New Faculty Orientation

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a large, complex institution that can take some getting to know. That's why every new academic year the provost hosts New Faculty Orientations to help the institution's newest faculty members understand how—and why—Rutgers works.

New Faculty Orientations are a series of sessions held throughout the academic year. Each session addresses different topics to assist new faculty in their transition to Rutgers.  We encourage new faculty to attend all sessions. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018  |  9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health


 8:30 a.m.  Check-in & Continental Breakfast


 9:00 a.m. Greetings and Introduction

 Wanda J. Blanchett, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for  Academic Affairs


 9:30 a.m. Rutgers University: The Big Picture (PPT 23.2 MB)

 Christopher J. Molloy, Interim Chancellor


10:00 a.m. Overview of Academic Processes and Procedures (PPT 2.5 MB)

 Wanda J. Blanchett, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for  Academic Affairs


10:30 a.m. Our Students and Their Accomplishments—Undergraduates (PPT 658 KB)

 Courtney McAnuff, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management


11:00 a.m.  Our Students and Their Accomplishments—Graduates (PPT 1.4 MB)

 Jerry Kukor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies


11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Undergraduate and Graduate Students


12:15 p.m. Lunch


1:15 p.m. Rutgers–New Brunswick Campuses (PPT 8.8 MB)

 Felicia McGinty, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning


1:35 p.m. From Soup to Nuts to Housing and Student Services (PPT 87 MB) 

 Salvador Mena, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


2:00 p.m. Our Libraries and Collections (PPT 2.6 MB)

 Dee Magnoni, Assistant Vice President for Information Services and Director, New Brunswick Libraries


2:30 p.m.  The Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health

Bob Goodman, Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)


2:45 p.m. Break


3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Working and Living in the Rutgers Community

“What I wish I knew in my first year here….”
 Faculty Panel – 4 Faculty New to Rutgers in 2017-2018


4:15 p.m. Reception with Deans and New Faculty

Friday, September 14, 2018  |  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House
70 College Avenue


11:00 a.m.   Greetings & Session

Wanda J. Blanchett, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


11:05 a.m.   Faculty Resources

Monica Devanas, Director, Teaching Evaluation and Faculty Development,

Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research

Christina Bifulco, Instructional Course Designer,

Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research


11:30 p.m.   Lunch Catered by the Bistro70


12:15 p.m.   Board the Bus 

12:30 p.m. Tour Route

Starting point:  Hillel House

  • College Avenue
  • Downtown New Brunswick
  • Cook Douglass
  • Busch
  • Livingston

2:45 p.m.     Closing remarks 
Wanda J. Blanchett, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Friday, November 16, 2018  |   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Multipurpose Room


11:00 a.m.   Greetings 
Distinguished Professor, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and Former Provost Lily Young 

11:05 a.m.   Introduction to Research and Research Resources 
Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Prabhas V. Moghe 

12:05 p.m.   Overview of the Rutgers Appointment and Promotion (A&P) Process 
Distinguished Professor Lily Young 

12:30 p.m.   Lunch 

1:30 p.m.     New Faculty A&P Breakout Sessions 

    Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Room BSC 120A
       Dean Cathryn Potter, School of Social Work
       Executive Vice Dean James Masschaele, School of Arts and Sciences 

   Tenure-Track Faculty, Room BSC 120C
       Distinguished Professor Lily Young, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
       Distinguished Professor Nancy Ditomaso, Business School, Rutgers University-Newark 

2:45 p.m.     Closing remarks 
Distinguished Professor Lily Young

Friday, January 25, 2019  |   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall B


Friday, April 19, 2019  |  2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Livingston Campus, The Rutgers Club
85 Avenue E