Center for Faculty Excellence

New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Wright State University! The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of the Provost are excited to have you join us and appreciate you bringing your expertise to our university. Please see our new faculty orientation and resources below for helpful support information to get you started.

New Faculty Orientation—Thursday, August 18

This will be your opportunity to meet many of your new colleagues and to learn from highly effective Wright State instructional faculty and productive researchers and scholars in the space of a single day. After a light continental breakfast and welcome event, New faculty orientation will offer short informative and hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • Thriving as Faculty/Preparing for Advancement
  • Campus Culture and Shared Governance
  • New Classroom Technology
  • Library Support for Research or Teaching
  • Building a Course in Pilot (Wright State's learning management system)
  • Building a syllabus for student success.

A box lunch will be provided prior to the afternoon symposium, which will feature an exciting mix of workshops and round tables events.


Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. Check In/Coffee and Pastries 076 University Hall
8:50 a.m. Welcome New Faculty from Provost Amy Thompson 076 University Hall
9 to 9:30 a.m. Session 1: Effective Syllabus/1st Week Strategies
Peggy Kelly (COSM)
Center for Faculty Excellence Teaching Fellow
076 University Hall
9:35 to 10:05 a.m. Session 2A: Getting Started with Pilot
Computing and Telecomm Services (CaTS)
066 University Hall
Session 2B: Thriving as Faculty/Preparing for Advancement at Wright State
Hope Jennings (COLA); AAUP-WSU Contract Administration Officer
Carol Loranger, Provost for Faculty Affairs
062 University Hall
10:10 to 10:40 a.m. Session 3A: Campus Culture/Shared Governance
Megan Faragher (Lake Campus), Faculty Senate Vice President
Bobby Rubin (COLA), AAUP-WSU President
066 University Hall
Session 3B: Scholarship and Research at Wright State
Madhavi Kadakia, Vice Provost for Research
Paul Lockhart (COLA), Center for Faculty Excellence, Scholarship Fellow, Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research 2014-2018
Hong Huang (CECS), Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research 2021-2024
Valerie Stoker (COLA), Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research 2017-2020
Mark Rich (COSM/BSM) University Professor 2018-2023
062 University Hall
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Session 4A: Library Support for Teaching
University Libraries Team
066 University Hall

Session 4B: New Classroom Technology
Computing and Telecomm Services (CaTS)

076 University Hall
11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Session 5A: Library Support for Research and Scholarship
University Libraries Team
062 University Hall
Session 4B: New Classroom Technology
Computing and Telecomm Services (CaTS)
076 University Hall
11:45 a.m. to Noon New Faculty Group Photo with Provost Amy Thompson  


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For information about the Center for Faculty Excellence’s Faculty Development services, please email Faculty Development or call 937-775-2885.