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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.