New Faculty Orientation
See events for new faculty lunch series schedule and registration link.
New Faculty Orientation August 20-22, 2018 (pdf)
Monday, August 21, 2017
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:15 am (Memorial Building 331)
08:30 - 11:30 Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities - Dennis Hopwood, Director of Human Resources and Telara McCullough, Manager of Compensation and Benefits. (Note: we will view the partial eclipse together during this session.) Memorial #331
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch and Welcome - Kathleen Murray, President, Alzada Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. 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 Courtney Fitzsimmons, Assistant Professor of Religio. Memorial #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 Susanne Altermann, Lecturer of Biolog. Memorial #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 #331
04:30 - 06:00 Reception Hosted by the Committee of Division Chairs - Alzada Tipton, 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; Jason Pribilsky, Division I Chair; Rebecca Hanrahan, Division II Chair; Jim Russo, Division III Chair (other special guests will include staff and faculty supporting the academic program). Foyer of Harper Joy Theatre.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 9:00 am (Technology Services Building)
09:15 - 09:30 Campus Safety Procedures - Fred Miller, Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Technology Services Building #132
09:30 - 10:45 Technology and Teaching - David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology. Technology Services Building #132
10:45 - 11:00 Break (coffee service at Penrose Library CTL Room #313)
11:00 - 12:15 Assignment Design, Primary Sources, and Penrose Library - Dalia Corkrum, Director and Lee Keene, Head of Instructional and Research Services. Penrose Library CTL Room #313
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch with Penrose Library and WCTS staff. Science Building Atrium
01:15 - 01:30 Group photo (fountain in front of the Sherwood Athletic Center)
01:30 - 02:30 Technology Help (Optional Drop-In Session) - Technology Services Building Room 6
05:00 - 06:30 BBQ Dinner - Hosted by President Kathleen Murray. Sherwood House (1107 Alvarado Terrace, just north of campus)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Contental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45 am in Memorial #331
09:00 - 09:55 Student Support at Whitman - Juli Dunn, Associate Dean of Students, Antonia Keithahn, Assistant Director of Disability Support Services and Thacher Carter, Associate Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Director of the Counseling Center. Memorial #331
10:00 - 11:0 Perspectives on the First Year from Second-Year Faculty - John Stratton (Computer Science), Maria Lux (Art), Marian Manic (Economics), Kaitlyn Patia (Rhetoric Studies). Memorial #331
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Faculty Governance and This Year's Hot Topics Melissa Clearfield, Chair of the Faculty and Professor of Psychology. Memorial #331
12:00 - 01:00 Tenure-Track Nuts and Bolts (for tenure-track faculty) (Applying for funding, the Mentoring Program, snapshot of the review process, getting involved in faculty affairs). Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Susan Bennett, Executive Assistant to the Provost, Barry Balof, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Tenure-Track Mentoring Program. Memorial 3331 - lunch is provided.
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, Assistant Director of Human Resources Compensation & Benefits
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
- 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.