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Faculty Orientation Week at UT Arlington

UT Arlington's 2015 Fall Faculty Orientation includes several days of workshops and professional development open to ALL faculty, full-time and part-time.

Day/Time Topic Location



9-12 noon

Office of Research Presentations led by Dr. Duane Dimos, V.P. for Research. Topics include IRB, Grants & Contract Services and Technology Management. Please RSVP here

Central Library, 6th floor Parlor

1-2 pm

"Interdisciplinarity In and Out of the Classroom." How does a cross-disciplinary team come together? Join Drs. Anand Puppala, David Arditi and Julienne Greer for a discussion on music, robots, recycled materials, and actor training.

Central Library, 6th floor Parlor

2-3 pm

"Copyright for Blackboard." Blackboard offers a platform for sharing articles, videos, images and other sources with your students. But how do you know what's fair use? Led by UT Arlington's Central Library's Brett Currier.

 Central Library 315A

3-4 pm

"Getting Started with Good Teaching." Join Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, College of Education; Sabine Harvey, College of Liberal Arts and Dr. Bradley Bell, CAPPA, as they share specific strategies for engaging students and starting the year off on the right foot. All are teaching award winners.

Central Library

6th floor Parlor


8:30- 10:30

Human Resources Benefit Session.

New faculty must bring documents to verify identity and employment authorization such as U.S passport or permanent resident card. A driver’s license or ID card and a social security card or birth certificate can substitue for a passport.  For non-citizens, please bring your Foreign passport and Form I-94.

UT Arlington requires supporting documentation when an employee requests to add a dependent (spouse, children)  to the insurance plan. New employees must bring proof of eligibility such as a marriage certificate, their child(ren)’s birth certificates or other documents that support the dependent relationship.


 Wetsel Building

Room 1225.  The Wetsel Buidling is located at 1225 W. Mitchell St.


1-2 pm

 "Design Thinking and Experiential Learning: FAB Lab." Need inspiration to help incorporate design thinking and experiential learning into your curriculum? Katie Peery and Peace Ossum Williamson, Co-Managers of the University Libraries’ FabLab, will discuss how creative and fabrication technologies can be incorporated into the classroom.

Central Library 315A

2-3 pm

 “Preparing for Tenure: A Panel of Recently Tenured Faculty.” Colleagues will share  advice for staying focused, balancing work/life issues and preparing an effective tenure dossier.

Central Library 315A

3- 4 pm

“P&T Tools and Creating a Digital Identity.” Do you have a Google Scholar profile? An Orcid number? What does your your professional profile say about you and how do you determine the impact of your work? Join UT Arlington University Libraries’ Andy Herzog and Gretchen Trkay, Department Heads of Outreach & Scholarship, to learn about useful tools.

Central Library 315A


8 am - 6:30 pm

All Faculty Orientation (DFA)

Blue Bonnet Ballroom, University Center


8:30 - 12 noon

Human Resources Benefit Session.

 Wetsel Building, room 1225.

1- 3 pm

“Using the Technology in UTA’s Classrooms.”  Don’t let your first day of class be a technological nightmare. Join Don Lane from Educational Technology Support Services, and learn how to utilize existing technology in the classroom. He will cover the basic operation of projector systems, lecture capture, and audience response systems.

Science Hall 100


4- 5 pm

MAVSMEET Convocation

College Park Center

5 pm

MAVSMEET After-Party

The Green at College Park Center 


8 am

First Day of Fall Classes


8- 10:30 am

Free coffee, water and bagels for faculty at the Division of Faculty Affairs.

Central Library 415

*The sessions offered at 11:00, 1:00, and 5:30 present identical content. The emphasis is on new or revised policies / programs relevant to the faculty. These sessions are open to all faculty, including those who have been employed at UT Arlington for many years.

For more information or to RSVP for the breakfast and lunch for new faculty, please contact the Division of Faculty Affairs at (817) 272-7422.