|Faculty asked to visit with Bush grant evaluators|
On Monday, Oct. 29, two external program evaluators from other colleges will be on campus for their final visit to gather more information on UND’s Bush Foundation-funded faculty development grant programs. They are particularly eager, as they have been in the past, to talk with those faculty who have participated in one or more of the activities sponsored by the grant. Remember, the original grant began in 2000 and was renewed in 2004, so this final review includes significant long-standing work including the following:
◦ Reflecting on Teaching Colloquia (2003, 2005)
◦ Bush Teaching Scholars (BTS)
◦ General Education Longitudinal Study
◦ Student Faculty Reading Groups
◦ Program Assessment workshops (for departmental teams with Philip Way & Barbara Walvoord)
◦ Program assessment consulting (through the campus-wide PART team)
◦ New Faculty Teaching Seminar
◦ Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Lecture Series
◦ Closing the Loop on Assessment Workshops and Retreat Grants
We know that some of these took place a few years ago now, and if you need help recalling your specific involvement, contact Jana Hollands (777-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org). She will be able to help.
If you are a participant involved with at least one of these activities at some point, we would really appreciate you taking the time to attend the open session. We have scheduled for the evaluators’ conversation with faculty on Monday, Oct. 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Come for an hour at a time that fits your schedule. Lunch will be provided if you RSVP to Jana Hollands (777-3600) by noon Thursday, Oct. 25. We would very much appreciate your feedback. The evaluators’ last report is likely to have a strong influence on any future funding that might be available from the Bush Foundation.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233