Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Faculty Achievements Thank you!

Thank you to all faculty who submitted their professional work to the inaugural issue of Faculty Achievements. We appreciate your willingness to conform to citation styles that may not be your disciplines', to meet deadlines, and to celebrate your and your colleagues' achievements and your patience as we've moved this publication forward. We look forward to celebrating both the publication and the good scholarly and creative work of the faculty in May.

Fulbright 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!

Special Mini-Grant Opportunity

Do you have ideas to enhance teaching and student learning in your classes? Does your department or program? The mini-grant program encourages individual faculty and groups of faculty (in departments or interdisciplinary programs) to select from many opportunities to formulate a development plan related to teaching and student learning that is appropriate to their situation.

Teachers Talking Technology: Moodle 2

At our next Teachers Talking Technology on Tuesday, March 4th, we will discuss Moodle. Teachers Talking Technology 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.

Teachers Talking - Science & Diversity video

Join us on Tuesday, March 11th for a special Teachers Talking. Brenda Kelly will be there to share with us the Science and Diversity Video from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room.

Teachers Talking - Book Discussion

On Thursday, March 13th, we will hold a book discussion on Excellence Without a Soul: How a Great University Forgot Education by Harry R. Lewis. Teachers Talking runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Three Crowns Buffet; just sign in. Good conversation. Free Lunch.


The Kendall Center will be sponsoring a workshop - How to Write a Recommendation Letter on Wednesday, April 9th from 4 to 5:00 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. Jeff Stocco, Career Center Director, will lead faculty in a conversation about how to convey information in a manner that is honest and useful. Faculty with all levels of experience are encouraged to join this important conversation. All participants will receive a useful handbook of example letters and resources.

Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on Friday, May 16th 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!

A Celebration of Creative Inquiry - Call for Abstracts

The Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a new, campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus. All students who wish to participate must select a faculty sponsor who has worked with them on their project and/or has the expertise to evaluate the project. Faculty- if you know of students who have carried out projects appropriate for this event, please visit the Kendall Center website.

Faculty Professional Travel Funds Reminder

Please assist us in administering the faculty professional travel funds by turning in your requests for travel funds prior to traveling and promptly turning in receipts for completed travel as soon as possible after the travel is completed. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available on the Kendall Center website.

Sabbatical and RSC Grants Due Dates

Sabbatical, deadline is March 3, 2008 and Research Scholarship and Creativity, deadline is March 17, 2008.

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.

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.