Schedule of Pre-Semester Events for Faculty

Page last updated on August 5, 2013.


Brief descriptions of all events, along with information about the persons responsible for coordinating them, are listed below.


Friday, August 16

Human Resources Orientation for New Full-Time Faculty, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Lee Hall, room 412.
All appropriate benefit and related employment forms will be distributed and/or collected. (Questions? Call Denise Holmes, x1210)

Academic Orientation for New Faculty9:00 – 10:30 a.m.., Lee Hall, room 412.
Overview of important details for new full-time faculty from the Provost’s Office.  (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, x1241)

Continuation of Human Resources Orientation for New Full-Time Faculty, 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Lee Hall, room 412.  Coverage of additional topics related to employment at UMW. Lunch will be provided.  (Questions? Call Denise Holmes, x1210)

Advising and Career Services Updates for All Faculty Advisors,  10:30 a.m. – noon., Monroe Hall, room 346.
(Questions? Call Rose Maddox, x1271)

Department Chairs Workshop #1: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., Combs Hall, room 322.
“Managing the Academic Department: Ideas, Resources, and Networking Options for Chairs,” (open to all chairs). (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, x1241)


Monday  August 19

COLLEGE DAY (events and times as arranged by each college)

College of Arts and Sciences:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Department Chairs Meeting, the Pavilion at Belmont.  (Questions? Call Martha Link, x1052)

College of Business: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Strategic Planning Retreat at Stevenson Ridge (6901 Meeting St., Spotsylvania — off Courthouse Rd.),    (Questions? Call Lucy Quann, x2470)

College of Education: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., “Strategic Envisioning,” North Building, Stafford Campus,   (Questions? Call Linda Falden, x8038)


Tuesday, August 20

New Faculty Technology Orientation9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Combs Hall, room 349.
Learn about Canvas (the learning management system), Banner (the student records software system), and other important technology systems and resources. (Questions? Call Lisa Ames, 286-8076)

New Faculty Orientation – Student Support Services and Resources, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Lee Hall, room 412.
(Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, x1241)

Department Chair Workshop #2: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., Combs Hall, room 322.
“Budgeting, Purchasing, and Business: Key Details Chairs Need to Know,” (open to all chairs). (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, x1241)

Orientation for New Adjunct Faculty, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Monroe Hall, room 114.
Overview of important dates, academic policies, and introduction of various resources to support adjunct faculty.  (Questions? Call Ginny Irvin, x1001)


Wednesday, August 21

University Faculty Council (UFC)  and University Committee Organization Time, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., Monroe Hall.
(Questions? Contact Debra Schleef x1505)

New Faculty Technology Orientation (Banner, Canvas, etc.), 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Combs Hall, room 349.
(Questions? Call Lisa Ames, 286-8076)

New Faculty Orientation – Teaching Resources1 p.m. – 3 p.m., duPont Hall, room 215.
Details about support and resources for teaching excellence, innovation, and development.  (Questions? Call Mary Kayler, x1577)


Thursday, August 22

Opening Meeting of the Faculty, 10:00 – noon. Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall.
Messages from President Rick Hurley, Provost Jonathan Levin, introduction of new faculty members, and presentation of the “Topher” Bill Award for Faculty Service.  (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, Provost Office  x1241)

Faculty Luncheon, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff Dining Room and Bistro Room, Seacobeck. (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, Provost Office, x1241)

Open time for Department Meetings (as scheduled)


Friday, August 23

Move In Day for First Year Students


Sunday, August 25

Faculty/Administrative Faculty Honor Convocation Dinner, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Faculty Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall. Please RSVP to 540-654-1062 or jsinglet@umw.edu (Questions? Judy Singleton, x1062)

HONOR CONVOCATION. 7 p.m., Anderson Center.
All faculty assemble 20 minutes beforehand in academic regalia in Goolrick Gymnasium. 
Academic regalia for this occasion is available for rent from Jostens, phone: 800-854-7464; email: campus.services.east@jostens.com. (Questions? Call Amy O’Reilly, Provost Office  x1241)

Faculty are invited to join in the Eagle Gathering Ceremony at 8:45 p.m. in Ball Circle.  This event welcomes new students to UMW and demonstrates community support for the incoming class.  (Faculty are asked to arrive on Ball Circle between 8:15  and 8:30 p.m.)