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8:00-8:30 a.m.  Light breakfast and pictures with Jessica Thomas (Public Relations)

8:30-9:00 a.m.    Welcome from Mark Pleiss, Director of the Simpson College Teaching and Learning Center, 

  • We’re committed to your success: Professional Development at Simpson College and Introduction to the TLC
  • Introductions from new faculty

9:00-9:05 a.m. 5-minute break

9:05-10:20 a.m.   Group Activity: Teaching, Learning, and Inclusive Excellence

10:20-10:30 a.m. 10-minute Break

10:30-10:40 a.m.    Welcome from President Marsha Kelliher and Academic Dean John Woell

10:40-11:10 a.m.     Key staff members will introduce themselves and share information about their positions: Corey Landstrom (CARs), Cyd Dyer (Librarian), Jody Ragan (Registrar), Julia Goheen (IT), and Chuck Johnson (Moodle)

11:10-11:40 a.m.  Student Panel for Q and A—get to know the students of Simpson 

College: Tuyishime (Flo) Florance (Senior), Eden Moad (Senior), and Will Keck (Sophomore) 

11:40-11:45 a.m. 5-minute break

11:45-12:10 p.m.  Junior Faculty Panel for Q and A—junior faculty members: 

John Walker (Assistant Professor of Management), Katie Smith (Assistant Professor of Sport Science), and Aswati Subramanian, (Assistant Professor of Biology) share their First-year experiences and discuss expectations, workload, and “wish I’d known”

12:10-1:00 p.m.  Lunch outside (North side of Carver Science) 

Prayer offered by Chaplain Mara Bailey. Informal discussion over lunch with members of the Simpson community (junior faculty panel members, mentors, and staff). Brief overview of Simpson’s Methodist affiliation by Mara.

 1:00-2:00 p.m. Mentors and/or junior faculty will take the new faculty around campus to see classrooms and review any technology in the 
classrooms, stop by Student Development on the 2nd floor of Kent Campus Center to have a quick photo taken for their faculty ID, visit the Bookstore to meet the staff, look over course books (if applicable) and receive a gift from Faculty Development.

2:00-3:30 p.m. Meeting with Human Resources staff members, Robin Buthmann to talk about benefit review, and Mimi Bartley-Nancarrow to collect payroll forms, and discuss other human resource items, Carver Science Center, room 233.


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