Convocation Schedule 2019-20

Convocation Oregon Tech 2019

Last updated: 9/13/19 2:56 pm


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The Office of the Provost has been working on the development of the Convocation Schedule based on last year’s sessions. 

The Convocation Schedule will continue to have changes. Please check the website periodically for updates to room locations and additions, deletions and edits of sessions.

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Monday, September 16, 2019


8:00 am - 4:50 pm | Tech Expo | DRC/Ricoh Open House

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Shasta Lounge

Presented by Information Technology Services (ITS) and Partners

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

  • Come and meet your IT support team!  ITS is hosting a Tech Expo, demonstrating the latest in classroom technology and Virtual Reality. We will have team members available to answer your questions and assist you with your technology needs.  Be sure to enter the drawing for a chance to win a Samsung Android Tablet!

  • View samples from the print center. Enter a drawing for various prizes

 

11:00 am - 3:45 pm | Oregon Tech Excellence in Teaching Conference

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Cascades and Meeting Rooms

Presented by Commission on College Teaching

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

 
  • You are cordially invited to join us for an active-learning day with Oregon Tech faculty and staff.  Enjoy a free lunch, walk around to see the Poster Presenters and attend afternoon concurrent sessions to learn more about what your colleagues are doing that may inspire more ideas!
  • See the detailed conference schedule on the CCT web site.

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Digging into Assessment Data

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty     

Presented by Seth Anthony, Director of Office of Academic Excellence, Janette Isaacson, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Assessment Commission.

Skype: Join Skype Meeting

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Faculty & Staff Kick-Off Social

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, South Courtyard

Hosted by the Oregon Tech Foundation

Attendance: Invitation to Faculty and Staff

  • Happy New Academic Year!

  • You are warmly invited to kick-off the new academic year at the Faculty & Staff Kick-off Social! A fun and casual way to greet new and returning peers and connect with colleagues across all departments and campuses. This gathering is family-friendly and launches the Campus Campaign for the new year. This year’s theme is #OwlTogether for Oregon Tech. Let’s all join together in our commitment to student success this year. Please RSVP at: www.oit.edu/kickoff Hope you can join the fun!

 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Administrative Staff Hosted Social

Location: The Grocery Pub, 1201 Division St, Klamath Falls, OR, 97601

Coordinated by the Administrative Council

Attendance: Invitation to Administrative Staff 

  • Administrative Council invites you to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to mingle with your fellow admin staff members from both campuses, and to get to know new Oregon Tech admin staff.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


8:00 am - 11:50 am | President's Breakfast

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Streaming Link (8:30 am - 10:00 am President's Breakfast and Welcome ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xy7vqiu6hQ

Streaming Link (10:00 am - 11:50 am President's Address): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgLoCi5jNVw             

Hosted by Nagi Naganathan, President

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty and Staff

  • Welcome and Remarks from Oregon Tech Board of Trustees
  • New Faculty and Staff Introductions
  • Faculty and Staff Awards
  • President's Address

 

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Professional Headshot Photos

Location: College Union, 1st Floor, Bistro

Hosted by Marketing/Communications/Public Affairs - MarCoPa

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

  • Please drop in to have to your Oregon Tech employee professional headshot photo taken.

 

12:00 pm - 4:50 pm | TECH Expo | DRC/Ricoh Open House

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Shasta Lounge

Presented by Information Technology Services (ITS) and partners

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

  • Come and meet your IT support team!  ITS is hosting a Tech Expo, demonstrating the latest in classroom technology and Virtual Reality. We will have team members available to answer your questions and assist you with your technology needs.  Be sure to enter the drawing for a chance to win a Samsung Android Tablet!

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | You’re the Brand! How we all can expand name and program recognition for Oregon Tech (Snacks provided)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by Staff from the Office of Marketing/Communications/Public Affairs (MarCoPa)

Attendance: Open to Faculty (recommended for Program Chairs) and Staff 

  • Branding goes far beyond use of logos and taglines, extending to almost everything that faculty and staff do in their daily professional activities. This session will help attendees understand what influences Oregon Tech’s brand; why strong, consistent branding is important to program recognition, student recruitment, industry recognition, donor engagement, obtaining grants/contracts, developing partnerships, and more; and how everyone at Oregon Tech is a brand ambassador and major contributor to our recognition and institutional profile. Learn about what has been working in the past few years to extend our profile and what strategies are planned for 2019-2020. Attendees will be given tools and ideas so that they can strengthen their impact on the brand; both Oregon Tech’s profile, as well as your faculty profile and recognition as an expert in your field.

