This week in brief

Monday, September15
4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS102 Meeting for New Instructors only
Founders Hall Basement Lounge

4:00 – 5:00 PM – LS103 Meeting for Entire Team
Olin 302

Tuesday, September 16
11:30 – 11:50 AM - Reflections – Becca Poock, Center for Vocational Reflection
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Wednesday, September 17
9:30 PM – Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Thursday, September 18
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Walk-In Hour with Jeff
116 Founders Hall

No Convocation this week.

7:00 PM – “The River Readings at Augustana”
Wallenberg Hall
Farah Marklevits reads from her poetry

Friday, September 19
4:00 PM – Friday Conversations – Sabbatical Reports
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center
Tom Bengtson – “Graphs”
Randall Hall – “Multiphonic Etudes: The Pedagogy of Experimental Playing Techniques”

Saturday, September 20
No events scheduled

Sunday, September 21
10:30 AM – Sunday Morning Worship

Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

5:00 PM – Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 2nd Floor, Founders Hall

Volume 6, Issue 4 • September 15, 2008

Augustana Center for Teaching and Learning

Announcing the McGraw-Hill and Teaching Professor (Magna Publications) Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning Award

McGraw-Hill and The Teaching Professor (Magna Publications, Inc.) have joined forces to create an award that recognizes exemplary scholarly work on teaching and learning. The first award with its accompanying stipend of $1,000 will be given at the 2009 Teaching Professor Conference, June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

To be considered, the piece of scholarly writing must be at least 1,500 words and must have been published after 2006 in a discipline-specific, a cross-disciplinary pedagogical periodical, or a more general higher education publication. The piece of scholarship may address any topic related to college-level teaching and learning. Preference will not be given to a particular kind of scholarship. It may be a research report (quantitative or qualitative), a piece that describes development and/or implementation of a new teaching strategy or assignment, an article that offers advice based on research or experience or both, or an inspirational essay or article that takes a position with respect to an aspect of instruction or a teaching-learning issue. Articles may be nominated by readers or authors.

Submitted articles will be blind reviewed by a panel which will include published authors, editors and faculty familiar with the pedagogical literature. Among a variety of criteria, they will be looking for an article with potential to positively impact the instructional practice of the college teaching community. A complete list of criteria, other award details and submission procedures may be found at:

Plans are underway to disseminate the winning article at The Teaching Professor Conference, in The Teaching Professor newsletter and beyond.

Hurry, submit your scholarly work today and get your work the recognition it deserves!  Visit

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