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New Faculty Training Sessions at Convocation

Welcome New Faculty!  Oregon Tech holds a Convocation event the week prior to classes starting in the Fall term.  Please be sure to check out the Convocation Schedule at : www.oit.edu/convocation-schedule 
There are Convocation Sessions that are optional and mandatory for faculty.  Also, there are New Faculty Training Sessions during Convocation that are mandatory for new faculty. 


New Faculty Training Series during Fall Term

Location Options
   Klamath Falls Campus: LRC - Room 221
   Portland- Metro Campus, Room 221 or Zoom
Week 1:  Friday, October 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Surviving your First Term

  1. Panel of Potential Mentors from a variety of campuses/departments reflect on what they learned their first year, Presented by Faculty Panel
  2. Faculty Governance (Faculty Senate) and Faculty Union
Week 2:  Friday, October 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Faculty Objectives Plan (FOP) and Promotion

  1. Overview of Promotion at Oregon Tech, Presented by Ben Bunting and Tiernan Fogarty
  2. Faculty Objectives Plan Workshop, Presented by CCT
 Week 3:  Friday, October 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 History, Safety & Books
  1. History of Oregon Tech: Short presentation on Oregon Tech’s history from the library/Mark Clark
  2. Safety at Oregon Tech:  Ed Daniels and Sherry Himmelwright speak briefly about safety on campus
  3. The Oregon Tech Bookstore: Allison talks through ordering new textbooks
  4. OER at Oregon Tech: The library talks about the value of OER and the opportunities available to Oregon Tech faculty
Week 4:  Friday, October 25, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Supporting Oregon Tech Students

  1. The Oregon Tech Student ,Presented by Erin Foley, VP Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  2. Student Services ,Presented by Erin Ferrara, Director of Student Success Center
  3. Career Services, Presented by Jennifer Kass, Director of Career Services
  4. Student Health, Presented by Gaylyn Maurer, Director of ISHC  
Week 5:  Friday, November 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Overview of Classroom Pedagogies

  1. Members of CCT host a discussion about best teaching practices
Week 6:  Friday, November 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
 Evaluations and Assessment

  1. Introduction to Assessment,Presented by Seth Anthony, Interim Director of Academic Excellence
  2. IDEA Center Evaluations Review, Presented by IDEA Faculty Coordinator
Week 7:  Friday, November 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Research with Students at Oregon Tech

  1. Introduction to the Library: Oregon Tech Librarians talk about library services

  2. Research Opportunities (SPGA), Dr. Afjeh and Barbara Neal discuss research and grant opportunities/support

  3. Faculty Research: Panel of faculty discuss their experiences doing research at Oregon Tech

Week 8:  Friday, November 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Assignment Design
  1. Assignment Design workshop by Sandra Bailey
Week 9:  Friday, November 29, Campus Closed
 Happy Thanksgiving!


Week 10:  Friday, December 6, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   
Future Plans and End of Fall Term Celebration

  1. Deans and Chairs celebrate the completion of your first term - Refreshments provided



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