Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

2013 Summer Teaching & Learning Workshop (Camp Kendall)

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Teaching & Learning Workshop (Camp Kendall) from June 3 to June 6. Join your colleagues in a diverse range of workshops on topics related to student learning and faculty life. Please see the announcement for workshop descriptions, the schedule, and directions for registration. Registration due by April 29.

Curriculum Development and Revitalization Grants

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. Please see grant guidelines and timeline on the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning website . Deadline to apply is May 1.

Teachers Talking Writing

Join us for Teachers Talking Writing on Thursday, May 2. Program runs 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meeting in the St Peter Room.

Celebration of Creative Inquiry

The Celebration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on Friday, May 3rd, 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

Join us on Thursday, May 9 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic will be: Year in review and wrapping up the year — final session of the year where any outstanding questions are answered and faculty feedback about the new faculty orientation program is gathered. Presenter: Paul Saulnier. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Final Friday Faculty Social - Friday, May 17

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on Friday, May 17 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.

Spring Writing Retreat - 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. Retreat will be held in the Board Room on: Sunday, May 19. Reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu).

Shop Talk Openings Available for Next Year

It is time to put together the Shop Talk schedule for next year. If you would like to present a Shop Talk next year, please contact Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat@gustavus.edu) at the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning so that she may add your name to the list of future presenters. Remember, 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.

Reading in Common: Book Giveaway

The first year reading in common book has been announced: "A Pearl in the Storm" by Tori Murden McClure. To enable all faculty members to participate in the campus conversation, the Kendall Center is happy to announce that we will be offering a free book for any faculty member who would like one. Please email your request to the Kendall Center's administrative assistant, Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat@gac.edu).

Submit your Faculty Travel Receipts and Requests

Please assist us in reconciling the faculty professional travel funds by submitting your receipts for completed travel at your earliest convenience. The end of the fiscal year is May 31st. If you are planning a trip, please submit your application as early as possible. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available online on the Kendall Center website. Thank you

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.