Linfield College

Academic Affairs Weekly



Volume 5, Issue 20 – February 20, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion Events

There are so many amazing speakers and events on campus this term. Don’t forget to add these to your calendar!

•This Thursday, February 22, Black Student Union Presents…Jane Elliot Speaks at 7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium. Please see the February 6 Academic Affairs Weekly for details.

•Visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow Achy Obejas will be on campus next week, February 26–March 2. Obejas is the Director of the MFA program at Mills College, writer, and translator who will present the following events:

•Monday, February 26: “Queer Writing in the 21st Century” at 4:30 p.m. in Riley 201
•Wednesday, February 28: “Cuba in the 21st Century” at 4:30 p.m. in Riley 201
•Thursday, March 1: Public Reading at 7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium
•Friday, March 2: “Conflict” Public Session at 10:00 a.m. in Riley 201

•From March 5-23, Nicholson Library will exhibit “The Architecture of Internment,” exploring how Oregonians participated in the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II.

•On Wednesday, March 7, we will screen the film “Right of Passage,” a look at the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which offered an unprecedented US government apology to Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during World War II. The event is hosted by directors Janice Tanaka and Nancy Araki at 7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

•Author Reyna Grande will be on campus Thursday, April 26. The novelist will read and speak at a “Readings at the Nick” event at 3:00 p.m. in Austin Reading Room, and will present a community lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

•On Friday, April 27, the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice will present “Why Douglass Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium.” The event will take place in Nicholson Library’s Grand Avenue and features a powerhouse list of speakers.

Please see the Linfield Events Calendar for details on these events.

Board of Trustees Thank You

Thank you to all faculty members who hosted dinners, served as committee liaisons, and participated in last week’s Board of Trustees meetings. It is appreciated!

Faculty Workday

On behalf of the Faculty Executive Committee, all Faculty Assembly members are encouraged to attend this workday to discuss governance and OCE.

Friday, March 9
9:00 a.m. at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge, Forest Grove
Welcoming Hour beginning 8:00 a.m.
RSVP by Friday, March 3 by 4:00 p.m. 

Multicultural Center Resources Needed

We seek to fill the shelves in the Multicultural Center with donations of books, magazines, literature, and games that address diversity and inclusion. This can include, but is not limited to, topics such as identity, gender, social and/or racial justice, and intercultural communication, as well as empowerment, self-advocacy and holistic living.

Those who have items to donate, or who have questions and ideas on how we can better serve our students using the Multicultural Center, should contact Esperance Ibuka at

Competitive Scholarship Day

We would like to thank all faculty members who attended this weekend's Competitive Scholarship events. Many attendees expressed appreciation for the time that Linfield faculty, staff and students took to speak with them about our programs.

Department chairs, please send the names of your three scholarship recipients to Patrick Wilson at by Friday, March 9. These will be mailed to students as they are received by Admission.

We would also appreciate if department chairs or other designated faculty in your department would be willing to call and congratulate their exam winners. Student contact information is available from Admission.

Spring Faculty Development Meetings

Materials for spring faculty development meetings for all pre-tenured faculty and faculty intending to apply for promotion in Fall 2018 have been distributed. If you have not received these materials and intend to apply for promotion and/or tenure next fall, please contact Meridith Symons at

Internal Grant Applications

Applications for Student Faculty Collaborative Research (SFCRG) and Faculty Development (FDG) grants are due on Monday, March 5.

All grant applications should be submitted as a single pdf. If you are requesting a course release that will require an adjunct to cover your course, use the adjunct rate of $920/credit for faculty with a terminal degree.

SFCRG and FDG applications, instructions and checklists can be found on the Internal Faculty Grants webpage.

For questions or more information, please contact your Faculty Development Subcommittee division representative.

Please Remind Students…

Last Day to Add a Class
OCE: Friday, February 23 

Last Day to Drop with No Record
McMinnville/Portland: Friday, February 23
OCE: Friday, March 2 

Department Chair Deadlines

2018FA Tear Sheets
Please mark edits in red ink and submit to John Gallagher in the Registrar’s Office.
Due Monday, February 26 

Important Deadlines

Course proposals for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and January 2019
Please submit through Curriculum Committee website.
Due Tuesday, February 20 

Fall 2018 Colloquium Advisors
Email Ellen Crabtree at if you are interested.
Due Friday, February 23 

Faculty Development Grant Applications
Email application to
Please include all materials as a single file.
Due Monday, March 5 

Student Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Applications
Email application to
Please include all materials as a single file.
Due Monday, March 5 

FEC Chair Nominations
Email nominations to Joe Wilkins, Jake Creviston, Dimitri Kelly, or Janet Peterson.
Due Monday, March 12 

Upcoming Events

Teaching and Learning Support Workshop
“Kaltura: Creating Your First Video for a Course”
Wednesday, February 21
4:00 p.m. in Renshaw Lab

Faculty Lecture Series
“Language, Memory, and Story: Writing Across the Genres”
Presented by Joe Wilkins, Associate Professor of English
Wednesday, February 21
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall 

Linfield BSU Presents: Jane Elliot Speaks
Thursday, February 22
7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium 

McMenamin’s History Pub
“Whaling the Pacific World: An Unprecedented Adventure”
Presented by Lissa Wadewitz
Monday, February 26
6:30 p.m. at Hotel Oregon: Mattie’s Room (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) 

Division Meetings
Monday, February 26
4:00 p.m.

Teaching and Learning Support Workshop
“TurnItIn: Creating and Grading Assignments”
Wednesday, February 28
4:00 p.m. in Renshaw Lab

Pubs & Profs
“The Worth of Water”
Presented by Eric Shuck
Wednesday, February 28
6:00 p.m. at Lucky Labrador, 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland

First Year Faculty Lunch: External Grants
Friday, March 2
12:15 p.m. in Dillin Hall Walnut Room 

PLACE events
We Stand With You
Diversity Events and Programs
Academic Affairs Weekly archives 

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