Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Curriculum Development and Revitalization Grants - Deadline May 1

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is offering support for faculty designing a new semester-long course, or substantially re-designing an existing semester-long course, to reflect a global, multicultural, or interdisciplinary curriculum (as identified in the Academic Strategic Plan, April 2010). Deadline to apply is May 1.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry - May 4th

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 4 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.

New Faculty Orientation Session

There will be a New Faculty Orientation Session on Thursday, May 10 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Year-end wrap up, review, and evaluation session. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet.

Final Friday Faculty Social - Friday, May 11

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on Friday, May 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Interpretive Center. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations.

Congratulations to Mini Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Eric Dugdale who has been awarded a Teaching and Learning Mini Grant to attend the Minnesota Research Laboratory Summer Manuscript Workshop.

Deadline to Submit Travel Receipts - May 31

Please assist the Kendall Center in administering the faculty professional travel funds by submitting your receipts for completed travel by Thursday, May 31st. Materials received after this date will not be reimbursed. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available online on the Kendall Center website. Thank you

Two Gustavus Professors Included in Best 300 Professors Book

Two Gustavus Professors Included in Best 300 Professors Book. Professor of Biology John Lammert and Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Leitch are both included in the Princeton Review's latest publication, The Best 300 Professors. The book was published on Tuesday, April 3, and profiles 300 outstanding professors at 122 colleges across the country.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2013 HETL Association International Conference in Orlando

Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association International Conference, Orlando, January 13-15, 2013, in cooperation with the University of Central Florida Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The conference theme is Exploring Spaces for Learning, with a particular invitation of papers on informal learning sites, virtual learning spaces, experiential learning and global classrooms. Presentations are sought on engaging and retaining students

AAC&U - request for proposals

Bringing Theory to Practice Project Request for Proposals. First Deadline: June 15, 2012. click "move" for further information.

May Conference: "Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils"

Biola University's Center for Christian Thought is hosting its first annual conference featuring presentations from several prominent Christian scholars on the theme of "Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils." please click more for further information.

POD Network

The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Diversity Committee enthusiastically invites proposals for the 2012 Educational Development Internship Grant.

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.