New Hires

Welcome to the University of Oregon!

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs (OPAA) welcomes new faculty and officers of administration (OAs) to the university. The 2016-17 orientation for new faculty and OAs was held on September 21, 2016. While that event will not be offered again until 2017, there are a number of other workshops and orientation opportunities offered across campus. We have listed some of these opportunities below.

 


Further Offerings

We encourage you to also register for the following opportunities offered across campus:

First-Year Faculty Development Program
Offered by: United Academics and OPAA

United Academics (UA), the union representing faculty at the UO, in collaboration with OPAA, offers an all-inclusive First-Year Faculty Development Program dedicated to the success of new tenure-track faculty. Eight informational lunch-time meetings, on Fridays from October through May, will focus on tenure requirements, becoming part of a peer and mentorship community, and individual research projects with matching mentors. Life-work balancing and resilience and well-being discussions will provide further support.

All new tenure-track faculty are invited to attend the program, regardless of bargaining unit status. You can learn more at the UA website.

Introduction to Tenure for New Tenure-track Faculty
Offered by: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

This workshop introduces new tenure-track faculty to the promotion and tenure process, including an overview of the process; "early stage" discussions of scholarship, teaching, and service expectations; helpful tips regarding record keeping, CV and statement preparation; and discussion of common issues that arise and ways to avoid them. You may register for the November 29 workshop online.

New Employee Orientation
Offered by: Human Resources

This half-day workshop acquaints participants with the organization, structure and philosophy of the University of Oregon.

The workshop designed for new administrative and classified employees; however, new or current faculty and other employees are also welcome to attend. You can learn more on the HR website.

Benefits Orientation
Offered by: Human Resources

Enrollment in benefits is not automatic. As a newly eligible employee (.5 FTE or more), you have 30 days from your date of hire to select and enroll in the health plans. Benefit Orientations are available to assist employees in selecting the most appropriate plans.

Benefit Orientation is required for all UO employees. You can learn more on the HR website.

Workplace Harassment Prevention
Offered by: Human Resources

This training is provided to elevate employee awareness of what constitutes workplace harassment and how to report it at the University of Oregon.

The online training course is required for all faculty and officers of administration. You can learn more on the HR Website.

New Faculty Luncheon|
Offered by: The Teaching Engagement Program (TEP), CMET, the Science Literacy Program, OPAA, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies

TEP supports faculty and helps foster an imaginative, resourceful, and connected teaching culture at the university. TEP offers extensive resources and learning opportunities for faculty.

Fall Training for Canvas (UO's learning management system)
Offered by: Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET)

Join UO Libraries’ Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) to get started with Canvas, UO's Learning Management System for delivery of content in online, hybrid and face to face courses.

For more information and to register for Canvas trainings, please visit CMET’s website.

Introduction to Sponsored Projects
Offered by: Sponsored Projects Services

The big picture. In this session we will discuss the lifecycle of a sponsored project at the University of Oregon, and the support provided by Sponsored Projects Services (SPS). We will also provide an overview of other campus research administration services.

Introduction to Sponsored Projects is appropriate for any faculty, staff, or students that receive or administer external funding.  You may register for the November 9 session online.

For the complete SPS education calendar, please see the SPS Continuing Education website.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at the UO
Offered by: Research Compliance Services

Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the basic tenets of the responsible conduct of research (RCR); review key components of RCR training plans required by NSF and NIH; and introduce new faculty and staff to RCR resources available at the UO. 

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at the UO is appropriate for new faculty and OAs. You may register for the October 21 session online.

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) Policy and Requirements at the UO
Offered by: Research Compliance Services

Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) policy at the UO, and explain the FCOIR training and declaration process.  All investigators who apply for external funding, and anyone named on an award as responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research, must complete the FCOIR training and declaration process. This session will also touch on other UO resources, policies and offices that intersect with FCOIR compliance. 

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) Policy and Requirements at the UO is appropriate for new faculty and OAs. You may register for the October 28 session online.

Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety offers a wide variety of regularly scheduled and ad hoc training opportunities. For more an overview of these opportunities please see the Environmental Health and Safety website.