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.

Monday, August 24

Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30 am

08:45 - 11:15  Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities

Telara McCullough, Manager of Compensation and Benefits
Memorial Building #331

11:15 - 11:30 Break

11:30 - 11:45 Group Photo (in front of Baker Center)

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch and Welcome - Baker Center

Kathy Murray, President, Pat Spencer, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kazi Joshua, Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer
Baker Center

12:45 - 01:40 Teaching at Whitman: Course Planning with Whitman Students in Mind (course goals, planning the semester, syllabus items)

Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Denise Hazlett, Professor of Economics
Memorial Building #331

01:45 - 02:45 Teaching at Whitman: Engaging Students (active learning, ideas for the first day of class, participation)

Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Ginger Withers, Dr. Robert F. Welty Associate Professor of Biology
Memorial Building #331

02:45 - 03:00 Break

03:00 - 04:00 Registrar's Office (Managing class lists, add-drop procedures, room reservations, etc.)

Stacey Giusti, Registrar, and Jennifer McNeil, Associate Registrar
Memorial Building #331

04:30 - 06:00 Reception Hosted by the Committee of Division Chairs

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
Foyer of Harper Joy Theatre

Tuesday, August 25

Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:00 am

08:15 - 09:20 Optional Session

TIAA-CREF representative (Michael Williams) will discuss general information about the Whitman retirement plan. Complete your enrollment during this session. Limited individual counseling appointments will be available through the 26th. (Contact Mr. Williams's assistant, Jessica Stevens at 206-529-2619.)
Maxey Hall Computer Lab

09:30 -10:45  Technology and Teaching

David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology
Penrose Library CTL Room #313

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:15 Assignment Design, Primary Sources, and Penrose Library

Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, Lee Keene, Head of Instructional and Research Services and Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Penrose Library CTL Room #313

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

Hosted by President Kathy Murray and Bridget Reischl
Sherwood House (1107 Alvarado Terrace, just north of campus)

Wednesday, August 26

Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45 am

09:00 - 09:55 Student Support at Whitman

Juli Dunn, Associate Dean of Students, Rebecca Frost, Director of Student Success and Disability Support Services and Thacher Carter, Associate Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Director of the Counseling Center
Memorial Building #331

10:00 - 11:00 Perspectives on the First Year from Second-Year Faculty

Jakobina Arch, History, Josh Foster, Economics, Krista Gulbransen, Art History and Visual Culture Studies, Bryn Kimball, Geology
Memorial Building #331

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Tenure-Track Nuts and Bolts (Managing your PDA, applying for funding, the Mentoring Program, Q&A about the tenure process)

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
Memorial Building #331


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:
WCTS


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

Contacts

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