The page features CELT Notes sent to Luther faculty members during the academic year 2020 - 2021.
Here is what's coming up in CELT this week and next.
Monday, May 17 - 3 pm
Faculty Morale Survey -- Listening Session (Monday)
Join CELT and members of FIC for a confidential listening session designed to offer feedback on the Spring 2021 Faculty Morale Survey. Register here
Thursday, May 20 - 9:30 am
Faculty Morale Survey -- Listening Session (Thursday)
Join CELT and members of FIC for a confidential listening session designed to offer feedback on the Spring 2021 Faculty Morale Survey.
Monday, May 24 - 9:30 am
Making Time for Reflection -- Making Sense of COVID 19 Teaching
This interactive discussion and workshop is designed to help faculty process their impressions of what has happened since spring 2020 and how they feel about those events. The end goal is to encourage participants to begin to integrate their 2020 teaching experiences into the longer and larger narrative arc of their careers and callings. This workshop was designed by the Teaching and Learning team at Plymouth State University. Register here.
Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26- 9:00 am
Equity Minded Study Away with Dr. Dawn Whitehead, VP, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers, AAC&U and Lori Stanley
In the annual Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education, Luther is usually ranked in the top 20 baccalaureate colleges in the nation in terms of study away participation. The integration of study away into yearlong/semester-based, January term, and faculty-led programs has contributed to this success, along with strong participation from the faculty. Currently, 64% of the 2020-21 tenured faculty have led international, credit-bearing experiences with students.
This workshop will provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to hear the full story of participation in study away at Luther and explore ways to ensure that all students can share in and benefit from this story. The workshop will:
Congratulations on making it through this, most difficult, year of teaching. I was so pleased that our final faculty meeting was on Zoom because I took advantage of the short commute and slept in this morning. It was glorious.
I have grading to do of course, but not today. I'm going to work in my garden this afternoon, planting some of the perennials that I took home with me yesterday from my childhood home, which will be someone else's childhood home next Friday. Continuity and change -- feels like a good theme for this last CELT Notes of the spring semester.
Summer Faculty Development Opportunities
We have been working hard over the last few weeks scheduling out the summer of faculty development opportunities. It is a full slate consisting of our course redesign institutes, thematic workshops, and anti-racist working groups and reading groups.
Registration is now live for all events. Please visit:https://www.luther.edu/celt/
Please notice that we are still updating workshop descriptions. Notice too that there are workshop spots open over the course of summer. This is so we can be responsive to faculty needs and wishes. If you have an idea for a workshop that you would like us to explore, please send me an email. For now all workshops and institutes will be held via Zoom.
We will be sending out CELT Notes with notices and descriptions about upcoming workshops throughout the summer, but for now, here are the highlights and our general schedule.
Although I won't be keeping scheduled office hours this summer, I am available for physically-distanced or Zoom consultations this summer.
I do want to highlight the Faculty Morale Survey listening sessions that are scheduled for next week. These confidential listening sessions with members of FIC are a good way to flesh out survey comments and importantly brainstorm ways to that we, as a community, might fix some of these issues. The first will be held
May 17 at 3 pm and the second will be held onThursday May 20 at 9:30 am. They are open to faculty only. And as with all virtual CELT events -- come as you are, where you are, with whomever you share a space with.
Thank you all for your work. Thank you for helping our students to the finish line of Spring 2021. Take some time to breathe. You deserve it.