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2014-2015 Calendar of Events

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On this page you will find announcements for upcoming professional development opportunities: meetings, workshops, webinars, et cetera. This is a dynamic list that will grow and change throughout the year. Be sure to check the CFE's page on the Faculty Newsletter each week for the latest, and keep checking this page for updates!

September 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014:
 
QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Foundations" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Scott Community College.   FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Do I Build Community in My Classroom?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Using Rubrics to Promote Consistency, Clarity, & Fairness." 1:00 PM. Sponsored by Tk20, Inc. Click here to register.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014:   New Faculty Mentoring Circle: "Getting Started: Check-In and Goal-Setting for Year and Career." 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Gävle 2, CSL.

Thursday, September 11, 2014:   CFE Fellow Workshop, "Professional e-Portfolios" with CFE Faculty Fellow Mike Egan. 10:30 to 11:20 AM, Olin 302. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Writing a Journal Article: How to move from Evidence to Argument." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and Writing™. Click here to register.

Saturday, September 13: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Designing Courses for 21st Century Learners" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Scott Community College.   FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Monday, September 15, 2014: Faculty Research Forum. 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Olin 304. Please contact Brian Katz for additional information.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: Learner-Centered Teaching: Where Should I Start?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Getting Started on Course Redesign." 12:00 PM. Sponsored by the National Center for Academic Transformation. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:   FREE webinar for department chairs on "Managing Your Molecule: Working Well with Your Dean, Faculty, Staff, and Students." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Wiley Learning Institute. Click here to register.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Academic Branding: Improving Your Visibility, Network and Career Opportunities." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Thursday, September 18, 2014:   FREE webinar on "The Dissertation Proposal: Putting the Pieces Together." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register

Monday, September 22, 2014:   New Faculty Mentoring Circle: "Meet the Augustana Student," with special guests Kent Barnds, Executive Vice President and VP of Enrollment, Communications and Planning, and Evelyn Campbell, Vice President and Dean of Student Services. 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Gävle 2, CSL.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014: 
QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Role of the Supervisor" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, St. Ambrose University -- Downtown Education Center.   FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today's College Classroom." 11:00 AM. Sponsored by Wiley Learning Institute. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014:   "Voluntourism" Faculty Learning Community meeting. 2:30 to 4:00 PM, Olin 304. Contact Kathy Jakielski for more information.


Thursday, September 25, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Managing the Imposter Syndrome in Academia: How to Overcome Self-Doubt." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "Student Research Writing: Continuing the Conversation" with special guests Lucas Street (Reading/Writing Center) and Stefanie Bluemle (Tredway Library), 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas!

October 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Conducting an Academic Job Search With Clarity, Positivity, and Resilience." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Saturday, October 4: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Technology Tools for Teachers" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, WIU-QC, Riverfront Campus. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Do I Give Feedback That Improves Student Writing?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014:   New Faculty Mentoring Circle: "What I'd Wish I'd Known: Time Management Strategies in Your First Few Years," with special guests Tierney Brosius (Biology), Jennifer Popple (Theatre), and Jared Schroeder (MJMC). 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Gävle 2, CSL.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014:  
 FREE webinar on "Teaching for Critical Thinking." 11:00 AM. Sponsored by Wiley Learning Institute. Click here to register.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Effective Communication" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Scott Community College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility For Their Own Learning?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Redesigning the Economic System [intro course]." 12:00 PM. Sponsored by the National Center for Academic Transformation. Click here to register

Wednesday, October 15, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Designing Your Online Presence to Develop Your Academic Persona." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.


Thursday, October 16, 2014:   FREE webinar on "The Review of Literature: Finding Your Way Out of the Literature Fog." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register

Tuesday, October 21, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Can Backwards Design Make My Courses More Accessible?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014:   New Faculty Mentoring Circle: "Finishing the Fall Term: Check-In and Conversation."  4:30 to 5:30 PM, Gävle 2, CSL.

Thursday, October 23, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Getting In Sync With Your Tenure Clock." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register

Thursday, October 23, 2014:   FREE webinar on "The ePortfolio Edge: Promoting the Professional You." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Friday, October 24, 2014:   FREE webinar for department chairs on "Surviving and Thriving in Times of Institutional and Departmental Change." 11:00 AM. Sponsored by Wiley Learning Institute. Click here to register.

