Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Faculty Development Day, August 27th

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 8:45 a.m. through lunch.

New Faculty Orientation Session - Sept 11th

Please join all new faculty colleagues for lunch on Thursday, Sept. 11th to talk over the first week of classes; bring your questions. Special guests will include library faculty to provide information about how to develop the collection in your area of expertise; how to reserve library instruction sessions; the nuts and bolts of the library (e-reserves, book ordering, scheduling); and the ways the library collaborates with classroom faculty to help our students develop sophisticated research skills.

Teachers Talking Fall 2008

Join Provost Morton on September 17 and 18 for a conversation about academic issues and trends in higher education today. In order to allow as many faculty as possible to attend, we have two separate times: Wednesday, September 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (wine and appetizers) and Thursday, September 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.

New Faculty Dates to Remember

New Faculty, please note the following events: 1) Monday, August 25th - Tenure Track new faculty will attend an informational luncheon/meeting from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the St. Peter Room, Campus Center. 2) New Faculty Orientation Day, Tuesday, August 26 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Heritage Room, Campus Center. All new faculty are expected to attend.

Writing Recommendation Letters - Link

Have you ever been asked to give a reference for someone about whom you do not have an unflinchingly positive opinion? And what did you say during that reference call? Here is a useful article from The Chronicle of Higher Education for writing good recommendation letters.

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.