Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Building a Learning-Centered Institution ~ Collaboration Conference

The Collaboration for the advancement of college teaching and learning is holding the 2006 winter conference, topic: Building a Learning-Centered Institution. The conference will be held February 17-18 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Bloomington MN.

Network Summer at NYU

Gustavus has recently joined the Faculty Resource Network at New York University. Membership in this consortium means our faculty are eligible to apply for one of ten Network Summer seminars. Travel to New York, registration and materials, lodging, and most meals are paid for. The deadline for applications is February 17th; since Dean Mariangela Maguire needs to write a letter of support for your application, please let her know of your interest by February 1st.

Teachers Talking - Mark the Date!

Teachers Talking is on Thursday, January 12th. Come at 11:30 or 12:30 to choose your lunch from the banquet and join colleagues for a stimulating conversation. This month, we'll be discussing Millennials in the Classroom.

Reading/Discussion Groups for Faculty & Staff

Join your colleagues during J-term for weekly conversation groups to reflect together on your teaching, mentoring, scholarship, life-work integration, and more. Books, refreshments, and a $100 stipend will be provided. Schedules and locations will be determined based on the groups' interest and availability. Please contact Chris or Amy in the CVR (e-mail either cjohnso5 or apehrson) by Dec. 30 if you're interested.

Scantron Forms - SET's

The Faculty Development office will now have the scrantron SET's forms available in our office and by request. Because the office is not staffed full-time, we ask that you plan ahead and make your requests early. Thank you

Grant Program Application Due Dates

  • Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grants: applications due Feb. 15, 2006
  • Sabbatical Leaves for 2007-2008: applications due March 1, 2006
  • Research, Scholarship and Creativity Grants: applications due March 15, 2006

New Book ~ To Improve The Academy

The Faculty Development Resource Center has a new resource book available. To Improve The Academy offers a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, faculty, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants.

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.