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Advising Student Organizations

July 25, 2017

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 


New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

July 25, 2017

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.


Tour of Loy Farm

July 25, 2017

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.


Meeting of School-and Division-Based Curriculum Committee Chairs

July 25, 2017

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.


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

July 25, 2017

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.


Department Chair Workshop 

July 25, 2017

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 ( 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.


Residential Campus Neighborhood Planning 

July 25, 2017

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.


The Center for Writing Excellence: Best Practices in Writing Instruction

July 25, 2017

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



Faculty Standing Committee Meetings (Session 2)   

July 25, 2017

Committee Chair Meeting Location
Admissions Committee Jen Guy Metcalf Alamance 207 
Athletics Chris Harris  Alamance 218
Core Curriculum Council  Danny Lainer  Global Commons 200
Curriculum Committee  Crista Arangala Linder 206
Faculty Research and Development Diane Duffy  Alamance 101
Promotions and Tenure Ben Evans  Belk Pavilion 201
Student Life Committee Kate Upton Alamance 204

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