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Congratulations on your new appointment!

We look forward to seeing you at New Faculty Orientation! This three-day event for new tenure- and permanence-track faculty, ancillary academic staff, librarians, and limited-term faculty will immerse you amongst the people, places, and practices that will get you off to a smooth start at UWindsor. We hope this onboarding experience will give you more time to focus on an important early-career question, and its many possible answers: What would success as a scholar look like for you, and how will you go about getting there? Over a hundred faculty, staff, students, and administrators will join us to explore the possibilities.

The links below will enable you to register for each day of the event, plus any optional afternoon sessions you would like to attend.

Please note:
New Faculty Orientation is a special series of events for new faculty members only. As a general rule, this includes Limited-Term Appointments, tenure-track faculty, permanence-track Ancillary Academic Staff, and Librarians hired since August 1, 2017. If you do not belong to one of these cohorts, we look forward to seeing you at other professional development events in the near future!

Orientation and Registration Logistics

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

8:30 AM

Day One: Getting Started

Schedule: Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 08:30 AM – 02:00 PM
Location: Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Introductory remarks begin at 9:00 a.m.

Topics include:

  • The Word from Recent Hires: Top Five Things I Learned About
  • Launching Your Scholarship at UWindsor
  • Cohort Info Exchange: One-Minute, One-Slide Scholarship Talks
  • Instructor Challenge: Key Bylaws Your Students Already Know
  • Next Steps in Teaching and Course Design
  • Discovery Lunch with Faculty Researchers and Associate Deans, Research

2:00 PM

Optional Event: Campus Tour (partners welcome!)

Schedule: Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University
Departs from the Freed-Orman Commons

Optional Event: Getting Started with UWinsite Finance

Schedule: Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Welcome Centre Rm. 107
This presentation will help you access and navigate the financial system that manages your grants, expenses, and budgets. A representative from Research Finance will also be at this event. (This session repeats on August 9.)

Optional Event: Introduction to Blackboard, our Learning Management System - Decaf Level

Schedule: Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk

This workshop will introduce new faculty members to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through the process of organizing the course menu, adding material to your site, and determining tool availability. Specific topics will be addressed (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations.

Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

4:00 PM

Provost’s Welcome Reception for New Faculty (partners welcome!)

Schedule: Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Location: Odette 123
Please join us for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with colleagues and administrators from across campus.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:45 AM

Day Two: Your Campus Networks

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 08:45 AM – 01:00 PM
Location: CEI Room 1100

Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. The event will commence at 9:00 a.m.

Topics include:

  • Building and Navigating Your Campus Network: Campus Community Fair
  • Cultural Competence and Academic Diversity
  • Who Are We? Why does it matter?
  • Standing By, Standing Up, Standing With: Challenging Moments
  • Strategies for Learning More

1:15 PM

Lunch hosted by the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA)

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 01:15 PM – 02:15 PM
Location: Kerr House

2:00 PM

Optional Event: Campus Tour (partners welcome!)

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Freed Orman Centre, Assumption University
Departs from the Freed-Orman Commons

Optional Event: Dual-Career Connection Program Information Session (for partners)

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: TBA
The University’s Dual-Career Connection Program, offered by the Lucas Professional Search Group, helps new faculty members’ partners to continue and advance their careers after relocating to Windsor. This program facilitates the job-search process through individual meetings with the experienced Lucas Professional Search Group staff to assess employment skills and experience, orientation to local area job resources and networks, support in developing an online employment presence through various social media, and follow-up. Lucas representatives will outline the services they provide and be available to answer any questions you may have. This session is a great opportunity to meet other new arrivals, too!

Optional Event: Getting Started with UWinsite Finance

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Welcome Centre Rm. 107
This presentation will help you access and navigate the financial system that manages your grants, expenses, and budgets. A representative from Research Finance will also be at this event. (This session is a repeat of August 8.)

Optional Event: Introduction to Blackboard, our Learning Management System - Espresso Level

No seats available.

You may join a waiting-list for this workshop.

Schedule: Thursday, August 09, 2018, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Erie G125
Instructors: Lorna Stolarchuk

This workshop will introduce new faculty members to the Blackboard Learn environment and online learning. Participants will walk through the process of organizing the course menu, adding material to your site, and determining tool availability. Specific topics will be addressed (time permitting), through Q & A, and possible demonstrations.

Bb Espresso:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possesses a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

Friday, August 10, 2018

9:00 AM

Day Three: Pathfinding, Tenure-Track, Trail Blazing: Planning for Scholarly Success

Schedule: Friday, August 10, 2018, 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Pitt-Ferry, Rm. 400

Topics include:

  • From Wherever You Are: Career Planning for Scholars
  • Feedback and Performance Evaluation at UWindsor
  • Documenting Your Academic Work: Best Practices for Hiring and Promotion
  • Service, Leadership, and Collegiality: Why, How, How Much?
  • The Long Haul: Balance and Resilience

12:30 PM

Optional Event: Lunch Downtown (spouses and partners welcome!)

Schedule: Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Mazaar's, 372 Ouellette Avenue
Departing from the Pitt Ferry building, join long-term resident Jeff Berryman and other fans of the Windsor lifestyle at a local restaurant for a relaxing lunch at the end of Orientation—a perfect opportunity to learn more about the city and its many charms.

1:45 PM

Optional Event: Walking Tour of Detroit (spouses and partners welcome!)

Schedule: Friday, August 10, 2018, 01:45 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: To Be Determined

Tom Najem (Political Science) and Erika Kustra (CTL) will be heading to Detroit by bus on Thursday following the closing session. Spouses and partners welcome!

Please note that walking tour participants need valid documentation to cross into the United States. More information to follow for registrants.