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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: Boivin Hall, Faculty Innovation Center, Room 159
 Portland-Metro Campus: Conference Room 127
 Join Via Zoom Link: https://oregontechonline.zoom.us/j/631301579
 Join via Phone: (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 631301579
Week 1:  Friday, September 28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Provost Welcome and Faculty Senate Information

  1. Provost Welcome (1 hour), Presented by Gary Kuleck, Provost
  2.  Faculty Senate Information (1 hour), Presented by Terri Torres, Faculty Senate President
Week 2:  Friday, October 5, 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 (1 hour), Presented by Faculty Panel
  2.  Safety at Oregon Tech (1 hour), Presented by Sherry Himelwright 
Week 3:  Friday, October 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Faculty Objectives Plan (FOP) and Promotion

  1. Overview of Promotion at Oregon Tech (1 hour), Presented by Matthew Sleep, Ben Bunting
  2.  Faculty Objectives Plan Workshop (1 hour), Presented by Dan Peterson
Week 4:  Friday, October 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Supporting Oregon Tech Students

  1. The Oregon Tech Student (1 hour), Presented by Erin Foley, VP Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  2.  Student Services (20 minutes), Presented by Erin Ferrara, Director of Student Success Center
  3.  Career Services (20 minutes), Presented by Jennifer Kass, Director of Career Services
  4. Student Health - Group Split:
    • at Klamath Falls (20 minutes), Presented by Gaylyn Maurer, Director of ISHC
    • at Portland-Metro (20 minutes), Presented by Leanne Reed, Counselor
Week 5:  Friday, October 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Oregon Tech Policies and Campus Perks

  1. Policy Panel Q&A (1 hour), Presented by Business Affairs, Human Resources, Registrar's Office
  2.  Perks of the Campus (1 hour), Presented by Campus Life, Athletics
Week 6:  Friday, November 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
 Evaluations and Assessment

  1. Introduction to Assessment (1 hour), Presented by Seth Anthony, Interim Director of Academic Excellence
  2. IDEA Center Evaluations Review (1 hour), Presented by IDEA Faculty Coordinator
Week 7:  Friday, November 9, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Research with Students at Oregon Tech

  1. Introduction to Research Environment (30 minutes), Presented by Abdy Afjeh, Associate Provost for Research
  2. Introduction to Library Resources (30 minutes), Presented by the Library
  3. Introduction to Sponsored Projects (15 minutes), Presented by Barbara Neal
  4. Example of Research (45 minutes), Presented by Faculty Panel
Week 8:  Friday, November 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Classroom Pedagogy and Assignment Design

  1. Classroom Pedagogy (1 hour), Presented by Travis Lund
  2. Assignment Design (1 hour), Presented by Sandra Bailey
Week 9:  Friday, November 23, Campus Closed
 Happy Thanksgiving!


Week 10:  Friday, November 30, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   
Future Plans and End of Fall Term Celebration

  1. Ordering Books from Tech Nest Bookstore (30 minutes), Presented by Ali Gromley, Manager of the Tech Nest Bookstore
  2.  Commission on College Teaching Remarks and Debrief (30 minutes), Presented by CCT
  3. Social Hour with Chairs and Deans (1 hour), Refreshments provided



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