Skype: Join Skype Meeting      

 

12:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Dual Credit Faculty Liaison Meeting (Lunch Provided)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. McLoughlin

Presented by Educational Partnerships and Outreach

Attendance: Open to Faculty Liaisons as well as faculty interested in becoming a Faculty Liaison

  • Kick off for the year and discussion of the State Standards and documentation required for compliance.  Come see what we have been working on all summer!  There will be time to share ideas and best practices.

 

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm | New Faculty Training: Welcome (Lunch Provided)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey/Mt. Thielsen

Presented by the Commission on College Teaching, the Oregon Tech Foundation and the Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty

  • CCT: Welcome to New Faculty Training/Who is CCT?
  • Foundation: Welcome to Oregon Tech Family
  • Dean Foley: Who are our Oregon Tech students?
  • Cohort building/meet & greet

 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | New Faculty Training: Benefits Orientation

Location: Mt. Bailey/Mt. Thielsen

Presented by the Office of Human Resources

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty

  • Review of Oregon Tech Benefits

 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Looking Beyond Blackboard and Exploring Canvas

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset (Cookies and Fruit Provided)

Presented by Online Learning

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

  • Blackboard (Bb) to Canvas presentation
  • Faculty Training Course
  • Best practices for course organization

 

2:00 pm - 4:50 pm | Leadership, Management and Risk

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Attendance: Mandatory for Executive Staff, Directors and Dept. Chairs,

other interested supervisors and staff are welcome to attend

Presented by The President’s Office

Speakers: Jeff Smith (Retired Air Force Colonel), P.K. Runkles-Pearson.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | New Faculty Training: Headshot Photos & ID Cards

Location: College union, 1st Floor, Bistro, Info Desk

Thank you Marketing/Communications/Public Affairs - MarCoPa and College Union Staff

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty

  • Headshot Photo for Directory
  • Employee ID Card

 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | New Faculty Training: TECH Expo and RICOH Open House

Location: College Union, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor

Presented by ITS, RICOH and Department Resource Center

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty

  • Meet the IT support team!
  • Watch demonstrations of the latest classroom technology
  • View samples from the print center

 

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm | New Faculty Training: Registrar's Office Policies and Procedures

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey/Thielsen

Presented by the Registrar's Office

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | New Faculty Training: Sponsored Projects & Grants Administration

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Mt. Thielsen

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty; all faculty welcome

Presented by: Barbara Neal, Director, Sponsored Projects and Grants Administration

  • Grants Proposal submission process
  • Grant Budget Preparation  
  • Grants post-award management
  • Training for Tools for identifying funding opportunities
Skype: Join Skype Meeting      

 

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm | TAKEOVER the Creamery

Location: The Creamery Brewpub and Grill, 1320 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR, 97601

Hosted by the Office of the Provost

Attendance: By Invitation Only

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


8:00 am - 8:45 am | Provost Address

Location: College Union, 1st Floor, Auditorium

Presented by: Dr. Joanna Mott, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty

9:00 am - 9:30 am | College of Engineering, Technology and Management Meeting

Location: College Union, 1st Floor, Auditorium

Presented by Tom Keyser, Dean of Engineering, Technology and Management

Attendance: Mandatory for Engineering, Technology and Management Faculty

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am | College of Health, Arts and Sciences Meeting

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by Dan Peterson, interim Dean of Health, Arts and Sciences

Attendance: Mandatory for Health, Arts and Sciences Faculty

 

Staff Training Sessions

10:00 am – 11:50 am | Office Manager Training

Location: Boivin Hall Room 134

Presented by The Business Affairs Office

Attendance: Required for Office Managers, Recommended for

Administrative and Executive Assistants

Skype: Join Skype Meeting      

 

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm | Travel Guidelines and Updates

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by The Business Affairs Office

Attendance: Required for Office Managers, Recommended for

Administrative and Executive Assistants


Skype:
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2:00 pm – 2:50 pm | Cash Handling Training

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by The Business Affairs Office

Attendance: Required for individuals in departments that handle cash or supervise cash handling;

  • Dental Hygiene Clinic
  • Athletics
  • EPO
  • Campus Life
  • Chemeketa Dental
  • Wilsonville
  • Outdoor Programs
Skype: Join Skype Meeting

 

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm | Budget Authority Training

Location: Boivin Hall Room 134

Presented by The Business Affairs Office

Attendance: Required for New Budget Authorities and open to any needing a refresher

Skype: Join Skype Meeting

 

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm | FAST Basics Training

Location: Boivin Hall Room 134

Presented by The Budget and Planning Office

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff

Skype: Join Skype Meeting

 

College of ETM Department Meetings:

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Civil Engineering Department Retreat

Location: Owens Hall, Conference Room 133

Presented by Roger Lindgren, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Civil Engineering Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Computer Systems Engineering Technology Department Meeting

Location: Purvine Hall 220

Presented by Todd Breedlove, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Computer Systems Engineering Technology Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Department Meeting

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. McLoughlin

Presented by Hope Corsair, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Management Department Meeting

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset

Presented by Hallie Neupert, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Management Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Geomatics Department Meeting

Location: Owens Hall, Room 207

Presented by Jack Walker, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Geomatics Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Meeting

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey

Presented by Brian Moravec, Acting Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

Technology Faculty


Skype:
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College of HAS Department Meetings:

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Communication Department Meeting

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Thielsen

Presented by Veronica Kohen, Interim Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Communication Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Dental Hygiene Department Meeting

Location: Semon Hall, Room 209

Presented by Paula Russell, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Dental Hygiene Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Humanities and Social Sciences Department Meeting

Location: Semon Hall, Room 123

Presented by Mark Neupert, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Mathematics Department Meeting

Location: Owens Hall, Room 141

Presented by Tiernan Fogarty, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Mathematics Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Medical Imaging Technology Department Meeting

Location: Martha Ann Dow Center for Health Professions, Room 251

Presented by Debbie McCollam, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Medical Imaging Technology Faculty

 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Natural Sciences Department Meeting

Location: Martha Ann Dow Center for Health Professions, Room 100

Presented by Ken Usher, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Natural Sciences Faculty

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Respiratory Care and Sleep Health Department Meeting

Location: Martha Ann Dow Center for Health Professions, Room E243

Presented by Jeff Pardy, Department Chair

Attendance: Mandatory for Respiratory Care and Sleep Health Faculty

10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Library Department Meeting

Location: Gaucho Collective

Presented by John Schoppert, University Librarian

Attendance: Mandatory for Library Faculty and Staff

 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Bookstore Open House

Location: College Union 1st Floor, Tech Nest Bookstore

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff 


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | New Faculty and Staff Reception

Location: College Union, 1st Floor, Bistro

Attendance: For New Faculty and Staff, By Invitation Only

Hosted by the Office of the President

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019


8:00 am - 9:15 am | Diversity Breakfast

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by: The Klamath Tribes and The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Attendance: Mandatory for Dept. Chairs & Managers/Directors and above, open to all Faculty and Staff

  • A continental breakfast bar will be ready at 7:45 am and stop at 8:30 am
  • The Klamath Tribes presentation will start around 8:30 am
Skype: Join Skype Meeting

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Diversity and Inclusion Training (Faculty Session)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Presented by: Wakaya Wells, Multicultural Life

Attendance:Mandatory for Faculty

Skype:
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9:30 am - 10:30 am | Title IX / Sexual Harassment Training (Staff Session)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset

Attendance: Mandatory for Staff

If you have not yet completed a Title IX Training in person, please attend this session. Title IX Training is required annually for all Oregon Tech employees.

Presented by the Diversity and Inclusion Office

 

10:45 am - 11:50 am | Diversity and Inclusion Training (Staff Session)

Location: College Union, 2nd floor, Crater Lake Complex

Attendance: Mandatory for Staff

Presented by: Wakaya Wells, Multicultural Life

Skype: Join Skype Meeting     

 

10:45 am - 11:45 am | Title IX / Sexual Harassment Training (Faculty Session)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset

Presented by the Diversity and Inclusion Office

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty

If you have not yet completed a Title IX Training in person, please attend this session, Title IX Training is required annually for all Oregon Tech employees 


12:00 pm - 12:50 pm | New Faculty Networking (Lunch Provided)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey/Thielsen

Attendance: Mandatory for New Faculty


1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Tenure and Promotion Portfolio Guidelines

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. McLoughlin

Presented by

Attendance: Open to Faculty


2:00 pm - 2:50 pm | The Library and You, New Opportunities

Location: LRC, Main Library Area

Presented by the Oregon Tech Library 

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff


3:00 pm - 3:50 pm | Active Shooter Training

Location: Owens Hall, Room 220

Materials: Active Shooter Training

Presented by Officer Christopher Bowman

Attendance: Open to Faculty and Staff, training is not required but is strongly encouraged

  • The Active Shooter training provides attendees with proactive steps to stop the threat and protect yourself and others.  Officer Bowman, who is an ALICE certified active shooter instructor, will use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate Oregon Tech’s “Run, Hide, Counter” method of active shooter response. This program is more informative than ever, so please plan to attend!


4:00 pm - 4:50 pm | Faculty Senate Update

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset

Presented by Terri Torres, Faculty Senate President 

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty Senators; Open to Faculty

  • Please join Faculty Senate President, Terri Torres, for an update on committees, charges, and more.

Friday, September 20, 2019


8:00 am - 8:50 am | New Faculty Training: Syllabus Best Practices and IDEA

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Mt. Bailey/Thielsen

Presented by Seth Anthony, Ben Bunting, Carrie Dickson

Attendance:Mandatory for New Faculty

 

9:00 am - 10:50 am | Partnering to Assist Students

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Crater Lake Complex

Attendance: Mandatory for Faculty; open to staff

Presented by:  Erin Foley and colleagues

This session focuses on identifying and assisting students of concern, students with needs and or academic accommodations.  Suicidal ideation and other behaviors of concerns will also be discussed. Time for questions/”what if” scenarios and resources will be provided.

 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Academic Council (Lunch Provided)

Location: College Union, 2nd Floor, Sunset

Attendance: Mandatory for Academic Council, Deans and Department Chairs

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Monday, September 23, 2019 - Assessment Day


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Assessment Day: Ethical Reasoning Rubric Training

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Mt. Mazama

Attendance: Recommended for all Faculty

Presented by Assessment Executive Committee and the Office of Academic Excellence

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1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Assessment Day: Ethical Reasoning Scoring and Reflection

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Mt. Mazama

Attendance: Recommended for all Faculty

Presented by Assessment Executive Committee and the Office of Academic Excellence

Skype: Join Skype Meeting


2:45 pm – 3:00 pm | Assessment Day: Break (Snacks provided)

Help yourself to snacks

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Assessment Day: Teamwork ESLO Introduction and Planning

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Mt. Mazama

Attendance: Recommended for all Faculty; required for program assessment coordinators.

Presented by Assessment Executive Committee and the Office of Academic Excellence

Skype: Join Skype Meeting


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Assessment Coordinators Meeting

Location: College Union 2nd Floor, Mt. Mazama

Attendance: Open to all Faculty; required for program assessment coordinators

Presented by Assessment Executive Committee and the Office of Academic Excellence

Skype: Join Skype Meeting


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Canvas Day


9:00 am - 9:50 am | Introduction to Canvas

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124

 

10:00 am - 10:50 am | Best Practices & Accessibility in Canvas

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124


11:00 am - 11:50 am | Grading in Canvas (with Speedgrader)

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124

 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm | Best Practices & Accessibility in Canvas (repeat of 10am session)

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124


2:00 pm - 2:50 pm | Assessments (Assignments/Quizzes/Discussions) including Turn It In

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124


3:00 pm - 3:50 pm | Attendance, External Tools (publishers and One Drive), Embedding

Location: Owens Hall Room 206

Attendance: Open to Faculty

Presented by Oregon Tech Online and Canvas

Join using Zoom with this link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/5418851124

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


10:00 am- 11:00 am | Canvas Training - Weighted Grading (Session 1)

Location: Owens Hall, 206

Attendance: Recommended for all Faculty

Presented by: Oregon Tech Online

 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Campus Housing Move In

Location: Residence Hall and Sustainable Village

Attendance: Open to volunteers

Come in a help new students move into their new room.

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019


1:00 pm- 2:00 pm | Canvas Training - Weighted Grading (Session 2)

Location: Owens Hall, 206

Attendance: Recommended for all Faculty

Presented by: Oregon Tech Online

 

Friday, September 26, 2019


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