The purpose of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to provide support and development opportunities to enable Augsburg faculty, staff, and leadership to co-create “an educational experience like no other.”

Upcoming Events

Please see the calendar below for upcoming events. Click the “+Google Calendar” icon on the lower right to subscribe. Scroll down on this page to see detailed event descriptions.

Adjunct Workshop Stipends

Adjunct instructors are eligible to receive a $50 stipend for attending selected workshops during the semester they are on contract. Attendance is not always communicated to CTL and stipends are not processed automatically. Please email ctl@augsburg.edu to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.

February 2018

Tuesday, February 13 | NAMI: Creating Caring Communities | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Marshall Room

​ Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. Open to Augsburg staff, faculty, and students.


Wednesday, February 14 | Speaking of Sabbaticals: Constructing a Written Identity, with John Schmit | 12:30-1:30 pm, Marshall Room

This sabbatical project combines two disciplinary areas–sociolinguistics and rhetoric–by focusing on social status and written identity. The manuscript in progress explores language use through a series of concerns addressing language varieties: codes, registers, dialects, and the use of Standard English. It also explores differences among written genres and the demands of communication within disciplinary boundaries. These concerns combine as manifestations of social power and powerlessness that derive from a writer’s self-presentation in discourse.

John Schmit has been teaching courses in writing and linguistics at Augsburg since 1990. His academic preparation is interdisciplinary, focusing on language study, rhetoric, and the examination of written texts.

Tuesday, February 27 | Minnesota Hillel Presentation | 9:40-11:40am, OGC 100

What can we do to make Augsburg University more inclusive to students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the Jewish faith? The Augsburg Community is invited to attend a presentation by Minnesota Hillel’s Senior Jewish Educator, Rabbi Ryan Dulkin on Tuesday, February 27in OGC 100 at 9:40-11:40 a.m.
Rabbi Ryan Dulkin brings with him an extensive background in Jewish education, having served most recently as a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His other academic appointments have included the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Washington University in St. Louis.


Wednesday, February 28 | Strategies for Developing Critical Readers | 12:30-1:40pm, OGC 100

Looking for ways to help your students read with greater comprehension and/or through a more critical lens to enrich class discussion? Panelists: Dal Liddle (English), Ann Marie Yacobucci (Education), and James Vela-McConnell (Sociology) will share strategies the’ve use to encourage students to read, analyze, and interact more deeply with texts.

** Adjunct instructors on contract in the current semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu to ensure that your attendance was noted! **

April 2018

Thursday, April 5 | Speaking of Sabbaticals: Cedar Riverside Pottery Cooperative, with robert tom | 12:00-1:00 pm, Marshall Room

robert k. tom has been teaching three-dimensional studio art and design at Augsburg University since 2002. His interdisciplinary creative process and teaching methodology have been influenced by his Hawaiian/Chinese heritage combined with a fusion of Eastern, Western, and Pacific Island thought and aesthetics. He creates interactive works that asks the viewer to contemplate disparate perspectives and acceptance of divergent possibilities. robert pursues a multi-media approach in seeking solutions to his questions. His recent collaboration pairs the Augsburg University community with students from Cedar-Riverside Elementary School to produce a bas-relief ceramic mural for the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. The project combines multi-cultural religious and contemporary icons which suggests the all becoming one. This project promotes a deeper level of understanding.

Please RSVP for this event.

May 2018

Wednesday, May 16-Friday, May 18 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write / work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1pm on Wednesday and ends at 1pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members. Sign-up by emailing ctl@augsburg.edu.

Past Events