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Office of Faculty Affairs Orientation

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) holds orientations several times per year to welcome new faculty and provide them with an overview of the institution and to assist them in beginning a successful career at UMass Chan Medical School. For more information about the next scheduled Orientation, please email

These networking and information sessions will cover the following essential topics:


9:00 - 9:05       Welcome
9:05 - 9:20       Chancellor's Welcome
9:20 - 9:30       Dean's Welcome
9:30 - 9:40       Ice Breaker Activity
9:40 - 10:00     Overview of UMass Chan Medical school for New Faculty
10:00 - 10:05   Break
10:05 - 10:30   DRIVE: Diversity, Representation, and Inclusion for Value in Education
10:30 - 10:55   Faculty Appointments and Promotions Overview
10:55 - 11:00   Closing Remarks
11:00 - 11:20   Breakout Rooms Session 1, 2, 3
11:20 - 11:40   Information session with representatives from: 
11:40 - 12:00  1) Lamar Soutter Library, 2) UMass Chan IRB Office, 3) Diversity and Inclusion Office, 4) Office of Faculty Affairs, 5) Office of Well-Being, 6) Academic Technology, 7) DRIVE, 8) Women’s Faculty Committee, 9) Corporate & Foundation Relations, 10) Grants & Contracts Administration/Office of Sponsored Projects, 11) Institutional Research, Evaluation & Assessment
One page handouts from UMass Chan Offices that support faculty.

Upcoming Sessions:

If you are a UMass Chan faculty member hired in the last 12 months, we invite you to attend the New Faculty Orientation on September 18th and the New Faculty Reception on September 19th! 


Date: September 18, 2023; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual


As part of Orientation, representatives from offices that support faculty will be available in virtual breakout rooms 11:00am-12:00pm to answer all of your questions about the resources available to UMass Chan faculty.





Date: September 19, 2023; 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Faculty Conference Room, medical school building


Meet institutional leadership and chat with other new faculty members. Refreshments provided!




Faculty Resource Fair

Date: September 28, 2023; 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Lobby of the medical school


All faculty are invited to join us for an old-fashioned, in-person resource fair! Access essential information and make in-person contacts with offices that help support faculty endeavors and faculty advancement.