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Consortium Connections Newsletter February 2020

Listing of dates for 2020 faculty development workshops and Undergraduate Research Symposia.  Reports and pictures of the 2019 Research Symposia in Chicago and St. Louis. Welcome new Director   Click here to open the Newsletter.  See e-Newsletter link at left for archive of previous newsletters.


Nominations for 2020 Janet Andersen Lecture Award due by March 16, 2020

Select the Janet Andersen Award link from the menu to the left for complete information regarding the nomination criteria, the information to be submitted and the list of past recipients. 


2019-20 Executive Committee meeting, April 25, 2020 in Minneapolis


If you would like to provide input on how the Consortium operates or suggest future directions, we look forward to hearing from you.  Contact your campus representative or the Director (


2020 Mid-career Faculty Development Workshop, St. Olaf College, June 5-6, 2020 ****save the date****

The middle-career stage, the time between earning tenure and verbalizing a retirement timeline, can be the longest and most challenging stage for many faculty.  Professional satisfaction and growth result from attention and deliberation, but the time or energy to nurture one’s midcareer goals can be scant.  This workshop will provide structured time for faculty to reflect on the middle stages of their career and to identify future professional opportunities related to teaching, scholarship and service.  Participants will discuss relevant materials and engage in activities aimed at discerning and enhancing one’s midcareer.  The workshop will allow individuals to set goals, shape strategies and develop an action-oriented agenda for the next 3 to 5 years.  Participants also will interact with one another - to listen, question and encourage each other’s emerging agenda.  Finally, the workshop will enlarge the participants’ network of colleagues at other Consortium campuses, which may lead to collaboration or continued conversations regarding professional development in the dynamic landscape of higher education. 

The workshop faciltator is Pamela Kittleson, Gustavus Adolphus College. Additional meeting information will be posted on this site in early March.  On-line application for the workshop will be available from March 30 - April 21. 


2020 Workshop for Early Career Success, July 31 - August 2, 2020 Gustavus Adolphus College ****Save the Date****

This workshop is open to early career faculty, post-docs and senior graduate students.  Program details and the on-line application will be available at this site in early May.


2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Chicago, October 30 - 31, 2020 ***save the date***


Complete meeting information will be posted on this site by August 24.  On-line application will be available from August 24 - September 25.  


2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis, November 13-14, 2020 ***save the date***

Complete meeting information will be posted on this site by August 24.  On-line application will be available from August 24 - September 25.