See events for new faculty lunch series schedule and registration link.
New Faculty Orientation August 25-27, 2014 (pdf)
The New Faculty Orientation program is intended to introduce new faculty to the Academic culture at Whitman College and to assist new faculty in final preparations for the academic year.
Monday, August 25
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30 am (Maxey Hall, Student Lounge-North Entry)
08:45 - 11:15 Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities - Maxey #104
Dennis Hopwood, Director of Human Resources and Telara McCullough, Manager of Compensation and Benefits
11:15 - 11:30 Break (Student Lounge-North Entry)
11:30 - 11:45 Group Photo (south side of Maxey Hall)
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch and Welcome - Amphitheatre Stage (green area east of Maxey)
George Bridges, President, Pat Spencer, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
12:45 - 01:45 Teaching at Whitman: Course Planning with Whitman Students in Mind (course goals, planning the semester, syllabus items) - Maxey #104
Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Marion Götz, Associate Professor of Chemistry
01:45 - 02:45 Teaching at Whitman: Engaging Students (active learning, ideas for the first day of class, participation) - Maxey #104
Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Brooke Vick, Associate Professor of Psychology
02:45 - 03:00 Break (Student Lounge-North Entry)
03:00 - 04:00 Registrar's Office (Managing class lists, add-drop procedures, room reservations, etc.) - Maxey #104
Stacey Giusti, Registrar and Jennifer McNeil, Associate Registrar for Academic Credentials
04:30 - 06:00 Reception Hosted by the Committee of Division Chairs - Foyer of Harper Joy Theatre
Pat Spencer, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, David Schmitz, Chair of the Faculty, Bruce Magnusson, Division I Chair, Nicole Simek, Division II Chair and Mark Beck, Division III Chair
Tuesday, August 26
08:30 - 09:20 Optional Session: TIAA-CREF institutional representative will present on enrollment and general information about the Whitman retirement plan. - Olin Hall #165 (Computer Lab)
Complete your enrollment during this session. Limited individual counseling appointments will be available through the 28th. Sign up after the session.
09:30 - 10:45 Assignment Design, Primary Sources and Penrose Library - Penrose Library CTL Room #313
Dalia Corkrum, Director, Lee Keene, Head of Instructional and Research Services and Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development
11:00-12:15 Technology and Teaching - Penrose Library CTL Room #313
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch with Penrose Library and WCTS staff - Science Building Atrium
01:30 - 02:30 Technology Help (Optional Drop In Session) - Olin #180
05:00 - 06:30 BBQ Dinner - Sherwood House (1107 Alvarado Terrace, just north of campus)
Hosted by President George Bridges and Dr. Kari Tupper
Wednesday, August 27
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45 am (Student Lounge-North Entry)
09:00 - 10:00 Student Support at Whitman - Maxey #104
Juli Dunn, Associate Dean of Students and Thacher Carter, Associate Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Director of the Counseling Center
10:00-11:00 Perspectives on the First Year from Second-Year Faculty - Maxey #104
Sara Belchik, Biology, Alissa Cordner, Sociology, Sarah Davies, History, Lydia McDermott, Composition, General Studies and Director of the Writing Center
11:00-11:15 Break (Student Lounge-North Entry)
11:15-12:15 Tenure-Track Nuts and Bolts (Managing your professional development account (PDA), applying for funding, the Mentoring Program, Q&A about the tenure process) - Maxey #104
Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Susan Bennett, Executive Assistant to the Provost, Qi Jia, Senior Academic Assistant to the Provost, Helen Kim, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mentoring Program
New Faculty Lunch Series 2014-2015 (pdf) Schedule Pending
All new faculty are welcome to join these programs in Memorial 328 (typically 12-1 pm - lunch is provided). You will receive an invitation before each program from Susan Bennett in the Provost and Dean of Faculty Office (x5399). See events for registration information.
Transitioning to Whitman and Walla Walla
Susan Bennett (509) 527-5399 Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty.
Qi Jia (509)527-5397 Senior Academic Assistant in the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Ruth Ladderud (509)527-5789 Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Course Related Questions: Contact your Department Chair
Instructional Technology Questions:
Payroll and Benefits Questions:
Telara McCullough (509) 527-5941 Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Manager
Course Preparation Materials
Class Enrollment Information Contains basic information about the number of students enrolled in your course and the number of students on a waitlist.
Syllabus Related Resources
- A Whitman Generated Syllabus Guide. Whitman Syllabus Guide
- Sample Syllabi from previous academic years at Whitman.
- Academic Calendar 2013-2014
- Note deadlines and special dates
- Faculty Forum - 12-1 pm Wednesday - Faculty presentations on topics of personal interest.
- 4 pm Wednesday - Meeting time used for monthly faculty meetings and often used for other committee, departmental, or divisional meetings.
- Online Course and Syllabus Design Tools
- Academic Honesty Policy Statement about academic honesty.
- Attendance Policy College policy about class attendance and excused absences can be found in the Faculty Code, chapter V, page 114.
For questions about the Center for Teaching and Learning, please contact Lisa Perfetti.