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New Faculty Program Schedule

Fall 2019 Semester Schedule

The meetings will be held on Mondays from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the CELS Building, Room 110 unless otherwise noted.

September 9
Welcome and Introductions (3:00 pm)
Welcome from campus administrators, representatives and new faculty program staff.
Dr. Elizabeth Emery, Director of the New Faculty Program, Provost Willard P. Gingerich, Associate Provost Kenneth Sumner will provide brief remarks.
Dinner Reception at President Cole’s residence

September 16
How Can the Dean of Students Office Help You? (3:00 pm)
Ms. 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) (4:00 pm)
Dr. Chris Drost, Associate Director of the Counseling & Psychological Services
Ms. Marie Tizon, Assistant Director of the Disability Resource Center

September 23
University College and Advisement Resources (3:00 pm)
Dr. David Hood, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean, University College

Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion processes. (4:00 pm)
Dr. Kenneth Sumner, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Ms. Mary Colon, Director, Academic Personnel Services

September 30
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 7
Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (3:00 pm)
Dr. Dana Levitt, Professor and IRB Chair
Ms. Hila Berger, Director of Research Compliance and Regulatory Programs
Ms. Amy Krenzer, Senior Institutional Review Board Coordinator

Early Semester Check-In (4:15 pm)
Resource Faculty

October 14
Digital Commons, Research Metrics and Faculty Resources for Teaching (3:00 pm)
Ms. Catherine Baird, Online and Outreach Librarian
Ms. Siobhan McCarthy, Reference Librarian and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Engaging Students in Active Learning (4:00 pm)
Ms. Julie Dalley, Associate Director, Research Academy for University Learning

October 17 (Thursday from 7:30-9:30 pm)
Optional New Faculty Outing: Last Whispers (Location: Kasser Theatre)

October 21
(LOCATION: Feliciano School of Business Room 140)
Colleague Meet and Greet/Information Exchange (3:00 pm)
Office of International Engagement – Ms. Angela Cant, International Student and Scholar Advisor
Library Services – Dr. Judith Hunt, Dean
Procurement Services – Mr. Kyle Carter, Associate Director
Center for Community Engagement – Mr. Bryan Murdock, Director
Information Technology – Ms. Candace Fleming, Vice President and CIO
Employee Benefits – Ms. Betty Paulino, Director of Benefits
Office of Media Relations – Mr. Andrew Mees, Assistant Director

October 28
Faculty Scholarship Program (FSP) and Faculty Roles and Expectations (3:00 pm)
Dr. 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 4
College/School Session (3:00 pm; Location announced by respective Dean’s office)

November 11
Curriculum and Technology Workshop (3:00 pm)
Participants will collaborate with colleagues from Instructional Technology and Design and with one another in small groups on topics related to course design, pedagogical software, and the like.

November 18
Question/Answer with Faculty Representatives (3:00 pm)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and University Senate
Dr. Richard Wolfson, President AFT Local 1904  http://www.aftlocal1904.org/
Dr. David Trubatch, President, University Senate

November 25
Grant Opportunities and Graduate Programs (3:00 pm)
Mr. Frederic “Ted” Russo, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
ORSP staff will discuss grant services and opportunities for faculty development.

The Graduate School (4:00 pm)
Dr. M. Scott Herness, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

December 2
Panel Discussion: The Tenure Experience (3:00 pm)
Recently tenured faculty will share their experiences with the tenure process at MSU followed by discussion with resource faculty.

December 9
(LOCATION: Feliciano School of Business Room 140)
Exploring Interdisciplinary Collaborations (3:00 pm)
Dr. Willard P. Gingerich, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

NFP End-of-Term Social (4:00 pm)

December 12 (Thursday at 7:30 pm)
Optional New Faculty Outing to Gandini Juggling (Kasser Theater)

2020 Spring Semester Schedule

February 3 (date to be confirmed)
Applicant submits FSP Proposal to Department Chair/School Director
February 3
Meeting with President Cole at 3:00 pm (President’s Dining Room, 7th Floor, University Hall)
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 2019. 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 2019 semester.

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

April 2 (Thursday from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm)
Optional New Faculty Outing: Kate Soper, The Romance of the Rose (Location: Kasser Theater)
April 20 (LOCATION: SBUS 140)
End-of-the-Year Overview/Networking with Provost, Deans and Participants (3:00 pm)