Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to Rochester Institute of Technology and New Faculty Orientation (NFO)! You are joining a wonderful community of outstanding and accomplished faculty. Your arrival will continue to strengthen our departments and colleges, and contribute to both new and continuing initiatives—this is an exciting time to be joining RIT’s community!

The Faculty Career Development Services (FCDS) team has coordinated an exciting NFO that will help you “hit the ground running.”  NFO will introduce you to information, resources, and support areas that are critical for your success. NFO will be offered Wednesday, August 10, Thursday, August 11, and Friday, August 12. Registration will be open in July (click on the button to the right to register).

FCDS has designed additional opportunities to network with your new colleagues throughout the academic year, including:  

  • Power Reception for new faculty where you will have the chance to meet RIT’s academic leaders (mid-September).
  • Grants Exposed! - Program Kick-off where you can hear from your fellow colleagues on RIT grant opportunities available to you (October).
  • And, the Faculty Success Series 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.

I expect the 2016-2017 academic year to be filled with discovery, achievements, collegiality, fulfillment, and hopefully some fun!


Jeremy Haefner
Provost and Senior Vice President
for Academic Affairs

New Faculty Orientation 2017 is August 16-18, 2017. Check back later this semester for details!

NFO 2015 Group Photo
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Upcoming Events

9:00am, SCD - Student Development Center (55), 1300/1310
1:00pm, SCD - Student Development Center (55), 1300/1310

New Faculty Orientation is hosted by Faculty Career Development Services, in collaboration with the Innovative Learning Institute, Human Resources and the Office of Faculty Recruitment. 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.