NFO Agenda


New Faculty Orientation (NFO) Kick-Off
August 10-11th, 2021

Day 1 (Tues., Aug. 10): McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

9:00-9:15 am
President’s Message and Welcome from President Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD

9:15-9:30 am
Provost’s Message and Welcome from Provost Margaret Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN

9:30-9:45 am
Loyola and the Jesuit Mission – John Hardt, PhD

9:45-10:00 am
Office of Faculty Affairs/Year-Long Orientation Overview – Badia Ahad, PhD

10:00-10:30 am
Interactive Exercise/Peer Mentoring Sign Up/Break – Christine Li-Grining, PhD, Cathy Buescher

10:30-11:15 am

Loyola Student Panel – Keaira Williams (Business Administration), Jack Scott (Environmental Policy and Philosophy), Irene Phillips (Fine and Performing Arts/Theater), Tenzing Sherpa (Neuroscience), Celina Chiodo (Stritch School of Medicine)

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Faculty Research at LUC – Meharvan (Sonny) Singh, PhD

12:15-1:15 pm              Lunch Break

1:15-2:45 pm
Ignatian Pedagogy/Teaching at LUC – Bridget Colacchio Wesley, MA, LCSW; Jessica Mansbach, PhD; Jack Nuelle, MTS

2:45-3:00 pm

Concluding Exercise: What would you like to know more about/burning questions – Christine Li-Grining, PhD

3:00-4:00 pm

Reception: Meet Your New Colleagues – Christine Li-Grining, PhD

Day 2 (Wed., Aug. 11): Virtual Meeting (Via-Zoom)

9:45-10:15 am           
Welcome (Back), Questions from Day 1 – Christine Li-Grining, PhD

10:15-10:45 am         
Student Services/Accommodations – Betsi Burns, MS

10:45-11:00 am

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Faculty Panel/What I Wish I Knew My First Year as a Faculty Member –Sacha Coupet, JD, PhD (School of Law); David Romanelli, MA (School of Communication); Walter Tangarife, PhD (Physics/CAS); Stephanie Berg, DO (Stritch School of Medicine)

12:00-12:30 pm
Supporting Faculty Research – Gail Hendler, MLS (HSC); Jonna Peterson, MLIS (HSC); Niamh McGuigan, MA (Lakeside)

12:30-1:30 pm                    Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 pm
Human Resources/Benefits Overview – Danielle Hanson

Conclude at 2:30 pm

Christine Li-Grining, PhD

Presentation and Additional Resources:

Day 1:

  • Opening Session with Badia Ahad, PhD (PPTX)
  • Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Presentation (PPTX)
  • Support for Faculty Research at LUC (PPTX   PDF) – Meharvan (Sonny) Singh, PhD
  • Get to Know Each Other Exercise and SignUps (PPTX)

Day 2:

  • Welcome Back and Follow-up Questions (PPTX)  – Christine Li-Grining, PhD 
  • University Libraries Presentation (PPTX)  – Niamh McGuigan, MA
  • Health Sciences Campus Libraries Presentation (PPTX) – Gail Hendler, MLS; Jonna Peterson, MLIS
  • Human Resources and Benefits Presentation (PPTX) – Danielle Hanson
  • Learning and Student Success (SAC) (PPTX)



Supplemental Sessions


  • Loyola and the Jesuit Mission - John Hardt, PhD Vice Dean, Professional Formation (Stritch School of Medicine) and Associate Professor (Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, SSOM)
  • Office of Faculty Affairs/Year-Long Orientation Overview - Badia Ahad, PhD Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor (Department of English)
  • Loyola Student Panel - Keaira Williams (Business Administration), Elle Laurencelle (Biology), Jack Scott(Environmental Policy and Philosophy), Irene Phillips (Fine and Performing Arts/Theater), Tenzing Sherpa (Neuroscience)
  • Faculty Research at LUC - Meharvan (Sonny) Singh, PhD Vice Provost for Research and Professor in Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Stritch School of Medicine)
  • Ignatian Pedagogy/Teaching at LUC - Bridget Colacchio, MA, LCSW Co-Director at Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
  • Navigating Conflict: Formal and Informal (Tim Love, Executive Director for Equity & Compliance Title IX Coordinator; Stacey Jaksa, Director in the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution) (PDF)
  • Navigating Conflict: Formal and Informal (Video I) (Video II)

Need help with any of the following questions:

• What is resources and processes are in place to handle conflict?
• What is a Responsible Campus Partner and am I one?
• Where can I find LUC's policy regarding issues involving conflict?

Tim Love
Office for Equity and Compliance/Title IX, and Stacey Jaksa, Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution, provide answers to these and many other questions in Tuesday's workshop. Faculty will learn about Loyola University Chicago’s Comprehensive Policy, being a Responsible Campus Partner, and grievance, complaint, and conflict resolution resources and processes.

January 2022
February 2022
  • How to Be An Ally to Faculty of Color - Dr. Amy Nelson Christensen, Chair of Loyola University Chicago's Anti-Racism Initiative and Clinical Assistant Professor of School Psychology, School of Education (PDF)
March 2022

 *Video recordings are available to LUC faculty members; please enter UVID and password