New Faculty Orientation

August 16, 2021
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Watt Family Innovation Center
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM - New Faculty Only

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - All Faculty 

Scheduled Program:

Auditorium - 8:30 – 10:30 AM Welcome & Campus Buzz and Your Digital Resources

Auditorium - 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Engagement and Scholarship Fundamentals

Auditorium - 12:00 – 12:30 PM Welcome! from President Clements

Atrium and Outdoors - 12:30 – 1:00 PM Box Lunch Picnic

Auditorium - 1:15 – 2:00 PM - Welcome from Provost Jones & Research Administration and Support Intro

Concurrent sessions - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Research Administration, Resources and Support & Collaboration Spaces

Auditorium - 3:30 – 4:30 PM - General Faculty Meeting

Welcome!  Auditorium




8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration


8:30 – 8:45 AM


Clemson Traditions

Amy Lawton-Rauh
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Vivian Morris and Office of Human Resources
Director, Engagement & Retention

Campus Buzz and Your Digital Resources: Auditorium

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Clemson University Structure and Institutional Shared Governance

Thompson Mefford
2021-22 Faculty Senate President

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Inclusive Excellence, Access & Equity

Altheia Richardson
Assistant VP for Strategic Diversity Leadership

Jerry Knighton
Assistant VP for Access and Equity

9:30 – 10:00 AM


Global Engagement

Sharon Nagy
Associate Provost for Global Engagement

10:00 – 10:15 AM

University Libraries

Chris Cox
Dean of Libraries

10:15 – 10:30 AM

CCIT Teaching and Learning Resources

Research Computing & Advanced Technologies

Nathan Long
Director, Central IT Support and Services

Dustin Atkins
Interim Executive Director of Cyber-infrastructure Technology Integration, CCIT

Engagement and Scholarship Fundamentals: Auditorium




10:30 – 11:00 AM

Graduate School

John Lopes
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

­11:00 – 11:45 AM

Student Success and Teaching Resources


John Griffin
Senior Associate Provost

Taimi Olsen
Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness, and Innovation, OTEI

Matthew Briggs
Director, Clemson Online

11:45 – 12:00 PM

Faculty Success Resources

Amy Lawton-Rauh
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Welcome from President James Clements followed by Box Lunch Picnic



12:00 – 12:30 PM

Welcome Remarks from President Clements

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Box Lunch Picnic (atrium and outside)


Provost’s Welcome, and Research Administration and Support Intro: Auditorium

1:15-1:30 PM

Welcome to Clemson!

Bob Jones
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

1:30-2:00 PM

Introduction to Research Administration, Resources, and Support

Tanju Karanfil
Vice President for Research


Concurrent sessions: Research breakout rooms, Collaboration spaces

 Research Administration, Resources and Support


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 203: Pre/Post Awards

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)                        Sheila Lischwe

Export Controls                                                      Rhonda Ryals

Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA)              Tracy Walters

Conflict of Interest (COI)                                        Alisha Oxendine


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 208: Research and Support Services

Research Safety                                                     Jim Grieger

Research Compliance                                              Robin Tyndall

Office of Industry Contracts (OIC)                            Joanna Floyd

Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF)       Chris Gesswein

Office of Research Development (ORD)                    Kelly McSwain, Mariah Meachum

2:00-3:00 PM

Room 218: Core Facilities and Faculty Resources

Animal Resources                                                   John Parrish

Clemson Uni Light Imaging Facility (CLIF)                 Terri Bruce

Electron Microscope Facility (EMF)                            Lax Saraf

CU Microfabrication Facility                                      Bill Delaney

Research Communications                                       Scott Miller


Collaboration Spaces:


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 310: Syllabi and Course Design with OTEI

Co-working collaboration space to work on syllabi and connect with OTEI

Lead:  Taimi Olsen, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 316: Technical Support Walk-in with CCIT

Technical support (questions about logging in, site licenses, and more)

Lead: Nathan Long, CCIT  

2:00-3:00 PM

Room 106: Mentoring and Faculty Success Resources

Mentoring, faculty success resources, and Tigers ADVANCE

Lead: Amy Lawton-Rauh (APFA) and Margaret Ptacek (Tigers ADVANCE)


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 313: Instructional Tools and Technology with ClemsonOnline

Collaboration space to talk about teaching courses online  

Lead: Anne-Marie Rogers and Lori Kinley, ClemsonOnline


2:00-3:00 PM


Room 323: Grants and Grant Writing

Collaboration space to talk about grants and grant-writing

Lead: Shelia Cotten and Jane Jacobi, Office of Research Development

2:00-3:00 PM

Rooms 205 and 207: Library Resources for Faculty

Information abut library resources to support research, teaching and scholarship

Lead: Anne Grant, University Libraries


General Faculty Meeting (Auditorium):  3:30 PM ~ 4:30 PM