Monday, August 27

7:00 PM -Independent & International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 1: "The Stolen Eagle"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium 

Tuesday, August 28

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dr. John Hildreth, Music
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

Wednesday, August 29

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 

Thursday, August 30

9:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG
Enjoy a social hour in the Art Museum featuring a live music broadcast with students of WAUG Radio. On display is "Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine"
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

Friday, August 31

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Pareena Lawrence "Academic Planning: Vision, Values and Priorities, Part II continued"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center 

Saturday, September 1

No events scheduled

Sunday, September 2

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 2 - August 27, 2012

This Week's Message

Welcome to Week 2! We hope that you are getting back into the swing of things.

We wanted to remind you that there is still time to volunteer for the two working groups forming to discuss Advising and Faculty Development.

The Advising Working Group will be forming a plan to improve advising on campus. The group will identify best practices in undergraduate advising, examine our advising structure, and develop a response to the Advising Program Review that occurred in 2010-2011 (we need to close the assessment loop!). Our goal is to provide a framework for the transition from a culture of prescriptive advising to one where advising leads to deep student learning. The Advising Working group will be FUN!

The Faculty Development Working Group will examine how faculty development efforts should be organized at Augustana. We'll look at centers for faculty development at other colleges, and examine our own faculty's priorities, needs, and desires for guidance and mentoring in their work. Our goal is to provide a plan for serving the faculty at all stages of their careers, and make faculty development central to strategic planning efforts at the college. The Faculty Development Working Group will be EVEN MORE FUN! (Disclaimer: This was last edited by Margaret.)

If you're passionate about either advising or faculty development, we urge you to join the fun! Please express your interest to Sharon Varallo (Chair of Nominations and Rules) by August 31.


Margaret Farrar and Kristin Douglas

P.S. Also, remember to attend this week's Friday Conversation for a continuation of our discussion at the Faculty Retreat on vision, values, and academic strategic planning.