New Faculty Orientation Workshop - August 15-16, 2016
Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change
During our orientation workshop, you will have the opportunity to talk with pre-tenure faculty members, winners of the Kirk Award for Teaching, students, and other colleagues. Please come prepared to ask questions and engage in the conversation! You will also engage in a syllabus swap with a new colleague, so please bring one copy of a syllabus you will be using for one of your fall term courses on Tuesday.
Monday, August 15
8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee Talk (Ewen Room; Campus Center)
Please join your new colleagues for pastries and conversation.
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
John Roush, President
Stephanie Fabritius, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
9:15 – 9:45 am Introductions
9:45 – 10:30 am What is Good Teaching?: A Conversation with Kirk Award Winners
Steve Asmus (Biology), Stephen Dove (History) and Judith Jia (Art); Facilitated by Matthew Pierce (Religion)
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 12:15 pm Classroom and College Procedures
Stephanie Fabritius (Dean of the College), Brian Cusato (Associate Dean), and Mary Gulley (Assistant
Dean of Advising)
12:15 – 12:30 pm Break
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (Nichols Dining Room; Campus Center)
Please join your new colleagues, including several tenured Centre College faculty members, for lunch.
Tuesday, August 16
8:30 – 9:00 am Getting to Know Grace Doherty Library (Grissom Room; Library)
Please join your new colleagues for pastries and coffee, and to meet our terrific library staff.
9:10 – 9:30 am Welcome Back (Ewen Room; Campus Center)
9:30 – 10:00 am The Meaning of Liberal Arts and General Education
John Kinkade, Associate Professor of English
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 10:45 am Student Perspectives: A Conversation with Centre College Students
Adriana Martin, Zack Schmucker, and Kelly Tran; Facilitated by Gregory Chery (Director of Community Service
and the Bonner Program)
10:45 – 11:30 am What I Wish I Knew Then: A Conversation with Pre-Tenure Faculty
Laura Chinchilla (Spanish), Amy Frederick (Art History), Mark Galatowitsch (Biology), Kerry Paumi (Chemistry),
Tara Strauch (History), Brett Werner (Environmental Studies),
11:30 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 – 12:15 pm Syllabus Building
12:15 – 12:30 pm Closing Thoughts, Questions, and Concerns
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (Campus Center Rooms)
Please join your new colleagues and Division Chairs for lunch.
Friday, August 19
6:00 pm Dinner (Overstreet House)
Please join your new colleagues and mentors for dinner. Spouses/partners are encouraged to attend too.
2016-2017 New Faculty Orientation Sessions
All sessions will begin at 4:00 pm in the Campus Center 201.
September 20: How Students Learn
October 18: Effective and Efficient Grading Strategies
November 15: Thinking Reflectively about Teaching
February 7: Creating Effective Assignments
March 7: Student Advising
April 4: Shared College Governance
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