The five characteristics of successful new faculty members

Good advice to new faculty!

This was written for new faulty in two-year colleges, but most advice here is still valuable to new professors in universities.

  1. Be humble.
  2. Be willing.
  3. Be organized.
  4. Be collegial. Be friendly, open to sharing ideas and materials, and willing to help out a colleague in need. Your collegiality must extend not just to other faculty members but also to everyone else on the campus, including librarians, admissions counselors, and custodians.
  5. Be low-maintenance.

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