New Faculty Orientation
See events for new faculty lunch series schedule and registration link.
New Faculty Orientation August 24-26, 2015 (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.
A complete schedule will be posted soon.
Monday, August 24
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30 am (Memorial Building #331)
08:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 11:45 Group Photo (south side of Maxey Hall)
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch and Welcome - Baker Center
12:45 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:00 Break
03:00 - 04:00
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, Melissa Clearfield, Chair of the Faculty, Bruce Magnusson, Division I Chair, Nicole Simek, Division II Chair and Jim Russo, Division III Chair
Tuesday, August 25
08:30 - 10:45
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch with Penrose Library and WCTS staff - Science Building Atrium
01:30 - 02:30
05:00 - 06:30 BBQ Dinner - Sherwood House (1107 Alvarado Terrace, just north of campus)
Hosted by President Kathy Murray and Bridget Reischl
Wednesday, August 26
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45 am
09:00 - 10:00
New Faculty Lunch Series 2015-16 (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 2015-2016
- 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.