- March 2: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - AquÃ y allÃ¡/Here and There with director Antonio MÃ©ndez Esparza
- March 5: New Faculty Orientation Session
- March 6: Faculty Shop Talk
- March 9: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Pelo malo/Bad Hair
- March 10: Teachers Talking Writing
- March 11: Faculty Publication Tea
- March 12: Teachers Talking
- March 16: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - La sombra azul/The Blue Shadow with director Sergio Schmucler
- March 19: New Faculty Orientation Session
- March 20: Faculty Shop Talk
- March 21: Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI
- March 21: Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus
- March 23: 2nd Gustavus Hispanic FilmFest - Last Screening: Wilaya
- March 24: Teachers Talking
- April 9: Teachers Talking
- April 10: Faculty Shop Talk
- April 11: Faculty Writing Retreat at ASI
- April 12: Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus
- April 16: New Faculty Orientation Session
- April 22: New Faculty Mentor/Mentee Social (tenure-track only)
- April 24: Faculty Shop Talk
- Alisa Rosenthal — x7437
- Sean Cobb, Technology — x6085
- Paul Saulnier, New Faculty Programming — x6123
- Leila Brammer, Research, Scholarship, and Creativity — x6190
- Deb Pitton, Global and Cultural Engagement — x7456
- Thia Cooper, Interim Diversity and Inclusive Excellence — x6296
- Cathy Blaukat — x6227
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is located in Beck Hall, Room 103
The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to introduce a special initiative available to eligible faculty to design a new semester-long course or substantially re-design an existing semester-long course targeting one of the following two strategic initiatives: Leadership and International and Cultural Competence. Please visit the Kendall Center website or click "more" for further information.
Margaret Bloch Qazi (Biology/SOTL coordinator), Brenda Kelly (Chemistry), and Leila Brammer (Communication Studies) will present SOTL Projects -- Innovations in the Biochemistry Laboratory Curriculum and Public Discourse and civic engagement: The introductory communication course as training for citizenship at the next Shop Talk. Please join them on April 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm in the Interpretive Center. click more to view the abstract.
Tuesday, May 6th, Using Personal Response Systems (Clickers) in the Classroom.
Teachers Talking Technology 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 Celebration of Creative Inquiry is a new, campus-wide forum to publicly share the creative inquiry of students from Gustavus Adolphus College. The Celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Campus Center on Friday, May 2nd, and will feature student poster presentations (or other similar presentations as appropriate). "Creative inquiry" is an intentionally broad term that encompasses research and scholarship including, in the arts, exhibits or performances.
Thank you to all faculty who submitted their professional work to the inaugural issue of Gustavus Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creativity 2006 & 2007 (note, we've changed the title). We were delighted to receive entries from more than 100 faculty across the College.
Please join faculty colleagues for a Celebration of Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creativity on Friday, May 16th from 4 to 6 p.m. A short program will begin at 4:30 p.m. Copies of the publication detailing faculty achievements, Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creativity 2006-2007, will be available. Refreshments provided. Hope to see you there!
Reading in Common: Get your Copy! Book Giveaway
The first year reading in common book has been announced: John Pomfret's Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China. To enable all faculty members to participate in the campus conversation, we will be offering a free book for any faculty member who would like one. This will be a future Teachers Talking event. Please email your request to the Kendall Center's administrative assistant, Cathy Blaukat (email@example.com).
Please assist us in administering the faculty professional travel funds by submitting your receipts for completed travel at your earliest convenience. The end of the fiscal year is May 31st. And if you are planning a trip, please submit your application as early as possible. Forms and guidelines for travel funds are available online on the Kendall Center website. Thank you
Career Center Director, Jeff Stocco, led a great workshop aimed at sharing best practices when writing letters of recommendations. We quickly ran out of the very helpful, Writing Recommendation Letters: A Faculty Handbook. However, we have one copy on reserve in the Kendall Center for faculty to check out. Stop by or e-mail Cathy Blaukat (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to borrow this book.
Fulbright Materials Available
If any faculty were unable to attend the Fulbright Scholar Workshop in April but would like a copy of their grants, please contact cblaukat and a copy will sent to you through campus mail.
Update your Kendall Center website bookmark
The Kendall Center URL has changed to the more appropriate and logical: http://gustavus.edu/kendallcenter/ Be sure to update the bookmark for this website.
Parallel Journaling: Students and Teachers in a Classroom Assessment Experiment
The article Parallel Journaling: Students and Teachers in a Classroom Assessment Experiment looks at an interesting approach to improving teaching and learning. It is by Nicole Howard, assistant Professor of history at the California State University, East Bay in Haward, CA and can be found in the Tomorrow's Professor newsletter.
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