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.
2018 Program for Faculty New to Villanova University, Part I: Tue, August 21 - Wed, August 22
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
The Inn at Villanova University
Location - please note the Inn is approx. 1 mile from the University
Link to draft agenda (PDF)
2018 Orientation Program for Adjunct Faculty New to Villanova University
Wed, August 22
Room 3010, Bartley Hall
Please use this agenda as reference for topics and session times; the 2018 agenda will be available by the end of July.
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
2018 New Faculty Program, Part II
Thu, January 11
Bartley Hall, Curley Exchange, Ground Level
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