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New Faculty Orientation August 26-28, 2019 (pdf)

Monday, August 26, 2019
 
 Continental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:15 AM (Reid 207)

8:30 - 9:30  Breakfast and Welcome - Kathleen Murray, President; Alzada Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty; Thomas Witherspoon, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Helen Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty Development.  Location: Reid 207 

9:45 - 11:30  Getting to Know Campus - Barbara Maxwell, Associate Dean of Students and Christian Wallace-Bailey, Class of 2022. Location: Begin at Reid Campus Center

11:30 - 12:00  Break

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch - Location: Baker Center

1:15 - 4:00 Getting to Know Walla Walla - Walk into town and meet with key local figures and officials - Danielle Garbe Reser, CEO of Sherwood Trust and Whitman Class of 1997, Yasmin Bahena, Walla Walla City Council Member; Kelsey Martin, Community Learning Specialist. Location: Start outside Reid Campus Center; Sherwood Trust Board Room and City Hall

4:30 - 6:00  Reception Hosted by the Committee of Division Chairs - Alzada Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty; Thomas Witherspoon, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Helen Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty;  Shampa Biswas, 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). Location: Foyer of Harper Joy Theatre

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  Continental Breakfast starting at 8:45 AM (Olin E157 - Tea Room)

9:00 - 10:30  Teaching at Whitman: Course Design, Support for Student Learning, Teaching Support for Faculty - Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Janet Mallen, Assistant Director of Academic Resources: Student Success; Antonia Keithahn, Assistant Director of Disability Support Services; Lydia McDermott, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Writing and Public Speaking and Director of the Center for Writing and Speaking; Devon Wootten, Language Learning Center Manager and Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Studies. Location: Olin E157 (Tea Room)  NOTE: this session will be interactive.  Please come prepared with course goals for one course in mind.  You can also come with a course syllabus to work on.

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:45  Registrar's Office: Managing Class Lists, Add/Drop Procedures - Stacey Giusti, Registrar; Jennifer McNeil, Associate Registrar; Mike Osterman, Director of Enterprise Technology. Location: Olin E157 (Tea Room)

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch with Library Staff Location: Sherwood 222

1:15 - 2:30  Assignment Design, Primary Sources, and Penrose Library - Amy Blau, Scholarly Communications Librarian; Julie Carter, Head of User Services; Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital  Services. Location: Penrose Library

2:45 - 4:00  Technology and Teaching - David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning TechnologyLocation: Various classrooms on campus and WCTS Building

5:00 - 6:30  Dinner - Hosted by Kathleen Murray and Bridget-Michaele Reischl. Location: Sherwood House (1107 Alvarado Terrace, just north of campus)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  Contental Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45 AM (Skybox Room - Baker Ferguson Fitness Center)

9:00 - 10:00  Perspectives on the First Year from Second-Year Faculty - Lauren Berger, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology; Miles Canaday, Assistant Professor of Music; Mark Hendricks, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  Location: Skybox Room, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center

10:00 - 11:00  Faculty Governance and Current Events on Campus - Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty and Professor of Mathematics; Michelle Jenkins, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Program; Mitch Clearfield, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and General Studies and Director of the Non Tenure-Track Faculty Mentoring Program. Location: Skybox Room, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center

11:15 - 12:15  Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities (Part I) Shane Watkins, Director of Human Resources and Telara McCullough, Assistant Director of Human Resources. Location: Memorial 331

12:15 - 1:00 Lunch  Location: Memorial 331

1:00 - 2:00 Whitman Employee Benefits and Responsibilities (Part II) Shane Watkins, Director of Human Resources and Telara McCullough, Assistant Director of Human Resources. Location: Memorial 331


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 Helen Kim.