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Orfalea College of Business

Fall Conference


New Faculty Orientation & Luncheon For Tenure Track & Lecturers – September 11th

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Library, Julian’s Cafe Lounge (2nd floor), hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology (CTLT)

This event is designed to provide essential information and foster social connections for all new Cal Poly faculty. Participants will meet campus colleagues and fellow new faculty members, learn about campus resources and requirements, gain insight from recently new faculty, and have opportunities to get support for teaching and research as well as for using PolyLearn for instruction. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Pre-registration is encouraged by Wednesday, September 2. Register online at: For more information, contact CTLT at 756-7002 or

2015 Fall Conference – September 14th

2:30 p.m. in the Performing Art Center’s Christopher Cohan Center – Harmon Hall
Open to the campus community or streaming online at

This year’s General Session will include:

  • A welcome by Provost Kathleen Enz Finken
  • Fall greetings by representative of the Academic Senate, Cal Poly Labor Council, and ASI
  • Recognition of the Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Scholarship, Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Learn by Doing Award, and Outstanding Staff Award winners
  • Keynote remarks by President Jeffrey D. Armstrong

Orfalea College of Business Fall Conference – September 15th

We are looking forward to the fall conference on September 15th at Edna Valley Winery.  All faculty and staff are invited for the entire day, but staff who are not interested in the primary topic for the afternoon (the agenda follows) are welcome to come for lunch and then depart.  In order to make sure that we have enough food for lunch, please let Julie Shires, at know if you plan to attend by Wednesday, September 9th.   

Time Event Name
11:45 a.m. Arrival
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Informal Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Salient Priorities for 2015-2016
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakout Discussion: Research, Teaching, and Service
Right balance for OCOB between research, teaching and service
Do our review processes align with this balance?
Does our allocation of resources align with this balance?
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Large Group Discussion Addressing Same Questions
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Business
• Vote on research mission
• Vote on new AACSB faculty qualification definitions
• Update on Assurance of Learning
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit from Provost Enz Finken
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. Refreshments

WOW Academic Day – September 16th

Join WOW Academic Day on Wednesday, September 16th to welcome new students to the Orfalea College of Business. The day begins with an address from college leadership in the Rec Center’s Mutli-Activity Center at 9:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., students will journey to O’Neill Green for a College Connection Fair. This is one of the first opportunities students will have to explore concentrations, get to know business clubs, and make meaningful connections with faculty. We invite you to represent your discipline as you answer questions and enjoy a BBQ with your fellow faculty and staff.

Professor Larry Gorman talks with business students.

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