Reflecting on the First Year

Faculty Appointed in 2019-2020
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
11:45 a.m. Registration, Noon-1:30 p.m. Program
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Faculty Appointed in 2020-2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
11:45 a.m. Registration, Noon-1:30 p.m. Program
online (participants will receive access information by e-mail)

1. What were your biggest surprises – both pleasant and less pleasant – about your first year experience? Tell us about your best experience at UW-Madison in your first year.

2. How would you describe your experience in navigating the research and scholarship resources available at the university and in your unit? What resources would you like to see more of? Less of?

3. Tell us about your teaching experience. What met your expectations and what didn’t? Were you able to engage in a faculty development program such as MTLE, Blend@UW, TeachOnLine, or some other program this year? If so, how did it work, and was it worthwhile?

4. Do you have the information you need about UW-Madison’s tenure process? Has your department assigned a mentor or guidance committee? An evaluation committee?

5. What do you wish you had known coming in, and what can we do to ensure that other new and incoming faculty know it?

6. We appreciate the challenges and difficulty of entering a new role during the pandemic. Were there things your department, school or college did to make you feel “at home” that were particularly meaningful and helpful to you? In the year ahead, what can we do to make you feel “at home” at UW-Madison?