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

10:45-11:00 Break


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


11:00-11:15 Break


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

Contact people:
Susan Bennett (509) 527-5399 Executive Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty.

Housing Questions:
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
Department Chairs

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


For questions about the Center for Teaching and Learning, please contact Lisa Perfetti.