Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

New Faculty Brown Bag Series

In an effort to assist new faculty members in the development of a successful career at UB, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs is instituting a series of Brown Bag luncheons. These luncheons are designed to help newly appointed faculty navigate the many challenges of academic life.

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These Brown Bag luncheons (schedule below) will provide opportunities for new faculty to explore topics that were introduced during the New Faculty Orientation as well as respond to questions and concerns that have emerged during their transition into faculty life at UB.   These luncheons will bring in a variety of speakers including Vice Provosts, other campus leaders and administrators, recently tenured faculty, as well as relevant professional staff to engage in discussions regarding the multi-faceted issues associated with academic life.

I would like to personally invite new faculty to attend any or all of the sessions outlined below and I look forward to meeting each of you. Please contact our office at 645-3594 or email Heather Adsit (hmkudela@buffalo.edu) for your reservation.

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The New Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series is:

  • an opportunity to explore topics further that were introduced during orientation as well as additional areas relevant to faculty success and well-being at UB and to life in Buffalo.
  • held on Thursdays as 90 minute noon-time seminars, you bring your own lunch.
  • targeted for second half of each month during the fall and spring semester.
  • an invitation to first and second year new faculty cohorts.
  • intended to be interactive and responsive, your feedback and requests drive the conversation and future planning.

2017-18 Schedule Below:

September:     Faculty panel with members of last year’s new faculty cohort will share their first year experience and provide their personal perspective and advice

October:         Networking with colleagues (Afternoon)

November:      Student & classroom information systems, preparing courses for summer or winter session; Student Success Collaborative (Early Alert System)

January:         Payroll, budget management, compliance with state & federal regulations

February:        Networking with colleagues  (Afternoon)

March:           Leading difficult conversations & conflict management for faculty

April:             Promotion & tenure and end-of-year reception

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