Faculty Newsletter


Division Meetings

The division chairs have scheduled regular division meetings through the year. Given the importance of these meetings to faculty governance and campus communication, we ask that no other meetings be scheduled at this time. Please mark your calendars!

Division Meeting Schedule 

Thursdays at 10:30 11:30 a.m.

November 8, 2007

January 31, 2008

April 3, 2008

All meetings will take place in the following rooms:

Bergendoff 12 / Susan Stone - Fine and Performing Arts

Old Main 124 / Laura Greene - Language and Literature

Science 109 / Darrin Good - Natural Science

Old Main 220 / David Hill - History, Philosophy and Religion

Sorensen 112 / Randall Hengst Business and Education

Old Main 223 / D. Dehnel-Social Sciences


PMA Balance in WebAdvisor

The College plans to have the PMA balances available through Web Advisor beginning in September 2007.  Each faculty member will have their own account.  The Business Office will supply this information via email to faculty once the accounts are set up. Faculty will be able charge check reimbursements and P-card charges to this account.


Department chair Meeting

Chairs met last week to discuss the following items:

  1. Faculty Welfare dialogue with departments
  2. Augustana Inquiry
  3. Chairs Compensation Committee (Pamela)
    1. Chairs Handbook (View PDF)
    2. Survey
    3. Plans for compensation conversation
  4. Hiring matters
    1. Augustana-Iowa Fellowship program
    2. Hiring procedures (View PDF)
    3. Hiring web site (View PDF)
  5. Datatel and Web Advisor matters
  6. New Faculty mentoring within departments


"Lit Wits: Writers Read at Augustana," a new literary readings series at Augustana, will feature six invited writers a year. These will provide students, faculty, staff and the community an opportunity to see and hear contemporary, accomplished writers. Funded at present by the Dean's Office and the Institute for Leadership and Service, Lit Wits will launch the series this year with fiction writer Kelly Daniels (Augustana faculty) on September 25, poet Mark Turcotte on October 18 and nonfiction writer Eddy Harris on Feb. 7. Readings by these authors are available on the Lit Wits site on Moodle. Stay tuned for more information on the series as it develops. And please encourage your students to attend. The magic of being in the presence of these writers will light up their souls. Lit Wits is coordinated by Margi Rogal, Kelly Daniels and Rebecca Wee, with help from many others.


"Stitched Books: Eight Artists Collaborate"

Exhibit at the Tredway Library, 2nd floor, September 3-31, 2007 .

Initiated by LeClaire artist Tricia Coulson, this project includes eight books designed and completed by eight fiber artists. Each book was created by one artist and then passed to the other seven to complete--64 stitched pages in all! Using a variety of materials and techniques, from blue jeans to buttons and applique to stamping, as well as stitiching, these books demonstrate how books can become works of art. Come in often to view the books; we will be turning the pages to show off each artist's work.


From Arne Selbyg, ELCA:

Bishop Mark Hanson has been invited by the Council on Foreign Relations to nominate candidates for 12-month long International Affairs Scholarships .  The aim of the IAF program is to bridge the gap between analysis and action in foreign policy by supporting a variety of studies and active experiences in policymaking.  Traditionally IAF candidates have been promising individuals in public service, international and non-governmental organizations, or professionals in the private sector, academia and the media.  This year they are especially interested in soliciting nominations of religious leaders.  The Council will offer a number of these year-long fellowship grants to candidates between the ages of 27 and 35 (inclusive) from various disciplines and backgrounds.  Academics spend fellowship tenures in public service or in a policymaking setting. The grants will attempt to meet the major portion of a fellow's current income for the year, but not more than $65,000 for 12 months.  Short term projects are not eligible for consideration.

Bishop Hanson can also nominate candidates for International Affairs Fellowships in Japan .  These can be from three to twelve months in duration, and provide an opportunity to spend that time in Japan engaged in policy-oriented research or related professional activity.  For these grants the candidates may be from 27 to 45 years of age (inclusive).  The fellowships will cover living expenses in Japan , international travel, and other necessary expenses

The nominations are due at the Council on Foreign Relations no later than September 19, 2007 , so those who are interested need to contact the Council for more information quickly, and submit expressions of interest to bishop Hanson soon.  Application papers will then be distributed with the deadline for applications being October 24.

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