Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Faculty Development Coordinator Change

For the 2006-2007 academic year, Laura Behling has stepped back into her role as Faculty Development Co-Coordinator. Barbara Fister will continue as Co-Coordinator. Michele Rusinko will be working with the New Faculty Mentoring Partners Program. A BIG thank you to Michele for all her hard work and dedication the last two years as Co-Coordinator!

New Faculty Orientation Day and Welcome

New Faculty Orientation Day for all new faculty will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at the Interpretive Center from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. An afternoon meeting for all new tenure track faculty is scheduled for Monday, August 28th from noon through dinner.

Faculty Development Day

Faculty Development Day will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 9:00 am through lunch in the Heritiage Room. Please register for the day by returning the RSVP that will be sent to your campus mailbox. Breakfast pastries and lunch will be provided.

New SoTL Program Coordinator

The Faculty Development office is pleased to announce that Margaret Bloch Qazi has officially been appointed as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program Coordinator for 2006-2007.

Faculty Travel Procedures

Procedures for the Faculty Professional Travel Expenses are as follows:

Teachers Talking

The first Teachers Talking event of the year is September 21st at 11:30 and/or 12:30 at the Three Crowns Buffet. Free lunch. Please mark your calendars now for all Teacher Talking events for 2006-2007. See entire article.

Mini Grant Opportunities

Funds are available for faculty, as individuals or as departments, to work on projects related to student learning. Please visit our website for more detailed information including the budget form and the application process at http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/facdev/.

New Book - Creating a New Kind of University

The Faculty Development Resource Center has a new book available for you to check out - Creating a New Kind of University by Stephen Percy, Nancy Zimpher and Mary Jane Brukardt.

New Book ~ The American Faculty

The Faculty Development Resource Center has a new book available for you to check out and read - The American Faculty: The Restructuring of Academic Work and Careers. If interested please call (6227) or 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.