Welcome to RIT!
Dear New Faculty Member,
Welcome to Rochester Institute of Technology! You are joining a wonderful community of outstanding and accomplished faculty during an exciting time of transition. President David Munson is a leader with a commitment to outstanding career-focused education, research and innovation, love of both technology and the arts, and a desire to help students from widely diverse backgrounds succeed. His vision for the future of RIT has already united and excited the entire RIT family from around the world. As RIT continues to garner national attention through our outstanding graduates, innovative programs, and international partnerships, your arrival will continue to strengthen our departments and colleges, and contribute to both new and continuing initiatives.
As a great way to “hit the ground running,” we encourage you to attend RIT’s New Faculty Orientation (NFO), designed and led by our dedicated Faculty Career Development (FCD) team. NFO will introduce you to information, resources, and support areas that are critical for your professional development and career success. NFO will be offered Wednesday, August 15, Thursday, August 16, and Friday, August 17 (click to view the schedule). By attending NFO we think you will find exactly what you need to join RIT’s vibrant academic community in your new faculty role.
NFO is just the beginning. FCD has designed ongoing faculty opportunities to promote networking with your new colleagues throughout the academic year like the Faculty Success Series that provides year-long opportunities to advance your career by growing your network, discovering resources at RIT, and enhancing your teaching and scholarship! Watch your email for details throughout the year or check FCD’s web site. And look for announcements of RIT's opening events on the RIT website as our new academic year kicks off on August 22!
We expect the 2018-2019 academic year to be filled with discovery, achievements, collegiality, fulfillment, and hopefully some fun along the way! We look forward to meeting you in August!
The NFO Planning Team - Faculty Career Development
Innovative Learning Institute
New Faculty Orientation is hosted by Faculty Career Development in collaboration with numerous campus partners. We hope you enjoy the event and have already Hit the Ground Running! If you have questions or comments, please contact the FCDS team at FCDS@rit.edu.