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. 10||Tenure & Promotion Expectations||Provost Jennifer Bott and Panel|
|Sept. 24||Overview of Online, Hybrid, Web-Enhanced Courses: Landscape, Teaching Tips and Services||Katrina Davidson, Alyssa Moon, and Andrew Nieboer|
|Oct. 08||How do We Know What Our Students Learn?||David Reinhold|
Working with Students with Disabilities
Accessibility in the Classroom
|Diane Powers Dirette, Cara Junghens, and Gwen Bostic|
|Nov. 5||Western CARES: Assisting Students in Distress||Bre Traynor|
|Nov. 19||Campus Safety Procedures||Scott Merlo|
|Dec. 3||Diversity and Inclusion in Classrooms||Candy McCorkle|
|Jan. 14||Research Compliance||Julia Mays and Amy Naugle|
|Jan. 28||Managing Difficult Students||Nicole Allbee|
|Feb. 11||University Library Services and Information Literacy||Michele Behr and Dianna Sachs|
|Feb. 25||International Student Inclusion and Trans-Friendly Pedagogies||Korey Force, Vun Doubblestein, and Susan Freeman|
|March 10||Study Abroad and Global Engagement Opportunities||Lee Penyak and Michelle Metro-Roland|
|March 24||2nd Year Portfolio Prep/Faculty Activity Report||Staci Perryman-Clark and Fen Yu|
|April 07||Academic Year in Review and Attendance awards||Provost Jennifer Bott|