Fall 2015 Semester Schedule
The meetings will be held on Mondays from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the University Hall Conference Center (7th floor) unless otherwise noted.

September 21      

Welcome from campus representatives and meet resource faculty and other campus officers.

September 24 
Reception at President Cole’s residence

September 28            
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost/VPAA
Provost Gingerich will provide brief remarks.

Dr. Frederick Bonato, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bonato will discuss reappointment, tenure and promotion processes. FERPA reminder.

University Senate: Meet your Representative
Dr. Saundra Collins, President

Group Photo

October 5
College/School Session with Deans

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 12                   
Fostering Deep Learning
The Research Academy for University Learning          

October 19 (Location: Ferraro Lounge, University Hall)

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

Early Semester Check-In
Resource Faculty

October 26            
Developing your Research Proposal
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will describe their programs and services as well aspossibilities for faculty development.

Institutional Review Board
Dr. Katrina Bulkley, Professor and IRB Chair     

November 2     
College/School Session

November 9        
Roundtable of Roundtables:

General Education Program
- Dr. Kirk McDermid, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Global Education
- Dr. Marina Cunningham, Executive Director of International Affairs
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 for Information Technology

November 16  (Location: Ferraro Lounge, University Hall)     
How Can the Dean of Students Office Help You?

Ms. Margaree Coleman-Carter, Dean of Students, will introduce faculty to the services offered by that office, present the opportunities for new faculty to get involved with student organizations and campus life.

Mental Health Response
Dr. Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, Director of the Counseling & Psychological Services and
Ms. Linda A. Smith, Director of the Disability Resource Center

November 23             
Union: Meet your Representatives

Dr. Richard Wolfson, President AFT Local 1904

November 30             
Faculty Scholarship Program

Resource Facultywill be invited to discuss their experience with this program.

FSP Scholarly Agendas
Faculty will gather in small groups to converse about their respective research agendas . The resource faculty will serve as facilitators and provide suggestions as needed.

Tenure at MSU:  Lesson Learned, Stories Told…
Recently-tenured faculty will share their experiences with securing tenure at MSU.

December 7           
Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

NFP Holiday Social

2016 Spring Semester Schedule

January 25     
College/School Session

February 8                  
Meeting with President Cole at 3 PM (President’s Dining Room, 7th Floor, University Hall)

March 21     

April 25                      
End-of-the-Year Social