New Faculty Orientation


2017 New Faculty Orientation and Picnic
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (orientation); 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (picnic)
Locations: Deans Hall, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel (orientation); Schreyer House (picnic)


Information from the 2016 Orientation:

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Presidents Hall I/II, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park


Introduction to the Program
Blannie E. Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Library Resources
Barbara I. Dewey, Dean of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Welcome and Penn State Overview

Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost

Shared Governance at Penn State

James Strauss, Chair of the University Faculty Senate and Senior Lecturer, Eberly College of Science

A Conversation with the President

Eric J. Barron, President

An Overview of Goals, Priorities and Plans (presentation)

Outreach and Online Education at Penn State
Craig Weidemann, Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost for Online Education

Diversity and Inclusion

Marcus Whitehurst, Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research

Graduate Study
Suzanne Adair, Assistant Dean for The Graduate School

Teaching and Learning at Penn State

Robert N. Pangborn, Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Angela Linse, Executive Director and Associate Dean of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

The Penn State Student
Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs

Affirmative Action

Kenneth J. Lehrman, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action

Human Resources

Susan M. Basso, Vice President for Human Resources

Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Evaluations
Blannie Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Additional Information

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