2016 New Faculty Orientation

Special Pre-Session (Optional)

The Big Picture: Positioning Yourself and the University for the National Stage
In a crowded media landscape, experts from UF Communications will share strategies to bring attention and recognition to your research. Discover how to identify aspects of your work that will captivate audiences both in and out of academia through media relations and social media networks.
Wednesday, August 17 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 210 Emerson Alumni Hall

New Faculty Orientation

Detailed agenda below

Date Time Location
Wednesday, August 17 Day 1 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Registration, information fair with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Reception immediately following this session
Emerson Alumni Hall
President’s Room, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, August 17 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Emerson Alumni Hall
Thursday, August 18 Day 2 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch provided
Emerson Alumni Hall
President’s Room, 2nd Floor


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Wednesday, August 17
Session 1: Student Experience

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration, Information Fair, Lunch (provided)

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Welcome from Dr. Kent Fuchs, University President

1:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Orientation Introduction

1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Florida Opportunity Scholars
Leslie Pendleton, Director, Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program

2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Student Affairs and Helping Students in Distress
Dr. Jen Day Shaw, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Dr. Ernesto Escoto, Director of the UF Counseling and Wellness Center

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Angela Lindner, Associate Provost, Undergraduate Affairs
Dr. Henry Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean, UF Graduate School

Session 2: Faculty Information

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
UFPD and Faculty Partnering for a Safe Campus
Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President for Public and Environmental Safety, UF Police Department
Captain Jeff Holcomb, Commanding Officer of the Community Services Division, UF Police Department

4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Shared Governance
Dr. Paul Davenport, Distinguished Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

5:00 to 5:15 p.m.
Wrap up and Adjourn
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception, Emerson Lobby

Thursday, August 18

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast (provided)

8:30 to 8:40 a.m.
Welcome from Dr. Joseph Glover, Senior Vice President and Provost

Session 2: Faculty Information continued

8:40 to 9:15 a.m.
Crafting an Academic Career at the University of Florida: Opportunities & Resources
Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

9:15 to 10:00 a.m.
General Counsel and Privacy
Amy Hass, Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Elizabeth Ruszczyk – Executive Associate Vice President and Chief Privacy Services Officer

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
UF Foundation
Tara Blythe, Associate Vice President for Talent Management Strategy and Planning, Development and Alumni Affairs
Joe Mandernach, Associate Vice President for Development
David Christie, Interim Assistant Vice President/CFO of Advancement Services

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Internationalizing UF
Matthew Jacobs, Director, International Academic
Programs, UF International Center

Session 3: Faculty Resources

11:00 a.m. to noon
UFIT: IT Support for Teaching, Research and Information Security
Dr. Fedro Zazueta, Associate CIO and Director, Academic Technology
Dr. Erik Deumens, Director, UF Research Computing
Rob Adams, Chief Information Security Officer

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Teaching Excellence
Jennifer Smith, Director of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, Associate Director of Course Production for UF Online

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Stephanie Gray, Assistant Vice President, Division of Sponsored Programs
Irene Cooke, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance
Michael Mahoney, Director of Research Operations
Sobha Jaishankar, Assistant Vice President, Division of Research Program Development
David Day, Assistant Vice President and Director, Office of Technology Licensing

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Information Access—UF Libraries
Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries
Michele Tennant, Acting Director of Health Science Center Libraries

2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Session 4: Faculty Information and Decisions

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Gator Advantage
Dr. Marvin A. Dewar, College of Medicine, Senior Associate; Dean & CEO, University of Florida Health Physicians; Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Benefits and Retirement
Stewart King, Director of Benefits, Human Resource Services
Lisa Hodges, Assistant Director of Benefits, Human Resource Services

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Wrap up and Adjourn
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services