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New Faculty Orientation

SAVE THE DATE! August 14, 2019

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** Please note that below is last year's schedule. **

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Erickson Alumni Center

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Lobby & Salon C
Salons A & B
 Registration and Resource Fair
 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Barrett Honor Room Professional Photos (optional)
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Salons A & B Welcome and Introductory Remarks
C.B. Wilson, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
E. Gordon Gee, President
9:30 – 10:20 a.m. 
Salon C Resource Fair
Visit over twenty-five units and discover resources to help you get started at WVU.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Session 1. Choose one of the following sessions.
Barnette Rooms 110 & 111 1. Things I Wish I Had Known my First Year at WVU (for new first year faculty)
This session focuses on new faculty entering WVU including teaching assistant professors, tenure track professors, visiting assistant professors, and similar roles.
Vargo Room 112 2. Building on Experience at WVU
The focus of this discussion is for faculty entering WVU as associate professors, chairs, or other leadership positions.
Deans’ Suite 115 3. Research and Scholarly Activity at Health Sciences: Get Inventive 
This session is an overview of basic science and clinical research structure at the Health Sciences Center, available resources and the roadmap to successfully engage in research. 
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Salons A & B Networking Luncheon with Deans
Welcome from Provost Joyce McConnell
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
Salons A & B Faculty Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure at WVU
C.B. Wilson, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Salons A & B Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2. Please choose one of the following sessions.
Barnette Rooms 110 & 111 1. Who Are WVU Students & How Can You Engage Them?
What are the unique characteristics and needs of WVU students? A group of veteran professors will help you understand these characteristics and needs in order to better engage and motivate your students.
Salon C 2. Your Scholarly Agenda: Tips & Tools for Research Productivity
The Research Office will lead a discussion to aid you in conducting research at WVU, emphasizing the resources available to assist you in pursuing your scholarly agenda. Join us to learn about:
  • funding sources and grant information
  • rules and regulations that can save you time and effort
  • where to go for help with questions
Deans’ Suite 115 3. The Teaching Mission at the Academic Health Center: Get Innovative
This session is an overview of innovative programs supporting health sciences education such as interprofessional education initiatives, simulation technology, and a longitudinal faculty development program focused on scholarship in education. Come learn how to maximize your teaching efforts and how to get involved in teaching.           
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 3: Choose one of the following sessions.
Barnette Rooms 110 & 111 1. Student Success: How can You Help?
Come learn about how everyone at WVU has a role in promoting student success -  retention, persistence, and completion. Hear from faculty about what they have done in their courses and programs to support student success. WVU's "Dean of Completion" will also talk about some institution-wide initiatives/policies and how you can assist. 
Salon C 2. Integrating Work & Life to Foster Faculty Success
Learn about resources and policies (e.g. extending the tenure clock, parental leave) designed to enhance your work-life integration. Hear real life examples and gain hands-on strategies that will help you balance competing demands on your time. 
Deans’ Suite 115 3. Health Sciences Service and Outreach: Get Engaged 
This session highlights opportunities for engaging in professional service at health sciences. Topics will include telemedicine and clinical outreach, provider education to rural primary care settings, global health, and how to engage in committee service that complements your daily work. 
3:45 p.m.
NFO concludes. Be sure to pick up your free resource books on the way out!