Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking - Student Financial Stress

Please join faculty and staff from the Diversity Center, Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Finance Office on Wednesday, November 3rd to learn about the challenges some of our students face, share experiences you've had with students in this situation, and to explore practical solutions to support them.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join us on Tuesday, November 9th for Teachers Talking Writing, "Encouraging Real Revision: Strategies from the Writing Center." The Writing Center director Rebecca Fremo and members of the tutoring staff will discuss strategies for encouraging genuine revision. They'll share tutoring techniques and discuss best practices. Program runs at 11:30 and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

Kendall Center Workshop: Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for Students

This workshop invites all faculty to come together to talk about how to write effective letters of recommendation for students applying to graduate programs, professional schools, internships and jobs, and national and international fellowships. Join us on Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Three Crowns Room. Appetizers and wine will be served. click "more" for further information

SoTL Lunch

Please join us on Friday, November 12 at 11:30 am or 12:30 pm when members of the library faculty and staff will discuss methods and results of a broad study that explores how students interact with the library, both in person and virtually. We designed the study in part to investigate how the library can better develop student research skills. Join your colleagues Amy Gratz, Anna Hulseberg, Sarah Monson and Julie Gilbert to discuss a project that takes SoTL outside the traditional classroom.

Teachers Talking Technology

Google Docs 3 Ways - All students and faculty have a Google Docs account for the Gustavus domain google.gustavus.edu), but what can you use it for? In this Teachers Talking Technology session, we will have a panel of speakers who will give examples of how they use Google Docs for a variety of tasks such as class assignments, research collaboration, and committee or administrative work. Program runs at 11:30 and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, November 18, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Topic: Navigating departmental relationships led by Pamela Kittleson.

New Technology Books Available

The Kendall Center has acquired seven books on Technology. You may check these out - they are available through the Library; Kendall Center. click "more" for title/author.

Departmental and Interdisciplinary Program (DIP) Teaching and Learning Mini Grants

The departmental and interdisciplinary program (DIP) grant, reflecting the emerging recognition that disciplines have some unique developmental needs, envisions a department/program reflecting upon its requirements and identifying ways to address those needs. Click "more" to see more information.

Individual Teaching and Learning Mini Grants

Mini-grants to faculty offer a means to build upon initial learning that occurs in summer workshops (or other formats), allowing faculty members to develop and tailor newly acquired ideas to meet their own course needs. Teaching and Learning mini-grants will facilitate incorporating teaching strategies and best practices in the classroom. Click "more" for further information.

Supporting our ELL Students

Many thanks to the ELL/Generation 1.5 Action Committee who shared results and recommendations from their Action Plan with faculty at the October 1 Teachers Talking. click "more" for Resources for instructors with ELL students.

The Collaboration Learning's 2010 Annual Conference "Ripples in the Pond: Transforming Higher Education for Today

November 18-20, 2010 Radisson Conference Center Plymouth, MN Earlybird registration: November 5, 2010. Opening Keynote by George Kuh, Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), Founding Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and Author of Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter. For more information: http://www.collab.org/

Workshop Opportunity: Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues

Faculty at all career stages, undergraduate research directors, grants administrators, development officers. CUR Dialogues is designed to bring faculty and administrators to Washington, D.C. to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders. Click "more" for further information.

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