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New Faculty Orientation Schedule Spring 2012-2013. New Adjunct Faculty  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Adjunct Faculty Guide: Paul Abraham, Associate Dean 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Afternoon Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blackboard Training: Debra Smith, Assistant Professor

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new faculty orientation schedule spring 2012 2013
New Faculty Orientation ScheduleSpring 2012-2013

New Adjunct Faculty

  •  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Adjunct Faculty Guide: Paul Abraham, Associate Dean
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Blackboard Training: Debra Smith, Assistant Professor
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Campus Tour – Cheri Russo, Mgr. Communications and Marketing
  • 1:00 – 1:25 p.m. Student Services:  Pat Fox, Enrollment Manager
  • 1:25 – 1:40 p.m. Library:  Judy Carey Nevin, Director
  • 1:40 – 1:55 p.m.              Computer Services, Paul Allen, Director
  • 1:55 – 2:10 p.m.              Grading/Syllabi: Franco Guerriero, Division Coordinator
  • 2:10 – 2:20 p.m.              Faculty Secretaries: Fran Cordle and Amber Landis
  • 2:20 – 2:30 p.m.              Testing Center: Kathy Holt, Administrative Associate
  • 2:30 – 2:40 p.m.              Parking Permits: Carolyn Bateson, Executive Assistant
  • 2:45 – 4:30 p.m.              Blackboard Training: Christine Wolfe, Associate Professor – Room 405
top 10 do s and don ts

Top 10Do\'s and Don\'ts

Ohio University Lancaster

Dr. Paul Abraham

top 10 do s
Top 10 Do’s
  • Distribute a well-constructed, clear syllabus to the class in the first week. Be sure to address topics required by the University. (p. 18-20)
  • Use your OHIO e-mail for communication with students, colleagues, and staff. Check it regularly!
  • Use the final exam time allotted to your class at OU-L/P. (p. 5). Final exams should be during final exam week.
  • Give students adequate feedback to make a decision about withdrawing from the class by the withdrawal date. (p. 7)
  • Have a student volunteer proctor your student evaluations. Leave the room! (p. 4)
top 10 do s cont d
Top 10 Do’s (cont’d)
  • Help the students to understand common forms of plagiarism regarding class assignments. (p. 2)
  • Advise students that tutoring may be available in areas outside of math and writing. The Math and Writing Lab takes tutor referrals from professors. (p. 8-9)
  • Read the student complaint policy. Students normally need to address issues with the faculty member first. (p.11)
  • Contact Student Services with information regarding a problematic student situation.
  • Review the emergency procedures. Review list of important dates. (p. 7,p. 15-16)
top 10 don ts
Top 10 Don’ts
  • Do not give inadequate feedback about graded assignments—common area of student complaint.
  • Do not make significant changes to the distributed syllabus except for clarification or extenuating circumstances.
  • Do not post class grade information in any fashion that could compromise students privacy or violates FERPA. Please use the Blackboard grade book environment. (p. 3)
  • Do not use the incomplete grade option except for highly extenuating circumstances. Please use the incomplete grade contract to record details of the agreement with the student(p. 5-6).
  • Do not expect immediate service from faculty secretaries. Plan ahead; use OHIO e-mail to send copy requests.
top 10 don ts cont d
Top 10 Don’ts (cont’d)
  • Do not change classrooms or rearrange equipment. Address needs with Merry Lee Walters in the Associate Dean’s Office.
  • Do not cancel class without informing the Associate Dean’s Office and informing the students through Email (p. 1-2).
  • Do not interact with students in any way that could be construed as “harassing.” (p. 6)
  • Do not forget to submit your final grades on time. (p. 5-6)
  • Do not delay calling 9-911 in any sort of emergency situation. Please locate the phone nearest to your classroom.
more considerations as the quarter ensues
More considerations as the quarter ensues…..
  • Division Coordinator, Associate Dean, disciplinary colleagues, and Student Services are all resources for common problems that may arise.
  • Use the MyOHIO portal which integrates mail, Bb and other important sites. Encourage students to do so as well.
  • Look for periodic reminders and other announcements by OHIO email.
  • Please become familiar with the summaries of important contacts (p. 13) and important dates (p. 7).
  • Testing Center may be used for individual make ups or tests for online/blended classes—please review their hours of operation in Lancaster and Pickerington.
more considerations as the quarter ensues1
More considerations as the quarter ensues…..
  • Students with documented disabilities will inform you with a formal letter of permitted special provisions—please handle promptly and with discretion.
  • Park in the designated faculty/staff parking (south) lot if possible. Obtain a temporary tag from the Dean’s Office. Athens permit is OK (p. 9).
  • First pay is normally on January 31st.
  • Enter textbook information in a timely fashion for the next semester through the registrar’s store (p. 12).
  • Review campus website on occasion. Much info for the greater campus/community.
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