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New Faculty Orientation

Date Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Main Event 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Reception 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location Stephen C. O’Connell Center – Main Arena

Presentations and Materials

NFO Main Stage Presentations

NFO Concurrent Sessions

NFO Session Booklet (Key Takeaways)

Agenda

8:00-8:30: Registration & Breakfast

8:30-8:45: Opening Ceremony
Kent Fuchs, University of Florida President

8:45-8:55: Orientation Overview

8:55-9:10: Advice for New Faculty
Sujata Krishna, Lecturer, Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

9:10-9:45: Faculty Tenure & Promotion
Chris Hass, Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

9:45-10:30: Student Affairs
Ernesto Escoto, Director, Counseling & Wellness Center
Mary Kay Carodine, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Heather White, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, UF Student Affairs

10:30-10:40: Break

10:40-11:30: General Counsel, Privacy & IT Risk Management
Amy Hass, Vice President and General Counsel
David Wilkens, Sr. Director of Privacy
Cheryl Granto, Information Security Manager
Chad Young, IT Risk Program Manager

11:30-1:00: Lunch & Information Fair

1:00-1:15: Welcome Message
Joe Glover, Senior Vice President and Provost

1:15-2:00: Research & Grants
Rob Ferl, Assistant Vice President for Research – Strategic Projects
Lisa Stroud, Associate Director of Electronic Research Administration
Michael Mahoney, Director of Research Ops & Services
Sobha Jaishankar, Assistant Vice President and Lecturer, Research Program Development
Tiffany Schmidt, Director, Contracts & Grants Accounting Services
Jim O’Connell, Office of Technology Transfer Director and Assistant Vice President

2:00-2:15: Break and Move to Sessions

2:15-2:45: Concurrent Session 1

  • The UF Undergraduate & Graduate Experience
    Angela Lindner, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
    Paul R. Duncan, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • George A. Smathers Libraries
    Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
    Jennifer Smith, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
    Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Academic Innovations Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • UF Information Technology
    Mark McCallister, Director of Academic Technology
    Erik Deumens, Director, UFIT Research Computing

2:45-2:55: Break and Move to Next Session

2:55-3:25: Concurrent Session 2

  • The UF Undergraduate & Graduate Experience
    Angela Lindner, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
    Paul R. Duncan, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • George A. Smathers Libraries
    Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
    Jennifer Smith, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
    Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Academic Innovations Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • UF Information Technology
    Mark McCallister, Director of Academic Technology
    Erik Deumens, Director, UFIT Research Computing

3:25-3:35: Break

3:35-3:50: Networking Activity

3:50-4:00: Diversity and Inclusion at UF
Antonio Farias, Chief Diversity Officer

4:00-4:50: Benefits and Rewards at UF
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources
Benefits Team, UF Human Resources

4:50-4:55: Professional Development Next Steps
Scott Blades, Assistant Director of Training & Organizational Development

4:55-5:00: Closing Remarks
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

5:00-6:30: Reception