Kendall Center Newsletter

March 1, 2016

Kendall Center International Faculty Development Grant

The Kendall Center for Engaged Learning will offer one grant of $5,000 to support faculty participation in a Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminar during Summer 2016. The program features seminars in diverse geographic regions including, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. This grant is intended to support and encourage faculty international research and pedagogy. The grant is applicable only to participation in one CIEE international faculty seminar in summer 2016. Funds must be applied toward the seminar CIEE member registration fee and related expenses up to $5,000.  Application Deadline: Friday, March 4 at 5pm. Applications must be submitted online at: https://gustavus.edu/kendallcenter/cieeGrant.php

2 Day Faculty Writing Retreat - March 30 and 31

The Kendall Center is sponsoring a Writing Retreat for faculty on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 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 WEDNESDAY, March 16.

New Faculty Orientation Session (non TT)

Join us on Thursday, March 3 for New Faculty Orientation Session (non TT only). Making the Most of Term Appointments – What’s next? What are your future plans and goals in the Ivory Tower and/or beyond it? What are potential ways to leverage your experiences here?
Presenters: So Young Park, Lei Brammer, Mary Gaebler. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

New Faculty Orientation Session (tenure-track only)

Join us on Thursday, March 3 for New Faculty Orientation Session (TT only). A discussion of the Gustavus committee structure. What does each committee do and what might be expected of you? Presenter: Chuck Niederriter. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR), 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Kristian Braekkan  (Assisstant Professor, Economics and Management) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 4. His talk entitled, "Looking for Revolution in all the Wrong Places: The Story of a Political Awakening in the Welfare State" 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 at http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

TeachersTalking

Join us on Thursday, March 10 for Teachers Talking. Julie Bartley (Associate Professor, Geology) will be presenting Course Makeovers!  Are you planning to design a new course, redesign an existing one, or adapt a course that someone else has taught in the past? Would you like to, but the task seems overwhelming? It doesn't have to be (really!). Join us for a brief introduction to a manageable approach to course design, using a tool designed by SERC to get your new or existing course on-track. Although originally designed for instruction in the sciences, SERC has adapted the course design tool to be applicable to any discipline. Come with a blank slate or an existing syllabus and we'll talk about tractable approaches to course (re)design.   Program at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free lunch at Three Crowns buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR).

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, March 17 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Academic advising within a liberal arts curriculum - how might you be an effective academic advisor in the context of the liberal arts? Discuss how to help students develop a four year plan, gain experiences, build skills and intellectual flexibility, and accurately reflect on their strengths. Presenter: Steve Mellema. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

Faculty Shop Talk

Ruth Lin  (Assisstant Professor, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, March 18. Her talk entitled, "Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” Freedom in Limitation" 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 at http://gustavus.edu/events/shoptalks/.

Faculty Writing Retreats at GAC and ASI

March Faculty Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, March 19 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.

Kendall Center - External Review Open Meeting

The Kendall Center will be undergoing its external review on March 21-22. We invite all faculty to attend an open meeting with the evaluators on Monday, March 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room. Come when you can, leave when you must.

Möbius events in March. They are free and open to all!

Thursday, March 3 at 3 pm in the Dive
Oedipus in Jail: Amy Seham (Theatre and Dance) and Eric Dugdale (Classics) host a staged reading by Gustavus students of Oedipus in Jail, a new play by Julian Armitstead and Michael Crowley, two British playwrights whose work in prisons inspires this critical look at the justice system.  The playwrights will participate via live link in a talkback afterwards.

Thursday, March 17 at 7 pm in the Three Crowns Room
The Exorcism of Economism: Addressing Issues of Humanity and Dignity of Life: Kristian Braekkan (Economics and MAnagement) and Brian Konkol (Chaplain's Office) talk about their research on dehumanization uinder capitalism.  In this book project, they synthesize theological and Marzist perspectives on the dehumanizaing elements of selling one's labor power while having to consume in order to be considered "productive"

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 $1,500 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 $1,500 as long as funds are available.

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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