Monday, November 26

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
John Deere Lecture Hall

Tuesday, November 27

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Amanda Rodriguez '13
"Grand Adventures with God"
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

6:00 PM - Africana Studies Program Dinner for Students & Faculty
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - CVR Fireside Chat - Dr. Adam Kaul
Evald Great Hall

8:00 - 9:00 PM - The Salon
Greg Tapis speaks on the role of students in reducing the cost of higher education
Andreen Hall, Red Room

Wednesday, November 28

6:30 - 11:30 AM - Biometric Screening
College Center, 3rd floor

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Women's & Gender Studies Tea Hour Series: Social Conflict Around Sexuality and Religious Freedom, presented by A.J. Juskewycz. How minority religious and social communities are engaged in public discourse about religious freedom.
Evald Great Hall

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: Introduction to Office 2010
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

Thursday, November 29

6:30 - 11:30 AM - Biometric Screening
College Center, 3rd floor

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

9:30 - 10:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Introduction to Office 2010
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

7:00 PM - River Readings at Augustana:  Peter Geye
Fiction writer Peter Geye, whose first book "Safe from the Sea," won Indie Lit Award and Northeast Minnesota Book Award, will read from his work. A reception and book signing will follow.
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Friday, November 30

6:30 - 11:30 AM - Biometric Screening
College Center, 3rd floor

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - "Productive and (Potentially) Painless Preparation for the Faculty Review" presented by Marsha Smith, John Delaney and the Faculty Welfare Committee
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
The performance features the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Cantilena Augustana, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Wennerberg Men's Chorus.
To reserve tickets call 794-7306. $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

Department/Program Chairs Assessment Questions Due to Ellen Hayby December 1st

Saturday, December 1

Department/Program Chairs Assessment Questions Due to Ellen Hay

4:00 PM - Christmas at Augustana
The performance features the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Cantilena Augustana, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Wennerberg Men's Chorus.
To reserve tickets call 794-7306. $20 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $10 for students and children
Centennial Hall

8:00 - 9:30 PM - Craig Karges
Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and the imagination is challenged. Karges is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally-recognized speaker and an author.
Tickets are $10 per person. Augustana students, faculty and staff are free
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Sunday, December 2

2:00 - 4:00 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks: Shakespeare in Concert
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Opera Theatre, and Quad City Choral Arts will present Masterworks: Shakespeare in Concert.
Call (563) 322-7276 for tickets
Centennial Hall

Volume 10, Issue 14 - November 26, 2012

This Week's Message

"Productive and (Potentially) Painless Preparation for the Faculty Review"
Friday, November 30, 2012
Wilson Center
4:00 PM - presentation
3:30 PM - refreshments


Preparing materials for your pre-tenure, tenure, post-tenure, or performance review can feel like an onerous and stressful task. But it need not be looked at that way. The faculty review is not merely a moment for periodic evaluation of your work; it is also a mechanism for useful professional development. Your preparation for a faculty review can be a unique opportunity for honest and concrete self reflection on your goals, practices and outcomes for your professional work as a teacher, scholar, and community participant.

Please join Marsha Smith, John Delaney, and the Faculty Welfare Committee as they provide suggestions and lead discussion on best practices for preparing the self-report and related materials for a concrete, reflective, and personally useful faculty review.

Have a good week,

Steve Klien