Kendall Center Newsletter

January 1, 2016

2 Day Faculty Writing Retreat

The Kendall Center is sponsoring a Writing Retreat for faculty on Wednesday, February 3and Thursday, February 4 at Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center in Farmington, MN. The retreat will start at 9:30 a.m on Wednesday and end at 4 p.m. on Thursday. This is a great opportunity to focus on your writing. The retreat is open to all faculty and space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP to Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat@gustavus.edu) by FRIDAY, January 15.

Innovative Teaching Award

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the Provost’s Office would like to recognize faculty who are engaged in innovative teaching (e.g., new uses of instructional technology, new ways to engage students in the learning process, new approaches to student collaboration, or new methods for improving student learning outcomes) and to encourage the dissemination of effective practices by sharing promising innovations with faculty more broadly. Therefore, they have created the Innovative Teaching Award that includes campus-wide recognition as well as a $1000 prize. Faculty members are encouraged to self-nominate, but nominations may also be submitted by colleagues and students. Nominations must be received by 5pm on February 19th, 2016. For nomination instructions and the award criteria, please see the PDF.

Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI

January Faculty Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, January 23 at ASI and 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.

TeachersTalking

Join us on Thursday, January 21 for Teachers Talking. What does a globally engaged community look like? Stories of cultural experiences. Co-sponsored by Global Engagement Committee. Presenters: Roger Adkins and Michele Rusinko. Program at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Wednesday, January 27 for New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: What does excellence in teaching look like? Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

The Kendall Center's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grants support faculty in projects examining teaching and learning practices in their discipline(s) in a systematic way by using systematic research methods and by making the results known to the campus community. Please see grant guidelines and timeline on the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning website under Grants. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

Curriculum Development and Revitalization Grants

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is offering support for faculty designing a new semester-long course, or substantially re-designing an existing semester-long course, to reflect a global, multicultural, or interdisciplinary curriculum. Please see grant guidelines and timeline on the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning website under Grants. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

Departmental and Interdisciplinary Programs (DIP) Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants Available Now

Faculty development grants supporting departmental and interdisciplinary program initiatives enable a group of faculty to work together to enhance course offerings, hone teaching methods, cultivate student learning, and, as appropriate, facilitate department/program members' research and creativity pursuits towards improving student learning. Several examples of mini-grants, as well as an application, budget form, and guidelines, is available on the Kendall Center website, under Grants. Applications can be submitted anytime and will be awarded for up to $1,000 as long as funds are available.

Individual Teaching and Learning Mini-Grants Available Now

The mini-grant program encourages individual faculty to formulate a development plan related to teaching and student learning that is appropriate to their situation. Several examples of mini-grants, as well as an application, budget form, and guidelines, is available on the Kendall Center website, under Grants. Applications by eligible individual faculty members for projects about teaching and learning can be submitted anytime. Mini-grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 as long as funds are available.

The Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Pie-Off.........and Beer Tasting Event!

All faculty, please plan to attend the most tasty event of the year. What to do? Please make a dessert pie or 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 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. As usual, Schell's Brewery has graciously agreed to provide the beer; non-alcoholic beverages also will be available.

Upcoming Events

Date Event
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 18, 2018 2:304 pm Kendall Center J-Term Reading Grouphttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/kendall-center-j-term-reading-group-7/54096Phi Beta Kappa 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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Office Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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507-933-6227

Location

The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning is located in Anderson Hall 303

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