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New Faculty Institute

About the New Faculty Institute

Welcome to Kansas State University! K-State's New Faculty Institute (NFI) is a university-wide program to introduce newly hired faculty to our missions of teaching, research and service, and to facilitate their success at K-State.

The NFI will offer information, networking, and professional development. NFI participants first meet at the New Faculty-Staff Orientation during August, and then at three regular sessions each semester during the academic year. All NFI sessions are hosted by university faculty leaders with expertise in the topic areas.

Goals and Outcomes

NFI facilitates the transition of newly-hired faculty members into the K-State academic environment by providing information and tools, helping the new faculty become successful as educators and researchers at Kansas State University.

Participants of the K-State New Faculty Institute will:

  • Make contact, establish relationships, and initiate a professional network with peers and established faculty;
  • Become knowledgeable about Kansas State University;
  • Develop a sense of belonging to the K-State university community;
  • Take steps toward successful involvement in K-State's missions of teaching, research, and service; and
  • Become proactive participants in a life-long professional development process.

Upcoming events

Please click here for the Fall 2021 schedule of events and how to RSVP.


Want to learn more?

If you are interested in getting timely updates about the New Faculty Institute, please email tamara@ksu.edu to be added to the listserve.

The NFI is open only to new faculty members in their first or second year at K-State.  Most newly hired faculty members will be informed of the New Faculty Institute by their department heads.

Why Join?

Quotes from past participants:

“Building community and making connections are central to my position as a librarian. Relationships from NFI may have led to some research collaborations and the development of research tools.”

“I met a fellow new faculty member and we started a writing club every Thursday morning. Writing with a partner keeps us accountable and keeps the writing flowing.”

“I had an opportunity to connect with a faculty of similar research interest. We did submit a proposal for funding early this year.”

“Learning who was new in different colleges - some of them I've maintained connections which has been great!  I also really appreciated hearing from all of the speakers.  They added value to my first year and these sessions were an enjoyable experience.”


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Tamara Bauer
NFI Coordinator
Leadership Studies


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