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Faculty Career and Advancement

2021 New Faculty Orientation

The 2021 Virtual New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021. Registration for New Faculty Orientation is required by August 9, 2021. Please complete the brief registration form.

2021 New Faculty Orientation – Agenda
Monday, August 16 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Pacific)

  • 8:30 – 8:45 AM
    • Welcome and Introductions
      • Laura Hill, Senior Vice Provost
  • 8:45 – 9:00 AM
    • Tribal Welcome
      • Zoe Higheagle Strong, Executive Director, Native American Programs
  • 9:00 – 9:05 AM
    • University Welcome
      • Elizabeth Chilton, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • 9:05 – 10:05 AM
    • Breakout Conversations
      • Faculty of Color
        • Horace Alexander Young, Associate Professor, School of Music
        • Luz Maria Gordillo, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
      • LGBTQ+
        • Chris Dickey, Assistant Professor, School of Music
      • Research and Scholarship
        • Katrina Mealey, Regents Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
        • Christine Portfors, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, WSU Tri-Cities and WSU Vancouver
      • Service, Outreach, Engagement
        • Elizabeth Weybright, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Interim Director, Youth and Families Program Unit
        • Ka’imi Sinclair, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, WSU Health Sciences Spokane
      • Student Resources
        • Jill Creighton, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life, Division of Student Affairs
        • Ellen Taylor, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs
      • Teaching
        • Dave Torick, Teaching Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
        • Erika Offerdahl, Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 10:05 – 10:45 AM
    • Break
  • 10:45 – 11:45 AM
    • Breakout Conversations
      • Faculty of Color
        • Horace Alexander Young, Associate Professor, School of Music
        • Luz Maria Gordillo, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
      • LGBTQ+
        • Chris Dickey, Assistant Professor, School of Music
      • Research and Scholarship
        • Katrina Mealey, Regents Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
        • Christine Portfors, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, WSU Tri-Cities and WSU Vancouver
      • Service, Outreach, Engagement
        • Elizabeth Weybright, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Interim Director, Youth and Families Program Unit
        • Ka’imi Sinclair, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, WSU Health Sciences Spokane
      • Student Resources
        • Jill Creighton, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life, Division of Student Affairs
        • Ellen Taylor, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs
      • Teaching
        • Dave Torick, Teaching Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
        • Erika Offerdahl, Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    • Developing an Equity-Minded Practice
      • Lisa Guerrero, Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence
      • Anna Plemons, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, WSU Tri-Cities
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM
    • Human Resource Services Benefits and Training Overview
      • Bonnie Dennler, Employment Services Manager, Human Resource Services
      • Ann Monroe, Director,  Human Resource Services
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    • University Resources for Faculty
      • Faculty Senate
        • Doug Call, Chair, Faculty Senate and Regents Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
      • Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
        • Laura Hill, Senior Vice Provost
        • Bill Davis, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement
        • Saichi Oba, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
        • Craig Parks, Vice Provost for System Innovation and Policy
      • Office of the Ombuds
        • DJ Lee, Ombuds and Regents Professor, Department of English
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM
    • Impressions of the Day
      • Laura Hill, Senior Vice Provost
  • 3:30 PM
    • Adjourn

 

2021 NFO Registration Form

Questions?
Please contact the Office of the Provost, at (509) 335-5581.