Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning


It's the last week before classes begin so it must be time to "finish" up our syllabi! Join the Kendall Center for Syllabuspalooza in the Faculty/Staff Lounge from 8am-5pm on August 25, 2014. Fuel up on coffee and treats before heading back you your office to work or stay enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside others putting the last (or first) touches on their syllabi for Fall 2014.

Tenure Track Welcome Lunch and Meeting

This special afternoon session for new Tenure Track Faculty held on Monday, August 25th is designed for several reasons: first, this time will provide an opportunity for new tenure track faculty to begin to get to know other new faculty. Second, there are some specific details, such as how to use professional conference travel funds, to know. To finish the day, several second and third-year faculty members will join us for a conversation.

New Faculty Orientation Day

New Faculty Orientation Day will be held in the Heritage Room on Tuesday, August 26 from 8:45 to 4:30 pm. This day will allow new faculty to meet other faculty new to Gustavus, to be introduced to important offices they'll need to know (the Registrar, for example), and have more general conversations about their work here with returning faculty.

Faculty Development Day

The Kendall Center invites all faculty to attend Faculty Development Day on Wednesday, August 27 in the Heritage Room beginning at 8:30 am and continuing through lunch. Faculty Development Day is a half-day event that showcases good teaching practices, new developments in technology, pedagogical work being done on the campus, and other resources of interest to faculty.

New faculty mentors only lunch and meeting

New faculty mentors only lunch and meeting will be held on Thursday, August 28. We will meet for lunch at noon in the St Peter Room, meeting following.

First Friday Faculty Social

The Kendall Center invites all faculty to the First Friday Faculty Social on Friday, September 5th 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 and the Office of the Provost.

Fall Faculty Writing Retreat

The Kendall Center is sponsoring a Fall Writing Retreat for faculty Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center in Farmington, MN.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, September 11, 2014 for Teachers Talking. The topic will be:"50 Shades of Grey in the ADA: Reasonable Accommodation and Mental Health" facilitated by Margo Druschel. Program at 11:30 am and again at 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, meet in the St Peter Room.

New Mini Grants Awarded

Mini-grants supporting individual and departmental projects related to student learning are accepted throughout the year. For more information and application, please visit the KEndall Center website under GRANTS. The following mini grants have been awarded:

Updated Travel Materials

The travel materials have been updated. Faculty attending workshops are now eligible for up to $500 in funds. More information and travel guidelines, procedures, application, and expense report click HERE.

Kendall Center calendar

Faculty be sure to check your post office box for a Kendall Center calendar and other new semester goodies!

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.