Kendall Center Newsletter

May 1, 2016

Kendall Center Summer Workshop - Let's Get That Article Published!

Ready to turn your paper into an article? Facilitated by Associate Professor of Religion Sarah Ruble, this workshop will help you turn an existing manuscript into a publishable piece. Over the summer you will develop a feasible work plan for your scholarship and engage in activities that address the necessary components in the academic publishing process. By participating in the workshop, you will be on track to submit an article to an editor at a journal of your choice by the end of summer. Workshop information and application can be found on the Kendall Center Website. Deadline is Friday, May 6.

Implicit Bias Workshop

Wednesday, June 1 at the Interpretive Center
As we welcome more underrepresented students into our classrooms and campus, including students of color, international students, students with disabilities and first generation students we face a variety of opportunities and challenges. This one day workshop on June 1st will address two of those specifically. 1. How can we meet the needs of our students pedagogically? Based on the excellent book Ensuring International Student Success in Higher Education, Thia Cooper will discuss strategies to ensure a variety of students engage in and improve their learning. 2. How can we understand and work to eliminate our implicit bias? Marie Walker will guide us through the first steps of this process. Participants will receive three books: Blindspot, which explores implicit bias; Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions, which explores intersecting oppressions and how to eliminate them, and Ensuring International Student Success, which has excellent practical advice relevant to faculty teaching a wide variety of students, including how to scaffold lectures, create successful rubrics and revitalize classroom discussion.  Interested faculty should email Cathy Blaukat (cblaukat) to participate in this one day workshop.

Course Design Workshop

Are you planning to design a new course, redesign an existing one, or adapt a course that someone else has taught in the past? Does the job seem overwhelming or fraught with unforeseen perils? It doesn't have to be (really!).  Join us for a 4-day workshop that walks through a manageable approach to course design, using a set of tools designed by SERC (the Science Education Resource Center) to get your new or existing course on track.  This course design tool was originally developed for science instruction, but SERC has adapted it to be flexible and applicable to a variety of disciplines. Come with a few ideas or an existing syllabus and leave with a redesigned syllabus and a toolbox of approaches to get the course off the ground. Participants will receive a $400 stipend.   Julie Bartley, Facilitator.

Research, Scholarship, & Creativity Publication

The Research, Scholarship, & Creativity Publication 2014-2015 is now available. If you would like a copy, please email cblaukat and a copy will be placed in campus mail for you. You can also find the publication on the Kendall Center website.

Reading in Common: Book Giveaway

The first year reading in common book has been announced: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. To enable all faculty members to participate in the campus conversation, the Kendall Center is happy to announce that we will be offering a free book for any faculty member who would like one. Please email your request to the Kendall Center's administrative assistant, Cathy Blaukat ( and a copy will be placed in campus mail for you.

New Faculty Orientation Session

Join us on Thursday, May 12 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Year in review and wrapping up the year. The final session of the year where outstanding questions are answered and faculty feedback about the orientation program is gathered. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room (PDR), 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

Final Friday Faculty Social

All faculty are invited to the Final Friday Faculty Social on Friday, May 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Interpretive Center. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning and the Office of the Provost.


Join the Kendall Center for Gradingfest in the Board Room from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24. Fuel up on coffee and treats before heading back you your office to work or stay and enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside ot


Upcoming Events

Date Event
Sep 23 12:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. New Faculty Orientation Session Peter Room
Sep 27 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Teachers Talking Room
Oct 4 4:306 p.m. Mentoring Community Peter Room


Faculty Associates

Administrative Coordinator

Office Hours

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




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