Monday, May 5

11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon - Meditation Monday
Facilitated by Laura Hartman
Andreen Hall Basement

2:30 PM - Time Off Changes and Summer FAQ's Session presented by Laura Ford
Gävle Room, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

7:00 PM - Heywire End-of-Year Show
Centennial Hall

Tuesday, May 6

10:30 AM - Advising Academy "Advising Effectiveness and Assessment"
Gävle 1, Room 403, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

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

11:30 AM - Kaffeestunde: German Conversation Group
Denkmann B-33

Wednesday, May 7

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Symposium Day - Celebration of Learning - Celebration of Scholarship
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/celebration-of-learning

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Marine Corps Jazz Combo Concert
Free admission
Ensemble Room, Bergendoff Hall

5:00 PM - Finding Your Future Career
To conclude Celebration of Learning and Symposium Day, faculty memtors will present a panel discussion for all students
Refreshments will be provided
Andreen Hall Basement

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

Thursday, May 8

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Faculty Meeting
Hanson Science 102

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Google Drive Workshop
RSVP to Wendy Ramsdale x 8092
Olin 105

11:30  AM - 12:20 PM - Salon - Open discussion of themes and experiences from the Celebration of Learning
Brew by the Slough, Center for Student Life, 4th floor

Friday, May 9

4:00 - 5:00 PM - "Why the World No Longer Needs Wall Street" - Presentation by Andrew Sward, candidate for Mathematics Fellow
Olin 202

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Wooden Spoon-carving Class
As part of the Scandinavian Folk Arts Festival. Tickets $100
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

7:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 10

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Wooden Spoon-carving Class
As part of the Scandinavian Folk Arts Festival. Tickets $100
First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th Street, Rock Island, IL

4:00 PM - Four Choirs Concert
Cantilena Augustana, Wennerberg men's Chorus, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Augustana Kammarkör performs
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

8:00 PM - Senior's Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 - 10:00 PM - Planetarium Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Sunday, May 11

1:30 PM - Spring Musical: Something's Afoot
A murder mystery musical presented in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana
Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, faculty and staff; $10 for early bird
Potter Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, upper level

4:00 PM - Senior's Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

4:00 PM - Martini Swingers Spring Performance
Free admission
Centennial Hall

4:30 - 6:00 PM - Mother's Day Concert by RiverBend Bronze
A community-based handbell choir
Free-will donations accepted at the door. Gourmet desserts by Gansons Bakery sold for $5 after the concert
First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL

Volume 13, Issue 30 - May 5, 2014

Faculty Development

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 complete 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and complete a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds. 

Please RSVP to Mary Koski with the sessions you'd like to attend.


Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014  Note Date Change:  Tuesday, May 6, 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 faculty involved in the Advising Academy to attend 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. Contact Kristin Douglas if you plan to attend.

Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon-5:00 PM) - May 28, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon)
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404



FREE WEBINAR ON WRITING FOR PUBLICATION

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
11:00 AM CDT
1.5 hours

"Scholarship Made Easier: Best Practices for Writing and Publishing."

Click here for more information!


Scholarship Made Easier: Best Practices for Writing and Publishing

Description:

In this workshop, participants will learn concrete, step-by-step strategies for maximizing the production and publication (or acceptance for presentation) of manuscripts in an appropriate outlet. These strategies address all phases of the scholarly writing process, including identifying easily-publishable topics; preparing emotionally and organizing yourself for writing; following a formula; controlling your writing time; writing to communicate; and requesting and receiving feedback.  In addition, we'll address the publication and presentation phases, including: identifying the best publication outlets; querying journal editors; making your presentations more attractive to editors and reviewers; monitoring your submissions, and interpreting and responding constructively to the reviews.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

This open-access event will be recorded & available for 1-week after the live event.