Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking

Join us on Wednesday, October 10th for Teachers Talking. Topic: Struggling Students. Students come to Gustavus with varied strengths and skill sets. While they have performed well at the high school level, some of our students struggle with numeracy, writing and reading at the collegiate level. In this teachers talking, share the student challenges that you've encountered and explore appropriate support structures to help students develop basic skills to help them succeed in college.
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Faculty Shop Talk

Sujay Rao (History) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 12. His talk entitled, "The 'Holy Man of Mandisovi': Studying Popular Dissent in 19th-century Argentina" will be presented on Friday, October 12th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed here.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join us for Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, October 16. Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in Heritage Room.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join us for Teachers Talking Writing on Wednesday, October 17. Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in Presidential Dining Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on October 18 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Grading rubrics and policies — a session on grading student assignments. A variety of assignment types are discussed. Presenter: Scott Bur. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the 49er Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on October 25 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Keeping students engaged — a session on overcoming the mid-semester doldrums experienced in many classrooms. Presenter: Alisa Rosenthal. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the Presidents Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Shop Talk 10/26

Max Hailperin (Math/Computer Science) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 26. His talk will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m.

Shop Talk speaker solicitation

If you would like to present a Shop Talk this year, please contact Margaret Bloch Qazi (mqazi@gac.edu) or Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat@gac.edu). Any type of research, scholarship, or creativity is appropriate for presentation at a Shop Talk as long as the majority of what is presented represents the presenter's own work. Work in progress presentations are fine.
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New Undergraduate Research books available

The Kendall Center has purchased two new publications from CUR -- "Undergraduate Research Offices and Programs" and "How to Start an Undergraduate Research Journal." These publications have been placed in the Gustavus library, under Kendall Center for check out.

Add Kendall Center to your Google Calendar

If you would like to add upcoming Kendall Center events to your Google Calendar, you can click on the "Events" title to go to the College Calendar. From there, you can click on the "Add 'Sponsor / John S Kendall Center for Engaged Learning' to your calendar" link.

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.