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New Faculty Orientation

The Office of Faculty Development held our 2017 new faculty orientation on Wednesday, August 16.

 


New Faculty Orientation, Eastern Illinois University


 Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Witters Conference Room 4440 Booth Library (unless noted)

8:00 – 8:30am                    Registration & Breakfast (note: Booth does not open until 8:00)
New Faces at EIU Photos

Ms. Bev Cruse, University Photographer
(just outside Witters Conference Room)

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8:30 – 8:45am                    Welcome to EIU
Dr. Jay Gatrell, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

8:45 – 9:15am                    Faculty Development Resources & Programs
Dr. Newton Key, Interim Director, Office of Faculty Development    

Raquael Logan, Graduate Assistant, Office of Faculty Development

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be able:

  • To understand the scope of Faculty Development, including the workshops, speakers, and reading groups directed towards faculty at all levels
  • To identify teaching and learning resources and opportunities available to them through Faculty Development and across campus

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9:15 – 10:00am                 Student Focus – Who are our Students?
Dr. Mona Davenport, Director, Minority Affairs
Dr. Karla Sanders, Executive Director, Center for Academic Support & Assessment

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be introduced to

  • Recruitment and retention trends at Eastern Illinois University
  • Approaches to teaching to enable diverse students to achieve intended learning outcomes

10:00 – 10:15am               Break

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10:15 – 10:45am               Making Excellence Inclusive

Dr. Sace Elder, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, History Department &

Women's Studies Affiliate Faculty

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, faculty participants will be introduced to

  • The history of MEI on campus, and what it does now on campus
  • Why students and the university benefit from inclusive excellence
  • How faculty can get involved

10:45 – 11:30am               Academic Technology Support from CATS
Mr. Jeffrey Cranstoun, Instructional Support Specialist

Ms. Lisa Dallas, Instructional Support Specialist

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be able:

  • To identify the Instructional Support Specialists in their colleges
  • To identify resources offered by the Center for Academic Technology Support for teaching, learning and research
  • To determine what current instructional technologies will be effective for their teaching and make informed choices about how best to employ them

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11:30 – noon                     Introduction to Booth Library’s Services & Resources
Mr. Steve Brantley, Reference Services, Booth Library

Mr. Todd Bruns, Institutional Repository Librarian, Booth Library

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be able:

  • To identify their area librarians by discipline
  • To identify resources offered by Booth Library for teaching, learning and research

 

 noon – 12:15pm              Welcome to Booth Library/ Remarks for Luncheon
Dr. David Glassman, President, Eastern Illinois University

Mr. Bradley Tolppanen Interim Dean of Library Services
Booth Library Marvin Foyer (N 3rd, entrance, floor)

12:15 – 1:15pm                 Luncheon
Booth Library Edgar Seminar Room (NE 3rd, entrance, floor)

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1:15 – 2:00pm                    Getting Started with Office 365

Dr. Tom Grissom, Director, Instructional Technology Center                                                                        

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be able:

  • To identify applications made available for faculty and student use in Office 365
  • To be able to get started using applications beyond MS Office
  • To know how to locate assistance for deeper use of these applications in their teaching

 

2:00—2:45pm      Introduction to EIU/ UPI Unit A & B Agreements

Dr. Jeff Cross, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jon Blitz, President, University Professionals of Illinois (UPI)

Desired Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, faculty participants will be:

  • Familiar with their faculty status and bargaining agreements
  • Able to identify resources in the University Professionals of Illinois EIU chapter for their needs

What To Expect Teaching Your First Year @ Eastern (for all Part-Time faculty)

Dr. Carole Collins-Ayanlaja, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Faculty Development Office and Conference Room (1116 Booth, N lower floor)

2:45 – 3:00pm                   Summary
Dr. Newton Key, History & Faculty Development

(and Introduction to Dennis Malak and to ISS Staff)

3:00 – 3:30pm                 Doudna Tour

Dennis Malak, Doudna Fine Arts Center, Director of Operations

Doudna Concourse, to Dvorak Hall

3:00 – 3:30pm--?             Brightspace (D2L) Assistance

If you would like some immediate and one-on-one help with course design and the nitty-gritty of working with our learning environment (or learning management system), Lisa and Jeff will be available in the e-Classroom.

D2L e-Classroom, Booth Library 4450 (next to the Conference Room) 

 Mr. Jeffrey Cranstoun, Instructional Support Specialist

Ms. Lisa Dallas, Instructional Support Specialist

For assistance and for providing gift items for your packets and registration, special thanks to: Arlene Brown, Office Manager, Office of the Dean, Booth Library; Sarah Daugherty, Program Director/Lead Manager, EIU Campus Recreation; Mitch Coe, Bookstore Manager; Mark Hudson, Director of University Housing and Dining Services; and Dennis Malak, Director of Operations, Doudna Fine Arts Center.

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