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  1. Asian-Pacific Islander & Asian Studies Reception

    The Asian Studies Program at Elon University invites all faculty and staff who self-identify as Asian-Pacific Islander or Asian, or whose research, teaching, or personal experience significantly engages with Asia or Pacific Islands. This reception aims to recognize and celebrate our diversity of heritage and our depth of expertise and interest in the region.


  2. New Faculty (full-time) Session with Human Resources

    Representatives from the Office of Human Resources will begin benefits orientation for all new full-time faculty members. Benefit enrollment forms will be given and discussed at this time. New faculty members who have not submitted the required documents (social security card, driver’s license, deposit slip, voided check, etc.) or have not completed the new hire paperwork packet should bring the aforementioned documents to this meeting. Your passport will satisfy the I-9 form; however, the social security card is needed for payroll purposes.

    Intended Audience: All new full-time faculty members.

    NOTE: Previous Elon adjuncts who are now changing to full-time faculty status should also attend this session.


  3. Faculty Standing Committee Meetings (Session 1) 

    CommitteeChairMeeting Location
    Academic StandingDoug RedingtonAlamance 304
    Academic Technology/ComputingBen HannamBelk Library 102
    Global Education Curriculum CommitteeSvetlana NepocatcynGlobal Commons 300
    Graduate CouncilCaroline Ketcham Alamance 207
    Institutional Review BoardSteve BaileyCarlton 225
    Library CommitteeErin GillespieBelk Library 206
    Religious and Spiritual Life Bill AndersonAlamance 204

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of committees listed above.


  4. Faculty Committee Meetings (Session 3) 



    Meeting Location

    Advisory Committee on the First Year Experience

    Maurice Levesque

    Alamance 204

    Honors Advisory Committee 

    Lynn Huber 

    Lindner 207

    Teacher Education Committee

    Ann Bullock 

    Mooney 207

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of the committees listed above


  5. Phi Beta Kappa Faculty and Staff Meeting

    Faculty and staff members who belong to Phi Beta Kappa are encouraged to attend this session to plan Elon's PBK activities for the coming year.

    Intended Audience: Open to all PBK members at Elon University


  6. Periclean Scholars Interest Session

    This meeting is for all faculty and staff interested in learning about the Periclean Scholars program in general and in particular about the role of the Class Mentor. There will be a short presentation about the history of the program with a special focus on how various faculty have uniquely embraced the personal and professional challenges involved in mentoring a class of Periclean Scholars. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.

    Intended Audience: Open to all faculty and staff interested in learning more about the Periclean Scholars Program


  7. Faculty Standing Committee Meetings (Session 2) 

    CommitteeChairMeeting Location
    Admissions CommitteeJen Guy MetcalfAlamance 207 
    AthleticsChris Harris Alamance 218
    Core Curriculum Council Danny Lainer Global Commons 200
    Curriculum Committee Crista ArangalaLinder 206
    Faculty Research and DevelopmentDiane Duffy Alamance 101
    Promotions and TenureBen Evans Belk Pavilion 201
    Student Life CommitteeKate UptonAlamance 204

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of standing committees listed above.


  8. The Center for Writing Excellence: Best Practices in Writing Instruction

    After a brief overview of some best practices in writing instruction (with special focus on scaffolding and peer-response) participants will be invited to ask questions and get feedback on their writing assignments. The goal of this session is to provide concrete ideas, strategies, and feedback so that you can feel more confident that your writing assignments will maximize student learning and minimize your grading time. Whether you have a complete writing assignment drafted or are at the brainstorming stage, all are welcome to attend this session. Please bring any drafts you may have and also your laptop, as this will be a working session. We will also share the different ways that the Center for Writing Excellence (including the Writing Across the University program and the Writing Center) support not only faculty writing pedagogy, but faculty writing as well.

    Lunch will be served, so please rsvp here for The Center for Writing Excellence: Best Practices in Writing Instruction by Aug. 17.

    Intended Audience: Chairs of departments beginning their WEI work this year and faculty selected to tak leadership roles within the department



  9. Residential Campus Neighborhood Planning

    Members of the university community working in support of living and learning at Elon - the Residential Campus Initiative - will meet to discuss strategic goals for the 2017-18 academic year. Neighborhood associations will have breakout sessions during the meeting to review neighborhood plans, meet the faculty and residential staff working in the neighborhood, and to share the common calendar for the fall semester.

    Intended Audience: Residential neighborhood community directors and faculty directors, linked course faculty, living learning community (LLC) advisors, faculty affiliates, faculty-in-residence, and neighborhood association members.


  10. Department Chair Workshop

    This workshop will kick-off our chair development opportunities for 2017-18. This session will include time with the task force on department chairs, training on the new curriculum management system, and work defining goals for this academic year. 

