AUGUSTANA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONS (AAEOP)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 AM
College Center Lobby, 2nd floor
AAEOP is a sanctioned, Augustana organization which meets monthly and to which all clerical and technical personnel are invited to and have the right to attend. We encourage all support and technical staff to attend these events if at all possible, and remind managers and supervisors that this is considered a work activity and there is no need to clock out to attend. As always, we hope that employees will work together to balance the need for adequate coverage with opportunities for professional development for this and other AAEOP events on campus this year.
The remaining AAEOP meeting dates are as follows:
Noon - 1:30 PM
9:00 - 10:30 AM
2:00 - 3:30 PM
MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE READING GROUP
Faculty and staff are cordially invited to join the mathematics and computer science reading group. This group meets about three or four times during winter term on Thursdays at 2:30 PM to discuss the book The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin. If you would like to join, please contact Tom Bengtson x7406 and he will get a copy of the book to you.
Art Beat with WAUG
Sunday, November 18, 20128 to 9 p.m.
Once each academic term, enjoy a social hour in the Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall, featuring a live music broadcast with students of WAUG Radio. The winter term exhibition is Liberal Arts through the AGES: Interdisciplinary Art Historical Inquiry 2012-2013, guest curated by Dr. Catherine Carter Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts and professor of art history.
Liberal Arts through the AGES: Interdisciplinary Art Historical Inquiry 2012-2013
November 13-February 9 (closed holiday breaks November 22-26 and December 14-January 7)
The exhibition Liberal Arts through the AGES (Augustana General Education Studies) centers Augustana's art history collection in the winter-term liberal studies program. The accompanying exhibition catalogue and first-year textbook is the fifth book published in seven years for this project. This is an unprecedented collaboration of 210 contributions from faculty, administrators, alumni, and students, representing various majors and minors, and the classes of 1987-2014. Dr. Catherine Carter Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts and professor of art history, is creator, editor and faculty curator for this project. A celebrated interdisciplinary art history education model, the project resonates on an international level. It has been well received at the Oxford Round Table, the Association for General and Liberal Studies, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, among others.
The catalog and exhibition examine artwork dating from ancient through contemporary times and many diverse cultures, covering 6 continents. Through Dr. Goebel's leadership in building the pedagogical art history collection and designing an effective program to interpret it, Augustana has pioneered this innovative interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts through faculty and student research and writing on original works of art as primary documents. The project is supported by the Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts, the Department of Art History with assistance from the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, the Augustana College Art Museum, as well as donors who have kindly lent and gifted pieces. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Goebel in collaboration with Sherry Maurer and Liberal Studies faculty consulted toward selecting the most relevant works from the current book for the 2012-13 Liberal Studies classes.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT COURSE PROPOSALS
All new LSFY103, Learning Perspective, Suffix, and LC proposals you are scheduled to teach during SPRING TERM must be submitted electronically by noon on Monday of week 1, winter term.
All other course proposals must be submitted electronically by noon on Friday of week 1, winter term.
Detailed information on the course approval process can be found at: http://www.augustana.edu/x12670.xml
To navigate to the course approval process site, click on the Academics tab from the homepage, under Resources click Dean's Office, then Resources for Faculty, then course approval process.
Please contact Kristin Douglas with your questions.
AFRICANA STUDIES PROGRAM DINNER FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 PM
You are invited to the annual AFSP dinner for students and faculty on Tuesday, November 27th in the Wilson Center (tentative location). This celebratory repast is well catered. Please RSVP to John Tawiah-Boateng if you will attend.
RADICAL CHRISTIAN LIFE: EQUIPPING OURSELVES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Friday, December 7, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102
Saturday, December 8, 2012
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Hanson Hall of Science 102
Augustana College will be the local host via live webcast of this program from Trinity Church, Wall Street. This event, originally scheduled for November, was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, has been a visionary spiritual voice in America for over thirty years and is an accomplished author, social psychologist and communications theorist. About her presentations, she says, "Our task is now to be radical Christian communities in the here and now, not fossils of a bygone reality, not leftovers from an earlier golden age. Now we need new wisdom and a new kind of struggle to determine what we must be and do in the midst of these changing times." Participants can look forward to the tools she will offer for making the vital connection between contemplation and social action. For questions about this event please contact Campus Ministries at x7213.
Invitation to Christmas Smörgåsbord
5:00 PM - reception; 5:30 - dinner
College Center Lobby and Dining Room
Faculty, staff and their families are invited to this year's Campus Christmas Smörgåsbord. The Chamber Choir and Sankta Lucia singers will perform and Santa will make an appearance. Parents may drop off gifts for Santa to hand out in the Hammarskjold Room upon arrival to the reception. Gifts should not exceed $10 in value and be clearly labeled with children's names. Payment may be made by credit card online, or drop off a check or cash to Sara Maccabee in the Office of the President in Founder's Hall by December 5, 2012. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4736114847#
CVs FOR ACCREDITATION
As you know, preparations are getting underway for the Higher Learning Commission accreditation. One of the things we need to accomplish is an archive of all current faculty CVs. Please email a copy of your current CV to Steve Klien, Chair of Faculty Welfare Committee, at your earliest convenience.
