Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who participated in Faculty Development Day and New Faculty Orientation. A special thank you to those colleagues who facilitated sessions and shared their experiences and expertise. Your contributions and involvement are appreciated.

Kendall Center Welcomes New Faculty Associate

The Kendall Center welcomes Kyle Chambers, Psychology department, as the new Faculty Associate for Technology.

New Faculty Orientation Session

The first New Faculty Orientation Session will be held next week, Thursday, September 9, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Please join all new faculty colleagues for lunch to talk over the first week of classes; bring your questions.

First Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the First Friday Faculty Social on Friday, September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Interpretive Center. Get to know new faculty, reconnect with colleagues, and celebrate the start of the new year. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.

Teachers Talking Nobel! 9/16

Teachers Talking Nobel! Join your colleagues on Thursday, September 16th to share and discuss ways to incorporate the Nobel Conference into your class activities. Ideas and model assignments for different academic levels (100-300) and disciplines will be available. Meet in the Heritage Room. Program runs from 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. and again at 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Free lunch. Good Conversation.

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Lunch

There will be a SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) lunch held on Friday, September 17 from 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. and again from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Anyone interested in SoTL is welcome to attend. Sign in at the buffet and join us in the St. Peter Room for a lively and informative conversation.

Teachers Talking Technology

The first Teachers Talking Technology of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 21 (topic TBA). This program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Join us for free lunch at the Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the St. Peter Room for good conversations.

New Faculty Orientation Session 9/30

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, September 30, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Topic: Facilitating classroom discussion led by Leila Brammer.

Teachers Talking Writing

Teachers Talking Writing will be held on Tuesday, October 12th. David Menk, Director of Institutional Research, will share results of the recent Teagle Study. Sessions are from 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. and run again at 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Free lunch at Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

Teachers Talking - Advising Experiences 10/20

Join us on October 20th for a Wednesday meeting of Teachers Talking: Advising Experiences. Julie Johnson, Director of Academic Advising, will be present to listen to faculty experiences advising students and to explore ways the Advising Canter can continue to support faculty work. She is interested in hearing about faculty experiences accommodating students with disabilities and advising for registration.

Join Kendall Center's Google Calendar

All Kendall Center events have been added to the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning homepage website. As events are added to the Gustavus Calendar this list will get updated. If you would like to add all upcoming Kendall Center events to your Google Calendar, you can click on the "Events" title to go to the College Calendar. From there, they can click on the "Add 'Sponsor / John S Kendall Center for Engaged Learning' to your calendar" link.

New Book Available - Research Confidential

The Kendall Center has purchase a new book available for checkout thru the library, Research Confidential: Solutions to Problems Most Social Scientists Pretend They Never Have by Eszter Hargittai.

About the newsletter

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