The Faculty Development Committee is working on two main initiatives.

  • First, we will continue the Brown Bag lunch seminar that was held during the Spring semester 2014. This was a well attended series in last spring and we are planning to offering four topics of general interest to faculty February-May.
  • Second, we are exploring the potential of developing a faculty orientation for new members of the College.

Committee members all believe we could have benefited from a more formal introduction to specialized units of the college, appropriate contacts, and an understanding of the various resources offered within the college. Such an introduction would have removed some of the guess work out of our first few months on campus, and would parallel orientations offered by other colleges at Penn State. The committee will work with the Deans offices to characterize the need and potential scope for such an orientation.

Submitted by co-chair John Tooker