Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Telling the Gustavus Story

Help the offices of Marketing & Communication tell the story of our academic program and the inspiring faculty and students who make Gustavus what it is. What inspires your research and the way you teach? Which student will you always remember and why? What successful projects, collaborations, and experiences have set a high bar for future student work?
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New Faculty Orientation Session 3/7

Join us on March 7 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Curriculum overview and academic advising at Gustavus — a discussion of the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 liberal arts paradigm, curriculum I and curriculum II, as well as a discussion of how to be an effective academic advisor. Presenter: Steve Mellema and Julie Johnson. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the Presidents Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk 3/8

Kristian Braekkan (Econ/Mgmt) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 8. His talk entitled, "Psychological contract violations, union commitment, and trust in management" will be presented 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 - March 14

Join us for a special Teachers Talking on Thursday, March 14. The topic will be: The Three Voices of Community Engagement: Community Partners, Students, and Faculty. The purpose of this session is to introduce Gustavus faculty to the three voices of community engagement: community partners, students, and faculty.
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Spring Writing Retreats

Locate your sources, charge your batteries, and sharpen your pencils! This spring the Kendall Center, in collaboration with the Provost's Office, is hosting monthly Writing Retreats. Faculty can sign up for a full day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - devoted to writing. We'll provide breakfast and lunch. Retreats will be held in the Board Room on: Saturday, March 16, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, May 19.
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Teachers Talking Technology

Join us for Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, March 19. Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meeting in the Heritage Room

New Faculty Orientation Session 3/21

Join us on March 21 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be:Gustavus committee structure and shared governance — a discussion of the committee structure at Gustavus and how to become involved. What does each of the committees do anyway? Presenter: Mary Solberg, Vice-chair of the Faculty Senate. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk 3/22

Sean Easton (English) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 22. His talk entitled, "Torpheus and the Invisible Government: The Post-Democratic Mythology of Three Days of the Condor (1975) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011)." will be presented on Friday, March 22, 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.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry: deadline to submit abstract April 5

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 Friday, May 3rd and will feature student poster presentations. Faculty, please invite and encourage all Gustavus students engaged in creative inquiry to participate. Please visit the Kendall Center website.
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Congratulations to Mini Grant Reciprients

Congratulations to the Religion department for receiving a mini grant to conduct a department workshop addressing methodology and practice in the study of religion in 200 level classes. Congratulations to Yurie Hong for receiving a mini grant to attend the Digital Humanities Conference.

New Books Available

The Kendall Center has purchased the following books. They can be checked out from the Gustavus Library.
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Turning Technologies

Turning Technologies will be hosting a faculty lunch and learn on Wednesday, March 20th regarding audience response systems. We will provide an overview of the new Turning Point 5 software including the direct integration with PowerPoint for Mac. In addition to the software we will discuss some learning theories commonly used in conjunction with clicker technology as well as ways to track student progress throughout the semester and import result to the Moodle gradebook.
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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.