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. Please click the Capture icon on the lower right to subscribe.

Please scroll down to see detailed event descriptions.

 


February 2016

Wednesday, February 10 | Striving for an Inclusive Faculty: Discussion of James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” | 9:30-11:00am, Marshall Room

This event will explore the aims of education in a democracy, and do so through a democratic discussion structure, the Paideia Seminar.  All faculty & staff are invited to participate. Please RSVP to ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy of the reading in advance of the event.

Thursday, February 11 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-noon in the Marshall Room

This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Those who attend Ally Training will receive an ally placard that they may place on their door or in their office.

To register for this workshop, click here. Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services.

Friday, February 12 | Intersex 101 | 10:00-11:30am in the Marshall Room

This workshop will provide participants knowledge around understanding supporting and advocating for intersex communities, as well as understanding the importance between systems of sex and gender. For more information, contact Mike Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Tuesday, February 16 | Teaching on the Banks of the Mississippi: Reflections on the River Semester with Joe Underhill | 3:30-5:00pm, OGC 100

Join colleagues to hear Joe Underhill reflect on the unique teaching experience of leading students down the Mississippi River – Minnesota to Louisiana – on the River Semester in fall 2015.

Wednesday, February 17 | Articulate Storyline: Online Content Delivery, Formative Assessment, and Concept Integration | 3:15-4:15pm, Marshall Room

Come discuss how the e-learning tool Storyline can build flexible and durable flipped classroom materials and see how it has been implemented into two general education science courses. Dr. Annika Moe, U of M Dept. of Biology and Dr. Ben Stottrup, Dept. of Physics will demonstrate.

Wednesday, February 17 | Creating Inclusive Spaces | 9:00am-11:00am, Marshall Room

What role do race and culture play in and out of the classroom on our campus? Are inclusive spaces enough? In this workshop, participants will discuss how to create more inclusive spaces while examining the ever present aspects of race and culture. Participants will also dig deeper into the intersection of race and culture within identities and critically examine the difference between welcoming and tokenizing students in various campus spaces taught and/or managed by faculty and staff. Using data from the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Survey and the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Focus Groups, which highlight the experiences of over 800 day undergraduate, graduate, and adult undergraduate students, participants will examine the ways in which students feel either included or excluded in campus spaces, and whether inclusion itself is enough. From there, participants will discuss specific and tangible approaches faculty and staff can use to create ​truly ​inclusive ​spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Monday, February 22 | Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners MOOC Begins

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners is a free 6-week professional development course available that will help you gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments.

Audience: Anyone may enroll and participate in the MOOC (Mass Open Online Course). It has been designed for faculty and staff in higher education at any type or level of institution.

Register at Canvas Network.

Thursday, February 25 | Using Difficult Discussion in the Classroom to Enhance Students’ Higher-Order Thinking Skills | 3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Many courses offer students and faculty the opportunity to discuss difficult issues and enhance student learning through the intellectual give-and-take of an engaged conversation, but what if those conversations turn personal or angry? How can you assist learners to actively challenge and engage ideas and issues, not each other (or you)? This workshop is intended to assist participants in identifying their goals for using classroom discussions and then discuss models for how to teach learners how to productively engage in difficult discussions.


March 2016

Wednesday, March 2 | AugStories: Faculty Research Panel | 10:40-11:40am, OGC 100

A panel of Augsburg faculty will share their recent research experiences.

Tuesday, March 8  | From Microinequities (Microaggressions) to Inclusion | 12:00pm-2:00pm, Marshall Room

“From Microinequities to Inclusion” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop 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 internal and external interactions. Participants explore microinequities across national cultures as well as cultures related to gender, ethnicity, language, generations, and sexual orientation, and will learn how to identify and respond to specific scenarios. Note: This workshop should be taken after “All About Bias”. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Wednesday, March 23 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 8:00am-11:00am, Marshall Room

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. This workshop will not only teach individuals about their own preferred approach and style, but it will also teach individuals 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 enhance their overall intercultural competence in resolving disagreements across cultures in addition to help them to create more inclusive campus spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

Please register here.

Wednesday, March 30  | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion | 12:00pm-2:00pm, Marshall Room

Most people want to be inclusive of those with disabilities in educational, vocational, religious, and social arenas; however, there can often be uncertainty about how to best accomplish this. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the concept of ableism and various models of disability. Participants will examine disability through the lens of diversity and identify underlying sources of prejudice and discrimination commonly experienced by people with disabilities. Finally, this workshop will provide tips and resources for creating spaces that welcome people of all abilities. For more information, contact Kathy McGillivray at mcgillik@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.


April 2016

Wednesday, April 6 | Native American Film Series | Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers | Reception at 6:15pm, Film Screening at 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

Elle-Máijá is Kainai First Nation as well as Sámi from northern Norway. She was recently presented with the  2014 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for her work as an emerging filmmaker and her most recent short Bihttoš (which received part of its grant funding from the BC Arts Council) was included in the 2014 TIFF Top Ten Canadian Shorts and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Seattle International Film Festival. She was nominated for a 2015 Leo award for her performance in Not Indian Enough and she was also recently included in the CBC list “Indigenous Youth Leaders: 5 Under 30 to Watch in 2015.” For more information, visit the Native American Film Series website.

Thursday, April 7 | Scholarship Tapas | 3:45-5:15pm, Marshall Room

This event is designed to provide an opportunity for the Augsburg community to learn about the variety of faculty research projects. We have intentionally named the event Scholarship Tapas to underscore that each invited faculty member will be given 5-10 minutes to outline your research – a tapas tasting, if you will! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about colleagues’ research in an informal, roundtable discussion format. Please join us in celebrating your fellow colleagues’ work!

Monday, April 11 | Creating Inclusive Spaces | 3:00pm-5:00pm, Marshall Room

What role do race and culture play in and out of the classroom on our campus? Are inclusive spaces enough? In this workshop, participants will discuss how to create more inclusive spaces while examining the ever present aspects of race and culture. Participants will also dig deeper into the intersection of race and culture within identities and critically examine the difference between welcoming and tokenizing students in various campus spaces taught and/or managed by faculty and staff. Using data from the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Survey and the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Focus Groups, which highlight the experiences of over 800 day undergraduate, graduate, and adult undergraduate students, participants will examine the ways in which students feel either included or excluded in campus spaces, and whether inclusion itself is enough. From there, participants will discuss specific and tangible approaches faculty and staff can use to create ​truly ​inclusive ​spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Thursday, April 21 | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am in the Marshall Room

This workshop is designed for people who have preferably attended Ally Training I and/or have been actively involved in LGBTQIA communities. In this training, participants will explore the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, faith and culture through a critical discussion of power and privilege. Participants will have a space to consider how allies can help create inclusive and accessible environments in the many positions, roles and communities where we live and work, and share specific strategies for overcoming the barriers we face when advocating for LGBTQIA issues and interrupting oppression. For more information, contact Mike Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.


May 2016

Thursday, May 5 | Creating an Inclusive Campus  | 8:30am-2:00pm, Hoversten Chapel

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) workshop is offered as part of our on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

Please register here.

 

Stay tuned for information on May CTL workshops!

 


 

Past Events