Schedule (detailed)-2017

Day 1: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown (new window)
(3100 South St. NW | Washington, DC 20007) 


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | fahrenheit ballroom foyer


Welcome to the Hilltop

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | fahrenheit ballroom

NFO is finally here and we’re so excited to greet you as the newest members of the Georgetown faculty community! Vice Provost for Faculty Reena Aggarwal (new window) will provide you with a warm welcome. 

Georgetown’s Mission and Identity: Cura Personalis

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | fahrenheit ballroom

As the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown’s ideals and traditions are as much a part of its present culture, as it was in 1789. In this session, F (new window)r. Matt Carnes, S.J. (new window)and Erik Smulson (new window) will tell you more about the University’s identity. 


Schools and their Strategic Positions

11:00 – 12:15 p.M.| FAHRENHEIT BALLROOM

From the McDonough School of Business to the College, tune in to hear the Main Campus deans and Chief of Staff to President DeGioia discuss the ins and outs of each school on Hilltop.

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

Moderator: Reena Aggarwal


12:30 – 2:00 p.M. | BRICKYARD room 

Time to step away and enjoy a delectable lunch with your new colleagues. Provost Bob Groves (new window) offers remarks. 




How to Succeed at Georgetown

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | fahrenheit ballroom

Learn the secrets of being successful at Georgetown from a panel of distinguished  Associate Professors. The speakers are Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professors and holders of named term professorships.

Emanuela Del Gado (new window)
Victor Jose (new window)

Cal Newport (new window)

Moderator: Irfan Nooruddin (new window)

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Legal Orientation to Higher Education

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.| FAHRENHEIT ballroom 

Before you begin your research and instruction on the Hilltop, Lisa Brown (new window) and Rosemary Kilkenny (new window) will give you some vital information about legal protocol and procedure at Georgetown. 

Reception and Dinner

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Brickyard room
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | fahrenheit ballroom

What better way to unwind after a jam-packed day at NFO than with a well-deserved happy hour and appetizing dinner! 

University and Academic Governance

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.| FAHRENHEIT ballroom 

Learn from Wayne Davis (new window)P (new window)eter Pfeiffer (new window), and Ed Quinn (new window) as they delve into the fundamentals of governance, academic policy and administration at Georgetown. 


Day 2: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Georgetown University 

Breakfast and Headshots

9:00 – 10:00 A.m. | Wolfington hall

Start Day 2 of New Faculty Orientation 2017 with a hearty breakfast (replete with mimosas), hosted by Georgetown’s Jesuit community in their residence.  

University photographer Phil Humnicky will be on-site to provide complimentary headshots for the duration of breakfast.




Full-Time Non-Tenure Line Promotion
(for Full-Time Non-Tenure Line Faculty)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. | president’s room

Georgetown welcomes you as Teaching, Research, and Professors of the Practice. Please join moderator Walter Rankin (new window) and an expert panel to discuss evaluation processes and opportunities for promotion within the framework.

Veronica Donahue (new window)School of Continuing Studies, Applied Management
Bryan McCann (new window)History
Astrid Weigert (new window)German


Tenure and Promotion
(for Tenure Line Faculty)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. | riggs library

Dossiers. Proper Submissions. Approval Processes. Oh my! Ian Gale (new window) moderates this session in which you will learn about the procedures and requisites associated with promotion and tenure. 

Pietra Rivoli (new window), McDonough School of Business
Cristina Sanz (new window), Spanish & Portuguese
Maxine Weinstein (new window), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Full-Time Non-Tenure Line Framework
(for Full-Time Non-Tenure Line Faculty)

11:45 – 12:30 P.m. | president’s room 

Moderator Astrid Weigert (new window) leads a panel of FTNTL colleagues and members of the FTNTL Committee who will share their experience and answer questions about the Framework, instructional and research support, and other opportunities offered to non-tenure line faculty. 

Kirsten Anderson (new window), McDonough School of Business
Mark Gray (new window), Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
Oded Meyer (new window), Mathematics & Statistics
Sarah Stiles (new window), Sociology


Research and Grants
(for Tenure Line Faculty)

11:45 – 12:30 P.m. | Riggs Library

Interested in pursuing research and taking your pedagogical experience to new heights?  Vice Provost for Research Janet Mann (new window) highlights Main Campus Research including funding opportunities, proposal development and more. 

Kathryn de Luna (new window), History
Micah Sherr (new window), Computer Science
Chandan Vaidya (new window), Psychology


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12:30 – 1:30 P.m. | riggs library

Time for a mental break! Enjoy a delectable lunch with your new colleagues. Bon appétit! 


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Overview of Benefits and Resource Fair 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | President’s room

Charles DeSantis (new window) provides you with an overview of the main benefits available to Georgetown faculty and staff.  Afterwards, take time to explore and learn more about the multitude of resources at your disposal. Representatives from thirteen units will be on site to inform you about all they have to offer. 

Participating units:
Classroom Educational Technology Services (new window)
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (new window)
Georgetown One Card (GOCard) (new window)
Georgetown University Police (new window)
Georgetown University Press (new window)
Hoya Federal Credit Union (new window)
Hoya Kids Learning Center (new window)
Lauinger Library (new window)
LGBTQ Resource Center (new window)
Main Campus Faculty Ombuds Office (new window)
Maker Hub (new window)
Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits (new window)
Office of Mission & Ministry (new window)
University Information Services (UIS) (new window)
Yates Field House (new window)

Supporting Your Teaching – Supporting Our Students’ Learning

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | riggs library

Georgetown students really value faculty who care about their teaching and their students’ learning.  Thus the university makes an ongoing and significant investment in resources that can support faculty in creating engaging and challenging course experiences, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In this interactive session, you will get introduced to these resources, get a profile of the diverse nature and needs of Georgetown students, and have a chance to talk with your peers about strategies for engaging students in your classrooms and beyond. 

Randy Bass (new window), Vice Provost for Education (Facilitating)
Marcia Chatelain (new window), History
Carol Day (new window), School of Nursing and Health Studies
Maggie Debelius (new window), English, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship
Heidi Elmendorf (new window), Biology
Eddie Maloney (new window), English, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship


Campus Tour

4:30 – 5:00 pm

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides you with a comprehensive overview of the the lay of the land, from where to eat, to where you are most likely to run into your students outside of the classroom. 


Library Orientation

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. | Lauinger Library

Hear from Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services K. Matthew Dames (new window) as he informs you of the resources provided at Lauinger Library and other campus libraries to advance your teaching and research at Georgetown.

President’s Reception

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Hall of Cardinals

Round out NFO with a quaint reception hosted by President John J. “Jack” DeGioia (new window) in the graceful Hall of Cardinals.