New Faculty Orientation (NFO)

New Faculty Orientation for Academic Year 2024-2025

will be held August 14, 2024. Details will be available in mid-July. 

Below is the schedule from NFO 2023.

Campus Maps

8:30 - 8:55 am

Gosnell Hall Atrium (A-level)

8:55 - 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs & Professor
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)
Orientation Handout 
Office of the Provost Website (includes Faculty Affairs and Faculty Career Development)

9:00 - 9:30 am
Provost's Welcome Address

Dr. Prabu David, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

9:30 - 10:00 am
Division of Diversity & Inclusion (DDI)

Keith Jenkins, Ph.D., Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

Dr. Jenkins will provide an overview of DDI including its cultural and faculty-specific resources.

10:00 - 10:50 am 
Communicating with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students 

Chris Campbell, Director of Operations, Department of Access Services (DAS)
Stacey Davis, Director of Cross-Registered Academic Services; Support Coordinator for COS & CHST; Principal Lecturer, NTID; Department of Science & Mathematics
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)
Orientation Slides (videos removed due to file size)

Tiger Chat on the Web

Many new faculty at RIT have not yet taught Deaf and Hard-of-hearing students. Our campus experts and faculty will provide you with strategies and resources to help you effectively communicate with students and colleagues and share information on how to obtain resources. 

10:50 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 - 11:30 am
Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)

Neil Hair, Ph.D., Executive Director CTL/Associate Professor of Marketing 
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)

An overview of the support and resources available from CTL, your source for support and ideas about course design, classroom activities, online learning, academic technology, and media.
Orientation Slides

CTL Website

11:30 - 12:00 pm
Supporting RIT Students: Academic & Student Affairs 

Lynne Mazadoorian, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Student Success; Director, University Advising Office
Megan Jaros, Manager, Student Case Management, Wellness, Student Affairs
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)
Orientation Slides

An introduction to Academic Advising at RIT and our Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) including key resources for faculty and how to use the information presented.

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Presentation: Your Teaching Career at RIT

Presentation: Chris Licata, Ed.D., Vice Provost, Academic Affairs & Professor
University Gallery
Orientation Slides

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Resource Fair

Gosnell Atrium (1st level)
This is an opportunity to obtain information on campus units and services that can assist you and your students. Meet representatives from advising, academic support, Sponsored Research, and our University Press, to name a few. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover RIT’s wonderful resources while expanding your RIT network!

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Disability Services Office (DSO)

Catherine Lewis, DMA, Director, DSO
Gosnell Hall Auditorium (A-300)
An overview of RIT's support for students with disabilities including how accommodations are requested, determined, and communicated to faculty.
Orientation Slides

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions (A & B below)

*These sessions are optional for new faculty with Visiting rank.

A) Your Career Trajectory for Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

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Chris Licata, Ed.D., (facilitator), Vice Provost & Professor 
Joe Lanzafame, Ph.D., Principal Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science (COS)
Molly McGowan, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Management and Director, The Leadership Academy @ Saunders; Women in Business Advisor, Saunders College of Business
Joe Williams, Senior Lecturer, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

Learn about your role as a non-tenure track faculty member. A high-level overview of the career continuum and path to promotion will be presented by colleagues. Information on the university-wide policies related to promotion and guidance related to teaching and service will be shared.

B) Your Career Trajectory for Tenure Track Faculty

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LaVerne McQuiller Williams (facilitator), Ph.D., J.D., Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs 
Stephanie Godleski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (CLA)
Malar Hirudayaraj, Ph.D., Director, ADVANCE RIT; Associate Professor, Department of Management, Saunders College of Business (SCB)
Andy Meneely, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Software Engineering, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS)

Learn about your role at RIT as a tenure-track faculty member. A high-level overview of the career continuum and path to tenure/promotion presented by faculty colleagues. Information on the university-wide policy related to tenure and promotion as well as guidance related to scholarship, teaching, and service.

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Social Reception

Gosnell Atrium

Questions about New Faculty Orientation should be directed to

Human Resources & Benefits

Human Resources/Benefits session will be held Thursday, August 17, from 9-11 am, Gosnell Auditorium (A-300), followed by opportunities for one-to-one meetings with HR representatives.