This Week

Monday, October 20

11:30 - 1:00 PM - Faculty Reflective Practitioner Groups: A Model to Consider
Carlsson Evald Hall, Seminar Room
Prior RSVP necessary

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LS Faculty Transition Meeting
Wilson Center
Participation of ALL LSFY instructors (regardless of term) is strongly encouraged

5:30 - 6:45 PM - Interfaith Understanding Group
Founders Hall Basement Lounge
RSVP to
RichardPriggie@augustana.edu

Tuesday, October 21

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Walk-in Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Teaching Circle
Old Main 128

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections Chris Scott, Music Dept.
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Ascension Chapel
Composition Recital
All pieces composed by David Horace Davies

Wednesday, October 22

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Weekly Bible Study
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch and a Bible

5:30 - 6:30 PM - After Hours Poetry and Fiction
Sorensen, 3rd Floor, Old Psych Lounge

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital
Wallenberg Hall
Robert Elfline, piano

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, October 23

3:30 - 6:00 PM - Civic Engagement as Senior Inquiry
The Kemper Reflective Leader Internship Program
Carlsson-Evald 113
Aimed at faculty interested in service learning and students interested in such internships

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center 
For more information contact Molly Todd or Jason Mahn

7:00 PM - Writers Read at Augustana
Wallenberg Hall
Rick Moody, fiction & memoir
Author of seven books of fiction, incl. The Ice Storm and The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions

Friday, October 24

3:45 PM - Master Class
Larson Hall
Tom Baresel, Professor at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music,  will be conducting a Master Class for voice students. Performers are already chosen, but the Master Class is open to anyone to attend.

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Charles Blaich,
Wabash College
"What the Wabash Study Suggests About Teaching & Learning at Liberal Arts Colleges"

8:00 PM - Jazz Ensemble
Centennial Hall
Joseph Ott, director

Saturday, October 25

4:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall
Augustana Choir
Augustana Women's Ensemble
Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble
Collegiate Chorale
Jon Hurty, conductor
Sonja Hurty, conductor
Michael Zemek, conductor

Sunday, October 26

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Volume 6, Issue 9 - October 20, 2008

ACTL

"Faculty Reflective Practitioner Groups: A Model to Consider"

Participants of a reflective practitioner group will talk about their experiences with their discussions on teaching theories and practice.

Lunch/Roundtable Discussion
Sponsored by CVR and ACTL
Monday, October 20
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Carlsson-Evald - Seminar Room

[Due to a great response from faculty - the event is already filled to capacity. We will plan to schedule another session for those that are interested in early winter term]

Writing Essay Exams

The University of Virginia's Teaching and Resource Center publishes a handbook that provides guidance to faculty on many topics involving their classroom teaching and on improving student learning. Given that we are approaching the end of the term, the section on Writing Essay Exams might be a helpful tool for the development of your student exams. Please continue reading here:

"Students 101: How to tailor your teaching to the interrupter, the hijacker, and other familiar types."http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i06/06a12001.htm

ACTL Websitehttp://www.augustana.edu/x10019.xml

The Teaching Professor:http://www.magnapubs.com/issues/magnapubs_tp/

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