Each August, an orientation program for new University faculty is held. The program is for all new faculty (all ranks of professors, lecturers, research faculty, extension agents, visiting faculty) who have begun at the University in the past twelve months. Were you able to be there this year? Take our brief survey and let us know what you thought of the program. Click here for the survey.
Stamp Student Union | Monday, August 26, 2013
The Orientation Program appears below. If available, workshop materials are linked beside the program information. In addition, click here for a list of useful campus links.
|8:15 a.m.||Registration & Breakfast in the Grand Ballroom|
|9:00-9:30 a.m.||Remarks by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs|
|Grand Ballroom||Associate Provost Steve Fetter will welcome faculty and discuss campus vision and new initiatives.||Materials|
|9:45-10:45 a.m.||What does it mean to be faculty?|
|Grand Ballroom Lounge||THE APTIST: Introduction to campus tenure standards and review process. Discuss strategies for getting a successful start on the road to tenure.||Materials|
|Nanticoke Room||INITIATIVES FOR NON-TENURE-TRACK FACULTY: Non-tenure-track faculty make up roughly 2/3 of our faculty at the University of Maryland. Learn about resources and policies aimed to assist you, and how to get more involved on campus.||Materials|
|11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Research and Teaching at the University of Maryland|
|Grand Ballroom Lounge||INSTRUCTION AT UM: Gather ideas for teaching classes, advising students, and ask questions on topics like campus teaching policies and student services.||Materials|
|Nanticoke Room||RESEARCH AT UM: Meet Vice President of Research Patrick O'Shea. Panel discussion on topics like seeking and administering grants, intellectual property issues, human subjects approval process, and how to find time to write that book.|
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch with your fellow faculty in the Grand Ballroom|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||Coming out of our shells|
|Grand Ballroom||UM is a passionate and exciting community. Discover our commitment to inclusive excellence with Chief Diversity Officer Kumea Shorter-Gooden.||Materials|
|1:45-2:45 p.m.||Discussion Sessions|
|Second Floor, Stamp||BREAKOUTS BY COLLEGE, GROUPED BY DISCIPLINE: Senior faculty will tell it like it is. Your chance to ask burning questions on being a faculty member here – mentoring, culture, the tenure process, how to get it all in while maintaining work-life balance, etc.|
|Nanticoke Room||PEDAGOGICAL INITIATIVES AND RESOURCES: Discuss systems and programs available to assist teaching on campus, as well as any other questions you have.
Blended Learning, Center for Teaching Excellence, Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning, Learning Technology & Environments
|Materials linked to the left|
|2:45-3:30 p.m.||Information Fair|
|Grand Ballroom||40+ on- and off-campus vendors include benefits and retirement, Campus Rec Services, Black Faculty & Staff Association, University Libraries, and the University's shuttle bus program.|
|3:45-5:00 p.m.||Faculty Happy Hour, co-sponsored by University Libraries|
|Grand Ballroom Lounge||Further connect with fellow new faculty and meet your liaison librarians.|