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Faculty Newsletter Aug. 20, 2018

This Week's Message

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AUGUST 24, 2018

3:30 - 5 p.m.


in addition to working with faculty to approve new courses with LPs and suffixes under semesters, the Gen Ed Committee's main task this year will be to develop an assessment plan for courses with Gen Ed designations. Please join us on Friday to discuss goals and models for assessing student learning outcomes under Gen Ed. We'll also provide an update about G and D suffixes, the course approval process for Gen Ed this year and the first few under semesters, and new approval forms for LPs. 

Faculty News

Steve Bahls' article, Adoption of Student Learning Outcomes: Lessons for Systemic Change in Legal Education, was published in the Journal of Legal Education. You can find it listed under, Winter 2018, Volume 67, Number 2.

Mindy Mahon (Business Administration), received the Certificate of Appreciation for the manuscript entitled “Management Accounting and the Family Firm: Issues, Differences, and Opportunities”.  The awards for this manuscript were presented on June 19 at IMA’s 2018 Annual Conference and Expo in Indianapolis, IN. 

Mindy Mahon (Business Administration) presented a paper entitled “The Influence of Leader Prototype Congruence on Leadership Self-Efficacy and Motivation to Lead” on August 14 at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL.


Kathy Jakielski was named a fellow of our national professional organization, ASHA.


Center for Faculty Enrichment (CFE)

We all have different strengths.

Are you leveraging your strengths?

If you are interested in learning about your strengths to grow 

as a teacher, researcher, or servant-leader at Augie,

please consider this opportunity

(applications due 8/27/18).

In fall and winter 2018-19, CFE is offering individualized consultations from Augie's Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Professor Emeritus Dr. Pat Shea.  After retiring from full-time teaching, Dr. Shea has spent the past five years researching and applying the science and philosophy of Gallup's CliftonStrengths Program, a strengths-based approach to growth in professional development. 

Investing in the CliftonStrengths program will help faculty "do what one does best" in all aspects of life and learn how to understand others' talents to strengthen professional and personal relationships.

The CliftonStrengths program includes three 90-minute workshops (including dinner) with a small cohort of faculty and three individualized 60-minute coaching sessions with Dr. Shea over the fall and winter terms.  

To take part in this opportunity, you must commit to all three workshops:

Workshop I:  Jumpstart to CliftonStrengths, Weds Sep 12, 5:00-6:30pm

Workshop II:  Strengths-Based Teams, Thurs Nov 15, 5:00-6:30pm

Workshop II:  Strengths-Based Leadership, Tues Jan 10, 5:00-6:30pm

As you might imagine, we cannot offer this to everyone but we pledge to support at least eight full-time, long-term faculty.   

In applying for this opportunity you agree to commit to:

        1.  Purchasing your own$49.99 Strengthsfinder test via CFE with your own   

             Professional  Development Funds (PDF) or funds from your department;*

2.  Attending all three group workshops (paid for by CFE); and

3.  Taking part in three one-hour sessions with Pat (paid for by CFE).

This program only will benefit those who wish to learn and grow.  Questions?  Contact Pat Shea at

To apply, please submit explanation of interest and plan to fund the Strengthsfinder 34 purchase 

to THIS LINK by Monday, August 27th.

Drs. Pat Shea and Mike Egan will choose eight people from among the applicants.

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration)



Weekly Events

Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 a.m. - Augie Reflections, Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall 2nd floor

Friday,  August 24, 4:00 Friday Conversation: "Week #1 Gen ED Processes and Timelines", Wilson Center

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m. Second City Improv Comedy Troupe, Centennial Hall.              Tickets are $10.00. or $5 for seniors and children under 12:; students are free.