University Park

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

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

Agenda [PDF, printable version]

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Conversation with the President
Eric J. Barron, President of the University

9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

10:30-10:45 a.m.

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

10:45-11:00 a.m.


11:00-11:30 a.m.

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

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

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

12:00-12:45 p.m.


12:45-1:15 p.m.

Research and Graduate Study
Neil Sharkey, Interim Vice President for Research
Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Interim Dean of the Graduate School

1:15-1:45 p.m.

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

1:45-2:00 p.m.


2:00-2:15 p.m.

Shared Governance at Penn State
Jonna Kulikowich, Chair of the University Faculty Senate, and Professor of Education, College of Education

2:15-3:15 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

3:15-3:45 p.m.

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

3:45-4:05 p.m.

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

4:05-4:20 p.m.

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

4:20-4:30 p.m.

Wrap-up and Plans for the Evening

5:30-7:30 p.m.

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


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

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