BEING ON THE JOB MARKET WORKSHOP
Monday, October 18, 2010
Whatever the state of the academic job market in your field, it is obviously important for you to stand out from the pack. To help in that effort, we'd like to invite you to join your colleagues for an opportunity to hear from senior faculty who have served on hiring committees.
- how to craft your application materials to help you stand out as a job candidate,
- how to read (between the lines of) job postings,
- how to write a memorable teaching statement that truly reflects your skills and commitment to the classroom,
- how to talk about service to the community in a meaningful way in application materials and job interviews as well as
- things to consider when negotiating a contract once you've received a job offer.
We hope this meeting will be the beginning of series of events to assist temporary Augustana faculty who are on the job market now or will be in the near future. Possibilities for other events include: mock interviews, cover letter writing, mock teaching demonstrations, and mock job talks.
Refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!
AUGUSTANA TO HOST "REFORMING REFORMATION"
October 17-19, 2010
FACULTY FORUM ON FACULTY HANDBOOK
Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Hanson Science 102
Please refer to Moodle under Faculty/Staff Groups or click HERE
Sabbatical/Pre-Tenure Leave Presentations
Monday, October 18, 2010
Alli Haskill: "Finishing What I Started: Explorations of Narratives, Curriculum-Based Language Intervention and Linguistic Self Analysis in Children and Young Adults with Language Impairments"
This sabbatical report will include descriptions of two studies and a clinical methods approach. In one study, oral narrative skills of children in two groups: autism spectrum disorder and expressive language impairment, were compared. In a second study, self evaluation of linguistic performance of adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder was analyzed to determine the impact of videotaped feedback. Finally, a clinical approach for incorporating multiple language goals in curriculum-based contexts will be discussed.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
following 7:30 PM performance
Scott Irelan: 30-45 minute talkback session immediately following the 7:30 PM theater performance of: Wrestling with Angels and Demons
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall
Scott will talk about the process of creating the piece and respond to any questions from those who stay after the performance.
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)
Environmentalist Bill McKibben
October 18, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author and educator who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies. He will give this year's Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship in Public Affairs.
In 2009, he led the global movement of 350.org, which coordinated 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 180 countires to raise awareness about climate crisis.
He has written numerous articles and many books including, The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, Hope, Human and Wild, Maybe One, Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously, Enough and Wandering Home. Perhaps is most well-known book is Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.
After his talk, he has agreed to sign books. There will not be books for sale at the event, so bring your copies of his books! Several of them are for sale at Augie's bookstore.
To read more, go to http://www.augustana.edu/x22260.xml
Bill McKibben is this year's Elwood Curtis Family Endowed Lecturer
Visit billmckibben.com for more information.
Balanced Lives: Best Policies for the New Economy
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
October 20 - 22, 2010
Visit the Symposium Website: http://ppc.uiowa.edu/balancedlives
You are invited to register for an upcoming National Symposium titled: BALANCED LIVES: Best Policies for the New Economy. The Symposium will be at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, October 20-22. The program includes two free public lectures, a day-long session with panels of experts and a day of workshops to provide input into the National Academy of Sciences/State of the USA process of developing broader and more balanced indicators of productivity for the US economy.
Specifically, the Symposium will include:
1. A free public lecture (no registration necessary) Wednesday evening, October 20 by Chris Hoenig, President and CEO of The State of the USA, who under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, is developing metrics for the productivity of the US economy (other than just GDP). 7:30 p.m., Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library.
2. A day-long symposium on Thursday, October 21 at the IMU ballroom discussing the history and civic impacts of efforts aimed at creating work/life balance, as well as market-based and public policy options to improve such balance in sustainable communities. Speakers include:
- Chuck Collins - (Institute for Policy Studies)
- Stephen Bezruchka (U of Washington)
- John de Graaf (Take Back Your Time)
- Ben Hunnicutt (University of Iowa)
- Tim Kasser (Knox College)
- Jodie Levin-Epstein (CLASP)
- Patricia Kempthorne (TWIGA Foundation)
- Joe Robinson (Work to Live)
- Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (MomsRising)
3. A free public lecture (no registration necessary) Thursday evening, October 21 by Juliet Schor, noted author and sociologist, titled Leading the Plenitude Life: Work, Consumption and Ecology for the 21st Century. 7:30 p.m., first floor Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).
4. A day of workshops on Friday at Old Brick designed to inform the State of the US/National Academy of Science effort regarding important concepts that should be included in the metrics about the productivity of the country and how best to promote these metrics. It includes a plenary lecture by Harry Boyte of the University of Minnesota.
