Monday, November 25

4:00 - 5:00 PM - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting  CANCELLED (rescheduled for 12/9/13)
Wilson Center

Tuesday, November 26

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

4:00 - 4:30  PM - Sign Language Table (Intermediate)
4:30 - 5:00 PM - Sign Language Table (Beginners)
Center for Student Life, fireplace sitting area

8:00 PM - Honors Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, November 27

4:30 PM - Deadline to submit proposals for Symposium Day concurrent sessions
https://docs.google.com/a/augustana.edu/forms/d/1ZAOlAfg-IBWL8rBsV8XZ4Al-KYEwwXlIEq-nZNgqhAs/viewform

6:00 PM - Thanksgiving Break Begins

Thursday, November 28

Happy Thanksgiving - No Classes

Friday, November 29

No Classes

Saturday, November 30

No Events

Sunday, December 1

No  Events

Volume 12, Issue 12 - November 25, 2013

Announcements

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Winter Symposium Day - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20, 2014

https://docs.google.com/a/augustana.edu/forms/d/1ZAOlAfg-IBWL8rBsV8XZ4Al-KYEwwXlIEq-nZNgqhAs/viewform
 
Deadline for Proposals:  Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Questions? Contact Peter Kivisto or Jeff Ratliff-Crain

 



FOOTBALL FANS: CATCH IT AT THE CLUB

Dining Services is inviting Augustana faculty and staff (age 21 and over) to the Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club for food and football. For a cost of $15 you can enjoy two beers and all-you-care-to-eat appetizers in the club while watching Chicago Bears football. Plus, there will be prizes and giveaways. Bring your co-workers, friends, neighbors and others to the club on:

Monday, December 9 - Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys
club opens at 6:30 PM, kickoff at 7:40 PM

Bent River Brewing Company beer and Harris pizza will be on the menu, among other items. Reserve your spot with April Peterson x 7250. Seating is limited for this adults-only event.


SUMMER SCHOOL - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT DEPARTMENTAL OFFERINGS - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013

Summer School Guidelines
Summer School Request Template


PROPOSALS FOR RENEWAL OR NEW STUDY AWAY/ABROAD PROGRAM
PROPOSALS DUE:  JANUARY 13, 2014

New programs seeking approval for 2015-2016 launches must turn in a proposal to IOPC by January 13th for consideration.  The same is true for programs on 3 year cycles seeking renewal and annual programs if they are in a designated review year.  Those of you leading programs on 2 year cycles are not due until Fall of next year.  In short, here are the deadlines coming up:

1.   All proposals for new programs are reviewed in the Winter and must have their materials in by January 13, 2014.

2.   Programs which would be due for renewal in Winter of this year (materials by Jan. 6) for inclusion in the 2015-2016 calendar include: 

Winter Term in Cambodia
Winter Term in Australia
Spring Term in Ireland
London Summer Internships
Dijon Summer Program

3.   Programs on a 2 year cycle can turn in a brief renewal statement on their second, fourth, sixth, etc. iteration but must turn in a full re-proposal in their third, fifth, etc. iteration.

      These are both due in August for a Fall review.  For the 2015-2016 academic year, these include:

Berlin Short Program (Full)
Paris Summer Program (Full)
Greece Short Program (brief)
Russia Short Program (brief)

Instructions on what to include in a program proposal are included HERE.  This document can also provide important information on the process of program approval and the guidelines for creating a program budget and other proposal components.

If you have any questions, please contact Allen Bertsche.



PILOT PROJECT FOR OFFERING ONLINE SUMMER COURSES

The Office of Academic Affairs proposes expanding the opportunities for innovation in course design by encouraging a pilot project that would allow our faculty the opportunity to develop a small number of online course offerings during our summer session. A full description of the pilot can be read HERE.

Please note that if you are interested in offering an online course but don't think you can have it ready by Summer 2014, contact Margaret Farrar, so that we can anticipate faculty interest in coming years.

Process for Approval and Criteria for Evaluation

Step 1: Faculty interested in offering courses for the Summer 2014 pilot are asked to submit an expression of interest by December 2nd, with full proposals due by December 23rd, 2013 using the criteria below. The Deans group, working with ITS, will do a "first pass" to determine if the course: (1) is likely to have sufficient student enrollment, given past or projected enrollment information; (2) has the potential to meet the level of interaction expected; and (3) is able to be reasonably offered given existing technology/instructional tools. We will select the best two to four proposals to move forward.

Step 2: Once the courses have passed this initial vetting, we will send them on to EPC and then Senate to be evaluated using the criteria below. The courses would need to be approved through EPC by February 4th, 2013 in order to give instructors sufficient time to prepare their courses. If the pilot course is a completely new course, obviously we defer to EPC to utilize its usual criteria in addition to the online-specific criteria elaborated here. Faculty whose courses have been approved for the pilot will receive funding ($4000 for course development: $2000 initially and $2000 upon offering and assessment) from the Academic Affairs.

Criteria:

1. Appropriateness of course to online technology: What about this course lends itself readily to teaching and learning in an online platform? Which technologies might be most appropriate to deliver this course?

Desired standard: Instructor clearly identifies the role the online environment will play in the student's experience in the course; course goals are well served by taking the course into an online format.

2. Interaction and collaboration: What are the expectations for student participation, interaction, and collaboration in this course? How will these be assessed and evaluated? How and how often will students receive feedback on their work from the professor? Will the course be largely asynchronous, synchronous, or mixed?

Desired standard: Course offers ample opportunities for interaction and communication student-to-student, student-to-faculty, and faculty-to-student. Regular feedback about student performance is provided in a timely manner throughout the course

3. Please discuss how the course meets college wide and department-specific learning outcomes. How will these outcomes be assessed in the course? Will you have data comparing your online version of the course with its traditional offering?

Desired standard: Learning objectives, instructional and assessment activities are closely aligned.


1] If a faculty member wishes to pilot a course, but knows s/he won't be able to develop it for Summer 2014, the faculty member should still submit the course with an anticipated offer date.


2] To develop these criteria, the rubric for online instruction found here was consulted: http://www.csuchico.edu/roi/

 



THE SAINT JOHN'S BIBLE COMES TO ROCK ISLAND

For the 2013-2014 academic year Campus Ministries at Augustana College will partner with St. Mary's Monastery of Rock Island to bring The Saint John's Bible to Rock Island.

What is the St. John's Bible? 
In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. It is something truly remarkable to see.  Described as a gift of sacred art, it is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in more than 500 years. The entire Bible using the New Revised Standard Version is presented in seven volumes of 1,150 pages. Donald Jackson is one of the world's foremost calligraphers and the senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England. He also is an elected fellow and past chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The Saint John's Bible is a one of a kind work of art. No commission of this kind had been undertaken since the advent of the printing press in the 15th century. 
http://www.saintjohnsbible.org

At Augustana
For the 2013-2014 Academic Year,  Augustana College will participate in the program "A Year With The Saint John's Bible." Throughout the academic year, Augustana will host various events for the Quad Cities Community, including lectures, exhibits, open houses and Interfaith events. Institutions such as Yale, Kansas State, Seton Hill, Malone University and Notre Dame have all participated in the Heritage Program. Additionally, this past fall the Getty Museum in Los Angeles featured the Bible in their exhibit The Art of Devotion in the Middle Age.

Use of the Volumes
September 2013-May 2014  
 2 Heritage Edition Volumes of The Saint John's Bible will be on permanent display in the Tredway Library for the duration of the academic year. These are available for use in classrooms and other curricular and co-curricular forums.

November 15 - December 15, 2013
There will also be a a month long exhibit in the Tredway Library of the full volume set of the Heritage Edition  of The Saint John's Bible.

Use of Images

For those who would be interested in using images from The Saint John's Bible, you would be granted full digital and copyright access. Please contact kristenglassperez@augustana.edu for more information.

Date: TBA

Dr. Meira Kensky, Assistant Professor of Religion at Coe College, will deliver the Stone Lectureship in Judaism and serve as Geifman Scholar-in-Residence using the Saint John's Bible as a springboard for discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Glass Perez. Your ideas and suggestions for use of The Saint John's Bible on campus and in Quad Cities communities are welcome! 



"Walk on the Wildside: From Garden Space to Game Space in the House of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii"
Dr. David Predrick, University of Arkansas
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:00 PM
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

Sponsored by the Classics and Art History Departments with the support of Geology and History, this lecture will demonstrate Dr. Fredrick's innovative uses of the Unity game engine and gaming technology to advance our understanding of architectural space and decoratie ensembles in Pompeii. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Augustana Museum Art Gallery, where the Roman works in our collection will be highlighted.

Dr. Fredrick is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Humanities at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of Roman Gaze: Vision, Power, and the Body, and has published numerous articles on Roman poetry, Roman houses, and Rome in cinema. Among other grants and awards, Dr. Fredrick received the grand prize at Unity Technologies' Mobile Generation Education Competition in 2011 and the Honors College Teaching Innovation Grant in 2006 to advance the technologies used in the teaching and research he draws on in this lecture.


FREE ADMISSION TO FIGGE ART MUSEUM

Augustana College has renewed its institutional membership to the Figge Art Museum. This means that you will gain free admission to Figge events if you present a valid Augustana ID. Faculty members can bring their classes free of charge to exhibitions, guest lectures, or participate in other educational ventures hosted by the figge, including the use of their research library. Please enjoy this community resource and use it in creative ways to better understand and integrate visual literacy into our curriculum and other activities.  Thanks to the folks in the Departments of Art and Art History who vigorously pursued this membership, and financially supported this effort together with the Office of Academic Affairs.




MIDWEST FACULTY SEMINARS

Midwest Faculty Seminars are offered every year through the University of Chicago. They bring faculty from private liberal arts colleges into conversation with UC faculty about a variety of topics. Our membership allows us to send up to four faculty members per year.

If you are interested in attending one of the seminars this year, send an email to Margaret Farrar. You can read more about the MFS here: http://mfs.uchicago.edu/?conference.html

NIETZSCHE'S ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS JANUARY 23-25, 2014

Though Friedrich Nietzsche produced many remarkable works, On the Genealogy of Morals is widely regarded as his most influential. For all its importance to philosophers and others who have followed in his wake, however, the precise meaning of many of Nietzsche's claims about the nature of morality remain in dispute, while his influence on fields as diverse as philology, theology, and anthropology is sometimes hard to see. This seminar therefore reconsiders On the Genealogy of Morals and its influence on the intellectual history of the last two centuries, with a particular emphasis on detailed examination of some of Nietzsche's key terms and their reception throughout subsequent generations of scholarly investigations. What exactly does Nietzsche mean by "genealogy"? What is the proper understanding of ressentiment? What's wrong with Judeo-Christian morality as it existed in Nietzsche's time? How have Nietzsche's answers to these questions informed the ways that scholars across the humanities and social sciences have approached these issues since? Through an exploration of many of the key problems and controversies that have occupied readers of On the Genealogy of Morals over the years, the seminar aims to develop a more detailed understanding of this philosophical seminal text.

CAPITALISM AND ITS FUTURES FEBRUARY 20-22, 2014

Not long ago, many economists and policy makers regarded the big questions of economics as essentially solved. Indeed, in the aftermath of the Cold War, capitalism's hegemony was largely unquestioned, and economic policy was regarded as sufficient to smooth out the worst effects of the modern business cycle. In the face of growing inequality, perpetual economic crisis, and looming climate catastrophe, however, the foundations of this political and economic consensus has been thrown increasingly into doubt. This seminar therefore explores the state of capitalism and its futures, focusing in particular on questions of growth, inequality, ecology and sustainability as they are conceptualized in the present. What, for instance, is the history of growth as an economic idea? Can we continue to assume its centrality as we move into the future? What, moreover, is the place of inequality in our current state of economic affairs? Can inequality as it exists today be justified? Or does it throw the long term stability of our economy into doubt? What does global warming presage for the future of the global economy? Can analyses of it be approached in purely economic terms? Or does it pose a problem of such enormity so as to overwhelm the boundaries of economic thought? What, in the end, is the future of capitalism as a system of providing for the general welfare? Can it continue to provide for human need in its present form? Or do contemporary concerns about inequality and ecological crisis force a re-thinking of how we approach the intersections of economics and human well being?

THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION APRIL 24-26, 2014

Why does college cost so much? What should students learn? What is a college education actually good for? These are not new questions, but the recent economic downturn, coupled with increased interest in MOOCs and other forms of online learning, have made them of particular concern for students, parents, faculty and administrators alike. This seminar explores these questions, with an eye towards re-tracing the path by which higher education, once a heavily subsidized public good, has come to the straits in which it finds itself today. What, historically, has driven growth in higher education costs? Where are new cost-savings to be found? How have we thought about the value of the liberal arts over the years? What is their chief justification now? What has been the relationship between higher education and private business in the past? And what defines that complex set of relationships today? At a time when student debt is on the rise and job prospects are seemingly dimmer all around, this seminar hopes to come to terms with the place of higher education in an increasingly stagnant economy, and thus with how educators and administrators can better approach the problems confronting higher education today.

