Copy of NFO Agenda (detailed)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Riggs Library
Healy Hall | 3rd Floor | Georgetown University
(3700 O St. NW | Washington, DC 20057) 


8:30 – 9:00 a.m

Welcome to New Faculty Orientation! Sign-in at Riggs Library (in Healy Hall, directly in view from the front gates). Pick up your name tags and GU ID card. Take a complimentary professional “headshot” (useful for biographies, CVs, websites, etc.) and mingle with your fellow new faculty!


Georgetown’s Jesuit and Catholic heritage and the Mission of Cura Peronalis

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as the newest members of the Georgetown faculty community! Vice Provost for Faculty Reena Aggarwal will provide you with a warm welcome. Next, Vice President for Campus Ministry Fr. Mark Bosco will present Georgetown’s Mission and Identity: Cura Personalis. As the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown’s ideals and traditions are as much a part of its present culture as they were in 1789. 

Schools and their Strategic Positions

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

From the McDonough School of Business to Georgetown College, hear the Main Campus deans and Chief of Staff to President DeGioia discuss the schools on the Hilltop.

Paul Almeida , Dean, McDonough School of Business
Mike Bailey , Interim Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy
Chris Celenza , Dean, Georgetown College
Patricia Cloonan , Dean, Nursing and Health Studies
Norberto Grzywacz , Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Joel Hellman , Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Kelly Otter , Dean, School of Continuing Studies
Joe Ferrara , Chief of Staff to President John J. DeGioia

Moderator: Reena Aggarwal



11:45 – 12:45 p.M.

Time to relax and enjoy lunch with your new colleagues.

The University and Its Strategic Position

12:45 – 1:30 p.M. 

Provost Bob Groves offers remarks on Georgetown University in relation to its strategic niches. 


How to Succeed at Georgetown

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Learn the secrets to success from some of Georgetown’s most distinguished faculty! These popular and influential professors are ready to share their insider tips and lessons from their decades of experience at Georgetown.

Kirsten Anderson
Carol Benedict
Daniel Byman

Marcia Chatelain
Micah Jensen
Sarah Johnson

Moderator: Randy Bass

Legal Orientation to Higher Education

3:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Before you begin your research and instruction on the Hilltop, Lisa Brown  (Vice President and General Counsel) and Rosemary Kilkenny  (Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity) will provide information about legal protocols and procedure at Georgetown. 


Campus Tour

4:00 – 4:45 P.M. 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will provide student-led and faculty-oriented tours of the Hilltop campus. These tours will provide a comprehensive overview of the campus, from where to eat, to where you are most likely to run into your students outside the classroom. Jack the Bulldog may join us!

University and Academic Governance

3:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Learn from Wayne Davis  (President, Faculty Senate) and P eter Pfeiffer  (Chair, Main Campus Executive Faculty) as they delve into the fundamentals of governance, academic policy and administration at Georgetown.


President’s Reception

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Hall of Cardinals, 2nd floor, healy hall

Join President John J. DeGioia in the graceful Hall of Cardinals for his welcome reception for new faculty.


Special Topics for New Faculty Orientation

Rank and Tenure Process & Resources for Success

September 21, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Copley Formal Lounge (lunch provided)
For all new tenure line faculty

Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Billy Jack , will moderate this faculty panel, which will present and clarify the rank and tenure process and give key insights into succeeding as a tenure line Georgetown faculty member.

The Georgetown Mission

Friday, September 14, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
ICC 650 (lunch provided)
For all new full-time faculty

Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J. , will dive deeper into the values, principles, and goals that make up the Georgetown Mission. “Georgetown educates women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others.”


Supporting Your Teaching – Supporting Our Students’ Learning

September 28, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room (lunch provided)
For all new full-time faculty

This exciting session, led by Vice Provost for Education, Randy Bass , and the staff of the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), will explore the pedagogical and curricular resources available to new faculty. This program will help new faculty locate the resources and understand the skills needed to excel as a Georgetown facuty member.