Session Schedule for 2017 - 2018

Session #1

Welcome to
UW-Whitewater

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm
University Center, Room 259A

In this inaugural meeting, attendees will mingle with other faculty new to the campus during a breakfast meeting.

We’ll then overview the First Year Program before taking a brief and engaging look (in a game show format) at the history, traditions, myths, and current status of UW-Whitewater. By the end of the session, first year faculty will have a better understanding of:

  1. important events and characters that spurred the growth of the town and the university;
  2. the role the university plays in serving the state and the region; and
  3. the strategic direction of the university in the near and long term.

 

Session #2

Hands-On Campus
Technology

Friday, 25 August 2017
Continental Breakfast
10:00am-12:00pm
McGraw Hall, Room 115
(Boole Room of McGraw Lab)

Few tools serve the contemporary faculty member as readily as technology. It’s a pervasive part of virtually all instructional and non-instructional activities. This session will familiarize faculty with on-line services to assist in managing courses and the host of other professional responsibilities.

Through a series of hands-on and interactive exercises, attendees will meet and work with staff of Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (iCIT), getting an early start on using or refining use of:

  1. Net-ID, online file storage and access options;
  2. communication and time-planning tools (email, web conferencing, personal calendar, events calendar, syllabi application); and
  3. productivity software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat), and technology support services. (Note: A special session on Desire 2 Learn (online courseware) is scheduled for Friday, 21 August, 1:00pm – 4:30pm in Hyland Hall, Room 3202)

 

Session #3

The Purple Book

Friday, 15 September 2017
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
University Center, Room 259A

During the first of the luncheon meetings, Associate Vice Chancellor Greg Cook will overview the Purple Book process—introducing first year faculty to UW-Whitewater’s vehicle for chronicling professional accomplishments relevant to reappointment, promotion and tenure.

By the end of the session, first year faculty will have a sense of the purposes and timelines relevant to the Purple Book, and have:

  1. developed an understanding of the format and contents of the Document of Expectations, the Applicant’s Narrative, and the Performance Evaluation Form;
  2. derived a sense of how to best document teaching/job performance, research/creative activities, and professional and public service efforts; and
  3. developed questions to ask his/her chair relevant to individual departmental use of the Purple Book.

 

Session #4

Friday, 6 October 2017
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
Hyland Hall 1303

 

Session #5

Friday, 3 November 2017
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
University Center, Room 266

 

Session #6

Friday, 2 Februrary 2018
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
University Center, Room TBD

 

Session #7

Friday, 2 March 2018
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
University Center, Room TBD

 

Session #8

Friday, 6 April 2018
Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
University Center, Room TBD