Welcome to Oxy!
The New Faculty Orientation aims to introduce new faculty to Oxy's culture and community. This year’s orientation will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018, in Salsbury-Young (a room on the north end of the Johnson Student Center, #15 on the campus map found here). You will be given a detailed, printed agenda at the meeting. The general schedule of our day will be as follows:
8:30-8:50 Breakfast & mingling
8:50-10:00 Welcome & introductions
10:00-11:30 Student support services
- academic accommodations
- students in crisis
- Emmons Wellness Center
- Dean of Students Office
11:00-11:15 coffee break
11:15-11:55 Title IX & creating welcoming and inclusive learning environments
11:45-12:20 Academic support services for FACULTY
- course counts, class lists, enrollment overrides, add/drop, CR/NC, incompletes, submitting grades, classroom requests
- Faculty Resource Guidebook, myOxy, Center for Teaching Excellence programs and Moodle site, funds for course enhancements (Guest Faculty, LA excursions)
- academic support offices—Community Based Learning & Research; Center for Digital Liberal Arts; Special Collections, Moodle, Media Services, ITS
1:10-2:10 Faculty panel on Oxy's mission and culture; Oxy students; and teaching techniques that work well at Occidental
- The Writing program, Academic mastery program, and other academic support services for students
2:30-2:45 coffee break
2:45-3:45 Student panel on pedagogical approaches that facilitate student learning, on issues that come up in the classroom, and what new faculty should know about the student experience at Oxy
3:45-4:40 Syllabus workshopping (led by current Oxy faculty)
4:45-5:00 Assessment of orientation
What faculty have to say about the New Faculty Orientation:
“Everything was useful and helpful! It was great to get existing faculty’s impressions of the college and of the students. Although I have teaching experience elsewhere, it was great to get advice on what assignments and teaching techniques work well in this setting."
“I felt like I got a very thorough and thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Oxy. It made me excited to be a member of the Oxy community."
“It was important to get the points of view of faculty and students. I appreciated their advice and honesty!"
“Everyone was so welcoming and friendly!"
"All of the guest speakers and panelists were enthusiastic and supportive, which made the sessions engaging and meaningful. A day very well spent!"
"I found nearly everything to be more important and/or inspiring even after teaching for 15 yrs."