Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Summer Workshop on Teaching and Learning -- MARCH 5th DEADLINE

The Faculty Development Program invites you to participate this summer in our workshop designed to help enhance research and creative practices for students in all disciplines. Drawing on direction provided by the College's strategic planning process, the Faculty Senate, and the Academic Planning Committee (2006), the workshop aims to assist faculty prepare, enhance, and assess the vital and transformative opportunities for student scholarship and creativity.

Special Teachers Talking March 1st

Join us for a special Teachers Talking lunch on Thursday, March 1st from 11:30 to 12:20 or again at 12:30 to 1:30 in the Heritage Room. Mark Bjelland, Alisa Rosenthal and Scott Bur will be discussing their recent trip to the AAC&U Conference in New Orleans.

March Teachers Talking - Advancement

Join Brenda Moore from Advancement on Thursday, March 8th in the St Peter Room from 11:30 to 12:20 or at 12:30 to 1:20 pm. She will discuss how fundraising work is done at colleges and universities, and the opportunities and challenges of advancement work. Free lunch. Good conversation.

Bush Mini-Grant Applications due March 19th

In order to make the best use of funds remaining in the Bush Foundation faculty development grant, we have made some changes in procedures for mini-grant applications. Rather than accepting proposals on a rolling basis, applications for individual, departmental, and mid-career and senior mini-grants will be due March 19th. For more information, see the Faculty Development Website or contact Laura Behling or Barbara Fister.

Grant Program Application Due Dates

Sabbatical Proposals, applications due March 1, 2007. Research, Scholarship and Creativity Grants, applications due March 15, 2007. If you have any questions about these grants, please contact Elizabeth Bear, Faculty Development Committee Chair or go to the Faculty Development website.

Please Submit Final Reports for Bush Mini-Grants

Final reports are due for the Bush Teaching and Student Learning Mini-Grants. The final report to The Bush Foundation, will need to clearly identify how our use of the funds focused on the issues of student learning and pedagogy. The Bush Foundation will expect to see a deliberate attempt to assess the effectiveness of our teaching and learning projects in our final report. For this reason, please include such information in your final report to us.

April Teachers Talking

Join Gwen Freed from the Office of College Relations on Tuesday, April 17th for wine and appetizers in the St. Peter Room from 3:30 to 4:20p.m. She will discuss how liberal arts colleges in general, and Gustavus, in particular, establish and sustain a successful identity in higher education. If you can't make that date, join us for lunch on Thursday, April 19th in the St Peter Room from 11:30 to 12:20 or at 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Submit your Faculty Travel Receipts and Requests

Please submit your receipts from any trips at your earliest convenience. And if you are planning a trip, please submit your application as early as possible. As we begin to approach the end of the fiscal year, we need to reconcile all faculty travel accounts. Our purpose in doing this is twofold; first, to get you reimbursed for faculty travel expenses and second, to determine if there will be any remaining funds. Thank you

National Multicultural Institute Annual Conference

On April 26-29, 2007 The National Multicultural Institute will hold it's 24th annual conference, Diversity in Action: The Local Impact of Globalization in Minneapolis, MN.

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