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New Faculty Orientation August 20-22, 2018 (pdf)

Monday, August 20, 2018
 
 Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:15 am (Memorial Building 331)

08:30 - 11:30  Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities - Shane Watkins, Director of Human Resources and Telara McCullough, Associate Director of Human Resources.  Memorial #331

11:45 - 12:30  Lunch and Welcome - Kathleen Murray, President, Alzada Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, 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 Sarah Davies, Assistant Professor of History. 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 Coffee Break

03:00 - 04:00  Registrar's Office (Managing class lists, add-drop procedures, room reservations, etc.) - Stacey Giusti, Registrar; Jennifer McNeil, Associate Registrar; and Mike Osterman, Director of Enterpirse Technology. 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; Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty;  Jason Pribilsky, Division I Chair; Rebecca Hanrahan, Division II Chair; Kurt Hoffman, Division III Chair  (other special guests will include staff and faculty supporting the academic program). Foyer of Harper Joy Theatre

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  Breakfast on your own

09:30 - 09:45  Campus Safety Procedures - Fred Miller, Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Penrose Library

09:45 - 11:00  Assignment Design, Primary Sources, and Penrose Library - Amy Blau, Scholarly Communications Librarian; Julie Carter, Head of User Services; and Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital  Services. Penrose Library

11:00 - 11:15  Break (coffee service at Penrose Library). During the break you will meet the instructional technologist assigned to your discipline.

11:15 - 12:30  Technology and Teaching - David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology. Individual classroom demonstrations followed by full group session at Technology Services Building Room 132

12:30 - 01:15  Lunch with Penrose Library and WCTS staff. Technology Services Building Room 132

01:15 - 01:30  Group photo (Fountain in front of Sherwood)

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 22, 2018
  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 Academic Resources: Access and Disability; and Thacher Carter, Associate Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Director of the Counseling Center.

10:00 - 11:0   Perspectives on the First Year from Second-Year Faculty - Aaron Aguilar-Ramirez (Spanish), Eva Hoffman (German and Environmental Studies), Michael Coronado (Biology).

11:00 - 11:15  Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00  Faculty Governance and This Year's Hot Topics Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty and Professor of Mathematics.

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, Michelle Jenkins, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Tenure-Track Mentoring Program. Memorial 3331 - lunch is provided. 


Transitioning to Whitman and Walla Walla

Contact people:
Ruth Ladderud (509)527-5789 Administrative Assistant in the Office of 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, Associate Director of Human Resources
 
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.