New Faculty Orientation Sessions

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 (Around 6 years ago)

The first monthly Orientation Sessions for new faculty will be held on September 11th and 25th from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Free lunch at the Buffet, then meet in the St. Peter Room. All new faculty members are expected to attend orientation sessions throughout the academic year. 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. Click “more” to see the entire monthly sessions schedule.

September 11, 2008 Checking in at the start of the semester —
Please join all new faculty colleagues for lunch to talk over the first week of classes; bring your questions. Special guests will include library faculty to provide information about how to develop the collection in your area of expertise; how to reserve library instruction sessions; the nuts and bolts of the library (e-reserves, book ordering, scheduling); and the ways the library collaborates with classroom faculty to help our students develop sophisticated research skills.

September 25, 2008: Large class discussion

October 9, 2008: Midterm grades, grading rubrics and methods

October 23, 2008: Keeping students engaged

November 6, 2008: Departmental relationships

November 20, 2008: Course evaluations

January 28, 2009 (TT only) : Max Hailperin, Chair of Personnel Committee

February 12, 2009  (TT only) : Bob Wiesenfeld and Thia Cooper, Chair of Faculty Development Committee

February 26, 2009: Checking in

March 12, 2009: Advising (Julie Johnson)

April 2, 2009: Interdisciplinary Programs

April 23, 2009: TBA

May 21, 2009: Evaluation Session (after Faculty meeting)

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