide an overview of the necessary preparation needed to apply for reappointment and/or promotion to tenure.  Register

Networking is crucial to faculty development as established relationships can make you stand out against the competition. This workshop will provide effective network strategies for faculty to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Join Nathan Strong for an interactive session on how to develop effective professional networking skills that will help you to expand your circle of colleagues and make connections that will help you advance in your career.  Register

Networking is crucial to faculty development as established relationships can make you stand out against the competition. This workshop will provide effective network strategies for faculty to incorporate into their day-to-day work. Join Nathan Strong for an interactive session on how to develop effective professional networking skills that will help you to expand your circle of colleagues and make connections that will help you advance in your career.  Register

New Faculty Academy is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.