Fall 2014 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 8      

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

Group Photo

Reception at President Cole’s residence at 4:30 PM.

September 15            
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.

September 22
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.

September 29                   
Fostering Deep Learning
The Research Academy for University Learning          

October 6
Institutional Review Board
Dr. Katrina Bulkley, Professor and IRB Chair      

Early Semester Check-In
Resource Faculty

October 13            
Developing your Research Proposal
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will describe their programs and services as well aspossibilities for faculty development.

Advising, Teaching, & Learning: The Interrelationships
Dr. Michele Campagna, Executive Director for the Center for Advising and Student Transitions

October 20     
College/School Session

October 27        
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
- Dr. Edward V. Chapel, Vice President for Information Technology
University Advancement - Mr. Jeff Campo, Associate Vice PResident, University Foundation Financial Management

November  3    (LOCATION: Ferraro Lounge University Hall 1106)           
How Can the Dean of Students Office Help You?

Dr. Rose Mary Howell, 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 10             
Union and Senate: Meet your representatives
Dr. Saundra Collins, President of the MSU Senate

Dr. Richard Wolfson, President AFT Local 1904

November 17             
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.

November 24                            
College/School Session

December 1            
Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

NFP Holiday Social

2015 Spring Semester Schedule

February 2                  
Meeting with President Cole at 3 PM (President’s Dining Room, 7th Floor, University Hall)

April 27                      
End-of-the-Year Social