Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking

Teachers Talking is on Thursday, March 9th. Come at 11:30 or 12:30 to choose your lunch from the banquet and join colleaques for a stimulating conversation. This month we will be discussing Chapter 3 of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line. Books are still available, please email cblaukat if you would like a copy.

New Faculty Orientation Session

The monthly Orientaion Session for new faculty will be held on Thursday, March 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in the Linner Lounge. Topic: John Cha on International Education.

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!

Grant Program Application Due Dates

  • Sabbatical Leaves for 2007-2008: applications due March 1, 2006
  • Research, Scholarship and Creativity Grants: applications due March 15, 2006
  • 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!

    8 New Books Available

    The Faculty Development Resource Center has added eight new books to the library. Please feel free to check out any or all of these books at anytime. Call or email cblaukat with your selection or stop by the office and browse for topics that are of interest to you.

    National Symposium "The Millennial Student"

    The Faculty Resource Network is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the seventh annual National Symposium taking place on November 17-18, 2006 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 2006 symposium will focus on "The Millennial Student" and is being hosted by University of the Sacred Heart and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

    Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

    The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota March 27 - 29, 2006. Interested development professionals, researchers, and faculty should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute website at http://www.thegrantinstitute.com.

    Conference - Mentorship, Collaboration and Undergraduate Research

    The CUR Institute will be held July 21-23, 2006 at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Faculty and administrators will discuss models of undergraduate research, mentorship and collaboration. Registration is available by visiting: http://www.cur.org/institutes/socscihum.html

    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.