New Faculty Orientation

The 2021 Orientation program is scheduled for Thursday afternoons in the month of August. See below for agenda details.

*Note sessions on August 5 and 26 are required for all new faculty members. We warmly welcome you to attend all of the sessions on each day. If, however, your position does not include research or teaching, you may miss that day as appropriate. 

Via Zoom

Day 1: Welcome and General Orientation
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm | Required*

Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Welcome to Maryland

Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs
John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

1:15 - 2:00
Break
2:00 - 2:15
IceBreaker / Introductions

Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs
Dean Chang, Associate Vice President, Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Brooke Smith, Learning Experience Designer, Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2:15 - 3:00
UMD Health & Wellness

Stacy L. Sims, University Human Resources; Tom Ruggieri, Coordinator, Faculty Staff Assistance Program; Dr. Spyridon Marinopoulos, Director of University Health Center; Nate Burke, CARE

3:00 - 4:00
Break
4:00 - 4:15
University Libraries: Overview and Resources

Adrienne Lim, Dean; Gary White, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Academic Services; Yelena Luckert, Director of Research, Teaching and Learning; Jordan Sly, Librarian

4:15 - 5:00
Wrap-Up / End of Day
5:00 - 5:05

Day 2: Teaching
12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Promoting and Supporting Academic Excellence at UMD

Marcio Oliveira, Assistant Vice President, Academic Technology and Innovation; Samuel Langford Porter, Associate Director, Research Computing

12:00 - 12:40
Documenting Your Accomplishments in Faculty Success

Sharon Goodall, Director, Office of Faculty Affairs

12:40 - 12:45
Break
12:45 - 1:00
Teaching at UMD: How to Strategically Leverage Campus-Wide Resources

Deb Mateik, Director, Learning Technology and Design; Mary Warneka, Associate Director, Learning Experience, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center

1:00 - 3:00
Break
3:00 - 3:15
Community Engaged Teaching

Jim Hanson, UMD Extension; Stephen Thomas, Professor and Director, Health Policy and Management; Dean Chang, Associate Vice President, Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Gloria Aparicio Blackwell, Jose E. Cadiz and Golshan Jalali, Office of Community Engagement

3:15 - 4:15
Wrap-Up / End of Day
4:15 - 4:20

Day 3: Research
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
IT Resources for Research

Marcio Oliveira, Assistant Vice President, Academic Technology and Innovation; Samuel Langford Porter, Associate Director, Research Computing

12:00 - 12:30
Documenting Your Accomplishments in Faculty Success

Sharon Goodall, Director, Office of Faculty Affairs

12:30 - 12:50
Break
12:50 - 1:00
Research Integrity and Compliance

Melissa Thompson, Research Integrity Officer, Office of Faculty Affairs; Mariah Bauer, Director, Office of Senior Vice President and Provost; Adam Grant, Director, Division of Research 

1:00 - 2:00
Research Development and Administration

Hana Kabashi, Project Manager, Research Development; Jill Frankenfield, Associate Director, Research Administration; Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs

2:00 - 3:00
Wrap-Up / End of Day
3:00 - 3:05

Day 4: Diversity and Inclusion/TerrapinSTRONG
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Required*

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
TerrapinSTRONG

President Darryll Pines
KerryAnn O’Meara, Professor of Higher Education and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives

12:00 - 1:30
Break
1:30 - 1:45
Students at Maryland

Patty Perillo, Vice President, Student Affairs

1:45 - 2:15
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Communities on Campus | ADVANCE / Family Care

Georgina Dodge, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Linda Steiner, Professor and Director of ADVANCE; Dawn K. Culpepper, Associate Director & Research Assistant Professor, ADVANCE 

2:15 - 3:15
Break
3:15 - 3:25
Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct

Tamara Saunders, Special Assistant and Training Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

3:25 - 3:50
CLOC: Socializing Into the Work Environment

Laura Scott, Director, Center for Leadership & Organizational Change (CLOC)

3:50 - 4:30
Wrap-Up / End of Orientation

John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs; Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs

4:30 - 4:35

Agenda subject to change.