New Faculty

Welcome to Wooster!

Sunburst coming through trees in Oak Grove with people walking
Sunburst in Oak Grove. Photo Credit: Matt Dilyard

Human Resources Benefits Orientations

Please plan to attend one of the following sessions with HR:

  • Monday, August 7, 11am*-Noon
  • Tuesday, August 8, 1*-2pm

Both will be in Williams Hall of Life Science Rm 060 (#29 on this Campus Map).  If you have questions in the meantime, or cannot make it to either meeting, contact  

* The Dean for Faculty Development Christa Craven will be there ~30 minutes before each session at the coffee shop on the 1st Floor, Knowlton CafĂ© — please stop by and introduce yourself if you can & let me buy you a coffee/tea/cold drink!   

New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Day One:  Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A black squirrel on campus. Photo Credit: Matt Dilyard
9:00 a.m.Gather for Coffee, Tea & Morning Treats
Our campus photographer will join us to take professional headshots for those who would like them
9:30 a.m.Welcome & Introductions
10:30 a.m. Creating Brave & Inclusive Classrooms
11:45 a.m.Lunch in the Tartan Room (Scot Center) with 2nd-Year Faculty
1:00 p.m.  Title IX, Prevention & Advocacy
2:00 p.m.Tour of Lowry Student Center Spaces
3:00 p.m.College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM)
3:30 p.m.Optional: Walk to Lilly House for Research & Writing

Day Two:  Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ices sugar cookies in the shape of black and yellow W and a black squirrel
Wooster-themed Sugar Cookies by baker-extraordinaire (and Director of Educational Assessment) Missy Schen! (I have it on good authority that similar confections may be appearing for our later sessions on Day 2 …)
9:00 a.m. – NoonAttend “Working Effectively with Students on the Autism Spectrum” Workshop with Milestones Autism Resources (Open to All Faculty & Staff)
12:15 p.m.Box Lunch: Anonymous Questions about All Things Wooster
1:30 p.m.Tours of the Digital Studio & Special Collections in the Libraries
2:00 p.m.Tech & Systems You Need to Know (Colleague/Self-Service, Moodle, MS Teams)
3:00 p.m.Consultations about your Fall Classes:  Library Subject Liaisons, Educational Technology, Academic Resource Center Staff, APEX (Advising, Planning & Experiential Learning) staff
4:00 p.m.Happy Hour (families welcome) with Academic Affairs Staff 
This website is maintained by the Dean for Faculty Development at the College of Wooster. Contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Dr. Christa Craven: