Orientation Materials

Orientation for New College Faculty | Friday, August 19, 2016 | Graylyn Conference Center

Handouts:

2016-2017 Handbook for New Faculty Members

Teaching Student Athletics

View the detailed Orientation Agenda »

9:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introduction to the College: Michele Gillespie, Dean of the College

  • The Office of the Dean of the College Website
  • Associate Deans and Support Staff

10:30 a.m.   The Office of Academic Advising, Christy Buchanan, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising

10:45 a.m.   Cultivating your Scholarly Pursuits, Tony Marsh, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity

  • Where to go when you need help around Scholarship and Creative Work
    • Leaves, Fellowships and Funding
    • Tenure and Promotion
    • Support for Professional Development and Success

10:55 a.m.    The Honors and Ethics Process, John Dinan and Barry Maine, Professors, Wake Forest College

11:00 a.m.   Break

11:15 a.m.     Scenarios for Selected University-Wide Support Systems

  • Helping Students Work Towards Academic Success
    • The Teaching & Learning Center – Catherine Ross
    • The Learning Assistance Office and Program – Michael Shuman
    • The Writing Center – Ryan Shirey
    • OPCD – Patrick Sullivan
    • Wake Forest Scholars Office – Tom Phillips
  • Facilitating Students’ Personal-Social Development
    • The Counseling Center – James Raper
    • The Women’s Center – Paige Meltzer
    • LGBTQ Center – Angela Mazaris
    • Magnolia Scholars – Nate French
    • Intercultural Center – Jonathan McElderry

Noon       Welcome from Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, University President

12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. Wake Forest Faculty Experiences (name, department affiliation, and division affiliation)

  • Tiffany Judy – Spanish (Div. 2)
  • Sandeep Mazumder – Economics (Div. 4)
  • Mary Pendergraft – Classics (Div. 1)
  • Pat Dixon – Music (Div. 3)
  • Rian Bowie – English (Div. 2)
  • Wayne Silver – Biology (Div. 5)

2:45 p.m.          Wine and Cheese Reception

2016-2017 Program Websites

2015-2016 Office of the Dean of Wake Forest College Contact Information

Dean:

Michele Gillespie
gillesmk@nullwfu.edu
ext. 4270

Senior Associate Deans:

Christy Buchanan
Academic Advising
buchanan@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5123

José Villalba
Faculty, Evaluation and Inclusivity
villalja@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5840

Associate Deans:

Christa Colyer
Academic Planning
colyercl@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5063

Anthony Marsh
Research, Scholarship and Creativity
marshap@nullwfu.edu
ext. 4687

Thomas Phillips
Associate Dean and Director of the Wake Forest Scholars Program
phillito@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5180

Assistant Deans/Director:

Karen Bennett
Academic Advising
bennekm3@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5647

Rick Matthews
Director, Academics and Instructional Technology
matthews@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5340

Kimberly Wieters
Finance and Administration
wieterks@nullwfu.edu
ext. 4560

2016-2017 Scholar Program

Nate French
Director, Magnolia Scholars
frenchtn@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3107

Tom Phillips
Director, Wake Forest Scholars
phillito@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5180

Liaisons

Brian Thomas Hart
Wake Forest Fellow
hartbt12@nullwfu.edu
ext. 2020

Jane Caldwell
Assoc. Athletic Dir. for Student-Athlete Academic
Services/Assistant to the Dean
caldwejh@nullwfu.edu
ext. 6010

Financial

Kimberly Wieters
Finance and Administration
wieterks@nullwfu.edu
ext. 4560

Seneca Rudd
Director of Finance and Administration
ruddsf@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3711

Advising

Melissa Cumbia
Academic Counselor
cumbiaml@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3101

Shannon McKinney
Academic Counselor
colesr12@nullwfu.edu
336.758.3103

Terrance Polk
Academic Counselor
polkto@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3102

Shane Weimer
Academic Advising Counselor
weimersm@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3104

2016-2017 Support Staff

Carol Benford
Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising
benforca@nullwfu.edu
ext. 2973

Tammy Burke Griffin
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student-Faculty
Academic Initiatives
burketj@nullwfu.edu
ext. 4939

Denise Griggs
Assistant to the Dean of Wake Forest College
griggsd@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3418

Anna Henley
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Planning & Summer School
brownal@nullwfu.edu
ext. 2330

Melanie Hylton
Administrative Assistant
hyltonmn@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5311

Debbie Lafferty
Administrative Secretary, Academic Advising
lafferda@nullwfu.edu
ext. 3320

Karen McCormick
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Evaluation and Inclusivity
mccormk@nullwfu.edu
ext. 5835

Amanda Tingle
Administrative Assistant, Magnolia Scholars
tingleas@nullwfu.edu
ext. 7749

2016-2017 Speaker Contact Information

Helping Students Work Towards their Academic Success
Catherine Ross, Teaching & Learning Center | rossce@nullwfu.edu
Michael Shuman, Learning Assistance Office & Program | shumanmp@nullwfu.edu
Ryan Shirey, Writing Center | shireyrd@nullwfu.edu
Patrick Sullivan, Office of Personal and Career Development | sullivpc@nullwfu.edu
Tom Phillips, Wake Forest Scholars | phillito@nullwfu.edu

Facilitating Students’ Personal-Social Development
James Raper, The Counseling Center | raperjd@nullwfu.edu
Paige Meltzer, The Women’s Center | meltzepl@nullwfu.edu
Angela Mazaris, LGBTQ Center | mazarise@nullwfu.edu
Nate French, Magnolia Scholars | frenchtn@nullwfu.edu
Jonathan McElderry, Intercultural Center | mceldeja@nullwfu.edu

Wake Forest Faculty Experiences
Tiffany Judy, Romance Languages | judyte@nullwfu.edu
Sandeep Mazumder, Economics | mazumds@nullwfu.edu
Mary Pendergraft, Classical Languages | pender@nullwfu.edu
Pat Dixon, Music | dixonpa@nullwfu.edu
Rian Bowie, English | bowiere@nullwfu.edu
Wayne Silver, Biology | silver@nullwfu.edu

Introduction to the Office of Academic Advising

Who we are:

Finding us:
Office of Academic Advising, Reynolda Hall 125
336.758.3320 or 336.758.2973
undergraduateadvising@nullwfu.edu
http://advising.wfu.edu
http://newstudents.wfu.edu

Related resources:

Registrar’s Office, Reynolda 101
http://www.wfu.edu/registrar

Writing Center
http://college.wfu.edu/writingcenter/

Math Center
http://www.math.wfu.edu/mathcenter/

Statement on Academic Writing
http://college.wfu.edu/english/course-information/academic-writing/

Student Life & Judicial
http://services.studentlife.wfu.edu/judicial-affairs/

What we do:

  • Assist with drop/add procedures
  • Early warning system, MIA reports from faculty
  • Misbehaving students, consultations with faculty
  • Sick students, passing on the facts that we know
  • Part-time status, withdrawals, re-admissions, academic probation/suspension
  • Requests for exceptions to academic rules, with Committee on Academic Affairs
  • Talking with parents, we don’t encourage direct communications with faculty
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
  • Midterm grades, please submit!
  • Incompletes, please issue only for medical or similar reasons beyond student control
  • Questions about plagiarism, cheating, academic honor
  • Referrals to judicial authorities
  • Orientation planning, with Committee on Orientation and Lower Division Advising
  • Learning about and helping to register new students
  • Lower Division Advising, recruiting faculty and student (peer) advisers