Monday, September 13

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting "Teaching the Liberal Arts at Augustana"
Wilson Center

Tuesday, September 14

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

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Reflections - Sara Moslener (Religion)
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

7:00 PM - Java Jews: Highly-caffeinated Klezmer Music!
free and open to the public
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, September 15

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

7:30 PM - Panel Discussion with Artists Represented in the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building
followed by a reception in the Augustana College Art Museum

Thursday, September 16

10:30 AM - Convocation: "First Connections: A festival with artists represented in the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection"
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - New to LSFY 101 Lunch Meeting "Assignment Swap"
Wilson Center

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Faculty Research Forum
Dahl Room, College Center

Friday, September 17

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: "Strategic Bridge Planning Task Force"
presented by Kent Barnds
3:30 PM - refreshments
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Child care available: contact Mary Koski

Saturday, September 18

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital-Angela Hand, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, September 19

 

Volume 8, Issue 4 - September 13, 2010

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

First, as reported in last week's ACTL section of the newsletter, the two topics that generated far and away the most interest in the recent Faculty Needs Assessment survey were Incorporating Active Learning Strategies and Designing Effective Classroom Assessment Techniques. Planning has begun for workshops to address those needs. 

How Learning Works coverI am also pleased to announce that a book has been chosen for this year's Faculty Reading Group. We'll be reading and discussing Ambrose et al.'s How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.

As I hope you will find if you join the reading group, this book supports our emphasis on student learning and should provide us with new and creative ways to discover and document evidence of student learning.

If you are interested in reading and discussing the book, please let me know via email and I will order you a copy. I hope you can join us and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning