New Faculty Orientation

promoting faculty success

When

August 29 - August 30, 2016
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.

Preliminary Schedule

packed with high quality content, just for you.

08:15

Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome

Karen Hanson
Executive Vice President 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?

Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

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.

10:45am

Break

11:00am

Diversity is Everyone's Business

Katrice Albert
Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Michael Goh
Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity
Virajita Singh
Assistant Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

11:30am

Resources for Research and Creative Activity

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

12:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm

Teaching, Learning and the Three Be’s

Ilene Alexander
Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation
Paul Ching
Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation

2:10pm

Break

2:20pm

Faculty Panel

Helping students thrive in the classroom
Panelists: TBD

3:45pm

Resource Fair and Social Hour at Campus Club, West Wing

4th Floor,  Coffman Memorial Union

8:15am

Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00am

Breakout Sessions

 
Clinical Teaching

Deb Wingert
Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation

Memorable Lectures: Strategies to Make Your Presentations Stick (A.I. Johnson Room)

Christina Petersen
Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation

Teaching with Technology

Paul Ching
Education Program Specialist, Center for Educational Innovation

Open Consultations

CEI Staff

10:15am

Break

10:20am

Breakout Sessions:

 
Student writing: In-class activities, assignments and grading (Thomas Swain Room)

Daniel Emery
Teaching Consultant, Center for Writing
Matt Luskey
Teaching Consultant, Center for Writing

Exams/Quizzes

CEI Staff

Teaching with TAs

Ilene Alexander
Teaching Consultant, Center for Writing
Mary Jetter
Teaching Consultant, Center for Writing

Open Consultations

CEI Staff

11:15am

Panel

Who Are Our Students?

Panelists: TBD

12:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

University Library Resources to Support Your Research and Teaching

Claire Stewart
Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning

2:00pm

Promotion and Tenure, Faculty Leaves, and Other Faculty Matters

Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

Panel on Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process

Tenured Faculty: TBD

3:30pm

Closing Comments


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 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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