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New Faculty Series 2019 - 2020

New Faculty Orientation 2018The new faculty orientation series is designed to provide faculty with tools they’ll need to be successful at Fredonia, to navigate their classrooms and to engage with their new community. Throughout the academic year a comprehensive professional development program will be offered to introduce new faculty to Fredonia culture as well as begin (or continue) the process of academic and pedagogical growth. The fall semester sessions focus on understanding and engaging students, being successful in the classroom and preparing for reappointment. The spring semester is geared toward scholarship and creative activity.

Fall 2019

Academic Advising for New Faculty and Staff Advisors 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Register Here
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Register Here
Thompson Hall, W207

New to advising or want to brush up on your advising skills and resources?  This workshop will go over some basic advising responsibilities, tools and resources used in academic advising.

UUP Statewide New Employee Orientation Webinar
October 21, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Want to learn more about your benefits as a UUP member? Join the UUP Statewide New Employee Orientation Webinar. Register here!
(Webinar developed and sponsored by United University Profressionals) 
 

Introduction to Electronic Dossiers and Activity Insight (Digital Measures)
Friday, November 1, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Register Here
Thomspon Hall W207

Learn about some of the tools available on campus for creating electronic dossiers for sharing tenure and promotion materials with your department personnel committee and reviewers. An introduction to using Digital Measures Activity Insight (DMAI) for faculty Annual Reports, campus Web Profiles, and publicizing scholarly accomplishments will be presented. 


Engaging Your Students: High Impact Teaching Practices
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Register Here
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library

Come to this session to hear from faculty colleagues about innovative classroom approaches that are proven to keep students engaged. This time can also be used to share your personal successes and seek advice.  Resources to support your pedagogy and opportunities for your teaching will be discussed. 
 

Coffee Connections with Fredonia College Foundation
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm,  Register Here
PDC Lounge, Reed Library 126

Meet members of the Fredonia College Foundation team for a conversational coffee hour in an informal setting. Learn about the ways in which the Fredonia College Foundation provides support for academic programs and can assist faculty in working with alumni. Drop in to catch up with colleagues, meet members of the Foundation team, and grab a cup of coffee on your way to class! 


Coffee Connections
Wednesday, December 18, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Register Here
PDC Lounge, Reed Library 126

Take a break from grading and join faculty colleagues at the Professional Development Center for a conversation, coffee and refreshments in an informal setting. Drop in to catch up with colleagues before the close of the semester, or simply grab a cup of coffee to fuel your way through that stack of papers.

Resources for New Faculty:

New Faculty Program Series

The PDC has created a New Faculty Program Series to provide faculty with the tools they’ll need to be successful at Fredonia, to navigate their classrooms and to engage with their new community. Throughout the academic year, this comprehensive professional development program will introduce new faculty to Fredonia culture as well as begin (or continue) the process of academic and pedagogical growth.

Spring 2020

Professional Development Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

View the schedule of events

Fredonia is a community of learning in which faculty and staff recognize the importance of modeling lifelong learning for our students. Professional Development Day provides a unique opportunity for faculty and staff from across divisions campus-wide to participate in a wide variety of  professional development dialogues and activities.

Finding Work/Life Harmony

With Sue Murphy
Wednesday, February 20,  2020, 9:00 - 9:50 am, Register to attend
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library 

Tackle the challenges and stresses of the workplace and everyday life!  This session will provide strategies to manage time, stress, devices, health and cultivate habits that help with maintaining a healthier work/life harmony.

Support for your Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities and Research Speed Dating

With Kathleen Gradel, Interim Director, Grants & Sponsored Programs
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10:00 - 10:50 am, Register to attend
William Center, S204 A,B,C 

Learn more about sources of internal and external support for your research, scholarship and creative activities, as well as services to support you throughout the grant-writing process.  Following a brief presentation, please join us for a fun and engaging activities to meet and learn about the work of other faculty researchers, and perhaps make a connection with someone with similar interests. You’ll get the opportunity to describe and discuss different aspects of your research with a series of partners in strictly timed three and four minute chunks of time, followed by open time for more in-depth, free form conversations.

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

With Dawn Eckenrode, Professional Development Center
March 24, 2020, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Register to attend
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library

With an increasingly diverse population of students at Fredonia, our classrooms are becoming opportunities for interactions which may spark micro-aggressions and difficult dialogues. Session participants explore these dynamics as well as strategize effective ways to approach incidents of conflict in the classroom.

5th Annual Faculty Recognition Reception

Thursday, April  9, 2020, 4:00 - 5:20 pm, RSVP to attend
Garden at Reed Library 

The Provost's Office invites you to join in recognizing faculty research, scholarship, grants, and creative activity produced during the 2019 calendar year.  We will gather to celebrate faculty promotions and Chancellor's Award winners, and to welcome the 2019 cohort of new faculty.

Supporting International Students 

Naomi Baldwin, Office of International Education & Jacob Czelusta, International Student Services
Monday, April 27, 2020, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Register to attend
PDC Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library 

Unrecognized differences in culture-based thought systems can affect international students’ integration into campus life, as well as their academic performance. Learn to understand how international students think, and explore strategies to help maintain communication between instructors and students of varying backgrounds.

Coffee Connections
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Register to attend
PDC Lounge, 126 Reed Library

Join us at the Professional Development Center for a conversational coffee hour in an informal setting. Drop in to catch up with colleagues, meet new people, or simply grab a cup of coffee on your way to class!