Monday, October 11

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Meeting "Getting them to read/college reading"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Everlasting Moments
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Tuesday, October 12

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Community lecture presented by Sara Moslener: "The Mighty are Falling: Sexual Purity, National Security, and Apocalyptic Anticipation in a Post-Christian America"
Evald Hall 17

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg
102 Hanson Hall of Science

8:00 PM - Heywire Improv
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, October 13

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study w/Pastor Priggie 
"Teachable Moments"
Bring a Bible, or one will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Mestival: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Thursday, October 14

4:30 PM - After Hours Poetry & Prose
Erin Bertram, moderator
Thomas Tredway Library

6:30 PM - Illinois District 72 Debate
Dave Dehnel will moderate a debate between Illinois District 72 State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, and Republican Mark Lioen.
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - River Readings presents Peggy Anderson '60 reading from her nonfiction book "Nurse"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Together
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, October 15

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Week 8 Reception
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

7:00 PM - Beyond Bergman Film Fest: Let the Right One In
102 Hanson Hall of Science

7:30 PM - Wrestling with Angels and Demons fall theatre production
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

Saturday, October 16

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Admissions Visit Day/Open House
Carver P.E. Center

All Day - Beyond Bergman Film Festival Symposium
Denkmann Hall

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
free of charge
Centennial Hall

9:00 -10:00 PM - Comedian Johnny Cardinale performance
free of charge
Wilson Center

Sunday, October 17

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Chemistry Open House
free of charge and open to the public

Hanson Hall of Science

1:30 PM - Wrestling with Angels and Demons theater production
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must ssupply class roster in advance) - Order tickets
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
30-45 minute Talkback Session immediately following (a Pre-Tenure Leave Presentation by Scott Irelan)

4:00 PM - Bill McKibben free community talk
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa

6:00 PM - Reforming Reformation Conference Reception, President's Welcome, Introduction, and Opening Remarks
Wilson Center

8:30 PM - Chamber Choral Festival Choral Sampler
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 8 - Issue 8 - October 11, 2010


Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

Condensed from Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, 1987, Wingspread, v. 9, pp. 1-8.[i]

The "Seven Principles" were compiled in a study supported by the American Association of Higher Education, the Education Commission of the States, and the Johnson Foundation.

1.  Good Practice Encourages Student-Faculty Contact.

Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement. Faculty concern helps students get through rough times and keep on working. Knowing a few faculty members well enhances students' intellectual commitment and encourages them to think about their own values and future plans.


5. Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task.

Time plus energy equals learning. There is no substitute for time on task. Learning to use one's time well is critical for students and professionals alike. Students need help in learning effective time management. Allocating realistic amounts of time means effective learning for students and effective teaching for faculty. How an institution defines time expectations for students, faculty, administrators, and other professional staff can establish the basis for high performance for all.

2.  Good Practice Encourages Cooperation Among Students.

Learning is enhanced when it is more like a team effort than a solo race. Good learning, like good work, is collaborative and social, not competitive and isolated. Working with others often increases involvement in learning. Sharing one's own ideas and responding to others' reactions improves thinking and deepens understanding.

6.  Good Practice Communicates High Expectations.

Expect more and you will get it. High expectations are important for everyone - for the poorly prepared, for those unwilling to exert themselves, and for the bright and well motivated. Expecting students to perform well becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy where teachers and institutions hold high expectations of themselves and make extra efforts.

3.  Good Practice Encourages Active Learning.

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing pre-packaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.

7.  Good Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning.

There are many roads to learning. People bring different talents and styles of learning to college. Brilliant students in the seminar room may be all thumbs in the lab or art studio. On the other hand, students rich in hands-on experience may not relate so well to theory. Students need the opportunity to show their talents and learn in those ways that work for them. This develops the self-confidence that encourages students to further explore learning in new ways that may at first seem difficult to them.

4.  Good Practice Gives Prompt Feedback.

Knowing what you know and don't know focuses learning. Students need appropriate feedback on performance to benefit from courses. In getting started, students need help in assessing existing knowledge and competence. In classes, students need frequent opportunities to perform and receive suggestions for improvement. At various points during college, and at the end, students need chances to reflect on what they have learned, what they still need to know, and how to assess themselves.

[i] Retrieved from Ed Nuhfer's Nutshell Notes: