Monday, April 12

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

4:00 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentations:  Chris Marmé - "Growth, Debt, Stimulus, and Social Enterprises" and Jeanneath Vázquez:  "Black Ecuadorian Counter Discourse and the Woman Subject"
Evald Hall 120

Tuesday, April 13

10:45 AM - Student Recital-Various student musicians
Centennial Hall

11:30 -11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Kelli Schledewitz, '10
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

7:00 PM - Jason Mahn:  Christians' Responsibility to Their Jewish Neighbors: Overcoming Supersessionism
Science Building 102

8:00 PM - Augustana Composers Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, April 14

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

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

Thursday, April 15

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation:  John Granger "Why Do We Love--or Despise--Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Novels?
Centennial Hall

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

6:30 PM - In Retrospect, I Should Have Seen it Coming: Lessons From the Blagojevich Impeachment
Illinois Auditor General, William G. Holland, talks about his involvement with the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Daniel Woodrell, reading from his fiction
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Buillding

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica: Understanding Ancient Climate from Fossil Plants - Dr. Edith Taylor
Science Building 102

Friday, April 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Connie Ghinazzi and Ellen Hay:  "Convocation at Augustana College: What it is and What We Want it to Be"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

11:55 PM - Registration deadline for Celebration of Learning

Saturday, April 17

9:00 AM - 14th annual Autism Awareness Walk
Pepsico Recreation Center

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Elizabeth Fontana, violin & Erin Christian, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Heather Lofdahl, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 PM - Planetarium and Museum Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Obervatory

Sunday, April 18

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

3:00 PM - Festival Concert at Orchestra Hall
Augustana Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Choir return to Chicago's Orchestra Hall for a concert celebrating the music of Augustana in its sesquicentennial year. Bus transportation is available.
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

7:00 PM - Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance
Robert Behr, who survived the Holocaust until the liberation of the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, will speak at the 29th annual Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance, known as Yom HaShoah
Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th Street, Rock Island, IL

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




Volume 8, Issue 25 - April 12, 2010


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Welcome to the last half of the last term of the year.

If you've been following the activities of ACTL through this newsletter or email announcements, you know that twenty five of our colleagues will be piloting a new SRI this spring. One of the main reasons that ACTL is involved in this initiative is because, with the IDEA Center's SRI, the instructor gets to choose the learning objectives that are essential to the course. The instrument is designed then to rate how well your students have met those objectives. The feedback provided focuses on those objectives and provides resources and suggestions for activities that might help increase the extent to which those objectives are met.

For those that are not participating but who want to give some thought to the goals and objectives of their course(s), there is a Teaching Goals Inventory available online that you may find useful.  The inventory comes from Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Angelo and Cross, a classic in the field. If you do use it, please let me know how it worked for you. And of course, I have more resources I could provide to follow up if you're interested.

We plan to report back on the SRI pilot at the Faculty Retreat in the fall. Stay tuned!

Have a productive week 6.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning