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For New Faculty

Tina Wildhagen

The Sherrerd Center organizes various activities to help integrate new faculty into the Smith community and to help them think more deeply about their teaching. This begins with a presentation during new faculty orientation and continues with monthly new faculty meetings. We offer a January teaching workshop to reflect on experiences from the fall semester while planning for the spring.

New Faculty Events

New Faculty Meetings/Gatherings

This is a safe space for new faculty members to talk about whatever may be on their minds with one another, the director of the Sherrerd Center and guests who have valuable experience to share. Monthly meetings are scheduled during the academic year.
Fall 2022 Schedule at lunchtime with lunch provided:

  • Wednesday, September 21st, Campus Center 204, 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Wednesday, October 19th, Campus Center 204, 12:15-1:15 pm 
  • Wednesday, November 16th, Campus Center 204, 12:15-1:15 pm 
  • December meeting TBD


Mentoring Map

No one succeeds alone. All of us depend on a network of mentors that evolves according to our career stage. As new faculty members, be sure to identify people at Smith and beyond who can support you in areas from professional development and intellectual community to emotional support and accountability for what really matters. Fill out the following mentoring map by Kerry Ann Rockquemore of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Feel free to consult with your department or program chair, a member of the Board of Counselors, and/or the director of the Sherrerd Center for assistance, especially in identifying Smith contacts.

PDF icon Mentoring Map

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Member Resources

Smith College is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, which grants you access to Member Resources, from weekly newsletters to webinars. Claim your membership at no cost via this membership page and click “Register Now” under Institutional Sub-Account Membership.