Monday, March 12

4:00 PM -  Pre-tenure Paid Leave Report Presentations
Paul Croll presents: "Making Sense of Whiteness: From Invisibility to Colorblindness"
Nadia Novotorova presents: "The Influence of Attribute Wording on Product Preferences of Young Consumers in the U.S. and Russia: A Cross-Cultural Study"
Wilson Center 

7:00 PM - "Freedom Riders"
Free refreshments
Olin Auditorium 

Tuesday, March 13

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Karalyn Jevaney, '12
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Michael Eisenberg webinar: "It Takes Librarians and Faculty: Using Project Information Literacy to Improve Student Research Skills"
Olin 304 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Ekklesia Study Group
Old Main 121

5:30 - 7:00 PM - "What Have You Always Wondered About Mormons?" with Van Symons
presented by Augustana Interfaith Understanding Group 
RSVP to Richard Priggie (for dinner count)
Founders Hall Basement Lounge 

8:00 PM - Navy Sea Chanters, the United States Navy's official chorus
Free, but tickets are required, with a limit of six per request
Centennial Hall 

Wednesday, March 14

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center, 1st floor, Sorensen Hall

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Faculty, Staff & Administrators' Bible Study
Bible Study for faculty, staff, and administrators
Bring your lunch and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

4:00 PM - Film in Israel: "Beyond Stereotypes and Prejudice: Israel's Other Voice Through Films from the Southern Border"
Avner Faingulernt, Filmmaker, Sapir College, Israel
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Annual Tea Hour Series "Modesty: Rethinking an Ancient Virtue" by Laura Hartman
Evald Great Hall 

4:00 - 5:30 PM - Workshop by Michael Eisenberg:  "Improving Student Research in the Student Inquiry Curriculum"
Evald 17/18 

Thursday, March 15

10:30 - 11:20 AM - Convocation: Michael Eisenberg "Are You Experienced? Do You Have What It Takes to Thrive in the Information Age?"
Centennial Hall 

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM - "To Infinity and Beyond" presented by Michael Starbird, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Texas, Austin
102 Hanson Hall of Science 

2:30 - 3:30 PM - "Geometric Gems" presented by Michael Starbird, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Olin 201 

3:30 - 4:30 PM - Interpreting the IDEA SRI Reports
Led by Lisa Allen and Amanda Baugous
Olin 202 

4:30 PM - Lecture: "Aesthetics for the 99% by Ruskin & Morris: Why You Should Read the Victorians"
presented by Owen S. Rogal, Professor of English, St. Ambrose University
Tredway Library, 2nd floor south
 

Friday, March 16

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: Curriculum Reform Presentation/Discussion
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Gospel Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Saturday, March 17

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Environmental Film Fest
Olin Auditorium 

3:00 PM - Swedish Culture Workshop
Activities such as: singing games and folk dances, cooking, crafts and language lessons.
$20 per person or $50 per family includes the workshop, dinner at 5:30 PM and evening Swedish/American dance party at 7:00 PM
Bishop Hill, 103 N. Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, Illinois

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Emily Cochran, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Featuring Irish flute and harp pieces by Erin Freund and Janet Stodd, plus the Augustana Flute Choir
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Galumpha
Galumpha's three performers combine acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, March 18

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Travel Reads Book Discussion:  The Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Great Hall, Evald 

Volume 9, Issue 24 - March 12, 2012

ACTL

Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

I trust spring term has begun well for you.

We're looking forward to Dr. Mike Eisenberg's visit this week. Co-director of Project Information Literacy, Mike will talk about ways to improve student research skills during a webinar on Tuesday and a campus workshop on Wednesday afternoon. Logistical details have been sent via email, but feel free to ask if needed.

We'll also be offering a workshop on Thursday (3:30 in Olin 202) titled Interpreting the IDEA SRI Feedback Forms. Lisa Allen and Amanda Baugous will be leading that discussion. The focus will, as the name implies, be on interpretation of the reports you recently received from Mark Salisbury for your winter term courses. We encourage you to bring them along; we'll have generic examples though if you need. We're also planning a more extensive workshop to address using the IDEA SRI's to improve student learning through course design. Watch for that announcement in the future.

In addition to announcements of upcoming events, let me also offer something you can put to use right now. If you've heard of the "classic" Chickering & Gamson's 7 Practices for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, you might be interested in this document (+3!) put together by the Center for Teaching Excellence at UIUC. Always a good idea to revisit the classics, eh?

I hope you'll find this week's events worth your time. Please let me know what questions you have. Until then, have a productive week!

Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning