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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation 2021 Schedule Overview

Be sure to register for New Faculty Orientation (NFO) through SCHED and check out the presentations being offered during Faculty First Week. Adding the NFO sessions to your schedule will register you and send daily reminders of your schedule. Email CFDFREEMississippi with any questions.


Monday, August 16, 7:30a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Joseph Green Hall Auditorium 113

7:30-8:00      Registration check-in and breakfast

8:00-8:30      Welcome from President Bennett

8:30-8:45      Research at USM with Vice President for Research

8:45-9:45      Introduction of the Center for Faculty Development programs and services

9:45-10:00     BREAK

10:00-10:45   Getting to Know USM Students with Executive Vice Provost Amy Chasteen

10:45-11:15     Cultivating a Positive and Inclusive Learning Environment

11:15-11:45      Welcome from Provost Moser

11:45-11:50     Welcome from the Downtown Hattiesburg Association

11:50-12:00    Closing

12:15-1:00      Join us in the Center for Faculty Development (International Center 319) for an Open House event and your university headshots with Southern Miss photographer Kelly Dunn.



Tuesday, August 17, 8:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hattiesburg campus: Asbury Hall, 124
Gulf Park campus: North Academic Building, 101

8:00-12:00     Introduction to HR and Benefits with Amy Hester and Kameron Dale.  

New faculty will hear from Human Resources about benefits and complete paperwork. Attend your home campus for this session.

11:00-12:00    Campus Connections Fair

Meet various units from USM including: Center for Student Success, The University Advisement Center, Career Services, The Honors College, TRIO Services, Leadership and Student Involvement, Speaking Center, Writing Center, Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research, Center for Pathway Experiences, Study Abroad, Center for Community Engagement, and Partners for the Arts.



Wednesday, August 18, 8:00a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thad Cochran, Grand Ballroom
(Combined with Teaching Assistance Orientation)

8:00-8:15      Welcome with Graduate School Dean Coats

8:15-8:35      Building Community

8:35-9:15      Academic Integrity with CFD Associate Director and Academic Integrity Officer, Hugh Broome, and Academic Integrity Coordinator, Vanessa Haynes

9:15-9:45       Campus Safety with University Police Chief Keyes

9:45-10:00     BREAK

10:00-11:00    Legal Must Knows and Compliance with the Office of General Council and Office of Compliance and Ethics

11:00-11:10      BREAK

11:10-11:25      Office of Disability Accommodations with Susie Murphy

11:25-11:40      Title IX Office with Cristin Reynolds

11:40-11:55      Counseling Center

12:00-1:00      Peer Mentor Luncheon: Enjoy lunch with a peer mentor from your program and the incoming teaching assistants.



Thursday, August 19, 8:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Harkins Hall, 120, 119, 118

8:00-8:30      Meet Your Librarian

8:35-9:40      Select 2 of 4 Tutorial sessions:

  • Zoom
  • Canvas
  • Digital Measures
  • SOAR

9:40-9:55      BREAK

10:00-11:30    Select 2 of 4 Workshops:

  • Fostering Engagement in Online Courses with Mya Rome, Mariann Taylor and Lindsay Wright
  • Grant Management with Assistant Vice President of Research, Marcia Landen
  • Understanding the Landscape of Annual Evaluations with Executive Associate Dean (CAS) Eric Tribunella
  • Writing and Speaking Pedagogies with Speaking Center Director Laura Stengrim

11:35-12:00    Final Thoughts and Reminders

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