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.
Video recording of the session Tenure and Promotion Expectations from 09/11/2018.
Seminars are planned to occur every other Tuesday in the Fetzer Center from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Beginning fall 2018, the seminars will take place from September 11, 2018.
|Sept. 11||12:30 p.m.||Tenure & Promotion Expectations|
|Sept. 25||12:30 p.m.||Research Compliance|
|Oct. 09||12:30 p.m.||University Library Services & Information Literacy|
|Oct. 23||12:30 p.m.||Overview of Western Essential Studies|
|Nov. 6||12:30 p.m.||Campus Safety Procedures|
|Nov. 20||12:30 p.m.||Diversity and Inclusion in Classrooms|
|Dec. 4||12:30 p.m.||How Do We Know What Our Students Learn?|
|Jan. 15||12:30 p.m.||HIGE/CELCIS, Study Abroad, Global Engagement Opportunities|
|Jan. 29||12:30 p.m.||Managing Difficult Students|
|Feb. 12||12:30 p.m.||Work-Life Flexibility|
|Feb. 26||12:30 p.m.||Extended University Programs - Online Teaching and Hybrid Courses|
|March 12||12:30 p.m.||Working with Students with Disabilities|
|March 26||12:30 p.m.||2nd Year Portfolio Prep/Faculty Activity Report|
|April 09||12:30 p.m.||Academic Year in Review and Attendance awards|