New Faculty Orientation

New to Ohio State? Mark your calendar for New Faculty Orientation 2018 on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16. Registration details and more information coming soon.

Welcome to The Ohio State University

Dear Colleagues:

You accepted our offer to join our faculty and, on behalf of our academic community, we look forward to a robust, mutually advantageous partnership with you.

To begin this partnership, New Faculty Orientation provides a big-picture view of the university's principled and philosophical approaches and policies to support you as a faculty member. You will also learn about promotion and tenure, our First 90 Days Checklist, benefits, and much more.

As you settle into your academic career at Ohio State, we are committed to creating the best possible environment for you to conduct your research, to hone your teaching skills, to bring your ideas and expertise to our shared-governance system, and to serve your discipline and our global community.

We developed a website that will be a great resource for you, especially during your first year. In addition to New Faculty Orientation materials, we included a New Faculty Toolkit and helpful information about Columbus. Also, bookmark the Office of Academic Affairs for frequent news and other updates.

Welcome to Ohio State!


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost

2018 Agenda (Day One)

The following agenda is tentative, subject to change, and intended for illustrative purposes only.

Time Topic Presenter
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Call to Order Damon Jaggars, Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries
Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources
8:15 a.m. Panel: Launching Your First Year Susan Hadley, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah, Matthew Birkhold
9 a.m. A Conversation with the President Michael V. Drake, President
9:20 a.m. Senate Welcome & Shared Governance Ben Givens, Secretary of the University Senate
9:30 a.m. Public Safety Monica Moll, Director of Public Safety
10 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Being a Faculty Member in a Public Institution

Alexandra Shimmer, Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Brandon Lester, Associate General Counsel
Gates Garrity-Rokous, Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer
Jan Neiger, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Policy and Faculty Resources

10:50 a.m. Buckeye Wellness Break Bernadette Melnyk, Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of the College of Nursing
11:05 a.m. A Conversation with the Provost Bruce A. McPheron, Executive Vice President and Provost
11:25 a.m. Creating an Environment for Success InterAct
11:55 a.m. Title IX Kellie Brennan, Director of Compliance and Title IX/Clery Act Coordinator
12:15 p.m. Lunch Attendees will be joined by faculty leaders at each table
1:00 p.m. Academic Integrity Jay Hobgood, Coordinator, Committee on Academic Misconduct
1:15 p.m. All Set for Promotion and Tenure Kay Wolf, Moderator
Tracy Kitchell, Chair, Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership
Mary Jo Burkhard, Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
1:50 p.m. Research at Ohio State Jeff Agnoli, Senior Staff Training and Development Specialist, Office of Research
1:50 p.m. Interactive Tables Multiple tables featuring resources and experts from across campus including the areas of research, teaching, and faculty resources. Table session ends at 3:00 p.m.