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.

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-9:25amWelcome 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

(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-12:15pmMove 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 19: 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

  • Mason INTO
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

(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-12:15pmMove 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

(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-4:30pmHR Essentials

  • Benefits orientation

  • New Employee Welcome Center