2013/14 New Faculty Orientation
Friday, August 23rd, 8:30-5PM
Tangeman University Center, A-C
The day will begin with a plenary session then adjourn to break-out sessions, where faculty can choose from a number of discipline-specific programs on research, teaching, and service.
Through a “just-in-time” approach, we’ve planned the day to focus on meeting common challenges that faculty face in their first few weeks as well as lay a foundation for success in the first year, such as:
- Making effective use of Blackboard in advance of the semester
- Making effective use of electronic and library resources for research
- Finding a balance for service responsibilities and expectations
- Navigating the HR benefits process to manage health and retirement options in a timely manner
- Initiating a research program to stay on track
- Developing successful grant proposals
- Developing the first year reappointment dossier
- Learning about internal funding resources and deadlines
- Navigating the challenges of new research projects--from idea to networking, harnessing opportunities and meeting the challenges of common limitations
With the messages and perspectives coming from experienced deans and department heads, academic support staff, and some of the best researchers and teachers on campus, participants will learn the most effective strategies for success at UC.
They will leave the orientation with a better understanding of the professional resources available to them, not only on campus but also throughout the Cincinnati area (e.g. family resources and activities).
The 2013/14 New Faculty Institute will also begin its second year in the fall semester with a call for applications commencing on June 1st.
More than 1/3 of 2012/13 new pre-tenure faculty are members of the New Faculty Institute.
The New Faculty Institute for pre-tenure faculty new to UC provides new faculty with much-needed support in an effort to:
- Enhance new faculty research, teaching, and service contributions to strongly align with university goals;
- Enable new tenure track faculty to reach these goals with greater efficiency;
- Improve new faculty retention and ensure greater success in the RPT process.