Day 1: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
(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 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, Fr. Matt Carnes, S.J.and Erik Smulson 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, Dean, McDonough School of Business
Mike Bailey, Interim Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy
Chris Celenza, Dean, Georgetown College
Joe Ferrara, Chief of Staff to President John J. DeGioia
Norberto Grzywacz, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Joel Hellman, Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Kelly Otter, 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 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
Victor Jose

Cal Newport

Moderator: Irfan Nooruddin

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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 and Rosemary Kilkenny 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 DavisPeter Pfeiffer, and Ed Quinn 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 and an expert panel to discuss evaluation processes and opportunities for promotion within the framework.

Veronica DonahueSchool of Continuing Studies, Applied Management
Bryan McCannHistory
Astrid WeigertGerman


Tenure and Promotion
(for Tenure Line Faculty)

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. | riggs library

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

Pietra Rivoli, McDonough School of Business
Cristina Sanz, Spanish & Portuguese
Maxine Weinstein, 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 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, McDonough School of Business
Mark Gray, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
Oded Meyer, Mathematics & Statistics
Sarah Stiles, 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 highlights Main Campus Research including funding opportunities, proposal development and more. 

Kathryn de Luna, History
Micah Sherr, Computer Science
Chandan Vaidya, 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 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
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
Georgetown One Card (GOCard)
Georgetown University Police
Georgetown University Press
Hoya Federal Credit Union
Hoya Kids Learning Center
Lauinger Library
LGBTQ Resource Center
Main Campus Faculty Ombuds Office
Maker Hub
Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits
Office of Mission & Ministry
University Information Services (UIS)
Yates Field House

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, Vice Provost for Education (Facilitating)
Marcia Chatelain, History
Carol Day, School of Nursing and Health Studies
Maggie Debelius, English, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship
Heidi Elmendorf, Biology
Eddie Maloney, 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 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 in the graceful Hall of Cardinals.