Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Faculty Shop Talk - April 12

Elizabeth Jenner (Sociology and Anthropology and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, April 12. Her talk entitled, "De-gendering Images of Nurses?: Socialization and Gendered Job Segregation" 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 Technology - Moodle

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 for Teachers Talking Technology. Moodle 2.x will be the new kid on the block come Fall 2013! Come and hear about the new features, like drag and drop uploading, and get a chance to preview what the new Moodle will look like. Joyce Aarsvold, Instructional Services, will be on hand to give a quick tour and answer your questions.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on April 18 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Gustavus and its Mission — this session explores the mission of Gustavus and its unique place in higher education. Topics include Gustavus as a liberal arts college, Lutheran higher education and Gustavus's connection to the Lutheran (ELCA) church, and its Swedish immigrant roots. Presenters: Will Freiert, Marcia Bunge, Kjerstin Moody.

Teachers Talking - SoTL

Join us on Thursday, April 25 for Teachers Talking: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects. The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects apply a scholarly lens to the classroom, testing pedagogical approaches and their impact on student learning by developing a hypothesis, gathering information and studying results. This session will connect faculty around campus to discuss new and/or modified teaching practices that enhance student learning.

Faculty Shop Talk - April 26

Kyle Chambers (Psychology) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, April 26. His talk entitled, "The Statistician with a Pacifier: What Babies Learn about Language & how it Changes Them" 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.

Spring Writing Retreats - April 27 & May 19

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, April 27 and Sunday, May 19.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry: deadline to submit abstract April 12

Faculty, please invite and encourage all Gustavus students engaged in creative inquiry to participate. Appropriate projects shall be defined by the standards of research, scholarship, and/or creativity of their discipline. Please visit the Kendall Center website for Abstract submission form and instructions. Abstract deadline is April 12, 2013.

Congratulations to Mini Grant Recipient

Congratulations to the Nursing Department who was awarded $1000 to investigate the use of simulation centers as an effective teaching/learning tool Gustavus nursing students.

Spark Fest: Twin Cities Digital Humanities Symposium

Have you been following developments in digital humanities? Are you ready to take the plunge and learn how to develop projects? Would you like to meet others who are interested in this emerging field? Would you like to take your digital humanities projects to the next level?

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