VITAL offers a program tailored to meet the needs of faculty members who are new to Villanova's academic community. The two-part program is offered prior to the fall semester and during January. It is designed to support faculty new to Villanova and / or teaching in the higher education setting, help ease the transition in to the teaching position, answer questions, and familiarize them with Villanova's instructional resources.
In this interactive setting, new faculty engage with faculty from other disciplines, discuss and reflect on teaching practices that foster student learning, and have a sounding board for ideas and questions.
2019 Program for Faculty New to Villanova University, Part I: Tue, August 20 - Wed, August 21
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Link to 2018 agenda (PDF) for reference
Link to blog containing materials and resources
2019 Orientation Program for Adjunct Faculty New to Villanova University
Wednesday, August 21
Bartley Hall, Room 3010
Link to program agenda
Link to faculty blog for onboarding, policies, teaching resources
The program occurs every August and January in the week prior to the beginning of classes. It is designed to support adjunct faculty members in their instructional role, discuss learning-centered teaching practices, and familiarize them with instructional policies and resources. The orientation provides a colleagial forum and sounding board for observations and questions.
Link to video overview of academic services (VU login is required)
Academic Resources, Course and Teacher Surveys (CATS) - C. Wheeland, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Academics, Office of the Provost
Essential Information, Office of the Registrar
2019 New Faculty Program, Part II
Thursday, January 10 - 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Dougherty Hall, East Lounge
This program has been designed to help new faculty reflect on their instructional experiences at Villanova, share their successes, challenges, and questions with colleagues in a supportive forum and prepare for the Spring semester. The program is practice-based and discussion-oriented.
University Policies Pertaining to Faculty
Academic Legal Issues and Policies, D. Fickler and K. Byrnes
Environmental Health and Safety, A. Lenthe
University Compliance and Ethics, L. Benitez
Lilly Teaching Conference Travel Fellowship for First Year Faculty