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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 19th, through Tuesday, August 20th, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Center for the Arts. Breakout sessions will be held in the Johnson Center and Mason Hall.

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

 

Schedule of Events: 2013 New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 19: 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 Stearns

  • About Mason: connecting faculty to the institution
  • Background, strengths, and vision for the future
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-10:50am Support for Faculty Research
10:50am-11:05am BREAK

Move to Johnson Center and Mason Hall for breakout sessions

11:05am-12:00pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Working with Graduate Students

(JC Room A)

Students as Scholars: Undergraduate Scholarship at Mason

(JC Room B)

Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs

(JC Room D)

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

(Mason Hall D3 A&B)

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 Center

Tuesday, August 20: 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 Provost Stearns

  • Academic integrity
  • Renewal, promotion, and tenure
9:25am-9:50am Undergraduate Education

  • General education
  • Academic advising
9:50am-10:20am Global and International Initiatives

  • Opportunities for faculty
  • Mason Songdo
10:20am-10:30am Working with the Media
10:30am-10:45am Division of Instructional Technology
10:45am-11:00am BREAK

Move to Johnson Center and Mason Hall for breakout sessions

11:00am-12:00pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Grant Writing Basics and Office of Sponsored Programs

(JC Room D)

Mason Online

(JC Room E)

Strategies for Engaging Students

(JC Room F)

Instructional Technology Resources

(Mason Hall Meese Conference Room)

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 and Mason Hall for breakout sessions

1:30pm-2:30pm

Interactive Breakout Sessions

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

(JC Room D)

Strategies for Mentoring Students in Your Research

(JC Room E)

Strategies for Engaging Students (repeat)

(JC Room F)

Instructional Technology Resources (repeat)

(Mason Hall Meese Conference Room)

2:30pm-4:30pm HR Essentials

  • Benefits orientation
  • New Employee Welcome Center