The price of the Symposium has been kept very low to encourage attendance: $50/day, $75 for two days; senior (65+)/student rate $25/day, $40 for both days including lunch. Augustana's Jaeke Family Life Program will reimburse conference costs and up to $15 in travel expenses for a limited number of participants. Please contact Sharon Varallo, x7387.
If you are interested in the issues of work/life balance, you will not want to miss this opportunity to both hear from experts as well as provide input into the development of new metrics for measuring the productivity of our country in a more broad and balanced way that better reflects the values that we believe are important to our future.
For more information and to register, go to:
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Posters on the Hill Application Announcement
Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. In the Spring of 2011 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 15th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.
CUR is calling for students of member institutions to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinary divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be inter-disciplinary, please select the division that most closely describes your research.
Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using an on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. A document listing the information required for submission can be found by visiting: http://www.cur.org/pdf/poh%20application%20information.pdf
For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html Please note that CUR membership is required to submit an application. Either the student's home institution must have an institutional membership, or the faculty mentor or student must have an individual membership.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 15, 2010.
Please encourage your students to submit. This is a highly competitive program, which makes for a very exciting experience for the students and their faculty advisors alike.
For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit http://www.cur.org/postersession.html
Special Frieze Lectures for the 150th
"Augustana History, 1935 to 1975"
presented by Thomas Tredway, Augustana President Emeritus
October 21, 2010
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rock Island Library, Community Room
401 19th Street, Rock Island, Illinois
When the Rock Island Libraryobserved its 125th anniversaryin 1998, Augustana College professors contributed to the celebration with the first Frieze lectures. The lecture series was named after the library's frieze, the decorative band around the top of the Main Library building that is inscribed with the names of literary figures. Thirteen years later, it's Augustana's sesquicentennial year and the 2010 Frieze Lecture Series is part of the celebration. The annual partnership between the library and the college brings professors into the library for college-level lectures without tests or grades.
Dr. Tredway, whose history of the college, Coming of Age, was published earlier this year, served as president from 1975-2003, a time of great change in higher education.
2010 Harry Nelson Lecture in Astronomy
Kepler Missions Search for Planets Around Other Stars: Finding Other Earths
Dr. Jason Steffen of the Fermi National Laboratory
Thursday, October 21, 2010
102 Hanson Hall of Science
Dr. Steffen will present the most recent results from NASA's Kepler mission. Launched in 2009, Kepler is the first instrument capable of finding Earth-like planets orbiting distant Sun-like stars. Kepler searches for planets by continuously monitoring 145,000 stars to detect the tell-tale dimming of the star that indicates that a planet has passed in front of it. Despite the fact that Kepler has only just begun its mission, its first results have already revolutionized the field of extrasolar planets.
The Nelson Lecture is named in honor of Dr. Harry Nelson, 1935 graduate of Augustana College, long-time Professor of Mathematics at Augustana, and first director of the John Deere Planitarium. This lecture series continues Dr. Nelson's legacy of sharing the wonders of the heavens with the Quad City community. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
As you make your final revisions on your winter term course plans, CERT (Campus Emergency Response Team) would like to make you aware of plans to test the on-campus emergency notification system on Thursday, December 2. Augustana conducts two active drills per year to comply with State of Illinois requirements and prepare the campus community for potential future emergency responses.
To prepare for the drill, please sign up to receive emergency messages either by cell phone or email. You can access and sign up for E2Campus, our web-based emergency notification system, at www.augustana.edu/e2campus. The notification is voluntary, and there is no charge to use the system other than your mobile phone provider's normal fee for text messaging. Also, please check the evacuation routes for campus buildings in which you teach. If you have questions, check with the safety officer of that building.
PLANNING A CAMPUSLECTURE AT AUGUSTANA?
We want to know about it!
Augustana dedicates more than $300,000 in annual funding to support faculty and student-led efforts to bring engaging guest speakers to campus. As part of the support for your guest lecture initiative, several administrators can and want to provide extensive financial and event management support.
- Convocation: Connie Ghinazzi supports our campus-wide convocation series and all efforts to expand the reach of the convocation initiative.
- Endowed Lectures: If the guest speaker you have in mind might work well under the endowed lecture series banner, before you book that speaker, contact Anne Bergren in the Advancement Office.
- New Ideas: Darrin Good, Director of the Institute for Leadership and Service has funding available for guest speaker programming that advances the institute's goal of supporting conversations that promote a deeper understanding of critical issues.
- Communication and Marketing: Through the Sharenews email Listserv, Scott Cason and Kamy Beattie (firstname.lastname@example.org) can position and promote campus events to teh Quad-City and Augustana community to help achieve maximum attendance and return on your investment.
Details and guidance on how to plan your next guest speaker program will be shared at this Thursday's Deans' meeting with department and program chairs.
For questions, contact one of the people above or speak with your department chair.