New Faculty Orientation, New Hire Orientation
and All-Employees Opening Retreat

The Joy of Being a Student-Ready College

To actively engage all College employees in strategies that mark Earlham as a student-ready teaching and learning community, this year’s retreat focus will include: defining a student-ready college; identifying areas where student readiness is already apparent; and identifying areas where our teaching and learning community acknowledges obstacles to student success and prioritizes interventions that increase our capacity for student readiness across the entire campus.

Opening Week Schedule of Events

New Faculty Orientation

Sunday, August 11

5 – 7 p.m.
President’s Reception

Cordial Cork
911 North E Street,
Richmond, IN 47374

Monday, August 12

Landrum Bolling Center:
Richmond Room

8:10 – 8:40 a.m.
Light breakfast

8:40 – 9:15 a.m.
Intro of new faculty by new faculty

Peng Yu (Teaching & Learning Consultant)

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Earlham’s Mission and Students

James Logan (Associate Academic Dean of Faculty)

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
The Epic Journey
Nate Eastman (Director of First-Year Success and Convener of the Honors Program)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Strategic and Diversity Initiatives
Gariot Louima (Senior AVP Strategic & Diversity Initiatives)

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Faculty Expectations and Support
(Provost & VP Academic Affairs)

12 – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Navigating the Earlham Curriculum

Corinne Deibel (Registrar) and Leanna Barlow (Associate Academic Dean of Students)

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 4 p.m.
Academic Resources and Support

Amy Bryant, Karla Fribley, Julia Muse (Libraries); Heather Lerner and Ann-Eliza Lewis (Joseph Moore Museum); Jennifer James (Disability Services); Nate Eastman (First Year Programing and Honors); Shannon Barnes (Instructional Designer); Peng Yu (TLC), Leanna Barlow (Associate Academic Dean for Students); Phillip Bode (The Writing Center); Lilly Webster (Quantitative Reasoning Center)

4 – 4:30 p.m.
Assessment and Accreditation

Rachael Reavis (Institutional Effectiveness)

4:30 – 4:40 p.m.

President Paul Sniegowski

Tuesday, August 13

Landrum Bolling Center:
Richmond Room

All teaching faculty and academic affairs administrative faculty will attend New Employee Orientation from 8:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

New Employee Orientation

8 a.m. Presentations begin

8:10 – 8:15 a.m.

Tracia Duffey (Associate Director of HR)

8:15 – 8:40 a.m.
Human Resources Ice Breaker

8:40 – 9:10 a.m.
Human Resources Presentation

9:10 – 9:15 a.m.

Cathryn Dickman

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Technology Services

Michael Bottorff

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
MarCom video

9:35 – 10 a.m.
Joseph Moore Museum

Heather Lerner

10 – 10:10 a.m.

10:10 – 10:15 a.m.

Jon Jumper

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Amy Bryant

10:45 – 10:50 a.m.

Adam Hutchinson

10:50 – 11 a.m.
Title IX & Office of Disability and Accessibility Services

Chris Little

11 – 11:15 a.m.
Student Life

Bonita Washington-Lacey

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Public Safety

Jason Elliott

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wrap up and open question session

12 – 1 p.m.
Lunch at Metz

1 – 2 p.m.
Campus tour with Jason Elliott

New Faculty Orientation Day Two

2:20 – 2:30 p.m.
Welcome (back!)

Peng Yu (Teaching & Learning Consultant)

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Consensus and Governance

Jennifer Seely (Faculty Clerk) and Jensen Pennock (Instructor of Quaker Fellows)

3:45 – 4 p.m.
What Happens Next/Q&A

Peng Yu (Teaching & Learning Consultant)

