New Faculty Orientation - 2020 - Virtual Event

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Every year, the Office of the Provost (Faculty Recruitment and Support Program), in collaboration with many campus partners, holds an orientation program for new and recently appointed faculty members. In 2020, you will have the opportunity to "virtually" network with new colleagues, and become familiar with the many resources available to support your teaching, research, and service to the university community.

A specially designed OnQ website will bring together representatives from key Queen's services, greetings from administrators, and more - perfect for "one-stop information gathering". Networking time will be built into the program via live team chats, offering opportunities to meet colleagues from all disciplines. More information will be forthcoming! It’s not a one-day event, but rather a “rolling” one, and you will be able to participate as you are able.

Live Online Events – watch OnQ for more events to be announced:

August 17, 19, 25 (choices of meeting times on Zoom, details will follow in an email to each faculty member)

Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) will introduce QUFA staff, leadership, the Collective Agreement and COVID related modifications. Registration: by email RSVP, details will be contained in the individual emails.

August 18, 2020 (choice of am and pm sessions)

Orientation to OnQ, the main learning management system (LMS) for instructors at Queen's. This session is reserved specifically for new-to-Queen's faculty. Faculty in the Smith School of Business and Faculty of Health Sciences use different LMSs and should contact their faculty-embedded units for orientations to SmithLearning.ca (Smith) and Elentra (FHS). Registration via OnQ.

August 20 (9:30 am)

Orientation to Teaching and Learning: An overview of teaching and learning at Queen's from the Centre for Teaching and Learning's Robin Attas, Educational Developer.

Registration via OnQ.

August 31 (2 pm)

Principal Patrick Deane, Provost Mark Green, and Deputy Provost Terri Shearer will host a Zoom welcome event to introduce themselves and meet new faculty members, learn about their work, and provide an opportunity to meet fellow new faculty. To prepare for  a virtual roundtable for introductions and a Q&A session, new faculty members will receive a brief survey about their research fields. From the survey, a “Getting to Know You” booklet will be assembled and distributed electronically to provide background to our senior leaders and to fellow new faculty members.

Recorded Presentations – available mid-August on the onQ site:

Greetings by Wendy Phillips, Elder in Residence, Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Service to the Community: Overview of Queen’s Governance and Budget: Provost Mark Green

Your Career at Queen’s: Renewal, Tenure, Promotion: Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost

An Introduction to the Services of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives: Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation)

Queen’s University Library – an introduction: Gillian Akenson, Research and Instruction Librarian

To set up an OnQ account, please contact CTL@queensu.ca.

Will you be losing access to the email address connected to your current university? Please help us stay in touch!  Send your new Queen’s email address or a more permanent personal email address to Allana.Balesdent@queensu.ca.