This week in brief

Monday, January 28
No events scheduled.

Tuesday, January 29
11:30 – 11:50 AM – Reflections
Megan Carlson, '08
Acension Chapel, Founders Hall

Wednesday, January 30
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Reading
Group: Responding to Student
Reading / Writing Center

Thursday, January 31
2:00 – 2:30 PM – Dean's Office
Walk-In Time with Jeff
Office of the Dean
Founders, 116

Friday, February 1
3:30 PM – Friday Conversations
Week 7 Seminar, an informal
discussion by and for faculty
Library 2nd Floor, south

Saturday, February 2
No events scheduled.

Sunday, February 3

2:00 PM – Quad CIty Symphony
Centennial Hall



















Volume 5, Issue 17• January 28, 2008

Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning

New Resource in the Tredway Library – Teaching and Learning Section
The following resource may be helpful for those faculty compiling portfolios for pre-tenure, tenure and post-tenure reviews:
Seldin, Peter. Teaching Portfolio : A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions. Teaching LB2333 .S46 2004

Upcoming Conferences
AAC&U Conference: Discovering, Integrating and Applying Knowledge: Effective Educational Practices for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Innovation.
April 10-12, Austin, Texas. For more information, click here.

Innovate, the Journal of Online Education, and the Focus on Education Foundation present Innovation 2008: The Real and The Ideal.
April 14-15, Breckenridge, Colorado.
The conference will look at what's next not just in technology, but also in the social, cultural, and pedagogical dimensions of education to shape a realistic appraisal of the present and a forecast for the future. For more information, click here.

2008 Pacific Northwest Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference
April 30 - May 2, Spokane, Washington. For more information, or to register now,
click here.

SENCER Summer Institute 2008
August 8-11 at Santa Clara University
SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) is a National Science Foundation-supported faculty development and science education reform project that has been called "the most important educational reform initiative in general and higher education." SENCER improves science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by focusing on real world problems and, by so doing, extends the impact of this learning across the curriculum to the broader community and society. The SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual, intensive, residential, team-based learning opportunity for educators, academic leaders, and students. The SSI features a rich mix of plenaries, workshops, and concurrent sessions that focus on not only what students should learn, but how that learning might be accomplished. Participation is by invitation only, and all interested in attending must submit an application by March 3, 2008 for consideration. More information about SSI 2008 and applications for team and individual participation are available by clicking here.