Center for Faculty Innovation

Faculty Welcome Plenary (Online Orientation)

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On Monday, August 17, 9 AM-12 PM, faculty are invited to a half-day plenary experience consisting of welcome messages by JMU's leadership, a plenary roundtable with JMU faculty and student leaders, and a networking activity that helps them get to know the new cohort of JMU faculty. New faculty are expected to sign up for this half-day program.

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Program: Monday, August 17, 2020

9:00—Cara Meixner, Executive Director, Center for Faculty Innovation: Introduction
9:05—Cynthia Bauerle, Vice Provost for Faculty and Curriculum: Introduction of President Alger
9:10—Remarks by President Alger
9:20-10:15—Plenary roundtable: JMU in Times of a Triple Pandemic
Moderator: Andreas Broscheid, CFI

Kerry Crawford, Associate Professor of Political Science
Art Dean, Executive Director for Campus & Community Programs for Access and Inclusion
Heidi Deger, Academic Affairs Committee Chair, JMU Student Government Association
Norman Jones III, Student Representative to the JMU Board of Visitors
Val Larsen, Professor of Marketing and President of the JMU Faculty Senate
Tim Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs

10:30-11:45—Online meetup: Get to know your colleagues

11:30-12:15—Questions and Answers with Provost Dr. Heather Coltman

Partner/Sponsor: Office of the Provost

New faculty can access information provided by Human Resources about new employee onboarding and benefits, such as medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and the like, through the Dukes at Work web page for instructional faculty.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to us at or (568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about. There is also a place to note this while registering.

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