Teaching Programs and Resources

Support for faculty members' development as teachers is a central expression of the College's commitment to a liberal arts education of recognized excellence. The Kendall Center offers a variety of established programs throughout the year, and is responsive to developing new opportunities for faculty as issues emerge. Our commitment to supporting teaching excellence is driven by our goal to help Gustavus students develop a capacity and passion for lifelong learning, and to prepare them for fulfilling lines of leadership and service in society.


  • Faculty Development Day: Prior to the start of fall semester, Faculty Development Day brings together Gustavus faculty to talk with each other about teaching practices, pedagogical innovations, and student learning.
  • Teachers Talking: Informal lunchtime conversations that focus on issues of interest to teaching and learning, higher education, and best practices in pedagogy.
  • Teachers Talking Technology: Informal lunchtime conversations that focus specifically on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.
  • Teachers Talking Writing: a new lunchtime series devoted to issues around the teaching of writing.
  • Summer Workshops on Teaching and Learning: Workshops bring faculty members from across the campus together to generate ideas to enhance pedagogy, focus on particular issues vital to intellectual success, and develop better ways to engage students in collaborative learning endeavors. Previous workshops have focused on enhancing critical thinking skills, teaching multiculturally, and developing students as scholars.
  • J-Term Programming