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Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunches

Hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs


Meridith Symons will have lunch tickets available for you to pick up in advance, and you may choose what you'd like to eat in Dillin. You may use the meal ticket before or after the presentation but you might want to arrive a little early to get through Dillin lines prior to the meeting.

This semester, FTLLs are available to attend or view via WebEx. Please contact Amy Scholer if you wish to use one of these options.


Applying for External Research Grants and More

Tuesday, March 20 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Catherine Jarmin Miller and Carol Stowell-Heller

Linfield faculty will learn about the process of applying for grants from organizations and agencies external to this institution. Topics to be covered include Linfield's External Faculty Grants web resource, researching grant opportunities, writing effective proposals, and developing budgets. Faculty will also learn about pertinent pre-award policies and procedures such as the proposal approval process, indirect cost policy, financial conflict of interest policy and more.


Alternatives to Traditional Grading Methods

Tuesday, April 10 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Christian Millichap, Brian Gilbert, and Mindy Larson

Brian Gilbert, Mindy Larson, Christian Millichap will introduce participants to grading methods such as mastery grading and two-stage exams, that they have implemented in their classes. We'll discuss why we are trying these methods and then brainstorm some ideas for how participating faculty could implement non-traditional grading methods into their respective classes.


How to Run a Successful Seminar

Friday, April 13 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Leonard Finkelman, Dimitri Kelly, and Dawn Nowacki

Three faculty will present strategies for running a successful seminar/discussion in the classroom.


Toward a PLACE 2.0?

Tuesday, April 17 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Pat Cottrell

Where do we want to take Linfield's Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE) in the future? This year, the goals of the program have been to help make it more central to the student experience, to synthesize the program with other existing initiatives on campus, and to help leverage the strategic potential it has for the institution. Please join us for a collaborative discussion around these themes and questions like:

  • How can we maximize the accessibility and value of PLACE to all members of the Linfield community, including those in Portland and online?
  • Should we change how the theme is selected (e.g. having students choose it)?
  • Can PLACE be better framed and utilized to help promote Linfield's distinction, recruit students, and support advancement?
  • How can PLACE best interact with other related initiatives on campus (e.g. diversity, STEM, sustainability, community engagement)? Are there ways to institutionalize these interactions?


Working with Student Anxiety and Teaching Resilience

Monday, April 23 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Portland Campus (location TBA)
Presented by Jake Creviston, Aaron Tabacco, Tanya Tompkins, and Joe Wilkins

A faculty panel will discuss ideas for working with student anxiety and teaching resilience.

This event will be hosted on the Portland campus and videoconferenced to Dillin NW. McMinnville faculty who wish to attend in person are encouraged to contact Joe Wilkins for transportation details.


How to Balance Teaching, Research, and Service (and still have a personal life!)

Tuesday, May 1 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Chuck Dunn, Megan Bestwick, and Chad Tillberg

A panel of three faculty will discuss ideas for balancing a successful academic life.


What's the Big Idea: The Rewards of a Faculty-Student Learning Community

Tuesday, May 15 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Dillin NW
Presented by Hillary Crane and David Sumner

For the past four years, five faculty members from five different disciplines have run a student-faculty learning community called What’s the Big Idea. Our goal is to help student see the pleasures and rewards of an intellectual life and to help them develop habits that will continue when they leave Linfield. WTBI has been deeply rewarding for both the students and faculty involved. For this FTLL, Hillary Crane and David Sumner will talk to faculty about this group, outline how it works, and answer any questions for interested faculty who might want to form a group of their own.