The Center for Teaching & Learning
Georgia Southern University

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation 2017

Every year the Provost’s office and the Centers for Teaching and Technology (CT2) host the New Faculty Orientation to provide you with information on and access to resources for teaching and professional development. Attendance of all sessions is mandatory for faculty new to Georgia Southern University.

Faculty meet with research librarians at the New Faculty Orientation 2015.

Faculty meet with research librarians at the New Faculty Orientation 2015.

All sessions will take place in Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time Title Location
8:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea, and Pastries
sponsored by the Office of the Provost
8:45 a.m. Welcome 
Dr. Rachel Schwartz, Director CT2
9:00 a.m. Faculty Resources for Student Interaction
Dr. Chris Caplinger, Director of First Year Experience (FYE)
Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson, Dean of Students
9:50 a.m. Accommodating Students with Disabilities: What You Need to Know!
Anna Maria Reich, Associate Director, Student Disability Resource Center
10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Campus Technologies
Tammy Robbins and Ashlea Anderson, Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS)
10:45 a.m. Resources and Support for Effective Teaching
Centers for Teaching and Technology (CT2)
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Meet your Dean and College Faculty Representatives 1601
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Provost’s Welcome
Dr. Diana Cone, Interim Provost
Lunch and Door Prizes sponsored by Statesboro Financial Institutions
1:15 p.m. Resource Expo: Financial Institutions and Campus Exhibitors Atrium
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Student Centered Teaching
    Dr. Delena Gatch, Associate Professor of Physics; Director of Academic Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Getting Ready for the First Day
    Dr. Claudia Cornejo Happel & Debbie Walker, CT2
  • Teaching Online
 2:50 p.m. Break
 3:00 p.m. Program Assessment and QEP at Georgia Southern
Dr. Teresa Flateby, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 1601


Friday, August 4, 2017

Time Title Location
8:30 a.m. Meet and Greet
Coffee and Hot Tea will be served.
8:45 a.m. Title VII & Title IX: How it applies to faculty
Joel Wright, Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX
9:15 a.m. Document Delivery, Your Own Librarian, and Other Perks for You at Henderson Library.
Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean Zach S. Henderson Library &
Department Librarian Liaisons
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  • Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom (Faculty Panel)
  • Writing to Learn
    Dr. Michael Pemberton, Professor of Writing and Linguistics; Director University Writing Center
  • Flipped and Blended Classrooms (Faculty Panel)
11:00 a.m. Break Atrium
11:10 a.m. Orientation to Sponsored Research Support at GSU
11:30 a.m. Panel: Research, Teaching, Service, and Professional Development – A Balancing Act? 1601
12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks 1601

Schedule subject to change (last updated on 5/25/2017).

Optional Events

All events will meet in the Centers for Teaching and Technology, Henderson Library.
Participation in these events is limited and registration required. Please contact for more information.

Date Title Location Register
July 31-August 1
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Essentials
Debbie Walker, CT2
1302 Henderson Register
August 2
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Campus Walking Tour meet at 1303 Henderson Register
August 2
10:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Folio Quickstart
Louise Fechter, CT2
1303 Henderson Register
August 2
2:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Folio Quickstart
Louise Fechter, CT2
1303 Henderson Register
August 2
4:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Bus Tour of Statesboro
Urkovia Andrews, Office of Leadership and Community Engagement
meet at 1303 Henderson  Register


Last updated: 7/14/2017

Center for Teaching and Learning : : Henderson Library, Suite 1303 : : (912) 478-0049