Monday, April 4

School Librarian Day - Take a minute today to appreciate all the hard work that our librarians do and the patience the librarians display daily

Tuesday, April 5

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Julia Nusbaum, '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, April 6

8:30 AM - "Vocation for Life" presented by Bob Haak
Part of the Up 'N Adam, Eve event, tickets: $4; includes a light brunch. Call (309) 762-3624 for tickets
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, IL

9:00 - 10:00 AM - President Bahls gives the State of the College Address
Olin Auditorium

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

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

4:00 PM - Lecture - "How Fieldwork Uncovered the Real Sacajawea and Led Me to Live with a Shoshone Doctor: What I Did with My Augustana Degree)
Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Helen Johnson share their experiences living and working with Eastern Shoshone Indians
Free and open to the public
Evald 113

4:30 - 5:30 PM - After Hours
Tredway Library, Room 518

4:30 PM - Tea Hour Series "Performing Reggaetón in the capital of Capital"
Araceli Masterson will examine the consumption and production of Reggaetón, a form of Latin urban music
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south

8:00 PM - Guest Artist Nonsemble 6
Performing Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" and Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time"
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, April 7

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation - Erin McKean presents "Is Everything You Know About the Dictionary Wrong?"
Centennial Hall

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Google Documents Workshop
Learn the basics of Google Documents. RSVP to wendyramsdale@augustana.edu
Olin 105

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Spring Term Division Meetings
see Announcements for locations

7:00 PM - Lecture: "Framing Art in the Liberal Arts" by Cathy Goebel
In conjunction with the Augustana exhibit "Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts Through the AGES."
Admission and the lecture are free to Figge members and Augustana faculty, students and staff; the lecture is free with admission to non-members.
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second Street, Davenport, IA

Friday, April 8

Drop to avoid a "W" deadline

Saturday, April 9

8:00 AM - Longfellow Build a Playground Day Postponed until 4-30-11
Volunteers are needed to assist with the building of the Longfellow playground
Refreshments will be provided. All skills levels welcome.
Longfellow School, 4198 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Annual Planting of Augie Acres
Join Farm2Fork in the annual planting. Bring the family and enjoy a BBQ, beverages, and cookies.
6th Avenue and 32nd Street

7:00 PM - Clogustana Clogging Showcase
Free admission
Centennial Hal

Sunday, April 10

2:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers Spring Matinee
The ensemble, lead by Michael Zemek, will explore folk, jazz and renaissance styles
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Scandinavian Easter (Påsk) Workshop
The American Scandinavian Assoc. & the Augustana Scandinavian Club are hosting a community faculty craft workshop for all ages. Activities will include coloring Easter cards, dressing as Easter witched, eating semlor (Lented buns), and learning some Swedish words.
Free admission. Contact HHLeaf@aol.com
Fellowship Hall, First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

Volume 8, Issue 25 - April 4, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

The Mathematics & Computer Science department's new Peer Review of Teaching initiative has begun well this spring. You may have read in previous newsletters that, at the request of the chair, I put together a presentation on effective practices in classroom observation for the department. In researching the topic I realized that it was just one (important) component of a broader peer review process.

I presented my findings and put a copy of the video and the PowerPt on the ACTL moodle site. If you scroll down to Section 3: Classroom Observation you'll find those and other resources that I hope are useful to anyone considering individual classroom observations or a departmental program of peer review of teaching.

I'm also grateful to Brian Katz for agreeing to document the department's experience with peer review of teaching in a blog, accessible at http://AugiePRT.blogspot.com. I invite you to "follow" along! We welcome your feedback.

Have a productive week five.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning