New Faculty in the Forest Gatherings

New Faculty in the Forest Program – 2.0

As a new faculty member to Wake Forest, we understand that you probably have general and cursory knowledge of the University and what it has to offer. In August 2013, the College started the “New Faculty in the Forest” program, designed to help new faculty get more thoroughly acclimated to the institution. This year-long, optional program was a way to connect new faculty to different offices on campus – both student-serving and faculty-serving in nature – through a series of monthly, interactive meetings. Although the program has been met positively by new faculty, we are re-launching it for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, in response to feedback from former participants.

First, the program will now occur roughly twice a month, for a total of 7 meetings in the fall term and 7 meetings in the spring term. Second, the meetings will be 60 minutes in length, and will be offered in a “brown bag” format around lunchtime. Finally, the program will be organized into a “student-facing” theme in the fall term; and a “faculty-serving” theme in the spring term.

Below you will find a list of dates and topics, along with the name of the co-hosting office (when applicable). All “brown bag” sessions will occur from 12:30 to 1:30pm, so bring your lunch. And all sessions will occur in the Autumn Room (except for 11/4 and 2/6 meetings which will meet in the Heritage Room; both spaces are in Reynolda Hall). If you have any questions about the program, please contact Karen McCormick ( or Tony Marsh (

Date Topic Co-sponsoring Office
9/5/17 Resources for Students w/Disabilities
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(Accommodation Process – click here)
Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services
Speaker: Michael Shuman
9/19/17 Arts in the Wake Forest Community
Speaker: Cindy Gendrich
10/3/17 Student and Campus Life Dean of Students Office
Speaker: Adam Goldstein
10/17/17 Supporting Student Scholarship URECA/ZSR
Speakers: Wayne Pratt/Timothy Pyatt
10/31/17 International Student Services International Students and Scholars Office
Speaker: Kelia Hubbard
11/14/17 Student Career Resources Office of Personal and Career Development
Speaker: Patrick Sullivan
11/28/17 Holiday Social Held at: Reynolda House and Gardens
Host: Daniel Rossow
1/23/18 The Teacher-Scholar Ideal ODOC (Office of the Dean of the College)
2/6/18 Opportunities for Professional Growth Professional Development Center
Speaker: Melissa Clodfelter
2/20/18 Focusing on the “Teacher” Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Speaker: Kristi Verbeke
3/13/18 Focusing on the “Scholar” Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Speaker: Lori Messer
3/27/18 Focusing on “Service” Faculty Panel of folks who “get it right”
Speaker: TBD
4/10/18 Processing T and P “Expectations” ODOC
Speaker: Tony Marsh
4/24/18 End of the Year Celebration ODOC