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Welcome to La Salle University! As a new faculty member at La Salle, your integration into our Lasallian community will include many campus partners, including your department chair, your Dean’s Office, the Office of the Provost, the Office for Mission, the Faculty Development Committee of the Faculty Senate, and our Human Resources team.
Helping new faculty adjust to the demands of teaching is a central element of the Lasallian heritage. St. John Baptist de La Salle codified his guidance for new teachers in The Conduct of the Christian Schools, a ground-breaking text that established key pedagogical practices, classroom management guidelines, and educational philosophies informed by the Brothers of the Christian Schools’ work with marginalized students. While practices and guidelines established in the 17th century are not necessarily applicable to the work of contemporary higher education, the idea of “teaching the teachers” remains both relevant and necessary. The De La Salle Institute strives to provide support for all faculty, but especially for new faculty, as faculty work to meet students where they are and bring them where they aspire to be. The DLSI’s initiatives tailored to new faculty are still under development, but more information about them will be available soon.