New Faculty Orientation 2015 Schedule

Office of the Provost New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 24, Student Union

8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Sign In and Continental Breakfast
8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Photos and CaTS Table
9 to 9:15 a.m.

Welcome: The University’s Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan

  • Dr. S. Narayanan, Provost
9:15 to 10 a.m.

Presentation: WSU Student Profile

  • Dr. Thomas Sudkamp, VP for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Mr. Craig This, Data Analyst, Institutional Research
10 to 10:15 a.m.

Presentation: Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement

  • Dr. Kimberly Barrett, VP Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Resources for Research

  • Dr. Robert Fyffe, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dr. Deborah Lundin, Associate Director, Research & Sponsored Programs
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Street Fair and Luncheon: Apollo Room SU

1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Four Roundtable discussions (Apollo Room): choose a table/topic listed below for each session.

1:30 to 1:50 p.m. Session One

1:50 to 2:10 p.m. Session Two

2:10 to 2:30 p.m. Session Three

2:30 to 2:50 p.m. Session Four

  • Honors – Dr. Susan Carrafiello
  • Service-Learning and Civic Engagement – Dr. Marjorie McLellan
  • Community Standards and Student Conduct – Mr. Chris Taylor, Dr. Gary Dickstein
  • Disability Services – Ms. Katherine Myers
  • Writing Across the Curriculum – Dr. Carl Brun
  • International Education – Ms. Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Mr. Steven Lyons, Ms. Joy Wanderi
  • Student Wellness – Ms. Katie Deedrick, Ms. Valita Wilhoite
  • CaTS (Computing and Telecommunications Services)
  • University Libraries
  • Veteran and Military Center
2:50 p.m.

Closing Comments

  • Dr. Steven J. Berberich, Associate Provost

Center for Teaching and Learning: Teaching for Student Success
Tuesday, August 25, New Classroom Building

New Faculty Orientation: Teaching for Student Sucess

8:15 to 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 to 9:30 a.m.


  • Sheila Shellabarger, Interim University Librarian, Library Administration
  • Craig Woolley, Chief Information Officer, Computing and Telecommunications Services
  • Terri Klaus, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. "Surviving the First Year" Panel
10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Pilot, WSU's Learning Management System Hands-On Workshop

Symposium on Teaching for Student Success: Reducing the Achievement Gap

noon to 2 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address: Kathy Koenig
2:15 to 3 p.m. Active-Learning/SCALE-UP Panel
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Roundtables
4:15 to 5 p.m.

Poster Session

  • Active-leaning pedagogy and practices
  • Engaging students, promoting learning (experiential, service-learning, etc.)
  • Assessing learning outcomes
  • Reducing the achievement gap for underprepared, underrepresented, low-income students
  • Teaching innovation grantees/diversity grantees
5 to 6 p.m. Reception


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015