Some of your advisees might have received Academic Alerts last week. Academic Alerts are intended to galvanize a student’s academic team, and this is why notifications about Academic Alerts are sent to the student, the faculty advisor, and Academic Advising.
Follow-up from faculty advisors is a crucial part of this process, so if your advisee has received an Academic Alert please contact them to set up a meeting. With timely information provided by an academic alert and guidance from academic advisors, students can make an informed decision to adjust their approach to the course or withdraw from the course by the Friday, November 3 deadline.
Finally, if you have not already submitted Academic Alerts to students currently earning less than a “C” in your courses, please do so immediately. Refer to last week’s Academic Affairs Weekly for details.
Please be aware that withdrawing from one or more courses can be an early signal for students who are planning to leave Linfield—especially first year students. Students who drop classes and don’t meet the minimum number of credits to maintain full-time status (12 credits) are retained at much lower rates.
Ask questions of students and advisees who withdraw from classes: are they overwhelmed, or not challenged enough? Do they need tutoring? Are they receiving appropriate advising?
If you are aware of a student who is struggling, please refer them to Ellen Crabtree or Amy Thomson in Academic Advising, Melrose 010.
Faculty Representatives of the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) will be hosting Diversity and Inclusion Forums by division. In preparation for the monthly forums, faculty are asked to take a few minutes to complete a survey to share their thoughts about relevant discussion topics. The survey is anonymous, but responses will be processed both in a composite, and by divisions. They will help guide discussions and forums in the upcoming year. You may complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DJK59Z. Questions may be submitted to the DAC co-chairs Dawn Graff-Haight or Gerardo Ochoa.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to a full-time junior-level applicant at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2017-2018 academic year. Criteria for selecting Truman Scholars include:
The campus deadline for applications is Monday, January 22, 2018.
Please encourage students who meet these criteria to contact Competitive Scholarships Advisor Tom Mertes at email@example.com.
Last Friday we hosted the 2017 MEChA Statewide Leadership Institute attended by roughly 175 students representing 20 Oregon high schools. This is one of the ways in which we showcase the College to prospective students. Linfield is thrilled that we will host this event for another two years. We are especially grateful to those of you who provided assistance throughout the day. Your support is much appreciated.
Our second Explore Linfield event is scheduled for Friday, November 10. If a prospective student expresses interest in having lunch with faculty in a particular discipline, the department chair has been contacted by the Office of Admission. We hope that this new model will make the best use of your time with students.
Last day to drop a course with a W
Portland: Friday, November 3
McMinnville: Friday, November 3
OCE: Friday, November 10
Jan Term and Spring Registration
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)
CEP Cost Analysis Discussions with Mike Williams
Wednesday, November 1—Thursday, November 2
Please refer to the October 31 email from Meridith Symons for times.
All meetings take place in the President’s Dining Room, Dillin Hall.
2018-19 “Basic” Load Sheets
Department Chairs are encouraged to schedule time with Jackson Miller or Amy Scholer for help or questions. We’ll come to you!
Due Friday, November 17
Please refer to October 30 email from Susan Agre-Kippenhan.
Submit CourseEval Custom Questions
Submit to Amy Scholer at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating Department Chair approval.
Due Friday, November 10
Trustees Michelle Giguere ’78 and Phil Bond ‘78
“Policy Differences and Politics”
A conversation about political disagreement, collaboration, and civil society
Facilitated by President Hellie
Please refer to October 31 email from President Hellie for more information.
Thursday, November 2
7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium
Board of Trustees Meetings
Thursday, November 2 – Saturday, November 4
Monday, November 6
4:00 p.m. in Riley 201/ videoconference to Peterson Hall Conference Room in Portland
Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series
“First Generation on Campus”
Wednesday, November 8
12:00–1:30 p.m. in Riley 201
First-Year Faculty Lunch: Academic Advising
Friday, November 10
12:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Department Chairs’ Meeting
Monday, November 13
3:00 p.m. in Dillin NW