New Faculty Orientation and Training


Faculty Professional Development Program
Ensuring Faculty Success

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All 2021-2022 Resources

Date Topic Trainers/Host Who Should Attend?*
September 20 Welcome and Orientation Dean’s Office
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
September 29

Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission

Liz Etherington, CAS Research Program Administrator TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
October 16 Effective Education Design Series for Extension and Other Mary L. Halbleib, Associate Professor of Practice Faculty with Extension and Outreach duties
October 26 Engaging Undergraduates in Research Program Stephanie Ramos, Interim Associate Director Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Arts TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
November 23

Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help?

Dan Edge
Staci Simonich
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
December 14 Setting Up and Growing Your Research Program/Lab Faculty Panel TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
December 16 Growing a Culture of Dialogue Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity + Inclusion TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
January 25 Engaging with Boards, Commissions and the Legislature Katie Fast, Executive Director of Government Relations TT, PoP, SR
February 15 Evaluating your Employees Curtis Flynn, Human Resources Strategic Partner TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
February 24 Trauma Informed Adult Education: Prepare, Respond, Restore Jeff Kenney, Director of Institutional Education for Diversity, Equity + Inclusion TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
March 28, 3-5pm Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you,and how can we help? Yanyun Zhao
Shawn Donkin
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
April 19 Get a Life—Life Work Balance Christina Schaaf, Work Life Coordinator TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
May 17 Selecting and Mentoring Successful Graduate Students Faculty Panel
Steph Bernell, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
TT, SR
May 26 canceled canceled TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
June 7 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Staci Simonich
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA

*TT = Tenure-track faculty
PoP = Professor of Practice
SR = Senior Research Faculty
INS = Instructors
RA = Research Associates
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants
PD = Post Docs
UL = Unit Leaders

Date + time Topic Trainers/Host Who Should Attend?*
16 Sept 1:30-3:00 Keep on Teaching Workshop Penny Diebel
Lynn Greenough
TT, INS
18 Sept 10:00-11:30 Introduction to Canvas Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez
Lynn Greenough
TT, INS
18 Sept 12:30-5:00 New Faculty Orientation Dean’s Office TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
20 Oct 3:00-5:00 Orientation to Grant Writing and Submission Liz Etherington TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
17 Nov 3:00-5:00 Engaging Undergraduates in Your Research Program Christina Walsh
Sophie Pierszalowski
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
15 Dec 3:00-5:00 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Joyce Loper
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA
12 Jan CAS Communications Workshop    
19 Jan 3:00-5:00 Setting Up and Growing Your Research Program/Lab Faculty Panel TT, PoP, SR, RA, PD
16 Feb 3:00-5:00 Selecting and Mentoring Successful Graduate Students Faculty Panel
Stephane Bernell
TT, SR
16 Mar 3:00-5:00 Get a Life—Life Work Balance Christina Schaaf TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA, PD
20 Apr 3:00-5:00 Developing Successful Outreach and Engagement Programs Sam Angima
Mary Halbleib
TT, PoP, SR
18 May 3:00-5:00 Evaluating Your Employees Curtis Flynn TT, PoP, SR, RA, FRA, PD
8 Jun 3:00-5:00 Check-in—what’s working, what’s not, what has surprised you, and how can we help? Dan Edge
Joyce Loper
TT, PoP, SR, INS, RA, FRA

* TT = Tenure-track faculty,
PoP = Professor of Practice,
SR = Senior Research Faculty,
INS = Instructors,
RA = Research Associates,
FRA = Faculty Research Assistants,
PD = Post Docs,
UL = Unit Leaders