Week 4
Hazing Awareness Week

Monday, December 10

1:00 - 2:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Content Management System (CMS) Basics
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

4:30 PM - Deadline to contact Margaret Farrar requesting attending Midwest Faculty Seminar "Between Cognition and Culture: The New Sciences of the Mind"
116 Founders Hall

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Holiday Planitarium Show
Free admission, but reservations are requested at 794-7327. Program not recommended for children ages 7 and under. In addition, Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum will be open. Doors will open 15 minutes before each program
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Tuesday, December 11

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Dane Rowley, Admissions
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:15 PM - Sign Language Table
Open to all Augustana students, faculty and staff
The Brew, Tredway Library, 4th floor

7:00 PM - Celebration of Festival of Sankta Lucia featuring traditional songs and stories by Augustana's Swedish lanauge students, and light refreshments
Free admission
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:00 PM - Student Recital
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - CRV Fireside Chat - Reuben Heine (Geography)
Evald Great Hall

8:00 PM - The Salon
Margaret Morse talks about "High art vs. low art"
Red Room, Andreen Hall

Wednesday, December 12

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

1:30 - 3:30 PM - Art History Department Open House
Stop by and share in some Christmas Cheer! Hot cocoa, cookies and decorated trees will delight your holiday senses! Come see the 24 trees and multiple colors and themes
Bergendoff Hall, Suite 7

3:00 - 4:00 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Photo Editing Workshop
RSPV to Kristina Jansson x7476
Olin 109

4:00 PM - Operation Christmas Spirit gifts to be turned in to Office of Residential Life

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

7:00 - 9:00 PM - A Tribute to Our Lady Guadalupe
Guests are encouraged to bring flowers to the altar and to wear traditional clothing for this celebration of Mexico's popular religious and cultural image
Free admission
Centennial Hall

Thursday, December 13

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

12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM - Annual Holiday Open House at the Dahl President's Home
1100 35th Street, Rock Island, IL

3:30 - 4:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: DVD Maker Workshop
RSPV to Shawn Beattie x7647
Olin 105

3:30 PM - Book Discussion Group "What the Best College Students Do" by Ken Bain
Olin 304

4:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers - Lessons and Carols
Free and open to the public
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:30 - 5:30 PM - Social Science Division Meeting
Evald 21

5:30 PM - Christmas Smörgåsbord
5:00 PM - Reception
College Center Lobby and Dining Room

5:00 - 8:00 PM - WVIK Wine Social
Gratuities benefit WVIK
The Grape Life, 1623 Second Avenue, RockIsland, IL

6:00 PM - Independent and International Film Series:  Japan: "Death Note"
Free admission
Olin Auditorium

8:00 PM - Augustana Chamber Singers - Lessons and Carols
Free and open to the public
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Friday, December 14

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - Community Engagement Center Open House
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

4:30 PM - Presidential Research Fellowship Applications due to Mary Koski
116 Founders Hall

4:30 PM - Phi Beta Delta nominations due to Jane Tiedge
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

4:30 PM - Summer 2012 Course Proposals due to Kristin Douglas
116 Founders Hall

Saturday, December 15

No events

Sunday, December 16

No events

Volume 10, Issue 16 - December 10, 2012

CARE Retention Program

CARE Retention Alert

The CARE Retention Alert program was launched in Fall 2012 to support Augustana's efforts to identify and intervene with students at risk of attrition.  It represents a new partnership between Academic Affairs and Students Services that will help us retain and graduate students. The CARE program creates a centralized database of information about students struggling with academic and nonacademic challenges, and the actions taken by various people/offices to support them.

The primary source of information about struggling students will be faculty in their roles as instructors and academic advisors.  All faculty at Augustana can create a "CARE Report" for any student using the instructions below.  Submitting a report is easy and assures others on campus will be notified and can take action promptly.  If you have questions about how or when to use CARE after reading this document, please contact Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising, at x8290 or at marywindeknecht@augustana.edu.

Some initial thoughts about the CARE program:

How to submit a CARE Report:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor at https://webadvisor.augustana.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor?TYPE=M&PID=CORE-WBMAIN&TOKENIDX=5804363906
  2. Under "CARE Retention Alert," click on "Submit CARE Report."  You will be taken to a login page for Augustana College Advocate.
  3. Click on "Staff Member" and enter your Augustana network username and password.
  4. On the next screen, click on "Create CARE Report."
  5. Begin typing the first or last name of the student.  When you see the student's name appear below, click on it.  If you have CARE Reports to file for more than one student, please use a separate report for each. This facilitates the tracking of each student's reports. Once the student's name is shown in the box, you can click on the name to see the student's photo and advisor.  
  6. Choose the appropriate report type, or choose more than one as needed. This will generate additional options below for you to complete. Most fields are required (indicated by an asterisk), but some, like "Other Actions Taken" and "Time and Location" are not. Use these fields if relevant. 
  7. Hit "submit" and your report is complete. You can now file an additional CARE Report or log out of the program. 

How a CARE Report is processed:

  1. The First Year Advising office is notified immediately by email when a CARE Report is submitted.
  2. CARE Reports for first year students will be managed by Mary Windeknecht. Reports on students at the sophomore level and above are forwarded to Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students.
  3. A student's advisor and the individual who submitted the report will be notified by email that the report was received. In most cases, notification occurs within an hour or two of the submission.
  4. In most cases, the student's advisor will be asked to follow up on the student concern. That includes meeting with the student to address the concern and connecting him/her to campus resources. The Director of First Year Advising will provide support as needed.
  5. In addition to notifying advisors, other people and offices that interface with the student will be notified and may be asked to take action on the student's behalf. These offices include Residence Life, the Reading/Writing Center, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance, Multicultural Services and others. The advisor will be included on these notices so he/she can coordinate as needed.  Advisors are encouraged to communicate directly with other offices for an effective intervention.
  6. In situations where several CARE Reports have been submitted for a student, or the student is experiencing multiple challenges, the Director of First Year Advising and/or the Dean of Students may work with the student directly. They will work closely with the advisor in these circumstances.

For Academic Advisors:

  1. Advisors will be notified by email when a CARE report is submitted about one of their advisees. The email may include suggestions from the First Year Advising or Dean of Students office.
  2. To get an update on the status of your advisees' CARE Reports, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "My Advisees CARE Reports."  The report is updated nightly.

For faculty who submit a CARE Report:

  1. Faculty who submit a CARE Report will be copied on the initial email notifying the advisor of the student's report.
  2. To get an update on the status of CARE Reports you submitted, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "CARE Reports I submitted." The report is updated nightly.

9/27/12 Mary Windeknecht