New Faculty Orientation

The 2022 Orientation program is scheduled for August 15, August 18, and August 25. See below for agenda details. Agenda subject to change.


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. 

Day 1: New Employee Orientation (University Human Resources) - Online

Monday, August 15, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM

View the Agenda & Register for Day 1


Day 2: Teaching/Research - Online

Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:50 PM


Register for Day 2

Welcome to Maryland

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

Opening Presentation

Welcome to Maryland

New Faculty Checklist

University Acronyms

Faculty Development Initiatives & Programs

Faculty Expectations & Policies

Mentors & Mentoring for Graduate Students

10:00 - 10:45

Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs; Erica Estrada-Liou, Interim Executive Director, Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Mira Azarm, Innovation Instigator and Lecturer, Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

Presentation - Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation Tools & Mindset Training

10:45 - 11:05
11:05 - 11:15
Research Development and Administration

Hana Kabashi, Project Manager, Research Development; Jill Frankenfield, Associate Director, Research Administration; Miriam Sharp, Manager, Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk; Laura Rosenthal, Director for Faculty Leadership, Office of Faculty Affairs

Presentation - Office of Research Development

Presentation - Office of Research Administration

Presentation - Introduction to Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk

PI Research Safety Responsibilities

Research Safety Standard

11:15 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00
Promoting and Supporting Academic Excellence at UMD

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

Academic Innovation & Technology

Presentation - Technology and Computing Solutions for UMD Researchers

UMD Data Classification Standard

IT Policies, Standards & Guidelines

1:00 - 1:40
1:40 - 2:00
Teaching at UMD: How to Strategically Leverage Campus-Wide Resources

John Burke, Director Learning Technology Strategy, Division of Information Technology; Mary Warneka, Associate Director, Learning Experience, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center

Presentation & Resources - Teaching @ UMD: How to Leverage Campus-Wide Resources

Syllabus Guidance & Template

Welcome to Teaching @ UMD Course

Assisting Students in Distress

2:00 - 4:00
4:00 - 4:15
Welcome from the Provost

Jennifer King Rice, Provost and Senior Vice President

4:15 - 4:45
4:45 - 4:50

Day 3: TerrapinSTRONG/Diversity & Inclusion - In-person

Stamp Student Union, 2203 Colony Ballroom

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Register for Day 3

Information Fair

Learn more about our campus services and resources.


10:00 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30
Students at Maryland

Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs

11:30 - 12:00

Darryll J. Pines, President; Leslie Krafft, Program Manager, Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Ken Ulman, Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development, University of Maryland, College Park Foundation

Presentation - TerrapinSTRONG 

Presentation - Greater College Park


12:00 - 1:30
1:30 - 1:45
Unleash the Fearless Innovator Inside!

Dean Chang, Interim Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development

1:45 - 2:15
Communities on Campus

Georgina Dodge, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Linda Steiner, Director of ADVANCE

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Information 

Presentation - UMD ADVANCE- Investing in Faculty Success and Inclusive Excellence

UMD Affinity Groups & Faculty Support Resources 

2:15 - 3:15
3:15 - 3:30
University Libraries: Overview and Resources

Gary White, Senior Associate Dean; Yelena Luckert, Director of Research and Learning; Lindsay Inge Carpenter, Head of Research Education

Presentation - University Libraries Overview & Resources

3:30 - 4:15
Welcome Reception

Sponsored by University Libraries

4:15 - 5:30

Agenda subject to change.