Center for Teaching and Learning

Full-Time Faculty Orientation Schedule


New Faculty Orientation for Full-Time Faculty *Please note that each day begins in a difference location.

Register for New Full-Time Faculty Orientation

Understanding Faculty Benefits, a session designed for new full-time faculty, is scheduled on TBD in room 222 in the Arts Administration Building (AAB –building # 8 on the North Campus map).  Contact Joann Westbrook for more information.

Day One: Monday, August 18, 2014 (tentative agenda)
Millennium Student Center – Century Room C

8:00 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
Enjoy coffee, juice, bagels while you meet campus colleagues.

8:30 - Opening Remarks to Introduce UMSL and the UM System
Tom George, Chancellor
Glen Cope, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Margaret Cohen, Associate Provost, Professional Development and
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

9:15 - Meet UMSL Students
Students introduce you to campus, themselves, and their expectations of their professors during these roundtable discussions.

10:30 - Promoting Student Success: What Would YOU Do?
An interactive discussion to acquaint you with UMSL practices, procedures, and colleagues in the offices that know key policies well.
Deborah Burris, Director and Chief Diversity Officer, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Natissia Small, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Multicultural Relations
David Lewis, Director, Student Retention Services
Linder Williams, Coordinator, Disability Access Services
11:45 - Research and Scholarship at UMSL
Meet those who support faculty scholarship and research at lunch hosted by the Office of Research Administration.
Nasser Arshadi, Vice Provost for Research

1:30 - Promoting Safety, Preventing Violence, Practicing Integrity: Vital Resources for Faculty and Students
A discussion based on case studies of authentic campus situations that is led by representatives from key campus offices will introduce policies and procedures that support faculty work.  
D’Andre Braddix, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Conduct and Community Standards
James Linsin, Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Services
Charles Roeseler, Captain, Campus Police and Institutional Safety
Tanisha Stevens, Director, Office of Academic Integrity
Forrest VanNess, Chief of Police and Director of Institutional Safety

2:30 - Exploring the Millennium Student Center
Tour the MSC, visit the bank, and have your ID card made during your visits to the offices that support students     and faculty. The Bookstore provides bags for the welcome gifts waiting for you on each floor.  

3:45 - Learning from the Wisdom of Experienced Colleagues
Colleagues new to campus in 2012 offer their perspectives, insights, and wisdom for acclimating to campus and St. Louis.

Day Two: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (tentative agenda)
Millennium Student Center – Century Room C

8:45 - Campus Tour
Shuttle buses depart from the Circle, navigate the North and South Campuses, making brief stops for welcome gifts and information.

11:30 - First Impressions Last: What to do on the first day of class
The messages students receive at the first class meeting shape their attitudes and behaviors.    
Peggy Cohen, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

12:30 - Luncheon with the Chancellor and Provost  
Tom George, Chancellor
Glen Cope, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

1:30 - Introduction to Campus Libraries
Continue the campus tour, meet Christopher Dames, Dean of Libraries, and Christopher Niemeyer, Reference Librarian and Library Instruction Coordinator, who will introduce the variety of resources that support research, teaching, and learning.

2:30 - Essential Technology for UMSL Faculty – 449 SSB Learning Studio
Colleagues from CTL and Information Technology Services introduce software and hardware supports for research and teaching.
Lawrence Frederick, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor

4:30 - Q & A and Concluding Remarks  

5:15 - Chancellor’s Reception at Glen Echo Country Club