Santa Clara University

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New Faculty

A special welcome to our New Faculty!  We hope that you will find everything you need on our website, but if not, don't hesitate to call the Program Associate for Faculty Development at 554-2746, or email for assistance.

New Faculty Orientation

Held in September each year, two weeks before the Fall Quarter of the Undergraduate calendar, New Faculty Orientation introduces new faculty to Santa Clara’s mission and key academic administrators, and provides basic information to help them get started as teaching scholars. Contact the Faculty Development Program for more information.

New Faculty Program Coordinators

Provide special support and individual consultation to new faculty colleagues.

David Feldman (Counseling Psychology)
Tonya Nilsson (Civil Engineering), and
Tim Urdan (Psychology)

How does it work here?

Need an introduction to governance and policy committees at SCU? Follow the link to our Governance website for information.

Need more information about policies and procedures pertaining to your faculty appointment, rights and responsibilities?

See the Provost's site for the Faculty Handbook and the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Other Opportunities for New Faculty

Other events include mentoring lunches throughout the year and a spring retreat and tenure information session specifically for new tenure-track faculty.  Contact the Program Associate for Faculty Development at 554-2746 or email for more information.

Got food? How about Mother Nature?

New in town and wondering where to eat or enjoy the great outdoors? Check out the interactive Google Maps links below.  Email suggestions or updates to

Lost on campus?

Try the interactive campus map.


Key Contacts

Download the Key Contacts List (37k PDF)

Campus Map

Need to know where to go?

Try the interactive campus map.

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