CAPS, SEM, & GS Fall Retreat

CAPS, SEM, & GS Fall Retreat
Date Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location Bethel University Anderson Center Community Room - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsFull-time faculty attendance is expected. Adjunct faculty and staff are warmly invited, but attendance isn't compulsory. Please register and indicate if you will be participating in person or remotely.
RegistrationRSVP for university-wide kickoff events as well as school-specific opening events on one form.

Event Description

"If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all." Romans 12:18, ESV

This verse is part of a larger section that talks about what it means to live in community. We are called to encourage one another, show honor to one another, and be humble in our interactions. As God's people, we must build others up. This is how we create a community that cares for one another: We must do everything we can, whether online or face-to-face, to foster shalom among those we serve. – Sam Helgerson

Agenda

  • 12:00-1:00 pm; Welcome, Opening Prayer
    • Welcome and Prayer | Sam Helgerson, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director of the Strategic Leadership Program
    • SPARK Announcement | Kent Gerber, B.A. MSLIS, Digital Library Manager
    • AIM Announcement | Liz Burd, MBA, Director Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS)
    • Student Perceptions of CAPS, Sem, and GS Education, Ryan Gunderson, M.A., Office of Student Success and Retention
  • 1:00-1:50 pm; Plenary Session
    • Whole Persons Reaching and Teaching Whole Persons | Carla Dahl, Ph.D., Professor of Congregational and Community Care Leadership at Luther Seminary and Professor of Formation Emerita at Bethel University
  • 2:00-2:50 pm; Breakout Session (choose one)
    • Communication Skills That Facilitate Dialogue Over Debate | Christine Osgood, D.Min. LMFT, Director of Culture and Wellbeing
    • Beyond “Good Job”: Tips for Authentic and Constructive Feedback on Student Assignments | Jessica Daniels, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Program Director for the Leadership in Higher Education Program; Laura Gilbertson, M.Div., Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries and Program Director of the Christian Ministries Program
    • Tips for Engaging Students in the Online Classroom | Jodi Wolkerstorfer, M.A., Instructional Designer and Adjunct Instructor; Justin Aakre, B.A., Service Desk Manager
    • Being Influential in a Supporting Role | Kathleen Sipprell, M.A., Student Success Manager; Jacob Thompson, B.S., Enrollment Counselor; Jenny Vang, M.Div., Bethel Seminary Office Coordinator; Lori Matchefts, M.A., Coordinator for Assessment
  • 3:00-3:50 pm; Breakout Session (choose one)
    • Communication Skills That Facilitate Dialogue Over Debate | Christine Osgood, D.Min. LMFT, Director of Culture and Wellbeing
    • Beyond “Good Job”: Tips for Authentic and Constructive Feedback on Student Assignments | Jessica Daniels, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Program Director for the Leadership in Higher Education Program; Laura Gilbertson, M.Div., Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries and Program Director of the Christian Ministries Program
    • Tips for Engaging Students in the Online Classroom | Jodi Wolkerstorfer, M.A., Instructional Designer and Adjunct Instructor; Justin Aakre, B.A., Service Desk Manager
    • Being Influential in a Supporting Role | Kathleen Sipprell, M.A., Student Success Manager; Jacob Thompson, B.S., Enrollment Counselor; Jenny Vang, M.Div., Bethel Seminary Office Coordinator; Lori Matchefts, M.A., Coordinator for Assessment
  • 4:00-4:50 pm; Free Time/ Optional Divisional Meeting with Faculty (full-time and adjunct)
  • 5:00-5:45 pm; Leadership Address
    • Welcome and Introduction of Speakers | Judith Landrum, Ph.D., Dean of Education, Christian Ministries, and Associates Program
    • Randy Bergen, Ph.D., Associate Provost for CAPS/Seminary/GS
      Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D., University Provost
  • 5:45-6:00 pm; Break
  • 6:00-7:00 pm; Dinner
    • Ross Allen, B.A., President
  • 7:00-7:20 pm; Student Testimonies
    • John Duffy, M.A. Teaching
    • Kristine Lutz, M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy
  • 7:20 pm-7:40 pm - Faculty Excellence Award Announcement
    • Peggy McCormick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education
    • Peter Vogt, Ph. D., Seminary Dean
  • 7:40-8:00 pm - Devotion and Sending Prayer
    • John Dunne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of New Testament

Questions?

Contact Tracy Reimer at t-reimer@bethel.edu or 651.635.8502.

If you're a Seminary employee, you'll receive additional details about the Seminary Faculty and Staff Workshops. Contact Jenny Vang if you have questions at jenny-vang@bethel.edu.