Faculty Development

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning

Teachers Talking - "All Things Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity"

Join us Thursday, January 8, 2009 for Teachers Talking on "All Things Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity." Join colleagues to learn about how to involve students in research/scholarship/or creative works inside and outside the classroom, how Presidential faculty-student collaboration grants apply to every discipline (and how to apply), and learn about this year's Celebration of Creative Inquiry.

Teachers Talking - "Responding to Students"

Join us Thursday, January 15 for Teachers Talking on "Responding to Students." Dr. Rachel Slater, Staff Psychologist in the Counseling Center, will discuss her study of how college teachers recognize and manage their emotional reactions to students. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St. Peter Room from 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. or again from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Kendall Center Strategic Planning Session

All faculty are invited to participate in a strategic planning for the Kendall Center. Come share you ideas about the future of faculty professional development at Gustavus on Tuesday, January 13 from 2-3 p.m. in Linnear Lounge.

New Faculty Orientation Session (tenure-track only)

Join us on Wednesday, January 28 for New Faculty Orientation on "Faculty Reviews and Tenure Criteria" (tenure-track faculty only). New tenure-track faculty are invited for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Peter Room. The session on faculty reviews and tenure criteria will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

FTS: Curriculm Conversations & Collaboration Grants

The First Term Seminar Program and the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning are pleased to introduce a special curriculum development opportunity for faculty teaching in the First Term Seminar program in Fall 2009. Please visit the Kendall Center website for an application and further information. Deadline to apply is February 13, 2009.

Teaching & Learning Summer Workshop

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to introduce the 2009 Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop, June 1-5. Faculty will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions, depending on interest or availability. Please visit the Kendall Center website for a description of each session, day/s and time/s, and the application.

Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off is back! All faculty, please plan to attend the most tasty event of the year and see if you can dethrone the Classicist's award-winning culinary creation from last year. What to do? Please cook up a pot of your favorite chili, enough to share. No time to cook? Come anyway, there always is plenty for all. The Cook-off will be held Friday, February 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. As usual, Schell's Brewery has graciously agreed to provide the beer; non-alcoholic beverages also will be available.

Special Afternoon Teachers Talking on "Teaching as Contemplative Practice"

Join Dr. Arthur Zajonc, Mellon Professor of Physics at Amherst College on February 16, 2009, "Teaching as Contemplative Practice." He will talk about his work in incorporating contemplative practice in his teaching, followed by responses from Gustavus faculty. This afternoon Teachers Talking will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., with wine and light appetizers in the St. Peter Room.

The Teaching Professor and Academic Leader - December issues

Please click "more" to access The Teaching Professor and Academic Leader links for the December 2008 edition as well as the 2007 annual index.

Developing new NSSE questions--we need your feedback

Researchers at the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research are developing a series of questions to add to the NSSE that will evaluate students' experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. They, and we, would like to get your feedback on these new questions. Please go to our Wabash National Study blog to read the questions and post your comments.

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.