Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking

Join Ken Westphal, Vice President of Finance, for an overview of the college budgeting process, a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of spending priorities, and the campus framework plan. A wine and appetizers Teachers Talking will be held in the St Peter Room on Tuesday, October 17th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. It will be presented again on Thursday, October 19th during a free lunch.

Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Conference information for AACU, ALCF, The Collaboration, MN Private College Council, Fund & Research Foundation, MN Campus Compact, and Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA). Visit the individual websites or contact the Faculty Development Resource Center for more information.

Global Faculty Program

The Gustavus Global Faculty Program brings Gustavus students into conversation with outstanding scientists, artists, scholars, authors, teachers and other professionals from around the world. For up to one semester, students in classes at Gustavus engage in discussion, ask questions, and share observations via the Internet with "Global Faculty."

Chronicle of Higher Education - Live Chats

The Chronicle of Higher Education is holding live chats on various higher education topics. They will be held every Thursday at noon EST and each one will be hosted by a Chronicle editor and a guest "speaker." http://chronicle.com/live/

Check out this Article from The Carnegie Foundation

Interesting article from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Integrating Work and Life: A Vision for a Changing Academy by Pat Hutchings, Mary Taylor Huber, and Chris M. Golde.

Assessing Student Learning - new resource book available

The Faculty Developmnet Resource Center has a new book available for loan - Assessing Student Learning: A common sense guide by Linda Suskie. Please email cblaukat@gac if you'd like to check-out this resource book.

The Commission on the Future of Higher Education - final report

Below is the link for the final report of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education - http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/reports/pre-pub-report.pdf

SIT Faculty Development Program - Vietnam

SIT, School for International Training is the accredited higher education institution of World Learning, is offering a Faculty Development program opportunity in May 2007 to Vietnam.

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.