Opening of the University is a combination of events that take place annually, to provide new and existing faculty, administrators, and staff with a sense of direction for the upcoming academic year.
Please put all of the general faculty events on your calendar and plan to attend. You will also note that college and department meetings are scheduled during this time. Your department chair will notify you concerning your specific meeting times. Some of you will also receive special invitations to attend other important sessions, such as the Professional Teacher Education Unit (PTEU) retreat, or the General Education faculty session. These programs represent important initiatives directly related to the faculty positions that some of you are filling. If you receive an invitation, please plan to attend the meetings.