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2020 New Faculty Orientation

The 2020 Virtual New Faculty Orientation (NFO) will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020.  More information regarding the virtual platform will be forthcoming in the near future. Registration for New Faculty Orientation is required by August 14, 2020. Please complete the brief registration form.

2020 New Faculty Orientation – Agenda
Monday, August 17 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Pacific)

  • 8:30 AM – Introductions and Overview of the Day
  • 8:45 AM – Tribal Welcome
  • 9:00 AM – Welcome to Washington State University
  • 9:15 AM – Cohort Building: Small-Group Introductions
  • 10:15 AM – Introductions to WSU’s Campuses
    • WSU Everett – Mark Beattie, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • WSU Global – Rebecca Van de Vord, Assistant Vice President, Academic Outreach and Innovation
    • WSU Spokane – Gwen Halaas, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • WSU Tri-Cities – Kathleen McAteer, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • WSU Vancouver – Renny Christopher, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • 11:00 AM – Land-Grant Mission and Strategic Planning
    • Chris Hoyt, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
    • Vicki McCracken, Associate Dean and Director of Extension and Professor, School of Economic Sciences
  • 11:30 AM – Break
  • 12:00 PM – COVID-19 Impact and Updates
    • Jill Creighton, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life
    • Ellen Taylor, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement
  • 12:45 PM – Graduate and Undergraduate Education
  • 2:00 PM – Inclusive Pedagogy
    • Erika Offerdahl, Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
    • Anna Plemons, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, WSU Tri-Cities and Scholarly Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • 3:00 PM – Break
  • 3:15 PM – Faculty Human Resource Services Benefits
  • 3:45 PM – Open Question Session, Wrap-Up, and Topics for Next Meetings

2019 New Faculty Orientation

The 2019 New Faculty Orientation (NFO) was held on Friday, August 16, 2019.  To review the agenda, please click here.  To review the participant handbook, please click here.  Copies will be provided for those participating.

2020 NFO Registration Form
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Please contact the Office of the Provost, at (509) 335-5581.