Monday, September 6

Labor Day Holiday - No Classes

Tuesday, September 7

11:00 AM - Farmer's Market
College Center Lobby

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Tim Ballard, Coordinator of Inter-Varsity
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

4:00 PM - Food Reads
Tredway Library

Wednesday, September 8

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study with Pastor Priggie "Teachable Moments"
Bring a Bible, or one will be provided. Bring your lunch, if you wish
Chicago Room, College Center

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

Thursday, September 9

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: "Bottlemania" author, Elizabeth Royte, explores the question, "Your're drinking What? Bottled water or tap..what's the difference and why should we care?"
Centennial Hall

11:30 - 12:30 - Faculty Senate Meeting
Hanson Science 102

Friday, September 10

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Women's and Gender Studies Center Open House
Old Main 225

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Pickin' & Pullin' Fridays at Augie Acres
6th Avenue between 32nd and 35th Street (up the hill west of Carver Center)

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Friday Conversations: "From Pilot to Passage: Mapping the Next Steps for the IDEA Center SRI"
3:30 PM - refreshments
Wilson Center 
Child care available: contact Mary Koski

4:00 PM - Family Weekend
For more information visit http://www.augustana.edu/x14959.xml

Saturday, September 11

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Community Engagement Center Open House
Centennial Hall parking lot

Sunday, September 12

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 8, Issue 3 - September 7, 2010

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

I hope you had a restful Labor Day weekend.

I want to thank those of you who took the time to complete the Faculty Needs Assessment survey--all 120 of you! The results are very useful for both ACTL and Academic Affairs as we plan our activities for the year. While the results of the entire survey will soon be available at the ACTL moodle site, here is an overview of the results:

Opportunity

Very Interested/
Interested

Curious Slightly
Curious/Not

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Incorporating active learning strategies 89 16 14

1

Designing effective classroom
assessment techniques
83 23 13 1
Using technology to enhance learning 71 22 26 1
Course design and curriculum development 70 22 25 3
Exploring student motivation theories 61 30 28 1
Designing interdisciplinary courses/
team-teaching strategies
57 28 33 2
Mentoring individual and small group
student research projects
55 29 33 3
Exploring learning theories and/or
learning styles
54 30 34 2
Designing service learning activiites to
promote civic engagement
51 32 35 2
Incorporating writing across
the curriculum
49 29 40 2
Incorporating speaking across
the curriculum
44 31 45 0
Designing online course materials 39 28 53 0
Incorporating quantitative reasoning
across the curriculum
32 26 60 2
Videotaping a course for self-assessment 29 28 61 2
Videotaping a course for peer review 19 28 71 2

Watch your email for announcements of workshops based on these results!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning