Monday, December 7

NO LSFY Meeting today

Tuesday, December 8

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

11:00 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Brittany Delcourt
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, December 9

9:30 AM - CVR Coffee and Conversation postponed till next week
Evald Great Hall

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 - Tea-Hour Series - Sarah Horowitz presents "Early Illustrated Editions of Pride and Prejudice"
Old Main 128

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

Thursday, December 10

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Dr. Cyrus Zargar "What can we learn from Iran today?"
Centennial Hall

6:00 PM - Kwanzaa Celebration
Enjoy a free dinner and an encouraging message from Eric Rowell '93
College Center Loft

Friday, December 11

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning I: Getting Started with SOTL
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

Saturday, December 12

8:00 PM - G.F. Handel's Messiah
Handel Oratorio Society, Chamber Orchestra
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 13

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

2:00 PM - G.F. Handel's Messiah
Handel Oratorio Society, Chamber Orchestra
Centennial Hall

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


Volume 8, Issue 14 - December 7, 2009

This Week's Message

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

First I would like to extend my hearty thanks to Amanda Baugous, Deb Bracke, Paul Croll, Kristin Douglas, Lori Scott, Mike Schroeder and Cyrus Zargar for their contribution to our first set of workshops on Active Learning Techniques. They offered two excellent sessions that participants found "very useful," with lots of "real, concrete examples of what I can incorporate into my courses." If you weren't able to attend, you'll find descriptions and handouts from the sessions at the ACTL website (

Looking to the future, the middle of the term is fast approaching (and with it, Christmas break!). It may be a good time to think about mid-term evaluations. If you use a mid-term evaluation that you've found effective, I am hoping that I can convince you to share it with your colleagues. Of course we all have instruments that we use to assess course-related knowledge and skills. I would be particularly interested in evaluations that you have used to assess

Of course, I will share what you contribute with our colleagues. No assessment tool is too simple or too complex so, please, send me yours!

Until then, have a great week four!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning