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New Faculty Program Schedule

Fall 2020 Semester Schedule

Unless otherwise indicated, weekly meetings before Thanksgiving will take place on Mondays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Feliciano School of Business, Room 140. The time slot will remain constant, but given the uncertainties of the Covid-19 situation, this schedule and list of participants may change over the course of the semester; the Canvas community for new faculty members will contain the definitive workshop titles, places, and/or Zoom links.

Optional small group in-person outings will be proposed through the Canvas community.

August 31
Welcome and Introductions (3:00 pm) – Location is Student Center Ballroom A
Welcome from campus administrators, representatives and new faculty program staff.
Elizabeth Emery, Director of the New Faculty Program, Provost Willard P. Gingerich, Associate Provost Kenneth Sumner will provide brief remarks.
Welcome from President Cole at 3:30 pm

September 14 (Online)
How Can the Dean of Students Office Help You? (3:00 pm)
Margaree Coleman-Carter, Dean of Students
Representatives from the Dean of Students Office will discuss their services and present opportunities for faculty to get involved with student organizations and campus life.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Disability Resource Center (DRC) (4:15 pm)
Jaclyn Friedman-Lombardo, Director of the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Meghan Hearns, Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC)

September 21
Institutional Review Board and Research Compliance (3:00 pm)
Dana Levitt, Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Institutional Review Board
Hila Berger, Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs
Amy Krenzer, Human Research Protection Analyst
Sabrina Jang, Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs Director

Pandemic Teaching: Tale, Techniques and Tools (4:15 pm)
Emily Isaacs, Professor of English and Director, Office of Faculty Engagement
Julie Dalley, Associate Director, Office of Faculty Engagement

September 28 (Yom Kippur)
College/School Session with Deans (3:00 pm; Location announced by respective Dean’s office)
Each dean will present his/her vision and expectations for faculty, describe the different centers and departments, and introduce their staff members.

October 5
Grant Opportunities and Graduate Programs (3:00 pm)
Frederic “Ted” Russo, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
ORSP staff will discuss grant services and opportunities for faculty development.

Research and Graduate School Initiatives (4:15 pm)
M. Scott Herness, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

October 12  (Online)
University College and Resources for Student Advisement (3:00 pm)
David Hood, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College
Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Assistant Provost for Student Success

Resources for Academic Support (3:45 pm)
Allyson Straker-Banks, Associate Provost for Student Academic Success
Julie Mazur, Director of Academic Support Services

Hispanic Serving Initiatives (4:15 pm)
Katia Paz Goldfarb, Professor of Family Science and Human Development and Assistant Vice President for Hispanic Serving Initiatives

October 19 (3:00 pm)
Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion processes.
Kenneth Sumner, Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Mary Colon, Director, Academic Personnel Services

October 26 (3:00 pm – Online)
Information Exchange and Networking
Library Services – Judith Lin Hunt, Dean
Office of International Engagement – Domenica Dominguez, Director
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
Office of Media Relations – Andrew Mees, Assistant Director; Emilia Rodowicz, Social Media

November 2
College/School Session (3:00 pm; Location announced by respective Dean’s office)

November 9
Digital Commons, Research NJ, Scholarly Metrics, and Other Resources (3:00 pm)
Siobhan McCarthy, Reference Librarian and Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Karen Ramsden, Research and Projects Specialist
Darren Sweeper, Government Documents and Data Librarian

Digital Commons Registration Workshop (4:15 pm)

November 16
Question/Answer with Faculty Representatives of the American Federation of Teachers and University Senate (3:00 pm)
Richard Wolfson, President AFT, Local 1904
Erik Jacobson, President, University Senate

November 23
Panel Discussion: The Tenure Experience (3:00 pm)
Recently tenured faculty will share their experiences regarding the tenure process at MSU followed by discussion and check-in.

November 30 (Online)
Faculty Scholarship Program (FSP) and Faculty Roles and Expectations (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. Invited faculty members will facilitate and provide suggestions as needed.

December 7 (Online)
Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations (3:00 pm)
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

NFP End-of-Semester Collaboration (4:00 pm)

2021 Spring Semester Schedule

February 15
Meeting with President Cole at 3:00 pm (Location TBA)
February 3 (to be confirmed)
Applicant submits FSP Proposal to Department Chair/School Director
February (Date 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 be completed no later than the end of February 2021. The goals are to:
  1. Assess the new faculty member’s progress and performance in his or her first year* and,
  2. Offer guidance and mentoring in anticipation of the new faculty member’s application for reappointment in the fall 2021 semester.

* or his or her first semester for mid-year (January) hires

April 19 (LOCATION: SBUS 140)
End-of-the-Year Overview/Networking with Provost, Deans and Participants (3:00 pm)