The 2023-2024 New Academic Faculty Academy (NAFA) Opening Session will take place Wednesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 21st (details below).

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). The opening session will orient new faculty to key university resources and supports, introduce them to leaders and support units, and connect them with a network of peers. Year-long NAFA events and professional development opportunities will be co-constructed with faculty and offered throughout the 23-24 academic year.  


2023 NAFA Opening Session for Ecampus, OSU Cascades, Hatfield Marine Science Center, and Extension Faculty

Wednesday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Zoom) 


2023 NAFA Opening Session for Corvallis-based Faculty

Thursday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the CH2MHill Alumni Center  


Please feel free to contact Gloria Crisp with any questions. 

2023 NAFA Opening Session Agenda Summary



NAFA Overview and Introductions

Faculty Support at OSU Part I: Research and Service


Faculty Support at OSU Part II: Teaching and Learning

Faculty Support Wrap-up

Explore OSU Faculty Resources

Help Co-construct a Monthly NAFA Professional Development Series

Wrap-up and Reflections


Future 2023-2024 NAFA Dates

NAFA sessions are co-constructed with the input of new academic faculty at the beginning of the academic year. Topics will be announced during the fall quarter.


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

Session 3:  Wednesday, November 8th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom)

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

Session 5:  Wednesday, February 28th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Session 6:  Wednesday, April 24th, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Session 7: Tuesday, May 14th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (In person)