Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking

Teachers Talking will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 11:30 to 12:30 and again from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Three Crowns Buffet. Topic: Chapter 3 Discussion of the book What The Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain.

New Faculty Orientation Session

The Monthly Orientation Session for new faculty will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 9:00 am to 9:50 am in the Linner Lounge. Topic: Midterm grades, grading rubrics and methods, and registrar questions.

Diversity Conference - November 18-19

The 2005 Fall Professional Development Conference, Diversity Here and Now: Holistice Sustainable Approaches to Multicultural Learning from The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning will be held November 18-19 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.

WORKSHOP ~~ The Vital Faculty:Issues after Tenure

This workshop will be held March 3-5, 2006, at Texas Weseleyan University in Fort Worth, TX.

Faculty Travel Forms

The forms for Faculty professional travel can be found online on the Faculty Development website - http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facdev. The forms are also in the mailbox by the door of the Faculty Development Resource Center SSC 119. If you are submitting requests for travel online, please send the email attachment to cblaukat. Please submit your travel request forms at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

NEW BOOK ~ Liberal Arts Colleges & Education

The Faculty Development Resource Center has a new book available. It is Liberal Arts Colleges and Liberal Arts Education: New Evidence on Impacts by Ernest T. Pascarella, Gregory C. Wolniak, Tricia A. D. Seifert, Ty M.T Cruce, and Charles F. Blaich.

Syllabi and Course Evaluation Collection Book Available

At New Faculty Orientation, we handed out a Syllabi and Course Evaluation Collection booklet. It contains examples of syllabi and cousre evaluations used by Gustavus faculty members. If you would be interested in having a copy, please email me at cblaukat and I will get one to you. We would also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to those faculty who agreed to have their course syllabi and evaluations included.

Faculty Development Opportunities

There are many Faculty Development opportunities available. The Faculty Development Resource Center has a handout which outlines all information and the procedures for Faculty Professional Travel and Mini-Grants, including Individual, Departmental and Mid-Career and Senior Faculty. If you would like to receive this information, please email cblaukat.

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.