New Faculty Orientation Steve Fetter, Associate Provost August 2013
University at a Glance • A premier public research university; member AAU and CIC • 1580 tenured/tenure-track faculty 26,000 undergraduates 11,000 graduate students • $1.9B annual operating budget $0.5B in research awards • Ranked 19thamong public universities by USNWR; 38thin world, 29th in US by ARWU; 13th greenest by Sierra Club
What’s Going Up at University of Maryland? August, 2013
Major Initiatives Underway • New general education curriculum • Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Innovation in education: student-centered, active, and experiential learning; blended and on-line courses • Retention/graduation rates; narrow achievement gap • Increased number of STEM and health-related degrees • Collaboration with UM Baltimore: MPower Initiative • CIC integration and collaboration • Corcoran Gallery and College of Art and Design • Major new campus facilities; Route 1 and downtown revitalization; M Square; Purple Line; charter school
Physical Sciences Complex Phase I • 160,000 square feet, $128 million • Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy, Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, research labs, and faculty and staff offices. • To be completed in Fall 2013
Prince Frederick Hall • 185,500 square feet, $71 million • 464 Beds, including six Resident Assistant rooms, large multipurpose room, three seminar rooms, conference rooms and staff offices. • Planned completion April 2014
Edward St. John Center Learning & Teaching Center • 185,000 square feet, $63 million • 1400 classroom seats – 10,000 students per day • State-of-the-art collaborative classrooms to support General Education with active learning, new technologies, STEM laboratories, and offices for faculty support for teaching innovation • Planned completion Fall 2016
Bioengineering Building • 148,000 square feet • Department of Bioengineering, Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, instructional labs, classrooms, research labs and a vivarium. • Planned completion Fall 2017
M Square Research Park • 124 Acres • Near Metro • 2 million sqft at full build-out • Currently: • NOAA CWCP • IARPA • CASL • JGCRI
Purple Line 2013: Plans complete 2015: Begin construction 2020: Open for service
Advice to New Faculty • Develop a 5-year plan and identify specific goals for yourself in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service. • Do not settle for anything less than excellence in any aspect of your job • Seek out effective role models in your department and build relationships with appropriate senior faculty • Focus on your work • Have fun!
Together, we will create a future worthy of a great University and a great State.