Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Celebration of Creative Inquiry - Abstract submission deadline April 6

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the Celebration of Creative Inquiry. Please visit the Kendall Center website under Undergraduate Research for information and online submission form. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, April 6th. The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on Friday, May 6.
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2011 Summer Teaching & Learning Workshop

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to introduce the 2011 Summer Teaching & Learning Workshop from May 31 to June 3. Workshops bring faculty members from across the campus together to generate ideas to enhance pedagogy, focus on particular issues vital to intellectual success, and develop better ways to engage students in collaborative learning endeavors. please click more for further information.
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SoTL lunch (one session only)

Join us for a SoTL lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Leila Brammer will be the speaker. All are welcome, even if you are not planning a SoTL project in the near future. Free lunch at the Three Crowns buffet then meet in St Peter Room.

Teachers Talking Active Listening

Join us on April 14 for a Teachers Talking on Active Listening. How much of what your colleagues, students and advisees are saying do you think you are really hearing? Do you think the speakers are feeling truly heard and understood? You may be surprised. Active listening is a way of engaging with a person to better understand what s/he is trying to communicate. Program runs at 11:30 a.m. and at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in St Peter Room.
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Teachers Talking Technology

There will be a Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, April 19th. Program runs at 11:30 and at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in Heritage Room.

New Faculty Mentoring Partners Program Social

There will be a New Faculty Mentoring Partners Program Social for all mentors and their mentees on Wednesday, April 20th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the St Peter Room. Wine and cheese/crackers will be served.

New Faculty Orientation Session

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, April 21 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Know everything but still want lunch? As we near the end of the semester, you are invited to a no-agenda new faculty orientation lunch.
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Teachers Talking Writing - WRITI, WRITD, WRITWHAT?: A Discussion of Faculty Expectations

Join us on April 26 for Teachers Talking Writing with co-facilitators Jeanne Herman and Becky Fremo for a candid discussion of the WRITI and WRITD criteria. How do they shape our expectations of students in the classroom? What do faculty members expect to accomplish in these courses? How do we understand the language of program requirements? What happens to a writing intensive or writing in the disciplines course after the WRIT proposal is accepted?
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Celebration of Creative Inquiry

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on Friday, May 6 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.

Teachers Talking Course Evaluations

Join us on May 5 for a Teachers Talking on Course Evaluations. As the semester winds down, what would you like to know about student's experience in your classroom? Join colleagues for lunch to talk about what kinds of information regarding student learning and attitudes is useful to collect on end of the semester course evaluations, how to ask the questions and what to do with the information you've received.
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About the newsletter

This is an e-mail newsletter from the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. If you prefer not to receive future issues of this newsletter, please send an e-mail to cblaukat@gustavus.edu with your e-mail address and name.