Center for Faculty Career Development
Center for Faculty Career Development

Through grants, workshops, seminars, publications, and formal and informal discussions, we hope to cultivate dialogue among our own faculty members and encourage association with faculty members at other academic institutions.

New Faculty Orientation


Day 1: Tuesday September 1: Introductions to Senior Staff and Administration

Location: PAC001, 238 Church Street, Middletown, CT

Moderator: Jan Naegele, Director, Center for Faculty Career Development

8:15-8:45                     Coffee and full breakfast

8:45-9:15           Welcome

                          Michael Roth, President

                          Joyce Jacobsen, Interim Provost and Vice President for

                          Academic Affairs

9:15-9:45           The Role of the Academic Deans

                           Joe Knee, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

                           Ellen Nerenberg, Dean of the Arts and Humanities

                           Marc Eisner, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences

9:45–10:00          Faculty Governance

                           Chair of the Faculty: Don Moon

10:00-10:20          Student Affairs and the Role of Class Deans

                            Michael Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

                            Louise Brown, Dean for Academic Advancement

10:20-10:30          Coffee/Tea Break

10:30-10:45         Human Resources

                           Julia Hicks, Director of Human Resources

                           Amy Walsh, Associate Director of Benefits   

10:45-11:00         Quantitative Analysis at Wesleyan

                            Manolis Kaparakis, Director, Centers for Advanced

                            Computing and Quantitative Analysis Center

11:00-11:20          Writing at Wesleyan

                            Anne Greene, Adj. Professor of English, Director, Writing Programs     

11:20-12:00         Students and Mental Health

                           Jennifer D’Andrea, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

12:00 – 12:45      Lunch (box lunches can be picked up outside PAC001)

                           Music, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts at the Center for the Arts

                             Pamela Tatge, Director of Center for the Arts

12:45-1:15           Students and Disabilities

                            Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources

1:15-2:15             Implicit Association Test

                            Log in and take tests to prepare for the next talk


2:15 -3:15             Implicit Bias and the Inclusive Classroom

                             Antonio Farias, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer

3:15 – 3:30         Archaeological Collections for Teaching

                          Jessie Cohen, Manager

 3:30-4:00           Library Resources for Research and Teaching

                           Suzy Taraba, Director of Special Collections and Archives

                           Diane Klare, Interim University Librarian 

4:30-6:30            Faculty & Spouse/Partner Cocktail Hour and Reception

                           Daniel Family Commons and Lounge, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown


Day 2: Wednesday, September 2 Teaching Workshop

Location: Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT

Workshop leader: Jan Naegele, Director, Center for Faculty Career Development

8:15-8:45           Coffee and light breakfast

8:45-9:15           Cultivating a Dialog: The Center for Faculty Career Development Services

                          Jan Naegele, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior, and

                          Director of the Center for Faculty Career Development

9:15-9:30            Introduction to the Wesleyan Teaching Workshop

                           Workshop goals, organization of the day, participant introductions

                           Jan Naegele

9:30 – 10:15         Course Syllabi, Rubrics, Tests, Answer keys, and

                            exam review sessions

                            Hands-on workshop, constructing and reviewing your course syllabus.

                           Tips on designing a good quiz and exam, answer keys and

                           running exam review sessions

                            Jan Naegele

                            David Westmoreland, Associate Professor of Chemistry

                            Abigail Hornstein, Associate Professor of Economics

10:15-10:30           Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00       Working the Crowd –tips on giving effective lectures

                             Erika Taylor, Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemistry

11:00 – 12:15       Inquiry-based teaching and Active Learning

                           Metacognition, Bloom’s taxonomy, and the study cycle

                           Laura Patey and David Westmoreland 

12:15-1:00         Lunch

1:00-1:30            Faculty Panel on Classroom Climate

                           Boundaries, student revolts/pushback, student feedback,

                           socio economic, gender, religious, racial and other sensitive issues

                           Antonio Farias

                           Laura Patey

                           Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Chair, Classical Studies Dept.

1:30-2:00            Teaching and the Visual Arts: Resources at the Davison Art Center

                           Clare Rogan, Curator, Davison Art Center and Art History

2:00-2:30            Service Learning and Community Service

                          Rob Rosenthal, Professor of Sociology and

                           Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

2:30 – 3:00         Coffee break

3:00-3:30           Introduction to Center for Pedagogical Innovation and

                          Help with Course Design

                          Dan Mercier, Instructional Design Instructor CPI/LLL

3:30 – 4:15         Flipped Classrooms– Course Design, Practical Issues,


                           Michael Weir, Professor of Biology

                          Ruth Johnson, Assistant Professor of Biology

4:15-4:45           Project-Based Learning at Wesleyan University

                           Lisa Dierker, Professor of Psychology and Director of Pilot Programs

Day 3, Thursday, September 3, 2015: Title IX training, Information Technology, WesMaps, Course Management, Advising

Location: PAC002, 238 Church Street, Middletown, CT

Moderator: Jan Naegele, Director, Center for Faculty Career Development

8:30-8:50                  Coffee and light breakfast

8:50-11:45           Title IX: What does Gender Equity at Wesleyan Look Like?

                            Debbie Colucci, Equity Compliance Director, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

11:45-12:30          Lunch

12:30-1:00           Academic Regulations and Calendars

                            Anna van der Burg, University Registrar

1:00-2:00            ITS Training

                           Jolee West, Director of Academic Computing Services

2:00-2:15             Major Certification and Honors

                            Susan Krajewski, Associate Registrar

2:15-2:30            Course Management and Advisees

                           Paul Turenne, Associate Registrar

2:30-2:45             Coffee Break

2:45-3:15             WesMaps, curriculum development, room requests,

                            exam scheduling and course updates (CIDs)

                            Karri Van Blarcom, Assistant Registrar

3:15 – 3:45         Library Research and Tools

                           Kendall Hobbs, Interim Head of Reference Librarian

Contact Us

Jan Naegele, Director
860 685-3232
Allbritton Room 206
Office hours by appointment

Follow us on twitter @janicenaegele

Rhonda York
Administrative Assistant
860 685-3299
Allbritton Room 206
Office hours:  Tu/W/Th 10:00 - 12:30