First Year Fridays

New faculty head shots

From the moment new colleagues arrive on our campus and throughout their entire careers, UNH faculty can expect high-quality faculty development opportunities.

First Year Fridays is a monthly series of workshops designed to give first year faculty access to expert resources that support their work with students and career success at UNH. First year faculty are encouraged to participate to network and learn about the UNH community. Join us Fridays 12-1:00 pm.

Delivering high-impact research, transformative community engagement, and a world-class student experience depends on a passionate and productive faculty. That's why the University of New Hampshire provides a fertile environment for faculty success.

The Office of  Engagement and Faculty Development is one of the primary offices providing innovative programs designed to enhance the scholarship, engagement, leadership, and career success of faculty and academic leaders.

It's the UNH faculty advantage.

First Year Fridays Schedule - pdf

2021-2022 NEW FACULTY

Our new faculty are experts in patient flow, French culture, intellectual disabilities, and a whole lot more.

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September 24
Teaching and Learning Success

What resources are available to support your teaching success? How can you design and assess effective instruction? Meet the Center for Excellence & Innocation in Teaching & Learning (CEITL) team.

Catherine Overson, CEITL Director
Scott Kimball, Manager Learning Development and Innovation (LDI)

October 8
Creating an Inclusive Community

What if a student requests an accommodation? What resources are available to build an equitable and socially just community?

Scott Lapinsky, Director Student Academic Support (tentative)
Cache Owens Velasquez, Director, Beauregard Center (tentative)

December 3
Supporting Student Mental Health

What can you do when students show signs of distress?

Elisa Bolton, Interim Director, Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS)

February 4
UNH Leads in Sustainability

How can you get involved to link your teaching, research, and/or service to sustainability?

Fiona Wilson, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer and faculty panel

March 4
Making the Most of the Library

Your trusted academic and community partner is recognized as a dynamic center for developing independent learners and fostering world-class scholarship.

Kathrine Aydelott, Information Literacy Librarian

April 15
Annual Reports
Hear from a faculty panel - What Annual Reports are and why they matter.

TBD faculty panel

Faculty Development Opportunities