Monday, April 2

7:30 PM - Jihad in the Context of Islamic Ethics: Mercy and Justice, Duty and Consequence, presented by Cyrus Zargar
Free admission
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

Tuesday, April 3

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Religion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Faculty Screening of Pelada, the documentary film created by April 12 Convocation Speaker, Gwendolyn Oxenham
Refreshments provided
CEC Classroom, Sorensen 137 

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - "And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank"
The Augustana Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega presents this play that combines video interviews with Holocaust survivors and live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Chris Holman, organ, DMA student at University of Illinois CANCELLED
Free admission
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, April 4

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

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

Thursday, April 5

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Division Meetings
See locations in Announcements 

6:00 PM - Easter Recess Begins

Friday, April 6

No Classes

Saturday, April 7

7:00 PM - The Vigil of Easter
All are welcome for the lighting at the new fire on Thomas Tredway Library lawn (weather permitting) and continuing on to Ascension Chapel 

Sunday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Volume 9, Issue 27 - April 2, 2012


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

It's becoming a habit for me to suggest, at the beginning of week five each term, that you consider administering a mid-term evaluation of your students' learning.

There are some in-house resources that some of our colleagues have graciously shared, available in the section on Classroom Assessment Techniques on the ACTL moodle site. In that section you will also find a link to the Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) website, a "free course-evaluation tool that allows college-level instructors to gather learning-focused feedback from students."

As another option, you may want to construct an evaluation tool asking students to report on their progress toward the learning objectives you have chosen as essential or important on your IDEA SRI Faculty Information Form.

Of course, there is no reason to only get formative feedback at the middle of the term. In the section on Classroom Assessment Techniques you will also find resources for formative assessment that you can use throughout the term. Take a look at the article on formative assessment techniques by Weissinger and Flowers; I trust you'll find lots of great, useful suggestions. And if have your own instrument that you have used with success, please share!

Have a productive week 5. To those who celebrate it, have a blessed Easter. To all, have a restful break.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning