Monday, December 2, 2013

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY Meeting:  From the Source: Summary and Documentation
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Submit expression of interest for offering online summer courses by today to Margaret Farrar

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Amber Whittle, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 AM - Press Conference on Increasing Racial Diversity in the Workforce presented by Quad Cities Chamber
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Christmas Tree Lighting/Appreciation Event Hosted by Steve Bahls
Students, faculty and staff - Come by for cookies, hot chocolate, festive music
Center for Student Life, 4th floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2013-14 Cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

8:15 - 8:45 AM - Open Financial Coffee Half-Hour with David English, VP of Finance & Administration
The Brew, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:30 - 12:30 - "Issues of Diversity in Higher Education, and Identity Development" with Gabriel Lara
Light lunch to follow presentation
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life

3:30 - 5:30 PM - Reception for "From Avon to Broadway: Selections from the Philip Wm. McKinley papers"
Refreshments served
Thomas Tredway Library, Special Collections, 1st floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Tea Hour Series: "An International Report on Women's Issue"s, presented by Jane Tiedge
Evald Great Hall

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle 2012-13 cohort
Gävle Room (Multipurpose Room 1), Center for Student Life

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - WVIK Year-end Fund Drive

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Google Apps Basics Workshop
RSVP to Kristina Zimmerman x 7476
Olin 110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - The Salon, with Cathy Goebel - Art History
Augustana Art Museum

7:00 PM - Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North
Free screening and discussion of the 30-minute documentary.
Figge Art Museum Auditorium, 225 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA

7:30 PM - "Libertarian and Democratic Tolerance: Toward a Christian Civic Virtue" presented by Daniel Morris
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Friday, December 6, 2013

4:00 - 6:00 PM - Workshop with Steven Barrett on Theatre of the Oppressed
Students, faculty, and staff are invited
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Building

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Discussion on Arming our Public Safety Staff, presented by Evelyn Campbell, Tom Phillis, and Sheri Curran
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, December 7, 2013

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Christmas at Augustana
Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $10 for students, faculty and staff
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 8, 2014

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks III
Guest conductor Alasdair Neale and concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, violin
Tickets $8-$51; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 13 - December 2, 2013

Faculty Development

The January 9th Writing Retreat still has openings available. Email if you are interested. Lunch will be provided.

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Klien for his appointment to the position of Director for the Center of Faculty Enrichment!

Upcoming faculty development opportunities:

January 9th: Workshop on teaching and assessing reading and oral communication

"My students don't know how to read!"  

"These Senior Inquiry presentations are dreadful!" 

We've all heard, or said, one of these things. As part of our year-long focus on our "Communicate" learning outcome, the Assessment for Improvement Committee along with the Office of Academic Affairs will sponsor a day-long workshop on teaching and assessing reading and oral communication. Departments should plan to send at least one representative to the workshop; we promise that you will come away with effective and efficient strategies for teaching and assessing student learning in these areas. And lunch.

Beginning February 6th: Advising Academy 

Are you interested in honing your advising skills... and earning some recognition for your efforts? Starting February 6th, we will sponsor a series of conversations about advising-related topics that will give you more tools to use in your advising conversations, and ways to assess your advising effectiveness. If you attend 4 of the sessions offered, you will receive recognition for completing the sequence (and be eligible for some as-of-now undetermined excellent prize. Stay tuned.) A complete list of workshops will be available soon; most will take place on non-Senate Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30.   

April 4th: Friday Conversation on Student Research Writing with Sandra Jamieson

Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University, will be discussing her work with the Citation Project, a multi-institutional study that examines academic integrity, plagiarism, citation, and research writing. You can find more on The Citation Project here:  and Jamieson's personal website is here:  Many thanks to our librarians for organizing this event.

More information coming soon: Sessions on using and on blended and online learning!