New Faculty Resource Guide
Message from Provost Olmstead for New Faculty
Dear New Faculty Members:
Welcome to the Salisbury University community! As SU enters its 99th year, we are excited to welcome a large and diverse entering class, as well as many new faculty and staff who will light and maintain the torch of learning for our students in ways many of them never thought possible. SU’s highest purpose is to empower its students with the knowledge, skills, and core values that contribute to active citizenship, gainful employment, and life-long learning. As a SU faculty member, we believe that through your engagement and mentorship, our students will be inspired to develop to their full potential and become leaders in their chosen fields. We look forward to your commitment to student learning and success, the creation of new knowledge and creative work, and community engagement on campus and beyond. Please know that we are eager to support you in these endeavors, so don’t hesitate to reach out to your fellow faculty, department chair, program/school director, dean, or the Provost’s Office should you have any questions.
To help you acclimate to our university and its vibrant community, the New Faculty Orientation Committee has organized a comprehensive program of resources, events, and support services available to you as a new faculty member. These will also provide an opportunity to meet new colleagues, engage in discussions about the university's values and policies, and establish connections that will be invaluable throughout your time here. You will learn about opportunities to interact outside of the classroom as well, as SU offers a rich array of cultural experiences and events throughout the year. The University offers a beautiful campus and arboretum, eleven LEED-certified buildings, and an award-winning library, all of which provide a pleasant environment for teaching, research, creative activity, and service. We hope that each of you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Once again, welcome to SU! We are confident that your expertise and passion for teaching and research/creative scholarship will greatly complement the vibrant intellectual community we cherish. Should you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Karen L. Olmstead, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs