Monday, February 10

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Samuel Payan '10
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Retirement Planning Conversation
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

1:00 - 2:00 PM -Special Collections Librarian Candidate, Roxanne Dunn presentation
Gävle 1, Room 403, CSL

7:00 PM - Camp Kesem's Candlelight Vigil to remember and honor those in our lives affected by cancer
Ascension Chapel

Tuesday, February 11

10:30 - 11:30 AM - LSFY Meeting: "More Than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations"
Old Main 117

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Geography Senior Research Projects Presentations (Aaron Trost, Luke Clayton, Erek Bell, Zak Schmidt)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

10:45 AM - Student Recital: Rebecca Strandberg; Kayla Jackson; Emma Stough; Kelly Haidinyak; Emily Haskins
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Mary Windeknecht, Advising
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Retirement Planning Conversation
Wilson Center

4:30 - 5:30 PM - New Faculty Mentor Circle - "Advising as Teaching and/or Becoming a Referral Expert"
Center for Student Life Room 403

7:30 - 8:30 PM - "The Ethics (or Lack Thereof) of the NSA Telephone Metadata Collection Program" - Center for the Study of Ethics Lecture presented by Dan Lee
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Wednesday, February 12

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Jacqueline Tome
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Nonprofit Leadership Development Certificate Informational Meeting
Denkmann 210

8:00 PM - Jazz Combos Performance
Free admission
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Thursday, February 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Nonprofit Leadership Development Certificate Informational Meeting
Denkmann 210

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Geography Senior Research Projects Presentations (Jessica Flondro, Colton Vankirk, kelly Farina, Danna Jensen)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

10:40 - 11:20 AM - The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
A 20-minute play presented by members of Augustana's Black Student Union
John Deere Lecture Hall

11:00 - 11:45 AM - Presentation/Q&A - Candidate for Director of Intercultural Student Life, Patricia Santoyo-Marin
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - The Salon, open for finals preparation or discussion
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

2:45 - 5:15 PM - Geography Senior Research Project Presentations (Alan Sabat, Kara Noonan, Justin Densberger, Kristy Raasch, Timothy Ludolph)
211 Swenson Geoscience Building

5:00 PM - Deadline to Submit Glenn T. Seaborg Award Nominations to Margaret Farrar, Academic Affairs

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

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues, presented by Alpha Psi Omega
Tickets are $9 at the door; or $6 for students in advance
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, February 14

3:30 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Week 10 Celebration; no presentation
Wilson Center

Saturday, February 15

Submissions for Session Proposals DUE for Augustana Conference on Student Research Wrting to Stefanie Bluemle

2:00 PM - Augustana Concert Band Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - The Vagina Monologues, presented by Alpha Psi Omega
Tickets are $9 at the door; or $6 for students in advance
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Sunday, February 16

2:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks IV
1:00 PM - Concert Conversations begin
Tickets are $8 - $15; call 563-322-7276
Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 20 - February 10, 2014

Faculty Development

Two free faculty webinars are being offered by the Wiley Learning Institute during finals week and break later this month. Each webinar is 90 minutes long, and will be recorded and available on Wiley's website for one week after the live event.

"Making the Most of Your Mentor Relationship", Lois Zachary

Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:00 am (CST)

If you are like most administrators and faculty, you find that every day you engage in many types of mentoring relationships that are both multilayered-working with students, administrators, and peers-and diverse-spanning different generations, learning styles and cultures. Because mentoring is such an important professional responsibility you will want to make the most of your mentoring relationships. Understanding the theory behind mentoring and engaging in practices that lead to successful learner-centered relationships will help you do just that. In this 90-minute workshop, Dr. Lois Zachary will share what you need to know and do to assure mentoring success.

"Teaching Naked: Designing Assignments for More Active Classrooms", Jose Bowen

Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 pm (CST)

Flipping your classroom, a trending course design pedagogy, involves rethinking the way you use your class time and the activities your students complete outside and within your class.  As a follow-up to Jose Bowen's Teaching Naked workshop on e-communication and finding web content, join Jose again to design in-class activities for your flipped classroom.  Come prepared to review your own short assignments that students can do before coming to class.  Gather best practices and collaborate with your colleagues to create an example for your own course by:

A. improving your out-of-class assignment
B. creating a classroom application activity
C. aligning the assignment and activities, and
D. creating a cognitive wrapper for the assignment/module.

