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Monday, August 15
 

8:00am CDT

New Faculty Orientation: Human Resources and Campus Connections Fair
New faculty will hear from Benefits Manager, Amy Hester, and the Associate Director of Human Resources, Kameron Dale, about university benefits and complete paperwork. Attend your home campus for this session.

Hattiesburg faculty--Asbury Hall, 124, Hattiesburg campus
Gulf Coast faculty--North Academic Building, 107,Long Beach campus


Meet and visit with various partners to collaborate with at Southern Miss including: Center for Student Success, the University Advisement Center, Career Services, TRIO Services, the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, Speaking Center, Writing Center, Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research, Center for Pathway Experiences, the Office of Study Abroad, Center for Community Engagement, AAUP, Student Accessibility Services, the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships, and Partners for the Arts.

Monday August 15, 2022 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Asbury Hall 124

11:00am CDT

Center for Faculty Development Open House and Headshots
Stop by the Center for Faculty Development located in the International Center, room 319, on the Hattiesburg Campus to have your official headshot made by University Photographers Kelly Dunn and Paul Lijewski. Enjoy visiting with your new and returning faculty and staff colleagues and the CFD Team over refreshments.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Haynes

Vanessa Haynes

Academic Integrity Coordinator, Center for Faculty Development


Monday August 15, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
International Center 319
 
Tuesday, August 16
 

8:00am CDT

New Faculty Orientation Breakfast & Welcome - Required for All New Faculty
7:30 - 8:00     Registration and breakfast sponsored by AIG Retirement Services.
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome from President Paul
8:30 - 8:50 Remarks from Interim Provost Dr. Gordon Cannon
8:50 - 9:05  Research at Southern Miss with Interim Vice President of Research Dr. Kelly Lucas
9:05 - 9:20 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Southern Miss with Chief Diversity Officer Kim Brown
9:20 - 9:45 Introduction of the Center for Faculty Development programs and services
9:45 - 10:00 BREAK
10:00 - 10:45 Getting to Know USM Students with Executive Vice Provost Dr. Amy Chasteen
10:45 - 11:15 Cultivating a Positive and Inclusive Learning Environment
11:15 - 11:30    Making the Connection with Associate Director of External Affairs Nicole Ruhnke
11:30 - 11:50 Welcome from the Downtown Hattiesburg Association Executive Director Andrea Saffle
11:50-12:00 Closing Remarks and Reflection


Tuesday August 16, 2022 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Joseph Green Hall 113

9:15am CDT

Program Coordinator 101: SACSCOC Expectations
This session will inform program coordinators and school directors of the SACSCOC and Institutional Effectiveness expectations of the program coordinator role. We will cover the why and how of the USM program coordinator policy and cover the essential pieces of SACSCOC Standard 6.2.c. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding of the role and how the role is aligned with our principles of shared governance.


Tuesday August 16, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
International Center 101

10:00am CDT

Coastal Operations Symposium
Coastal Operations faculty and staff are invited to attend the Coastal Operations Symposium to be held on the Gulf Park Campus Tuesday, August 16, 2022. The purpose of the Coastal Operations Symposium is to create opportunities for faculty, staff, and community partners to identify pillar-centric and cross- and interdisciplinary opportunities for research, program and course development, and outreach.

Visit this link for more information: https://www.usm.edu/provost/coastal-operations-symposium.php

Tuesday August 16, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm CDT
TBA

11:00am CDT

University Headshots with campus photographers Kelly Dunn and Paul Lijewski
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Liberal Arts Building (LAB) 2nd floor to take or update your official university headshot. The headshots are used for the USM website and any press releases featuring your success at Southern Miss. 

Tuesday August 16, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm CDT
LAB 2nd floor landing

11:15am CDT

An Honest Community: Addressing the Growth of Cheating Enabled by COVID and Technology
When classes became a largely de facto online experience, scholars of all levels became dependent on technology in new ways whether it be for submitting assignments or for using programs like TurnItIn to detect plagiarism and other issues. Yet, there has recently been a boom in methodologies used by students that bypass plagiarism checks and enable student dishonesty, thus this workshop will provide examples of student behavior that disrupts the academic community and discuss how to discover this hidden deceit to maintain the value of the academic community.

Speakers
avatar for James Thomas

James Thomas

Assistant Professor, School of Education



Tuesday August 16, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

11:15am CDT

Admissions/Recruitment and the Campus Community
Admissions and recruitment and involvement with the campus community.  Discussion how we can form a collaborative connection in the recruitment process.

Speakers
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Michelle Konscak

Director of Admissions Operations, Division of Student Affairs
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Randall Langston

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Alden Bennett

Associate Director of Recruitment and Legacy Relations, The University of Southern Mississippi



Tuesday August 16, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

11:15am CDT

Using Microsoft Teams for Live Online Lectures and Office Hours
The focus of this session is faculty teaching online courses that include a live lecture component or faculty looking to conduct their office hours virtually.

This workshop will discuss and demonstrate how Microsoft Teams can be used to accomplish both.

Speakers
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Mark Ferguson

Director of Academic Technology, Office of Online Learning


Tuesday August 16, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
International Center 101

12:15pm CDT

How Surveying Ourselves Helps Us Build Community
Speakers
avatar for Heidi Moore

Heidi Moore

Administrative Assistant, Dean of Students, The University of Southern Mississippi



Tuesday August 16, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

12:15pm CDT

Open House Center for STEM Education
Come visit the Center for STEM Education to meet our new faculty members and outreach coordinators, learn about the wide variety of research and outreach programs driven by the Center, gather information on our new graduate courses and programs open to students and faculty across campus, and grab some drinks and yummy snacks.

Speakers
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Julie Cwikla

Professor, Center for Science & Math Education


Tuesday August 16, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
Johnson Science Tower 314

1:15pm CDT

From Conversation to Action: Practical Steps and Strategies to Support Mental Health in the Classroom
In the past year(s), there has been a growing conversation about how faculty can support student mental health. This presentation will build on those conversations by offering practical, easy-to-implement strategies in classes to support student mental health.

Speakers
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Kristy McRaney

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Psychology



Tuesday August 16, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

1:15pm CDT

Incorporating Experiential Learning with Interdisciplinary Teaching to Enhance Students' Learning Experiences
Incorporating experiential learning in interdisciplinary teaching expands students' content learning and real-world experiences to better prepare for their future career fields. The presentation will focus on how collaborating with similar content areas enables students to better grasp industry experiences while exposing them to continued career growth opportunities and provide opportunities for attendees to begin brainstorming possible connections to simulate the session in their major area.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Croft

Chris Croft

Assistant Professor, School of Marketing
Dr. Chris Croft is currently an Assistant Professor of Sport Management in the School of Marketing in the College of Business and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Croft has been involved in intercollegiate athletics and higher education for over twenty-three... Read More →
avatar for Wei Wang

Wei Wang

Associate Professor, School of Marketing, The University of Southern Mississippi


Tuesday August 16, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

1:15pm CDT

Using Ally to Identify Accessibility Issues in Your Online Course
Ally is a tool available in Canvas that assists you with modifying and developing inclusive learning content. This workshop will introduce instructors to the tool.


Speakers
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Chad Seals

Online Coordinator, Office of Online Learning


Tuesday August 16, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
International Center 101

2:15pm CDT

Opportunities and Challenges in Creating Community at Public Regional Universities
Public regional universities (PRUs), or open-access institutions, is a sector of higher education with learning and teaching-centered roots and a historic commitment to underserved populations. As a PRU, Southern Miss is a quality, cost-effective postsecondary option for a broad range of students. The session will explore each of our roles in making a campus community that serves a diverse array of people and delivers on the very mission of public regional universities.  

