Monday, February 8

4:00 - 5:30 PM - ALL LSFY Faculty Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, February 9

10:45 AM - Student Recital - Various student musicians
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Dr. Michael Zemek, Music
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Christine Robertson, soprano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, February 10

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

NO Convocation this week

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study "Life's meaning and purpose"
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

4:00 PM - "Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in America's Arctic" presented by Kit McGurn, National Arctic Organizer for Sierra Club
Swenson Hall of Geosciences, room 106

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series - Dr. Carrie Hough presents:  "Juggling? Balancing? Blending? New Moms and the Return to Work"
Old Main 128

7:00 PM - Pan's Laberynth (El laberinto del fauno)
Final film in the 15th Hispanic Film Festival

Science Building Auditorium

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, February 11

10:45 - 11:15 AM - The Drinking Gourd-a short play
John Deere Lecture Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science 102

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Departmet & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues
Seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's play will raise funds to prevent violence toward women
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, February 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: Planning for the Future of AGES
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

6:00 - 10:00 PM - Parent's Night Out Child Care
Erickson's Basement

Saturday, February 13

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues
Seventh annual production of Eve Ensler's play will raise funds to prevent violence toward women
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Sunday, February 14

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor


Volume 8, Issue 20 - February 8, 2010


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Week 10! Ready or not, the end is in sight!

If you weren't able to participate in the SENCER workshop with Marion Fass of Beloit College, but are interested, I've posted slides of her presentations on the ACTL moodle site. If you are interested in promoting civic engagement in any of your courses, I would also encourage you to take a look at the model courses that are available at the SENCER website.

I'd also like to take the opportunity to remind you of the pilot of a new instrument for student ratings of instruction that we hope to run this spring. Thanks to those that have stepped forward to volunteer. As I have indicated in the past, we hope to have a good distribution across the divisions, if this pilot is going to be most effective. It is also important, of course, that we have representation from a wide variety of departments from within each division. Suffice it to say that we are seriously underrepresented in certain departments! Please give some thought to helping out as we gather information about this new instrument.  

Watch your email box this week for the next call for participation in the Teaching Observation Groups, and, if you are reading Willingham's book, times for the next discussion groups.

In hopes that you accomplish all your goals for your classes by the end of this week, I wish you a productive week ten!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning