Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

First Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the First Friday Faculty Social on Friday, September 6 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.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Tuesday, September 10 for the first New Faculty Orientation Session. Checking-in session; provides an open-ended opportunity for new faculty to get to know each other, share their experiences, and have their questions answered in a supportive environment. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, September 12 for Teachers Talking, the topic: Writing Effective Tenure/Promotion/3rd Year Review Letters. Join us for a conversation about the characteristics of effective review letters, what works, what to avoid, and lots more.

SWAGs (Scholarly Work Achievement Groups)

New from the Kendall Center...SWAGs! SWAGs (Scholarly Work Achievement Groups) are sweet and simple goal setting groups for any interested faculty member at Gustavus. Their purpose? To help you develop career goals for your scholarship and identify short-term tactics for achieving those goals. SWAGs provide a gentle accountability structure that can help you move toward your goals even during the jam-packed academic year. Time commitment? One hour, two times a semester.

Research Ethics for Undergraduate Research Programs Webinar

Join us in the Board Room on Tuesday, September 17 from 1 to 3 pm for a Webinar on Research Ethics for Undergraduate Research Programs.

Teachers Talking Technology

Join us for Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, September 17. Program runs at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meeting in the Heritage Room.

Shop Talk

Ryan Bergstrom (Visiting Assistant Professor in Geography) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, September 20. His talk entitled, "Embedded in Nature: Sustainability in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" 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.

Fall Writing Retreats

Locate your sources, charge your batteries, and sharpen your pencils! The Kendall Center, in collaboration with the Provost's Office, is once again hosting monthly Writing Retreats. Faculty can sign up for a full day — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - devoted to writing. Retreats will be held in the Board Room on: September 21, October 27, November 23, and January 25. Reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu) for one or all of the writing retreats. Space is limited to 15 participants.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on September 26 for a 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: Lori Carsen Kelly. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

We're Leaning In! Come join us.

Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has inspired serious commentary and controversy about women and leadership and brought the subject of why women still do not occupy their share of top leadership positions in any realm back to the forefront. Kathy Lund Dean and Marcia Bunge invite you to read the book and join other Gustavus colleagues for a facilitated discussion on Tuesday, November 12 from 3-5 pm in the Phi Beta Kappa Room.

Fall Faculty Engagement Roundtable

Join us on Friday, October 11 from 4:30 to 6 pm in the St. Peter Room for the 1st Fall Faculty Engagement Roundtable. Title: The Intersection of Community-Based Learning with the Global Commons at Gustavus.

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.