New Faculty Orientation Schedule

2018 New Faculty Orientation will be held on Tuesday,  August 21 and Wednesday, August 22. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

New Faculty Orientation is by invitation only. If you have received an invitation, please use the link above to register. If you did not receive and invitation, but feel that you should have, or if you have any questions about orientation and your transition to PLU, please contact the Office of the Provost (provost@plu.edu, 253-535-7129).

August 21 - Schedule

New Faculty Orientation is held in the lower level of the Anderson University Center in Room 133. Please stop at the registration table on Tuesday morning located in front of Room 133. The Anderson University Center is just west of Park Avenue and joins the university’s upper and lower campuses. 

Registration with Carol Bautista and Jen Hasson (Office of the Provost)
Continental Breakfast

Welcome and introductions:
Allan Belton (Acting President)
Dr. Joanna Gregson (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Dr. Jan Lewis (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs)

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

The educational mission of PLU: values and commitments
Dr. Marit Trelstad (Religion)

Conversation on university’s educational mission in faculty groups

Tour of Campus
Dr. Sergia Hay (Philosophy)
Dr. Shannon Seidel (Biology)

Lunch is served in Room 133

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

Who are the students you will encounter on the first day of class?
Who will help you respond to student needs?
Kristin Plaehn (Executive Director of the Center for Student Success)

Benefits for Faculty
Teri Phillips (Associate Vice President for Human Resources)
*Spouses/partners welcome to join faculty for this session

Introduction of university leaders
Allan Belton (Acting President)
Dr. Michelle Ceynar (Chair, University Faculty)
Michael Frechette (Dean, Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services)
Dr. Joanna Gregson (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Daniel Lee (Vice President, Advancement)
Teri Phillips (Associate Vice President for Human Resources)
Dr. Joanna Royce-Davis (Vice President, Student Life)
Jen Rude (University Pastor)
Lace Smith (Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications)
Dr. Bridget Yaden (Vice-Chair, University Faculty)

BBQ for faculty, spouses/partners, and children
Anderson University Center, Lower Plaza (located behind the Anderson University Center on the lower level)

August 22 - Schedule

The Anderson University Center is just west of Park Avenue and joins the university’s upper and lower campuses.

Continental Breakfast

Introduction to the day
New faculty orientation throughout 2018-2020

Dr. Jan Lewis (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs)

Why does the university schedule matter and discussion on FERPA
Kevin Berg (Registrar)

Legal matters and risk management
Teri Phillips (Human Resources)
Sue Liden (Director, Risk Management and Insurance)

Walk to Library for photographs
John Froschauer (University Photographer)

Library and Technology Services for Teaching and Research
Mortvedt Library
Francesca Lane Rasmus (Director, Library Services)
Layne Nordgren (Director, User Services & Instructional Technologies)

Walk to Anderson University Center
Lunch and farewell

Close of August 2018 New Faculty Orientation