New Faculty Academy

Welcome to Georgia Tech, New Faculty!

On behalf of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Dr. Michelle Rinehart, we welcome you to Georgia Tech and look forward to supporting your success as a faculty member. You are now part of a unique community dedicated to enacting our mission to improve the human condition through advanced science and technology. The year-long Academy offers opportunities throughout the academic year for new faculty to meet and engage their peers while learning about different aspects of what it means to be a Tech faculty member.

New Faculty Academy 2022 - 2023

HR Resources and Benefits Video (requires GT login)
Slides from New Faculty Academy Orientation on August 16, 2022
Materials from New Faculty Academy Orientation on August 16, 2022

September 16 (Clough 129)


Teaching at Tech: Policies Pertaining to Teaching

Drs. Joyce Weinsheimer and Carl Subiño Sullivan, Center for Teaching and Learning

As a new faculty member at Georgia Tech, you'll encounter some teaching situations that require knowledge about how things are handled at Tech rather than your former institution. For instance, how should you respond to an inquiry about a student's performance in your class? What do you do if you discover a student is cheating? Is it ok to give extra credit to encourage students to complete CIOS? Join your colleagues for an informative discussion about issues that may come up during the term--and find out about Georgia Tech policies that should inform your actions. Register here.

October 20


Dalney 180

Lunch with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of the Vice President for Research

Join us for an informal lunch to meet leaders in the central research units on campus, let more about what they do, and think about your own research trajectory at Tech. Register here.


·       Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR)

·       Dr. Rob Butera, Vice President for Research Development and Operations (VPRDO)

·       Gail Spatt, Director of Research Operations, Office of the VPRDO

·       Kevin Wozniak, Executive Director, Corporate & International Contracting / Exchange Agreements / Subawards, Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Josh Rosenberg, Senior Director, Grants & Contracts Accounting
  • Mary Albertson, Director, Office of Technology Licensing
  • Dr. Rob Kadel, Director, Research Program Administration, Office of the Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research (VPIR) Programs (OSP)


November 18 (virtual)


Put Your Mask on First: Thriving at Tech

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development

Being a good professor isn’t just about what you do in your teaching, research, and service, but also how you model taking care of yourself for students and peers. In this virtual session, we will discuss setting healthy boundaries, finding your balance, and avoiding burnout.

January 20



Two Concurrent Sessions:

Your First Three Years on the Tenure Track

Your First Three Years as an Academic Professional or Lecturer

Facilitators TBD

In these sessions, we will review your year so far and look ahead to the year preceding your third-year review to being planning your strategy for success.

February 17 (virtual)


Effective Project and Writing Management Strategies

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Director, Office of Faculty Professional Development

How do you manage your projects, especially if you run a lab or collaborate regularly? What does your writing pipeline look like? In this session we will discuss what strategies work best for managing your research, projects, and writing to meet your goals.

March 17 (virtual)


Building a Positive Culture and Having Crucial Conversations

Dr. Kyla Ross, Assistant Provost for Advocacy and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Ross will guide us in discussion and activities to understand how to create a positive culture in your lab, group, or school as well as strategies for having difficult conversations with colleagues and students.

April TBD

Wrapping Up and Reflecting on the First Year

Drs. Michelle Rinehart, Dawn Baunach, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Director, Office of Faculty Professional Development

Join us for a time to mingle with your fellow new faculty, have a drink and some snacks, and reflect on your first year at Georgia Tech as well as thinking about what comes next for you.



​New Faculty Academy Orientation

Sponsored by the Offices of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Faculty Professional Development, New Faculty Academy Orientation for all new permanent academic faculty took place on Tuesday, August 16th from 9am to 4:30pm with an optional breakfast before the event and reception after closing. 

New Faculty Academy Orientation Slide Deck | New Faculty Academy Orientation Folder Documents

Please see below for additional new faculty events from the Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Information Technology, and Human Resources.




Registration and optional continental breakfast and coffee


Welcome to Georgia Tech

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty

Dr. Leslie Sharp, Dean of Libraries

Dr. Michelle Rinehart, Vice Provost for Faculty


Welcome to Georgia Tech

Dr. Steve McLaughlin, Provost


The Georgia Tech Community


Who Are Georgia Tech Faculty?




Breakouts on Faculty Experience (Choose two):

Faculty of Color 
Pearl Alexander, Executive Director of Staff Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

Dr. Archie Erwin,Vice President of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Women+ Faculty
Dr. Terry Blum
Professor of Entrepreneurship and ADVANCE Professor

International Faculty
Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran, Georgia Tech International Initiatives

Office of Sponsored Programs
Cindy Hope, Interim Vice President for Research Administration

Dr. Keith McGreggor, Professor of the Practice and Director of VentureLab

Work-Life Balance
Joi Alexander, Director of Health Initiatives

Faculty Teaching Experience
Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Carol Subino Sullivan, Assistant Director of Faculty Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning

Office of Legal Affairs
Kate Wasch, Chief Counsel, Employment & Litigation
Eric Hoffman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Employment and Litigation


Research at Tech 

Dr. Julia Kubanek, Professor and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Research


Overview of Faculty Resources and New Faculty Academy

Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark

Dr. Dawn Baunach, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty




Welcome and Introduction to the Teaching Environment

Dr. Larry Jacobs, Senior Vice Provost for Learning and Education

1:45 – 2:15

Teaching at Tech 

Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. David Lawrence, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning


Breakouts on the Student Experience (Choose two)

The Classroom Experience
Dr. Joyce Weinsheimer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Carol Subino Sullivan, Assistant Director of Faculty Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning

Student Well-Being
Dr. Carla Moore, Assistant Director for Outreach and Tech Ends Suicide Coordinator 

Josee Muldrew, Clinical Case Manager, Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) 

Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Sybrina Atwaters, 
Director OMED: Educational Services Institute Diversity, CSDI

Chris Griffin, Director of Equity and Compliance Programs and Title IX Coordinator

LGBTQ Student Resources 
egra Myanna, Director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center

Serve Learn Sustain  
Dr. Rebecca Watts Hull, Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist

Undergraduate Research and Vertically Integrated Programs  
Dr. Chris Reaves, Executive Director for Academic Engagement Programs and Director of Undergraduate Research and Student Innovation

TBD, Vertically Integrated Programs 

Working with Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars 
Dr. Jana Stone, Director of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Services, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education

Dr. James Black, Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives and Grad Life, Office of Graduate Studies 




What I Wish I’d Known as a New Faculty Member – Faculty Panel

Dr. Jacqueline Garner, Scheller College of Business

Dr. Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, College of Design

Dr. Jake Soper, College of Sciences

Dr. Mitchell Walker, College of Engineering

Dr. Xiuwei Zhang, College of Computing


Wrap-up and Reflection


Reception with Campus Leaders and Colleagues


Additional Events and Opportunities

Center for Teaching and Learning Workshops

Each August, the  Center for Teaching and Learning hosts a Fall Teaching Kickoff event. At this year's event, take advantage of the Syllabus Clinic, a session on experiential learning, and ways to engage students on Canvas. Register here.

Human Resources and Benefits Review

View Powerpoint here.

View complete video presentation here.

Office of Information Technology Workshops

Please use this Zoom link for all workshops | Calendar Invites and Descriptions (PDF)

  • Using Zoom in Canvas, 9-10 am , Aug. 17 
  • Ed Discussion, 10-11 am, Aug. 17 
  • Qualitrics LTI, 1-2 pm, Aug. 17 
  • Canvas Overview, 10-11 am, Aug. 18 
  • TurningPoint, 1-2 pm, Aug. 18 
  • Blackboard Ally, 10-11 am, Aug. 19 
  • Padlet, 11 am -12 pm, Aug. 19 

Newly hired full-time “permanent” academic faculty are invited to these events, which includes tenure-track or tenured assistant, associate, and full professors, Lecturers, Academic Professionals at all ranks, and Professors of the Practice. 

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