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Office of the Provost

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.

Please contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or with any questions or to RSVP.

August 27, 2018

New Faculty Orientation: Launching Academic Careers at Rochester

8:00am – 12:30pm | Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons, River Campus

Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided

Join President Feldman and University leaders for a University-wide new faculty orientation.

Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Our Academic Environments

12:30pm – 2:30pm | Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons, River Campus

An introduction to the concept of unconscious bias and strategies for reducing bias in the workplace.

New Faculty Reception with Provost Clark

5:30pm – 7:00pm | The Patrick Barry House

Hors d’oeuvres and cockatils served

New Faculty and their guest are invited to attend a cocktail reception with the Provost.

September 8, 2018 

Faculty Family Picnic

12:00pm – 2:00pm | Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus

Complimentary picnic-style lunch provided

Meet other new families within our University community during this fun-filled family picnic. Complimentary tickets to the Clothesline Festival, the Memorial Art Gallery’s annual fine arts and craft festival, are available upon request.


October 24, 2018

Teaching Fundamentals: Tools to Demystify Course Planning and Assessment

11:30am – 2:00pm | Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2nd Floor

Complimentary lunch provided

Learn how to set learning objectives, build course plans, and assess learning. Participants will have time to develop sample course maps, test blueprints, sample rubrics, and assessment tracking maps.


November 14, 2018

When Students are Struggling, Troubled, or Troubling: Sources of Insight and Assistance

11:30am – 1:30pm | Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library  
Please take the elevator in the Q&I main lobby area of Rush Rhees Library to the 3rd floor. Gamble room is to the left.

Complimentary lunch provided

Gain perspectives from University experts on how to recognize the signs of distress and how to be a source of effective support.


December 12, 2018

Flourishing at Work and Being Present at Home

11:30am – 1:30pm | Evarts Lounge, School of Nursing

Complimentary lunch provided

Improve your resilience and well-being though self-awareness and self-monitoring. Join us for an interactive discussion focusing on intention (your sense of vision and purpose), attention(what you pay attention to and where you direct your energy), and habits (what you do every day to promote your goals).


December 15, 2018

Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery

10:00am – 12:00pm| Memorial Art Gallery

Complimentary brunch will be served

Join us for our ninth annual showcase of art and educational programs. Complimentary brunch, museum admission, and a variety of Creative Workshop art classes will be offered.


January 30, 2019

Micro-Teaching – What is it and How Will it Enhance My Teaching Skills?

11:30am – 1:30pm | Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2nd Floor

Complimentary lunch provided 

Is your lesson well organized, clear and engaging? Join us for an interactive workshop highlighting effective teaching strategies that will enhance your teaching skills and improve your student outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to present a mini lecture, and receive constructive feedback on how to improve their classroom techniques.


February 6, 2019

Perspectives on the Promotion Process Part I: Promotion to Associate Professor

11:30am – 2:00pm | Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2nd Floor

Complimentary lunch provided

This session will focus on steps towards promoted in conversations with the provost, the school deans, and with recently promoted faculty colleagues, who speak to their personal experience.


February 13, 2019 

Manage Your Scholarly Identity

11:30am – 1:30pm | 2-7544, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Complimentary lunch provided

Learn how to manage your scholarly identity and connect with colleagues, discover collaborators, manage research data, find funders, and expose your work to new audiences.


March 21, 2019

Making Mentoring Work

11:30am – 1:30pm | Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 2nd Floor

Complimentary lunch provided

Identify and practice key skills for cultivating meaningful mentor-mentee relationships.


April 6, 2019 

Eastman Community Music School Showcase

3:30pm – 5:30pm | Hatch Hall, Eastman School of Music

Concert in Hatch Hall followed by a cocktail reception in the Wolk Atrium

Expect to be engaged and entertained by a lively musical program including jazz, musical theater, and classical pieces performed by students from 6 years of age to adult.


April 8, 2019 

Annual Diversity Conference

8:00am – 5:00pm | River Campus

Each year the Annual Diversity Conference brings together the University of Rochester and Greater Rochester communities highlighting a theme to help guide the focus for the day.