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New Faculty Program Schedule

Fall 2021 Semester Schedule

Unless otherwise indicated, weekly meetings will take place on Mondays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Feliciano School of Business (SBUS), Room 140. A Canvas LMS “community” for new faculty members provides a space to share information; any changes to this calendar necessitated by the ongoing public health crisis will be updated there.

September 13
Welcome and Introductions (3:00 pm)
Welcome from campus administrators, representatives, and new faculty program staff.

Kimberly Killmer Hollister, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Elizabeth Emery, Director of New Faculty Program

September 20
How Can the Dean of Students’ Office Help You? (3:00 pm)

Margaree Coleman-Carter, Dean of Students

Representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students will discuss services and present opportunities for faculty to engage with student organizations and campus life.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Disability Resource Center (4:15 pm)

Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, Director of the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Meghan Hearns, Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Group and College Photos (Tentative Location: Courtyard at Kasser Theater, 5:00 pm)

Reception with President Jonathan Koppell

September 27
Research Support: Grant Opportunities and Review Processes (3:00 pm)

Scott Herness, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Frederic “Ted” Russo, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Hila Berger, Director of Research Compliance
Dana Levitt, Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Institutional Review Board
Amy Krenzer, Senior Human Research Protection Analyst

October 4
Get to Know your Dean/Director (3:00 pm: location announced by respective school or college)

Deans and Directors will present their vision and expectations for faculty, describe the different centers and departments, and introduce staff members.

October 11
Tips and Structures for Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (3:00 pm)

Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Mary Colon, Director, Academic Personnel and Technology Services

Time Management Strategies (4:15 pm)

New Faculty Program Mentors

October 18
Supporting Student Success: Resources for Becoming a Great Mentor (3:00 pm)

David Hood, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College
Daphne Galkin, Associate Dean of University College
Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Assistant Provost for Student Success
Daniel Jean, Assistant Provost for Special Programs, EOF and Academic Success
Julie Mazur, Assistant Provost for Academic Success and Tutoring

October 25
Information Exchange and Networking (3:00 pm)

Library Services: Danianne Mizzy, Dean

International Engagement and Hispanic Initiatives: Katia Paz Goldfarb, Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs; Domenica Dominguez, Director, International Engagement

Center for Community Engagement: Bryan Murdock, Director

Procurement Services: Christine Palma, Director of Procurement, Goods and Services; Kyle Carter, Assistant Procurement Administrator

Information Technology: Candace Fleming, Vice President and CIO

Employee Benefits: Betty Paulino, Director

Faculty/Staff Members of the African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Disability, and Latinx/a/o Caucuses

November 1
College/School Session (3:00 pm: Location announced by respective Dean/Director’s Office)

November 8
Faculty Roles and Expectations; Faculty Scholarship Program (FSP) (3:00 pm) 

Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel

FSP Working Groups with New Faculty Program Mentors (4:10 pm)

Faculty will bring model narratives and converse in small groups about their respective research agendas. The new faculty mentors will facilitate and provide suggestions.

November 15
Showcase your Research! (3:00 pm)

Digital Commons, Research NJ, Scholarly Metrics, Information Literacy, and Media Outreach

Catherine Baird, Online and Outreach Librarian

Siobhan McCarthy, Reference Librarian and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Karen Ramsden, Research and Projects Specialist

Darren Sweeper, Government Documents and Data Librarian

Andrew Mees, Media Relations Director

November 22
Panel Discussion: The Tenure Experience (3:00 pm)

Recently tenured faculty will share their experiences regarding the tenure process at Montclair followed by discussion with resource faculty.

November 29
Question/Answer with Faculty Representatives of the American Federation of Teachers and University Senate (3:00 pm)

Richard Wolfson, Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning; President, AFT Local 1904,

Erik Jacobson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning; President, University Senate

Work/Life Balance: Tips and Strategies (4:15 pm)

Discussion with new faculty mentors and colleagues

December 6     
The Montclair Syllabus: Tips for Closing out the Term and Planning for Spring (3:00 pm)

Emily Isaacs, Executive Director of the Office of Faculty Advancement

Engaging Students in the Classroom (4:15 pm)

Julie Dalley, Associate Director, Research Academy for University Learning

December 13
Research Networks at Montclair (3:00 pm -4:00 pm)

Kimberly Killmer Hollister, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
Elizabeth Emery, Director of New Faculty Program
Faculty Research Mentors

End-of-Term Networking Reception (4:00 pm)

During the course of the semester, new faculty members will also participate independently in at least two of the in-person or online sessions proposed by the Office of Faculty Advancement (OFA): We will compare experiences with members of the larger group.

2022 Spring Semester Schedule

February 7
Applicant submits FSP Proposal to Department Chairperson

February (Date and Location to be confirmed)
Meeting with President Koppell (3:00 pm)

February (TBA)
Reappointment Conversation

Department Chairs and PAC Chairs will arrange for a conversation with each of their first-year, tenure-track faculty member(s) to: Assess the new faculty member’s progress and performance in his or her first year (first semester for Jan. hires); Offer guidance and mentoring in anticipation of the new faculty member’s application for reappointment in the fall 2022 semester.

April 25 (Location: SBUS 140)
End-of-the-Year Overview/Networking with Provost, Deans, and Participants (3:00 pm)