This workshop will model the method. Come prepared with one learning outcome from a course you have and one concept/content area.  To get the most out of your time, you'll want to prepare an assignment in order to work with colleagues in the workshop to improve it. (See Suggested Activity details for more information)

Take this workshop to the next level: Consider finding a group of colleagues, participate from your respective computers, and use a google doc to share your assignment and collaborate!

Faculty development opportunity: Advising Academy

Are you interested in learning how to be a more effective and more efficient advisor?

If so, then plan to participate in the Center for Faculty Enrichment's first Faculty Academy, a series of conversations and workshops that will take place during Spring 2014. (You are also welcome to attend any of the sessions without signing up for the Academy.)

What is a Faculty Academy?

As part of its work looking at best practices in faculty development, the Faculty Development Working Group found that some institutions routinely offer certificate programs or academies in particular areas of faculty development where there is perceived need. Such programs are particularly useful in areas where there is a body of knowledge/expertise that is best shared over the course of multiple conversations. These sorts of programs are also helpful for faculty trying to demonstrate professional development in their review and promotion materials, and for visiting faculty who want to demonstrate growth in an area as they apply for new positions.

In our Faculty Academy, any faculty member who complete 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and complete a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds. 

Session #1: Student Learning Outcomes and Academic Advising
Thursday, February 13, 2014
10:30 AM
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

How can you use the SLOs to have better conversations with your advisees? How will the SLOs intersect with our new co-curricular transcript? How can the Student Readiness Survey help your interactions with first year advisees? Join panelists to discuss the best ways to use these new tools in advising.

Session #2: Advising and Referrals
Thursday, March 27, 2014
10:30 AM

Wilson Center

As advisors, we learn quite a bit about our students, including information that we are not sure we're equipped to handle. What are the best ways to interact with students about relationship issues, mental health issues, or suspected substance abuse issues that can arise during a student's college years? Join panelists Jessica Schultz and Mike Tendell for this important conversation.

Session #3: Engaging the Issue: Male Students, Masculinity and Advising
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:30 AM

Gävle 1, CSL Room 403  

What would help us better understand the experience of college men? If we wish to move college men toward a healthy, more self-authored gender identity, what must we understand? Can such understanding help us support men in becoming liberated from what Pollack (1999) calls the gender straightjacket? This workshop will focus on developing skills in advising male students in one-on-one session as well as in the classroom. Join us for a discussion with the following panelists: Dr. Vicki Sommer, Dr. Eric Stewart and Dr. Jennifer Popple.

Session # 4: NACADA WebinarBalancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
1:00 - 2:00 PM (note different time)
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

Regardless of academic discipline and institutional type, many faculty feel stretched to their limits by teaching, research, and academic governance responsibilities.  In this Web Event, our panelists will share tools and strategies to balance advising with those other tasks.  Participants will hear from a diverse panel of experienced faculty advisors from a broad range of institutional types and will leave with practical ideas for ensuring that students receive the best possible advising without neglecting other responsibilities. You can find more information at the following website.

Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014
10:30 AM

Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

How do we know if we have been effective advisors? What are the best ways to assess one's advising? Join  panelists for a session on advising evaluation and documenting student learning in an advising context. 

Session #6: Attend ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Conference)
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (this would likely mean driving down Wednesday afternoon)

The Office of Academic Affairs will pay for your trip to this year's ILACADA conference, Illinois' affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Connect with other advisors from across the state, attend sessions about best practices in advising, and learn how to be a more effective advisor for your students

Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon) - May 28, 2014
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404

Are you planning to be a First Year Advisor during 2014-15? Then you will need to attend FYA training in order to either learn the ropes or learn what will be new in advising for the new year. Schedule and details to come.  

Monday, March 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tredway Library 4th floor classroom/computer lab

Slots are still available for the next Faculty Writing Retreat, which will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Library's 4th floor classroom/computer lab.  Please RSVP to Mary Koski.