Welcome New Faculty! Aloha and welcome to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa! We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fall 2020 ONLINE New Faculty Orientation (NFO) on Wednesday-Thursday, August 19-20, 2020. The NFO events are just the beginning of an ongoing process of discovery and involvement to introduce you as a member of our campus and academic community.

This Program is Sponsored by:
Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support


Your Fall 2020 Schedule!

Most sessions will be offered synchronously and Zoom links will be provided in the reminder email a few days prior to the training.

An important pre-recorded presentation is available below. We strongly encourage you to watch it in preparation for teaching and engaging with the UHM community. Please reach out to us via email ( if you have an immediate need requiring video captions for these resources:

Welina Mānoa: How Does Mānoa Greet Us, How Can We Greet Mānoa? [Video]
Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe, Native Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer, Office of the President

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 19, 12:00pm – 2:45pm (ONLINE)
Provost's Reception from 4:30pm - 5:30pm



Aloha to Mānoa: Greetings from Academic Affairs

Laura Lyons, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs



Starting Out and Staying Balanced! A Panel of Experienced Faculty - Perspectives on teaching & learning from various disciplines.

Mapuana Antonio, Public Health
Brittany Biggs, Academy for Creative Media
Leilani Hajarti, Manoa Advising Center
Derrick Higginbotham, English
Bardia Konh, Engineering

Moderator: Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, CTE, moderator



Teaching, Research and Service at Mānoa

Michael Bruno, Provost



For Faculty, By Faculty @ OFDAS

CTE Professional Development Programs & Teaching Evaluations
Daniela Bottjer-Wilson, CTE, moderator

CTE Innovative Classrooms & Faculty Mentoring Program
Kathie Kane, Center for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Mentoring Program

CIS Support Services
Mark Nakamura, Center for Instructional Support



Provost’s Reception for New Faculty

Meet and get to know the Provost and other Mānoa administrators, deans, department chairs, and new faculty.

Michael Bruno, Provost

Day 2 - Thursday, August 20, 9:30am – 3:15pm (ONLINE)



The Spirit of Teaching
Vilsoni Hereniko, Academy for Creative Media

Connectivity to Place
Monique Chyba, Mathematics

The Joy of Scholarly Endeavors
Mari Yoshihara, American Studies

Moderator: Kathie Kane, Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support



UHPA Presentation on Collective Bargaining & Contract Issues

Christian Fern, UHPA Executive Director
Ashley Maynard, UHPA President



Faculty Senate: Faculty Governance and How You Can Get Involved

Thomas Conway, Center of Disability Studies



He Aupuni Palapala Ko’u, Mine is a Kingdom of Literacy
ʻIlima Long, Native Hawaiian Student Services



Lunch Break



"Who are They, Them, Their?": Gender Inclusion 101
[PDF Slides]

Teresa Bill, Bridge to Hope
Camaron Miyamoto, LGBTQ+ Center



Contract Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure
[PDF Slides]

Beverly McCreary, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel



Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
[PDF Slides]

Teresa Kono, Interim Program Officer, Academic Personnel



Library in a Flash

Learn about accessing library resources and options for library instruction of classes.

Dave Brier, Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences Reference Department
Carolyn Dennison, Science and Technology Reference Department
Jonathan Young, Science and Technology Reference Department


The NFO Planning Committee would like to acknowledge all presenters for sharing their expertise with our new Mānoa colleagues and extend a special mahalo to Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno for hosting the reception.

Faculty Development Activities

During the academic year and summer months, the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support (OFDAS), the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the Center for Instructional Support (CIS), and the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) sponsor services and programs to acquaint you with resources and professional development opportunities addressing aspects of teaching, research and service, in addition to professional concerns. Event fliers are sent to each department for posting and emailed to department chairs for dissemination to faculty. A notice of each event is emailed directly to all Mānoa faculty via announce@uh and announcements are posted to websites at:

New Faculty Orientation Resources
More Faculty RESOURCES

UH Mānoa Bookstore Promotional Material

The UH Mānoa Bookstore offers a wide selection of products and services to the UH community as part of its mission to provide quality educational experiences for students. Committed to partnering with UH faculty, teaching assistants and instructors, the UH Mānoa Bookstore is ready to assist you!

[Special Coupon] [About Us] [Back to School Sale] [Tech Hub NFO Flyer]

UH Federal Credit Union Promotional Material

Celebrating 65 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $720 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. For the past two years, it was named one of “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” by Forbes Magazine, a finalist for “Hawaii’s Best” (three years in a row) by the Star-Advertiser as well as “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i and is looking forward to serving the University system and related community for years to come.

UHFCU’s main office is located at 2019 S. King Street (at the corner of McCully and King), with additional branches on the UH Mānoa Campus, UH West Oahu campus, and Mānoa Marketplace. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i. NMLS #421550.

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OFDAS 30 Years

Office of Faculty Development & Academic Support
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu HI 96822 USA

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