PROPOSING AN OFF-CAMPUS OR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM?
DEADLINE IS JANUARY 9TH
The deadline for any program proposal for a study abroad program or domestic off-campus study program for the 2013-2014 academic year has been moved from December 16th until January 9th to allow faculty the Winter break to finalize their proposals. Program proposals can be for any of the following:
1. A term or half-term (domestic or international ) program using a team of Augustana faculty or a combination of Augustana faculty and 3rd party providers. (ex. East Asia, Holden, Brazil )
2. A summer language immersion or other program type (domestic or international) (ex. Spanish in the Andes, Rocky Mountain Geology, Lit & Music in Paris)
3. An on-campus course which includes a travel component during Fall, Winter or Spring Break or in early summer. (ex. Religion in Rome, Classics in Greece, etc.)
4. A for-credit program fully contained within a term break (ex. Nicaragua Spring Break programs of recent years.)
If you are interested in leading a program in 2013-2014, please schedule a meeting with Allen Bertsche in the next few weeks so he can assist you with the proposal process. If you have lead a program and wish to repeat it, the same basic principles apply as with new programs, save that you can focus your proposal on the new or altered components of the original program.. If you are planning to lead a program that is running this year or has run any prior year, you must reapply with a proposal. Only programs which are offered each academic year do not need to reapply if they wish to run in 2013-2014.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling presents
"How Do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?"
10:30 - 11:20 AM
At birth, there are only the tiniest of differences between the sexes. How do these translate into distinctions between the behaviors and preferences of little boys and little girls? Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert in biology and gender development and has achieved recognition for works that challenge entrenched scientific beliefs.
Using a groundbreaking new approach to understanding gender differences, she is shifting old assumptions about how humans develop particular traits. Dynamic systems theory permits one to understand how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. By applying a dynamic systems approach to the study of human development, Dr. Fausto-Sterling's work exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate.
PEPSICO LUNCH AND LEARN
Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Over the next few weeks, many of us will be reflecting on new resolutions to make in 2012. If physical health is an area you would like to improve in (or continue ongoing success), check out Augustana's Wellness Team's first Lunch and Learn program in the new year. In "Pepsico 101" Don Umland will provide a tour of our Pepsico building, demonstrations on some of the popular equipment, information on family passes, and opportunities to get involved in upcoming classes/training programs. Two separate (yet identical) 30 minute sessions will be offered: 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Please make arrangements to explore what fitness options you can pursue right here on campus!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Laura Ford, Steve Gottcent and Darrin Good on "Wellness"
4:00 - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - Refreshments
TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Augustana College and the Quad Cities' Dr. King Celebration Committee invite members of the community to the annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will celebrate his legacy through speeches, music, dance and theatrical performances. The celebration will include performances by the Community Gospel Chorus, Imani! Dancers, The Westbrook Singers, Redeemed Voices, the Augustana Gospel Choir, Augustana's Department of Theatre Arts and I AM Productions, LLC. The celebration also will include a documentary about Dr. King and the presentation of The Power of One award. http://www.augustana.edu/x38329.xml
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
January 19, 2012
April 5, 2012
|Fine & Performing Arts||Bergendoff 12|
|Language & Literature||Old Main 125|
|Natural Science||Hanson Science 102|
|History, Philosophy & Religion||Old Main 332|
|Business & Education||Evald 315|
1/19/12 - Old Main 122
4/5/12 - Evald 113
NEW EXHIBIT IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
"Worth A Thousand Words: Nineteenth Century British Illustrated Books"
For many years, books for people of all ages included illustrations along with the text. Such images are often unfamiliar to most of today's readers because, whether for scholarly or economic reasons, most of these books are printed today without the illustrations that originally accompanied them. This is unfortunate because many of these illustrations are great works of art and illuminate their accompanying text. The nineteenth century in Britain was a golden era for book illustration, producing some of the most important and beautiful illustrated books ever made. This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity to see text and image together. It features illustrated editions of works by authors such as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, and illustrators including Thomas Rowlandson, George Cruikshank, and Walter Crane.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TEACHING AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Pilot proposals due in Dean's Office: January 16, 2012
The Academic Affairs Office welcomes proposals from faculty to design and implement innovative, enhanced teaching and learning environments for our students. What we mean by this are those teaching and learning environments that help students put their knowledge in context, apply what they've learned, and/or engage the community in providing a service or developing local knowledge. Projects may be proposed by a single faculty member or a team of faculty members. We invite you to imagine the possibilities and to talk with colleagues about creating a learning experience for students that will engage them and you in an integrated, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented experience. We hope to offer two new opportunities for students each year.
This call for proposals stems from the faculty's recent success in developing two immersion terms as part of our ongoing work with the MALLA consortium and the Teagle Foundation. While our grant work will be completed in 2012, we want to continue to encourage faculty to think about new ways to engage our students.
Faculty participants will be expected to devote their summer to planning their experiences, and will be paid a $1500 stipend for that work. Experiences should be targeted to first years, sophomores, and/or juniors, and should fulfill several requirements, e.g., major courses and/or general education credit. Once approved by the Academic Affairs office, proposals will proceed through the normal channels of faculty governance. We will work with departments and programs on issues of logistics and program needs.
Pilot proposals arere due in the Dean's Office by January 16, 2012. Faculty or teams intending to apply were to notify the Dean in writing of their intention to submit a proposal by December 19, 2011.
You will find a list detailing what will qualify as an enhanced teaching and learning project as well as an outline of the guidelines for proposals HERE. If you would like to talk over any ideas or questions, please contact Margaret Farrar.
Summer Research Fellowships
Application Deadline: January 20, 2012
Augustana Student Summer Research Fellowships will again be available for the summer of 2012. These fellowships include a summer stipend plus expenses for a student to do some type of original research under the direction of a faculty member. These awards include a stipend of up to $3,000 plus expenses. For details, deadlines and application information, go to the Moodle home page and at the bottom, type in summer research in the search box. http://moodle.augustana.edu/mod/page/view.php?id=14610.
If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hammer, x7487.
The Faculty Research Committee solicits proposals for the Faculty Research Fund
DUE DATE: January 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Nature of this research fund:
- The fund exists to support the creative and scholarly activity of the faculty.
- Fundable items include, but are not limited to, student salaries, special equipment (which would be considered college property), supplies, journal page costs, work in major archives, and additional study.
- Projects aimed at bolstering academic coursework or assisting with dissertation research and writing are not eligible.
- Proposals are reviewed by the Faculty Research Committee and funded as part of the college's annual administrative budget.
- The total annual funds to be drawn upon for this year total approximately $10,500.
- Past awards have ranged from $500 to $2,500.
- Continuing projects are eligible for repeated funding but must include an annual timeline and annual budget. Proposals that build upon previously funded projects must demonstrate progress and have expended the previous year's funding.
- Any faculty member with academic rank, including full-time, joint-appointment, adjunct or part-time faculty, is eligible to apply. This includes librarians, coaches, or appointees to concurrent administrative positions with rank.
Guidelines and selection criteria for the research fund (see Faculty Handbook for details):
1) Five page maximum proposal including itemized budget
2) Proposal must include:
- Identification of research problem or description of creative project
- Explanation of materials and methods, including itemized budget, required to tackle problem
Relation of proposed work to work of applicant's peers
- Nature of result or product anticipated, i.e. publications, art exhibits, baseline information for future work, etc.
- Timeline for significant milestones or project completion
- Summary of research grants received from Augustana sources during the past five years, along with results of projects funded
- Current curriculum vitae (includes applicant's general qualifications and relevant previous work; this is in addition to the five page limit for the proposal; please limit CV to five pages)
3) Criteria used by the committee to evaluate proposals: eligibility, clarity of presentation, appropriate budget prediction, prospects for publication and public attention, applicant's qualifications, inclusion of student researchers (student researchers are not required, but are often favorably reviewed)
4) Expectation for funded work:
- A brief (1-2 page) report detailing the results of the research, including where the work was presented, performed, and/or published. This should be submitted to the Dean of the College and the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee no later than 1 year after notification of the grant.
- Funds not expended by 1 year after the award notification will revert back to the general Faculty Research account. Any exceptions must be approved by the Chair of the Faculty Research Committee and the Dean of the College prior to the end of the grant year.
- Faculty who are funded by these grants are expected to give a lecture or public presentation of the project's results within a reasonable amount of time.
- Acknowledgement of Augustana financial assistance in products created from funded work.
Please send your proposal by email attachment (otherwise, six hard copies) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012 to Mary Koski in the Dean's Office. Awards will be announced no later than February 20, 2012. Direct questions to any member of the committee: David Arbesu, Dan Conway, Ian Harrington, Scott Irelan, Eric Stewart, or Jim van Howe.
International Food Festival cookbook for sale
"The Tasteful Table: Celebrating the Global Community at Augustana College" is now on sale, in celebration of the 10th year for the International Food Festival.
The cookbook includes dishes from the IFF as well as new recipes from Augustana faculty, staff, food services and from Augustana's international students. More than 60 people contributed to the book. It has 128 pages and includes more than 250 recipes.
Cookbooks are $10 each and proceeds support Augustana's community of international students.
Books are available at the International and Off-Campus Programs office in Sorenson Hall. Checks and cash are accepted. You may send Jane Tiedge a check and she will have the cookbook delivered to your office.
This year's food festival is Feb. 4, 2012. Tickets are now on sale - www.augustana.edu/tickets
Musicians needed for Sights and Sounds
The Augustana Photo Bureau needs musicians to provide entertainment at Augustana Sights and Sounds from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport. Soloist and groups welcome. Space is is limited. If interested, contact Kyle Soyer.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
4:00 - 5:00 PM
- Monday, January 16, 2012 (week 7)
- Monday, February 6, 2012 (week 10)
- Monday, March 19, 2012 (week 3)
- Monday, April 16, 2012 (week 7)
- Monday, May 7, 2012 (week 10)
DEANS' MEETING WITH DEPARTMENT & PROGRAM CHAIRS
5:00 - 6:00 PM
- Thursday, January 17, 2012
- Thursday, February 16, 2012
- Thursday, March 22, 2012
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
- Thursday, May 17, 2012
Faculty Senate Meetings
Hanson Hall of Science 102
Thursday, January 12, 2012 CANCELLED
11:30 - 12:30
- Thursday, February 2, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
- Thursday, March 22, 2012
11:30 - 12:15
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
11:00 - 12:00
- Thursday, May 3, 2012
- Thursday, May 10, 2012 (if necessary)
11:00 - 12:00
Full Faculty Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
- Thursday, February 9, 2012
- Thursday, April 26, 2012