Healthy Elon Covid-19 Testing

In line with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, students, faculty and staff who have not submitted vaccination documentation must participate in weekly testing. Please see Testing on the Healthy Elon website for more information.

Changes to Staff and Faculty Vaccination and Weekly COVID-19 Testing

All staff and faculty who have not already submitted vaccination documentation are asked to do so immediately. 

Staff and faculty who have not submitted vaccination documentation must complete weekly COVID testing on campus beginning August 16. Look for an upcoming email from Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer Kelli Shuman with more details.

Planning Week Testing Schedule (August 16-19, 2021)

Located in Oaks Neighborhood, McCoy Commons 207; appointments will be required (see email from Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer Kelli Shuman with more details.)

  • Wednesday and Thursday, August 18-19: 9:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Timeline

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. - Faculty Standing Committee Meetings (Session 1)

Location: See details below for specific committee meeting locations. Click Add Event for a complete list of events in 25Live to select your committee’s meeting only.

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

Committee Chair Meeting Location
Academic Standing Ryne Vankrevelen Alamance 304
Academic Technology Chair Vacant Belk Library 102
Global Education Curriculum Committee Jeff Carpenter Global Commons 300
Graduate Council Vickie Moore Alamance 207
Library Committee David Jiang Belk Library 205
Post-Probationary Faculty Development Review Committee Michael Kingston Schar 212
Religious and Spiritual Life Vitaliy Strohush Alamance 204

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9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - New Faculty (full-time) Q&A Session with Human Resources

Location: Moseley, 215

Intended Audience:All new full-time faculty members; NOTE: Previous Elon part-time faculty who are now changing to full-time faculty status should also attend this session.

Representatives from the Office of Human Resources (HR) will host a New Hire Q&A for all new full-time faculty members. During this session, representatives will answer any questions that were not addressed in the online new hire orientation offered by HR. Please access the online orientation prior to the Q&A session. The link to do so will be sent via email to the aforementioned audience on Monday, August 16th. New faculty members who have not completed their new hire paperwork and presented original, unexpired I-9 documents to Human Resources, should bring them to this meeting.

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9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Faculty Standing Committee Meetings (Session 2)

Location: See details below for specific committee meeting locations. Click Add Event for a complete list of events in 25Live to select your committee’s meeting only.

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

Committee Chair Meeting Location
Admissions Committee Jesse Akman Alamance 207
Core Curriculum Council Jessica Gisclair Global Commons 200
Curriculum Committee (University) Jason Kirk Webex
Faculty Research and Development Vacant Alamance 101
Promotions and Tenure Lynn Huber Belk Pavilion 201
Student Life Committee Elizabeth Bailey Alamance 204

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9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Committee on Elon History and Memory

Location: Alamance 213

Intended Audience: Open to all members of the Committee on Elon History and Memory.

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10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Faculty Committee Meetings

Location: See details below for specific committee meeting locations. Click Add Event for a complete list of events in 25Live to select your committee’s meeting only.

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

Committee Chair Meeting Location
Advisory Committee on the First Year Experience Jennifer Platania Alamance 204
Teacher Education Committee Ann Bullock  Mooney 111

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10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Honors Teaching Faculty Meeting

Location: Lindner 207

Intended Audience: All Honors mentors are invited.

This meeting is for faculty members teaching as part of the Honors Program as a follow-up to the 2021 spring teaching workshop.

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10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Phi Beta Kappa Faculty and Staff Meeting

Location: Belk Pavilion 201

Intended Audience: Open to all PBK members at Elon University.

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.

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12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - The Center for Writing Excellence: Plan Your Writing Assignments and Receive Feedback

Location: Belk Pavilion 208

Intended Audience: Teaching faculty who would like time to work on, or get feedback on, their writing assignments.

The goals of this session are to provide faculty with focused and productive time to work on their course writing assignments and to get feedback on the assignments from peers as well as the Writing Across the University Director (Dr. Paula Rosinski) and Writing Center Director (Dr. Julia Bleakney). Whether you have a complete writing assignment drafted or are at the brainstorming stage, all are welcome to attend this session. Please bring drafts and your laptop, as this will be a working session. We will also provide information on the various ways that the CWE supports not only faculty writing pedagogy but faculty writing as well. Lunch will be served, so please RSVP.

