Teachers Talking

Good Conversation. Free Lunch.


All Teachers Talking sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. or 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet.


Thursday, September 15, 2016
Teaching With Nobel Conference  -  A discussion about ways to incorporate this year’s Nobel conference theme of addiction into your classes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Join colleagues Valerie Walker (Education) and Chris Gilibert (Political Science) to talk about how to effectively engage in class discussions about politics and the political campaign.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In Academic Internships and Career Explorations, students integrate classroom knowledge and theory with application in a professional setting, but, what makes an academic internship actually academic? Come ready to discuss your ideas on rigor, roles, assignments, defining Pass/Fail, and means of evaluation for experiential learning outside the classroom.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Topic: Purposeful Advising.  Are you a good advisor who sometimes wishes you could move beyond help students choose courses? Are you looking for some new strategies to engage students with the “big questions”? The Purposeful Advising project, funded by the Council of Independent Colleges and NetVUE, has some tools for you. At this Teachers Talking, we’ll model some small shifts in advising focus and give you some tools that you can implement right away. We’ll also offer a preview of our Spring semester workshop series, if you want to learn more.

Thursday, November 15, 2016  
Incorporating Nobel 2017 "Reproductive Technologies" into Spring Classes.
Who should be allowed to have babies and when? What kinds of babies should be born and why? Who gets to decide? What is the state of reproductive technology today, how is changing, and how do new innovations, such as human genome-editing, complicate these questions further? These are the questions animating Nobel Conference 2017 Reproductive Technologies: How Far Do We Go? Come have lunch with members of the Nobel Planning Committee to discuss the speakers/topics and get a jump start on incorporating possible curriculum units in spring or fall classes.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Teaching J-Term

Thursday, January 25, 2017       

Thursday, February 23, 2017      

Thursday, March 9, 2017  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017  

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