New Faculty Orientation

CTFE has partnered with the Office of the Provost and Human Resources & Payroll to host Mason’s annual New Faculty Orientation. If you are a new faculty member at Mason, we encourage you to attend this two-day session for discussions about teaching, course design, and institutional programs and policies.

The 2016 New Faculty Orientation will be held on Monday, August 22, through Tuesday, August 23.

For returning faculty, we welcome you to join us on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 23, for our “In Case You Missed It” series, which serves as a refresher on various opportunities, resources, and teaching matters at Mason. Registration is not required.

If you are a new adjunct faculty member, please contact your department regarding the New Adjunct Faculty Orientation that will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

 

2016 Schedule of Events

Day One: Monday, August 22
8:30am-9:00am
Center for the Arts
Grand Tier III
Continental Breakfast
• Check-in
• Meet your colleagues
9:00am-9:05amOpening Remarks
• Goals for the orientation
9:05am-9:20amWelcome from Provost David Wu
9:20am-9:55amAbout Mason Students
• Mason student profiles and student life - graduate and undergraduate
• Students come first
• Implications for teaching, mentoring, and working with students

Diversity and Inclusion at Mason
9:55am-10:10amGlobal Initiatives
• Global opportunities for faculty
• Mason Korea
• Mason Study Abroad
• Smithsonian Institute global offerings
10:10am-10:25amHuman Resources and You: What HR Can Do for You
10:25am-10:45amMason Support for Faculty Research
10:45am-11:00amBREAK
11:00am-12:00pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Mason's Classrooms: Designing Spaces to Support Student EngagementSupporting Graduate Student Education at MasonGrant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored ProgramsEssentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class
12:00pm-12:15pmMove to Center for the Arts for Lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm
Center for the Arts
Concert Hall Lobby
LUNCH
Faculty Panel: "The Real Deal: Life at Mason as a New Faculty Member"

• Panel begins at 12:30pm
1:15pm-2:30pmHR & Payroll Mini-Benefits Fair and University Resources
• University Libraries
• Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR)
• University Ombudsman
• Academic Integrity
2:30pm-4:30pmHR Essentials
• Benefits orientation
• New Employee Welcome (NEW) Center
Tour of Fenwick Library
• Tour will begin promptly at 2:30pm and will last one hour
 
Day Two: Tuesday, August 23
8:30am-9:00am
Center for the Arts
Grand Tier III
Continental Breakfast
• Check-in
• Reconnect with your colleagues
9:00am-9:05amWelcome from President Cabrera
9:05am-9:25amFaculty Issues
• Renewal, promotion, and tenure
9:25am-9:45amUndergraduate Education
• MasonCore
• Academic integrity
9:45am-10:10amWorking with Students: Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources
• Mason student trends and FERPA
• Office of Disability Services
• Counseling and Psychological Services
• Title IX
• Clery Act
10:10am-10:25amUniversity Libraries
10:25am-10:40amWorking with the Media
10:40am-11:00amBREAK
11:00am-12:00pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Resources for Digital Learning and InnovationIt Takes a Village: Identifying and Supporting Distressed StudentsEngaging Students & Creating a Dynamic ClassroomMentoring Students in Research
12:00pm-12:15pmMove to Center for the Arts for Lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm
Center for the Arts
Concert Hall Lobby
LUNCH
Faculty Speaker: Mason Faculty Governance

Keith Renshaw, Faculty Senate Chair
• Begins at 12:30pm
1:15pm-1:30pmBREAK
NOTE: The following Tuesday afternoon sessions are open to the entire Mason faculty community

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Faculty Renewal Workshops
1:30pm-2:45pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Embedding Inquiry in Assignment DesignGrant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored ProgramsDoing What Matters: Building Capacity to Facilitate Difficult Conversations: Part 1
2:45pm-3:00pmBREAK
3:00pm-4:15pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Starting Strong: Student Engagement the 1st Week and BeyondJumpstart Your Writing AgendaDoing What Matters: Building Capacity to Facilitate Difficult Conversations: Part 2
4:15pm-4:30pmFinal Networking