New Faculty Programs

Assisting new faculty in making a successful transition to Butler is one of the most important responsibilities of the faculty development.


These first three days are designed to help new faculty feel more knowledgeable about the university and prepared to start their new roles at Butler.

2023 Orientation Schedule:

Friday, August 11, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – University Orientation with Human Resources and welcome reception with Butler leadership
Half-day session to orient faculty to being an employee of Butler University. Check in at Dugan Hall lobby. Click here to view the BUO agenda.

Monday, August 14 and Tuesday-August 15 (all day) – New Faculty Orientation (NFO)
Full-day sessions that introduce faculty to important individuals and offices and providing resources and guidance for preparing your courses and being a successful instructor. Click here to view the NFO agenda.

New Faculty Enrichment Series

The New Faculty Enrichment Series (NFES) offers a series of networking, professional development, and mentoring activities for faculty during their first year on campus. All new Butler faculty members (including those in a new faculty position) are eligible and encouraged to participate.

All sessions are scheduled to take place in Atherton Union 111 (the “UClub”). Lunch vouchers to The Market Place will be available beginning 15 minutes prior to each sessions start time.

Friday, September 22, 2023, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Tools for Success and Continuing Education Opportunities

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Cultivating Student Success

Monday, October 23, 2023, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – First Year Experience Overview 

Monday, February 12, 2024, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Basics of Advising at Butler

Thursday, April 4, 2024, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Preparing Your Faculty Activity Report through Faculty180

Email notices will be sent to new faculty prior to each date with descriptions, locations, and RSVP instructions.  For more information, contact

Junior Faculty Accountability Meet-Up

Junior Faculty Accountability Meetup (JFAM) meets every three weeks throughout the year to provide accountability and support for each other as we balance scholarship, teaching, and service. This welcoming environment is separate from any evaluative structure, which allows us to sort through priorities and move through challenges. We also seek to foster cross-campus connections among the newer members of the Butler teaching community. JFAM is open to all part-time and full-time faculty who have not yet been promoted to Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer.  Email Dana Zenobi at for more information.

To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact Please allow two weeks’ advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks’ notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.