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 24, through Tuesday, August 25, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts. Breakout sessions will be held in the Johnson Center.

To register, please send us an email with your name, email address, and department by Wednesday, August 12. If you miss this deadline, please contact us.

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 22, 2015.

 

Schedule of Events

Day One: Monday, August 24
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-9:25amWelcome from Provost David Wu
9:25am-9:50amAbout Mason Students
• Mason student profiles and student life -graduate and undergraduate
• Students come first
• Implications for teaching and mentoring students
9:50am-10:15amGlobal Initiatives
• Global opportunities for faculty
• Mason Korea
• INTO Mason
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
Tools for Digital Learning
(Johnson Center Room D)
Graduate Student Education and Life at Mason
(Johnson Center Room E)
Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs
(Johnson Center Room F)
Essentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class
(Johnson Center Room G)
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
 
Day Two: Tuesday, August 25
8:30am-9:00am
Center for the Arts
Grand Tier III
Continental Breakfast
• Check-in
• Meet your colleagues
9:00am-9:05amWelcome from President Cabrera
9:05am-9:25amFaculty Issues
• Renewal, promotion, and tenure
9:25am-9:45amUndergraduate Education
• 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
Move to Mason Hall for breakout sessions
11:00am-12:00pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs
(Mason Hall Room D1)
Jumpstart Your Writing Agenda
(Mason Hall Room D3)
Mason Online
(Mason Hall Room D5)
Engaging Students & Creating a Dynamic Classroom
(Mason Hall Room D23)
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 Mason Hall for breakout sessions
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
Tools for Digital Learning
(Mason Hall Room D1)
Mentoring Students in Research
(Mason Hall Room D3)
Enhancing Learning through Capitalizing on Mason's Diverse Student Community
(Mason Hall Room D5)
New Learning Environments: Making the Most of Mason's Active Learning Classrooms
(Mason Hall Room D23)
2:45pm-3:00pmBREAK
3:00pm-4:15pm
Interactive Breakout Sessions
Tour of Innovation Hall 3rd Floor Renovation
(Innovation Hall, 3rd Floor - meet at top of staircase)
Undergraduate Academic Advising
(Mason Hall Room D1)
Students of Concern: Finding Help Managing Your Classroom
(Mason Hall Room D3)
Mason Online
(Mason Hall Room D5)
4:15pm-4:30pmFinal Networking