Dear New Faculty:
Between Tuesday, August 11 and Friday, August 14, we will be running a series of online events in order 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.
Every morning we will gather as a group to meet different people who are critical to the success of Mizzou. We hope you will begin each day with us before exploring the other events and resources of this orientation.
Throughout the day there will be live events conducted over Zoom for you to join. We encourage you to join as many as you can. These will include panel discussions as well as presentations and Q&As. 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.
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 so that you can refer to them throughout the year as needed.
We will end this orientation with a “closing reception” at 3pm on Friday afternoon which you won’t want to miss.
Welcome, and enjoy your week of getting oriented!
Please fill out this very short registration form, which will then allow you to access the Zoom links and other resources for Orientation.
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. Then click the box that says “New Faculty Orientation.” Resources will be left up on this site all year, so that you can continue to consult them as needed.
Tuesday, August 11
10am: Welcome from Provost Latha Ramchand, President and Chancellor Mun Choi, and Columbia Mayor Brian Treece
1-2pm: Introduction to Research
Mark McIntosh, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
3-4pm: Overview of T4LC & Introduction to year-long “Teaching Essentials Program for New Faculty”
Victoria Mondelli, Founding Director, Teaching for Learning Center
Jonathan Cisco, Associate Director, Teaching for Learning Center
Wednesday, August 12
9am: Welcome from Jeni Hart (Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies) & Jim Spain (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies)
11am-12pm: Building a Successful Research Program & the Research Roadmap
Susan Renoe, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Extension & Engagement
1-2pm: Inclusive Teaching
Lydia Bentley, Associate Director, Teaching for Learning Center
3-4pm: Optional Drop-In Hour for all HR Questions (please watch the videos on Canvas first)
Thursday, August 13
9am: Welcome from Bill Stackman (Vice Provost for Student Affairs) & Jeff Zeilenga (Dean of Students)
11am-12pm: The Inclusive Leader
Erika Aaron, Faculty Recruitment and Engagement Specialist
1-2pm: Q&A Panel Discussion on Research
Shiela Grant, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Research and Economic Development
Debora Bell, Professor, Psychological Sciences
Christi Bergin, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, College of Education
Dee Cornelison, Professor, Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Mike Davis, Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Medical Pharmacology and Physiology
David G. Mendoza-Cózatl, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences
Marge Skubic, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
3-4pm: Academic Technologies 101
Danna Wren, Senior Director of Academic Technology
4-5pm: I’m Back!: Reflections on Returning to Mizzou
Stephanie Shonekan, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Science, Professor of Music, Provost Faculty Fellow
Friday, August 14
9am: Welcome from various Faculty and Student Leaders
Jeni Hart, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies [moderator]
Anthony Tretter – Missouri Students Association
George Wilson – Association of Black Graduate & Professional Students
Zion Ford – Legion of Black Collegians
Kiessence Bassett – Marginalized Student Council
Jesse Wyatt – Graduate Professional Council
John Middleton – Faculty Council
Joi Moore – Black Faculty and Staff
Joseph Erb – Indigenous Faculty
Rachael Beaumont – MIZ-OUT
Sarah Buchanan – Voz Latina
11am-12pm: What to Expect for Fall 2020
Matthew Martens, Associate Provost for Academic Programs
12-1pm: Optional Drop-In Hour for all eLearning and Technical Questions
1-2pm: Working with your Chair
Alexandra Socarides, Provost Faculty Fellow, English Department Chair
Jamie Arndt, Psychology Chair
April Langley, Black Studies Chair
Joe Parcell, Director, Division of Applied Social Sciences