New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty OrientationEvery August the CTL partners with the Dean of the Faculty to organize a two-day orientation for all new full-time faculty and fellows.

Faculty, administrators, and staff from across the College come together during New Faculty Orientation to welcome our new faculty and introduce them to the resources available to them. 

In addition, orientation serves as an opportunity for the new faculty to get to know each other and to begin what we hope is an on-going conversation during their time at Stonehill about teaching and learning and their roles as educators.

2016 New Faculty Orientation Schedule

All programs are held in the Flynn DisCo (library) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 24th

8:30 – 9:00         Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 – 10:00       Welcome and Introductions                   Phyllis Thompson, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning                                                                                                             Joe Favazza, Provost and Maria Curtin, Dean of the Faculty

10:15 – 11:30     Stonehill Students- Who are they?                                        Eileen Bellemore, Director of Academic Services

11:30 – 1:00       Lunch with Faculty Mentors: Finding the Balance

1:00 – 2:15         Identifying Campus Resources, Part 1 (self-guided tour)                                                   

2:30- 3:15           Planning for Your First Day                                                                      Jane Nash, Psychology Department

3:30-5:00           Welcome Reception at President Denning’s residence (Hafstrom-Swanson House)
                           FAMILIES WELCOME!

Wednesday, August 25th

8:30 – 9:00         Coffee and light breakfast                                                                                                      Phyllis and Maria

9:00 – 10:30       Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms                                                            Erin O’Hea, Psychology Department
                                                                                                                                           Margy Pierce, Education Department

10:30 – 10:45     BREAK

10:45 – 11:30     Faculty Responsibilities/Curriculum Basics                                                                                            Maria

11:30 – 12:00     Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom and Bias Response                      Connie Cabello, Intercultural Affairs

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch with Fr. Jim Lies, Vice President for Mission                                                                                          

1:00 – 2:30         Identifying Campus Resources, Part 2 (self-guided tour)

2:453:30         Wrap-up and Q&A                                                                        Shayla Jordan, Human Resources and Maria