Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Thank You

Thank you to the following faculty, staff, and administrators for sharing their expertise, experiences, ideas, and time this year in programs sponsored by the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning. Click the "more" link to view list.

Summer Hours

The Kendall Center will move to summer hours June through mid-August. We appreciate your patience as it may take a few extra days for us to respond either by email or phone.

Do your students work too hard in your classes?

Project leaders from Wabash College will present in-depth results of the study in a workshop format, allowing faculty to work on a particular course or course component that addresses study findings. Join us for Faculty Development Day on Wednesday August 27 from 9 a.m. through lunch.

Fall Semester Calendar Items

1. Monday, August 25: Orientation for new Tenure Track Faculty 2. Tuesday, August 26: New Faculty Orientation 3. Wednesday, August 27: Faculty Development Day 4. Friday, September 5: First Friday Faculty Social 5. Friday, February 13, 2009: Chili Cook-Off

Reading in Common: 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 (cblaukat@gac.edu).

The Faculty Professional Travel Fund Guidelines

The following is an explanation of how the professional travel funds can be used. 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. Please click "more" for guidelines.

Ideas for Next Year?

We are always interested in receiving ideas for the Teachers Talking and Teachers Talking Technology series, guest speakers on higher education, reading groups, or other programs that would enhance the work of faculty here. Please send along your comments and ideas to the Kendall Center.

The Year in Review

The following are some of the ways faculty have participated in Kendall Center faculty professional development programs this year; the Kendall Center looks forward to a new year of providing opportunities for faculty in their scholarship, research, creative work, and their teaching. Please click on "more" to see the list.

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.