Resources for New Faculty

New Faculty Retreat 

The next COM-T New Faculty Retreat is scheduled for August 16, 2024.


We invite COM-T Faculty to join us to learn more about the College of Medicine – Tucson. Connect with colleagues across the College and start planning your career as a faculty member at COM-T.


8:45 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome remarks from the Dean.
  • Brief overview of the purpose and goals of the retreat.
  • Introductions among the group

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Session 1: Understanding COM-T Culture

  • Presentation on the history, mission, and values of the College of Medicine.
  • Interactive discussion: What does it mean to be a faculty member here?
  • Small group activity: Brainstorming session on how to contribute positively to the college culture.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Session 2: Navigating Resources and Support Services

  • Overview of available resources and support services for faculty (research support, teaching assistance, career development, etc.).
  • Interactive Q&A session: Participants can ask questions and share experiences.
  • Small group activity: Scenario-based discussion on utilizing resources effectively.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Session 3: Understanding the Policies and Expectations of Faculty at COM-T

  • Small group activity: Scenario-based application of policies
  • Large group discussion and Q&A

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Session 4: Personal and Professional Development

  • Presentation on strategies for personal and professional growth in academia (time management, career advancement, etc.).
  • Interactive workshop: Goal-setting exercise, with participants setting one personal and one professional goal for the upcoming year.
  • Small group discussions: Sharing goals and strategies for achieving them.

12:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Next Steps

  • Recap of key takeaways from the retreat.
  • Encouragement for ongoing collaboration and support among faculty members.
  • Announcement of follow-up activities or resources available for further development.
  • Thank you and closing remarks.

Additional Resources:

The New Faculty Checklist provides a list of items, with links, that may be useful for new faculty. 

The Banner New Provider Onboarding provides a welcome video, resources, and a contact sheet.