To help new faculty find mentoring for different aspects of academic life, Lawrence offers the following opportunities.

New Faculty Orientation: A day and a half of activities prior to the start of Welcome Week.  New faculty will get acquainted and learn about the university; expectations for teaching, scholarship or creative activity, and service; and resources for faculty and students.

New Faculty Lunches: Two to three lunches per term provide the opportunity to talk with peers and learn about specific topics of interest from experienced faculty and staff at the university.

New Faculty Weekend at Björklunden:  An opportunity for new faculty and their families to experience Lawrence's northern campus in scenic Door County, with time for faculty to discuss their adjustment to Lawrence and plans for the rest of the academic year.

Department Chairs & Colleagues:  The chair and colleagues within the new faculty member's department or program answer day-to-day questions and offer guidance for course planning, finding resources, helping students, and managing work.

Faculty Guides:  Through biweekly conversations, a faculty guide from outside the department helps each new faculty member set goals for teaching, scholarship or creative activity, and healthy balance, and take steps toward personal and professional success.

Peers:  Some new faculty set up their own informal groups to support research and writing, helping to sustain the activities not driven by the daily schedule of classes and meetings.

Fall 2016

Th Sep 8 New Faculty Orientation with lunch (8:15-3:30, Esch-Hurvis Room); Dinner at the Provost's House (5:30-7:30)
Fr Sep 9 New Faculty Orientation (9:00-11:45, Mudd Library); Lunch for New Tenure-Line Faculty (12:00-1:00, Schumann Room)
Tu Sep 13 Meet and Greet the faculty and staff, with dessert bar (12:30-2:00, Somerset Room)
Tu Sep 27 New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) (11:10-12:20, Perille Dining Room)
Th Sep 29 New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) (11:10-12:20, Runkel Room)
Th Oct 6 2nd Year Faculty Lunch (11:10-12:20, Runkel Room)
Tu Oct 18 New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) with staff from the Center for Academic Success (11:10-12:20, Runkel Room)
Tu Oct 25 New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) with staff from the Center for Academic Success (11:10-12:20, Runkel Room)
Fr Nov 11-
Su Nov 13
New Faculty Weekend at Björklunden, with families (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

 

Winter 2017

Tu Jan 10 New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) with faculty from GRAMS, a research support group (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Th Jan 12 New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) with faculty from GRAMS, a research support group (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Tu Feb 7 New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) with Paris Wicker, Associate Dean of Students and CORE leader (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Tu Feb 14 New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) with Erin Buenzli, Director of Wellness & Recreation (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Th Feb 16 2nd Year Faculty Lunch with Paul Cohen and Cathy Kautsky, Faculty Advancement Resource Persons (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Tu Feb 28 New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) with Curt Lauderdale, Dean of Students (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Th Mar 2 New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) with Curt Lauderdale, Dean of Students? (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)

 

Spring 2017

? New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) to be scheduled (11:10-12:20, room TBD)
? New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) to be scheduled (11:10-12:20, room TBD)
? 2nd Year Faculty Lunch to be scheduled (11:10-12:20, room TBD)
? New Faculty Lunch (tenure-line faculty) to be scheduled (11:10-12:20, room TBD)
? New Faculty Lunch (adjunct faculty) to be scheduled (11:10-12:20, room TBD)

 

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