 



2013-2014 IMPORTANT DATES     

Community Retreat & Jaeke Recognition                   
Monday, August 19, 2013                     
8:30 AM                    
Centennial Hall      

Faculty Retreat                   
Tuesday, August 20, 2013                    
8:15 AM                    
Olin Patio                                                                                         
9:00 AM                    
Hanson Science 102  

Opening Convocation                    
Thursday, August 22, 2013                   
1:00 PM                    
Carver Center   

Convocation Symposia Days                   

Thursday, September 26, 2013 "Relationships"         
9:00 - 4:00                

Monday, January 20, 2014                    
9:00 - 4:00                

Wednesday, May 7, 2014                      
9:00 - 4:00     
(Celebration of Learning)   

Deans' Meeting with Department & Program Chairs                  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013                     
1:00 - 3:30               
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building                

Thursday, September 12, 2013           
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, October 10, 2013                 
5:00 - 6:00              
John Deere Lecture Hall                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, December 19, 2013            
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center               

Thursday, February 13, 2014               
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, March 13, 2014                     
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, April 10, 2014                        
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center                

Thursday, May 8, 2014                           
5:00 - 6:00               
Wilson Center   

Full-Faculty Meetings                  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium                

Thursday, November 21, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Olin Auditorium               

 Thursday, April 17, 2014                        
10:30 - 11:30         
John Deere Lecture Hall               

Faculty Senate Meetings                 

Thursday, September 5, 2013             
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, September 19, 2013           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 3, 2013                   
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, October 17, 2013                 
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, December 12, 2013            
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, January 16, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, January 30, 2014                  
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102                

Thursday, March 20, 2014                     
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, April 3, 2014                          
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102               

Thursday, May 1, 2014                           
10:30 - 11:30          
Science 102   

Division Meetings

Fine & Performing Arts Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Bergendoff 12
Language & Literature Thurs., October 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Denkmann B29
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 117
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Denkmann B29
Natural Science Thurs., October 10, 2023 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Hanson Science 102
Business & Education Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 113
Social Science  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM  Evald 21
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Evald 21
History, Philosophy, Religion  Thurs., October 10, 2013 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., January 23, 2014 10:30-11:30 AM Old Main 329
Thurs., April 10, 2014 10:30-11:30 AMa Old Main 329


LSFY Meetings           

Monday, August 26, 2013- New to LSFY 102 Orientation Meeting  
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 9, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 16, 2013 - From Shitty Draft to Gilded Commode:Writing as a Process
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, September 23, 2013 - LSFY 102 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 7, 2013 - Tales from the Crypt Stay in the Crypt: Grammar for the Living
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center

Monday, October 14, 2013 - New to LSFY 103 Orientation Meeting
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, November 25, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting CANCELLED (rescheduled for 12/9/13)
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, December 2, 2013 - From the Source: Summary and Documentation
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center 

Monday, December 9, 2013 - LSFY 103 Curriculum Meeting (rescheduled from 11-25-13)
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Old Main 117         

Monday, January 27, 2014 - More than Talking Heads: Oral Presentations
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center              

Monday, March 17, 2014 - They Say/They Say/They Say/I Say: Synthesizing Sources
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center             

Monday, April 7, 2014 - New Tricks for LSFY Dogs of All Ages: New Life for Common Texts
4:00 - 5:00
Wilson Center              

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Augie Reads Kick-off
4:00 - 6:00
Evald Great Hall

Educational Policies Committee                
Tuesdays                                   
4:30 - 5:30         
Old Main 127  

General Education Committee                    
Wednesdays                            
4:00 - 5:00         
Evald 305 

Celebration of Learning and Celebration of Scholarship and
Recognition of Student Honors Program (for underclassmen)                  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014    
9:30 - 2:00         
Hanson Science / Olin Center  

Augie Reads Kickoff                   
Monday, May 12, 2014         
4:00 - 6:00         
Evald Great Hall   

Senior Honors Convocation                  
Saturday, May 24, 2014        
12:00 - 1:00       
Centennial Hall  

Baccaulaureate Service                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
10:00                   
Centennial Hall  

153rd Annual Commencement Convocation Ceremony                  
Sunday, May 25, 2014           
3:00                    
iWireless Center