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New Faculty Orientation
The Network for Instructional Support and Enhancement Committee (NISE) and Academic Affairs hosts a development workshop each fall before the start of the semester for new faculty. New Faculty Orientation for 2015 will be August 10th – 12th on the UCM campus in Warrensburg. The NISE Committee was established to provide non-evaluative instructional support for new faculty. The goal of NISE is to promote and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning as central to the mission of the University. To accomplish this goal, NISE will support new faculty throughout the year with a mentorship program, beginning with the three day workshop during orientation week.
New Faculty will meet in Union 237 A & B Monday through Wednesday. To familiarize yourself with campus building locations and parking, please take a look at the campus map.
With an increased faculty and student population this week, you may wish to purchase your parking permit prior to arriving to campus. Permits can be purchased via the MyCentral portal.
During the NISE Orientation, a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be offered. Please notify Melissa Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, of any dietary needs by August 6th.
NISE workshops focus on teaching techniques and information necessary to be successful from your first day in the classroom. Technology is discussed during the workshop, but will be an overview of technology offered on campus. Those faculty wanting in-depth technology training on topics such as Google, Adobe Presenter, Blackboard, Softchalk, etc., will find training opportunities on the Training Calendar throughout the summer and school year.
Please bring a syllabus with you to the NISE Orientation. Faculty who do not yet have a syllabus can bring a department syllabus. Syllabus can be a hard copy or accessed electronically (USB drive, laptop, Google docs).
Orientation Schedule 2014
Monday, August 10th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00 Welcome with Charles Ambrose, UCM President
Tuesday, August 11th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00 Welcome with Deborah Curtis, Provost/CLO
Wednesday, August 12th: NISE Orientation, Union 237 A & B, 9:00 - 4:00 Welcome the Faculty Senate President
Thursday, August 13th: Faculty Work Day
Friday, August 14th: Faculty Work Day
Training Calendar Registration Link: 2015 NISE New Faculty Orientation Because this is a multi-day event, the registration is located on the final day of orientation. Rest assured though as you will be registred for all three days.
NISE Committee Members:
Carl Grigsby, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations & Literacy, NISE Committee Chair & New Faculty Mentor
Darlene Ciraulo, Associate Professor, English, NISE Committee Member
Ann McCoy, Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, NISE Committee Member
Scott Smith, Associate Professor, Marketing, NISE Committee Member
Melissa Wilson, Coordinator, Center for Teaching & Learning, NISE Committee Member