New Faculty

August 2021 New Faculty Orientation


Welcome to Mizzou! In order to orient you before the fall semester begins, we will be holding a two-day, in-person “New Faculty Orientation” on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12, 2021. We will kick this off with a Tuesday evening gathering at the Chancellor’s Residence. An invitation for that reception will be forthcoming.

Orientation involves a series of panels, talks, discussions, and break out groups that are meant to introduce you to different parts of Mizzou, to help you get to know each other, and to set you up for success as you make this exciting transition in your career. We encourage you to come to as much of this as you can. You’ll learn about MU’s strategic plan around Inclusive Excellence, how to set up a successful research plan, how innovative teaching is supported here, and many other important things. Please register at the link below.

You will also be able to access additional videos, information, and links on our “New Faculty Orientation” Canvas page, which will house asynchronous materials for you to peruse at your leisure. These resources will remain on this site all year long, so that you can refer to them as needed. As soon as you have an MU “pawprint,” you will be loaded into the Canvas site as a user.

If you have any questions about this or anything else that pertains to your transition to MU, please feel free to be in touch with me at socaridesa@missouri.edu.

All my best,

Alexandra Socarides

Associate Provost for Faculty Success

 

 

Registration


Please fill out this very short registration form, so that we know if you will be able to attend orientation, as well as if you have dietary restrictions or need any accommodations.

Registration form

 

Canvas Site


On our New Faculty Orientation Canvas site, you will find videos, resources, and information about a variety of important topics, organizations, and offices. Go to https://courses.missouri.edu and login with your MU pawprint and password.

 

New Faculty Orientation Schedule


On Tuesday August 10 at 6pm, we will have a meet-and-greet for new faculty and campus & community leaders at the Chancellor’s Residence. Invitation forthcoming.

Wednesday, August 11

Coffee and breakfast items will be available after 9am.

9:30-10am: MU Professional Development Council Greeting & Presentations

10-11am: Introduction to Research (Tom Spencer and Susan Renoe)

11am-12pm: Teaching for Learning Center Overview & Teaching Essentials (Tori Mondelli and Jonathon Cisco)

12-1pm: Lunch Break (box lunch provided)

During the lunch hour, the following offices will have people on hand for questions and conversation: Competitive Intelligence; Animal Care; Institutional Review Board; Technology Advancement Office; Conflict of Interest; Human Resources; IT needs; Extension; Office of Research & Economic Development; American Association of University Professors (AAUP), MU Chapter         

1-2pm: Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Overview (Maurice Gipson)

2-3pm: Breakout Rooms/Tables:

  • Orientation for Graduate Faculty
  • University Libraries: Supporting Your Teaching and Research
  • Introduction to NextGen
  • Academic Freedom

 

Thursday, August 12

10-11am: Research Panel

Panelists:                                                                                         

  • Yaw Adu-Gyamfi – Assistant Professor; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering       
  • Debora Bell – Professor; Department of Psychological Sciences                             
  • Christine Elsik – Associate Professor; Department of Animal Science with Plant Science affiliation 
  • Shubhra Gangopadhyay – Professor; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and former NSF Program Director                                                                       
  • Tim Glass – Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry
  • Wendy Reinke – Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research; Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology                                                       
  • Robert Thomen – Assistant Professor; Department of Radiology

11am-12pm: Inclusive Teaching (Lydia Bentley)

12-1pm: Lunch Break (box lunch provided)

During the lunch hour, the following offices will have people on hand for questions and conversation: Competitive Intelligence; Animal Care; Institutional Review Board; Technology Advancement Office; Conflict of Interest; Human Resources; IT needs; Extension; Office of Research & Economic Development; American Association of University Professors (AAUP), MU Chapter

1-2pm: eLearning Teaching and Learning Support (Heather Hunt)

2-3pm: Working with your Chair

Panelists: 

  • Jamie Arndt, Psychological Sciences
  • Anthony Ross, Management
  • Enid Schatz, Public Health
  • Laine Young Walker, Psychiatry

Buck’s Ice Cream will be available as you leave.