University Park

Thursday, August 20, 2015

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: Presidents Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park

Agenda [PDF, printable version]

7:30-8:15 a.m.

Continental breakfast and program registration

8:15-8:20 a.m.

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

8:20-8:30 a.m.

Shared Governance at Penn State
Mohamad Ansari, Chair of the University Faculty Senate, and Associate Professor of Mathematics, Berks College

8:30-9:15 a.m.

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

9:15-10:00 a.m.

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

10:00-10:20 a.m.

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

10:20-10:30 a.m.


10:30-10:45 a.m.

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

10:45-11:30 a.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

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

Neil Sharkey, Interim Vice President for Research

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Buffet luncheon and Networking

1:00-1:30 a.m.

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

1:30-2:00 p.m.

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

2:00-2:30 p.m.

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



2:45-3:15 p.m.

Penn State's Outreach Mission
Renata Engel, Associate Vice Provost for Online Programs

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion
Victoria Sanchez, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Equity

3:45-4:10 p.m.

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

4:10-4:15 p.m.

Wrap-up and Plans for the Evening

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Free time

5:15 p.m.

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

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Picnic hosted by President and Mrs. Barron
Presidents Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel (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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