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New Faculty Orientation

Each fall the McGraw Center hosts an orientation for new junior faculty. The day offers new faculty an opportunity to meet other junior faculty and learn from experienced colleagues and administrators about a broad range of resources to support their teaching, scholarship and research. The conversation offers an introduction to who’s who in the Office of the Dean of the College and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty;  advice on securing grant and fellowship support and on getting published; acclimating to the culture of your department and the institution; and resources for supporting excellence in teaching on campus, including the McGraw Center, the Council on Science and Technology, and the Educational and Classroom Technologies group.  A cocktail reception with President Christopher Eisgruber marks the close to the day.  New faculty who have participated in the past tell us how much they appreciate this chance to find out more about the workings of the University and meet colleagues from across the disciplines and campus offices.

New Faculty Orientation
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9:00-9:30 AM   Breakfast, Introductions and Welcome
  Valerie Smith, Dean of the College
  Clayton Marsh, Deputy Dean of the College
  Lisa Herschbach, Director of the McGraw Center
  Jeff Himpele, Director of Teaching Initiatives and Programs, McGraw Center
9:30-10:15 AM   What I Wish I'd Known My First Year
  Brian Herrera, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts
  Mariangela Lisanti, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
10:15-11:00 AM   Who are Your Students? Resources for Undergraduate Support
  Claire Fowler, Senior Associate Dean of the College
  Amanda Irwin Wilkins, Director, Princeton Writing Program
  Nic Voge, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, McGraw Center
11:00-11:45 AM   Getting to Know the Culture of the Institution and Your Department
  Toni Turano, Associate Dean of the Faculty
  Wendy Belcher, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and African American Studies
11:45 AM-1:00 PM   Lunch and Small Group Discussion, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  A scenario-based discussion facilitated by Associate Director Nic Voge
1:00-2:00 PM   Success with Scholarship and Research (Two Concurrent Sessions) 
  Session 1: STEM
  Claire Gmachl, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
  Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research
  Curt Hillegas, Director, Research Computing, OIT
  Maureen Thompson-Siegel, Senior Grant Administrator, ORPA
  Session 2: Humanities and Social Sciences
  Mitchell Duneier, Professor of Sociology
  Jill Dolan, Professor of English and Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts and Director, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  Peter Dougherty, Director, Princeton University Press
2:00-3:30 PM   The Science of Learning and Resources for Effective Teaching
  McGraw Center Directors
  Council on Science and Technology Instructional Specialists
3:30-4:30 PM   What's Next?: Upcoming Programming, Tours of Campus Teaching Lab and New Media Center
  McGraw Center Directors
  Educational and Classroom Technologies Specialists
4:30-6:00 PM Cocktail Reception with President Christopher Eisgruber