New Faculty Orientation

Orientation sessions for new Merrimack College faculty provide information on College resources, mission, teaching and more. 

faculty seated around a table New Faculty Orientation is facilitated by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost.

  • Orientation sessions for full-time tenure-track, tenured and term faculty members occur in August on an annual basis.
  • Orientation sessions for adjunct or part-time faculty occur twice a year in August and January.

All orientations provide information on mission, human resources, teaching, research/creative activity, student learning and success, and life at Merrimack College, as well as interaction with other new faculty. Faculty will learn about resources to kickstart their careers.

If you are not able to attend any of the orientation dates, please email the CETL at

2022 Orientation Dates

New Adjunct Orientation - Jan 13, 2022

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
Time Event Details
3 p.m


3:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Sean Condon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

3:30 p.m.

Human Resources
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Maureen Becker, Director of Payroll Services

3:45 p.m.

Title IX
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Caitlyn Bosworth, Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator

4 p.m.

Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Teaching and Pedagogy: Best
Practices and Selected Resources
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Dr. Simona Sharoni, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Institutional Access &
Leadership & Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies

4:15 p.m.

Look Who’s Coming to Campus
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Darren Conine, Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission

4:30 p.m.

Faculty Resources to Promote Teaching, Learning and Inclusive Excellence

Dr. Kathryn Nielsen, AVP, Teaching, Learning & Digital Innovation
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

5 p.m.


5:15 p.m.

The Merrimack Tech Platform
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Blackboard Ultra, Zoom Enterprise, Panopto & Mobile Tech
Janet Syed, Associate Director/Lead Instructional Designer, CETL

5:45 p.m.

Student Success Resources (Academic Success Center, Counseling)
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View Counseling Presentation Slides

Jennifer Evans, Assistant Vice President of Student Success
Sarah Dionne, LICSW, Director, Counseling Center & Office of Wellness Education

6:30 p.m.

McQuade Library: Information Literacy & Instruction Resources
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Lyena Chavez, Director, McQuade Library

6:45 p.m.

Open Questions & Wrap Up