Linfield College

Academic Affairs Weekly


Volume 5, Issue 8 – October 3, 2017


Growing the Future: Comprehensive Enrollment Planning

While we are only in the first few months of this new academic year, you have already heard much about the Comprehensive Enrollment Planning (CEP) process. Driven by the framework outlined in the Strategic Plan addendum and our practical enrollment concerns, we began the conversation this summer facilitated by a consultant from Ruffalo Noel Levitt. President Hellie’s August 15 email, his State of the College address, and his subsequent reports to each of the employee groups at their September meetings provided more details.

Goal 1H of the Strategic Plan calls for evaluation and development of new and existing programs to ensure that they fit our mission, are cost-effective, and attract students. As a result, we are generating and evaluating new curricular and co-curricular ideas, as well as ideas connected to marketing and admission. We are also undertaking an evaluation of existing programming, conducted by Dr. Mike Williams from Ruffalo Noel Levitt, who spent a day on campus meeting with faculty and staff.

Priorities continue on two fronts:

  1. Collecting the data needed for the cost analysis of existing programs (Mike Williams’ activities). Academic Affairs is assisting in the data collection, and we continue to consult with the Faculty Planning and Budget Committee (FPBC) on this process.
  2. Generation and review of new ideas. President Hellie’s e-mail announcing the formation of a co-curricular marching band is one example of a good idea that can be implemented quickly, but most ideas will need time for evaluation and formal approval, especially if they are curricular.

Meetings have been scheduled to discuss the CEP process, criteria for programmatic approval, and opportunities to submit ideas.

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

Thoughts, suggestions and feedback can be emailed directly to

CEP is critically important work to the future of Linfield College, and we encourage all faculty and staff to participate.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series

Faculty are invited to register for this year’s Professional Development Series, sponsored by Academic Affairs and Human Resources. In 2017-18, this monthly series focuses on Inclusion, Enrichment, and Engagement. Topics vary from working effectively with co-workers to supporting first generation students.

Please see Gerardo Ochoa’s September 28 email for additional information.

Book Orders and Financial Aid Compliance

Linfield must comply with Federal law in order to receive student financial aid from the Federal government. To do so, ISBN and costs for all materials must be posted prior to student registration. This allows students to purchase or rent new or used textbooks using financial aid dollars. For more information, please refer to the October 2 email from Mary Ann Rodriguez.

All textbook orders for Jan Term and Spring 2018 must be submitted by Sunday, October 15, using the FacultyEnlight online portal.

If you have any questions regarding your book orders, please contact Chad Cottrill at

Revised Copyright Policy

Linfield College is obliged to comply with copyright law, and could be found liable for even an innocent unlicensed use. This could include the use of sources such as photocopies, digital materials, and stock photography.

Please familiarize yourself with copyright law and Linfield’s responsibilities. See Linfield’s copyright policy for detailed information.

Scott Smith Memorial and Scholarship

Thank you to the faculty, students, and staff who attended the memorial for Professor Scott Smith last week. The shared stories and memories continue to remind us how important Scott was to the Linfield community. We have two ways for you to mark and celebrate his memory.

If you were unable to attend, a book is available to sign at the front desk in Academic Affairs. This will be provided to Scott’s family later this month, so please make time to leave a message.

At the memorial, President Hellie announced details of the Scott B. Smith Award Fund. We share the introduction of the award:

“Created by the family of the late professor Scott B. Smith and funded by hundreds of people who were influenced by him and who mourned his passing, the Scott B. Smith award is given annually to a first-year student in the inquiry seminar program. In honor of Professor Smith’s own curiosity and scholarship, the award will go to the student whose intellect, participation, and achievement most exemplify the process of genuine and passionate intellectual inquiry. A committee of INQS professors will choose the recipient.”

 The award includes a $1,500 stipend at the end of the first year and a second stipend of $1,000 if the recipient studies abroad while at Linfield.

If you wish to make a contribution please contact Institutional Advancement at x2496.

Department Chair Deadlines

Submit Student Professional Travel requests
Please refer to the September 11 email from Jackson Miller.
Department Chairs submit requests to
Due Friday, October 6

Important Deadlines

2016-17 Fiscal Year Closing on WebAdvisor
See September 19 issue for details. 

Submit IRB Applications requiring full review
Submit applications via email to Tanya Tompkins at
Due Thursday, October 5

2018 Jan Term/ Spring Course Schedules Published
Friday, October 13

Upcoming Events

First-Year Faculty Lunch: Meet Second- and Third-Year Faculty
Friday, October 6
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW

Fall Break
McMinnville and Portland: no classes held
Monday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 10

Frederick Douglass Forum
A Conversation about Equality & Speech
Featuring Cheryl Harris and Jonathan Rauch
Thursday, October 12
4:30 in Ice Auditorium

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series
“Having Difficult Conversations with Co-Workers”
Friday, October 13
Two identical sessions offered; only sign up for one.
Session 1: 8:00–11:30 a.m. in Riley 201
Session 2: 1:00–4:30 p.m. in Riley 201

Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch
"The Nuts and Bolts of Planning, Proposing and Teaching a Jan Term Course”
Presented by Kaarina Beam and Shaik Ismail
Friday, October 13
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
RSVP here

Faculty Assembly
Monday, October 16
4:00 p.m. in Riley 201/ videoconference to Peterson Hall Conference Room in Portland

PLACE events
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