Monday, December 3

4:00 - 5:00 PM - All LSFY Faculty Meeting
"Inspiring Students to Set and Achieve Goals that Really Challenge Them"
Wilson Center

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 7: "Pharsalus"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

7:00 PM - 2nd Annual Life Raft Debate
A debate discussing each department's (Political Science, Business, Biology, Religion, Geology, Philosophy) value in reconstructing the new world!
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Tuesday, December 4

All Day - High School Students Overnight

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Elle Janss, '13
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

11:30 - 12:15 - History Matters Lecture
Jane Simonsen speaks on "Out of the Binder: Into the Booth: Women and the Gender Gap"
Hammarskjold Lounge, College Center, 3rd floor

4:30 - 6:00 PM - International & Multicultural Student Diversity Training for Faculty and Administration
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Student Recital - Rick Rudy, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Neal Shipley speaks on gender, space, and high school
Andreen Hall, Red Room

Wednesday, December 5

Payment Deadline for Christmas Smörgåsbord to Sara Maccabee

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center

3:00 - 4:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Overview of Google Apps
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

7:00 PM - Art History Lecture on Francisco Goya, presented by Karissa Bushman "Full of the Wrath of God: Goya's Vilification of Frian Pedro de Zalvedia"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

7:30 PM - Joy of Christmas Past and Present
6:15 PM - Free buses leave campus
Reservations are necessary to ride the bus, leaving from 38th Street by Andreen Hall.
The evening begins in Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover, IL with carols and special music by the Augustana Ascension Singers. The Christmas story from Luke will be read in three different languages. Sharon Varallo will be the preacher. Following the service, we will walk to Jenny Lind Chapel completely lit by candles for Communion and caroling. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies afterwards
Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, IL

8:00 PM - Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:30 - 6:00 PM - International & Multicultural Student Diversity Training for Faculty and Administration
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - "Racing Left and Right: How Color-Blind Narratives Impact Activists Across the Political Spectrum" presented by Meghan Burke, assistant professor of sociology at Illinois Wesleyan University
17 Evald Hall

Thursday, December 6

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Interfaith Understanding's Third Annual Fast-A-Thon
The fast breaks at 7:00 PM in Westerlin Lounge with delicious food and conversation (catering by Olive Tree Cafe). Sign up in College Center now.

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center

9:30 - 10:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Basic Overview of Google Apps
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

6:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  France "Joyeux Noel"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, December 7

12:00 - 1:30 PM - AAEOP Meeting
Board Room, College Center, 3rd floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars" presented by Allen Bertsche
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Communication Sciences & Disorders Department's Annual Holiday Party and Open House
Members of the Augie community with children under age 12. Appetizers, beverages, visits and photos with Santa, seasonal crafts and games, door prizes, balloon art and face painting
Free admission
Brodahl Building

6:00 - 7:30 PM - Life Webcast: "Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change"
presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Hanson Hall of Science 102

Saturday, December 8

12:30 - 2:00 PM - Life Webcast: "Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Social Change"
presented by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB
Hanson Hall of Science 102

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Holiday Planetarium Show
Admission is free, but reservations are requested at (309) 794-7327. The program is not recommended for children ages 7 and under.
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory, Planetarium

8:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society "Messiah"
Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 9

2:00 PM - Handel Oratorio Society "Messiah"
Tickets: $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

Volume 10, Issue 15 - December 3, 2012

CARE Retention Program

CARE Retention Alert

The CARE Retention Alert program was launched in Fall 2012 to support Augustana's efforts to identify and intervene with students at risk of attrition.  It represents a new partnership between Academic Affairs and Students Services that will help us retain and graduate students. The CARE program creates a centralized database of information about students struggling with academic and nonacademic challenges, and the actions taken by various people/offices to support them.

The primary source of information about struggling students will be faculty in their roles as instructors and academic advisors.  All faculty at Augustana can create a "CARE Report" for any student using the instructions below.  Submitting a report is easy and assures others on campus will be notified and can take action promptly.  If you have questions about how or when to use CARE after reading this document, please contact Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising, at x8290 or at marywindeknecht@augustana.edu.


Some initial thoughts about the CARE program:

How to submit a CARE Report:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor at https://webadvisor.augustana.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor?TYPE=M&PID=CORE-WBMAIN&TOKENIDX=5804363906
  2. Under "CARE Retention Alert," click on "Submit CARE Report."  You will be taken to a login page for Augustana College Advocate.
  3. Click on "Staff Member" and enter your Augustana network username and password.
  4. On the next screen, click on "Create CARE Report."
  5. Begin typing the first or last name of the student.  When you see the student's name appear below, click on it.  If you have CARE Reports to file for more than one student, please use a separate report for each. This facilitates the tracking of each student's reports. Once the student's name is shown in the box, you can click on the name to see the student's photo and advisor.  
  6. Choose the appropriate report type, or choose more than one as needed. This will generate additional options below for you to complete. Most fields are required (indicated by an asterisk), but some, like "Other Actions Taken" and "Time and Location" are not. Use these fields if relevant. 
  7. Hit "submit" and your report is complete. You can now file an additional CARE Report or log out of the program. 

How a CARE Report is processed:

  1. The First Year Advising office is notified immediately by email when a CARE Report is submitted.
  2. CARE Reports for first year students will be managed by Mary Windeknecht. Reports on students at the sophomore level and above are forwarded to Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students.
  3. A student's advisor and the individual who submitted the report will be notified by email that the report was received. In most cases, notification occurs within an hour or two of the submission.
  4. In most cases, the student's advisor will be asked to follow up on the student concern. That includes meeting with the student to address the concern and connecting him/her to campus resources. The Director of First Year Advising will provide support as needed.
  5. In addition to notifying advisors, other people and offices that interface with the student will be notified and may be asked to take action on the student's behalf. These offices include Residence Life, the Reading/Writing Center, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance, Multicultural Services and others. The advisor will be included on these notices so he/she can coordinate as needed.  Advisors are encouraged to communicate directly with other offices for an effective intervention.
  6. In situations where several CARE Reports have been submitted for a student, or the student is experiencing multiple challenges, the Director of First Year Advising and/or the Dean of Students may work with the student directly. They will work closely with the advisor in these circumstances.

For Academic Advisors:

  1. Advisors will be notified by email when a CARE report is submitted about one of their advisees. The email may include suggestions from the First Year Advising or Dean of Students office.
  2. To get an update on the status of your advisees' CARE Reports, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "My Advisees CARE Reports."  The report is updated nightly.

For faculty who submit a CARE Report:

  1. Faculty who submit a CARE Report will be copied on the initial email notifying the advisor of the student's report.
  2. To get an update on the status of CARE Reports you submitted, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "CARE Reports I submitted." The report is updated nightly.

9/27/12 Mary Windeknecht