Monday, August 22

Classes Begin

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Open meeting with BLDD Architects, Rippe & Associates & Shepley Bulfinch to share thoughts about proposed Center for Student Life
Wilson Center

Tuesday, August 23

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - All-Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflections - Matt Paris, SGA President
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Open meeting with BLDD Architects, Rippe & Associates & Shepley Bulfinch to share thoughts about proposed Center for Student Life
Wilson Center

Wednesday, August 24

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

Thursday, August 25

No events

Friday, August 26

No events

No Friday Conversations

Saturday, August 27

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - WVIK Annual Anniversary Open House
WVIK Office, 639 38th Street

5:00 PM - Crayfish Party (Kraftskiva)
A menu of traditional Swedish foods, sponsored by American Scandinavian Association at Augustana College
3608 33rd Avenue, Moline, IL, home of John Peterson

8:00 PM - The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular
Free for staff and students with ID; $8 for the public
Centennial Hall

Volume 9, Issue 1 - August 22, 2011

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Welcome back! I hope the summer treated you well and that, like me, you're looking forward to the year with excitement (and a little bit of nervousness!).

There are two big initiatives that will be occupying much of my time this year, as director of ACTL. Mark Salisbury and I will be doing all we can to support individuals and departments as we learn to use the IDEA Center SRI to full advantage. Shawn Beattie, Virginia Johnson and I (as well as many others) hope to do all we can to support and encourage members of our community as we explore the use of electronic portfolios, both course eportfolios as well as collegiate-level learning eportfolios.

But more importantly, what are your priorities for improving our teaching and learning this year? For that, let me take one more opportunity to ask you to be sure to fill out the Faculty Needs Assessment survey. It really is important to us as we plan to make decisions and allocate (precious) resources in the coming year. Thanks, if you've already taken the time to fill it out or in advance if you haven't yet!

I look forward to working with you this year.

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning