Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking - identifying mental health issues

Join Stacey Gerken from the Advising and Counseling Center on March 4, for a discussion about and what to do. Program runs from 11:30 to 12:20 and again at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Teachers Talking Writing - "Writing Assignments That Work"

Join Writing Center Director Rebecca Fremo and members of the Writing Center staff on Tuesday, March 9 as they discuss the challenges of creating good writing assignments. The tutors will offer their perspectives based on their experiences helping students decipher their professors' writing prompts, and we'll talk about the elements that make a writing assignment both clear and challenging for students. click "more"
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New Faculty Orientation Session - Advising

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, March 11. Topic: Curriculum (Steve Mellema) and Academic Advising (Julie Johnson). Program runs from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on the St. Peter Room.

Teachers Talking - accommodations for mental health issues

Join Laura Bickett from Disability Services on March 18, for a discussion on accommodations for mental health issues. Program runs from 11:30 to 12:20 and again at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus. Abstracts are due March 19. The Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, April 30 and will feature student poster presentations. All students who wish to participate must select a faculty sponsor who has worked with them on their project and/or has the expertise to evaluate the project. click "more"
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Teachers Talking Technology

Using podcasts? Me? In my classroom? Never! Well, think again! Interest in podcasting at Gustavus has exploded this past year among faculty and students alike. Come hear Heidi Meyer and Joyce Aarsvold discuss how the Nursing Department, as well as other departments, are currently using this available technology in teaching, research and student learning. Potential uses of this available technology for future courses will be discussed as well. click "more"
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New Faculty Orientation Session - Faculty Governance

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, March 25. Alisa Rosenthal, Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, will talk with you about how faculty governance works at Gustavus. She'll also go over the committees at Gustavus, how the election or appointment process works, and suggests ways for you to be involved. Program runs from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on the St. Peter Room.

"Preparing for the Post-Course Era" audio conference

Slides and audiotape from the "Preparing for the Post-Course Era" audio conference presented by Randy Bass of Georgetown University on Tuesday are available on the Kendal Center website.

GTS hands-on, technology training sessions for March

Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to announce the availability of free, hands-on, technology training sessions for faculty and staff. These training sessions will be in small groups held in the Olin Technology Classroom (Room 124B) beginning at 9:00 am and lasting about an hour. They are aimed at all different skill levels so all are welcome. Our goal is to make you feel more comfortable using technology, software and other online resources. click "more" for topics and dates.
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