    Lunch provided: Email Rachel Rogers (rrogers@elon.edu) to RSVP

    Intended Audience: This workshop is for all new and continuing department chairs, including associate chairs and individuals who will be interim chairs during the 2017-18 academic year.


  11. Meeting of School-and Division-Based Curriculum Committee Chairs

    This will be an opportunity for chairs of the various curriculum committees to discuss procedure and any issues that are anticipated for the coming year.

    Intended Audience: Chairs for the University and School- and Division-based Curriculum Committees as well as committees performing curricular work that report to the University Curriculum Committee as well as any interested committee members.


  12. Inclusive Community Conversations: A Workshop that Explores Issues of Inclusion and Anti-Bias Efforts in Elon's Community

    This three-and-a-half hour interactive workshop will work toward developing a shared language around bias awareness, deepening our understanding of the complexity of identities, and practicing responding to incidents of bias. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in personal reflection as well as small and large group discussion. There will also be an overview of resources on Elon's campus to help you navigate learning more about identity and constructively responding to incidents of bias.

    Intended Audience: Elon staff and faculty who have not already attended an “Inclusive Community Conversation” or those who would like a refresher conversation.

    Please click here to register for Inclusive Community Conversations with Leigh-Anne Royster.


  13. Tour of Loy Farm

    This is a guided tour at Loy Farm and includes the solar farm, responsible design studio and food and farming system operations. Parking is limited so BioBus transportation is provided to and from the site.

    Intended Audience: Faculty and staff interested in scheduling a Loy Farm Tour for a class or student group and/or learning about what is happening at Loy Farm.


  14. New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

    Important information will be available for new adjunct/part-time faculty about teaching at Elon, including expectations and resources available to you. Returning adjunct/part-time faculty members are invited to share their insights into teaching at Elon as well. Light refreshments will be served.

    Intended Audience: All new adjunct/part-time faculty members. Returning adjunct/part-time faculty members are also welcome. Click here to rsvp for New Adjunct Faculty Orientation by Wednesday, Aug. 16.


  15. Advising Student Organizations

    This meeting is for ANY student organization advisor, new or returning. Discussion will center on updated Elon policies and procedures for student organizations and how you can help your leaders traverse the system. Additional information will be provided on how to be an effective advisor and student motivator, how to naviagate PhoenixCONNECT, and on services for your student organization. Join representatives from the Center for Leadership, Student Involvement, and the SGA for important updates. 

    Intended Audience: Directed to any faculty advisors, but open to all members of Elon University 


  16. Presentation of Elon Medallions

    Recipients of the Elon Medallion, the university’s highest honor, will be announced and faculty members accepting named professorships will be recognized at a gathering in Alumni Gym at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University


  17. Black Faculty and Staff Reception

    The Black Faculty and Staff reception seeks to welcome new employees and reconnect with current colleagues within the Elon University community. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


  18. Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Reception

    The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education invites you to the Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Reception.  This reception is an opportunity for Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff to welcome new members to the Elon community, network, and build social support.


  19. LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff Reception

    Annual social that brings Elon's LGBTQIA & Ally faculty and staff together to chat, laugh, and connect. All are welcome. Free beverage ticket & refreshments provided. Sponsered by Elon's LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group. 


  20. (Re) Discovering Elon Fair

    Faculty and staff from the campus programs and resources listed below will be available to talk about their programs/offices and the opportunities/support they provide. 

    Individuals from the following offices and programs will be available to discuss their programs and answer your questions. Light refreshments provided.


  21. Honors Thesis New Mentor Meeting

    This meeting is required for any faculty member who will be mentoring an Honors Fellow for the first time, and is encouraged for all Honors mentors. The session provides an overview of expectations of the Honors Program.

    Intended Audience: Specifically new mentors of Honors Fellows, but all Honors mentors are invited.


  22. Faculty and Staff Leaders of Short-term Study Abroad and Study USA Courses

    This workshop is required of faculty and staff who will be leading a group off-campus in 2017-18, whether abroad or domestically. We will have guest speakers offer strategies on how to build responsible student behavior into your curriculum as well as reflection activities. Please direct any questions to Mark Dalhouse.

    Intended Audience: Faculty and staff teaching short-term study abroad and Study USA courses 2017-18.  


  23. Student Health Behaviors: Response and Referral Resources

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, academic performance and student health are inextricably linked. Learn techniques for supporting student health and responding to indicators of unhealthy behaviors. Get updated information on university resources for individual response and referrals. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that about a quarter of college students experience difficulty with academics due to alcohol use. Other health topics impacting academic performance include sleep, stress, nutrition, sexuality and relationships.

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of the Elon University Community


  24. Elon 101 New and Returning Faculty Workshop

    Join your Elon 101 colleagues as we learn about new program initatives, resources, and updates for fall 2017. Orientation schedule review will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. and end at 10:35 a.m. For the remaining time, Brandy Propst and Becky Olive-Taylor will facilitate discussions regarding Elon 101 program identity and required course elements. Announcements will be kept to a bare minimum. Please note that lunch is no longer provided.