CALL FOR SUMMAR ACADEMY COURSES
What is Summer Academy?
Summer Academy is an enrichment program for high school students. The goal of the program is to bring high school students to campus for a week during the summer for engaging learning experiences. Ideally, students who attend the Academy will build strong connections to Augustana faculty and students and will apply for admission during their senior year.
Students participating in the program stay in the dorms, take a course, and participate in organized group activities in the evening. This year, we are going to add informational sessions discussing what to look for in a college, and the college application process. We are also going to discuss what the liberal arts are, and how a liberal arts education is different than other types of college experiences.
When is Summer Academy?
Students will arrive on campus on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Courses will run June 24-June 28.
What types of courses do student take?
Short answer: It depends. What do you want to offer?
Longer answer: Courses last year ranged from CSI: Augustana to Mid-River Writers to Dance: Music Made Visible. Eleven courses were offered last year, and 175 high school students enrolled. Courses can last one, three, or five days. The instructor(s) decides the length of the course. Students are in class with instructors from 9am-4pm, with a break for lunch.
Would I get paid?
Yes, faculty earn a stipend for teaching the course. Each course must be cost neutral, meaning that the cost of the supplies required, transportation, guest speakers, faculty stipend, etc must be less than or equal to student tuition for the program. I'll organize a meeting to discuss budgets with interested faculty, soon.
I'm interested! What do I do next?
It's simple. Contact Kristin Douglas, and we'll start discussing your course ideas.
Summer School is only 7 months away, and it is time to start planning!
CALL FOR SUMMER 2012 COURSES
The Office of Academic Affairs is implementing two structural changes to Summer School policies beginning with the 2013 Summer Session.
- Summer school faculty compensation rates will be determined on a three year cycle.
- A minimum enrollment of four students must be attained by noon May 24, 2013 or courses will be cancelled. Faculty will not be compensated on a sliding scale for teaching fewer than four students.
These policy changes were announced to Department and Program Chairs during the Fall Retreat. The rationale for these changes is that over the past five years, between 38% and 74% of our summer course offerings have been taught as under enrolled courses (fewer than four students per course) at reduced rates of faculty pay. Decisions of whether courses will be taught as under enrolled sections are made shortly before summer courses start, and students are caught in situations where their courses are cancelled with little notice to find alternate courses. In addition, courses with one or two students each might impact the pedagogy and student learning in the course and might not be the best use of faculty time. These guidelines seek to minimize student frustration with cancelled courses while at the same time fully recognizing faculty effort to teach summer school courses.
We are asking departments to carefully and intentionally identify potential course offerings that represent courses which cause bottlenecks in the major, have high interest, and are most likely to meet the minimum enrollment number of four students. Recent enrollment trends demonstrate courses which fulfill general education requirements are the most likely to meet minimum enrollment standards. Additionally, we ask that all faculty in the department be given opportunities to teach summer school courses on a rotating basis.
All on-campus course proposals must be submitted by your Department Chair (Department Chairs will receive a course proposal form under a separate email) by Friday, December 14. Please submit your course proposals to your Department Chair. Any new course offerings and/or new LP or suffix additions to courses must be approved by faculty governance before being proposed as a summer course.
The summer session runs from June 3, 2013 through June 28, 2013.
Please contact Kristin Douglas with any questions.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2014-2015 STUDY ABROAD & AWAY PROGRAMS
All new programs and any program repeating on a three-year cycle should turn in full program proposals if they are interested in running their program in the 2014-2015 academic year. The deadline for any program proposal (electronic copy, please) for a study abroad program or domestic off-campus study program for 2014-2015 will be due to Allen Bertsche by Monday, January 7, 2013, the first day of post Winter-break classes.
Information on what should be included in a program proposal is available HERE. All proposals will be reviewed by the IOSC committee and program directors will be asked to attend a January or February meeting of IOSC to present their proposal.
Program proposals can be for any of the following:
- A term or half-term (domestic or international) program using a team of Augustana faculty or a combination of Augustana faculty and 3rd party providers. (ex. East Asia, Holden Village, Brazil ) Half term programs have traditionally been during Winter Term, but this is not an absolute rule.
- A summer language immersion or other program type (ex. Spanish in the Andes, Rocky Mountain Geology, Lit & Music in Paris)
- An on-campus course which includes a travel component during Fall, Winter or Spring Break or in early summer (ex. Religion in Rome, Classics in Greece).
Any 5-day or longer travel experience which does not offer academic credit is exempt from IOSC committee review. If you are planning such an opportunity, you should schedule an appointment to speak with me, but you do not need to develop and submit a formal program proposal.
All new programs should also turn in a program proposal, including short travel programs, summer and terms abroad. If you are interested in leading a program in 2014-2015, I would advise you to schedule a meeting with me in the next few weeks so that I can assist you with the proposal process.
