Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Bush Mini-Grant Applications due August 15th

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 August 15th. Funding for projects is only available through December 31, 2007. For more information, see the Kendall Center Website or contact Laura Behling or Jennifer Ackil.

Guest Speaker, Jill Singer Bush Teaching & Learning Summer Workshop

The 2007 Bush Teaching and Learning Summer Workshop on The Student as Scholar: Enhancing Research and Creative Practices has ended. Thanks to everyone!!

New Faculty Orientation Day

New Faculty Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at the Interpretive Center from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. New faculty are expected to join us for a day of discussion and discovery as we introduce you to the campus and to the resources available. You will meet other new colleagues, learn about campus offices, and connect with experienced faculty who can be valuable colleagues throughout your first year.

Faculty Development Day

Faculty Development Day will be held on Wednesday, August 29th in the Campus Center from 9:00 a.m. through lunch. The day will provide a time for interested faculty to talk about issues and also share teaching tips and techniques. The event also provides an opportunity to meet new faculty and share with them thoughts about who we are and what we are about as an academic community. More info forthcoming (click more and see schedule)

Faculty Professional Travel Fund

The following is an explanation of how the professional travel funds can be used, effective June 1, 2007. Please contact the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning if you have questions. All forms can be found online on the Kendall Center website.

Faculty Resource Network

The Faculty Resource Network's winter programs application is now available! The Network Winter Seminars are a series of one-week seminars on a broad range of topics that occur concurrently from Wednesday, January 9-13, 2008. The Symposium 2007 "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy" will be held November 16-17, 2007. Read further for more dates and information!

Book Giveaway

We are pleased to offer to any faculty member a free copy of Excellence Without a Soul. This will be a future Teachers Talking event. Please send an email to Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat) to request a copy.

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.