Monday, January 7

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Education Department Candidate Presentation-Mike Scarlett
Evald 212

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Discussion on Public Health study at Augustana
Wilson Center

Tuesday, January 8

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Matt Mordini, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 PM - Dealing with the Press Workshop
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Randall Hall
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Kelly Murphy (Religion) speaks about "Misconceptions About the Bible...and do they Matter?"
Andreen Hall, Red Room

Wednesday, January 9

7:00 - 9:30 PM - 18th Annual Hispanic Film Festival: "Biutiful"
Rated R. Free of Charge
102 Hanson Hall of Science

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Soul Centering Through Nature" - Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Blue  and Gold Certification Workshop: Beginning Word
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
John Deere Lecture Hall

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

6:00 - 7:00 PM - "American Identity in the Inaugural Address" presented by Steve Klien. The public inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States will take place January 21st.
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL

Thursday, January 10

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Blue and Gold Certification Workshop: Beginning Word
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 105

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Education Department Candidate Presentation-Jennifer Cutsforth
Evald 217

7:00 PM - 12th Annual Augustana French Film Festival - "The Artist"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, January 11

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation, presented by Steven Bahls
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, Susan Schwaegler, and Mary Neil
A joint faculty recital on flute, oboe and piano
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Saturday, January 12

1:30 - 2:45 PM - Exhibition Tour of Art Museum: Relating Music and Visual Art through the AGES
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Sunday, January 13

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital: Janina Ehrlich, cello, and Charles Schmidt, piano
Recital will include "Klexmer Rhapsody" by Ilya Levinson, "Tanzlied des Pierrot" by Erich Korngold, "Serenade," Op.3, by Josef Suk and "Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Piano" by Alexander Zemlinsky
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Volume 10, Issue 17 - January 7, 2013


On behalf of the Faculty Development Working Group, I invite you to contribute to our ongoing discussions about the future of faculty development efforts at Augustana. Currently our committee is thinking about several areas of faculty development:

We'll be hosting some sort of conversation on these topics later this academic year, but if you have something -- anything-- to say about any of these topics, please feel free to call or email one of our intrepid Working Group members: Katie Hanson, Mindi Mull, John Pfautz, Eric Stewart, Bob Tallitsch, Paul Weissburg, or Margaret Farrar. We'd love to hear from you!

We've also copied our working mission statement for our efforts below.

On behalf of the Faculty Development Working Group,

Margaret Farrar

Working Draft:
Mission Statement for Proposed Faculty Development Initiative

The Faculty Development Center at Augustana College provides faculty with the opportunities and resources to experience growth and renewal in the myriad ways they serve the College: as teachers, scholars, advisors, leaders, ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and campus citizens. Faculty development at Augustana is inclusive, collaborative, and ongoing.


Inclusive: We welcome all faculty, including those who are tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track, administrative faculty, and staff whose work impacts our students. We offer a wide range of programs and support for faculty work.


Collaborative: Faculty development is a partnership that can only occur in a community characterized by mutual trust and respect. We help build that community in two ways: first, by facilitating conversations and building partnerships among those with common interests and goals. Second, we are attentive to faculty as whole people, whose professional development is intrinsically related to personal well-being.


Ongoing: The FDC aims to be relevant to faculty at all stages of their career, from those interviewing for positions to retirement and beyond. Our programs and workshops help faculty respond to the new challenges and possibilities of a rapidly changing academic environment.