Academic Affairs

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Inservice Schedule

For the following schedule: 

  • Items bolded italics are for NEW faculty
  • Items in italics are information, training, or development
  • Items in BOLD are times available, as needed, for colleges, schools, or departments

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • New faculty orientation

Friday, August 17, 2018

  •  8–3:00 p.m.  Mission and Identity – New employee orientation (BRO 123) (Heather Butterfield)

Monday, August 20, 2018

  •  8–12:00 p.m.  Curriculum Revision Launch—Undergraduate Nursing Faculty only (Spirituality Center)
  • 10–10:30 a.m.  New faculty picture IDs—(BRO 125)
  • 10–11:00 a.m.  TracDat session (MRC 304)
  • 10–11:00 a.m.  Protocols for Student Mental Health Concerns (BRO 123) (LeeAnn Van Vreede)
                        The purpose of the session is:
                           To help faculty and staff feel more comfortable about making a referral to Counseling Services and also to have a clearer understanding of what happens once a referral is made.
                        The goals of the session:
                            To identify a distressed student and how you can help
                            To understand the referral process and how Counseling Services can help
                            Know and understand when it is appropriate to make a referral to Counseling Services
                            Answer any questions or concerns that faculty may have about Counseling Services
  • 11:00–12:30 p.m. NetVue lunch/learn on vocations (Laura Nettles)
  • 12:30–1:30 p.m. Open session for feedback on the Vice President for Advancement and University Relations position (RC Boardroom)
  •  1–4:00 p.m.  Undergraduate Nursing Faculty only Retreat (Spirituality Center)
  •  1–4:00 p.m.  College meetings

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • 8:30–9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast (FAC Lobby)
  • 9–12:00 p.m.  University Forum (FAC Main Theatre)
  • 1–2:00 p.m.  Protocols for Student Mental Health Concerns (BRO 123) (LeeAnn Van Vreede)
  • 1–2:00 p.m.  Changes to the COOL online course evaluation process (Jen Sadowski—Library 2nd floor Learning Commons)
  • 1–2:30 p.m.  Core: Artistic Engagement (Frank Ludwig)
  • 2:30–4:00 p.m.  Core:Oral Communication (Frank Ludwig)
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.  Advising Session for Faculty Advisors (NRC 285) (Lisa Konkel)

                           Advising updates
                           Connecting with students and building the advisor/advisee relationship
                           Common student concerns and when to refe
                           Advising Q&A

  • 2:30–4:00 p.m.  High Impact Practices (NRC 195) (Matthew Bersagel Braley) (FOR FACULTY WHO HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN TRAINED)

                           Matthew Bersagel Braley will be holding a training session on high impact practices for student success. This session is part of the ongoing training opportunities that are being offered through the Title III grant. High Impact Practices (HIPs) are teaching and learning practices that have been widely shown to be beneficial to students. HIPs are active and experiential learning opportunities that help students apply classroom knowledge to areas of personal and professional interest. Viterbo has a great tradition of practices with high impact on their students, with particular strengths in encouraging service, undergraduate research, and internships. While there are many benefits to all students, activities targeted to freshman and sophomore students have the greatest impact on retention and student success. Come learn more about HIPs and potential grant opportunities to help support HIPs initiatives in your department.

  • 5:30 p.m. – Social and Community Dinner (Amie L. Mathy Center)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All Faculty In-service—FAC Lobby—8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

  •  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  All faculty in-service FAC Lobby
  •  8:30–9:00 a.m. – Coffee, conversation, and connection
  • 12:00–1:00 p.m. – Lunch

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  •   8:00–9:30 a.m.  College/School/Department meeting time
  • 11:30–12:30 p.m.  SSS lunch (by invitation only) (Beth Gaedy)
  •   1–2:30 p.m.  Advising Session for New Advisors (NRC 285) (Lisa Konkel)
                       This session will be an introduction to academic advising for new faculty advisors. Others who would like a review are welcome to attend.
  •   1–3:00 p.m.  Chair/Program Director/Assistant Dean Meeting (BRO 123)
  •   3–4:00 p.m.  Core: Written Communication (Frank Ludwig)
  •   3–4:30 p.m.  Moodle Basics (how to load files and set up grades) (Cari Mathwig Ramseier and Vicke Denniston - Library 2nd floor Learning Commons)

Friday, August 24, 2018

  •   7:00 a.m.–3:50 p.m. Move-In and New Student Orientation (Kirsten Gabriel)
    • 12–1:00 p.m.  Welcome and Blessing
    • 2–2:45 p.m.  First Lecture (followed by Welcome Tunnels leading to Community Reception)
  •   8:30–10:00 a.m.  Service Learning meeting (Frank Ludwig)
  • 10–11:00 a.m.  Core: FVT  (Frank Ludwig)
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.  Q & A session with Glena (BRO 123)
  • 10:30–11:45 a.m.  Moodle Efficiencies (Advanced Tools and Options) (Cari Mathwig Ramseier and Vicke Denniston - Library 2nd floor Learning Commons)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  8:30–1:00 p.m.  Service Saturday (start in FAC Main Theatre Lobby).  Please email Colin Burns-Gilbert at if you'd like to serve as a site leader.