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Convocation Week Schedule Fall 2014
Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22
9 am-3 pm, Technology Help, Rusteberg 108
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Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22
8 am -5 pm, Assessment Help, By Appointment
Do you need help to complete your assessment activities?  Contact Dr. Steve Wilson, Director of Academic Assessment at extension 7110 or by email  Dr. Wilson can help you with SLO assessment, program reviews, non-teaching unit goal assessment, or comparing delivery systems.   
Monday, August 18        
10 am-12 pm      Faculty Meeting, MAIN, Salon Cassia
                         The purpose of this general meeting of the faculty is to update faculty on transition to UTRGV and address concerns presented.
                         The meeting is organized and will be facilitated by the elected officers of the UTB Faculty Senate.  All tenured and tenure-track professors
                         should attend.
Tuesday, August 19
9 am-11:30 am   Academic Assessment Workshop for Associate Deans, Department Chairs and Department Assessment Liaisons, MAIN 1.502
9 am-4:30 pm     New Faculty Orientation, MAIN 2.402                      
                         For more information click here.
6 pm - 9 pm       New Adjunct Orientation, MAIN 2.402     
Wednesday. August 20
9 am-11:30 am   Program Review Workshop for Associate Deans, Department Chairs, Department Assessment Liaisons and other faculty assigned to
                         Program Review for these programs: BS Biology, BS Math, BS Chemistry, BS Physics, BAT Health Services Tech, BSN Nursing,
                         BA Government, MAIN 1.502.
2 pm-3 pm         Budgeting for the Summer, MAIN, Salon Cassia
                         Monica Garza and Yolanda de la Rivas will assist faculty with budgeting income vs. expenses for those who are required or elect to be
                         paid over nine months rather than twelve months.
Thursday, August 21
8:30 am-10 am   College and School Faculty Meetings
                         School of Business, MAIN 2.420
                         College of Biomedical Sciences & Health Professions, BRHP 1.201
                         College of Nursing, BRHP 1.207
                         College of Science, Mathematics & Technology, LHSB 1.104 
                         College of Liberal Arts, MAIN 1.224
12 pm-1:30 pm   Link2Success Faculty Meeting, LHSB 1.104
                         Learn about the first year results of Link2Success and meet the tutors who will be offering the L2S study sessions for your classes.
                         Lunch will be served, courtesy of Title V STEM Learning Communities. Faculty should RSVP to Judy Moreno,
10 am-5 pm        Instructional Design Help Center for Teaching and Learning, MAIN 1.304
                         Heard about all the ways technology can enhance student learning and want to know how?  Come to the Center for Teaching and
                         Learning to use software and computers that are set up to make designing eMaterials easy and fun. This is a practical help shop.
                         As you make activities, put them right on Blackboard for this semester's classes.
Friday, August 22
8 am-8:30 am          President’s Reception, Veranda, Student Union
8:30 am-10:30 am    President’s Convocation, El Gran Salon, Student Union
11 am-12 pm            Biomedical Research II Building Renaming in honor of Dr. Luis Colom
11 am -5 pm            NCATE Data Summit and College of Education Faculty Meeting, MAIN 2.502
                              This will be a review of data collected on key assessments for each program area, including those programs that cross colleges
                              such as math and science teacher education programs. Lunch will be served. Program faculty should RSVP to
                              Kayla Reyes,
Saturday, August 23       
8:30 am-3:30 pm     Adjunct Faculty Professional Day, BRHB 1.222 
                              For more information click here.
                              21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity
                              This is a day to exchange ideas, share successes and discuss what we need to do to instill  the 4 Cs in students.
                              The new UTRGV has a unique opportunity to be the first university designed for the 21st Century and faculty can lead the way on
                              new, creative curriculum and delivery methods.
Monday, August 25        
First Day of Class
There are many opportunities for faculty to meet and greet students and their families the week prior to the first day of class and during the first three weeks of welcome activities. Please consider participating in the following events to welcome our students to campus.
Saturday, August 23-Sunday August 24
               Casa Bella Move-In Days         
               For more information click here.
Wednesday, August 20- Friday September 12      
                Ocelot Weeks of Welcome
                For more information click here.
Friday, August 29             
                Freshman Convocation
                Ceremony 4 pm -5 pm, El Gran Salon, Student Union
                Reception 5 pm-6 pm, MAIN Courtyard
                Orange Crush 6 pm-11 pm, MAIN Lawn
                For more information click here.
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