Kendall Center Newsletter

October 1, 2015

Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI  --  October

October Faculty Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, October 17 at ASI and on Sunday, October 18 at Gustavus (Board Room). Faculty can sign up for a full day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. devoted to writing. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch. Please visit the Kendall Center website for upcoming dates and info. Please reserve a space with Cathy Blaukat (cblauka@gustavus.edu) for one or all of the writing retreats.

New Faculty Orientation Session   10/1

Join us on Thursday, October 1 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Writing Across the Curriculum. Build best practices by learning more about writing-to-learn exercises to enhance retention. Discuss ways to scaffold formal and informal assignments. How can informal writing help students formulate their ideas, especially if they are reluctant to speak out or disagree in class? Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk  

Elizabeth Baer (Professor, English) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 2. Her talk entitled, “When Genocide Follows Colonialism: The Case of the Germans in Africa, 1904" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Kendall Center website, under Shop Talks.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Thursday, October 8 for Teachers Talking. Topic: Making Your Classes Accessible. Instead of panicking over your syllabus and class when you suddenly find you have a student who needs accommodations, wouldn't it be great to have your class already be accessible and inclusive? Join Kelly Karstad and Thia Cooper to discuss ways to craft courses to be universally accessible and inclusive. We will primarily consider students with disabilities but also consider course designs that would also be helpful for MLL and International students. Bring your experiences with previous accommodations and we will provide strategies for inclusion. Program at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR).

Teachers Talking

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for Teachers Talking. Relational learning encourages professor—student relationships that go beyond traditional classroom interactions, such as mentoring, one-on-one coaching, or serving as a confidant. Forming such rich relationships is something colleges like Gustavus publicize as a distinctive learning feature. Relational learning, however, is complex and engenders ethical lines that need to be explored. Join your colleagues for a lively conversation sharing our own experiences with forming those relationships with students and where potential trouble spots might lie.Program at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session (non tenure-track only)  10/15

Join us on Thursday, October 15 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Making the Most of Term Appointments – Interviews. Perhaps your application has been selected for a phone or in-person interview. How do you prepare and deliver? Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation Session  10/22

Join us on Thursday, October 22 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Grading rubrics and policies. how might we grade assignments strategically? We can save time while giving students valuable feedback. We will also discuss the nuts and bolts of grading policies in general. A variety of assignment types are discussed. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation Session  10/29

Join us on Thursday, October 29 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Course Evaluations A discussion of effective methods for evaluating your courses and getting information that can be used to improve teaching and learning. We focus on end of the semester summative as well as mid-semester formative evaluations. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Rebecca Fremo (Associate Professor, English) will present a Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 30. Her talk entitled, “Filling the Gaps: God-shaped Holes " will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Feel free to arrive any time after 4:15 p.m. The abstract for this and future talks may be viewed on the Kendall Center website, under Shop Talks.

Faculty Travel

Visit the Kendall Center Travel page for all the travel forms - applicaiton, expense sheet, guidelines, procedures, and genreal information.

Google Calendar

Do you love the Kendall Center calendar but wish all the information was on a google calendar?  Well, now it is.  View the KCEL calendar here.

Kendall Center is on Facebook!

"Like" the Kendall Center Facebook page and keep updated on faculty development events.

Tech Bytes

These NEW interactive one-hour collaborative sessions will introduce you to different tech tools that we support here at Gustavus. We will mix up the class by having a hands on instructional piece, but also a time for discussion on why, how, and when we could use these tools in our class to help with engagement and retention. These sessions will be held in our Olin Technology Center Classroom (Olin Hall 124B) and are facilitated by different GTS technology experts. 

Get your class actively engaged by using Student Response
Oct. 9 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Come learn about student response systems and how you can use them to get students actively engaged in the lesson. They can interacting through their laptops, tablets or smartphones. See instant responses and share with class.

Store, Share & Collaborate with Cloud Storage
Oct. 21 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Come learn how to access your Google Drive & OneDrive accounts, how to use them, and how you can use them in your class.


Upcoming Events

Date Event
Dec 15 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-15/52867The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 18 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-16/52868The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Dec 19 9 am to 5 pm Gradingfesthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gradingfest-17/52869The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Jan 10, 2018 12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-116/52881St. Peter Banquet Room
Jan 20, 2018 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at Gustavus & ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-gustavus-asi/52889The Board Room, Jackson Campus Center
Jan 23, 2018 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-148/52870Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Feb 78, 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Centerhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-mount-olivet-conference-and-retreat-center-3/52895Mt Olivet Conference and Retreat Center
Feb 9, 2018 57 pm The Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Pie-Off...and Beer Tasting Eventhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/the-chili-cook-off-and-dessert-pie-off-and-beer-tasting-event/52896Interpretive Center
Feb 15, 2018 12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Sessionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-117/52882Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Feb 20, 2018 11:30 am to 1:20 pm Teachers Talkinghttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/teachers-talking-149/52871Banquet Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Feb 22, 2018 12:301:20 pm New Faculty Orientation Session (TT only)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/new-faculty-orientation-session-tt-only-4/52883St. Peter Banquet Room
Feb 23, 2018 4:307 pm Faculty Shop Talkhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-shop-talk-73/52862Interpretive Center
Feb 24, 2018 9 am to 5 pm Faculty Writing Retreat at ASIhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/faculty-writing-retreat-at-asi-28/52890American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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