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 24

Register Online:  New Faculty Orientation

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.


Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.

Check In/Coffee and Pastries

Lobby Near 007

Student Success Center

8:50 a.m.

Provost Welcome New Faculty

Provost Amy Thompson

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Carol Loranger

Lobby Near 007

Student Success Center

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Session 1: Effective Syllabus/1st Week Strategies/ Midterm Grading Strategies

Peggy Kelly (COSM), Center for Faculty Excellence Teaching Fellow

007 Student Success Center
9:35 to 10:05 a.m.

Session 2A:  Library Support for Teaching

Phil Flynn and Library Team

005 Student Success Center

Session 2B: Thriving as Faculty/ Preparing for Advancement at WSU

Daniel Warshawsky, Provost's Fellow

007 Student Success Center
10:10 to 10:40 a.m.

Session 3: Toward a Teaching Community of Practice

Dusty Columbia, Provost's Fellow

007 Student Success Center
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Session 4A: Designing Quality Classes for Student Success

Sheri Stover, CFE Affiliate and Sarah McGinley, Provost's Fellow

007 Student Success Center

Session 4B: Library Support for Research and Scholarship

Phil Flynn and Library Team

005 Student Success Center
11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Session 5:  Pilot Primer and Classroom Technology

Reid Allen and Charles Platt, CaTS Team

007 Student Success Center
11:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Check in for Symposium 009 Student Success Center


New Faculty Orientation Resources




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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.