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:  The chair of the new faculty member's department or program can answer day-to-day questions and offer guidance for course planning, finding resources, helping students, and managing work.  Department colleagues can also be helpful sources of information on how things work at Lawrence.

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 2017

Tue Aug 29 New Faculty Orientation with lunch (8:15-3:30, Esch-Hurvis Room); Dinner at the Provost's House (5:30-7:30, 228 N. Park)
Wed Aug 30 Lunch for New Tenure-Track Faculty (12:00-1:00, Schumann Room); New Faculty Orientation (1:15-3:30, Mudd Library)
Tue Sep 5 Faculty Meet and Greet with dessert bar (4:30-5:30, Wriston Art Center)
Fri Oct 6 New Faculty Lunch for tenure-track faculty (11:10-12:20, Schumann Dining Room)
Wed Oct 25 New Faculty Lunch on academic accommodations (11:10-12:20, Parrish/Perille Dining Room)
Fri Nov 3 New Faculty Lunch on the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)  (11:10-12:20, Schumann Dining Room)
Fri Nov 10-
Sun Nov 12
New Faculty Weekend at Björklunden, with families (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Winter 2018

Tue Jan 16 New Faculty Lunch on university governance (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Tue Feb 6 New Faculty Lunch on healthy balance (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)
Tue Feb 20 New Faculty Lunch on student transitions, support, and persistence with Paris Wicker, Associate Dean of Students and CORE leader (11:10-12:20, Arthur Vining Davis Room)

Spring 2018

Wed Apr 11 New Faculty Lunch - Spring check-in  (11:10-12:20, Schumann Dining Room)
Wed May 2 New Faculty Lunch on tutorials and independent study  (11:10-12:20, Schumann Dining Room)
Wed May 16 New Faculty Lunch on advising (tenure-track only) (11:10-12:20, Schumann Dining Room)

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