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New Faculty Orientation Agenda


To register, visit the Orientation Registration page.

Monday, August 21

Note: Opening Day Activities for the Regional Campuses and College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science Faculty will be held

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Johnston Hall
Miami Middletown Campus

Oxford Faculty are invited to the following:

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Time Event
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m Howe Center for Writing Excellence Open House for New Faculty and Graduate Assistants
Includes writing assignment reviews (optional)
King Library
9:00 a.m. Walking Tour of the Oxford campus

Tour will begin in front of the Upham Arch

10:30 a.m. Canvas Learning Management System & Universal Design/Accessibility

Shriver Center, Dolibois Room A

Tuesday, August 22

(for all new Miami faculty)

7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Marcum Conference Center
Time Event
7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Room 154-8)
Professional Photographs (Lobby)
8:00 a.m. Welcome
President Greg Crawford
Room 154-8
8:10 a.m. "Understanding the Miami Student" (Student Panel)
Dr. Mike Curme, Dean of Students
Room 154-8
9:10 a.m. Promoting Student Success, Safety & Wellness
Dr. Mike Curme, Dean of Students, Dr. Kip Alishio, Tim Parsons, and Becca Getson
Room 154-8
9:40 a.m. Top Ten Tips
Robin Parker, General Counsel
Room 154-8
10:00 a.m. Support for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Rose Marie Ward and Dr. Brenda Quaye, Center for Teaching Excellence
Room 180-6
11:50 p.m. Lunch with Academic Deans and Provost
Room 154-8
1:15 p.m. Inclusive Classroom & Climate
Carolyn Craig, Marketing
Room 180-6
3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
  • Getting Started on Research
    Dr. Jim Oris, Dean, Graduate School
    Room 180
  • Positioning Yourself for Success (Visiting Faculty)
    Dr. Jeff Wanko, Associate Provost
    Room 182-86
  • Role of the Lecturers, Clinical and Professionally Licensed Faculty
    Dr. Rose Marie Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence
    Room 182-86

Wednesday, August 23

(for all new Miami faculty)

7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
King Library
Time Event
7:15 a.m. Professional Photographs
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Opening Session

  • Overview of Day/Review of Previous Day
    Dr. Rose Marie Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Library Overview
    Jerome Conley, Dean, University Libraries and Librarians

King Libary, 3rd Floor

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Resource Fair

King Cafe

Afternoon (after 1:00 p.m.) Departmental Orientation & Retreat Sessions

Thursday, August 24

(for all new Miami faculty)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Time Event
9:00 a.m. Drop-In Canvas Learning Management System Consultation Sessions

116 Laws

Friday, August 25

(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.


The Hub

10:15 a.m. Divisional Welcome/Advising Sessions
11:25 a.m. First-Year Summer Reading Program Discussions
Afternoon Departmental/Divisional Meetings as needed

Note: This schedule is subject to change.