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New Instructor Orientation

SSHA New Instructor Orientation is held every August before the start of the fall semester. New instructors are provided with an overview of how the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) functions, an outline of the specific functions of each SSHA Office, and information from various student and faculty service departments across campus. Instructors are also provided with reference materials, such as the New Instructor Handbook, to support their teaching. For information and resources provided during previous years' New Instructor Orientation, please follow the link below.

Fall 2019 New Instructor Orientation Information - Friday, August 23, 2019

Presentations for Senate Faculty – COB-1 263

8:15 – 8:30am: New Instructor Meet and Greet

8:30 – 8:45am: Introduction to SSHA (Interim Dean Jeff Gilger)

8:45 – 9:15am: SSHA Financial and Operations Services; Administrative Coordination Team (ACT); Research Administrator (Tuccoa Polk)

9:15 – 9:45am: SSHA Academic Personnel (Becky Smith, Amanda Khamo, Vanessa Woodruff, Jeff Fuller)

9:45 – 10:15am: Curriculum Processes (Angela Dixon)

10:15 – 10:30am: Break

Presentations for Non-Senate Faculty – COB-1 265

10:00 – 10:15am: Introduction to SSHA (Interim Dean Jeff Gilger)

10:15 – 10:30am: Relocate to COB-1 263

Presentations for All Faculty – COB-1 263

10:30 – 10:45am: General Education & Spark Seminars (Valerie Leppert)

10:45 – 11:00am: SSHA Instructional Services (Megan Topete, Angela Dixon, Casey Delfino, Melissa Poe)

11:00 – 11:15am: SSHA Academic Advising (Brenda Maldonado-Rosas)

11:15am – 12:00pm: Office of the Registrar (Erin Webb) & Office of Student Conduct (Le’Trice Curl)

12:00 – 12:45pm: Break and Lunch

12:45 – 1:00pm: Student Accessibility Services (Drew Shelburne)

1:00 – 1:15pm: Campus Bookstore (Nathan Garcia)

1:15 – 1:30pm: Library (Jerrold Shiroma, Sara Davidson-Squibb)

1:30 – 1:45pm: SSHA Student & Program Assessment (Stephan Bera)

1:45 – 2:00pm: Break

2:00 – 2:15pm: UC Merced Campus Police (Chief Her)

2:15 – 3:00pm: New Instructor Handbook & Folder Information (Angela Dixon)

3:00 – 3:15pm: Classroom & Technology Support (Jodon Bellofatto)

3:15 – 3:45pm: Wrap Up (Optional Classroom Tours and/or Scantron Training)

Additional Information:

Previous New Instructor Orientation Information and Resources