New Faculty Orientation

 

NEW PROGRAM FOR 2020-2021: New Faculty Orientation (NFO) Seminar Series

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is sponsoring an online seminar series to introduce new faculty members to a wide range of resources and information as they begin their Penn State careers. Several of the sessions, all of which will be held via Zoom, are presented in partnership with the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design. If you would like to attend a seminar and have not received an invitation by email, please contact Wendy Blumenthal.

NFO Seminar Schedule and Topics: DOCX  PDF

 

UPCOMING NFO SEMINARS (NOVEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021):

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020: “Tips, Tools, and Techniques of Educational Technology,” Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 9, 2020 (NEW DATE): “Research and Graduate Student Mentoring,” 11:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021: “Innovative Teaching: Faculty Showcase,” Noon – 1:30 p.m.

 


PAST NFO SEMINARS

“Academic Freedom and Shared Governance”
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Learn More: DOCX  PDF
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Presentations:

  • “Academic Freedom Primer” (PPTX  PDF) – Katherine Allen, Associate General Counsel
  • “University Faculty Senate and Shared Governance at Penn State” (PPTX  PDF) – Beth Seymour, Chair, University Faculty Senate

 

“Resources for Faculty: Affirmative Action, Information Technology, Student Affairs, and University Libraries”
Friday, October 16, 2020
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Presentations:

  • Affirmative Action (PPTX  PDF) – Suzanne Adair, Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action
  • University Libraries (PPTX  PDF) – Barbara Dewey, Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications
  • Information Technology (PPTX, PDF) – Jennifer Sparrow, Deputy CIO & Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning with Technology


“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning at Penn State”

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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Additional Oct. 7 Seminar Content and Resources:

“Rethinking the Syllabus and Assessment’
Friday, September 18, 2020
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Additional Sept. 18 Seminar Content and Resources:

 

FALL 2020 NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

Final Agenda (Updated August 20, 2020): DOCX  PDF

Watch the Event Recording

Event Presentations, Documents, and Resources

Introduction to the Program – Kathy Bieschke
PPTX  PDF

Welcome and Penn State Overview – Nick Jones
PPTX  PDF

Research and Development – Lora Weiss
PPTX  PDF

Tips for Fall Instruction – Renata Engel and Yvonne Gaudelius
PPTX  PDF

Classroom Protocols – Jennifer Hamer
PPTX  PDF

Instruction, Universal Masking, and PPE Recommendations – Keefe Manning
PDF
Video on PPE Policy, Classroom Management, and Safety

COVID-19 Classroom Guidance – Danny Shaha
DOCX  PDF

COVID-19 Compliance Plan – Danny Shaha
DOCX  PDF

Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Reviews – Kathy Bieschke
PPTX  PDF

Visit the “Back to State” Information for Faculty webpage and Penn State’s Keep Teaching website for current information and links to up-to-date documents and resources for teaching in Fall 2020.

Additional Resources for New Faculty

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