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NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

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AUGUST 14, 2019

Join us from 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center on Wednesday, August 14th.

Every August, the Teaching and Learning Commons partners with the Office of the Provost to host the New Faculty Orientation. This day-long event is organized to welcome you to WVU and provide valuable information to help you get started. You will learn about resources available at WVU to enhance your teaching, scholarship, professional development, and career success. You will also have the opportunity to meet new colleagues, enjoy a networking lunch, and have your professional photo taken.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

2019 SCHEDULE


8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast 

Location:
Lobby & Salons A&B

Resource Fair

Visit over twenty-five units and discover resources to help you get started at WVU.

Location:
Salon C

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Professional Photos (optional)

For use on your faculty profile page.

Location:
Barrett Honor Room

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

E. Gordon Gee, President

Location:
Salons A&B

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS | Choose one of the following sessions.

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.

Location:
Barnette Rooms 110 & 111

Welcome to WVU Health Sciences Center: Faculty Life at the HSC

This session provides an overview of the organizational relationships and life at the Health Sciences Center for new faculty, including those at the Charleston and Eastern Division campuses.

Location:
Salons A&B

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Networking Lunch with Deans

Location:
Salons A&B

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Welcome from the Provost

Maryanne Reed, Provost

Location:
Salons A&B

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS | Choose one of the following sessions.

Infrastructure to Support Research Success at Health Sciences Center

This session is an overview of the basic, translational and clinical research structure at the Health Sciences Center, available resources and the roadmap to successfully engage in research.

Moderator:
Laura Gibson, PhD, Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education, WVU Health Sciences Center; Associate Dean for Research and Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor, WVU School of Medicine

Panelists:
Chris CuffCourtney DeVries, and  Sally Hodder

Location:
Salons A&B

Research and Scholarly Activity at WVU

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, what you should be aware of related to grants, rules and regulations that can save you time and effort, and where to go for questions.

Moderator:
Melanie Page, Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities

Sheena Murphy, Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Location:
Barnette Rooms 110 & 111

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Join us to learn more about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) community at WVU. SoTL encourages faculty to view teaching innovations and challenges as opportunities to conduct scholarly investigations. In this growing field of inquiry, faculty bring their disciplinary knowledge and teaching experience to investigate potential solutions.

Location:
Deans’ Suite 115

Professional Photos (optional)

For use on your faculty profile page.

Location:
Barrett Honor Room

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Teaching for Student Success

Explore two topics of your choice at round tables. 

Who are WVU Learners?
(First Generation, Veterans, Non-Traditional, International)
Retaining Students
Teaching Large Classes
(50+ Students)
Formative Assessment
Active Learning
Navigating Health Sciences Clinical Track for Advancement:
Ann Murray, MD and Luise Veselicky, DDS, MDS, MEd
Educating Health Professions Students Through Team Teaching: Understanding the Curriculum and Approach:
Drew Shiemke, PHD and Mary Stamatakis, PharmD
Partnering to Provide Interprofessional Education in Health Care Education Programs:
Gina Buagh, PharmD and Amy Burt, MOT, OTR/L
Simulation and Technology in Medical Education:
Christy Barnhart, MSN, RN and Dorian Williams, MD
Programs and Strategies to Promote Campus-Wide Smoking Cessation:
Susan Morgan, DDS and Laren Swager, MD

Location:
Salons A&B