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New Faculty Orientation Agenda

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Monday, August 18

Note:  Opening Day Activities for the Regional Campuses and College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences Faculty will be held

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wilks Conference Center
Miami Hamilton Campus

Oxford Faculty are invited to the following:

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shriver Center, Multipurpose Room
Time Event
1:00 PM

Overview of the Learning Management System

Dr. Beth Rubin, Assistant Provost for E-Learning

2:30 PM

Walking Tour of the Oxford campus (optional)

Tour will begin in front of Shriver Center

Tuesday, August 19

(for all new Miami faculty)

7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by divisional orienation
Marcum Conference Center
Time Event
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Professional Photographs
8 a.m. Welcome
President David C. Hodge
8:15 a.m. Student Panel
Dr. Mike Curme, Dean of Students
9:00 a.m.

Promoting Teaching Excellence

  • Designing Your Course and Syllabus
  • Engaging Students
  • Crafting Effective and Written Assignments
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Deans and Associate Deans
12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions, one for each of the following:

  • Visiting and Part-Time Faculty
  • Lecturers, Clincial, and Professionally Licensed Faculty
  • Tenure-Track Fauclty
2:00 p.m. Oxford Divisional Orientation Sessions

Wednesday, August 20

(for all new Miami faculty)

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
King Library
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m.

Opening Session

  • Dean's Welcome
  • Overview of Library Services
9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Subject Librarians
10:25 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Resources for Publishing
  • Digital Resources for Teaching
  • Tour of Center for Digital Scholarship
11:00 a.m. Q&A Session
11:15 a.m. Tours of Library Facilities
Afternoon Departmental Orientation & Retreat Sessions

Thursday, August 21

(for all new Miami faculty)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Laws Hall
Time Event
9:00 a.m.

Backwards Design for Courses (Optional)

Room 116

10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions, Part II (Optional)

  • Consultation on Syllabus Construction, Room 320
  • Open Labs & Consultation for Learning Management System and E-Learning, Room 116

Friday, August 22

(for all new Miami faculty)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by divisional meetings
Locations Vary
Time Event
9:00 a.m.


Western Campus (near Kumler)

10:00 a.m. First-Year Summer Reading Program Discussions
Afternoon Divisional Meetings (faculty/staff)