Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 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!


Breakfast with the Jesuits

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as the newest members of the Georgetown faculty community! First, the Vice Provost for Faculty, Dr. Reena Aggarwal will provide you with a warm welcome. Next, the Vice President for Campus Ministry, Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J. will present Georgetown's Jesuit and Catholic heritage and the Mission and Identity of 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. 

Georgetown University Mission

10:15 - 11:00 A.M.

Hear from academic executives about crucial university operations and information.


Georgetown University Mission (cont.)

11:00 - 11:45 A.M.

From the McDonough School of Business to the School of Continuing Studies, the Main Campus deans discuss the missions of their schools.

Panel 2: Professional Schools



12:15 - 1:15 p.M.

Time to relax and enjoy lunch with your new colleagues.

Academic Governance

11:45 - 12:15 P.M.

Learn from Wayne Davis (President, Faculty Senate) and Kathy Olesko (Chair, Main Campus Executive Faculty) as they provide an introduction to shared governance.


The University and Its Strategic Position

1:15 - 2:15 p.M. 

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


Group/Individual Photos & Campus Tour

3:45 - 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 will join us prior to the tour! 

For a campus map, click here.

How to Succeed at Georgetown

2:15 - 3:30 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.

Carol Benedict
Daniel Byman
Micah Jensen
Sarah Johnson

Moderator: Dr. Deborah Phillips, Vice Dean
for Faculty, Georgetown College


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 20, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
ICC 651 (lunch provided)
For all new tenure line faculty

Vice Provost for Faculty Reena Aggarwal and 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.

Awards Luncheon: Provost's Award for Teaching Innovation

September 27
Time and Location TBD

The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Award was initiated last year to recognize a faculty member (or faculty team) who has demonstrated exceptional creativity in the use of innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning. This annual award was given for the first time in Spring 2019. The luncheon will feature the award winners presenting their work and discussion of the potential for wider adoption of their innovations.

Moderator: Dr. Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education; Professor of English; leads the Designing the Future(s) Initiative and the Red House incubators for curricular transformation

The Georgetown Jesuit Mission

October 18, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clare Boothe Luce Room, ICC 563 (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."