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.

Scroll down to see detailed event descriptions.


December 2016

Thursday, December 1 | Diversity Dialogue: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Part 1) | 12:00-1:15pm, OGC 100

All faculty and staff are invited to join a two-part book group discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In this collection of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota.

Thursday, December 1, 12:00-1:15pm. (Part 1, pages 1-97.)
Thursday, January 19, 12-1:15 pm. (Part 2, pages 99 to 221.)

Copies of the book are available first-come, first-served. Email Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy.

These discussion are brown bag events. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Thursday, December 1 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 3:45-5:45pm, OGC 100

This workshop will highlight the five most common ideologies and/or behaviors that well-meaning individuals subscribe to which actually counteract their attempts to create inclusive spaces at Augsburg. Also, this workshop will provide participants with history and examples connected to these ideologies and/or behaviors, individual and small group activities and discussions, and large group solution brainstorming around Augsburg-specific environments.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Wednesday, December 7 | Q&A with Sam Freedman, New York Times “On Religion” Reporter | 12:30-1:30pm, Riverside Room, Christesen Center

This fall Augsburg was featured in the New York Times article, “Muslim College Chaplains Extend a Hand Across Religious Divides.” The author of the article, Samuel G. Freedman, will visit campus on Wednesday, December 7 for a Q&A with the campus community. This informal brown bag lunch event is jointly sponsored by Campus Ministry, the CCV, and CTL. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.

January 2017

Thursday, January 5 | Facilitating Intercultural Learning Workshop | 9:00am-4:00pm, Marshall Room

Now, more than ever, we must focus on becoming effective models and teachers of intercultural understanding.  Show your support for this important institutional goal by making space in your schedule for this workshop.  It is designed to help Augsburg faculty and academic staff effectively support the success of all students by increasing their own intercultural awareness as well as their capacities to effectively facilitate students’ intercultural learning both on and off campus.

RSVP by December 9https://goo.gl/forms/h171wgQXgGhfmgHp2

Through presentations and interactive exercises, the seminar will help participants:

  • Understand what intercultural teaching and learning entails—including intercultural concepts and theory—and why it is important to the work they do with students.
  • Understand and be able to apply several pedagogical “best practices” for facilitating students’ intercultural learning
  • Be more comfortable and skilled at facilitating dialogue across difference
  • Be familiar with several activities they can use to facilitate students’ intercultural learning and have an action plan for integrating such learning into their work with students
  • Continue to work on their own intercultural development*

*Ideally participants in the workshop will have already taken the IDI and have received individual feedback.  Please indicate if you have not received IDI feedback so that arrangements can be made to do take the IDI before the workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by General Education, CTL, CGEE, and the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Initiatives

Questions: Jacqui deVries (devries@augsburg.edu) or Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu)

About the Facilitator:

Tara Harvey, Ph.D., possesses a unique combination of experience in the field of international education and understanding of the process of developing intercultural competence. Tara has worked in international student services at Texas A&M University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison; she has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level intercultural courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. As Academic Director of Intercultural Learning at CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), Tara developed the signature course, ‘Intercultural Communication and Leadership’ (offered at dozens of study centers around the world), integrated intercultural learning frameworks into CIEE’s wide array of study abroad programs, and trained and supported resident staff around the world involved in facilitating students’ intercultural learning.

Thursday, January 19 | Diversity Dialogue: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Part 2) | 12:00-1:15pm, OGC 100

All faculty and staff are invited to join a two-part book group discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In this collection of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota.

Thursday, December 1, 12:00-1:15pm. (Part 1, pages 1-97.)
Thursday, January 19, 12-1:15 pm. (Part 2, pages 99 to 221.)

Copies of the book are available first-come, first-served. Email Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy.

These discussion are brown bag events. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1 | New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 | 4:00-5:00pm

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg’s Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.


June 2017

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Workshop | Dates TBA  | St. Cloud State University

ARPAC is an award-winning faculty development workshop which supports faculty to incorporate anti-racist pedagogy into their courses across disciplines, across campus. ARPAC is an innovative initiative that makes significant contributions to improve teaching and learning, and develops a campus community which is committed to anti-racism.
Visit the ARPAC 2016 webpage to learn more. Dates for the 2017 workshop will be promoted by CTL in the spring of 2017 – stay tuned.

Past Events