Skip to main content

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.

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

new faculty program january 2016

Program for Faculty Newly-Appointed to Villanova
Part 1: Mon., August 19--Tues.., August 20, 2024
Link to previous agenda

Part 2: Wed., January 10, 2024
East Lounge, Dougherty Hall, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Link to agenda

Materials: Program for Faculty Newly Appointed at Villanova, January 10, 2024

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

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.


VITAL Office:
Vasey Hall, Room 106
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.5627

Follow us on Twitter: @VillanovaVital

Directions to campus and Campus Map (PDF)

Services Video (Transcript)