At last Thursday's Senate meeting, President Bahls and I shared a progress report on the four planned dialogs we introduced at May's faculty meeting. Below you will find links to a version of that document, updated since Saturday's Department Chairs' retreat.
I have also provided links to two documents that are cited in the Progress Report: the Faculty Welfare Committee's recent statement on scholarship expectations for tenure and the Senior Inquiry Task Force's statement, "Senior Inquiry: Vision, Outcomes, Guidelines."
Finally, you will also find below a link to my goals for the 2005-06 academic year.
Dialogs Progress Report . Steve Bahls and Jeff Abernathy
Statement on Scholarship Expectations for Tenure. Faculty Welfare Committee
Senior Inquiry: Vision, Outcomes, Guidelines (draft). Senior Inquiry Task Force
Dean's Goals 2005-06.
Monday, September 26
4 p.m. Katz Harris Room
LS 113 faculty meeting
Tuesday, September 27
11:30 a.m. Ascension Chapel
Reflections: Van Symmons
Wednesday, September 28
4:00 p.m. Dahl President's Home
Discussion of ELCA Social Statement on Education
Thursday, September 29
10:30 a.m. Centennial Hall
Convocation — Philip Lutgendorf, "Instruction in the Time of War; the Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata"
In the Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), God Krishna explains the meaning of duty and action in life. This convocation contextualizes the Gita in the Mahabharata, the longest poem in the world, and also explains its significance for Indian religion today. Lutgendorf received an AB in the History of Religions, and an AM and Ph.D. in South Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa in the department of Asian Languages and Literature.
Friday, September 30
4:00 p.m. Wilson Center (Refreshments served at 3:30)
Conversations on Scholarship — Pam Trotter
Saturday, October 1
8 p.m. Centennial Hall
Family Weekend Performance — Mike Super, Magician
Tickets are $8 for adults, non-Augustana students and Augustana faculty/staff; $6 for senior citizens and children
under age 12; and free to Augustana students with ID. Tickets are available from the Augustana Ticket Office.