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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. 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. If you have questions or would like more information about the New Faculty Institute, email us or contact Dr Jana Fallin.

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.


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 year at K-State.  Most newly hired faculty members will be informed of the New Faculty Institute by their department heads.


Upcoming events

For the detailed schedule of events please this schedule.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm, Flint Hills Room at K-State Student Union
Topic: Teaching, Research and Student Engagement
RSVP here by Monday, February 18 at noon

Monday, March 25, 2019
8:15-9:30am, Room 201 at Leadership Studies Building
Topic: Being and becoming a college teacher: Exploring professional identity development
RSVP here by Wednesday, March 20 at noon

Monday, April 15, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm, Flint Hills Room at K-State Student Union
Topic:  Time with President Richard Myers
RSVP here by Wednesday, April 10 at noon


Tamara Bauer
NFI Coordinator
Leadership Studies

Jana Fallin
Teaching & Learning Center
206 Anderson Hall