New Faculty Orientation

2018 New Faculty Orientation

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Location: Deans Hall, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

2018 Orientation Agenda (PDF)

Supplemental Information

(Note: Presentations and more from the 2018 orientation will be posted about a week after the event.)


Information from the 2017 New Faculty Orientation:

Event Agenda (PDF, with program outline and downloadable presentations provided below)
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Note: Shortly after the 2017 New Faculty Orientation, the University retired GURU and launched a new, comprehensive portal featuring its policies in several categories.

Several policies also have new names and online locations, and so those are not reflected in the presentations archived here. Notable among them is AC23 (formerly HR23): Promotion and Tenure Policies and Regulations. You can find all Academic Policies and others here.

Introduction to the Program
Kathleen Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Presentation (PPT)

Welcome and Penn State Overview
Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost
Presentation (PPT)

Library Resources
Barbara Dewey, Dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications
Presentation (PPT)

Affirmative Action
Carmen Borges, Interim Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

Human Resources
Mary Beahm, Interim Vice President for Human Resources
Presentation (PPT)

Shared Governance
Matthew Woessner, Chair of the University Faculty Senate and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Presentation (PPT)

Outreach and Online Education
Renata Engel, Interim Vice Provost for Online Education
Presentation (PPT)
Additional Resources (DOCX)

Diversity and Inclusion
Sonia Deluca Fernandez, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity
Presentation (PPT)

Research and Development
Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research
Presentation (PPT)
Additional Resources (DOCX)

Graduate Study
Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School
Presentation (PPT)
Additional Resources (DOCX)

Teaching and Learning at Penn State
Robert Pangborn, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Presentation (PPT)

Additional Teaching and Learning Resources (2017-18)
Teaching and Learning Resources for Faculty and Students
Key Policies and Guidelines for New Faculty
New Faculty Group Flyer
Schreyer Faculty Instructional Consultants
Teaching Center Services
Why Work with the Teaching Center

Information Technology
Michael Kubit, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology
Presentation (PPT)

A Conversation with the President
Eric J. Barron, President
Presentation (PPT)

Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Evaluations
Kathleen Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Presentation (PPT)