Monday, September 3
Labor Day - No Classes
7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: Rome: Season 1 Episode 2: "How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic"
Tuesday, September 4
11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Sister Bobbi Bussman
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor
7:00 PM - The River Readings at Augustana: Dan Rosenberg and Eduardo Corral
Wednesday, September 5
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Volunteer Fair
College Center lobby
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Feminist Tea Series "Dangerous Memories, Powerful Women" and "Velvet Jihad: South Asian Muslim Women Writers Waging a Narrative War" presented by Umme Al-Wazedi
Evald Great Hall
12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Guitarist/vocalist Chris Dunn and Roald Tweet, professor emeritus of English at Augustana College, will present "Songs and Stories of the Mississippi River."
Rock Island Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois
7:30 PM - "Religion in China Today" - Professor Wang Jianping, Shanghai Normal University
Thursday, September 6
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, first floor
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Blood Drive
College Center Loft
7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series: "Les Visiteurs" (France)
Friday, September 7
4:00 PM - Friday Conversation
3:30 PM -Refreshments
8:00 - 9:00 PM - Jessica Warren-Acosta, principal flutist of the Quad City Symphony, will perform a recital and talk about her performing experiences. Warren-Acosta will perform works by Prokofieff, J. S. Bach, Debussy, and Doppler. She will be joined by Augustana faculty members Mary Neil on piano and Janet Stodd on flute.
Saturday, September 8
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - 20th Annual East End Neighborhood Fair
Offering food and entertainment, plus information from various organizations
St. John's Lutheran church, 4501 7th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois
8:00 PM - Comedy troupe: Second City
Faculty and staff are permitted 4 free tickets. Contact the ticket office.
Sunday, September 9
No events scheduled
Volume 10, Issue 3 - September 3, 2012
Augustana's Grants Website
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce two new grant opportunities for faculty course development:
The Blended Learning Technology Grants at Augustana will support the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years. For purposes of this request for proposals, blended learning is defined as a curricular design that integrates online educational mechanisms with face-to-face activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner.
This grant will provide awarded applicants:
- Support to investigate, identify, and incorporate online learning technologies into existing courses and/or to develop new, blended learning curricular experiences for students
- Support to identify and construct mechanisms to assess the relative effectiveness and efficiency of blended learning curricular designs in achieving students learning outcomes
Applicants can apply for one of three grant awards.
$1500 Adaptation Award
$4500 Course Creation Award (or a course release)
$1000 Course Sequence Collaboration Award
Total number of grants funded: 10-15
Please refer to a detailed Blended Learning Technology Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.
Connection Grants at Augustana supports the creation or redesign of an individual course or a sequence of courses that will be delivered primarily during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.
Applicants can apply for either (or both) of the two grants listed below. Awards can be paid as stipends and/or can be used for professional development activities related to the grant.
$1500 Course Redesign or Course Creation Award
$1000 Course Sequence or New Program Collaboration Award
Total number of grants funded: 10-15
Please refer to a detailed Connection Grants Request for Proposals and Proposal Guidelines HERE.
All above grants proposals are due to the Office of Academic Affairs by November 12, 2012. Decisions will be announced by December 14, 2012. The proposed courses are expected to run during the 2013-14 or 2014-15 academic years.