Faculty Workshops

Hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs

Lunch is provided at all faculty workshops. Faculty may attend all or part of the three-day workshop scheduled for June 5, 6 and 7.

Inquiry Seminar Workshop

Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day in Nicholson Library Conference Room
RSVP to David Sumner at dsumner@linfield.edu

The summer writing workshop will specifically focus on teaching the Inquiry Seminar, but will also address academic writing more generally.

Who should take the workshop?

  • Those scheduled to teach an Inquiry Seminar for the first time.
  • Those who are considering teaching an Inquiry Seminar.
  • Those who have taken the workshop, but would like a refresher.
  • Those who are interested in a theoretical and practical grounding in the teaching of academic writing.

 There is a $800 stipend for first-timers and a $300 stipend for repeaters (no limit on repeats). Space is limited.


Integrating Sustainability Across the Linfield Curriculum

Monday, June 5
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library
Facilitated by Duncan Reid

This interactive workshop will provide a space for faculty to brainstorm and further explore methods to more effectively incorporate sustainability across the broader Linfield curriculum. Focus on whole curriculum integration and the formation of a sustainability faculty fellowship program to guide the process during the 2017-18 school year.

Professional Writing

Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library


Write a research grant, a manuscript, a grant application and/or your promotion and tenure file. Work independently or in a self-selected small group. Personnel Committee Chair Stephen Bricher will be available to read Promotion & Tenure draft documents.


Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Wednesday, June 7
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Nicholson Library
Facilitated by Anne Gillies, Oregon State University

Learn the strategies and practices of the search advocate program, a nationally recognized program to enhance equity, validity, and diversity in faculty search and selection. Topics include current research, theory, and practical strategies that help search committees understand the mechanisms of implicit bias, test their thinking and assumptions during the search, address complex process concerns, improve search validity and equity, understand/promote diversity, mitigate conflicts of interest, and anticipate/address a variety of other potential bias risks.

Facilitator Anne Gillies has directed Oregon State University's Search Advocate program since its inception in 2008. With over 30 years of higher education experience, Anne has worked with equity, inclusion, and diversity in faculty recruitment and selection at Oregon State since 1996. Guided by her life-long commitment she has worked in Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity and Access.