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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 18th, through Tuesday, August 19th, 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.

Participated in the New Faculty Orientation? Please complete the program evaluation.

Working Schedule, as of July 1, 2014:

Schedule of Events: 2014 New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 18: Day One
8:30am-9:00am

Center for the Arts

Grand Tier III

Continental Breakfast

  • Check-in
  • Meet your colleagues

9:00am-9:25am Welcome from Provost David Wu
9:25am-9:50am About Mason Students

  • Mason student profiles and student life -graduate and undergraduate
  • Implications for teaching and mentoring students
9:50am-10:15am Resources for Working with Students

  • Office of Disability Services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
10:15am-10:30am Human Resources and You: What HR Can Do for You
10:30am-10:45am Mason Support for Faculty Research
10:45am-11:00am BREAK

Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions

11:00am-12:00pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Instructional Technology Resources

(JC Room B)

Graduate Student Education and Life at Mason

(JC Room D)

Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs

(JC Room E)

Essentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class

(JC Room G)

12:00pm-12:15pm Move 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-2:30pm HR & Payroll Mini-Benefits Fair and University Resources

  • University Libraries
  • Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR)

2:30pm-4:30pm HR Essentials

  • Benefits orientation
  • New Employee Welcome (NEW) Center

Tuesday, August 19: Day Two
8:30am-9:00am

Center for the Arts

Grand Tier III

Continental Breakfast

  • Check-in
  • Meet your colleagues

9:00am-9:25am Welcome Back from Vice Provost Michelle Marks

  • Renewal, promotion, and tenure
  • Academic integrity
9:25am-9:45am Undergraduate Education
9:45am-10:10am Global Initiatives

  • Opportunities for faculty
  • Mason Korea
  • Mason INTO
10:10am-10:25am University Libraries
10:25am-10:40am Working with the Media
10:40am-11:00am BREAK

Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions

11:00am-12:00pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Mason Online

(JC Room B)

Advising at Mason

(JC Room E)

Jumpstart Your Writing Agenda

(JC Room F)

Engaging Students & Creating a Dynamic Classroom

(JC Room G)

12:00pm-12:15pm Move 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-1:30pm BREAK

Move to Johnson Center for breakout sessions

1:30pm-2:30pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Instructional Technology Resources

(JC Room B)

Grant Writing Basics & Office of Sponsored Programs

(JC Room E)

Students as Scholars: Mentoring Students in Research

(JC Room F)

Essentials of Your Mason Syllabus and Succeeding in the 1st Week of Class

(JC Room G)

2:30pm-4:30pm HR Essentials

  • Benefits orientation
  • New Employee Welcome Center