Monday, October 8

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Rome: Season 1 Episode 5: "The Ram Has Touched the Wall"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Tuesday, October 9

9:30 - 10:30 AM - The Salon: Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk on vegetarianism
Black Culture House   

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

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, October 10

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 

2:30 - 3:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Google Drive
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109 

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois 17th District (Rock Island), will speak. Bustos is runnning against incombent Bobby Schilling
Olin 201 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Talent Show
Centennial Hall 

7:00 - 8:30 PM - Read Local: Laura Hartman, author of The Christian Corner
Bettendorf Single Room, Bettendorf Public Library,  2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA

Thursday, October 11

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

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Excel Basics
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Department Chairs meeting
Olin Auditorium 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Staff and Faculty Literary Reading
Saga, Augustana's Art & Literary Magazine, will sponsor the fourth annual staff and faculty reading as part of Homecoming Week. Staff and faculty will read from their own work or a favorite writer.
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL 

6:00 PM - Psychology Department presents 2012 JE Wallace Wallin Memorial Lecture: Dr. Adam Zeman presents "Syndromes of Transient Amnesia"
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:   "Amelie"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

Friday, October 12

11:25 AM - 12:10 PM - Build-a-sundae in honor of Homecoming 2012 Building Spirit!
Everyone is welcome
Lower Quad (bottom of Tredway Library stairs)
(in the event of rain, the event will take place in the College Center Lounge, 2nd floor) 

1:00 - 2:15 PM - Sabbatical Report Presentations: Jon Hurty "Choral Singing in China and Tanzania" and John Pfautz "Church Music in Ghana and Nigeria"
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building 

4:00 PM- Homecoming Weekend Begins

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Classroom Observations for Enjoyment and Improvement  
presented by Steve Klien
3:30 PM -Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Coronation and Sing
Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Saturday, October 13

7:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

Sunday, October 14

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Homecoming Sunday Tour of Augustana College Art Museum
Sherry Maurer, director of the art museum, will lead an informal discussion on the current exhibitions
Art Museum, Centennial Hall 

1:30 PM - Fall Play "The Arsonists"
Tickets: $11 general public, $9 senior citizens, students, Augustana faculty and staff
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall 

2:00 PM - The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant
Dan Lee (Religion) will moderate a discussion after the performance of "The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant."
Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 2131 11th St., Moline, IL 

Volume 10, Issue 8 - October 8, 2012

This Week's Message

Friday Conversation: Classroom Observations for Enjoyment and Improvement

Friday, October 12, 2012
Refreshments start at 3:30 PM; presentation starts at 4:00 PM


As a result of last spring's Faculty handbook revisions, tenured faculty in departments and programs may now have a more active role in providing feedback on candidates for tenure and promotion through classroom observations of teaching. More importantly, classroom observations can provide a unique opportunity for formative feedback to help us all become better teachers. But how does one go about effective, helpful classroom observations? Join Steve Klien, Chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee, and other faculty as they discuss available resources and best practices that can turn a perfunctory evaluative observation into a useful and collegial tool for faculty development.

Have a good week,

 

Steve Klien
Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee