Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

May 1: The Celebration of Creative Inquiry

On May 1, join us for The Celebration of Creative Inquiry from 5 to 7 p.m. (Campus Center). Come and see and hear students from across campus present their research, scholarship, and creative work. More than 100 projects representing a wide variety of disciplines will be on display in this inspiring academic event.

Teachers Talking: Gearing Up for Summer Research, Scholarship, & Creative Work

Join us on Thursday, May 7 for Teachers Talking - Gearing Up for Summer Research, Scholarship, & Creative Work.Ever wonder how to put together an edited volume? What reviewers or jurors look for in judging scholarly or creative work? How does one become a reviewer for a fellowship panel? Come with your questions and your answers, and your willingness to serve as resources for colleagues.

Final Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on May 15 in Alumni Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the John.S Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.

2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar Programs

The awards for the Fulbright Scholar programs are now available on the Fulbright website. Lecturing, research, and lecturing/research awards are available, for a semester or a full-year, in countries all over the world.

Submit your Faculty Travel Receipts and Requests

Please assist us in reconciling the faculty professional travel funds by submitting your receipts for completed travel at your earliest convenience. The end of the fiscal year is May 31st. And if you are planning a trip, please submit your application as early as possible. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available online on the Kendall Center website. Thank you

Library Books Available

The Kendall Center library collection is in the library and is available to faculty. Please visit the Kendall Center website, under Library Resources, to view the full list.

Thank you!!

Thank you to the following faculty, staff, and administrators for sharing their expertise, experiences, ideas, and time this year in programs sponsored by the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. Click the "more" link to view list.

The Year in Review

The following are some of the ways faculty have participated in Kendall Center faculty professional development programs this year; the Kendall Center looks forward to a new year of providing opportunities for faculty in their scholarship, research, creative work, and their teaching. Please click on "more" to see the list.

Mark your calendars!

It's never too early to think about August: mark your calendars for new tenure-track orientation on August 31; new faculty orientation on September 1; and Faculty Development Day on September 2.

Journal Info Site

The Journal Info site from Lund University, Sweden helps researchers not only identify journals in a given field, but assess how likely they will be available to readers by giving library subscription cost, whether it allows open access or self-archiving, and alternatives that do.

Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG)

The Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) website allows instructors to gather learning-focused feedback from students. The SALG survey asks students to rate how each component of a course (e.g., textbook, collaborative work, labs) helped them to learn, and to rate their gains toward achieving the course goals. The SALG survey can be customized to fit any college-level course, and can be administered multiple times per course.

About the newsletter

This is an e-mail newsletter from the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. If you prefer not to receive future issues of this newsletter, please send an e-mail to cblaukat@gustavus.edu with your e-mail address and name.