The Medical School Office of Faculty Development provides orientation for new faculty on two levels:
This session is for all new faculty. Orientation:
- Provides a basic overview of the University and the Health System.
- Introduces faculty to important policies.
- Outlines promotion expectations by track.
- Offers the opportunity for faculty to get their U-M ID badge and/or parking pass.
- Describes resources available to assist in the faculty member's new role.
Quarterly "How to Be Successful as a New Faculty Member" Sessions
These sessions take place 3 to 6 months after a faculty member's orientation. Once the faculty member has had a few months to settle in at U-M, we provide a second session to help faculty in becoming more efficient in their new role. These workshops offer:
- A discussion of mentoring and the transition to a new faculty role.
- Advice from experienced faculty, on what they wish they'd known when they started their career.
- Opportunities to connect with senior mentors over lunch, so faculty can start building their networks.
If you have any questions about the differences between orientation and these sessions, or when faculty should attend, please contact Laura Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"How to Be Successful as a New Faculty Member" Testimonial
This was a very valuable ‘check in’ for new faculty. I found that a number of concerns I was starting to have were addressed by Dr. Gyetko. The day was most helpful in two ways: (1) It made me attend to what I am currently doing and what needs focus; and (2) it reminded me/introduced me to numerous resources that will support my growth.
Resources for New Faculty
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- New Faculty Onboarding Checklist
- Sample Onboarding Letter for New Faculty
- Training Information for MiChart Users
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