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 Add to Google Calendar icon on the lower right to subscribe.

Please scroll down to see detailed event descriptions. Events in the New Faculty Orientation Series are marked below in maroon.

October 2015


Thursday, October 8th | Free Webinar on Competency-Based Education | 1:00 pm, Location of your choice

Competency-Based Education (CBE) can allow students to complete credentials in less time, at lower cost, and with a focus on real learning that leads to greater employability. But the CBE learning model represents a radical departure from traditional instructional approaches. How can schools ensure a highly collaborative design process to create a sustainable and scalable system that will support learners and learning achievement?

This webinar will present a detailed playbook to help institutions identify the best strategy for launching a successful CBE program. In addition, we will provide an in-depth look at effective change management practices used by two different institutions in launching their CBE programs.


Monday, October 19 | New Faculty Orientation Series | Called to Scholarship with Joan Kunz, Professor of Chemistry | 3:45-5:00 pm, Marshall Room

Join us for Joan’s session, “The Seasons of a Scholar’s Calling: Reflections at Mid-Career.” Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 20 | Hmong Women Together Community Speaker Series | Hmong in Education and Politics | 5:15-7:00pm, OGC 100

The first speaker in Hmong Women Together’s community speaker series is Sia Her, Executive Director at the Minnesota State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. She is a 2004 Political Science graduate from Macalester College. She went on to receive her Masters of Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. A dinner of Laotian and Chinese food will be provided. Please RSVP to Pa-Loo Lor at lorp@augsburg.edu.

Wednesday, October 21 | Native American Film Series | First Light: Sisters of Sunrise | Reception at 6:15pm, Film Screening at 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

The first event in this year’s Native American Film Series features a special screening of films that explore the power women filmmakers have as keepers of our genesis and creators of legacy and legend. The event is hosted by filmmaker Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) and includes selected work of other Indigenous women filmmakers and animators. This event is free and open to the public. Join us at the reception at 6:15pm. The screening begins at 7:00pm. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow. Please visit the Native American Film Series website for more information.

Thursday, October 22 | New Faculty Orientation Series | Session with Jacqui deVries, Director of General Education and Professor of History | 11:30am – 1:00pm, Lindell 202

Friday, October 23 | Engaged Department Workshop | 9:00am-4:00pm, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This event sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota Campus Compact is open to departmental teams (or individual participants) from any campus interested in integrating civic and community engagement into departmental research and teaching activities. Participants will hear from Andy Furco and leaders in a variety of academic departments that have already planned, implemented, and evaluated strategic initiatives that advanced the integration of public engagement, and will consider opportunities to deepen engaged learning and scholarship in their own contexts.

The Sabo Center will cover registration fees for any Augsburg faculty interested in attending. Please visit the event website for more information and to register by October 15.

November 2015

Wednesday, November 4 | Asexuality 101 | 10:00-11:30am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, November 5 | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, November 11 | New Faculty Orientation Series | Religion at Augsburg, with Pastor Sonja Hagander and Marty Stortz, Professor of Religion | 12:15pm-1:15pm, Campus Ministry Seminar Room

All are invited to bring a lunch to this brown bag session!

Thursday, November 12 | Heritage Day Presentation and Dinner | 4:45-7:00pm in the Marshall Room

The 2015 Heritage Day presentation will feature two Augsburg alumnae. Augsburg College Heritage Day (also known as “Founders Day”) is a joint venture of the Augsburg College Christensen Center for Vocation, the Augsburg College Religion Department, and the Augsburg College Office of the President. More information about the history of Heritage Daycan be found on the Department of Religion’s website.

Please RSVP for this event here.

Wednesday, November 18 | Vocation Lunch11:15-12:25pm | Location TBA

Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on his/her sense of call and life journey.

Please RSVP for this event here.

February 2016

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

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

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

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP 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 21 | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Past Events