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new faculty programFirst-Year Faculty Program

Program Overview

The First-Year Faculty Program supports the professional success of tenure-track, first-year faculty at Austin Peay State University. Program participants will develop an in-depth understanding of retention, tenure, and promotion criteria through an exploration of teaching, creative or scholarly achievement, service, and advising in predominantly active-learning environments with extensive peer interactions for cohort cohesion and community building. To acquire the necessary time to fully engage and benefit from this program, participating faculty will receive a 3-credit-hour course release during the fall semester and a 3-credit-hour course release during the spring semester.

Participant Obligations

  • Attend weekly program workshops from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays during the fall and spring semesters. 
  • Complete assignments and assessments

Program Facilitator:

Tim Leszczak
931-221-6112
leszczakt@apsu.edu