New Faculty Orientation takes place Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, and registration is now open! You may contact Joy Hart at joy.hart@pitt.edu or (412) 624-1113, if you have specific requests or have questions about the event.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

8:30 – 9 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 – 9:15 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Overview of the Day and Introduction
Laurie J. Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
9:15 – 9:20 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Senate
9:20 – 9:35 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Human Resources
Lori Carnvale, Director of Benefits
9:35 – 10:15 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Student Affairs – The Student Experience
Steven Anderson, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Student Panel
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Academic Resources for Faculty
Jinx P. Walton, Chief Information Officer
Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center for Teaching and Learning
10:45 – 11 a.m. Break and travel to basement, 5th floor, or 7th Floor
11:00 – 11:30 a.m B-26 Training Room: 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 the Humanities
Jonathan Arac, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English & Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center
This session will focus on research for faculty in the Humanities.

Room 534: Research Support for the Social Sciences
Catherine Greeno, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
This session will focus on research for faculty in the 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, Teaching Support, University Center for Teaching and Learning
Joe Cornibe, Manager, Educational Technology, University Center for Teaching and Learning
This session will provide a glimpse into the array of instructional services offered to you by the University Center for Teaching & Learning. 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 – 11:35 a.m. Break and change rooms
11:35 – Noon 7th Floor Auditorium: Library Resources for Research & Teaching in the Health Sciences
Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System
This session offers an overview of the resources and services of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). Liaison librarians for the schools of the health sciences will describe HSLS services available to faculty to support their research and teaching activities.  Specialized research services include assistance with systematic reviews, research data management, bibliometric assessment, open access, IACUC searches, and a molecular biology information service.  Instructional services include curriculum support, classroom teaching, and in-person and web-based library workshops.

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 resources and services provided by the University Library System. This will include navigating the ULS website to find information for faculty on circulation, reserve and interlibrary loan/document delivery. Topics covered will be digital scholarship services, bibliometrics, research assistance and scholarly publishing.

Room 528: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Carol Washburn, Manager, Teaching Support, University Center for Teaching and Learning
Joe Cornibe, Manager, Educational Technology, 
University Center for Teaching and Learning
This session will provide a glimpse into the array of instructional services offered to you by the University Center for Teaching & Learning. 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.

Noon – 1:15 p.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Buffet Lunch, Introductions and Welcome
Patrick D. Gallagher, Chancellor
1:15 p.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Pitt Men’s Glee Club
Richard Teaster, Director, and Pitt students
1:30 p.m. J.W. Connolly Ballroom: Closing Remarks
Laurie J. Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity
Optional Activities
Immediately following Faculty Portraits Taken and Information Tables will be open
2-4 p.m. Optional CourseWeb workshop in room 531 (also offered the next day)