Speakers
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Laura Laughlin

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life


Tuesday August 16, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

2:15pm CDT

Connecting with Those Who Help Connect You to Funding
There is so much information coming at you as the term begins that you may not even be thinking of how best to handle your research administration needs. That's why it's important to connect with those who help connect you to funding. The Office of Research Administration consists of a centralized staff to help you navigate the funding maze, from seeking opportunities that match your expertise to applying for funding and managing awards all the way to closeout. This session will provide a brief overview of the people, processes, and tools to help get you connected.

Speakers
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C. Maurine Pace

Information Specialist, Office of Research Administration, University of Southern Mississippi
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Marcia Landen

Associate Vice President for Research, University of Southern Mississippi


Tuesday August 16, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

2:15pm CDT

The American Association of University Professors at The University of Southern Mississippi
A panel of AAUP members will host a discussion of the USM chapter.  The mission, purpose and anecdotal history of the chapter will be addressed.

Speakers
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Jeremy Scott

Associate Teaching Professor, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
I teach physics.


Tuesday August 16, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

3:15pm CDT

Working with Student Athletes: Policy, Protocol, and your Faculty Athletics Advisor (FAR)
Student athletes can be some of our best students, but face a different set of rules and constraints than the rest of our student body. In this seminar, we’ll discuss the educational experience for student athletes, the role of the FAR and some best practices to make the student athlete experience beneficial to students and instructors.

Speakers

Tuesday August 16, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

3:15pm CDT

Mental Health of Staff and Faculty Beyond the Pandemic
We all know that student mental health in higher education has been an increasing concern. However, it is time we take a look at the wellbeing of our staff and faculty. There is an urgent need to develop interventions and preventive strategies to address the mental health of employees as we move out of the pandemic.

Speakers
SC

Sirena Cantrell

Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs


Tuesday August 16, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

3:15pm CDT

Using Zoom for Live Online Lectures and Office Hours
This focus of this workshop is faculty teaching online classes that require a live online lecture component, or faculty that wish to conduct their office hours virtually.

This workshop demonstrates how faculty can use Zoom to accomplish both.

Speakers
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Mark Ferguson

Director of Academic Technology, Office of Online Learning


Tuesday August 16, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
International Center 101

4:30pm CDT

Coastal Operations Mixer
Coastal Operations Mixer will be in the Hardy Hall University Club/Café from 4:30-6:30 on Tue., Aug. 16. All Coastal Operations faculty and staff welcome. Other invited guests included government officials, industry leaders, and other community partners. RSVPs are requested.

Tuesday August 16, 2022 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Hardy Hall University Club/Cafe
 
Wednesday, August 17
 

8:00am CDT

New Faculty and Teaching Assistant Orientation: Policy and More
8:00 - 8:15    Welcome from Graduate School Dean Coats
8:15 - 8:35    Building Community with CFD Director Kelly Lester
8:35 - 9:15    Academic Integrity with CFD Associate Director and Academic Integrity Officer, Hugh Broome, and Academic Integrity Coordinator, Vanessa Haynes
9:15 - 9:45    Campus Safety with University Police Chief Keyes
9:45 - 10:00  BREAK
10:00 - 11:00 Legal Must Knows and Compliance with the Office of General Council and Office of Compliance and Ethics
11:00 - 11:10   BREAK
11:10 - 11:25   Title IX Office with Cristin Reynolds
11:25 - 11:40  Student Accessibility Services with Susie Murphy 
11:40 - 11:55  Counseling Center
12:00 - 1:00   Peer Mentor Luncheon: Enjoy lunch with a peer mentor from your program before heading to Convocation 2022 in Bennett Auditorium.


Wednesday August 17, 2022 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Thad Cochran Center Grand Ballroom

9:15am CDT

Strategies for Productive Internal Communication-FOR SCHOOL DIRECTORS ONLY
Effective communication (from large group messages to induvial meetings) is fundamental to leadership. The best tools and techniques change as the workplace evolves. This presentation aims to facilitate discussion on productive communication strategies among faculty, staff and administrators.

