NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION AND PICNIC
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.

Break

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.

Research
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

2:15-2:30

Break

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)

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