University Park

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Orientation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Deans Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

Picnic: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Schreyer House, University Park

Agenda [PDF, printable version]

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast and program registration

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Introduction to the Program
Blannie E. Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

8:15-8:30 a.m.

Library Resources
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

8:30-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Penn State Overview
Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost of the University

9:15-9:30 a.m.

Shared Governance at Penn State
James Strauss, Chair of the University Faculty Senate, and Senior Lecturer, Eberly College of Sciences

9:30-10:15 a.m.

A Conversation with the President
Eric J. Barron, President of the University

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:00 a.m.

Penn State's Outreach Mission
Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost Online Education

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Diversity and Inclusion
Marcus Whitehurst, Vice Provost for Educational Equity

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Buffet luncheon and Networking

1:00-1:30 p.m.

Graduate Study
Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Teaching and Learning at Penn State
Robert N. Pangborn, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

  • Teaching and Learning at Penn State (PDF presentation)
  • Teaching Policies & Resources for Faculty (List of links/websites)
  • New Faculty Colleagues Group Flyer
  • Schreyer Institute:  Why, What, & Who



2:30-3:00 p.m.

The Penn State Student
Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs

3:00-3:30 a.m.

Affirmative Action
Kenneth J. Lehrman, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Human Resources
Susan M. Basso, Vice President for Human Resources

  • Human Resources (PDF presentation)

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Evaluations
Blannie E. Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

4:30 p.m.

Wrap-up and Plans for the Evening
Blannie E. Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

4:30-5:15 p.m.

Free time

5:15 p.m.

Shuttle service will be available from The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to Schreyer House

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Picnic hosted by President and Mrs. Barron
Schreyer House (invitation only, RSVP required)


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494

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