2020 University and Faculty Fall Conference

Wednesday, September 2 - Thursday, September 3

For many of us, the academic year officially begins with University & Fall Faculty Conference. All faculty and staff members are invited and encouraged to participate in this year’s virtual offerings.

New Faculty Orientation will be held August 26-27, 2020.

PLU information regarding COVID-19 is available online and updated regularly.

University Conference

Chapel | Wednesday, September 2nd, 9:15 a.m.

Join The Rev. Jen Rude and your campus colleagues via this link for the first chapel of the new academic year, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

University Conference | Wednesday, September 2nd, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this program, which includes a welcome and framing by President Belton and a special presentation by The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington on the topic of hope.

Dr. Washington is President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG) and the Social Justice Training Institute, and is a past President of the American College Personnel Association. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 36 years. He currently serves as an invited instructor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Lancaster Theological Seminary, and as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore. He is an Elder in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement.

Fall Faculty Conference

“Innovating Together…Apart”

Fall Faculty Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00 am – noon. In addition, times for School/Division and Department meetings have been held in the afternoon for those unit’s wishing to convene. Information regarding these meetings will be communicated by your unit head.

Registration is required in order to attend the presentations in the morning.  A registration link was shared in the August 18th Faculty Newsletter. To enable us to create break-out rooms for the discussion element of the conference, please register by Friday, August 28th.  

Fall Faculty Conference Schedule

9:00 – 9:15
Introduction and Welcome from Faculty Affairs Committee
Ralph Flick and Katrina Hay

9:15 – 9:30
Provost’s Address
Joanna Gregson

9:35 – 9:50
Faculty Chair’s Address

Bridget Yaden

9:50 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:45
Keynote Address – Got Hope?  What it Does and How to Harness its Power
David Ward

10:45 – 10:50
Instructions for Break-Out Rooms

10:50 – 12:00
Break-Out Discussion Rooms

12:00 – 1:00

1:00 – 1:45 Division/School Meeting Block
Details communicated by Division/School*

2:00 – 2:45 Department Meeting Block
Details communicated by Department*

*Divisions/Schools/Departments may opt not to meet; these decisions will be communicated by your unit head.


Questions? Please contact the Office of the Provost, (253)535-7129 or provost@plu.edu.