Create a Shared Community

Each year, we invite all new College of Engineering faculty members to join our new faculty community. Essentially a cohort group, it’s designed to help you rapidly integrate into scholarship and learning at Purdue and build a sense of community with your fellow newcomers.

The community gets started in the fall with a welcome reception and continues throughout the academic year with a series of lunches and programs. Meetings are informal, and you’re encouraged to ask questions of the expert panelists we bring in to speak. We poll community members for topics of interest, and past sessions have included everything from promotion and tenure to recruiting graduate students for research and navigating relationships with senior faculty.