On-Going Orientation Sessions

The energy, experiences, and ideas that new faculty bring are vital for Gustavus. Making the transition, however, from a faculty or graduate student position at another institution, can sometimes be challenging. In order to assist faculty new to the college in making this transition, the Kendall Center sponsors a series of orientation sessions throughout the academic year.

2015-2015 Orientation Sessions

All Sessions are Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet and then meet in the St Peter Room

All new faculty members are expected to attend orientation sessions throughout the academic year. Department chairs are asked not to schedule classes for new faculty during this time. Each session has a discussion topic and one or more faculty facilitator, to provide an opportunity to share information about the issues of primary importance to new faculty.

September 10, 2015   
Checking In
This session provides an open‐ended opportunity for new faculty to get to know each other, share their experiences, and have their questions answered in a supportive environment.

September 24, 2015   (non TT only)          
Making the Most of Term Appoitments - Resume's

October 15, 2015
Grading rubrics and policies
A session on grading student assignments.  A variety of assignment types are discussed.

October 22, 2015  (non TT only)
Making the Most of Term Appointments - Interview's

October 29, 2015
Course Evaluations

November 12, 2015
What is a Liberal Arts College firmly rooted in the Swedish Lutheran tradition

November 19, 2015
Cultivating Well-Being

December 3, 2015  (TT only)
Internal and External Grants

December 10, 2015
I
nterdisciplinary programs and study away

January 28, 2016 (TT only) 
Tenure review process at Gustavus
An overview of the tenure review procedure at Gustavus.

February 11, 2016
Checking In
This session provides an open-ended opportunity for new faculty to get to know each other, share their experiences, and have their questions answered in a supportive environment.

February 18, 2016
What does excellence in teaching mean?

March 3, 2016
Gustavus committee structure and shared governance
A discussion of the committee structure at Gustavus and how to become involved.  What does each committee do anyway?

March 17, 2016       
Academic advising at Gustavus
A discussion of how to be an effective academic advisor.

April 14, 2016          
Sustaining Scholarly and Creative endeavors

April 20, 2016  (TT only)
New faculty mentor/mentee social
A social for new tenure‐track faculty and their mentors. New faculty (and their mentors) from the past two years are also invited.

May 12, 2016
Y
ear in review and wrapping up the year
The final session of the year where any outstanding questions are answered and faculty feedback about the new faculty orientation program is gathered.


The New Faculty Programming Faculty Associate for 2015-2016 is Pamela Kittelson.

2014-2015 Orientation Sessions
2013-2014 Orientation Sessions
2012-2013
Orientation Sessions
2011-2012 Orientation Sessions
2010-2011 Orientation Session
2009-2010 Orientation Sessions
2008-2009 Orientation Sessions
2007-2008 Orientation Sessions