Faculty Development Day

Faculty Development Day serves a number of purposes for Gustavus faculty.:

It offers an opportunity to convene as a learning community to explore effective practices in teaching, scholarship, and creativity. Focusing on growth and community-building, the concurrent sessions provide faculty with concrete ideas they can incorporate into their classes, research, and workflow without making substantial changes and revisions to syllabi and calendars.

Faculty Development Day provides a chance to connect with new colleagues across the college and with faculty one may not encounter on a daily basis during the semester.

18th Annual Faculty Development Day

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

8:30-9:00 a.m. Gathering and Refreshments 
Introduction to KCEL, Faculty Associates, and the Day

9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 1 How Multicultural is Gustavus?
Margaret Bloch Qazi (Biology), KCEL Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gustavus strives to be a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. An essential part of this effort is to consider where our organization is now in terms of multicultural efforts. In this interactive workshop, you will describe where you think Gustavus is as a multicultural organization. With others, you will identify what you think Gustavus does well and where Gustavus should grow. Finally, you will identify specific strategic actions that will help Gustavus move forward in its efforts to be more diverse, inclusive, and equitable. This workshop was conducted last spring with a group of faculty and staff with illuminating and varied responses. Your participation is a valued part of the effort to describe “where we are” and “where we want to go” as a multicultural institution!

10:00-12:00 p.m. Session 2 Workshopping the New Curriculum: US Identities, Quantitative, Global Affairs
The following sessions are designed to help faculty get a jump on revising courses that will fit three of the area requirements in the new curriculum: US Identities, Quantitative, and Global Affairs. These sessions will give faculty an opportunity to review the new criteria and student learning outcomes. They will also provide time to create and workshop activities and assignments that will address them. You will leave with a piece of your new syllabus prepared and with some of the information you need to fill out a new course proposal. 

 10-11 a.m. US Identities, Quantitative 
 Sun Hee Lee (English), Mike Hvidsten (Math), Sarah Ruble (Religion) 

 11-12 p.m. Global Affairs 
 Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science), Sarah Ruble (Religion)

12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch 

12:30-1:30 p.m. Tour of the New Nobel led by Scot Bur (Chemistry)


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