Monday, September 26

6:00 PM - Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and the Landscapes of Home
Dr. Nancy Huse, professor emerita presents this first-person interpretation of Beatrix Potter and her multiple accomplishments.
Free admission
Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252

Tuesday, September 27

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Erin Freund, Harp
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 28

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group "What if Jesus Meant the Stuff He Said?
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, September 29

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Hall of Science 102

7:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana
Legendary Poet Gerald Stern will recite some of his works. Stern is a former poet laureate of New Jersey and winner of many awards for his poetry and essays.
Refreshments and book signings to follow
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, September 30

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Family Weekend

Saturday, October 1

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Baby Wants Candy with Matt Corey
A musical theater company will improvise a musical based on audience suggestion. Saxophonist Matt Corey will open the show.
Free for Augustana student and staff with ID; $8 general admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, October 2

8:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Concert
Call Symphony office for ticket information 563-322-0931
Centennial Hall


Volume 9, Issue 6 - September 26, 2011


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

As I write this newsletter for week 6, I am also planning the Friday Conversation on ePortfolios which, by the time you're reading this, is in the past. (I hope, if you came, it was worth your time!) The main objectives of the session are to provide a clear picture of what an ePortfolio is, how to set one up and how to use them in a course or program. To meet those objectives we've alloted plenty of time for hands-on experience.

Based on feedback we've already received, we'll also try to focus the conversation on reflection/metacognition and ways an ePortfolio can be used to enhance both, as well as privacy issues that must be addressed at these early stages of  an ePortfolio initiative. We'll also try to get a clear picture of what the participants feel are the primary needs from the perspective of the students, the faculty and the institution as we launch this initiative.

If you missed the conversation, I'd be glad to bring you up to speed. Rest assured, we'll be talking about ePortfolios a lot all year! We'll be here when you're ready.

For now, have a productive week.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning