The New Faculty Seminar is an academic year-long endeavor that seeks to orient new faculty to Western Michigan University. New faculty engage with speakers and more seasoned faculty on a wide variety of topics. Sessions begin mid-September and continue through mid-April.
The goals of the program, in line with the mission of the OFD, are to:
- Increase new faculty understanding of supports and services at WMU.
- Increase teaching and research competencies of new faculty (by lessening “start up” time and stress).
- Increase satisfaction and retention of new faculty.
To register for these sessions, please click the Register for Workshops icon at the bottom of the page.
Seminars are planned to occur every other Tuesday in the Fetzer Center from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Beginning fall 2017, the seminars will take place from September 12, 2017.
|Sept. 12||12:30 p.m.||Tenure & Promotion Expectations|
|Sept. 26||12:30 p.m.||Research Compliance|
|Oct. 10||12:30 p.m.||University Library Services & Information Literacy|
|Oct. 24||12:30 p.m.||Locating Networks of Support|
|Nov. 7||12:30 p.m.||Advising Undergrads and Grads|
|Nov. 21||12:30 p.m.||Creating an Inclusive/Safe Environment|
|Dec. 5||12:30 p.m.||How Do We Know What Our Students Learn?|
|Jan. 16||12:30 p.m.||HIGE/CELCIS, Study Abroad, Fulbright|
|Jan. 30||12:30 p.m.||Managing Difficult Students|
|Feb. 13||12:30 p.m.||Work/Life Balance|
|Feb. 27||12:30 p.m.||Extended University Programs - Online Teachingand Hybrid Courses|
|March 13||12:30 p.m.||Working with Students with Disabilities|
|March 27||12:30 p.m.||2nd Year Portfolio Prep|
|April 10||12:30 p.m.||Academic Year in Review & Attendance awards|