New Faculty Orientation for 2017-2018


New Faculty Orientation
Tuesday, August 22nd at 8:30 AM-3:30 PM & Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:00 PM-5:30 PM at the Hoffman House (325 N. 23rd Street)
This two-day event will welcome new faculty to Muhlenberg. It aims to introduce them to Muhlenberg’s academic culture from the faculty perspective and to provide opportunities to meet and network with colleagues across the college. Sessions, ranging from panel presentations, discussions, Q & A, to workshops, will engage the participants in dialogues with both new and experienced colleagues regarding many issues in teaching and scholarship.


Campus Resources
Monday, September 4th at 5:00 PM-6:30 PM in Seegers 111-112
Representatives from the Writing Program/Writing Center, Digital Learning, Trexler Library, Academic Resource Center, and Disabilities Service will describe campus resources available to support faculty and students in many aspects of Muhlenberg’s academic life. Participants will meet key administrators and faculty colleagues who will offer answers and services throughout the academic year. 


Co-Curricular Campus Resources
Wednesday, September 27th at 5:00 PM-6:30 PM in Seegers 108
Muhlenberg offers an array of important programs, resources, and opportunities for faculty’s and students’ engagement both on campus and in the Lehigh Valley community through co-curricular resources. Key administrators and staff members -- Allison Gulati (VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Students); Beth Halpern (Office of Community Engagement); Robin Riley-Casey and Mark Smiley (Multicultural Life); and Callista Isabelle (Religious Life) -- will introduce the participants to their offices, programs, and possibilities for engagement with these constituencies based on new faculty’s teaching and scholarship interests.


The Peer Partner Dinner
Time and Location: TBA
Through participation in the Peer Partner Program, new colleagues are paired up with more senior (or tenured) faculty from across the curriculum during the first and second years of teaching at Muhlenberg. All new full-time faculty are invited to participate in the Peer Partner Program, including visiting professors, post-doctoral and consortium fellows, lecturers, and all tenure-track as well as those non-tenure eligible positions. This program gives the opportunity to meet and converse informally with a more senior faculty member from a teaching and research area outside your discipline. If you are a lecturer, we will try to pair you with a senior lecturer. We try to match new faculty with colleagues who are not in the same department but who might share common academic interests, e.g. sustainability, social justice, feminism, entrepreneurial studies, art or aesthetics, teaching with technology, interdisciplinary teaching, critical thinking or reasoning, performance studies, business ethics, and so on.