Monday, October 2

Noon-1 PM - FYI Faculty Roundtable Lunch
(bring your own lunch)
Wilson Center

4:30 PM - Discussion: "Radical Islam versus Muslim Radicals"
presented by Robert Williams, '18
Old Main 223

7 PM - First Rehearsal for this year's performance of Messiah
All members of the Augustana community are welcome to join
Potter Hall, Bergendoff building

Tuesday, October 3

10:45 AM - Student Recital: Spencer Mason, tenor saxophone; Thao-Nhi T. Huynh, piano; Evan Sammons, soprano saxophone; and Lexie Aguilar, alto saxophone
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann building 2nd floor

11:15-12:15 PM - College Search Lunch and Learn
Wilson Center

11:30-11:50 AM - Augie Reflections - Riley Ferguson, '18
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall 2nd floor

3-4 PM - CFE Workshop: "Working with International Students"
Olin 202

6 PM - Showing of "The Birth of a Nation"
Discussion to follow
Olin Auditorium

Wednesday, October 4

11 AM-12:30 PM - Historical Walking Tour
Depart from the Quad entrance to Old Main

4-5 PM - New Faculty Mentoring Circle "Coffee Social " (optional)
Wilson Center

Thursday, October 5

11:30-12:30 - FYI Faculty Roundtable Lunch
(bring your own lunch)
Wilson Center

11:30-12:20 - The Salon
The Brew, The Gerber Center 4th floor

4-6 PM - Zombie Walk - POSTPONED  UNTIL 10/11/17
The Gazebo near the Slough

Friday, October 6

DEADLINE TO TURN IN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT APPLICATION FOR TUITION REMISSION AND TUITION EXCHANGE

DEADLINE TO TURN IN ATLAS GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING OR SUMMER 2018 SERVICE OR INTERNSHIPS IN AFRICA

11 AM-3 PM - Wellness Flash Fitness Event: Annual Poker Walk
25 Wellness points
start any time; approx. 30 min. to complete
Paul V. Olsen Track, Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex

3:30 PM - Refreshments
4 PM - Friday Conversation:  "Student-Faculty Boundaries"
presented by Jessica Schultz and Dan Corts
Wilson Center

Saturday, October 7

11 AM - Walk for Water
Lower Quad

12:30-2 PM - Family Fun at Knowlton
Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex, West End Zone  Carver Center

4 PM - Fall Choral Concert
featuring Augustana Concert Chorale, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Augustana Choir
Centennial Hall

7 PM - O. Fritiof Ander Lecture: "American Rune Stone--Monument, Memorial and Myth"
presented by Dr. David Krueger
102 Hanson Hall of Science

Sunday, October 8

2 PM - Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I: Postcards from Paris
Tickets are $8-$29
Centennial Hall

7 PM - Reading/Writing Center Workshop
Andreen Basement

8:30 PM - High School Chamber Choral Fest
Centennial Hall

Volume 18, Issue 7 - October 2, 2017

This Week's Message

Meaningful student-faculty interaction is a key contributor to undergraduate learning and engagement (Kuh, 2008). Establishing appropriate and intentional boundaries may further the value of educational experiences while failure to recognize and maintain boundaries may have undesirable consequences for faculty and students alike. While some clear guidelines exist (e.g., the consensus against intimate relationships), many mundane situations can create unexpected conflicts. These may begin with accepting small tokens of appreciation, disclosing personal information, responding to requests for personal favors, and so on.

Our research reveals significant variability among individual faculty in the boundaries they maintain with their students. They most often attribute this to a lack of clear policies and preparation for graduate students and early career faculty. The only clear agreement among our participants is the rarity with which one is asked to proactively establish and articulate their professional boundaries.

Please join us for a conversation of student-faculty boundaries. We will share a little on the relevant literature and our own research. We will then discuss boundary-related vignettes and explore how we each think about boundaries in our work with students.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Wilson Center
3:30 PM - refreshments
4 PM - conversation

~~ Jessica Schultz (Psychology)