Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Nobel Reading Group

Interested in learning more about one of the speakers who will be at Nobel 46: Making Food Good? Interested in learning more about food and food policy? The Kendall Center and the Nobel Conference Committee invite you to join a group of interested community members in reading Marion Nestle's book What to Eat. Contact Michele Koomen (mkoomen@gac.edu) to sign up and for more information. click "more"

Teachers Talking - how to advise students about off-campus study

Join Carolyn O'Grady, Director, International and Cultural Education, on April 8th for a discussion on how to advise students about off-campus study. 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 - Seeing the Big Picture of our HHMI Award

Eighteen months ago, Gustavus received its first grant award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes. This $1M has served as a catalyst for transforming first- and second-year student education in the biological sciences. The award is enabling the transformation of student learning in introductory courses, of undergraduate research, of student and faculty leadership, of space and programs, and of partnerships with K-12 teachers in the state.

Fulbright Scholar Workshop for Faculty

Interested in teaching or conducting research abroad in the prestigious Fulbright Scholar program? Please come to talk with Andy Riess, on Thursday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. to Noon about opportunities around the world. For faculty unable to attend the workshop or for those who would like additional time to talk with Andy Riess, please join us for lunch in the Three Crowns Buffet at 12:30 p.m., then meet in the St. Peter Room.

Teachers Talking Technology

Give Your Scholarship a Higher Profile: An enhancement to online profiles makes it easy for faculty to upload preprints of articles, slides from conference presentations, or other kinds of documents to their campus profile. What are the benefits of sharing your scholarship online? What are the copyright issues? What steps are other institutions taking to make their scholarship open access?

New Faculty Orientation Session

Know everything but still want lunch? As we near the end of the semester, we'd like to invite you to a no-agenda new faculty orientation lunch on Thursday, April 22. We'll be there to answer questions if you have any, and give you reminders of some events that occur in the last month of the academic year, but other than that, just come over for lunch. Relax. Enjoy talking with colleagues you've come to know over this year. Celebrate your successes.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join us on Tuesday, April 27th for the next installment of Teachers Talking Writing. Program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry

The Celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on Friday, April 30th, the day before Honors Day, and will feature student poster presentations (or other similar presentations as appropriate). "Creative inquiry" is an intentionally broad term that encompasses research and scholarship including, in the arts, exhibits or performances.

SoTL Lunch

The next SoTL lunch will be held on Friday, April 30 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Sign in at the buffet and join us in the St. Peter Room for a lively and informative conversation.

GTS hands-on, technology training sessions

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.

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