Monday, March 15

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Pre-Tenure Paid Leave Report by Ana Borderia-Garcia "Giving Advice: A Comparison of Learners & Native Speakers of Spanish"

4:00 PM - Tea-Hour Series: "Jeannette Rankin: The Lady from Montana", Dr. Dan Lee
Old Main 128

4:00 - 5:30 PM - LSFY 103 Meeting
Wilson Center

Tuesday, March 16

11:00 AM - Interfaith Service
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd Floor

8:00 PM - St. Patrick's Day Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Wednesday, March 17

9:30 - 10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Evald Hall

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study:  The Path of Descent
Chicago Room, College Center
Bring your lunch if you wish. Bring your Bible, or there are extras to use.

9:30 PM - Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

Thursday, March 18

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Convocation: Panel Discussion on Immigration, moderated by Araceli Masterson-Algar
Centennial Hall

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate Meeting
Science Building 102

4:30 PM - Women's History Month: Focus on the Second Wave
See the 1974 film "Free to Be You and Me"
Carlsson Evald Great Hall

7:00 PM - Center for Polar Studies Lecture Series:  "The Hydrologic Cycle in a Changing Arctic"
Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky, University of North Carolina
Science Building 102

7:00 PM - Dara Wegman-Geedey presents: "Paved with Good Intentions? How to Get the Best for Everyone from Short-Term Mission Trips" sponsored by the Augustana Center for the Study of Ethics
Science Building 304

Friday, March 19

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations:  Augustana Study Abroad: Turning Trips into Journeys
3:30 PM - Refreshments

Wilson Center

Saturday, March 20

4:30 PM - Haiti Relief Benefit
Centennial Hall
General admission $10; with campus ID $7; children $5 (under 4 free)

Sunday, March 21

10:30 AM - Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

4:00 PM - Faculty Recital - Deborah Dakin, viola
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

5:00 PM - Sunday Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor


Volume 8, Issue 22 - March 15, 2010


Greetings from the Center for Teaching & Learning.

I hope that your spring term has gotten off to a good start. The weather actually seems to be cooperating, for a change!

ACTL has two activities planned this week which may interest you.

First, if you are participating in the LSFY program, Meg Gillette will be facilitating a session this afternoon (Monday 15 March, 4:00, Wilson Ctr.) on Plagiarism and related issues. The emphasis will be on ways that faculty can instruct students to help them understand how to properly use others' ideas and avoid issues of plagiarism. We've invited faculty members from the Honor Council and the Reading/Writing Center to talk about how these issues have played out "on the front lines." We'll also take a brief look at Turn-It-In, a software package that will check for potential plagiarism that we have integrated into moodle. Even if you are not teaching LSFY103 this term, but are interested, please join us!

On Wednesday of this week (17 March, St. Patty's Day!, 3:30, Olin 109) Mike Egan will be directing a hands-on session on ePortfolios. Attendees will begin to construct their own ePortfolios, and will leave the session with a "skeleton" of an ePortfolio ready for continued development. We'll present three different approaches to ePortfolio construction:  Google sites, Microsoft Publisher, and Mahara. We encourage you to take a look at examples of each:

Mike or I would be happy to answer questions. I hope you can join us.

Have a great week!


Jon Clauss
Augustana Center for Teaching & Learning