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Full-Time Faculty Orientation Schedule

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

Register for New Full-Time Faculty Orientation

Understanding Faculty Benefits, a session designed for new full-time faculty, is scheduled on Wednesday, August 14 in JCP 63 (JC Penney Conference Center). Contact Mallorie Nelson (ph: 314-516-5807) for more information.

Day One: Monday, August 12, 2019 (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
Kristin Sobolik, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Andy Goodman, Associate Provost and Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

9:15 - Meet UMSL Students
Students introduce you to campus, themselves, and their expectations of their professors during these roundtable discussions.
Curt Coonrod, Vice Provost for Student Affairs will introduce the students.

10:30 - Promoting Student Success: What Would YOU Do?
An interactive discussion based on key UMSL practices and procedures
Beth Eckelkamp, Associate Provost for Student Success
Christopher Miller, Director, Student Retention Services
Natissia Small, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Multicultural Student Services
Tara Cramer, Coordinator, Disability Access Services    

11:45 - Luncheon with the Chancellor and the Provost
Distinguished and talented table hosts:

Tom George, Chancellor
Kristin Sobolik, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Chris Spilling, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Curt Coonrod, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Jane Williams, Executive Director, Information Technology Services

12:45 - Introduction to Campus Libraries (Thomas Jefferson Library Lobby)
Learn about the variety of library resources that support research, teaching, and learning. 
Leena Marvin, Institutional Repository Librarian

1:15 Classroom and Lab Technology and Instructional Support Services (Clark 400)
Colleagues Instructional Support Services and the CTL introduce you to classroom configurations.
Douglas Williams and Christopher Boyce, Instructional Support Service

2:15 Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus (MSC-C)
Start the semester strong with a solid, welcoming, and learner-centered syllabus.
Andy Goodman, Director, CTL


2:45 Learner-Centered Teaching Workshop (MSC-C)
Help put the focus on learning and increased student success with proven instructional strategies.
Andy Goodman, Director, CTL

Remember to bring your Einstein coffee mug on Tuesday for a free cup of coffee before the campus tour!

Day Two: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (tentative agenda)
Activities convene at Einstein's Bagels in the Millennium Student Center

8:30 - Coffee at Einstein's Bagels (MSC - 2nd Floor)
Bring your Einstein’s coffee mug, and get a free cup of coffee at Einstein’s Bagels on the second floor of the MSC. Then we'll walk over to  Anheuser-Busch Hall 003.

8:45 Canvas Basics with the Faculty Resource Center (ABH 003)
Explore all that Canvas has to offer to support you and your students.
Dave Gellman, Tom Roedel, and Paul Wilmarth, Learning Resource Lab

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Teaching and Learning with Technology (ABH 003)
Join a CTL Instructional Designer to learn more about the technology tools to help you hit the ground running. You will visit up to three tables from the selections below:
Table 1: Canvas Notifications, Canvas Mobile App and Grading App (Gretchen Haskell, Instructional Designer)
Table 2: Designing Interactions (Dasha Kochuk, Instructional Designer)
Table 3: Organizing Courses in Canvas (Michael Porterfield, Instructional Designer)
Table 4: Grading in Canvas (Emily Goldstein, Assistant Director)
Table 5: Google Apps for Education (Jen McKanry, Instructional Designer)

11:30 Campus Systems – Tracking Student and Faculty Success (ABH 003)
Introduction to campus tracking systems including MyConnect – tracking for students in danger of failing or reporting outstanding student success and myVITA – a faculty accomplishment tracking system
Andy Goodman, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

12:00 - Research and Scholarship at UMSL (MSC - Century Room C)
Meet those who support faculty scholarship and research Lunch is hosted by the Office of the Provost.
Wes Harris, Interim Vice Provost for Research, will lead introductions. 

1:00 - Promoting Safety, Preventing Violence, Practicing Integrity: Vital Resources for Faculty and Students (MSC - Century Room C)
Case studies of authentic campus situations guide this discussion led by representatives from key campus offices who introduce policies and procedures that will support every faculty member.
D’Andre Braddix, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Conduct and Community Standards
Dana Beteet Daniels, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Catherine Dennis, Sergeant, Campus Police
Chris Sullivan, Clinical Director, Counseling Services
Tanisha Stevens, Director, Office of Academic Integrity
Dan Freet, Chief of Police, Director of Institutional Safety

2:00 - Exploring the Millennium Student Center (MSC)
Tour the MSC, visit the bank, and get your ID card as you visit offices that support students and faculty. Start in the back of this room for a gift and a bag from the Bookstore to hold the welcome gifts waiting for you in many offices.  

3:30 Learning from the Wisdom of Experienced Colleagues (ABH 003)
Colleagues new to campus in 2017 offer their perspectives, insights, and wisdom for acclimating to UMSL and St. Louis.

4:30 - Q & A and Concluding Remarks  

5:15 - Chancellor’s Reception (Touhill Performing Arts Center)
Chancellor Tom George invites you to join the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Provost’s Council, Deans, and your department chairs for campus introductions and a reception.