Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

TU-1  COR (GST) Capstone Seminar  Organizational Meeting

Global Commons Bldg. 200


8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

TU-2  MTH 110 Workshop

Duke 202


8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
TU-3  Department Chairs meet with the Dean

Consult description for meetings and locations


9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
TU-4  Generations in the Workplace 

(Pre-registration at www.elon.edu/olpd)

Oaks 212


10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

TU-5  New Faculty Orientation

 (Requires RSVP through the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning - see description for more information)

 Belk Pavilion 208


10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon

TU-6 Elon 101 New and Returning Faculty Workshop

McKinnon, Moseley Center


12:00 noon–1:15 p.m.

TU-7  Using the Common Reading, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Click here to RSVP for a lunch. Please RSVP by August 14.

McKinnon, Moseley Center


1:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

TU-8 Faculty and Staff Leaders of Short-term Study Abroad and Study USA Courses

Global Commons Media Room 103


1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

TU-9 Student Health Behaviors: Response and Referral Resources

Lindner 206


2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
TU-10 Resource and Opportunity Fair

Great Hall, Global Commons


4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

TU-11 Honors Thesis New Mentor Meeting

Lindner 204


TU-1. COR (GST) Capstone Seminar Organizational Meeting (Jeffrey Coker, Coordinator) (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Location: Global Commons Bldg. 200

The faculty of COR (GST) 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 (GST) capstone seminars during 2014-15 (and others who would like to attend).

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TU-2. MTH 110 Workshop (Skip Allis, Coordinator) (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Location: Duke 202

This workshop is for those who may teach MTH 110 in fall or spring. While the session will be primarily geared to the needs of new instructors and adjuncts, continuing instructors are welcome to attend. Ideas for first day activities in MTH 110 will be provided.

Intended Audience: Geared to faculty who will teach MTH 110 in 2014-15, but open to all members of Elon University

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TU-3. Department Chairs meet with the Dean (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Elon College Lindner 206
School of Communications McEwen 101 D
School of Business Please consult with your Dean
School of Education Please consult with your Dean
School of Health Sciences Please consult with your Dean

Intended Audience: Department Chairs and Associate Chairs

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TU-4. Generations in the Workplace  (9:00 a.m. – 10:30  a.m.)

Sponsored by  the Office of Leadership & Professional Development. 

Location: Oaks 212

Stephanie Kelber, Consultant in Training and Organizational Development at NC State University will assist attendees in learning more about the work styles of the different generations.  This will include examining the values/work ethic, the workplace attributes, and the workplace struggles of the different generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z). 

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

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TU-5. New Faculty Orientation (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) (See below for RSVP information)

Location: Belk Pavilion 208

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, email Laura St. Cyr at lstcyr@elon.edu to provide your name, academic department and  to indicate if you have any dietary restrictions. RSVP by Tuesday, August 12, or as soon as possible.

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TU-6.   Elon 101 New and Returning Faculty Workshop (Jason Springer, Elon 101 Director)
(10:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

Location: McKinnon, Moseley Center

Join your  Elon 101 colleagues as we learn about new program initiatives and discuss the future of Elon 101.  

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

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TU-7. Using the Common Reading, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer   

(12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.)                 

Location: McKinnon, Moseley Center

This session wil be useful for anyone interested in teaching with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind or communicating with students about the book.  Come share ideas or find inspiration in those of your colleagues.  Instructors of COR (GST) 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, August 14.  

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

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TU-8. Faculty and Staff Leaders of Short-term Study Abroad and Study USA Courses   (1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Location: Global Commons Media Room 103

This workshop is required of faculty and staff who will be leading a group off-campus in 2014-15, whether abroad or domestically.  We will introduce a new Moodle site to support these programs and program leaders.  Please direct any questions to Woody Pelton.

Intended Audience: Faculty and staff teaching short-term study abroad and study USA courses 2014-15.  

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TU-9. Student Health Behaviors: Response and Referral Resources (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Location: Lindner 206

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

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TU-10. Resource and Opportunity Fair (2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Location: Great Hall, Global Commons

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.

Academic Support and Advising

Auxiliary Services

(Book store/print services/dining services)

Belk Library Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Center for Leadership College Writing Program
Community Partnerships Faculty Ombudsperson
Gender & LGBTQ Center Elon Core Curriculum
Health Promotion, Substance Education, & Community Well-being Human Resources
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center Kernodle Center for Service Learning
Multicultural Center Partners in Prevention/Health Promotion
Sponsored Programs & University Advancement Student Professional Development Center
Student Undergraduate Research Program Sustainability Faculty Scholars Program
Teaching & Learning Technologies Women's & Gender Studies
Writing Center & Writing Across the University Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement

Intended Audience: Open to all interested faculty and staff who teach or advise students.

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TU-11. Honors Thesis New Mentor Meeting (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Location: Lindner 204

This meeting is required for any faculty member who will be serving as a new mentor to an Honors Fellow working on an Honors thesis this year and is encouraged for all Honors mentors. The session provides an overview of expectations for both students and faculty members and includes information about the thesis, Honors program requirements, compensation, and more. New this year will be the discussion of HNR 498 syllabi, with examples shared by seasoned mentors.

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

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