Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

New Faculty Orientation Day

New Faculty Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday, August 28th in the Campus Center, Heritage Room 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 the campus and 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 for schedule)

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.

First Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the First Friday Faculty Social on Friday, September 7th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Johns Family Courtyard (Courtyard Cafe if rain). Get to know new faculty and reconnect with colleagues. Refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!

Teachers Talking Dates for 2007-08

Teachers Talking is open to all faculty at the College and is focused on issues of interest to teaching and learning. We host these over free lunch in the Three Crowns Buffet for all attendees from either 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. or 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. (click "more" for schedule).

New Faculty Orientation Sessions - 2007-08 Schedule

All new faculty members are expected to attend orientation sessions throughout the academic year. Department chairs are asked not to schedule classes for new faculty during this time. Each session has a topic and one or more faculty facilitators, and provides opportunity to share information about the issues of importance to new faculty. (click "more" for schedule and topics)

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