Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are open to PLU faculty and staff. Faculty who have taught or are interested in teaching in the First Year Experience Program (FYEP) are especially encouraged to attend.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 to 3:30
Ness Family Lobby (Karen Hille Phillips, second floor)
coffee, tea, and snacks provided

In the First-Year Experience Program, we work hard to welcome students into our academic community and to help them develop skills they need to succeed.  One of the ways that we do this is to help them make links and connections between their courses, between the curricular and the co-curricular, and within their different communities.  Two of the initiatives that we have in place to support these goals are links between our Writing Seminars (101s) and our Inquiry Seminars (190s) and between our Residence Halls and our 101s.

Jennifer Smith, Dean of Inclusive Excellence, will talk about her experience of teaching a WRIT 101 section that was linked to RELI 190.  Jes Takla, Director of Residential Programs, will talk about her work to link WRIT 101 to residence halls.  We are always seeking more and more of these linked courses.  So please come to share your experiences if you’ve taught a linked courses or to learn more about these initiatives if you’re going to teach in FYEP in the future.

In addition, we are also considering more formally and intentionally linking the PLUS 100 classes to FYEP.  Amy-Stewart Mailhiot, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian; Laree Winer, Associate Director for Student Engagement and the Center for Vocation; and Jes Takla will lead us in a discussion about what PLUS 100 has been and what it might be.  We are eager for feedback as we review and possibly revise this curriculum.