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New Faculty Program Schedule

Fall 2022 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. The Canvas LMS “community,” to which new faculty will have access once they receive their Montclair email address, provides a space to share information. Any changes to this calendar will be posted there.

During the course of the semester, new faculty members should participate in one or more of the sessions proposed by the Office for Faculty Excellence (OFE). We will discuss your experience of the OFE sessions when we meet with that group. OFE opportunities are posted here:

September 12
Welcome and Introductions (3:00 pm)

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

Junius Gonzales, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Emily Isaacs, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Excellence
Laura Lakusta, Director of New Faculty Program
Faculty Resource Mentors: Priya Lalvani (CEHS), Laura Nicosia (CHSS), Henk Eshuis (CSAM), Brian Abrams (CART), Ram Dubey (SBUS)
Faculty/Staff Members of the African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Disability, and Latinx/a/o Caucuses: Reginia Judge, Jude Uy/Sudha Wadhwani, Priya Lalvani, Johnny Lorenz

Group and College Photos (Tentative Location: Courtyard at Feliciano School of Business, 4:30 pm)

September 15
President Koppell’s Investiture Ceremony

September 19
Support Services (3:00 pm)
Dean of Students
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.

Equity and Title IX
Ashante Connor, Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator

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)

September 21 (Details to follow)
Reception with President Jonathan Koppell

September 26
Get to Know your Dean/Director (3:00 pm: location announced by respective school or college)
Each dean will present their vision and expectations for faculty, describe the different centers and departments, and introduce staff members.

October 3
Review Processes and Grant Opportunities  (3:00 pm)

Dana Levitt, Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Institutional Review Board
Amy Krenzer, Human Research Protection Analyst

Supporting Faculty Research Initiatives (4:15 pm)

Ken Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Stefanie Brachfeld, Acting Vice Provost for Research, Academic Affairs
Frederic “Ted” Russo, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Presentation by Research and Sponsored programs staff of grant services and opportunities for faculty development.

October 10
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, Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning; President, University Senate

Early Semester Check-In with Resource Faculty (4:30 pm)

October 17
Curriculum and Technology Workshop (3:00 pm, UN5009)
Hands on activities and group-based discussions with Instructional Technology & Design Services (ITDS). Colleagues will demonstrate programs such as Panopto, Hypothesis, Lightboard, Padlet, and polling software, which can be helpful for engaging students, building learning interactivities and collaborations, and designing assessments. Montclair course design methodologies and pedagogical models will also be introduced.

A Conversation with Katia Paz Goldfarb, Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs (4:30 pm – UN 5009)

October 24
How to Support Student Success Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Part 1: (3:00 pm)

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

Part 2: (4:00 pm)

Emily Issacs, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Excellence

October 31
Information Exchange and Networking – Part 1 (3:00 pm)

Procurement Services: Christine Palma, Associate Vice President of Procurement Services; Shawn Laidlaw, Director of Procurement Services
Information Technology: Candace Fleming, Vice President and CIO
Corporate and Foundation Relations: Ruth Kunstadter, Associate Director, Corps & Founds

Information Exchange and Networking – Part 2 (4:00)

Library Services: Danianne Mizzy, Dean of Library Services
Office of International Academic Initiatives: Timothy White, Director

November 7

Media Boot Camp 101 (3:00 pm)
Andrew Mees, Assistant Director; Elyse Toribio, Media Relations Coordinator

Check-in and Discussion with Faculty Mentors (4:00 pm)

November 10
Optional New Faculty Outing to a Campus Performance (7:30 pm)                                          

November 14
How to Showcase Your Work

Library Resources: Digital Commons, Research NJ, Scholarly Metrics, and Media Outreach (3:00 pm)
Catherine Baird, Online and Outreach Librarian
Siobhan McCarthy, Reference Librarian and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Karen Ramsden, Research and Projects Specialist

Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (3:00 pm)

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

November 21
Faculty Scholarship Program (FSP) (3:00 pm)
Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

FSP Working Groups (4:00 pm)
Faculty will bring model narratives and converse in small groups about their respective research agendas. The resource faculty will facilitate and provide suggestions as needed.

November 28
College/School Session (3:00 pm: Location announced by respective Dean/Director’s Office)

December 5
Panel Discussion: The Tenure Experience (3:00 pm)

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

Faculty Mentor discussion and semester recap (4:00 pm)

December 12
Final Meeting and Networking Session (3:00 pm)                                     

Tips for Closing out the Term and Planning for Spring
New faculty members will have attended one of the sessions hosted by the Office for Faculty Excellence and will be prepared to share their experiences with others.

The Montclair Syllabus (3:30 pm)
Emily Issacs, Executive Director, Office for Faculty Excellence

Words from Provost Gonzales (4:00 pm)
End-of-Term Social (4:00 pm)

2023 Spring Semester Schedule

February 6 (To be confirmed)
Applicant submits FSP Proposal to Department Chairperson

February 6 or 13 (Date and Location to be confirmed)
Meeting with President Koppell (3:00 pm)

During Month of February 2023 (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 2023 semester.    

April (TBA)
Optional New Faculty Outing to a Performance

April 24
Final Session, Wrap Up and Looking Forward (3:00 pm)
Program Director and Faculty Mentors

Navigating Curricular Processes (3:30 pm)
Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Assessment; Barbara Ritola, Associate Director for Curriculum

Words from Provost Gonzales (4:00 pm)
End-of-Term Networking Social with Deans and Presenters

May (TBA) 
Jackals baseball game (bring family and friends as desired!)