NFO 2012 Schedule

New Faculty Orientation 2012

Adams Center Classroom

Brown Library

 Monday, August 13

9:00-9:30                                              Introductions of new faculty

9:30-10:30                                           Introduction to The Adams Center

Resource Review: Flash Drives

10:30-10:45                                         Break

10:45-11:45                                         Mentoring Program: Phyllis Bolin

11:45-12:00                                         Break

12:00-1:00                                           Lunch

1:00-3:00                                             Exploring the Culture and Heritage of ACU: CHARIS

Doug Foster

3:00-3:15                                             Break

3:15-4:15                                              Learning Studio Tour

4:15-5:00                                             Wrap Up

Tuesday, August 14

9:00-10:00                                          Grants Program: Phyllis Bolin

10:00-10:15                                         Break

10:15-10:50                                         What I Wish I’d Known My First Year: Faculty Panel

11:00-12:00                                         Wellness Center Tour

12:00-1:00                                           Lunch

1:00-2:00                                             Open Class Introduction

2:00-3:00                                             Introduction to Tenure and Promotion at ACU: T&P Committee

3:00-3:15                                              Break

3:15-4:45                                              Break Out Sessions:

Introductory Teaching: Mindi Thompson

Scholarship at ACU: Jennifer Shewmaker

Integrating Faith & Learning: Nancy Shankle

Study Abroad: Stephen Shewmaker

4:45-5:00                                             Wrap Up (Strengths Quest): What Do You Need?

Wednesday, August 15

8:30-9:00                                             Welcome from Dr. Rhodes

9:00-12:00                                           Human Resources and Benefits

12:30-1:30                                           Lunch

1:30-3:30                                             Support from Jennifer Shewmaker and Mindi Thompson, as needed

2012 New Faculty Orientation

On August 13-15, 2012, the Adams Center will host New Faculty Orientation for new ACU faculty members and their assigned mentors. During this time, we would like to welcome new faculty to our campus and provide you with relevant information concerning your new position. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on the 13th and 14th, with a special luncheon on Wednesday, the 14th (spouses are welcome to this luncheon).  Thursday, the 15th will be devoted to an information session with Human Resources, in which you will learn valuable insight into the ACU culture, HR web resources, and benefits. Schedules, RSVP forms, and other information forms will be available shortly.

Please contact Penny Ruot, Executive Assistant at the Adams Center, or Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, Director of Faculty Enrichment, if you have any questions regarding NFO.