Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

First Friday in the Library: Ebooks

Faculty are invited to drop by on March 2nd between 1:30 and 3:30 for refreshments and conversation in the Gustavus Library Associates Reading Room (past the reference desk, main floor). The topic for this First Friday is Ebooks: what do you think of them? What impact might digital books have on teaching and learning? What are the implications for future scholarship? Will the future for books be open or pay per view? Will we have a future for books where sharing is disabled and privacy is not an option?
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New Faculty Orientation Session

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, March 8 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Topic: Academic Advising, led by Julie Johnson. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

Teachers Talking Technology

What is an unconference, and what do unconferences suggest about the future of scholarly communication? On Tuesday, March 20 Barbara Fister will report on two experiences with THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology camps), explore how the unconference format and style reflect new approaches to knowledge sharing, and open a conversation about what the implications might be for both research and teaching.
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Teachers Talking Writing: "A Review of Peer Review"

Join us on Wednesday, March 21 for Teachers Talking Writing: "A Review of Peer Review." Andrew Grace will address peer review from the perspective of a former student and instructor. The discussion will revolve around managing expectations, positioning students to succeed, and anticipating potential pitfalls. Program runs at 11:30 am 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, March 22 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Topic: how faculty governance works at Gustavus, committees at Gustavus, how the election or appointment process works, and suggestions on ways for you to be involved . Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

Chili Cook-off Winner!

Congratulations to Mary McHugh, Classics, for winning this year's Chili Cook-off! Mary also won in 2008. Past winners include: Karla Marz (Biology), Russ Park (MCS), Brandy Russell (Chemistry), Brian O'Brien (Chemistry), Max Hailperin (MCS), Charles Pastor (MCS), Jeff Rosoff (MCS), and Paul Estenson (MCS).

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