New Faculty Orientation Schedule

New Faculty Orientation will be held on Tuesday,  August 22 and Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Registration takes place in the lower level of the Anderson University Center outside of Room 133. The Anderson University Center is just to the west of Park Avenue and joins the university’s upper and lower campuses.

Anderson University Center, Room 133

8:30 Registration with Ms. Carol Bautista and Ms. Jen Hasson (Office of the Provost)
Continental Breakfast, Room 133, Anderson University Center (lower level)

9:00 Welcome and introductions
Mr. Allan Belton (Acting President)
Dr. Joanna Gregson (Acting Associate President and Academic Counsel)
Dr. Rae Linda Brown (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Dr. Jan Lewis (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs)

9:15 The educational mission of PLU: origins and ethos
Dr. Marit Trelstad (Religion)

10:00 Break

10:15 The educational mission of PLU: values and commitments
Dr. Marit Trelstad

11:00 Conversation on university’s educational mission in faculty groups

11:30 Tour of the campus

12:00 Lunch is served in Room 133

1:00 The culture of teaching and learning at PLU
Dr. Anna Leon-Guerrero (Sociology)
Conversation on teaching and learning in faculty groups

1:45 Break

2:00 Benefits for Faculty
Ms. Teri Phillips, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Spouses/partners welcome to join faculty for this session

3:15 Break

3:30 Who are the students you will encounter on the first day of class?
Who will help you respond to student needs?
Dr. Hal DeLaRosby (Director of Academic Advising)
Dr. Eva Frey (Dean of Students)

4:30 Break

4:45 Introduction of university leaders
Mr. Allan Belton (Acting President)
Dr. Rae Linda Brown (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Dr. Michelle Ceynar (Chair, University Faculty)
Mr. Michael Frechette (Interim Dean, Enrollment Management)
Ms. Donna Gibbs (Vice President, Marketing and Communications)
Dr. Joanna Gregson (Acting Associate President and Academic Counsel)
Mr. Daniel Lee (Vice President, Advancement)
Ms. Kristin Plaehn (Senior Advisor to the President)
Dr. Joanna Royce-Davis (Vice President, Student Life)
The Rev. Jen Rude (University Pastor)
Dr. Neal Yakelis (Vice –Chair, University Faculty)

BBQ - Anderson University Center, Lower Plaza

Day one of orientation ends with a BBQ for faculty, spouses/partners, and children beginning at 5:00 pm in the Lower Plaza of the Anderson University Center.

In order to assist our planning, please rsvp for dinner on or before Wednesday, August 9, (please provide the number of people who will be accompanying you to the BBQ on Tuesday evening and any dietary restrictions/preferences).  Contact Jen Hasson (253-535-7129 or hassonja@plu.edu) in order to register and if you have questions about New Faculty Orientation or other aspects of your transition to PLU.

Anderson University Center, Room 133

8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Introduction to the day
New faculty orientation throughout 2017-2019
Dr. Jan Lewis (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs)

9:15 Why does the university schedule matter and discussion on FERPA
Mr. Kevin Berg (University Registrar)

9:30 Legal matters and risk management
Ms. Teri Phillips (Associate Vice President, Human Resources)
Ms. Sue Liden (Director, Risk Management and Insurance)

10:00 Walk to Library for photographs and session with library staff

10:30 Library and Technology Services for Teaching and Research
Mortvedt Library
Ms. Francesca Lane Rasmus (Director, Library Services)
Mr. Layne Nordgren (Director, User Services & Instructional Technologies)

11:30 Walk to Anderson University Center
Lunch and farewell

1:00 Close of August 2017 New Faculty Orientation

Please contact the Office of the Provost (253-535-7129 or provost@plu.edu), if you have any questions or concerns.

The 2017 University Conference will be held on Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31

Pre-Conference Workshops will be held on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Please check back for additional information.