University Park

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Orientation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Presidents Hall I/II, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park

Picnic: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Presidents Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

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

An Overview of Goals, Priorities and Plans (PDF Presentation)

10:15-10:30 a.m.


10:30-11:00 a.m.

Outreach and Online Education at Penn State
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
Suzanne Adair, Assistant Dean for 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



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

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 to The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Picnic hosted by President and Mrs. Barron
Presidents Hall, Penn Stater (invitation only, RSVP required)


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