September Institute for New Faculty

September 9-11, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Note: Applications for the September Institute will be open in the summer of 2024.

Goal: Provide new faculty the opportunity to be in community with one another while being introduced to UO’s culture of teaching, mentorship, scholarship, leadership and inclusion.


  1. Cultivate connection and community with your UO peers and colleagues.
  2. Engage in UO’s mission for inclusion and belonging.
  3. Define UO’s teaching pillars: professional, inclusive, engaged and research-informed.
  4. Reflect on the principles of network-based mentorship that is responsive, reciprocal and adaptive.
  5. Identify resources and support for success in research, scholarship or creative work
  6. Design your strategy for successfully navigating promotion & tenure while establishing your professional academic identity.


New faculty ­– tenure-related or career faculty at any rank in their first three years at UO – are invited to participate in an engaging hybrid experience. This includes asynchronous learning, coupled with in-person interactive discussions and community building. Faculty will build relationships with one another, as well as colleagues from the following units: Office of the Provost, Teaching Engagement Program, UO Online, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

2024 DRAFT Schedule

Sept. 9

  • 10:00-12:00 Welcome and Community Building
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch provided
  • 1:00-3:00 Mentorship Reimagined

Sept. 10

  • 10:00-12:00 Inclusion & Belonging at UO
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch provided
  • 1:00-3:00 UO’s Teaching Pillars

Sept. 12

  • 10:00-12:00 Support for Research, Scholarship and Creative-Work
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch provided
  • 1:00-3:00 Leading your Path through Promotion & Tenure while Establishing your Professional Academic Identity