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Now in its 21st year, the Mt. SAC New Faculty Seminar (NFS) provides new faculty with information and resources essential to successfully navigating your first year of full-time faculty employment at the college.

The New Faculty Seminar also provides foundations in areas such as evidence-based teaching, curriculum, course design, improving student success, and reducing achievement gaps. Simultaneously, the seminar fosters connection between faculty across disciplines and builds awareness of opportunities for involvement in campus-wide activities and governance. And finally, a significant component of  the program consists of information and support toward making your first probationary year a success as you begin your work towards tenure.

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2017-2018 NFS Sessions

Spring Semester Sessions
Date Time Location
Thursday 2/22   10:00am - 4:00pm Founders Hall
Friday 3/9 10:00am - 1:00pm POD LOFT (6-264)
Friday 3/23 10:00am - 1:00pm POD LOFT (6-264)
Friday 4/6 10:00am - 1:00pm POD LOFT (6-263)
Friday 4/13 10:00am - 1:00pm POD LOFT (6-264)
Friday 5/4 10:00am - 1:00pm POD LOFT (6-264)


Total number of earnable New Faculty Seminar program hours for professional growth: 48 hours
Total professional growth hours needed to earn salary PGI Increment: 96 hours
Faculty can earn up to 3 professional growth credits for participation (48 total contact hours)

Sample Seminar Topics
  • The tenure and portfolio process
  • Campus processes and governance
  • Resources for faculty
  • Campus governance
  • Classroom management 
  • Instructional technology
  • Improving student success and equity
  • The faculty contract

Contact Sun Ezzel at or your division dean.