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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to the University of Minnesota! We are excited to have you join our University community. To introduce you to critical information and resources available to you as a faculty member, we invite you to participate in New Faculty Orientation. The orientation includes 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 takes place on August 27 and 28, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center on the east bank of the Minneapolis campus.

Monday, August 27, 2018
8:00am
Check in and continental breakfast
8:30am
Welcome and Overview
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, vice provost for faculty & academic affairs
8:45am
What do you know about the University of Minnesota?
David Langley, Center for Educational Innovation, Faculty & Academic Affairs
9:15am
Welcome to the University
Karen Hanson, executive vice president & provost
9:30am
Navigating the University
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Faculty & Academic Affairs
10:00am
Break
10:15am
Student Well Being
Emily Ehlinger, Disability Resource Center
Emily O’Hara, Office for Student Affairs
Sue Wick, College of Biological Sciences
11:00am
Creating Safe and Respectful Academic Cultures
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Faculty & Academic Affairs
Kendra Okposo, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
11:30am
MyU, WORKS, Canvas Learning Management System
Ole Gram, Faculty & Academic Affairs
12:00pm
Lunch
12:45pm
Diversity is Everyone’s Business
Michael Goh, Office for Equity & Diversity
1:30pm
Becoming a Productive Researcher
Panel and Discussion
Chris Cramer, College of Science & Engineering
Alok Gupta, Carlson School of Management
Christine Mueller, School of Nursing
2:30pm
Break
2:45pm
Research and Creative Activity: Overview, Funding Opportunities, and Research Ethics
Frances Lawrenz, Office of the Vice President for Research
3:30pm
Travel to Campus Club
3:45pm
Information Fair and Reception
Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00am
Continental Breakfast
8:30am
President’s Welcome
Eric Kaler, president
8:45am
University Libraries: An Introduction for New Faculty
Claire Stewart, University Libraries
9:15am
Breakout Sessions: Teaching at the University of Minnesota
Helping Students Learn From Each Other Through Group Work
Christina Petersen, Center for Educational Innovation
Leveraging Learning Sciences Research: Strategies for Teaching
Kris Gorman, Center for Educational Innovation
Developing Memorable Presentations
David Langley, Center for Educational Innovation
10:15am
Break
10:30am
Faculty Tenure and Promotion at the University of Minnesota
Facilitators
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Faculty & Academic Affairs
Ole Gram, Faculty & Academic Affairs
Faculty panel
Daheia Barr-Anderson, College of Education & Human Development
Michael Gallope, College of Liberal Arts
William Pomerantz, College of Science & Engineering
11:45am
Selected Opportunities for Further Professional Development
Mentoring Relationships
Karen Ho, College of Liberal Arts
Keisha Varma, College of Education & Human Development
Advising Graduate Students
Scott Lanyon, Graduate School
Char Voight, Graduate School
New Faculty Program
David Langley, Center for Educational Innovation
Faculty Success Program and National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, vice provost for faculty & academic affairs
Early Career Teaching and Learning Program
Ilene Alexander, Center for Educational Innovation
Paul Ching, Center for Educational Innovation
12:05pm
Closing Comments