Kendall Center Newsletter

October 1, 2016

 

The Kendall Center is Moving!

In January the Kendall Center will be moving to its new office in the newly remodeled Anderson Hall. Stay tuned!

Teachers Talking Writing

Join us on Wednesday, October 5 for Teachers Talking Writing. Topic: Students talking writing. Would you like feedback on writing assignments before you have to grade the results? Would you like a student's-eye evaluation of what works, and what doesn't, in typical assignments? Peer tutors from the Writing Center are the guest instructors for this session. Bring copies of assignments to lunch, or, better yet, send them in advance to Deborah Goodwin (dgoodwin@gac.edu) who will distribute them to tutors.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 (NTT only)

Join us on Thursday, October 6 for a New Faculty Orientation Session (NTT only). Topic: Making the Most of Term Appointments: Workshop CV and Interviews. You just started, but may be in the process of applying for a tenure track job. How do you position yourself as a top candidate? Bring an example of your CV and we will workshop it. What do (Gustavus) Departments look for when hiring? How do you prepare and deliver for an interview? Presenters: Joaquin Villanueva (GEG, Peace Studies), Bonnie Reimann (HES), Sarah Wolter (Communication Studies), Brooke Shields (Biology), Yuta Kawasaki (Biology). Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the President's Dining Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

Faculty Shop Talk

Laura Burrack (Assistant Professor, Biology) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 7. Her talk entitled, "Lessons from Modeling the Evolution of Cancer Cells Using Microbes" 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 here

Teachers Talking

Join us on Tuesday, October 11 for a Teachers Talking. Curious about the ways that Megan Berglund and Sarah Bridges assist faculty who want to pursue external funding? Have ideas about grant seeking resources you’d like to see at Gustavus? Thoughts about particular programs or ideas for strategic grant seeking? Want to know what happens after you get a grant? Come with ideas, questions, and discussion topics. 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 Thursday, October 13 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Course Evaluations by Students. 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. Presenter: Pam Conners, Communication Studies. Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the Heritage Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m..

Faculty Writing Retreats at Gustavus and ASI

The Kendall Center is hosting monthly Writing Retreats at Gustavus and at ASI. October Writing Retreats will be held on Saturday, October 15 at ASI and on Sunday, October 16 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 see attached or 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.

Teachers Talking

Join us on Tuesday, October 18 for Teachers Talking. Topic will be Academic Internship and Career Exploration Programs. Points of discussion will be around program rigor, roles, assignments, defining Pass/Fail, and means of evaluation. 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 Thursday, October 27 for a New Faculty Orientation Session. Topic: Being Evaluated by Colleagues (with Chairs or Departmental Evaluators). In collaboration with the Provost’s Office, a discussion about the procedure and potential approaches associated with evaluations. What might you share with your evaluator prior to the class period, how to inform your class, the criteria and areas that Chairs are asked to evaluate, post-evaluation feedback. Presenter: Sarah Ruble (Religion), Jen Ackil (Psych), and Anna Versluis (Geography). Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet, then meet in the St Peter Room, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Faculty Shop Talk

Melissa Rolnick (Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance) will present at Faculty Shop Talk on Friday, October 28. Her talk entitled, "MEISA: Movement, Exploration, Imagination, Sensation, Awareness" 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 here.