Welcome

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.

August 2018

Thursday, August 23 | Mental Health: Mind Matters Exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota – Facilitated Discussion | 9:30 am- 12:00 pm*

One in five US adults aged 18 or older experience mental illness in a given year. Like most schools, Augsburg is seeing the impact of this trend on our students, both in and out of the classroom.
Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in their sponsored event viewing the brand new exhibit: Mental Health: Mind Matters at the Science Museum of Minnesota, followed by a discussion led by campus staff/faculty on this topic. “This groundbreaking exhibition aims to build a greater understanding of the importance of mental health and create a safe space for important conversations about mental illness. Hands-on experience through the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit brings you closer to the facts, feelings, and issues surrounding this topic that touches so many lives.” – from Science Museum Minnesota website
 
Attendees will meet at the Science Museum and will be provided free admission to the exhibit. Following the viewing, attendees will engage in a facilitated discussion of how this topic relates to Augsburg University and our students.
Schedule:
9:30-11:00 am Mental Health: Mind Matters Exhibit viewing
11:15-12:00 pm: Facilitated group discussion at the beautiful St. Paul Public Library (4th floor)
12:00: Lunch on your own, explore the Science Museum more, or return to campus
*Attending this event counts toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

 

Wednesday, August 29 | Effectively Using Augsburg’s Feedback & Safety Alerts – When, Why, and How | 1:00-2:00 pm, HC 250

We no longer will have the old-fashioned academic alerts systems. Instead, we will be prompting instructors to provide feedback to students via Records & Registration’s Academic Feedback system at Week 4, 8 & 12. There will also be a Safety Alert you can send out at any time you are concerned about the student’s health. In this session we will look the new tool, discuss best practices, and what happens once you send on feedback or a safety alert.

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

Thursday, August 30 | Exploring the New Features of Moodle | 9:30-10:45 am, SVE 204

In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle!

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

Thursday, August 30 | Moodle Gradebook Basics | 11:00 am-12:15 pm, SVE 204

Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus.

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

Thursday, August 30 | Introduction to Paideia: Facilitating Seminar Discussion | 1:00-4:00 pm, HC 301

Facilitators: Rachel Lloyd and Anne Kaufman

In today’s challenging political climate, the skills of civil, civic-minded, and evidence-based democratic deliberation are a necessity. Paideia (pie-DAY-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. This workshop session will give participants a chance to participate in a Paideia style seminar discussion, and acquire strategies for implementing Paideia seminars in their own curriculum.   Please RSVP by August 25:  you will receive a short reading which will serve as our practice text via email. Contact lloydr@augsburg.edu with questions. 

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

September 2018

Tuesday, September 11th | Intercultural Style Inventory | 3:40-6:40 pm, OGC 100

This workshop makes use of the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Inventory, which describes an individual’s preferred approach or style for resolving conflict by reflecting the individual’s culturally learned patterns for dealing with disagreements and expressing emotions. Additionally, this workshop will not only teach individuals about their own preferred approach and style but also about the preferred approaches and styles of others. Finally, this workshop will give participants tangible skills that can be used when navigating conflicts across cultural differences. The increased understanding of intercultural conflict styles and tangible skills participants will receive from this workshop can both enhance their overall intercultural competence, increase their effectiveness when working to resolve disagreements across cultures, and to help them to create more inclusive campus spaces at Augsburg. RSVP today!

*Attending this event counts toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

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

Thursday, September 27th | From Microinequalities to Inclusion | 12:00-1:30 pm, Marshall

This workshop has a hybrid, e-learning group-format that provides an introduction to the concept of microinequities: small, often subtle expressions of bias and exclusion. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all interactions at Augsburg University. Additionally, this workshop will allow participants to explore microinequities across national cultures as well as cultures related to gender, ethnicity, language, generations, sexual orientation, etc. and to learn how to identify and respond to specific scenarios. RSVP today!

*Attending this event counts toward the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

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

October 2018

TBA

 

Past Events