2022-2023 New Faculty Cohort

Faculty Commons is launching a meeting series designed especially for new faculty members to provide meaningful resources, networking opportunities, and a place to discuss topics relevant to first-year employment experiences in a collaborative setting.  


  • To promote inclusion and a feeling of belonging in the JSU academic community 

  • To promote a sense of inclusion and belonging in the Jacksonville, Alabama city area 

  • To support the mental health and well-being of new faculty members  

  • To understand university and college specific policies and procedures including tenure and promotion expectations 

Fall 2022

August 19,  2022              

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

New Faculty Kickoff Event:  New Faculty Orientation

Meehan Hall 5th Floor

August 22, 2022

Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

New Faculty Kickoff Social Event:  Welcome Back Grand Slam

Jim Case Stadium  

Meeting 1

Roundtable Discussion- Life in J’Ville-What to Do and Where to Go   

Date/Time: September 13 (12:30-1:30) and Wednesday, September 14 (12:15-1:15)  

Location: Lunch in the Caf  

Purpose: Get to know each other 

Meeting 2

Roundtable Discussion- 3rd Year Review, Promotion and Tenure 

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 4 (12:30-1:30), and Wednesday, October 5 (12:15-1:15) 

Location: Boxed Lunch in Faculty Commons  

Purpose: Discuss basic information and questions pertaining to 3rd year review, promotion, and tenure review, including opportunities for P&T training, where to find P&T information on the JSU website, and who to ask within departments and colleges about P&T specific information.   

Meeting 3

Social Event-Fall Festival/Halloween Event 

Date/Time: TBA 

Location: President's House (?) 

Purpose: Team building 

Meeting 4

Presentation- Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research Grants  

Date/Time: November 17, 12:00-1:30 

Location: TBA 

Purpose: To learn about the Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research Grant Opportunities   


After registering for one of the meetings, be on the lookout for a calendar invite in your JSU Gem account.