New Faculty Programs



Assisting new faculty in making the transition to Gustavus is one of the most important responsibilities of the Kendall Center. New Faculty have opportunities throughout the academic year to talk with faculty about teaching strategies, College programs, evaluating student learning, and developing and maintaining a plan of professional scholarship, research, and creative work.


Orientation Day

A day to meet other faculty new to Gustavus, be introduced to important offices (the Registrar, for example), have more general conversations about work here with returning faculty, and help new faculty feel more comfortable at and knowledgeable of Gustavus.

On-Going Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new professors and instructors in better understanding Gustavus and their role on the faculty at the College. Sessions may focus on advising students, active learning strategies, evaluating student learning, and other topics of interest to new faculty.

Mentoring Partners Program

Pairs a new tenure-track faculty member (years one and two) with a senior faculty colleague during the academic year to assist them in transitioning 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.


Teaching at Gustavus Adolphus College

The New Faculty Programming Faculty Associate for 2015-2016 is Pam Kittelson. Suggestions for additional items for this page should be sent to the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.