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.

This year’s New Faculty Orientation will be held on Monday, August 24th, through Tuesday, August 25th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts. Breakout sessions will be held in the Johnson Center.

To RSVP, please send us an email with your name, email address, and department.

DRAFT Schedule of Events: 2015 New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 24: Day One
8:30am-9:00am
Center for the Arts
Grand Tier III
Continental Breakfast
• Check-in
• Meet your colleagues
9:00am-9:25amWelcome from Provost David Wu
9:25am-9:50amAbout Mason Students
• Mason student profiles and student life -graduate and undergraduate
• Implications for teaching and mentoring students
9:50am-10:15amResources for Working with Students
• Office of Disability Services
• Counseling and Psychological Services
10:15am-10:30amHuman Resources and You: What HR Can Do for You
10:30am-10:45amMason Support for Faculty Research
10:45am-11:00amBREAK
Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions
11:00am-12:00pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Instructional Technology Resources
(TBD)
Graduate Student Education and Life at Mason
(TBD)
Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs
(TBD)
Essentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class
(TBD)
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)
2:30pm-4:30pmHR Essentials
• Benefits orientation
• New Employee Welcome (NEW) Center
Tuesday, August 25: Day Two
8:30am-9:00am
Center for the Arts
Grand Tier III
Continental Breakfast
• Check-in
• Meet your colleagues
9:00am-9:25amWelcome Back from Vice Provost Michelle Marks
• Renewal, promotion, and tenure
•Academic integrity
9:25am-9:45amUndergraduate Education
9:45am-10:10amGlobal Initiatives
• Opportunities for faculty
• Mason Korea
• INTO Mason
10:10am-10:25amUniversity Libraries
10:25am-10:40amWorking with the Media
10:40am-11:00amBREAK
Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions
11:00am-12:00pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Mason Online
(TBD)
Advising at Mason
(TBD)
Jumpstart Your Writing Agenda
(TBD)
Engaging Students & Creating a Dynamic Classroom
(TBD)
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

Charlene Douglas, Faculty Senate Chair
• Begins at 12:30pm
1:15pm-1:30pmBREAK
Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions
1:30pm-2:30pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Instructional Technology Resources
(TBD)
Grant Writing Basics & Office of Sponsored Programs
(TBD)
Students as Scholars: Mentoring Students in Research
(TBD)
Essentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class
(TBD)
2:45pm-3:45pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
TBDTBDTBDTBD
2:30pm-4:30pmHR Essentials
• Benefits orientation
• New Employee Welcome Center