New Faculty Institute

About the New Faculty Institute

The New Faculty Institute (NFI) is a year-long professional development community, facilitated by the Teaching and Learning Center. Every faculty member who is new to campus, inclusive to all departments and ranks, is invited to participate. 

Our goal is to help new campus members acclimate to the Geneseo community, and prepare for success in classroom and academic pursuits here.


The NFI has synchronous and asynchronous components. 

  • Live meetings are held in person or virtually via Teams every other Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., through the academic year. 
  • A Brightspace course component allows participants to access resources and continue conversations between meeting times. 

2023-24 Schedule

Pre-Fall Semester Events

A summary of NFI events held before the start of Fall Semester 2023 can be found here

Fall 2023 Events

Date & Time




Wed. Sept 6


Settling In 

Virtual via Teams

Discussion about how the year is starting off, and what our priorities will be together this year. 

Wed. Sept 20


Observing & Mentoring

Doty 302e

With guest Dr. Karleen West, Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Relations

Wed. Oct 4


Accessibility Services

Virtual via Teams

With guest Dr. Amy Fisk, Assistant Dean for Accessibility

Wed. Oct 18


Time Management

Erwin 206 

With guest Laurie Fox, Director of Educational Technology, CIT

Wed. Nov 1


Registration & Scheduling 

Virtual via Teams

With guest Keely Bielat Soltow, College Registrar

Wed. Nov 15


Center for Community

MacVittie College Union 324

With guest Dr. Lenny Sancilio, Dean of Students, Director of Center for Community

Wed. Nov 29


Successes and Challenges

Virtual via Teams

Discussion about how the first semester has been so far. What’s worked, and what still needs work? What questions do we still have? 

Wed. Dec 13


Knightweb & Grading 

Bailey 115

With guest Chris Sandefer, Interim Co-Director of Information Systems, CIT