    Intended Audience: Directed to those teaching Elon 101 in the fall.


  25. Using the Common Reading, Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennie Capo Crucet

    This session wil be useful for anyone interested in teaching with "Making Your Home Among Strangers" or communicating with students about the book. Come share ideas or find inspiration in your colleagues. Instructors of COR 110, ENG 110, Elon 101, MTH 110, and other first-year courses are especially encouraged to attend.

    Lunch will be provided for faculty and staff members who RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 18. Click here to RSVP.

    Intended Audience: Designed for all faculty and staff working with first-year students, but open to all members of Elon University


  26. Nuts and Bolts of Student Employment

    The goal of this workshop is to provide understanding of the student employment process to include recruiting, job posting, screening candidates, work agreements, payroll, orientation, onboarding, evaluations and termination. If you have any questions you would like answered about student employment, please email questions ahead of time to Nancy Carpenter ncarpenter4@elon.edu, by Aug. 16 for inclusion in the discussion. 

    Please preregister on the Office of Leadership and Professional Development website at www.elon.edu/olpd


  27. New Faculty Orientation

    New faculty will meet with the president, the provost and with experienced Elon faculty to learn more about teaching and thriving at Elon and to prepare for the start of the academic year. The new faculty orientation program is facilitated by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning; more details are online at www.elon.edu/newfaculty.

    Intended Audience: All full-time faculty who are new to Elon this academic year.

    To reserve a lunch for the new faculty orientation session, register here for New Faculty Orientation to provide your name, academic department, and to indicate if you have any dietary restrictions. RSVP by Aug. 15, or as soon as possible.


  28. STS 110 Meeting

    This meeting is for those who may teach STS 110 in fall, winter, or spring. While the session will be primarily geared to the needs of new instructors and adjuncts, continuing instructors are welcome to attend.

    Intended Audience: Geared to faculty who will teach STS 110 in 2017-18, but open to all members of Elon University


  29. Meeting of ENG 110 Faculty

    This meeting is for all faculty who will be teaching ENG 110 Writing: Argument and Inquiry during the 2017-18 academic year.

    Intended Audience: Faculty teaching ENG 110


  30. Department Chairs meet with the Dean

    Elon College, the College of Arts and SciencesLindner 206
    School of CommunicationsSchar 108A
    School of BusinessKOBC 100
    School of EducationMooney 102C

    Intended Audience: Department Chairs and Associate Chairs

  31. COR Capstone Seminar Organizational Meeting

    The faculty of COR interdisciplinary capstone seminars will participate in an organizational meeting, including conversation about different capstone projects being used and other pedagogies for integrating learning.  

    Intended Audience: All faculty teaching COR capstone seminars during 2017-18 (and others who would like to attend).


  32. Preparing for Sessions on "The Responsibilities of Engaged Learning/First Class"

    On Monday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., first-year and transfer students will meet in small groups with a faculty member to talk about their academic responsibilities for learning at Elon. This session will allow faculty to discuss the event and to share ideas.

    Intended Audience: Faculty who will be leading Engaged Learning Sessions, especially those leading for the first time


  33. Academic Council Standing Committee Chairs Meeting

    Chairs of 2017-18 Standing Committees will meet with Council Chair Philip Motley and Chair-Elect Prudence Layne to discuss the chair's roles and duties. Standing Committee Chairs are identified in the section of this Website titled “Directory”.

    Intended Audience: Open to chairs of 2017-18 Standing Committees


  34. Reception for New Faculty and Staff

    President and Mrs. Lambert will welcome new faculty and staff at a recpetion in the Snow Family Grand Atrium.

    Intended Audience: Open to all new faculty and staff (nametags with green or blue dots) at Elon University. This invitation is also extended to spouses or guests. An e-mail invitation to this event (asking for an RSVP) will be sent from the Office of the President to those new faculty and staff who are invited.


  35. Community Partial Eclipse Break

    Community members will pick up glasses at the community picnic suitable for viewing the partial eclipse.

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University


  36. The President’s Address

    President gives opening address to mark the official opening of school.

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University


  37. Community Picnic

    Picnic will begin on the patio of Lakeside Dining. Seating options include the first floor of Lakeside and McKinnon.

    This picnic allows all members of the Elon Community to gather for food and conversation.

    Intended Audience: Open to all members of Elon University


  38. Professor co-edits book on becoming critical teacher educators

    Assistant Professor of Education Julie Ellison Justice worked with F. Blake Tenore, teaching faculty and coordinator of English education at Florida State University on “Becoming Critical Teacher Educators: Narratives of Disruption, Possibility, and Praxis.”