Recap: New Faculty Orientation

The Brown Center was delighted to welcome over 30 new faculty to campus.  New Faculty Orientation engaged faculty in thinking deeply about their journey as teacher-scholars.  A round-up of these presentations and resources follows (as well as answers to a few questions).

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Day 1: Tuesday, August 15

8:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Noel Painter, Executive Vice President and Provost
Wendy Libby, University President

9:45 – 10:00 The Stetson Student

Lynn Schoenberg, Dean of Students

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10:00 – 11:30 Inclusion 101

Luisa De Guzman, Coordinator of Bonner Program and Social Justice Education
T. J. Johnson, Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion


11:30 – 12:45 Lunch with Department Chairs and Academic Staff

1:00 – 3:00 Student Success Case Studies

Aaron Distler, Associate Director of Academic Success & Accessibility
Cathy Downes, Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
P.J. Moses, Associate Athletics Director for Student Services
Ray Almovodar, Public Safety Lieutenant
Stacy Collins, Director of Academic Resources
Robert Berwick, University Registrar
Natasha Ramnauth, Counselor & Outreach Coordinator


NOTE: Students in their first semester who have at least one unsatisfactory in their courses receive a letter addressed to them at their mailing address.

3:00 – 4:30 Human Resources and Benefits for your Future

Christopher Chellberg, Assistant Director, Total Rewards
Lori Kasbeer, Benefits Administrator
Drew Macan, AVP of Human Resources


Day 2: Wednesday, August 16

9:00 – 9:45 Information Technology

Don Burrhus, Director of User Services
Lisa Sawtell, Director of Online Learning and Education Technology


10:00 – 11:00  Learner-centered Course Design

Alan Green, Associate Professor and Chair of Economics
Alicia Slater, Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology, Interim Chair of Health Sciences, and Director of Curriculum & Assessment


11:00 – 12:00  Dean’s Panel

1:00 – 2:30 Transparent Assignment Design

Michael Eskenazi, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor and
Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education


2:30 – 4:00  Authentic Assessment

Julia Metzker, Executive Director of Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Alicia Slater, Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology, Interim Chair of Health Sciences, and Director of Curriculum & Assessment


4:00 – 5:30   New/Newish Faculty Reunion

Art Exhibit and Talk by Madison Creech, Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Creative Arts

8:30 – 10:00 Library Tour & Professional Headshots

10:00 – 12:00 School & College Meetings

12:00 – 2:00 Faculty Resource Fair, New Faculty Mixer, and Drop-in Blackboard Training

Friday, August 18th

4:00 – 6:00 Annual Welcome Back Reception at duPont Ball Library