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On-campus office updates

Interim Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty Davis Schneiderman welcomed Foresters to the new semester in a campus-wide email and provided updates on activities in the Dean of Faculty and related offices.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I write to welcome you to the new semester and to offer my hopes that your first weeks are productive and engaging. I also want to provide updates on activities in the Dean of Faculty and related offices.

The former Learning and Teaching Center has split into two entities. The newly established Center for Academic Success will assume many of the student-focused activities of the Learning and Teaching Center, while the Office of Faculty Development will offer activities and services for faculty. 

The Center for Academic Success, overseen by Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Success Dawn Abt-Perkins, is now open in the lower level of Hotchkiss Hall. The Center houses academic support personnel offices, disability services, and the Writing Center and Quantitative Resource Center. A Pizza Open House for the new Writing Center and Quantitative Resource Center will be held on Sunday, September 2, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

The Office of Faculty Development will continue to provide many familiar services for faculty teaching and research goals—including Mid-Course Checks, Teaching Shapes, Workshops—and will be offering new teaching-focused and research-focused opportunities as well. Associate Dean of the Faculty Ann Roberts serves as director, with the assistance of Associate Professor of Politics Siobhan Moroney and Associate Professor of Chemistry Dawn Wiser as Faculty Associates in the OFD. Director of Academic Technology Connie Corso will offer assistance for faculty wishing to learn more about teaching with technology. 

The Global Engagement Office (GEO), formerly the Office of Off-Campus Programs, supports Lake Forest College’s mission to embrace cultural diversity and to prepare our students to become responsible citizens of the global community. Ashley Sinclair is the director, and GEO will continue to advise and prepare students to participate in off-campus experiences, while also welcoming visiting and exchange students to our campus. GEO will also coordinate student applications to competitive fellowships and scholarships, such as Projects for Peace and Fulbright. Finally, for this year, GEO will assist F-1 international students working on their CPT and OPT employment authorizations.

The Center for Chicago Programs remains committed to its mission to support all aspects of our engagement with Chicago. Director of Chicago Programs Jennie Larsen can answer all of your Chicago questions, including those pertaining to course-related trips to the city, as well as our Chicago residency programs Lake Forest College In The Loop and ACTIVATE. As a reminder, all students receive free admission to the Art Institute and the Chicago History Museum. Faculty members have free access to the Chicago History Museum. New Associate Dean of the Faculty Scott Schappe is also located in the Center, where he provides strategic support for Chicago initiatives and also serves as the director of the College’s academic summer session

We welcome our new Chief Information Officer, Sean Riedel, who is coordinating many new Information Technology initiatives. To that end, we are excited to announce an important improvement for all members of the campus community: From now on, the Help Desk is the primary point of contact for any IT issue. Whether it be a problem with printing, connecting to the network, using classroom technology, or getting a College phone to work – the Help Desk is the one number (5544) and email address (ithelp@lakeforest.edu) you need. To help track your issue and keep you updated on progress, you can follow your ticket and update with any new information here.

The Career Advancement Center (CAC) also has new leadership for the 2018-19 academic year. Colleen Monks will serve as Interim CAC Director and Jennifer Lazarus as Interim Associate Director of Internships.  

Finally, I look forward to meeting those of you I do not yet know, and reconnecting with those I do. Feel free to make an appointment by contacting Dominique Allion or Fran Pease. You will also find me often in the dining hall, and I hope you will stop and say hello.

Best wishes,

Davis Schneiderman
Interim Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty