New Faculty Orientation



2017 New Faculty Orientation
Event Agenda (PDF, with program outline below)
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Deans Hall, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, University Park, PA

NEW! 2017 New Faculty Family Meet and Greet
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Times: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Schreyer House


Note: PowerPoint presentations and additional materials related to the 2017 New Faculty Orientation on August 17, 2017, will be posted on this page for future reference after the event.

Planned Speakers and Topics:

Introduction to the Program
Kathy Bieschke, Vice Provost for Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Library Resources
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Welcome and Penn State Overview
Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

Affirmative Action
Carmen Borges, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

Human Resources
Mary Beahm, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

Shared Governance at Penn State
Matthew Woessner, Chair of the University Faculty Senate and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Penn State’s Outreach Mission
Renata Engel, Interim Vice Provost for Online Education

Diversity and Inclusion
Sonia Deluca Fernandez, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Research and Development
Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research

Graduate Study
Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School

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

The Penn State Student
Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs

A Conversation with the President
Eric J. Barron, President

Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Evaluations
Kathy Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs