New Faculty Programs


Assisting new faculty in making the transition to Gustavus is one of the most important responsibilities of the Kendall Center. The New Faculty Orientation Programs provide opportunities to talk with other faculty about teaching strategies and mentoring, as well as how to navigate and connect to the Gustavus community, different College offices and programs. Events also explore ways to develop and sustain a plan of scholarly or creative endeavors as one progresses toward tenure and promotion.

Orientation Day

Meet other faculty new to Gustavus, tour important offices (e.g. the Registrar, Academic Support and Technology Services), have conversations with returning faculty about working here, and learn more about resources available to help new faculty feel more comfortable at and knowledgeable of Gustavus.

On-Going New Faculty Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions during the year to assist all new faculty in better transitioning into their new role at Gustavus. Sessions may focus on advising students, evaluating student learning, designing effective writing assignments, sustaining scholarship and wellbeing, study away, our unique mission, and other topics of interest to new faculty. Select Fridays at 12:30; lunch included.

Mentoring Partners Program

Pairs a new tenure-track faculty member (years one and two) with a senior faculty colleague during the academic year to help them get acclimated and adapt to Gustavus. Together, the mentor-mentee pair confidentially discuss issues of importance to the new faculty member, learn about the institution, better understand the history and ethics of the College, and develop collegial relationships with faculty outside of their home department.

New Faculty Scholarship Showcase

Promoting new faculty's scholarship and creative works.

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The Faculty Associate for New Faculty Programming during 2021-2024 is Dave Stamps. Suggestions for additional items for this page should be sent to the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.