New Faculty Orientation


Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Virtual (details TBA)
Agenda: TBA


Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Presidents Hall, The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
Agenda: Word / PDF

Presentations (PPTX):

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

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

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

Research and Development
Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research

Teaching, Learning, and Advising at Penn State
Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Renata Engel, Vice Provost for Online Education
Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Robert Pangborn, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Kathleen Bieschke (moderator), Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Academic Freedom at Penn State
Katherine Allen, Associate General Counsel

Mentoring Matters
Sarah Ades, Associate Dean of The Graduate School
Katie Bode-Lang, Director of Education and Quality Management

Affirmative Action at Penn State
Suzanne Adair, Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action

Office of Educational Equity
Sonia DeLuca Fernández, Associate Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Penn State Information Technology
Donald Welch, Acting Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Promotion and Tenure
Kathleen Bieschke, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

A Conversation with the President
Eric J. Barron, University President

Documents and Resources (PDF):

Key Policies and Guidelines for New Faculty

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (SITE)

SITE: University Park New Faculty Colleagues Group

SITE: Information for Commonwealth Campus Faculty

Teaching and Learning Resources for New Faculty and their Students

Units Involved in Teaching Enhancement and Innovation