New Faculty Orientation

promoting faculty success

When

August 31 - September 1, 2015
Check-in begins at 8:15am

Where

University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Room

For two days,
University leaders offer information to support your success.

Hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, New Faculty Orientation is packed with critical information, resources and support for new faculty entering the University of Minnesota system. The two-day event offers presentations on promotion and tenure, tips on navigating the University system, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, and key introductions to University contacts and sources. New Faculty Orientation offerings continue throughout the year with luncheon discussions and networking events designed to ensure a successful start to a rewarding career.

Schedule

packed with high quality content, just for you.

08:15

Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome

Karen Hanson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson is the University of Minnesota’s chief academic officer, with responsibility for managing the colleges and academic units, and the policies and practices that affect the academic life of the university.

9:30am

Navigating the University of Minnesota: What Do I Need to Know?

Allen Levine
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Allen Levine The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs facilitates academic excellence among University of Minnesota faculty by providing oversight of policies and processes related to faculty life and tenure and promotion; offering resources for faculty career development; and by recognizing and celebrating exceptional achievements in teaching, research, and public engagement.

10:15am

Diversity is Everyone's Business

Michael Goh
Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

10:45am

Break

11:00am

How Do I Jump-start My Research and Creative Activity?

Brian Herman
Vice President for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research

Frances Lawrenz
Associate Vice President for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research

Kevin McKoskey
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SPONSORED PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION

12:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm

How Do I Balance Work, Life, Teaching, Service, and Research?

Colin Campbell
Chair, Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC)

1:30pm

University Library Resources to Support Your Research and Teaching

Janice M. Jaguszewski
Associate University Librarian and Director

2:00pm

Break

2:10pm

Promotion and Tenure, Faculty Leaves, and Other Faculty Matters

Allen Levine
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Faculty Panel on Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process

Tenured Faculty:

Jason Hill
Associate Professor
Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Seth Lewis
Associate Professor
School of journalism

3:30pm

Resource Fair and Social Hour at Campus Club, West Wing

8:15am

Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome

Jeff Lindgren
Center for Educational Innovation

9:15am

Teaching, Learning and the Three Be's

Ilene Alexander and Paul Ching
Center for Educational Innovation

10:15am

Break

10:20am

Breakout Sessions: Teaching Writing

Using writing to promote learning: tips, tricks, and support for teaching with writing

Daniel Emery
Center for Writing

Memorable Lectures: Strategies to Make your Presentations Stick

Christina Petersen
Center for Educational Innovation

How the Research on Learning can Inform your Teaching

Kris Gorman
Center for Educational Innovation

Using Grading Rubrics

Bill Rozaitis
Center for Educational Innovation

12:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Faculty Panel

Navigating Teaching Challenges: Student resistance, incivility, student mental health and other teaching topics

Facilitator:
Deb Wingert
Center for Educational Innovation

Faculty Panel:
Kristin Anderson
Associate Dean, School of Public Health
Leon Hsu
Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development
Rashné Jehangir
Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development
Diana Karwan
Assistant Professor, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences

2:45pm

Break

2:50pm

Breakout Sessions

Teaching with Technology

Annette McNamara
Academic Technology Support Services
Ann Fandrey
College of Liberal Arts
Paul Ching
Center for Educational Innovation

Consultations with the Center for Educational Innovation staff on any teaching topic that interests you

Kris Gorman
Center for Educational Innovation
Colleen Meyers
Center for Educational Innovation
Kate Martin
Center for Educational Innovation
Jeff Lindgren
Center for Educational Innovation


Testimonials

Well constructed and EXECUTED. I feel informed, welcomed, and RESPECTED. Very nice job!
THIS program raised my CONFIDENCE going into a new environment with a new culture in a new role. THANK YOU for that.
I came away with a LOT of pride in the U of M because of the EXCELLENCE in so many areas throughout the U.

Registration

Orientation takes place annually in the last week of August. You won’t want to miss all of the information, resources, and new colleagues you will meet. The orientation is also an opportunity to meet key senior leaders of the University to hear about their vision for the University.


New Faculty Lunch Series

In addition to the 2015 New Faculty Orientation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs is launching the new 2015-2016 New Faculty Lunch Series. These lunches are informal gatherings during which you will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from various University offices and learn about their operations and University resources available for you to help you be successful in your teaching, research, and service.

Location

McNamara Alumni Center

We hope you will invest the time to attend the New Faculty Orientation.

Venue

McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Room

200 Oak St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nearby Parking

University Avenue Ramp

1926 University Avenue SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus Maps

4th Street Ramp

1625 4th Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus Maps
Additional details

Modern and majestic, the McNamara Alumni Center is a bold architectural gem on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. Its design is inspired by the Minnesota landscape: wood, water and copper. With ten versatile rooms, all on the first floor, the center is a popular Twin Cities fundraiser, conference and wedding reception venue. McNamara has many conveniences, including tunnel connections to an adjacent 500-car parking ramp and hotel, quick highway access and award-winning D’Amico Catering onsite.

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