Linfield College

Academic Affairs Weekly



Volume 5, Issue 14 – November 14, 2017

We will not distribute Academic Affairs Weekly next week due to Thanksgiving Break. The next issue will be emailed on Tuesday, November 28.

Comprehensive Enrollment Planning: Ideas Survey

The Comprehensive Enrollment Planning (CEP) webpage is up and running, and includes the total list of ideas that have been submitted, templates, and information from the open meetings in October.

We have circulated a survey to Faculty Assembly for input and comments, so that faculty can identify the top 10 promising programs or ideas. We recommend that faculty read through the list of ideas prior to opening the survey. The survey should be completed by Monday, November 27 at 5:00 p.m.


Additional information about the CEP process can be found in the September 5, October 3, and October 17 Academic Affairs Weeklies. Ideas can always be submitted to

We appreciate all the feedback we have gotten from faculty and staff.

Registration and Retention of Student Advisees

By now, all students should have registered for Jan Term and Spring 2018 courses.

Please take some time to check in with your advisees. Is each advisee registered? Do they feel confident in their course selections? If students aren’t feeling confident and secure, they may avoid making plans or registering. This can indicate a desire to withdraw.

If an advisee did not get the courses they want or need, suggest they waitlist for the course and help them register for reasonable "backup plan" courses. If your student advisee expresses frustration about course choices, help them to keep an open mind and explore a new subject that satisfies a Linfield Curriculum requirement. Please contact Academic Advising for recommended Jan Term courses.

Academic Advising will contact students who haven’t fully registered this week, along with their faculty advisors. If you have an advisee who has not yet registered (and isn't graduating, migrating to the Portland campus or studying abroad next semester), please dig a little deeper and offer assistance.

Any faculty or students with questions can contact Academic Advising at or stop by Melrose 010.

Help Students in Linfield Curriculum Courses

The Course Catalog states that students must upload this semester's exemplars to Taskstream no later than Friday, December 15.

If you teach an LC course, please take a few minutes of class time to tell your students which assignment/exemplar might best address the LC requirement. Your syllabus should include information about the LC, including which of the LC learning outcomes it addresses; if it doesn’t, please provide it to your students.

The question students must answer in Taskstream is: "Please describe how your exemplars provide evidence of meeting the learning outcomes selected above for (specific LC). Clearly explain which learning outcomes are associated with each exemplar." Students may need some guidance in answering this question.

Students can access Taskstream via a Blackboard course. You can refer students to the Taskstream webpage for additional information and assistance. Faculty can contact Martha VanCleave at with any questions.

Colloquium Thank You

Colloquium 2017 came to a close last night. Thank you to all the faculty members involved in Colloquium: you made a big difference in the lives of students and their experience transitioning to Linfield.

Dr. Heather Oesterreich was named Outstanding Colloquium Faculty Advisor.  Sara Heine was named Outstanding Colloquium Peer Advisor. These awards are based on student nominations.

Recruitment for Colloquium 2018 Faculty & Peer Advisors will begin soon. Please consider joining the Colloquium community and deepen your involvement in Linfield’s First-Year Experience! Contact Ellen Crabtree at

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship offers approximately 80 awards of up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be either:

1) college sophomores or juniors with outstanding potential who are studying the environment and related fields; or

2) current sophomores or juniors who are Native American or Alaska Native with outstanding potential and who are studying fields related to health care or tribal policy.

The campus deadline to be considered a Linfield nominee is March 1, 2018. Please encourage students who meet these criteria to contact Competitive Scholarships Advisor Tom Mertes at

Please Remind Students…

Registration for January and Spring 2018
OCE: begins Monday, November 13 

Last day to complete incomplete courses from Spring/Summer 2017
TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 15 

Department Chair Deadlines

2018-19 “Basic” Load Sheets
Department Chairs are encouraged to schedule time with Jackson Miller or Amy Scholer for help or questions.
Due Friday, November 17 

2018-19 Budgets
Please refer to October 30 email from Susan Agre-Kippenhan.
Critical: due Monday, November 27
Initiatives: due Monday, December 4

Important Deadlines

Files of candidates for promotion and tenure close to everyone except the candidate
Wednesday, November 15 

Files of candidates for promotion and tenure close to candidates
Friday, December 1 

Upcoming Events

Faculty Reading
Poetry by José Angel Araguz, Associate Professor of Creative Writing
Tuesday, November 14
3:00 p.m. in Linfield Gallery

Faculty Lecture Series
“The Lur of Prillar Guri”
Presented by Joan Haaland Paddock, Professor of Music
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall 

Promotion and Tenure Drop-In Times
Thursday, November 16
3:00-5:00 p.m. in Taylor 202

Wednesday, November 29
3:00-5:00 p.m. in Taylor 202

Stephen Bricher will email candidates to arrange meetings.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series
“First Generation on Campus”
Led by Esperance Ibuka, Hilda Escalera Gonzalez and Gerardo Ochoa
Thursday, November 16
12:00–1:30 p.m. in Riley 201 

Thanksgiving Break
No classes in session
Monday, November 20 – Friday, November 24 

Division Meetings
Monday, November 27
4:00 p.m.
Locations will be announced by each division chair.

McMenamin’s History Pub
“Standing Up to Power: Oregon’s Mark Hatfield and President Richard Nixon”
Presented by Kevin Curry
Monday, November 17
5:30 p.m. doors open/ 6:30 p.m. in Mattie’s Room, Hotel Oregon

PLACE Events
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