Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs

2015-2016 Opening Workshop Schedule

Opening Workshop Schedule
Tuesday, August 19 (Faculty, Staff, Administration)

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast   - Atrium
  Publicity Photos - Quigley Gallery
8:30 a.m.
Opening Prayer  - Jansen Music Hall
Introduction of new members of the Clarke University Community
Susan R. Burns, Ph.D.
9:00 a.m. President’s Address - Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D.
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 p.m. Keynote: Teaching and Learning with a Growth Mindset: Embracing and Growing from Mistakes
Fall Opening Workshop 2015 will take on a different format this year. In place of the traditional guest keynote speaker, the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) has organized an interactive workshop focusing on the Clarke University faculty evaluation criteria for teaching. Previous Meneve Dunham Excellence in Teaching award recipients will share insights and perspectives, and faculty will have the opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions with colleagues. This year’s workshop will offer an opportunity to: focus on successes and challenges in teaching and learning, listen to anecdotes from colleagues, discuss teaching evaluation criteria with peers, and reflect on teaching with a growth mindset.
11:45 a.m. Lunch - Dining Room (Dept. Chair/VP issues lunch tickets)
  Publicity Photos - Quigley Gallery
1-4 p.m. Faculty Workshops Faculty, Admissions, Technology Training
5:30 p.m. Clarke Family Picnic
Eagle Point Park – Open Air Pavilion
Located on Shiras Avenue, take Rhomberg Avenue north to Shiras Ave. to park entrance. Click here for a downloadable entrance pass.
  • Dinner served at 6 p.m.
  • Wear Clarke clothing and have a chance to win one of the Whitlow Campus Store gift certificates.
  • Clarke will provide meat, buns, salad, desserts, table service and water.
  • Feel free to bring your own favorite beverage if desired.
  • RSVP to academic affairs with the number attending to (563)588-6406 or by August 7th.



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