Speakers

Wednesday August 17, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

10:15am CDT

Considerations for Classroom Re-Socialization
Since the return to face-to-face instruction, everyone has had to readapt and readjust to a new "normal" in the college classroom (online and in person). The purpose of this session is to discuss insights learned from students during the 2021-2022 academic year in their return to face to face instruction/format. However, this discussion is inclusive of, and relevant for, online (asynchronous and synchronous/chat) faculty and students as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle McLeese

Michelle McLeese

Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Social Science and Global Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. McLeese holds a PhD, MS, and BS in Sociology, and a BS in Psychology. While Dr. McLeese teaches a variety of areas in her discipline, her research is focused on the areas of crime/deviance and health (especially mental health). Her dissertation examined subjective responses of... Read More →


Wednesday August 17, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

10:15am CDT

The University Pillars: Educating the Whole Student Throughout the Southern Miss Experience
The University Pillars, a university-wide effort, outlines five domains of student learning that together prepare students for a world beyond graduation where they are confident, happy, and productively engaged. Session attendees will learn how curriculum architects established these domains and how campus educators may join this broad-based initiative unique to Southern Miss.

Speakers
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Michael King

Assistant Vice President of Student Learning and Strategic Initiatives, Student Affairs
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Laura Laughlin

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life


Wednesday August 17, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

12:00pm CDT

1:15pm CDT

University Convocation with Guest Speaker Peter Felten
Join the University Convocation in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus or via the livestream on Wednesday, August 17 from 1:15-2:00pm.The University Convocation includes a welcome from President Joseph S. Paul and featured guest speaker, Peter Felten, author of Relationship-Rich Education. Dr. Felton will focus on the power of connection in higher education to ignite learning and a sense of belonging within an academic community.

Intro to Peter Felten's USM Convocation

Livestream available at this link:https://youtu.be/H5KyRsKYgWE


Wednesday August 17, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Bennett Auditorium

2:15pm CDT

College Meeting: Arts & Sciences
The annual meeting of the College of Arts and Sciences, hosted by Dean Winstead, will be held in-person and via livestream. The stream will begin following the completion of the USM Faculty First Week Convocation. You can access it here: https://youtu.be/nCZZCOuKTUk.


Wednesday August 17, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bennett Auditorium

2:15pm CDT

College Meeting: Nursing & Health Professions
Wednesday August 17, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
TBA

2:15pm CDT

2:15pm CDT

3:15pm CDT

3:15pm CDT

4:00pm CDT

School Meetings: College of Business and Economic Development
Check with School Director for meeting location. 

Wednesday August 17, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
TBA

4:00pm CDT

 
Thursday, August 18
 

8:00am CDT

New Faculty Orientation: Teaching, Research, and Service
8:00 - 8:30 Meet Your Librarian
8:35 - 9:40    Select 2 of 3 Tutorial sessions:
  • Canvas Q&A - EHH 120
  • Faculty Success - EHH 119
  • SOAR - EHH 122
9:40 - 9:55 BREAK

10:00 - 11:30Select 2 of 4 Workshops:
  • Fostering Engagement in Online Courses with Mya Rome, Mariann Taylor and Lindsay Wright - EHH 120
  • Grant Management with Assistant Vice President of Research, Marcia Landen - EHH 119
  • Understanding the Landscape of Annual Evaluations with Executive Associate Dean (CAS) Eric Tribunella - EHH 122
  • Engaging with the Honors College with Interim Dean Sabine Heinhorst and Interim Associate Dean Joyce Inman
11:35 - 12:00   Final Thoughts and Reminders

Thursday August 18, 2022 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Elizabeth Harkins Hall 120, 119, 118, 122

9:15am CDT

Anticipating Ambiguity and Addressing Perennial Problems: A Workshop for School Directors
In this workshop, directors will discuss the challenges and ambiguous issues that recur every year on a variety of themes. These may include managing large-scale processes, addressing student or parent complaints, and defusing typical debates involving faculty and students. The format is open-ended and participatory, so that directors may share the approaches that work in their own school.

