Getting Started at UVA: New Faculty Orientation and Welcome
August 21-22, 2018
Tuesday, August 21
|7:30 AM - 8:15 AM||
Onsite Registration, Check-in & Breakfast
Welcome & Day Overview
Maite Brandt-Pearce, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Electrical Engineering
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Executive Vice President & Provost and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Melur K. (Ram) Ramasubramanian, Vice President for Research
UVA & The Academical Village
Louis Nelson, Vice Provost for Outreach and Professor of Architectural History
Student Guides from the University Guide Service, a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Virginia
Learn about the history of UVA, and the location of important places around grounds from student members of our University Guide Service.
The Six Secrets of Successful Teaching
Michael Palmer, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Professor and Lecturer in Chemistry
In this highly participatory session, we’ll explore (at least) six secrets of teaching and learning that will help you get your teaching career off to a great start, energize you as an educator, and ultimately excite your students as learners.
Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning
Location: Lower West Oval Room and Multipurpose Room
Dorothe Bach, Associate Director and Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence
Jennie S. Knight, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Adriana Streifer, Assistant Director and Assistant Professor, Center for Teaching Excellence
Enjoy lunch conversation with undergraduate students and learn what excites and engages them in the classroom.
Developing Your Scholarly Agenda
Pam Norris, Executive Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Develop your personal research mission, and chart a scholarship plan for the next five years.
Mentoring and Advising Graduate and Professional Students
President’s Reception at the Colonnade Club
All new faculty members will receive a separate invitation, and RSVP’s can be made in advance.
If you have additional questions about the event, please contact Stacy Smith
Wednesday, August 22
|8:00 - 8:40 AM||
Check-in & Breakfast
Optional continental breakfast available in Lower West Oval Room beginning at 8:00 am.
Welcome & Day Overview
Archie Holmes, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Senate Welcome and Remarks
Peter Brunjes, Chair of the Faculty Senate, Professor of Psychology
Faculty Introduction to the Board of Visitors
Mimi Riley, Faculty Representative to the Board of Visitors and Professor of Law
Supporting our Students
Laurie Casteen, Associate Dean of Students and Representatives from Student Disability Access Center (SDAC), Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (Title IX team).
Supporting our student population takes strong collaboration across grounds, and faculty members are a key part of that network. This session provides faculty members with an opportunity to hear from a selection of professionals whose roles center on student safety, health, well-being and success at UVA, and who serve as important resources for faculty in their support of students.
"On My Honor…"
Ory Streeter, Chair, Honor Committee
Lindsay Fisher, Faculty Advisory Committee Chair, Honor Committee
UVA’s Honor System is a deeply embedded and highly valued part of our culture. During this session students from the Honor Committee will lead a discussion of the philosophical basis for the system, recent changes, and answer any questions you may have.
|12:00 PM||Presidential Luncheon with Jim Ryan|
All of the Things that You Need to Know (but Never Thought to Ask)
Maggie Harden, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Administration
This session is designed to give "just in time" information on important policies, practices, safety and security issues.
Susan C. Harris, Interim Benefits Supervisor, University Human Resources (UHR)
This session will provide a brief overview of your benefits.
Both opportunities below will run concurrently.
For faculty members who would like to attend both, information on follow-up opportunities will be provided.
This orientation is not possible without the collaborative efforts of many individuals and many units across Grounds. Our office would especially like to thank the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Honor Committee, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of the President, University Human Resources, and all of our presenters for sharing their insights and recommendations during the planning process. We would also like to thank all of the previous "new" faculty members who have diligently filled out evaluation questionnaires and/or otherwise shared their post-orientation reflections with us.