RSVP required: Lunch will be served, so please RSVP.

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12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Department Chair Workshop

Location: Moseley, 215

Intended Audience: This workshop is for all new and continuing department chairs, including associate chairs and individuals who will be serving as interim chairs during the 2021-22 academic year.

This workshop will be the first in a series of Department Chair development sessions for 2021-22. This session will include an update on the Academic Council Chairs Task Force recommendations, introduction of a new data dashboard specifically designed for Department Chairs, information/training on waitlisting, and rollout of a new Chair mentoring program. There will also be updates on Chair responsibilities for the new Elon Core Curriculum assessment, the Chair compensation model, and professional development opportunities for Chairs.

RSVP required: Lunch will be provided, so please email Rachel Rogers at rrogers@elon.edu to RSVP.

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12:45 p.m.-1:20 p.m. - Living Learning Community Advisors

Location: McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

Intended Audience: LLC Advisors only.

LLC Advisors will kick start the semester meeting with your LLC Resident Assistant and the Residence Life and Academic-Residential Partnership team. This meeting will discuss 2021 priorities and help you prepare for the first six weeks of the semester.

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1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - Elon College Fellows (ECF) Information Session for College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Location: Lindner 204

Intended Audience: Suitable for new or returning faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences who mentor ECF students, who are interested in becoming mentors, or who want to learn more about this Fellows program and ways to participate.

Join the directors of the Elon College Fellows (ECF) program for an overview of the ECF program, including expectations and information for mentors of the fellows’ multi-year research and creative projects.

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1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Supporting Students in Distress

Location: KOBC 101

Intended Audience: Geared towards faculty, all are welcome.

Faculty often serve on the front line of support for students coping with a range of academic and personal stressors. Join Director of Student Care and Outreach Paul Tongsri and Executive Director of the Koenigsberger Learning Center and Director of Academic Advising Anne Bryan as they discuss the tools faculty need when connecting with students in distress. They will share a simple script for speaking with students about their concerns, how to respond if things escalate, and how to balance the student’s needs with basic classroom fairness standards. They will also share tips for working with a student’s advisor and a range of academic and social support options at Elon.

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1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Residential Campus Neighborhood Planning

Location: McKinnon, Moseley Center

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.

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 2021-2022 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.

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3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Meeting of School- and Division-Based Curriculum Committee Chairs

Location: Webex

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.

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.

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3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Interprofessional Simulation Center Open House

Location: The Francis Center

Intended Audience: All faculty and staff.

Aligned with the Boldly Elon Strategic Plan, the School of Health Sciences will welcome nursing students this fall. Preparation for these new cohorts included establishment of the Department of Nursing and creation of an Interprofessional Simulation Center on the second floor of the Francis Center.
Simulation is the heart of experiential learning and training for healthcare education. Elon now has a state-of-the-art facility including a wide range of diverse medical mannequins, superior recording equipment, multiple rooms mirroring a variety of clinical settings, and a staff of certified healthcare simulation educators.
We welcome you to join us for a tour of our new Interprofessional Simulation Center and invite you to participate in one of our multiple simulation exercises. These exercises are designed to immerse you into simulation pedagogy and highlight the innovative practices that our faculty and staff have designed.

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4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Advising Student Organizations

Locations: McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

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

This meeting is for ANY student organization faculty 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 navigate PhoenixCONNECT, and on services available for your student organization. Join representatives from Student Involvement, the Moseley Center, and SGA for important updates.

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4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Loy Farm Open House

Location: Loy Farm (2635 W Front Street Burlington, NC 27215)

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

The Loy Farm includes a solar farm and the Elon Environmental Center, which includes the responsible design studio, forest classroom and food and farming system operations. Stop by to learn about the sustainability initiatives taking place at Loy Farm. It is located at 2635 W Front Street Burlington, NC 27215, which is a short walk from main campus along the greenway path. Limited parking is also available on site.

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