Speakers

Thursday August 18, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

10:15am CDT

Building a Holistic Community 
In efforts to build meaningful relationships to create a supportive community, we include all stakeholders of the School of Marketing, namely students, local businesses, faculty, staff, and alumni. In our presentation, we will discuss how we do this by incorporating different tools geared towards these stakeholders.

Speakers
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Banu Elmadag Bas

Assistant Professor, School of Marketing
avatar for Ali Fridley

Ali Fridley

Assistant Professor, School of Marketing
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Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong

Professor, School of Marketing, The University of Southern Mississippi
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Mary Sirois

Administrative Specialist, School of Marketing



Thursday August 18, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

10:15am CDT

A Legacy of Activism in the Academy: Elevating Minorities in Undergraduate Research
Attend this coffee chat to learn more about minority populations at USM, the unique challenges they face in graduate research, and how to help increase their graduate prospects through progressive learning experiences that impact their communities. Discover opportunities to elevate minority students in research by serving as a McNair mentor and advocating for the McNair Scholars program.  

Speakers
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Daleana Phillips

Director, McNair Scholars Program


Thursday August 18, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Joseph Green Hall 104

12:15pm CDT

What University Libraries Can Do for You!
This session will offer faculty the opportunity to learn how University Libraries can provide research and instructional support, as well as ask questions about library resources, services, and facilities. Please join us to learn more about what University Libraries can do for you!

Speakers
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Hali Black

Assistant Professor, University Libraries


Thursday August 18, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

1:15pm CDT

Advising 101
As faculty, you are an expert in your discipline but may find yourself feeling lost when given a set of students to advise. In this session you will learn the foundation to providing effective academic advising to your students.

Speakers
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Christy Oberst

Director, University Advisement Center, USM



Thursday August 18, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

1:15pm CDT

Get Connected: Understanding the Impact of Engagement on Student Success
Did you know the Division of Student Affairs has a mission to develop healthy, connected, and learning-focused students and communities? Join staff from the student connections branch of the division as they share information about the student engagement experience on campus. The session will specifically highlight programs and services from the Offices of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Leadership and Student Involvement, and Orientation and Transition Programs.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Holmes

Emily Holmes

Director, Leadership and Student Involvement
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Jaborius Ball

Director, Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
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Laura Laughlin

Director, Fraternity & Sorority Life



Thursday August 18, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

1:15pm CDT

USM's InfoEd IRB Application and Review Process
This workshop will be geared toward helping IRB applicants find their way through the InfoEd submission portal. The target audience is all human subjects researchers, including both faculty members and graduate students.    

Speakers
avatar for Sam Bruton

Sam Bruton

Director, Office of Research Integrity
Director, Office of Research Integrity.  Professor of Philosophy
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Jo Ann Johnson

Manger, Office of Research Integrity



Thursday August 18, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
International Center 101

2:15pm CDT

The Interteaching Approach to Course Design: Building Community via the Interactive Pursuit of Shared Goals
Interteaching is an active learning approach to course design that provides substantial opportunities for personal and engaging peer-to-peer and student-to-instructor interactions. This workshop will review the evidence base for the approach, discuss the aspects of implementation, and provide first-hand experience of an instructor who implemented interteaching in larger class (n ≈ 110).

Speakers
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Austen Anderson

Assistant Professor, School of Psychology


Thursday August 18, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

2:15pm CDT

From Start to Finish: University Data and How it Can Be Used
The Office of Institutional Research reports a variety of university data that has been entered by several offices across campus.  The focus of this presentation will be on what data is available for campus community members, the data entry process from start to finish, and discussing the level of accuracy of data reported by the IR office.

Speakers
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Megan McCay

Director, Institutional Research
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Amanda Kale

Statistical Data Analyst and Assistant Director, Institutional Research
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Chelsea Townsend

Research Analyst, Institutional Research



Thursday August 18, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

2:15pm CDT

Understanding the First Year Experience
The first year of college is vital for the success of every college student. Learning academic skills, building connections, and learning how to navigate new-found independence is a challenge for many of our students. During this panel discussion, participants will find out what the first year is all about and why it is important for faculty to be part of that crucial time.

Speakers
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Holly Grider

Assistant Director for First Year Programs, Center for Student Success



Thursday August 18, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 108

4:00pm CDT

Faculty and Staff Social Event sponsored by the USM Foundation and ACUE
Join your USM community at the Thirsty Hippo (309 McLeod Street) in Downtown Hattiesburg, MS for drinks and appetizers from local vendors including Twin Forks, Blue Jazz Café, Fairley’s Wings and More, and Art of Roux.

This event is sponsored by the USM Foundation and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).



Thursday August 18, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
 
Friday, August 19
 

8:30am CDT

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Southern Miss Athletics is so excited for the upcoming year! To show our appreciation of all the things you do to take Southern Miss "To The Top", we would like to host an appreciation breakfast in the south end zone concourse. Please enter at gate 5, which is located in the center part of the building on the south side. We will begin the program with a short video on the jumbotron, followed by our guest speakers! Following the presentation and after you have had time to catch some of practice, we will offer an opportunity to tour the first floor of the Duff Athletic Center on your own. To get to the Duff, we ask that you exit the same way you entered, following the Eagle Walk down to the front of the building located on Ray Guy Way. You can RSVP for yourself or for everyone from your department that wishes to attend. Deadline for RSVP is Monday, August 15th.

RSVP: https://usmforms.formstack.com/forms/faculty_staff_appreciation_breakfast

In addition, Southern Miss Athletics has created a TEAMS group to help provide you with all the exciting information happening this year! You can sign up on your own by searching and then adding the group below or you can respond within the RSVP above that you would like to be added and we will get that done for you! This will be a great resource to visit to know everything that is happening with our Golden Eagles across all sports!

Group name: Golden Eagle Pride Info

For a step-by-step guide on how to add a group, you can visit here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/join-a-group-in-outlook-2e59e19c-b872-44c8-ae84-0acc4b79c45d#ID0EBBF=PC

Friday August 19, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am CDT

9:15am CDT

Open to the Public: Finding and Using Public Domain and Openly-Licensed Instructional Materials
This session will provide faculty with a general overview of copyright law regarding using outside materials for instruction, and will specifically focus on Public Domain and openly-licensed materials that can be easily utilized with little or no permission required. Attendees will learn how to find and incorporate these materials into their courses and/or teach their students how to do the same. 

Speakers
avatar for Josh Cromwell

Josh Cromwell

Scholarly Communications Manager, University Libraries
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Jessica Clark

Assistant Curator of Historical Manuscripts



Friday August 19, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

9:15am CDT

Disruptive Student in the Classroom
It is not surprising that campus safety continues to be topic of concern for faculty and staff at institutions of higher learning.  Many institutions are instituting broad safety measures but what about within the classroom? As faculty members will experience disruptive students in the classroom. This program will focus on how to work through the disruption and how to de-escalate these types of incidents.

Speakers
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Sirena Cantrell

Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs
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Rusty Keyes

Chief, University Police Department


Friday August 19, 2022 9:15am - 10:00am CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

10:15am CDT

HELP: An Overview of the *NEW* Student Resources Website.
This panel includes several units sharing what support services are available to students and provides a walk-through of the new HELP website with some Q and A.

Request materials to promote the usm.edu/help website including referral cards for students: Help Website Launch - Formstack 

Speakers
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Kristy McRaney

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Psychology
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Amanda Kirtland

Assistant Director, Student Counseling Services
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Heidi D. Nelson

Director of Student Counseling Services
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Kelly Lester

Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Mississippi
Kelly Ferris Lester, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, received her BFA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Memphis, her MFA in Choreography and Performance from The College at Brockport (SUNY), and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University... Read More →
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Thomas Deus

Associate Dean of Students, University of Southern Mississippi



Friday August 19, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
International Center 101

10:15am CDT

STEM Education at USM
Graduate students and faculty can take a variety of new courses in the Center for STEM Education focused on teaching and learning STEM in higher education. In addition, Center faculty and researchers partner with people across the university on research proposals and help design, facilitate, and examine broader impacts of funded research. Learn about these and more.

