Linfield College

Academic Affairs Weekly


Volume 5, Issue 1 – August 15, 2017


We hope you are all savoring your summer. As you gear up for the academic year, we have provided a few details to fold into your plans.

As usual, the Weekly will be emailed each Tuesday morning, and we maintain searchable archives. Our upcoming issues will feature new faculty and staff, meeting dates, and deadlines.


Opening Convocation

Department chairs and new faculty, please note that all new tenure-track and visiting faculty will be introduced at Convocation.

Friday, August 25
9:30 a.m. in Wilson Gymnasium

  • Freshmen, transfer students, and families will be in attendance, and it would be appreciated if each department were represented at this event.
  • Faculty robe by 8:40 a.m. in the multipurpose room in the basement of the HHPA Complex. Coffee will be available.
  • This year’s Convocation speaker is Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, the Ronni Lacroute Chair in Shakespeare Studies at Linfield College.

Regalia Reminder

Faculty members who wish to borrow regalia for this year’s Convocation ceremony are encouraged to contact Meridith Symons at Choices are limited and first come, first served. Loaners are not available the day of the event, so please make arrangements to do so as early as possible.

Syllabus Preparation

Syllabus preparation information can be found on the Faculty webpage under “Teaching Support.” You are encouraged to think about including a Diversity and Inclusion statement in your syllabus.

Department chairs, please inform any adjuncts or visitors in your department of these requirements.

All syllabi should be emailed to Meridith Symons at by Friday, September 8.

Important Deadlines

Final Grades Due
Portland graduating students: Friday, August 18, 12:00 p.m.
all other Portland students: Monday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.
OCE: Monday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Employee Recognition Celebration and Ice Cream Social
TODAY, Tuesday, August 15
3:30 p.m. in Dillin Hall (McMinnville) and Peterson Hall (Portland)

Instructional Resources Orientation
New faculty and instructors have received invitations to this event.
Tuesday, August 22
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Renshaw 201 (note: not Riley)

First Day of Classes
McMinnville: Monday, August 28
Portland: Monday, August 28
OCE: Tuesday, September 5

Fall Gathering
Our annual welcome back to campus event includes dinner. Families are invited to attend, and all new employees will be introduced.
Thursday, August 31
5:00-7:00 p.m. in Academic Quad

First Year Faculty Lunch: Welcome to Linfield
Friday, September 1
12:15 p.m. in Dillin Hall Walnut Room

Labor Day Holiday
Monday, September 4
McMinnville:  Classes in session; Staff-only holiday
Portland:  Holiday observed campus-wide
OCE:  Holiday observed campus-wide

Faculty Assembly
Tenure-track and visiting faculty will be introduced.
Monday, September 11
4:00 p.m. in Riley 201

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