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Faculty Development

New Faculty Programs

Assisting new faculty in making a successful transition to Butler is one of the most important responsibilities of the faculty development program. New faculty have opportunities throughout the academic year to talk with faculty about teaching strategies, programs of the University and the colleges, evaluating student learning, and developing and maintaining a plan of professional scholarship, research, and creative work.

New Faculty Orientation: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University. 


2018-19 New Faculty Academy Lunch Series. Lunch tickets are always provided. Locations subject to change.

  • Thursday, August 30, noon-1:00 p.m., AU201 - New faculty office hour
  • Tuesday, September 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., AU326 - Diversity and inclusion at Butler
  • Thursday, October 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m., meet in south end of Gallahue Hall lower level - Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) Butler farm tour and visit to farm stand
  • Monday, October 8, noon-1:00 p.m., AU326 - Establishing healthy work-life balance and preventing burnout
  • Wednesday, October 31, noon-1:00 p.m., AU326 - Taking the fear out of course evaluations and the Faculty Information Form (FIF)
  • Friday, November 30, 12:00-1:00 p.m., AU201 - Reflections from Outstanding Professor of the Year awardees
  • Wednesday, January 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m., AU326 - Interpreting your course evaluations and preparing your Faculty Activity Report (FAR)
  • Thursday, February 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., AU111 - Getting your students to love participating in class
  • Thursday, March 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., AU111 - Basics of Advising at Butler
  • Tuesday, April 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m., AU111 - Preparing for a productive summer, and developing a habit of lifelong learning




To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact Rebecca DeGrazia at or at 317-940-8558. 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.