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.
Please consult your department chair regarding core aspects of your teaching responsibilities.
Revised Resource Guide for New Faculty Members
The Guide provides brief descriptions of the services various offices offer along with links to each office's webpage for more information.
Link to Guide
Program for Faculty Newly-Appointed to Villanova
Part 1: Wed., August 16--Thu., August 17
Link to agenda
Part 2: Wed., January 10, 2024
East Lounge, Dougherty Hall, 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Link to DRAFT agenda
New Faculty Blog: Onboarding, policies, academic resources, teaching practices, course and syllabus preparation. A quick link to FAQs
Program for Part-Time Faculty Newly Appointed at Villanova University
Mon., January 8, 5:30-8:00pm via Zoom
Link to program agenda
Link to program recording - August 14, 2023
Link to register by Fri. December 15th.
Save the Date: Follow-Up Session via Zoom, Thu., February 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
Part-Time Faculty Blog: Onboarding, policies, academic resources, teaching practices, course and syllabus preparation
The program has been designed to support part-time faculty members in their instructional role, discuss learning-centered teaching practices, familiarize them with instructional policies and resources and offer a collegial forum for observations and questions.