New Faculty Program


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.

faculty talk in small groups

2019 Program for Faculty New to Villanova University, Part I: Tue, August 20 - Wed, August 21

9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
The Inn at Villanova University - August 20
Falvey Library and Bartley Hall - August 21

Link to agenda (PDF)
Link to blog containing instructional materials, learning-centered syllabus guide, syllabus and resources

2019 Orientation Program for Adjunct Faculty New to Villanova University
Wednesday, August 21

Bartley Hall, Room 3010

Link to program agenda for reference
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

new faculty program january 2016

2019 New Faculty Program, Part II
Thursday, January 9 - 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Curley Exchange in Bartley Hall

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


Vasey Hall, Room 106
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.5627
Services Video