All-Employees Retreat

Wednesday, August 14

8:00 -8:30 a.m.Gathering and light breakfast  Carpenter Hall Lobby
8:30-9:15 a.m.Welcome & Opening Stillness (James Logan, Associate Academic Dean for Faculty and Mimi Holland, Coordinator of Quaker Life & Religious Life)Goddard Auditorium
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.Introduction of President Paul Sniegowski and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs Lori Schroeder by Jennifer Seely (Clerk of the Faculty). Opening Presidential Remarks – Title (Paul Sniegowski)
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.Questions & Answers
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.The Joy Of Being a Student-Ready College…and the Ongoing Strategies for Success (Brian LaDuca, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs).
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.Questions & Answers  
11:30 a.m. – Noon.Celebrating Our Colleagues: Announcement of tenure and promotion (Paul Sniegowski); Welcome back to those returning from sabbaticals and leaves (Lori Schroeder), and introduction of new faculty and staff (Chris Little, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Safety and Risk, and Lori Schroeder)
12:30-1:45 p.m.             LUNCH: Runyan Dining Hall
3-3:50 p.m.         Breakout Session #2MORE FUN, GROOVY, & CONVERSATIONAL THINGS TO DO
4:30-6:00 p.m.Food, Drinks & Hanging Out
All are invited to attend a social gathering hosted by President Anne Houtman
Venue: May-Crossen Student Commons (Runyan Center)

Thursday, August 15

8:15 -8:50 a.m.Gathering & light breakfastLBC Atrium & Richmond Room    
9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.Student Ready Strategies for All Employees (Brian LaDuca, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and others?)LBC 105
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.          Break
11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.Closing Retreat Remarks (President Paul Sniegowski)LBC 105
12:00 NoonLUNCH: Runyan Dinning Hall

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1 ( Choice of fun, groovy & conversational things to do )

Hip Hop to Tik Tok

Host: Lydia Perkins & Stacie Perkins, Assistant Registrar

Athletic & Wellness Center (Group Fitness Room)

**Limited to 30 participants

This class is where the rhythm of the streets send rhythm to your feet and we capture it on screen. It’s time to unleash your inner creativity, moves and hip-hop beats…So let’s Throw Down! This class is for All Levels!! Are you ready to have some fun? Lights, Camera, Action let’s make some Magic Happen!

Library Upcycling Workshop: Craft a Gift

Host: Earlham Librarians

Lilly Library (Main Floor)

Ever wonder what to do with old maps or books? Join us in Lilly Library for a workshop to craft with discarded library materials. Choose from one of several options, including making a gift bag, gift tags, or a paper ball. Supplies provided

Ceramics: A Haptic Experience

Host: Judy Wojcik, Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics

Center for the Visual & Performing Arts (Ceramics Studio)

**Limited to 16 participants

Working with clay is like learning a language. I like to think the hand, head and heart sync and art meets science in the studio. Over time, and with much practice, a mutual dialogue between the maker and the medium develops and one responds to the other with ease. EC’s Ceramics studio welcomes you to join a session of working with clay and learning about the studio. We welcome those with no experience and those with some or extensive experience. No experience necessary; those with experience please come!

The State of Earlham’s Union: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Host: Womai Song, Assistant Professor of History and African & African American Studies

LBC Richmond Room

Since its founding in 1847, and despite their late admission to the institution’s table in the 20th century, Earlham College has benefitted immensely from the service of members of underrepresented communities at all levels of its management, academic, and administrative structures including staff, faculty, cabinet, and Board of Trustees. In the midst of enervating adversities, the distinguished contributions by these esteemed colleagues who have come from different minoritized constituencies from within and outside of the United States have been critical in not only enriching the Earlham experience for our students but in enhancing the institution’s stellar record as a leading teaching and learning community amongst United States’ institutions of higher learning in the 21st century. In preparation for another academic year and in the context of Quaker values; our diversity aspirations; some of the recent tendentious Supreme Court Decisions; and in the spirit of continuously striving toward a more just, equitable and inclusive community; we assemble with open minds for unreserved reflections on the historical and contemporary experiences of a very valuable coterie of Earlham’s union.

DrumUnity: Building Community with Drums

Host: Keith Cozart, Instructor of Music, Director of Percussion Program

Center for the Visual & Performing Arts (Room 126)

**Limited to 25-30 participants 

Since its inception in 1996, the Earlham Hand Drum Ensemble has aimed to bring people together in the spirit of wellness, movement, rhythm, and community. Employing the instrumentation of a West African djembe ensemble, participants explore and discover new ways of communicating through the voice of the drum. Celebrating the life of world renowned djembeföla (one who gives voice to the djembe) Mamady Keita, come drum in the spirit of joy and unity- “be together, be djembe.”             

Equestrian adventure: Get a tour & ride a horse!

Host: Dayna Cocca, Equestrian Management Instructor

Meet in the parking lot outside Barrett/Bundy

**Van capacity limited to 11 participants                                              

Have you ever had wondered what your students do at the barn all day? Have you ever wanted to join the barn co-op yourself and get riding lessons? Join us at the Earlham Equestrian Center to learn more about the program, learn about horses, and get a brief riding lesson.

Breakout Session #2 ( More fun, groovy & conversational things to do )

Beneath the Scenes: A Stroll Through Subterranean Earlham        

Host: Jason Elliot, Assistant Director of Public Safety                                

Meet Outside Public Safety                                                         

  **Limited to 20 participants                                                                    

Join a guided tour of some of those unseen spaces that keep the college running, those spaces that live in the lore of the college, passed down from class to class, a taste of the places that students (and Public Safety) talk about. The department of Public Safety will guide you safely through these spaces.   Note: This tour will include walking, stairs, stooping, and close spaces.

Taste of Japan: Making Miso Soup
Host: Maya Kaneda, Japanese Language Fellow
Meet in the Athletics and Wellness Center kitchen (second floor observation room)
**Limited to 12 Participants**

Join the Japanese Cooking Club for a tasting of real Japanese Miso Soup. We will make several different kinds of Miso Soup and you can discover your favorite type of miso!
Please note that Miso Soup contains soybeans and fish stock.                                                                                           

The Life and History of the Earlham Cemetery: A Tour-Confirmed

Host: Tom Hamm, Professor of History, Quaker Scholar in Residence

Meet at front entrance to Lilly Library (weather permitting)

One of the benefits of being at Earlham is that you can have an office with a view of a cemetery! The college and the cemetery have been neighbors since 1861, and a legal agreement guarantees that the staff and students of Earlham College have the right to “stroll” through the cemetery grounds. On this stroll through the oldest sections of Earlham Cemetery, we’ll talk a bit about the cemetery’s history, look at the development of tombstone and funerary art, and tell some stories about some of the people laid to rest here.

Let’s Dance!

Host: O’Jeanique Washington, Director of Community Engagement

 Athletic & Wellness Center (Group Fitness Room)

**Limited to 15 participants

Have you always wanted to learn how to line dance? Do you love to Cha Cha slide? Is the Bikers Shuffle your thing? This session is sure to be full of fun and laughter whether you are a “professional” or have “two left feet” there will be something for you! 

Museum Adventures & Consults: Spear Throwing, Snakeskin Jewelry Making, Gift Shop Discount, Program Scheduling and Moore!

Host: Heather Lerner, Director of the Joseph Moore Museum and Associate Professor of Biology; Ann-Eliza Lewis, Collections Manager and convener of Museum Studies; Mateo Quinonez, Education Manager

Joseph Moore Museum

Throw a spear like it’s the Ice Age, make your own snakeskin jewelry, and experience a personalized planetarium show! Get on the museum calendar by consulting with museum faculty to schedule a class visit, public event, or specimen. Not sure what the options are for your college classes? Consult with JMM faculty to learn how the museum can support your teaching and engage students. Get a 10% discount in the quirky, updated gift shop full of new merch (discount only available during this event)!

International Students                                                                                                          

Host: Candice Quinones, Director of International Student and Scholar Services

LBC 201

Inform yourself about the current demographic make-up of our international student body and learn more about their needs, challenges, and ways that you can help improve the Earlham experience for our international students. The population of international students at Earlham is on the rise, and there is a significant influx of new international students this year who will bring with them a wealth of experiences, varied educational backgrounds, and many different perspectives that enrich the Earlham community. However, they also face unique struggles due to a variety of factors, such as their visa status, adjusting to cultural and academic expectations, adjusting to life in a different country, and financial constraints, among others. At times, the campus experience has been less than equitable and inclusive for them, but working together, we can help make the Earlham community feel like home. This session is recommended for individuals from all areas of campus: faculty, administrative faculty, and staff.