Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking: Student Awards

On Thursday, January 17th, our focus will be on our role as faculty members in helping to inform students about, and prepare them to apply and compete for, nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. Teachers Talking runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Three Crowns Buffet; just sign in. Good conversation. Free Lunch.

January Reading Groups

January is a great time to talk with other faculty about a book in common. We'll be sponsoring two book groups this January;each will meet once a week during January, and the Kendall Center will provide refreshments AND the book for faculty participants. If you are committing to participate in a reading group and/or need a copy of the book, please send cblaukat an email.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

The International Faculty Development Seminars are a great opportunity for faculty to explore various parts of the world in authentic, academically-focused professional development programs through the CIEE. CIEE offers grants to member institutions to help defray the cost of travel. The deadlines for these grants from CIEE is January 15th. The deadline for summer 2008 programs is February 15. For more information visit the CIEE website.

Faculty Achievements publication

As a way to continue to promote and celebrate the good professional scholarly, research, and creative work of the faculty, we're launching a new publication, Faculty Achievements. Please click this "more" link to see the citation format to use.

Fulbright Workshop

Interested in research or teaching abroad? Join us for a Fulbright Faculty Workshop. Carol Robles, Senior Program officer at Fulbright/CIES will present the workshop on April 3rd, 2008. Learn about lecturing and research opportunities in 140 countries, get advice on which country to apply to and how to make contacts abroad, learn how to prepare the Fulbright application, and explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars. Mark your calendars!

Presidential, Sabbatical and RSC Grants Due Dates

Presidential - Feb. 15, 2008 Sabbatical - March 3, 2008 Research Scholarship and Creativity - March 17, 2008

Chili Cook-Off and Beer Tasting

Mark your calendars for the Chili Cook-Off and Beer Tasting on Friday, February 22nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m in the Interpretive Center. Cook up a big pot of your favorite chili, enough to share. Schell's Brewery has graciously agreed to provide the beer, we'll have chili fixin's and non alcoholic beverages too. Can't cook? Come anyway, there's plenty.

The Collaboration Winter Conference

The Collaboration Winter Conference, Critical Thinking in the Age of the Internet, will be held February 15-16, 2008 in Bloomington, MN. Early registration is January 24th. Please visit their website for more information.

Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference

The Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference will be held on March 27 to 29, 2008 at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. For more information on Registration Form, Conference Agenda, and Contact information please go the the website.

Lilly Network Exchange Program

The Lilly Fellows Program Board is sponsoring a Civil Rights seminar scheduled for June 3-15, 2008, "Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights" is a four-day Civil Rights seminar, followed by an eight-day bus tour to key sites of the Civil Rights Movement with opportunities to meet with participants of the Civil Rights Movement. For information contact Jessica Owens at jaowens@geneva.edu or Todd Allen at taallen@geneva.edu.

2008 National CASTL Institute

Join Creighton University for the 2008 National CASTL Institute: Developing Scholars of Teaching and Learning on June 4-7, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2008 Institute theme, Professional Dispositions and Values encourages exploration of the attributes, values and habits of mind that allow reflective inquiry. For more information on workshops and Institute programming, visit the web site.

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.