Faculty Orientation (NFO) is a multifaceted opportunity for new faculty to obtain resources to prepare them to succeed in an academic environment. Twenty-five new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso faculty members recently attended the half-day event and learned about faculty development opportunities, career planning for tenure and promotion, educational and institutional policies, the curriculum, and scholarship support through library services.
On February 24th and 25th, the TTUHSC at El Paso Office of Faculty Affairs hosted the half-day sessions. Acknowledging the competing demands of faculty’s time, the Office of Faculty Affairs introduced the first ever web-based orientation to replace a half’s day worth of live presentations. This has given the faculty members freedom to complete the components along with the exams at their pace, according to Faculty Affairs staff.
In keeping with tradition, the NFO culminated with a dinner event at the El Paso Club, hosted by Hoi Ho, M.D., associate dean of Faculty Affairs and Development. Participants and their guests were able to network and make new professional and personal connections as they integrate into the El Paso community.