Monday, January 24

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report Presentation "Touring Utopia" presented by Adam Kaul
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Women in Leadership Symposium
Reception and dinner (dinner by invite only) - College Center Loft
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Workshops, Olin Center

Tuesday, January 25

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Email Kramer, Classics
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 PM - Women in Leadership Symposium roundtable with community leaders
Olin Cente Auditorium
7:00 - 8:00 PM Workshops
Olin Center

Wednesday, January 26

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC Conference Room, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

7:00 PM - Hispanic Film Festival: Sin Nombre
Rated R,. In Spanish with English subtitles, free of charge
102 Hanson Hall of Science

7:30 PM - Community Lecture Series - Umme Al-wazedi presents "Islamic Ethics, the Position of Women in the Qu'ran, in the Contemporary Society in Bangladesh, and in the Diaspora"
Old Main 122

Thursday, January 27

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: "East is East and West is West: Will the Twain Never Meet?" by Richard Halloran
Centennial Hall

7:00 PM - French Film Festival: Welcome
Not rated. In French with English subtitles, free of charge
304 Hanson Hall of Science

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses - a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classical tale.
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

8:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Randall Hall, saxophone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, January 28

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations: "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal"
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

Saturday, January 29

7:30 PM - Metamorphoses - a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classical tale.
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Sunday, January 30

1:30 PM - Metamorphoses - a contemporary retelling of Ovid's classical tale.
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall

Volume 8, Issue 19 - January 24, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

If you're a regular reader of the ACTL section of the newsletter (hi Stacey!) then you know that last week I shared some resources that summarized and synthesized aspects of what is commonly referred to as Bloom's Taxonomy. In hopes of providing you with tools that can help you better understand your students and their development, thereby improving your course design and eventually your students' learning, I want to continue that thread this week.

Another seminal work that still has relevance today is William Perry's Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years (1970). According to Love & Guthrie, "any discussion of cognitive development theories of college students must begin with William Perry's work."[1]

Perry's nine "positions" are grouped into four categories:

They describe, as the name implies, a college student's journey through what we hope will be their intellectual and ethical development while they are with us.  A (modified) version is available at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapaport/perry.positions.html. If you're not familiar with Perry's work I encourage you to take a look. I think you just might recognize some of your students.

I will have more resources, following this thread, in the weeks to come. If you do find any of these resources helpful, and they influence what you do in your course design or in your classroom, I'd love to hear about it!

Have a productive week eight.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning



[1] Guthrie, V. L., and Love, P.G. "Perry's Intellectual Scheme." New Directions for Student Services, (88), Winter 1999,  5-15.