New Faculty Orientation Workshop - August 14-15, 2017


Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change


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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 14



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

Daniel Manheim (English), Kerry Paumi (Chemistry) and John Perry (Economics); Facilitated by Marie Petkus



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 – 1:30 pm          Lunch (Nichols Dining Room; Campus Center)

Please join your new colleagues, including several tenured Centre College faculty members, for lunch.


6:00 pm                      Dinner (Overstreet House)

Please join your new colleagues and mentors for dinner. Spouses/partners are encouraged to attend too.



Tuesday, August 15


8:30 – 9:00 am            Getting to Know Grace Doherty Library (Grissom Room; Library)

Our terrific librarians will share information about the resources and services available at Centre College. Light

breakfast will be available.


9:10 – 9:30 am            Reflection (Ewen Room; Campus Center)


9:30 – 10:00 am          The Place of General Education at Centre College

Ian Wilson (German)


10:00 – 10:15 am        Break


10:15 – 10:45 am        Student Perspectives: A Conversation with Centre College Students

                                   Adam Clark, Becky Fulton, Nahndi Moulta Ali, and Kelly Tran; facilitated by Kendra Montejos Edwards (Assistant

                                   Director of Admission)


10:45 – 11:30 am         What I Wish I Knew Then: A Conversation with Pre-Tenure Faculty

 Maria Apostolova (Economics), Amanda Falk (Biology), Michael Lamar (Mathematics), Azita Osanloo (English and

 Creative Writing), Tara Strauch (History), Christian Wood (French)


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.





2017-2018 New Faculty Orientation Sessions


All sessions will begin at 4:00 pm in the Campus Center 201.



September 19:              Practical Issues


October 17:                  Effective Assignments and Grading Strategies


November 14:               Evaluation Process


February 6:                   Supporting Diversity and Inclusion


March 6:                       Student Advising


April 3:                         Thorny Teaching Issues




Additional Sessions



November 2: Anticipating CentreTerm

11:20 am – 12:30 pm

Campus Center; Ewen Room


Designed for first-time instructors of CentreTerm courses, the purpose of this luncheon is to help you anticipate the rewards and challenges of CentreTerm. Seasoned instructors of CentreTerm courses will join us to share their insights and experiences, and to answer your questions.



November 30: Lunch with Division Chairs

11:20 am – 12:30 pm

Campus Center; Ewen Room


Please join your division chair for an end-of-term lunch. Your division chair will be available to chat about your first term, answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance on completing your first Faculty Activity Summary.




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