Teachers Talking

Good Conversation. Free Lunch.


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

Free lunch at the Three Crowns Buffet.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
J-Term IEX Course
Join Hayley Russell and Scott Bur to discuss the nuts and bolts of submitting a proposal for a new J-Term (IEX) course. We will review the course proposal form and answer questions about the application process. Whether it's your first or twentieth J-Term course, all are welcome!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  
Teaching Student Athletes
We will discuss how students balance academics and athletics, and the role of intercollegiate athletics at Gustavus. We will also share attendance policies and discuss issues regarding missed class time for athletes.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Understanding the College's Religion Requirement
"What is the college's graduation requirement in Biblical and Theological Studies? What are the different ways in which it is taught at Gustavus? What might future versions of these courses look like in the Challenge Curriculum? Join faculty who have taught this course for a time of sharing questions, stories, ideas."

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Crash Course in Backwards Design
Unsure where to start thinking about designing a new course or revising an old one? Trying to figure out how to incorporate multiple student learning outcomes into a course? Overwhelmed by all the content you need to cover? This crash course will introduce you to backward design, a process that will help you align your course goals, assignments, and activities. Come for lunch, good conversation, and some helpful worksheets

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Who are our Multilingual Gusties?
Faculty and staff are invited to come learn about who counts as "multilingual," how many MLL students we have on campus, and see stats on the students' linguistic backgrounds. Multilingual students will share their perspectives on campus and academic life in their own words. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
MAYDAY! 2020 - Highlighting Student Activism

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
J-Term Check In!
Join your fellow J-Term instructors to discuss how J-Term is going! This Teachers Talking will focus on problem-solving challenges and celebrating successes in J-Term and connecting with others who are teaching J-Term now, have in the past, or might in the future. All are welcome! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2020
Nobel Conference 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Helping Students Use Sources Well

Wednesday, March 18, 2020  
Connecting Career Readiness to the Liberal Arts Classroom

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 
Advising About Study Away Opportunities

Tuesday, April 28, 2020  

Designing Courses Workshop

 October 2, 2019

 January 16, 2020

 February 26, 2020

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