If you have lead a program and wish to repeat it, the same basic principles apply as with new programs, save that you can focus your proposal on the new or altered components of the original program. Programs due for review on a 3 year cycle are: Fall Term in London, Winter Term in Brazil, Winter Term in Vietnam.
Programs running on a 2-year cycle (For 2014-2015 this includes Jamaica, Norway and Religion in Rome) may turn in a brief report in the Fall of 2013. For details on this brief report, just contact my office after the program has run this year.
MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINAR TOPICS 2012-2013
Again this year, Augustana College will participate in the Midwest Faculty Seminars sponsored by the University of Chicago. Participation permits the College to send two faculty members to any single seminar. Below are the dates and titles of the four 2012-2013 seminars. If you are interested in attending any of these, please contact Margaret Farrar.
Mind, Brain, and World: On Embodied Cognition
January 10-12, 2013
For years, received understandings of the nature of cognition have tended to view the mind as something akin to a central processing unit that sends and receives signals between the center and periphery on the basis of entirely fixed rules. Of late, however, scholars working in fields as varied as neuroscience, developmental psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and literary theory have moved towards the idea that cognition relies for its foundation not so much on the brain, but on the network of receptors that make up a sensorimotor system. This seminar looks at the various implications of this account, focusing first on its challenge to the distinctions between mind and body and perception and action, and on the proposition that thinking beings should first and foremost be understood as (inter)acting beings. It also considers, however, the implications of this stance for fields not directly involved in the work of neuroscience, such as philosophy and economics, and art and literature as well.
Islam in/and the West
February 21-23, 2013
The "class of civilizations" thesis made famous by Samuel Huntington has come to inform a great deal of discussion about the history of Islam and its interactions with the peoples of Europe and beyond. Buy as many scholars know, and as increased immigration from Islamic countries to the West makes clear, the place of Islam in the West is much more complicated than such a heuristic would have us believe. This seminar attempts to think beyond the "clash of civilizations" thesis to look at a variety of intersections and interactions between Islam and the West, with a particular emphasis on identity formation, migration, and cultural and social accommodation in varied locations throughout Europe and the contemporary United States. How do these communities navigate their relationships with neighbors from different religious groups? How do they understand themselves and their participation in their separate public spheres? What defines the place of Islam in the West in historical terms? And how can the history of Islam in the West help us to understand its possible futures?
Climate Change Across the Disciplines
April 18-20, 2013
The problem of climate change has of late become the source of numerous critically important academic debates. Often, however, academic discussion of the topic has been limited to the biological and physical sciences, those areas of inquiry that have done the most to bring its challenges into view. This seminar therefore proposes to examine the problem of climate change from the perspectives of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences in order to better understand the problems climate change poses for the project of humanistic inquiry. How does anthropogenic climate change challenge the way we think about ethics, politics and history? In what way does a problem like climate change alter our approaches to the study of literature and other cultural objects? Are the disciplines as constituted adequate to the task? Or does climate change foretell not just substantial changes in the way we organize our economic life, but in the way we organize our forms of knowledge as well?
2012-2013 IMPORTANT DATES
Convocation Symposia Days
9:00 - 4:00
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, Thursday, December 12, 2012
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Wednesday, January 17, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Faculty Senate Meetings
4:00 - 5:00 PM
John Deere Lecture Hall
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013 - Olin Auditorium
(this will be a Faculty Meeting perhaps with Senate business)
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
4:00 - 5:00
Friday, February 1, 2013
4:00 - 5:00
Thursday, April 25, 2013
4:30 - 5:30
|Fine & Performing Arts||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Bergendoff 12|
|Thurs. January 17, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Bergendoff 12|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Bergendoff 12|
|Language & Literature||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Olin 305|
|Thurs. January 17, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Olin 307|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Olin 110|
|Natural Science||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Hanson Science 402|
|Thurs. January 17, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Hanson Science 102|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Hanson Science 102|
|Business & Education||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 315|
|Thurs. January 17, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 315|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 315|
|History, Philosophy & Religion||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Sorensen 327|
|Thurs. January 17, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Sorensen 327|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Sorensen 255|
|Social Science||Thurs. October 4, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 21|
|Thurs. December 13, 2012||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 21|
|Thurs. April 4, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Evald 21|
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Monday, December 3, 2012
Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 - Evald Great Hall
(Augie Reads Kickoff)
Educational Policies Committee
4:30 - 5:30
Swenson Geosciences Conference Room 103
General Education Committee
4:00 - 5:00
Celebration of Faculty Scholarship
Monday, February 18, 2012
12:30 - 4:00 PM
Celebration of Learning
Saturday, May 4, 2013
9:30 - 2:00
Recognition of Student Honors Program (for underclassmen)
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:30 - 12:00
Hanson Science 102
Augie Reads Kickoff
Monday, May 6, 2013
4:00 - 5:00Evald Great Hall
Senior Honors Convocation
Saturday, May 18, 2013
12:00 - 1:00
Sunday, May 19, 2012
152nd Annual Commencement Convocation Ceremony
Sunday, May 19, 2013