2012 Orientation for New MIT Faculty
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Stata Center, Room 32-144

8:30 to
9:00 AM

Registration   (Coffee and light breakfast)

9:00 to
9:10 AM

Opening Remarks

Samuel Allen
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Chair of the Faculty

9:10 to
9:20 AM

President’s Welcome

L. Rafael Reif

9:20 to
10:00 AM

Overview of the Institute

Chris A. Kaiser

10:00 to
11:00 AM

Transition to Faculty Life at MIT

Georgia Perakis
Professor, Sloan School of Management
Panel facilitator

Vladimir Bulovic
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Eric Klopfer
Professor, Urban Studies and Planning

11:00 to
11:15 AM

Coffee Break


11:15 AM to
12:15 PM

Teaching and Learning at MIT

Daniel Hastings
Dean for Undergraduate Education
Panel facilitator

Will Broadhead
Associate Professor, History

Nergis Mavalvala
Professor, Physics

12:30 to
1:40 PM

Lunch with Department Heads/Deans
Stata Center, 32-G401 (Faculty lunch room, next to the R&D Pub) 

Diana Henderson, Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support
“Educational Resources, Opportunities, and Support”

1:45 to
2:45 PM

You and Your Students

W. Eric L. Grimson
Panel facilitator

Christine Ortiz
Dean for Graduate Education

John Essigmann
Professor, Biological Engineering

2:45 to
3:00 PM

Coffee Break


3:00 to
4:00 PM

How to Set-up and Manage
a Lab / Research Group

Hazel Sive
Associate Dean of Science
Panel facilitator

Alan Jasanoff
Associate Professor, Biological Engineering

Tanja Bosak
Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

4:00 to
4:30 PM

Overview of Administrative

Douglas Pfeiffer
Assistant Provost for Administration

5:30 to
7:00 PM

President’s Reception

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Room 76-156


8/14/12     Office of the Provost