Faculty Development

Faculty Development

Day One, Tuesday, August 20





8:00-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:30-9:00 a.m.


Overview of Orientation



Andrea Beach, Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership, and Director, Office of Faculty Development

David Reinhold, Associate Professor, Chemistry, and Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

9:00-9:15 a.m.


Jody Brylinsky, Associate Provost Institutional Effectiveness

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Knowing and Supporting Today’s Diversity of Students

Diane Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students   

Susan Stapleton, Dean of the Graduate College  

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.



10:00-11:00 a.m.

Who are WMU Students?

Student Panel; Shana Wolstein, Graduate Assistant for the Office of Faculty Development, Moderator

Break 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.



11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.









Panel:  Supporting an Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environment for all students

Tierra Marshall, Program Coordinator, Office of
Diversity and Inclusion. 
Suzie Nagel, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Jayne Fraley-Burgett, Director, Disability Services for Students

Tracey Quada, Director, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs

Erika Carr, Associate Director of DMA, Director of Pre-College Initiatives

Diana Hernández, Director, Division of Multicultural Affairs

Joyce Lew, Director, Office of Student Conduct

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


John M. Dunn, President, WMU

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Supporting Research and Instruction: University Libraries

Barbara Cockrell, Associate Dean, University   

Joe Reish, Dean of University Libraries

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.



2:15 – 3:00 p.m.





Supporting Teaching and Learning






Andrea Beach, Associate Professor of Higher
Education Leadership, and Director, Office of
Faculty Development

Andrew Holmes, Executive Director for Online

Brian Carnell, Director of Instructional Technology

Gwen Little, Coordinator, Faculty Technology
Center, Office of Information Technology

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

WMU Mission Pillars, Expectations, Teaching and Learning, Strategic Plan

Tim Greene, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Industrial Manufacturing Engineering

3:30– 4:00 -p.m.

Discover Kalamazoo

Nate Melvin, CMP, CTA, Association & Education Sales Manager

Kayla Kiley, Communications & Digital Manager

5:30-7:00 p.m.

President’s Reception

Gilmore House, 1219 Short Road

Day Two, Wednesday, August 21





8:00 am - 8:30 a.m.

Icebreakers and Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 a.m.


Study Abroad and HIGE

 Jane Blyth, Director of Study Abroad and Global Program Development

Tom Marks, Interim Director of CELCIS 

Michelle Metro-Roland, Director of Faculty and Global Program Development


9:15 - 9:30 a.m.



9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Scholarship at WMU

 Daniel Litynski, Vice President for Research and OVPR staff.

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Supporting Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Endeavors

Office of the Vice President for Research

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.



10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Real Deal

NFO Alumni

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Orientation Wrap-Up and

Andrea Beach, Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership, and Director, Office of Faculty Development

12:00 p.m.


Walk to Bernhard together for lunch

1:30 pm. – 4:30 p.m.

Optional E-learning Orientation Workshop

Gwen Little, Instructional Designer, Office of Information Technology

Shana Wolstein, Graduate Assistant for the Office of Faculty Development


Important Links and Information


Office of Faculty Development Facebook

EUP Elearning training

Elearning Definitions

Course Development Agreement form

WMU Instructional Design Process

WMU Elearning Standards

WMU Elearning WCAG

Libraries Faculty Orientation

Disability Services syllabus guide

Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management

Environmental Safety

Parking Services

Disability Services Test Accomodations

Test Protocols at Disability Services

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

WMU Alert overview

Bomb Threat Policy

Office of Student Conduct Website

Registrar's Website

Students Rights & Responsibilities

Disability Services Website and Resource Guide

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Vision

Benefits of Diversity AAUP Study

Center for Academic Success Programs

Study Abroad Course Development Process

International Education Faculty Development Fund

How CELCIS can help you

Fulbright Scholar Program



Office of Faculty Development
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5268 USA
(269) 387-0732