New Faculty Orientation Schedule
2020 New Faculty Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27. Please view the current schedule below.
If you have not already, visit the Getting Started at PLU page for important information and steps to take before the beginning of the academic year.
For questions regarding orientation, please contact Laree Winer, Associate Director for the Wild Hope Center for Vocation (email@example.com). Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of the Provost with any other questions regarding your transition to PLU (firstname.lastname@example.org). Welcome!
Welcome and introductions
The culture of teaching and learning at PLU
Faculty teaching onsite, blended, and online courses have access to instructional support from the university’s instructional designer. In this video, Dana Shreaves introduces herself and the services she provides for faculty.
Who are the students you will encounter on the first day of class?
Who will help you respond to student needs?
* Human Resources sent a benefits package to your mailing address of record, if you have not received yours, please contact Aileen Ochinang.
Introduction to the day
New faculty development workshops throughout 2020-2022
FERPA, The Registrar’s Office, and Institutional Research
Legal matters and risk management
Virtual Coffee/Tea Break
Virtual Campus Tour
Introduction of university leaders
Allan Belton (President)
Bridget Yaden (Chair, University Faculty)
Geoffrey Foy (Associate Provost for Graduate Programs and Continuing Education)
Michael Frechette (Dean, Enrollment Management and Student Financial Services)
Patrick Gehring (Associate Vice President for Finance)
Joanna Gregson (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)
Angie Hambrick (Associate Vice President for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability)
Daniel Lee (Vice President for University Relations)
Jan Lewis (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs)
Teri Phillips (Chief Operating Officer)
Joanna Royce-Davis (Vice President for Student Life)
Jen Rude (University Pastor)
Jennifer Smith (Dean of Inclusive Excellence)
Lace Smith (Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications)
Neal Yakelis (Vice –Chair, University Faculty)
Close of August 2020 New Faculty Orientation
The university photographer will be available to take head-shots of all new faculty members on campus. Using the university photographer ensures consistency in appearance as these photos are most often used on department web pages and by our Marketing and communication department in publications and promotions. If you are unable to come to campus any of the days and times listed, please let us know. We will meet on the steps of the Mordvedt Library located on the Northeast corner of campus. (The corner of 121st Street and Park Avenue) We will be outside and have our meeting times far enough apart that we can safely social distance.
Please see Wild Hope’s Memo to New Faculty – August 2020 for registration details.
John Froschauer, Campus Photographer
New Faculty should also save the date for these important start of the year events (attendance is required):
- University and Faculty Fall Conference: Wednesday, September 2 – Thursday, September 3, 2020
- Convocation/First Day of Classes: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
- First Faculty Assembly: Friday, September 18, 2020 (4-6 pm)
Additional University/Faculty Fall Conference details are available online.
Please register for Fall Faculty Conference by Friday, August 28th.