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.


November 2017

Friday, November 17 | Leveraging Diversity: The Department Chairs’ Transformative Role | 9:30am-3:00pm, St. Catherine University

The keynote of the Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (UMW HERC) at St. Kate’s is called “Leveraging Diversity: The Department Chairs’ Transformative Role.” This highly interactive seminar, led by Dr. Edna Chun, will focus on concrete research-based approaches and strategies to strengthen diversity leadership in the academic department in alignment with institutional mission and goals.

Read more about this free professional development opportunity at St. Catherine’s University here.

Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 | Diversity Dialogue Book Group: Make Your Home Among Strangers

This fall, CTL diversity fellows will lead discussion of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. In the novel, Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, begins her studies at an elite liberal arts college. But the privileged world at Rawlings College feels utterly foreign to Lizet. Pulled between life at college and the needs of her family, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that change her life forever.

There are two dates for discussion – please pick the one that best suits your schedule.

Discussion #1: Thursday, November 30, 3:45-5:00, OGC 100
Discussion #2: Friday, December 1st, 11:45-1:00pm, OGC 100

To RSVP for one of the discussion times and to receive your copy of Make Your Home Among Strangers, please click here.

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

December 2017

Friday, December 15 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 8:30-10:30am, Marshall Room

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 Working Towards Inclusive Spaces, click here.

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

January 2018

Tuesday, January 23 | Accessibility Workshop: Creating Accessible Documents | 12:00-1:00pm, Sverdrup 201

Creating accessible documents is not only a good idea to ensure all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus have equal access, but as a result of  recent changes in the legal world, it’s now the law for us to do so on our campus too. We all have the ability to make our documents accessible to everyone, once we know how to do it. In this session, we’ll go over how to create accessible Microsoft Word and Google Docs. We’ll provide easy steps to create these documents, provide resources for accessible document creation, and feature tools to help check if you are on the right track. In addition, we’ll talk about how to make your Moodle courses accessible as well. Bring a document or Moodle site, and your computer. At the end of the session we will have work time practice these skills. Sponsored by the CLASS office and the E-Learning Team.

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

February 2018

Thursday, February 1| Accessibility Workshop: Captioning Course Resources | 2:00-3:00pm, Sverdrup 201

Videos have become an integral part of how we teach, create webpages with multimedia content, as well as provide information during events. Making sure these videos are captioned for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus is essential  in creating a welcoming and accessible environment. In this session, we’ll address the why-to behind captioning, and well as the how-to so you can have the resources to caption your video content. Sponsored by the CLASS office and the E-Learning Team.

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

Past Events