New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation will be August 16-17, 2021. Faculty Affairs and Development is actively planning and we look forward to meeting you, whether face-to-face or virtually. Please register now to ensure you receive important updates regarding the schedule and format of the event. Please email us with any questions. 

Orientation sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including an introduction to Mason's campus culture, the inside scoop from colleagues on being new to Mason, and hands-on workshops to enhance your teaching skills (for both online and in-person classes). View the sample schedule to learn more.

To ensure a smooth transition to the Mason community, all new full-time faculty members are expected to participate in this program. 

Attendees at prior orientations said...

"The most helpful parts for me (as a tenure-track faculty member whose career advancement depends on my ability to win grants) were the sessions on acquiring grant funding. It was especially helpful to have two separate sessions, each with a different trio of panelists."

"I felt more at home as a faculty at Mason and it was great to have a cohort of folks all at the same stage across tenure-track, term, and other positions. It ran smoothly, was varied, well-catered, and had a nice balance of encouraged mingling and also directed talks and workshops."

"I was very impressed with the dynamic speakers and qualities each presenter had to share about their area. It was a very positive representation of GMU."