New Faculty Orientation

Registration for NFO is closed; however, you may contact Jessica Knab at jck67@pitt.edu or (412) 383-9729, if you need to register someone at the last minute, or have questions about the event.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. Overview of the Day and Introductions
Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh
Patricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Student Affairs:  The Student Experience / Student Panel
Kenyon Bonner, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Academic Resources for Faculty
Jinx Walton, Chief Information Officer
Cynthia Golden, Director, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break and travel to 5th or 7th Floor
11:00 – 11:30 a.m Executive Conference Room: Research@Pitt – Research Support for the Sciences and Engineering
Mark Redfern, Vice Provost for Research
This session will provide information about the Office of Research and its operations with a special focus on Sciences and Engineering. Topics will range from how to submit proposals to relationships with departmental administrators. Special research seminars and funding opportunities will be noted. Intellectual property issues and the Office of Technology Management operation will be discussed. Research compliance issues will be presented including research integrity, institutional animal usage, Institutional Review Board, and conflict of interest.

Room 531: Research Support for Humanities and Social Sciences
Catherine Greeno, Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work
This session will focus on research for faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

7th Floor Auditorium: Research Support for the Health Sciences
Michelle Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research, Health Sciences
Jeremy Somers, Scientific Director, Office of Research Health Sciences
This session will describe services provided by the Office of Research, Health Sciences that are focused on helping investigators develop robust research programs in the biomedical or medical sciences. While the majority of these services are available only to investigators from the six Schools of the Health Sciences, several are available to any investigator whose research is in the targeted areas.

Room 528: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Carol Washburn, Manager, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
Joe Cornibe, Manager, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
This session will provide a glimpse into the array of instructional services offered to you by CIDDE. Faculty developers can work with you individually to provide confidential feedback on course development and teaching. Educational Technology Services not only supports Blackboard, but offers training and workshops on different forms of technology used by instructors for teaching.

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. 7th Floor Auditorium: Library Resources for Research & Teaching in the Health Sciences
Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System
This session will provide an overview of the Health Sciences Library System. This will include the circulation/reserve policies and information about the ever-expanding electronic and digital resources. Faculty needs to be aware of these and other library resources, and learn how to navigate optimally and effectively through them.

Room 531: Library Resources for Research & Teaching Across All Campuses
Paul Kohberger, Assistant University Librarian, University Library System
This session will provide an overview of the University Library System. This will include the circulation/reserve policies and information about the ever-expanding electronic and digital resources. Faculty needs to be aware of these and other library resources, and learn how to navigate optimally and effectively through them.

Room 528: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Carol Washburn, Manager, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
Joe Cornibe, Manager, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
This session will provide a glimpse into the array of instructional services offered to you by CIDDE. Faculty developers can work with you individually to provide confidential feedback on course development and teaching. Educational Technology Services not only supports Blackboard, but offers training and workshops on different forms of technology used by instructors for teaching.

12:00– 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch, Introduction and Welcome
Patricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Patrick D. Gallagher, Chancellor
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Pitt Men’s Glee Club
Richard Teaster, Director, and Pitt students
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Frank Wilson, President, University Senate
Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
Optional Activities
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Faculty Portraits Taken and Information Tables will be open in the Connelly Ballroom
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Optional CourseWeb workshop in 531 (also offered the next day in B-26)

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Knab at (412) 383-9729 or via e-mail at jck67@pitt.edu.