Monday, March 10

Welcome back!

Tuesday, March 11

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Alexandra Blust, '14
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Art History Senior Exhibition: Whistler and His Contexts
Elizabeth Jakaitis and Jordan Kirkbride
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

4:30 PM - "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" Discussion Series - Today's session is "Snow"
Moline High School Planetarium, 3600 23rd Avenue, Moline, IL

Wednesday, March 12

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Augustana Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) meeting
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Guest Artist: Rebecca Ashe, flute

Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, March 13

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

11:30 AM - ITS Lunch & Learn: Lynda.com
Olin 110

11:30 AM - The Salon, with Laura Hartman "How Does Community Change?"
Brew by the Slough

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - "Looking Isn't As Easy As It Looks" lecture presented by Dr. Mary Kirn, Augustana professor emerita
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building, 2nd floor

Friday, March 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation: "Good Student Research Writing? No Pie in the Sky" 
presented by Stefanie Bluemle and Lucas Street
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Choir Home Concert
Free admission
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street, Davenport, IA

Saturday, March 15

7:30 PM - Amadeus Trio (a piano trio)
Amadeus Trio performs as part of the new Symphony Signature Series
For tickets call 309-793-1213
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Home Concert
Free admission
Centennial Hall

8:00 - 9:00 PM - MPB Comedy Club: Tracey Ashley
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Sunday, March 16

4:00 PM - Student Recital - Henry Weberpal and Mineo Patrick Yasutake, cello
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Art Beat with WAUG Radio
Social hour featuring a live music broadcast. Free admission
Art Museum, Centennial Hall

Volume 12, Issue 21 - March 10, 2014

Faculty Development

Be sure to check out Steve Klien's blog on faculty development HERE.


Faculty Development Opportunity: Advising Academy

Are you interested in learning how to be a more effective and more efficient advisor? If so, then plan to participate in the Center for Faculty Enrichment's first Faculty Academy, a series of conversations and workshops that will take place during Spring 2014. (You are also welcome to attend any of the sessions without signing up for the Academy.)

What is a Faculty Academy?

As part of its work looking at best practices in faculty development, the Faculty Development Working Group found that some institutions routinely offer certificate programs or academies in particular areas of faculty development where there is perceived need. Such programs are particularly useful in areas where there is a body of knowledge/expertise that is best shared over the course of multiple conversations. These sorts of programs are also helpful for faculty trying to demonstrate professional development in their review and promotion materials, and for visiting faculty who want to demonstrate growth in an area as they apply for new positions.

In our Faculty Academy, any faculty member who completes 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and completes a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds. 

Session #2: Advising and Referrals
Thursday, March 27, 2014
10:30 AM

Wilson Center

As advisors, we learn quite a bit about our students, including information that we are not sure we're equipped to handle. What are the best ways to interact with students about relationship issues, mental health issues, or suspected substance abuse issues that can arise during a student's college years? Join panelists Jessica Schultz and Mike Tendell for this important conversation.

Session #3: Engaging the Issue: Male Students, Masculinity and Advising
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:30 AM

Gävle 1, CSL Room 403  

What would help us better understand the experience of college men? If we wish to move college men toward a healthy, more self-authored gender identity, what must we understand? Can such understanding help us support men in becoming liberated from what Pollack (1999) calls the gender straightjacket? This workshop will focus on developing skills in advising male students in one-on-one session as well as in the classroom. Join us for a discussion with the following panelists: Dr. Vicki Sommer, Dr. Eric Stewart and Dr. Jennifer Popple.

Session # 4: NACADA WebinarBalancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities
Thursday, April 24, 2014 
1:00 - 2:00 PM (note different time)
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

Regardless of academic discipline and institutional type, many faculty feel stretched to their limits by teaching, research, and academic governance responsibilities.  In this Web Event, our panelists will share tools and strategies to balance advising with those other tasks.  Participants will hear from a diverse panel of experienced faculty advisors from a broad range of institutional types and will leave with practical ideas for ensuring that students receive the best possible advising without neglecting other responsibilities. You can find more information at the following website.http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Events-Coming/Web-Event-April-2014.aspx

Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014
10:30 AM

Gävle 1, CSL Room 403

How do we know if we have been effective advisors? What are the best ways to assess one's advising? Join  panelists for a session on advising evaluation and documenting student learning in an advising context. 

Session #6: Attend ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Conference)
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (this would likely mean driving down Wednesday afternoon)

The Office of Academic Affairs will pay for your trip to this year's ILACADA conference, Illinois' affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Connect with other advisors from across the state, attend sessions about best practices in advising, and learn how to be a more effective advisor for your students

Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon) - May 28, 2014
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404

Are you planning to be a First Year Advisor during 2014-15? Then you will need to attend FYA training in order to either learn the ropes or learn what will be new in advising for the new year. Schedule and details to come.