New Academic Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Oregon State! The New Academic Faculty Academy (NAFA) is a year-long orientation program for new full-time, fixed-term and tenure-track academic faculty. Please read more about future 2023-2024 NAFA events.

In fall 2023, the Office of Faculty Affairs will offer a new year-long orientation program for full-time tenure-track and fixed-term academic faculty called the New Academic Faculty Academy (NAFA). Year-long NAFA events and professional development opportunities will be co-constructed with faculty and offered throughout the 23-24 academic year. 

Please feel free to contact Gloria Crisp with any questions. 


2023-2024 NAFA Workshops

NAFA workshops are co-constructed with the input of new academic faculty at the beginning of the academic year.


NAFA Opening Session

Wednesday, September 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 21st, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


How to survive your first year as a faculty member: Best practices and practical tips

Tuesday, October 17th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Zoom)


Is an Unexamined Class Worth It? Pointers from Experienced Faculty

Wednesday, November 8th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom)


NAFA Social

Thursday, February 1st, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (In person)


Developing and Advancing your Research Pipeline

Wednesday, February 28th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)


Navigating the Path to Promotion: Strategies for Success

Wednesday, April 24th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Zoom)


NAFA Social

Tuesday, May 14th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (In person)


Mark your calendar!



Up Next!

Final NAFA Social

McMenamin's on Monroe


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.



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