On-boarding | New Faculty Conference | Faculty Development Days | New Faculty Mentoring | Conversations with Faculty

Thrive in 5 is a series of five key events to welcome new faculty into the Southeast teaching and learning community and communicate the core Southeast values of student success, teaching excellence, access and diversity, and community. Some of these events occur in a day, some occur over a series of days, and some reoccur over the course of the academic year.

Thrive in 5 introduces new faculty to benefits and facilities available to the Southeast community. The events provide basic information and orientation to navigate the challenges of the first year. New faculty are connected with experienced Southeast faculty early in the process for guidance with both the University ecosystem and with the surrounding area. Once the semester starts, the Thrive in 5 program extends into the academic year with seven themed events led by the President or the Provost.


  • 1
    On-Boarding

    August 1 KL215


    Register devices 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. (KL215)

    Mentor Training & Matching 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Beginning Moodle Training Part 1 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (KL215)

    Beginning Moodle Training Part 2 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (KL215)

    Introduction to Southeast Benefits 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (KL215)

    August 2


    Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (UC Program Lounge)

    HR Paperwork for New Hires 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (KL311)

    University Portraits Taken 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (KL 3rd Floor)

    Mentor Campus Tour, Keys, Parking Passes 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    SupportNET Training Intro 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (KL215)

  • 2
    New Faculty Conference

    New Faculty Conference

    Wednesday August 7, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., University Center

    Breakfast 8:00 a.m. (UC Ballroom A)

    Provost Welcome and Inspirational Talk 8:20 a.m. (UC Ballroom A)

    Thrive in 5 Goals and Reminders 9:00 a.m.

    Icebreaker Activity 9:15 a.m. (UC Ballroom A)

    AMA: New Faculty Members 10:00 (UC Ballroom A)

    Concurrent Sessions

    11:00 a.m.

    • Tenure & Promotion
    • AMA: Who Are Our Students
    • Flexible Teaching

    1:00 p.m.

    • Work Smarter Not Harder
    • HLC Visit Breakout
    • How To Teach Other Than using a Lecture

    2:00 p.m.

    • I Was Given a Moodle Class, Now What?
    • Using Office 365 Tools in the Classroom
    • How Do You Plan Out at Semester

    Lunch with Dr. Vargas and Executive Staff 12:00 p.m. (UC Ballroom A)

    Thursday August 8, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. University Center

    Breakfast Inspirational Talk 8:00 a.m. (Redhawks Main)

    Culturally Responsive Teaching - Access and Diversity Talk (Redhawks Main)

    Concurrent Sessions, 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

    Lunch with with the Library 12:00 p.m. (Redhawks Main)

    AMA: Being a Part of the Southeast Community 1:00 p.m. (Redhawks Main)

    AMA: Living in the Cape Girardeau Area 2:00 p.m.

    Friday August 9, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. University Center

    Breakfast with Mentors 8:00 a.m. (Redhawks Main)

    Resource Fair 8:30 a.m. (UC Lobby)

    Concurrent Sessions

    10:00 a.m.

    • How Do You Plan Out a Semester
    • What Do You Do If: Case Studies of Southeast
    • How To Teach Other Than Using a Lecture

    11:00 a.m.

    • Work Smarter Not Harder
    • What Do You Do If: Case Studies of Southeast
    • Flexible Teaching

    Lunch with Deans, Cape Girardeau Country Club 12:30 p.m.

  • 3
    Faculty Development Day

    August 14th, 2019

    Faculty Development Day is a faculty networking and professional development event hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. The event focuses on a core theme affecting teaching and learning across all disciplines, and features keynote presentations as well as more practical breakout sessions. Faculty Development Days recur the Wednesday before the official start of classes in the Fall and Spring semesters.

    8:30-9:00 Breakfast

    9:00-9:15 Introductions and announcements

    9:30-10:30 Keynote Address

    10:45-11:45 Breakout Sessions

    11:45-1:00 lunch

    1:00-2:00 Breakout Sessions

  • 4
    New Faculty Mentoring

    New faculty will be assigned mentors and they will meet with them throughout the first year.

    Any questions can be emailed to Thrivein5@semo.edu

  • 5
    Conversations with Carlos & Talks with Tammy

    Special Event Dates


    2019
    New Faculty Breakfast / February 1, 7:30-9 a.m.
    New Faculty Lunch / March 21, Noon-1:30 p.m.
    New Faculty Social / May 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Southeast Values

    Student Success- Southeast Missouri State University values student-centered education and experiential learning through engaged and adaptive modes in and beyond the classroom in a safe, friendly, supportive environment that offers academic and career achievement for our students.

    Excellence - Southeast Missouri State University values sustained commitment to quality teaching, service, research, and creative activities integrated into impactful academic and co-curricular programs that offer students a transformative educational experience.

    Access & Diversity - Southeast Missouri State University values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty, and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

    Community - Southeast Missouri State University values an engaged campus learning community committed through shared purposes and service; sustained by respect, accountability, and adaptability; and strengthened through collaborative partnerships that extend the expertise and accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and alumni beyond the campus.