New Faculty Orientation 2020

Register for New Faculty Orientation 

Faculty Orientation 2020 Schedule: Day 1
Time Activity
8:45AM Virtual Check-In / Meet & Greet

Faculty Senate Representatives
9:20AM Welcome and Introductions

Neal Smatresk, President 

Jennifer Cowley, Provost & VP Academic Affairs
9:50AM Office for Faculty Success Story

Bertina Combes, Vice Provost for Faculty Success
10:00AM Our Students
Student Panel Introduction

Melissa McGuire, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Victor Prybutok, Vice Provost Graduate Education/Dean of Toulouse Graduate School
10:10AM Breakout Discussions with Students & Faculty Leaders
10:45AM Student Success Panel

Mike McPherson, Vice Provost for Student Success

Karen Weiller, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs

Katy Washington, Director, Office of Disability Access

Maureen (Moe) McGuinness, Dean of Students/Assistant VP for Student Affairs

Tamara Knapp-Grosz, Senior Director of Counseling and Testing Services

Roxanne Davenport, Executive Director Learning Center
11:55AM Our Colleges and Schools
Mix & Mingle with the Deans

Hanchen Huang, Dean, College of Engineering

Neale Chumbler, Dean, College of Health & Public Services

Kinshuk, Dean, College of Information

Jana Hawley, Dean, College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism

Greg Watts, Dean, College of Visual Arts & Design

John Richmond, Dean, College of Music

Tamara Brown, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Steve Cobb, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Marilyn Wiley, Dean, G. Brint Ryan College of Business

Randy Bomer, Dean, College of Education

Su Gao, Dean, College of Science
12:25PM Our Faculty
College of Music, UNT Brass Faculty Performance

John Holt, Professor of Trumpet and Chair of Instrumental Studies

Adam Gordon, Senior Lecturer of Trumpet and Baroque Trumpet

Caleb Hudson, Assistant Professor of Trumpet

Raquel Rodriguez Samayoa, Assistant Professor of Trumpet

Tony Baker, Professor of Trombone

Steven Menard, Associate Professor of Trombone

Zachariah Davis, DMA student in Trombone Performance

Stacie Mickens, Associate Professor of Horn

Keith Packman, DMA student in Tuba Performance

Nicholas Enrico Williams, Associate Professor of Wind Conducting
12:30PM The First Few Years as a UNT Faculty Member

Facilitator - Associate Dean Brain McFarlin

Lauren Cross, Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Art & Design Studies 

Yanyan He, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Dan Krutka, Associate Professor, Social Studies Education
1:20PM Our Work
New Faculty 101: Tips from the Registrar

Shari Swartz, Registrar
1:45PM Faculty’s Role in Creating an Inclusive Environment

Joanne Woodard, VP of Institutional Equity and Diversity
2:10PM Digital Strategy & Innovation – Faculty Support for Teaching with Technology
Rudi Thompson, Assistant VP Digital Strategy & Innovation/Executive Director CLEAR

Jenna Ledford, Faculty Development Specialist
3:00PM Breakout Sessions
Being a Professor at UNT

Wendy Middlemiss, Professor, Educational Psychology

Jincheng Du, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Francisco Guzman, Professor, Marketing, Logistics, & Operations Management

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Network (NTFMN)

Lauren Mathews, Principal Lecturer, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Leslie Roberts, Principal Lecturer,  Public Administration

Research and Innovation Services

Pamela Padilla, Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation/Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies

Naomi Woods, Assistant Director of Research Development

UNT Affinity Groups

Tony Carey, Associate Professor, Political Science

Tracy Everbach, Professor, Mayborn School of Journalism

Rachita Sharma, Clinical Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation & Health Services

Nicoladie Tam, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Excellence in Teaching

Gloria Cox, Associate Professor, Political Science

Srinivasan Srivilliputhur, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Eric Nestler, Professor, Instrumental Studies

Priscilla Ybarra, Associate Professor, English

UNT Libraries

Mary Ann Venner, Associate Dean for Public Services
3:40PM Questions and Closing Remarks
Faculty Orientation 2020 Schedule: Day 2
Time Activity
8:00AM Information & Resources

 - Get Informed

 - Payroll Information

 - Compliance

Work/Life Balance

 - Time Off & Resources

 - Holidays

 - EAP


 - Faculty/Staff Scholarship

 - Dining

 - Athletics

 - Fitness

 - Libraries

9:00AM Welcome to Your UNT World Benefits

Insurance, Retirement, Leave Options, Wellbeing Program
11:00AM - 12:00PM Q&A with HR Benefits Team

Date: 08/12/20, 08/13/20
Time: 8:45am
Location: Zoom
Contact: Ana Garcia
Phone: 940-565-3987

New Faculty Orientation 2020: Update 7/29

Hello New Faculty Cohort 20-21! We are just two weeks away from the “virtual” New Faculty Orientation (NFO), Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  We are working daily to prepare for your arrival and are anxious to meet you! We have approximately 90 new faculty. Several opportunities will exist during the day for you to engage in smaller groups so you may begin to meet your colleagues across campus. We have launched our New Faculty Orientation website.  To help you prepare for our time together on... Read more

New Faculty Orientation 2020: Update - 07/10

Greetings New Faculty, We are excited that you have chosen to join our Mean Green family!  Your UNT Story will officially begin on Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 and 13, 2020 at New Faculty Orientation.  Our Mean Green Faculty Cohort 2020-21 will meet virtually on both days beginning at 8:45 AM CST. On Wednesday, August 12 you will have an opportunity to hear from President Smatresk, Provost Cowley and a host of your academic peers about our students, our colleges and schools, and our work... Read more