J-Term Programming

Kendall Center

J-Term 2022 Programming

The Kendall Center is pleased to offer these various sessions, workshops, and reading groups during J-term. Please email Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat@gustavus.edu) to register. 

Course Proposal Open House 
January 6th from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the St. Peter Room or via Zoom
The goal of this session is to allow faculty to stop in to ask questions about the new curriculum, course proposals, and the Challenge Seminar. Kate Knutson, Sharon Marquart and Valerie Walker will compose the panel. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, January 11th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/mdv-ojbf-nde

Topic: Supporting Student and Faculty Mental Health in the Classroom
This session will discuss walking the line between supporting students with mental health concerns during an ongoing pandemic and providing a space for them to develop resilience; all while taking care of yourself! Facilitator: Hannah Godbout, Director, Counseling Center. 
Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/mdv-ojbf-nde

Wednesday, January 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87439627312?pwd=TjNnV3QrN2ZlVWo3aHdlN281TkJEUT09
Topic: Trauma-Informed Care in the Classroom
This session will teach you how to recognize trauma-reactions in yourself and others through an intracultural lens. You will learn appropriate ways to respond to students who are exhibiting symptoms of trauma that will prevent further harm to the individual. The training also covers boundary-setting as a tool to balance enabling versus empowering students when they seek help. Co-Facilitators: Alyssa Baker and Monica Mikhaeil, Mental Health Therapists, Counseling Center. 

Mid-Career Faculty Programming
Tuesday, January 11th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ZOOM Meeting 
Topic: Time to go up for Promotion?
Kendall Center invites all associate professors to come together for a virtual panel discussion with colleagues who have recently been promoted. Panelists will share their own promotion journeys, along with discussing questions such as why one should go up for promotion? When may be a good time to go up for promotion? And what are some of the barriers that may have prevented faculty from going up for promotion?

ID: 85617223986 Passcode: xrutride

Thursday, January 13th 
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/4921258489
Topic: Process of Promotion
Got tenure? Ready to go up for Full Professor? Join us for an information meeting with the Chair of the Personnel Committee, Scott Bur, to better understand the process for promotion. Facilitator: Scott Bur, Professor, Chemistry and Co-Chair. 

Tuesday, January 18th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/87132045471?pwd=cjVCbnkxTzdNOE92VzNycVpSNUhndz09 
Topic: My Gustavus 
Bring your laptop for a hands-on session with the new MyGustavus, which replaces WebAdvisor as of December 2021. Facilitator: Elizabeth Kubek, Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities in Provost's Office and Professor, English. 

Wednesday, January 19th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/84887074953?pwd=OTBpTko3c2gzVjFacE5raTEvU2xVdz09
Topic: Moodle Q&A, top 3 tips, and what’s new 
Facilitator: Marni Dunning, Associate Director for Instructional Services, GTS. 

Reading Groups
Monday, January 10th and Tuesday, January 11th from 9 a.m. to noon ZOOM Meeting
Faculty will read On Being Included, Sara Ahmed's classic text on the experience of "diversity workers" on college campuses. Faculty participants will share their responses to the reading and ideas for discussion as we consider the implications of Ahmed's study for Gustavus. The book will be provided to all participants. Facilitator: Jill Locke, Professor, Political Science. 

Join Zoom Meeting https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/84366712097?pwd=WGpKUC96eENGblNQTWVMclZGTmdpdz09
Meeting ID: 843 6671 2097 Passcode: 25034610

Fridays, January 28 and February 4 in Vickner Hall, Phi Beta Kappa Room from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting
Join us for a reading group on Resmaa Menakem’s book My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. The book provides new solutions to recognizing and healing racialized trauma. Come to these book discussions and discover what it means to heal our whole “selves.” Wear comfortable clothing. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. Facilitator: Esther Wang, Associate Professor of Piano, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty Associate, Kendall Center. 

Link -- https://hellogustavus.zoom.us/j/88374253888?pwd=angyWHVXSGdYcjdPRnhRaldFdm9RZz09 

Advisor Development Workshops  
Workshop #1: Advising Student Athletes
Wednesday, January 5 at 9 AM or 2:30 PM in the St. Peter Room
Register online!
What are the unique advising needs of our student athletes, and what should advisors know about the student athlete experience? Join us to learn more!
Facilitated by Hayley Russell, Jared Phillips, Jeff Owen, and Kari Eckheart.

Workshop #2: Advising Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, January 19 at 9 AM or 2:30 PM in the St. Peter Room
Register online!
What are the unique advising and registration needs of students with disabilities (SWD)? Because you may not always know when you are advising SWD (Hint: You usually don't know. And that's OK!), join your colleagues at this session to learn useful strategies that you can apply when working with a wide variety of students. Facilitated by Corrie Odland, Jane Lalim, and Tom McHugh