The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office is excited to welcome our new faculty into the UNC Charlotte faculty community. We would like to stress the importance of professional development programming for all faculty at our institution, but particularly for our new faculty. With this in mind, we offer and very much hope you will participate in our New Faculty Learning Community Programming. The program, which was originally developed in 2009 under the name New Faculty Transitions, uses a proactive approach to quickly and thoroughly integrate new faculty into the campus community. The goals of the program are to:

  • Welcome new faculty members and underscore their importance within the University community.
  • Orient new faculty to the University’s culture.
  • Develop a lasting cross-discipline, cross-college collegiality within the new faculty cohort to complement that established within the department.
  • Expose new faculty to the University’s expectations on scholarship, teaching and service.
  • Provide a clear and unequivocal understanding of the expectations of the University for faculty.
  • Establish a network for faculty who are new to UNC Charlotte.
  • Establish the practice of regular participation in professional development programming.

Each year, new faculty gather for sessions that include a welcome orientation/open forum, presentations from the Center for Teaching and Learning, The Atkins Library, the Writing Resource Center, The Office of Proposal Development. Workshops on Plagiarism, and the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure process are also offered among other topics. The series ends with a closing gathering to reflect on the first year.

ADVANCE FADO looks forward to helping you to integrate into our vibrant campus community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further clarification or information on our New Faculty Learning Community Programming, or any other matter related to your career development at UNC Charlotte. Our email address is: and the Office Extension is 7 – 5112.

2023 – 24 New Faculty Learning Community

  • The Programming will be a mixture of virtual and face-to face
  • Virtual Presentations for each session will be available on the Canvas website.
  • Faculty are asked to watch the virtual presentations and submit any questions they have that they would like to ask the presenters using the Questions for New Faculty Learning Community Presenters .
  • The Provost and Deans encourage new faculty to attend.
  • Participation in this New Faculty Professional Development Program counts as service for new faculty in most colleges.

You can also retrieve all this information on the CANVAS website