Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Scholars Speaking: Faculty/Student Scholarship in the Humanities

Faculty and Students are invited on Friday, November 1 at 3:30 PM at the Interpretive Center, for a panel discussion "Scholars Speaking: Faculty/Student Scholarship in the Humanities".
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Teachers Talking

Topic: Teaching Texts and Subjects that Trigger Trauma for Students. Join us for Teachers Talking on Thursday, November 7th. Staff from the Counseling Office will explore the triggering of trauma responses in the classroom and will identify strategies to support students experiencing such responses. Discussion will focus on how faculty can best provide this support while continuing to address course content. Co-sponsored with the Provost's Office.
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Teachers Talking Technology

Join us on Tuesday, November 12 for Teachers Talking Technology. Want to learn how to embed a YouTube video in your course? Or how do you download all those papers at one time so you can read and grade them? Maybe you've always thought you wanted to add a Forum to your course, but wasn't sure how to proceed. We'll share just some of these things, as well as some tips and tricks!
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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.
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New Faculty Orientation Session 11/14

Join us on Thursday, November 14 for New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic is: Dealing with departmental colleagues; a session on successfully navigating inter-and intra-department relationships and politics. Led by Margaret Bloch Qazi. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Relationships around the World

Curious about Lutheran-Roman Catholic Relationships around the World Today? Join us for a discussion of a 2013 International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Statement with Brazilian Theologian, Wanda Deifelt! November 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Room.
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Faculty Shop Talk

Esther Wang (Associate Professor in Music) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, November 15. Her talk entitled, "Now there is music from which a man can learn something. (W. A. Mozart)" 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.

New Faculty Orientation Session 11/21

Join us on Thursday, November 21 for New Faculty Orientation Session. The topic is: Course evaluations; a discussion of effective methods for evaluating teaching. Led by Paul Saulnier. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Fall Writing Retreats

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. We'll provide breakfast and lunch. Fall Retreats will be held in the Board Room on: Saturday, November 23 and Saturday, January 25. If you haven't done so already, please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu) for one or all of the writing retreats.
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Individual Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants Available Now

The mini-grant program encourages individual faculty to formulate a development plan related to teaching and student learning that is appropriate to their situation. Applications by eligible individual faculty members for projects about teaching and learning can be submitted anytime. Mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 as long as funds are available.
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Departmental and Interdisciplinary Programs (DIP) Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants Available Now

Faculty development grants supporting departmental and interdisciplinary program initiatives enable a group of faculty to work together to enhance course offerings, hone teaching methods, cultivate student learning, and, as appropriate, facilitate department/program members' research and creativity pursuits towards improving student learning.
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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.