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UR Year One

UR Year One rests on the recognition that our faculty represent the single greatest investment we make as an institution.

Its workshops, seminars, and social events are designed to reinforce the support new faculty receive from their academic departments and to send and unmistakable signal that we value our faculty as the key to University of Rochester’s bright future.

Through these activities we aim to increase knowledge and foster alliances that fuel career progress and bond new faculty to the Rochester community. We extend a warm and welcoming invitation to all to join us throughout their first year.


New Faculty Orientation

August 19, 2015

  • Breakfast with the President
    8:30-9:45 a.m., Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall
  • Launching Academic Careers at Rochester
    10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rush Rhees Library
  • Teaching at Rochester: A Philosophy on Learning Excellence
    Lunch with the Provost: Perspectives on Promotion
    Support for Research and Scholarship: Field-based Conversations
  • Provost's Reception
    5:30-7 p.m., Patrick Barry House

Workshops in Learner-Centered Teaching

October 23, 2015

  • 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall
  • Lunch: The Student Challenge--Creating Good Learning Environments
  • Innovation Workshops--Five Options:
    • Inquiry-based Learning
    • Engaged Learning in the Big Lecture
    • Using Technology: "Flipping" the Classroom
    • Problem-based Learning
    • Leading Case-Study Discussions

Planning Fundamentals: Designing Courses and Assessing Learning

November 6, 2015

  • 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall


  • Faculty Family Picnic
    September 12, 2015
    11 a.m.-1 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle
  • Clothesline Festival
    September 12, 2015
    1-4 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery
  • Eastman Community Music School Showcase
    October 3, 2015
    3-4:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing
    4:30-5:30 p.m., Reception at Cominsky Promenade, Eastman School of Music
  • Faculty Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
    January 31, 2016
    Noon-3 p.m., M&T Bank Ballroom
  • Eastman Faculty Artist Concert, Dinner at Max of Eastman Place
    Date and time TBA
    Eastman School of Music