New Faculty Orientation

UGA's New Faculty Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in the Georgia Hotel and Conference Center on the UGA Campus (1197 S. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605).  Please send any questions you may have about this event to Dr. C. Edward Watson, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (edwatson@uga.edu).

Below is the 2016 Orientation's Program:

8:00 - 8:30 Registration, Coffee, & Continental Breakfast (Masters Foyer)
8:30 - 8:35 Opening Remarks (Masters Hall)
  • Meg Amstutz, Associate Provost
8:35 - 8:45 Welcome (Masters Hall)
  • Jere Morehead, President
8:45 - 9:15 Building for Success at UGA (Masters Hall)
  • Pamela Whitten, Provost
9:15 - 9:45

Navigating UGA (Part 1):  Notable Teaching (Masters Hall)

  • Jeb Byers, Professor, Odum School of Ecology
  • Audrey Haynes, Associate Professor, Political Science
9:45 - 10:15

Navigating UGA (Part 2):  Notable Research (Masters Hall)

  • Jason Locklin, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Jennifer McDowell, Professor, Psychology
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 11:30

Navigating UGA (Part 3):  Preparing for Advancement

Breakout Panel Sessions:

  • For Tenure Track Faculty (Masters Hall)
    •  Russ Mumper, Vice Provost
    •  Denise Spangler, Associate Dean / Professor, College of Education
    •  Marshall Shepherd, Professor, Geography and Atmospheric Sciences
     
  • For Non-Tenure Track with Primarily Instructional Duties (Room Q)
    •  Melissa Landers-Potts, Senior Lecturer, Human Development and Family Science
    •  Hillary Tanner, Lecturer, Engineering
    •  John Weatherford, Lecturer, New Media Institute
     
  • For Non-Tenure Track, Non-Teaching Faculty (Room R)
    •  Paul Brooks, Associate Vice President for Public Service & Outreach
    •  Stacy Jones, Associate Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
    •  Maritza Soto Keen, Senior Public Service Associate, Fanning Institute
11:30 - 11:35 Morning Wrap Up
11:45 - 1:30 Navigating UGA (Part 4): Lunch and Resource Fair (Mahler Hall)
1:30 - 2:30 Navigating UGA (Part 5):  Top Ten Ways to Ensure Smooth Sailing (Masters Hall)
  • Michael M. Raeber, Executive Director, Legal Affairs
  • Sarah Covert, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Janyce Dawkins, Director, Equal Opportunity Office
  • Chris King, Associate Vice President, Office of Research Compliance
2:30 - 3:30

UGA's Tripartite Mission (Masters Hall)

  • Rahul Shrivastav, Vice President for Instruction
  • David Lee, Vice President for Research
  • Jennifer Frum, Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
3:30 - 3:45 Conclusion
3:45 - 5:00

Reception (Dogwood Hall)

  • Remarks from President Morehead at 4:00 p.m.