Linfield College

Academic Affairs Weekly



Volume 5, Issue 10 – October 17, 2017


We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have accepted invitations to serve as Standard Leaders for Linfield’s seven-year self-study report on the five Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities standards: Laura Brener, Charlotte Goddard, Michael Hampton, Susan Hopp, Michael Huntsberger, Shaik Ismail, Jeff Mackay, Tom Mertes, Jen Nordstrom, and Susan Barnes Whyte. The five standards are: Mission and Core Themes, Resources and Capacity, Planning and Implementation, Effectiveness and Improvement, and Mission Fulfillment, Adaptation, and Sustainability.

Susan Agre-Kippenhan and Jackson Miller are grateful to all of these individuals for their willingness to serve. Invitations for additional Standard Leaders are forthcoming. Once we have a complete slate of Standard Leaders, they will contact others to participate in the self-study.

Comprehensive Enrollment Planning

Comprehensive Enrollment Planning (CEP) is proceeding along two fronts: generation and review/analysis of new ideas, and data collection for cost analysis of existing programs.

Please refer to the October 3 and October 10 Academic Affairs Weekly. CEP Open Meetings are listed in Upcoming Events (below).

Consultant Mike Williams was on campus on September 13 for introductory meetings regarding cost analysis for existing programs. Mike will return to campus on Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2 to review his analysis with each academic department. Department Chairs have been asked to meet with Mike in “affinity”/Division groups of three, to allow sufficient time for in-depth discussions. The reservation link is provided in Department Chair Deadlines (below).

Advising and Registration

As you all know, priority registration for 2018 Jan Term and Spring classes begins soon, and the schedules are posted in WebAdvisor.

Portland: Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3
McMinnville: Monday, November 6 - Thursday, November 9
OCE: begins Monday, November 13 (priority registration ends Friday, November 17)

In McMinnville, faculty advisors are encouraged to have their advisees prepare for advising appointments using these guidelines.

Portland faculty are reminded that Mindy Cowan in Enrollment Services works with nursing students to identify and plan for the completion of remaining graduation requirements.

Visiting Artist Antonio Martorell

Antonio Martorell will spend three weeks at Linfield for an artist residency. Martorell is Puerto Rico’s most well-known and beloved artist living today.  Although he has exhibited internationally for more than fifty years, his exhibit in the Linfield Gallery will be the first time he has shown in the Pacific Northwest. Martorell and curatorial assistant Humberto Figueroa have produced the art installation Rain/Lluvia, a new body of work. 

Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 18
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Linfield Gallery

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series
“Hurricanes, Art, & Puerto Rican Politics: A Conversation with Antonio Martorell”
Tuesday, October 24
12:00–1:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, Withnell Commons

Artist Talk
“Communication, Communion, and Confrontation in Puerto Rican Art”
Wednesday, October 25
7:00 p.m. in Ice Auditorium

Martorell will also visit numerous classes offered by the departments of Art, Global Languages and Cultural Studies, Philosophy and PLACE.

Departmental Review of AP/IB/CLEP

Faculty and staff have been working on updates to Linfield’s Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit policies. Our goals are to honor the work that students have done, and to bring Linfield into alignment with other institutions to enroll strong students. Students who participate in AP or IB curricula persist at higher rates and average higher GPA’s upon graduation from Linfield.

College policy was updated at the May 2017 Faculty Assembly, and can be found on pages 14-15 of the College Catalog.

Many institutions permit AP and IB credits to count as course equivalents or towards general education requirements. Currently, these credits typically count only as elective credit at Linfield. We are at the point when departments must make hard decisions regarding AP, IB, and CLEP course equivalencies.

Charlotte Goddard and Dawn Nowacki have compiled information and will present an overview of the review process at the Monday, October 23 Department Chairs meeting. Detailed information will be provided at the following workshop:

AP/ IB/ CLEP Equivalency Workshop
Monday, October 30
4:00 p.m. in T.J. Day 222
Please RSVP to Meridith Symons at
RSVP required as Charlotte must provide OneDrive access to each attendee.

Department Chairs should plan to attend. If this is impossible, please send a representative from your department.

If questions persist following these two presentations, Charlotte is available to attend department meetings for additional support.

CoursEval Custom Questions

Following our successful spring pilot, faculty can include custom course evaluation questions beginning this fall. These custom questions will be added to the standard 25 course evaluation questions that are asked for all courses, and a total of 3-5 custom questions is recommended. Questions can focus on specific course assignments, readings, and activities, and they have the potential to provide faculty with more detailed feedback on their classes.

Submit custom course questions, including department chair approval, to Amy Scholer at by Friday, November 10.

Please Remind Students…

Pre-Nursing Advising Information Sessions
Pre-nursing students should attend one of these advising sessions prior to registration. 

Thursday, October 26
11:00 am – 12:00 p.m. in TJ Day 219

Monday, October 30
1:00-2:00 p.m. in Riley 201

Department Chair Deadlines

CEP Cost Analysis Discussions with Mike Williams
Wednesday, November 1—Thursday, November 2
RSVP here: times and locations vary by affinity group

  • Please refer to Susan Agre-Kippenhan’s October 16 email for additional details.
  • Please make every effort to attend with your affinity group (departments from the same division).
  • If you cannot make a time labeled for your division, find a time you can attend.
  • If you are having scheduling difficulties, please contact Meridith Symons as soon as possible.

Important Deadlines

Submit Spring 2016 Faculty Development Grant Post-Grant Reports
Email to
Due Friday, October 20 

Submit Spring 2017 Post-Sabbatical Reports
Email to
Due Friday, October 20

Complete Conflict of Interest Forms
If you received a Conflict of Interest email form, please take a few moments to complete it. 

Upcoming Events

Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch
“Academic Advising”
Presented by Ellen Crabtree and Janet Peterson
Tuesday, October 17
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
RSVP here

Comprehensive Enrollment Planning Sessions
The content shared at these two meetings will be identical: 

  • Tuesday, October 17
    12:15 p.m. in Riley 201/ streamed to Loveridge Hall HSSR
  • Wednesday, October 25
    4:00 p.m. in Riley 201/ streamed to Loveridge Hall HSSR 

Faculty Lecture Series
“From Farmer to Financial Giant: Shibusawa Ei'ichi’s Blend of Confucianism and Capitalism in the Industrialization of Japan”
Presented by John Sagers
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 p.m. in Fred Meyer Lounge, Riley Hall
Livestreamed on Linfield Live!

Pubs & Profs
“Mathematics beyond the Conventional Classroom”
Presented by Chuck Dunn
Wednesday, October 18
6:00 p.m. at Lucky Labrador Hawthorne, 915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

Second-Year Faculty Lunch: Academic Advising
Friday, October 20
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW

Family Weekend
Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Department Chairs’ Meeting
Monday, October 23
3:00 p.m. in Dillin NW

Division Meetings
Monday, October 23
4:00 p.m.
Locations will be announced by each division chair.

Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch
“Promotion and Tenure eFiles”
Presented by Stephen Bricher and Amy Scholer
Friday, October 27
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
RSVP here

Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch
“What Constitutes a Student Organization?
Presented by Susan Hopp
Tuesday, October 31
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
RSVP here

PLACE events
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