Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

New Faculty Orientation Session 9/6

Join us on September 6 for the first new faculty orientation session, topic: checking in. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the Presidents Dining Room. Please feel free to get your lunch anytime after 12:15 P.M., we will have a sign-in sheet at the buffet. We'll start the session at 12:45 P.M.

First Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the First Friday Faculty Social this Friday, September 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 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, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations.

Teachers Talking

Join us for Teachers Talking on Thursday, September 13, topic: Getting Started. How do you start it all: enthusiasm for the subject, trips and projects, and expectations? The first day of class is important for setting the tone and expectations for the rest of the semester. What are your objectives for the first day of class and what do you do with your students? Join your faculty colleagues in a conversation about getting the semester off to a good start.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join us for Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, September 18. Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in President's Dining Room.

Faculty-Trustee Book Discussion

Faculty are invited September 19, Board Room, 3:30-5:00 to an informal discussion of Andrew Delbanco's College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, co-hosted/facilitated by Greg Kaster and Gustavus Trustees John Hallberg (Chair of Board's Institutional Advancement Committee) and Jan Michaletz. This discussion is an opportunity for faculty and trustees to reflect together on the challenges Gustavus faces along with other liberal arts institutions.

New Faculty Orientation Session 9/27

New Faculty please join us on September 27 for New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Facilitating classroom discussion — a session on effective methods of engaging students in large and small group discussions. Presenter: Leila Brammer. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Website Feature: Share your ideas & suggestions

Have an idea for Teachers Talking? Suggest future programming? The KCEL website has a link for faculty and staff to submit ideas, suggestions and provide feedback called 'Share your ideas & suggestions'

Chronicle of Higher Education

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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.