New faculty

“Thank you for a great orientation. I felt well-prepared to start teaching and working at Lafayette!” 


Polly Piergiovanni, Interim Director of CITLS

Campus Partners


We have a top-notch program for new faculty at Lafayette that commences with a multi-day orientation in August, and expands into a year-long faculty learning community that meets on Tuesdays over lunch. We support all new faculty at the institution – tenure-line (both pre-tenure and tenured), visitors and adjuncts. New adjunct faculty are also welcome to attend the multi-day August orientation and any session during the year. We continue to see a number of positive outcomes from these initiatives including faculty feeling equipped, connected, and empowered to thrive at Lafayette.


  • Support new faculty in their transition to Lafayette by connecting them with resources, offices, centers and programs
  • Promote the understanding of Lafayette procedures, policies and other attributes
  • Develop a community of belonging during the first-year transition


2024-2025 Guidebook for Faculty New to Lafayette College