Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking

Teachers Talking is on Thursday, February 9th. Come at 11:30 or 12:30 to choose your lunch from the banquet and join colleagues for a stimulating conversation. This month's topic: Experiential Education.

New Faculty Orientation Session

The Monthly Orientation Session for new faculty will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 9:00 am to 9:50 am in the Linner Lounge. Topic: Florence Amamoto, general education criteria.

Community Conversations on Advising

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 13, from 3:30 - 4:30 for Wine and Cheese in Linner Lounge, or Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8:00 am to 9:00 a.m. for Morning Coffee and Rolls in the Faculty/Staff Lounge. Discussion will be ~ Who Are Those Students Sitting in Front of Us? Changing Realities in the Classroom Profiles. What scores don't measure. We hope you can join us for one of the sessions.

International Faculty Development Opportunity to China

The SIT Study Abroad will again offer an Access Asia faculty development program in summer 2006 to southwest China. Access Asia: China, will provide an introduction to the Chinese medical system for faculty wishing to pursue research and teaching interests in this area.

Faculty Travel Funds ~ Send Applications In Now!

As you know, the fiscal year ends May 31st. If you are planning any travel between now and then, please submit your application for Faculty Travel Funds as soon as possible. You can find a copy of the application on the Faculty Development website. This will help us to determine if we will have any funds remaining at the end of the year, which may be made available to you for travel. Thank you!

New Faculty Retreat

Please join your new (first- and second-year) colleagues for a well-deserved retreat, Friday evening into Saturday afternoon, April 28-29, at Shalom Hill Farm retreat center near Windom (about 90 minutes west of St. Peter). We'll leave from campus at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and return by about 3:00 on Saturday. To sign up, or for more information, please contact Chris Johnson (x7159, e-mail cjohnso5) or Amy Pehrson (x7169, e-mail apehrson) by Friday, April 14. We hope you can come!

Teachers Talking -Send me your ideas!

The following are topics for the next two upcoming Teachers Talking. We are asking for your ideas and opinions for the April session. What would you like to see the topic be? Please send your ideas and opinions to cblaukat@gac.edu. Thank you!

Faculty Resource Network - Deadline Feb 17th

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; Dean Mariangela Maguire will need to write a letter of support for your application. Please let Mariangela or Barbara Fister know of your interest by February 1st.

Speakers on Teaching & Learning

Thanks to the Bush Foundation grant, the Faculty Development Resource Center has funds to bring in speaker/s to Gustavus on topics related to Teaching and Learning. So, if you know of someone you would like to have speak on campus or to your department, please email cblaukat with and for more details. We are looking for speakers for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

New Books

The Faculty Development Resource Center has three new resource books available for check-out. Please stop by the office and check them out or send an email to cblaukat and request the book to be sent through campus mail.

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

Race and Pedagogy National Conference Sept 14-16

The Race and Pedagogy National Conference will be hosted by the Unviersity of Puget Sound on September 14-16, 2006. The conference will discuss the pedagogical implications of race in higher education in institutions and programs orientated towards a liberal education in the arts and sciences. The deadline to submit proposals is February 15 and those who would like to attend, the date is September 14-16, 2006. For information please visit www.ups.edu/rpc.xml.

Calvin College Summer Seminars - deadline Feb 3rd

The seminar program seeks to promote a strong Christian voice in the academy by addressing issues of current debate within various disciplines from the perspective of a deep Christian commitment and encouraging the production of first-order scholarship. See the program website, www.calvin.edu/scs, for details and to apply. The application deadline for most events is February 3rd, 2006.

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.