Fall 2016 Semester Schedule
The meetings will be held on Mondays from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the Feliciano School of Business, Room 140 unless otherwise noted.

September 12      
Welcome and Introductions

Welcome from campus administrators, representatives and new faculty program staff.

Provost Willard P. Gingerich and Associate Provost Frederick Bonato will provide brief remarks.

Group Photo (by Kasser Theatre)

September 15 
Reception at President Cole’s residence

September 19    
A discussion on the reappointment, tenure and promotion processes. FERPA reminder.      
Dr. Frederick Bonato, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Ms. Mary Colon, Director, Academic Personnel Services

September 26
College/School Session with Deans  (Location announced by respective Dean's office)

Meeting by colleges/schools; each dean will present his/her vision and expectations for faculty, describe the different centers and departments, and introduce their staff members.

October 3                   
Fostering Deep Learning
Dr. Milton Fuentes, Director, Research Academy for University Learning
Ms. Julie Dalley, Assistant Director, Research Academy for University Learning

October 10
Advising, Teaching, & Learning: The Interrelationships
Dr. Michele Campagna, Executive Director for the Center for Advising and Student Transitions
Dr. James German, Associate Provost for Undergrauate Education

Early Semester Check-In
Resource Faculty

October 17            
Developing your Research Proposals
Mr. Frederic "Ted" Russo, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
ORSP staff will discuss pre/post grant services and opportunities for faculty development.

The Graduate School
Dr. Joan Ficke, Dean of the Graduate School

October  24     
College/School Session
  (Location announced by respective Dean's office)

October 31        
Roundtable of Roundtables:

General Education Program
- Dr. Kirk McDermid, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Global Education
- Ms. Domenica Dominguez, Interim Director, Global Education Center
Honors Program
- Dr. Gregory L. Waters, Professor and Director of the Honors Program
Library Services
- Dr. Judith Hunt, Dean
Procurement Services
- Ms. Christine G. Palma, Associate Director of Procurement Services
Service Learning
- Mr. Bryan Murdock, Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement
- Ms. Candace Fleming, Vice President and CIO, Information Technology

November 7
Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Dr. Katrina Bulkley, Professor and IRB Chair   
Ms. Amy Krenzer, Institutional Review Board Coordinator
Ms. Hila Berger, Research Compliance Officer

November 14             
American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Meet your Representatives
Dr. Richard Wolfson, President AFT Local 1904

University Senate: Meet your Representative
Dr. David Trubatch, President

November 21             
Faculty Scholarship Program

FSP Scholarly Agendas
Faculty will conversein small groups about their respective research agendas . The resource faculty will facilitate and provide suggestions as needed.

Panel Discussion: The Tenure Experience
Recently-tenured faculty will share their experiences with the tenure process at MSU.

November 28
How Can the Dean of Students Office Help You?

Ms. Margaree Coleman-Carter, Dean of Students, will discuss their services and present opportunities for new faculty to get involved with student organizations and campus life.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Dr. Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, Director of the Counseling & Psychological Services
Ms. Linda A. Smith, Director of the Disability Resource Center

December 5           
Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

NFP Holiday Social

2017 Spring Semester Schedule

January 23     
College/School Session
(Location announced by respective Dean's office)

February 6                  
Meeting with President Cole at 3 PM (President’s Dining Room, 7th Floor, University Hall)

April 24                      
End-of-the-Year Social