Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

New Name Announcement

We are pleased to announce that as of June 1, we are changing our name to the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning.

New Co-Director of the Faculty Development Program

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Ackil, Associate Professor of Psychology, has been named a co-director of the Faculty Development Program replacing Barbara Fister who has served as co-director for the past two years. Thanks to Barbara for her leadership of the program.

Participants in the 2007 Summer Workshop on Teaching and Learning

The 2007 Summer Workshop on Teaching and Learning, The Student as Scholar Enhancing Research and Creative Practices, aims to assist faculty prepare, enhance, and assess the vital and transformative opportunities for student scholarship and creativity.

Book Giveaway

We are pleased to offer to any faculty member a free copy of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, the Man Who Would Cure the World, the text selected for the first year reading program. Please send an email to Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat) to request a copy.

Faculty Professional Travel Fund

In order to help you begin planning for next year's professional conferences, the following is an explanation of how the professional travel funds can be used, effective June 1, 2007. Please contact the Faculty Development Resource Center if you have questions; all forms can be found online on the Faculty Development website.

The Year in Review

The following report reflects how some faculty have participated in faculty development programs this year; we look forward to a new year of providing opportunities for faculty in their scholarship, research, creative work, and their teaching.

Fall Semester Calendar Items

*Tuesday, August 28: New Faculty Orientation *Wednesday, August 29: Faculty Development Day

Ideas for Next Year?

We are always interested in receiving ideas for the Teachers Talking series, guest speakers on higher education, reading groups, or other programs that would enhance the work of faculty here. Please send along your comments and ideas to the Kendall Center or either of the co-coordinators.

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.