Monday, March 21

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Sabbatical Report: Emil Kramer presents "Plato's Diaectical Pedagogy: Answering the "Why?" to the design of Plato's Symposium and Republic"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, March 22

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Visiting Diversity Scholar Sascha McKeon presents a Biology presentation and Life in Grad School
Hanson Hall of Science 102

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Chem Chats, presented by Visiting Diversity Scholar Alecia McCall
Hanson Hall of Science 203

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Eric Hanson '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Reception and Conversation with our Visiting Diversity Scholars Sascha McKeon and Alecia McCall
Open to Augustana Campus Community
Hanson Hall of Science 302

4:00 PM - Food Reads - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Tredway Library, Room 518

4:30 PM - Ann Boaden Book Reading: Light and Leaven: Women Who Shaped Augustana's First Century
Refreshments will be served
Wilson Center

Wednesday, March 23

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Conversation on Preparing or Improving Your Senior Inquiry Courses Olin 302

6:00 - 7:00 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

8:00 PM - M2 Duo
Violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura are guests artists M2 Duo, playing "electroacoustic," tango, classical, soundtrack and world music
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 24

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Forum on Faculty Handbook CANCELLED

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Why NASA Matters
presented by Aaron Brown, aerospace engineer
304 Hanson Hall of Science

7:00 PM - The River Readings: Molly McNett
Fiction writer Molly McNett, winner of the 2008 John Simmons Award for Fiction from the University of Iowa Press, reads from her work
Reception to follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:00 PM - Harry Markopolos: No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller"
Harry Markopolos details his nine-year effort to get the Securities & Exchange Commission to investigate Bernard Madoff
Centennial Hall

Friday, March 25

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Interpreting the IDEA SRI Feedback Form"
presented by Lisa Allen, Amanda Baugous, Jon Clauss, Mark Salisbury
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, March 26

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Janet Stodd, flute and piccolo
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, March 27

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, Viola; Robert Elfline, piano
Performing works by Baksa, Vieuxtemps, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Britten
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building


Volume 8, Issue 23 - March 21, 2011


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

I'll take a break this week from my continuing survey of cognitive development theories that I've been developing since winter term to talk about Peer Review of Teaching.

Recently Tom Bengtson, Chair of the Mathematics & Computer Science department, asked me to put together a presentation on effective practices in classroom observation. In researching the topic I realized that it was just one (important) component of a broader peer review process.

I presented my findings last Friday and put a copy of the video and the PowerPt on the ACTL moodle site. If you scroll down to Section 3: Classroom Observation you'll find those and other resources that I hope are useful to anyone considering individual classroom observations or a departmental program of peer review of teaching.

If you find these useful or would like other resources, please let me know. And stay tuned as we (the Math/CS department) hope to chronicle our experience with peer review of teaching. Until then, have a great week three. 

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning