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Supporting New(er) Faculty Success


New Faculty Success


New Faculty Orientation


New Faculty Orientation welcomes you to the University of Idaho and provides an opportunity to meet people, develop a sense of community, and position you to have a successful start at the University of Idaho.

This year’s event provides a dynamic introduction to the University of Idaho and “the Vandal Family,” all while being mindful of the demanding schedule leading up to the beginning of the semester. Accordingly, New Faculty Orientation is spread across the mornings of August 15, 16, and 17, and continues in the form of an engaging New(er) Faculty Seminar distributed across the academic calendar. Our goal for these three days of orientation is to help you get started with your work at the University of Idaho and to introduce you to the multiple resources, units, and people who are here to support your success. The New(er) Faculty Seminar provides opportunities to connect with colleagues and to more deeply explore many issues related to our work as faculty over the course of the academic year.   

Joe Vandal Welcomes You

Immediately below you will find the agenda for New Faculty Orientation; a list of campus and community offices and opportunities that can support you professionally and personally; a schedule and brief description of the New(er) Faculty Seminar sessions; and resources essential to have a strong start at the University of Idaho.

On behalf of the Center, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for Faculty, and the entire Vandal Family, WELCOME!

Orientation Schedule

Monday, August 15, 2022, IRIC Atrium (coffee and tea service)

8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introduction to the University of Idaho
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty
Torrey Lawrence, Provost and Executive Vice President | Slides
Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
9:00-10:45 Workshop on Teaching--Getting Started
Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
(10 minute break taken during this session) | Slides
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-noon Getting to Know University of Idaho Students
Blaine Eckles, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students | Slides
Jerry McMurtry, Dean, College of Graduate Studies | Slides
Panel of undergraduate and graduate students
noon-2:00 Welcome Reception and Catered Lunch, IRIC Atrium

Faculty Senate

    Kelly Quinnett, Chair   kellyq@uidaho.edu
    Erin Chapman, Vice Chair   chapman@uidaho.edu
    Francesca Sammarruca, Secretary   fsammarr@uidaho.edu

Collaborative Research Opportunities
    Holly Wichman, Distinguished Research Professor
2:00--on Afternoon reserved for meetings with departments or colleges

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, IRIC Atrium (coffee and tea service)

8:45-9:00 Announcements/Reminders
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty
9:00-10:15 Jumpstarting Your Research Agenda + Panel of Faculty Presenters
Carly Cummings, Director, Research and Faculty Development | Slides
Panel of assistant professors from across disciplines discussing getting their research agendas underway
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-noon

Toward Inclusive Teaching, Research, Outreach and Service
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty | Slides
Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Professor, Interior Architecture and Design
Erin Chapman, Clinical Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Juhee Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership | Slides
Jesse Martinez, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Brant Miller, Professor of Science Education
Cory Voss, Director, Center for Disability Access and Resources | Slides

noon-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00--on Afternoon reserved for meetings with departments or colleges

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, IRIC Atrium

8:45-9:00 Announcements/Reminders
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty
9:00-10:00 Community Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship
Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Service Learning; Doug Habib, Faculty and Academic Consultant, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Program Head and Professor, Interior Architecture and Design and Service-Learning Faculty Associate | Slides
10:00-11:00 Navigating U of I’s systems—VandalWeb, VandalStar and more!
Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty | Slides
11:00-noon (Optional) Need some individualized assistance getting your course materials ready? Individualized teaching consultations with CETL
RSVP required to cetl@uidaho.edu
   
5:30-8:00 New Faculty + Families Welcome Dinner, UI Moscow Admin Lawn
(or Admin First Floor in case of inclement weather or smoke)

New faculty and their family, department chairs, deans, presenters during orientation are invited to attend this dinner. Please RSVP to jvalkovic@uidaho.edu.

5:30-6:00pm Social
6:00pm Dinner Served

 

New(er) Faculty Resource Links

Campus-Academic

Campus–Enrichment

Campus–Services

Moscow Community

 


New(er) Faculty Seminar

Picking up where New Faculty Orientation left off, the New(er) Faculty Seminar is a year-long program focused on a cluster of topics essential to a strong start and a fruitful career at UI and in higher education.Led by a team of academic leaders, faculty, and staff skilled in and dedicated to successful scholarship, pedagogy, and service, the program is specifically designed to support our new full-time faculty and to sustain a sense of academic community.

Spring 2023 Schedule

All Seminars occur on Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm unless noted. Locations tbd.

Jan 26 Developing a Productivity Pipeline: Goals, Action Plans, and Work-Life Balance
Feb 16 Utilizing the Library to Support your Teaching and Research
Mar 9 Developing a Sustainable and Productive Research Agenda
Apr 6 DEIA and UDL: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference
Apr 18 Preparing for Promotion and/or Tenure
      Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty
      10:00pm-11:00am ZOOM SESSION
May 4 End of Semester Happy Hour/Looking Back and Looking Ahead
      Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Past Fall 2022 Schedule

  Hot Topics and Difficult Dialogues: Applied Strategies for Teaching the Tough Stuff
      Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
      Slides
  Third Year Review: Practical Advice to Support Your Success
      Diane Kelly-Riley, Vice Provost for Faculty
  Developing a Strategic Plan for Funding Your Research
      Carly Cummings, Senior Director
      Slides
  Mentoring Graduate Students and Preparing Future Faculty
      Jerry McMurtry, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
      Doug Habib, Academic Consultant, Ctr. for Excellence in Teaching/Learning
  End of Semester Happy Hour/Looking Back and Looking Ahead
      Brian Smentkowski, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

 

New Faculty SuccessResource Materials for New Faculty

Dedicated Instructional Design Support

Every new faculty member will have a dedicated instructional designer on-hand to help with all aspects of course design, delivery, and assessment, from creating a learning-centered syllabus to mastering and integrating Canvas tools to reviewing and redesigning your classes –we are here every step of the way. Our team of experts will help you create significant learning experiences suitable for all instructional modalities –face-to-face, online, or hybrid, in the classroom or in the field.

Teaching/Classroom Observations

Teaching ObservationUsing evidence-based practices, three members of the CETL team, all with faculty credentials and faculty development expertise, are on-hand to observe your teaching and provide feedback to enhance teaching, learning, and student engagement. Working one-on-one with the faculty, we take the time to learn about your class, your learning goals, and your teaching strategies, as well as your interests, obstacles, and even frustrations. This powerful strategy not only demonstrates your commitment to excellence in teaching and learning but fosters a climate and practice of informed innovation as an instructor. We offer custom solutions based on empirical observations, tailoring pedagogical alternatives to your specific teaching and learning environments and experiences.

Going Full TILT

Transparency in Learning and Teaching(TILT)What is TILT? It is a Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Ed initiative that promotes students success through: (1) a conscious understanding of how students learn –and how we help them understand their own learning, (2) sharing practices and data about student learning across institutions and disciplines, and (3) working with faculty to design clear and effective learner- and learning-centered assignments. Together, we can shrink the gap between faculty expectations and student performance.

New Faculty Success

NEW FACULTY PAST ORIENTATION MATERIALS

NEW FACULTY PAST SEMINAR RESOURCE MATERIALS