Speakers
JC

Julie Cwikla

Professor, Center for Science & Math Education
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Rachel Gisewhite

Assistant Professor, Center for Science & Math Education, Center for Science and Mathematics Education
avatar for Maria Wallace

Maria Wallace

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Center for Science & Mathematics Education (CSME)
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Kendrick Buford

Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Miss
avatar for Allison Downing

Allison Downing

Assistant Professor, Center for Science & Math Education


Friday August 19, 2022 10:15am - 11:00am CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

11:15am CDT

Fitting in Growth Mindset and Self Care into Your Venn Diagram
If we look at our work and our lives as a Venn Diagram, we may notice that the section for self care and growth seems to be  shrinking at times. We will look at ways to enhance that section by finding ways to incorporate growth mindset in our courses in order to encourage growth in ourselves, others and help to build a better campus community

Speakers
avatar for Marlene Naquin

Marlene Naquin

Lecturer, School of Coastal Resilience, University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast


Friday August 19, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

11:15am CDT

Connecting Faculty and Staff to the Co-Curricular Experience Through Student Organization Involvement
The Office of Leadership and Student Involvement oversees the student organization engagement experience on campus as a member of the Division of the Student Affairs working alongside campus partners to develop healthy, connected and learning-focused students and communities. This workshop will highlight the office's services and programs, student organization advisor resources, and support as well as research connecting student engagement to career readiness and skill development.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Holmes

Emily Holmes

Director, Leadership and Student Involvement
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Christy Bowman

Senior Manager of Student Involvement, Office of Leadership and Student Involvement


Friday August 19, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204

11:15am CDT

Using Dropout Detective in your Online Course
Dropout Detective is a tool inside Canvas that helps identify "at-risk" students. This workshop explores how instructors can use this robust tool to help increase student retention.

Speakers
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Chad Seals

Online Coordinator, Office of Online Learning


Friday August 19, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
International Center 101

12:15pm CDT

How Do I.... In My Online Class
The focus of this session is faculty teaching online classes.
This session will cover topics of a "how do I" nature. The information presented is taken from questions the Office of Online Learning is asked throughout the semester by faculty and attempts to preemptively answer the question of "how do I [blank] in Canvas?

Speakers
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Mark Ferguson

Director of Academic Technology, Office of Online Learning


Friday August 19, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm CDT
International Center 101

1:15pm CDT

A Recipe for Creating A Classroom Community
The session will share the results of fusing the Course Contents (Graphic Design), Service-Learning, Active Learning, ACUE practices, and Career Centered Objectives to cultivate an engaging classroom community while building a connection with the non-profit community.

Audience members can expect to learn how participating in USM's Service-Learning, ACUE, and other Faculty Development seminars, courses, or activities could help them create a unique learning experience and project(s) for students. Depending on how the different pedagogies are integrated, it could generate a recipe for student learning. They will also get an opportunity to see how using these different pedagogies affected the student's design work and how it brought Sophmore-level Graphic Design classes closer to each other.

Speakers
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Linh Nguyen

Assistant Professor, School of Performing and Visual Arts, University of Southern Mississippi



Friday August 19, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Joseph Greene Hall 104

1:15pm CDT

Exploring Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research and Funding Opportunities
Faculty are invited to join a speed-networking event focused on audience-suggested community-based research themes in order to brainstorm ideas for collaboration or long-term projects. Participants will be allowed to rotate around different groups. Session attendees will be asked to bring business cards as well as one-page handouts detailing their research interests and/or funding opportunities they wish to pursue.

Speakers
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Christy Kayser

Director, Center for Community Engagement
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Ann Marie Kinnell

Director, School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Professional Development, School of Interdiciplinary Studies & Professional Development


Friday August 19, 2022 1:15pm - 2:00pm CDT
Liberal Arts Building 204
 
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