Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

New Faculty Orientation Session

A New Faculty Orientation Session will be held Thursday, December 3, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. The topic will be course evaluations led by Paul Saulnier. We will be meeting at Old Main, Room 6 (basement) and pizza will be delivered for lunch.

Special Teachers Talking/New Faculty Orientation Session

Topic: Interdisciplinary Programs: What are they? How do they work? How can you get involved? Faculty involved with a variety of programs will be available to discuss their experiences in working at the intersections and contributing to the curriculum beyond their department. Program runs Thursday, December 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Free lunch. Good conversation.

SoTL lunch meetings for participants

Thinking about using inquiry-based learning as a pedagogical approach? Wondering how to incorporate inquiry-based learning into your classroom? Not sure what inquiry-based learning even is? Ponder these questions at our next SoTL Working Lunch on Friday, December 11 at 11:30 a.m. Barbara Kaiser and Jon Grinnell will share how they have used inquiry-based learning in their classrooms. Sign in at the buffet and join us in the St. Peter Room for a lively and informative conversation.

Faculty Achievements Publication

As we did two years ago, the Kendall Center will be putting together a publication listing faculty achievements for 2008 & 2009. If you want to get started, information, examples, and a form can be found on the Kendall Center website. Please make the editors happy, earn good Karma, and follow the style guide included there.

January events

The Kendall Center will be sponsoring a faculty workshop on students and alcohol led by Peg O'Connor and Janet DeMars. We also will fund up to three reading groups during the month of January. Teachers Talking Shop - In January, our Teachers Talking luncheon will get back to basics. Our topic will be "What Works, What Needs Work." Please click "more" for further information and details.

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