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. 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 with a †.

January 2017

Tuesday, January 24 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 2:45-5:25pm, 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 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! **

 

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1 | New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 | 4:00-5:00pm, OGC 100

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.

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

Thursday, February 2 | Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns | 3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

Tuesday, February 7  | Bisexuality 101 | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will provide understanding around terminology regarding sexuality, as well as issues specifically facing bisexual and pansexual communities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Wednesday, February 15 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Rm

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. 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, February 15 | Ally Training I | 1:00-4:00pm, Marshall Rm

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. For information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Thursday, February 16  | Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class | 3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class?  Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared.  We will explore active reading strategies, journals, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

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

Tuesday, February 21  | Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring | 9:00-12:00pm, Marshall Rm

The training will include an introduction by Dr. Nancy Fisher (Department of Sociology), a video, and a discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide, LLC. and is aimed at minimizing unconscious bias in hiring. This training will provide a deeper awareness of the ways in which cognitive bias can impact every stage of decision-making in hiring processes and it can provide a significant step toward minimizing its potential impact–which often disproportionately and negatively impacts individuals from underrepresented communities. For more information, contact Human Resources at hr@augsburg.edu.

Wednesday, February 22  | Intersex 101 | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Rm

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 Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Thursday, February 23  | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Rm

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 Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Monday, February 27  | Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer | 12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

The title of Nancy’s talk is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?” Co-sponsored by CTL and the CCV.

March 2017

Tuesday, March 7 | From Microinequities to Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, Marshall Rm

“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” if possible. 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! **

Thursday, March 9 | Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World | 11:30-12:30pm, OGC 100

Sometimes students have a difficult time seeing the practical connections between what they’re learning and the “real world.” In this workshop, several of your colleagues will discuss how they approach this issue and you will get some practical ideas for how to close the loop: i.e., bringing pragmatic examples into the classroom and also how to apply theory to real world situations.  

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

Wednesday, March 22 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 8:00-11:00am, 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 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, March 22 | Integrating Teaching, Scholarship, and Service | 2:00-3:00pm, OGC 100

In this panel, CTL 2016 grant recipients Emily Schilling, Virginia McCarthy, Sarah Myers, and Bibiana Koh will share how their thoughts on integrating the three pillars of the professoriate as mutually reinforcing activities.

Wednesday, March 22 | Diversity Dialogue: The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang | 4:00-5:30pm, Marshall Room

Stayed tuned for more info from CTL.

Thursday, March 23 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-12:00pm, Marshall Rm

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

Thursday, March 23 | Diversity Dialogue: The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang | 12:00-1:30pm, OGC 100

Stayed tuned for more info from CTL.

Wednesday, March 29 | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, OGC 100

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 2017

Friday, April 7 | Insights: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Rm

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota vigorously promotes the development of community mental health programs and services, improved access to services, increased opportunities for recovery, reduced stigma and discrimination, and increased public understanding of mental illness. During this workshop, NAMI Presenters will help participants learn about the prevalence of stigma associated with mental illnesses, examples of stigma in the media, and how people commonly visualize, talk about, and think about people living with mental illnesses. Included is a five-minute personal story from a presenter about how their life has been touched by mental illness. Presenters will also provide specific actions that everyone can do to decrease stigma while increasing respect for people with mental illnesses.

Sponsored by Augsburg Diversity & Inclusion.

May 2017

Thursday, May 4 | Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop | 8:30-2:00pm, Location TBD

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s 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. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 workshop.


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