Friday, October 24, 2014: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Technology: Introduction to Microsoft Access, 2010" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, WIU-QC, Riverfront Campus. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

Tuesday, October 28, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "20 Minute Mentor webinar: How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students?" 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

 

November 2014

Saturday, November 1: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Learner-Centered Teaching Strategies" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, St. Ambrose University. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE . Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Thursday, November 6, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Writing an Academic Book Proposal." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Conflict Resolution" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Augustana College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014: Augie Faculty Writer's Retreat. Hole up for a continental breakfast, lunch in the CSL, coffee in between, and a day's worth of quiet, focused writing with other motivated colleagues. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tredway Library 4th floor computer lab.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Redesigning Developmental Mathematics." 12:00 PM. Sponsored by the National Center for Academic Transformation. Click here to register

Thursday, November 13, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Selecting a Research Design That Aligns With Your Research Question." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTM. Click here to register.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014: CFE Brown Bag Chat: "Exploring the Digital Humanities" with special guests Lisa Huntsha (Swenson Swedish Immigration Library) and Sam Crisp (Tredway Library), 11:30 to 12:20, Olin 304; please bring your lunch and your great ideas! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Developing an Academic Support Network." 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

Thursday, November 20, 2014: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Time/Life Management" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, St. Ambrose University -- Downtown Education Center. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat. 

  

December 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014:   FREE webinar for department chairs on "Understanding and Avoiding Legal Problems with Faculty, Staff, and Students." 12:00 PM. Sponsored by Wiley Learning Institute. Click here to register.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014:   FREE webinar on "Redesigning Fundamentals of Biology." 12:00 PM. Sponsored by the National Center for Academic Transformation. Click here to register

 

January 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015: Augie Faculty Writer's Retreat. Hole up for a continental breakfast, lunch in the CSL, coffee in between, and a day's worth of quiet, focused writing with other motivated colleagues. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tredway Library 4th floor computer lab.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Time/Life Management" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Palmer College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Business Writing" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Black Hawk College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

Monday, January 26, 2015: Faculty Research Forum. 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Olin 304. Please contact Brian Katz for additional information.

Saturday, January 31: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Classroom Management" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, St. Ambrose University. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

 

February 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015:   CFE Fellow Workshop, "Student e-Portfolios" with CFE Faculty Fellow Mike Egan. 10:30 to 11:20 AM, Olin 302.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015: QCPDN Professional Supervisor  workshop, "Coaching Performance" (certificate core class),8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Black Hawk College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.  

Friday, February 20, 2015:   FREE webinar on "An Introduction to Academic Blogging." 2:00 PM. Sponsored by Academic Coaching and WritingTMClick here to register.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Technology: Using Excel for Budgets" (certificate elective class),8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Palmer College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

 

Saturday, February 28: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Teaching Online" (certificate elective class), taught online throughout the month of March. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

 

March 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015: Augie Faculty Writer's Retreat. Hole up for a continental breakfast, lunch in the CSL, coffee in between, and a day's worth of quiet, focused writing with other motivated colleagues. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tredway Library 4th floor computer lab.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Legal Issues" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, WIU-QC, Riverfront Campus. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Effective Communication" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Scott Community College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

 

Monday, March 23, 2015: Faculty Research Forum. 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Olin 304. Please contact Brian Katz for additional information.

Saturday, March 28: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Black Hawk College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

 

April 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: QCPDN Administrative Professional workshop, "Conflict Resolution and Assertiveness" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, St. Ambrose University -- Downtown Education Center. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.   

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015:   CFE Fellow Workshop, "Professional e-Portfolios" with CFE Faculty Fellow Mike Egan. 10:30 to 11:20 AM, Olin 302.

Saturday, April 18: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Student Assessment" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Augustana College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Building an Effective Team" (certificate core class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Trinity College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.  

  

May 2015

Saturday, May 2: QCPDN College Teacher workshop, "Blended Classes" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, WIU-QC, Riverfront Campus. FREE!  To enroll, contact Steve Klien at the CFE. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015: QCPDN Professional Supervisor workshop, "Appreciating Cultural Differences" (certificate elective class), 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Augustana College. FREE!  To enroll, contact Laura Ford in Human Resources. Augustana has 5 guaranteed seats; after that, you can be put on a list to take an unfilled seat.