For New Faculty

New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Lowell and to the River Hawks Community! You are now part of a university with tremendous positive momentum and a future filled with unlimited possibilities for all. We are invested in your success and look forward to your engagement in the academic learning and scholarly environment at UMass Lowell. Our two-day New Faculty Orientation is a university-led program which complements the orientations and welcome events held by your individual college and department and is designed to introduce you to one another and to key resources and individuals on campus. The 2023-2024 New Faculty Orientation schedule is below! We look forward to welcoming you to your new home!


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Noon-1 p.m.North & South Campus Tour
1-1:15 p.m.Arrivals
1:15-1:45 p.m.Welcome and Academic Affairs Overview, VP Academic Affairs
1:45-2 p.m.Research Support & Development, VC Research & Innovation
2-2:45 p.m.Faculty Lightning Talks Introductions
2:45-3 p.m.Faculty Governance, Faculty Senate President
3-3:15 p.m.Coffee Break
3:15-3:25 p.m.UMass Lowell Libraries Introduction
3:25-3:50 p.m.Human Resources, Overview of Employment, Benefits & Payroll
3:50-4 p.m.Promotion and Tenure Introduction
4-5 p.m.DEI Introduction / Training, ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity & Resilience
5-6 p.m.Welcome to UMass Lowell Reception

Thursday, August 17, 2023

9:30-10 a.m.Welcome and Academic Affairs Overview, VP Academic Affairs
10-10:30 a.m.Registrar Introduction
10:30–10:45 a.m.Curriculum and Program Innovation
10:45-11 a.m.Centers for Learning, Advising & Student Success
11-11:15 a.m.Mental Health Awareness
11:15-11:30 a.m.Disability Services
Noon – 12:30 p.m.IT: Software, Services and Activities
12:30-1 p.m.Blackboard
1-2 p.m.Individual Assistance (IT and HR)
1-2 p.m.Introduction to the Union of Adjunct Faculty, Local 1596, UAW – for adjunct faculty facilitated by union representative(s)