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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.
In Case You Missed It:
Links related to the December 5th EDTalk by John Zobitz: “Data Visualization as an Ethical Act”.
Katie Bishop’s November 7th EDTalk on “How Class Matters at Augsburg”.
Wednesday, January 23rd | EDTalk with Mara Gehlen | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151
Trauma & Learning Styles in the Classroom: This talk will feature information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.
Zoom: Meeting ID 933-677-248
Thursday, January 24th | Deliberative Dialogue: Should We Eliminate Grades at the University Level? | 1:50-3:00 pm, OGC 100
Deliberative Dialogue: Should We Eliminate Grades at the University Level? Grading practices and grade inflation are topics that can evoke passionate responses from both faculty and students. However, in this session, we ask an essential question: should grades exist at the university level? We invite you to watch the following brief videos prior to the meeting:
- Why perfect grades don’t matter | TED-Ed (5 min.)
- Let’s Teach for Mastery – Not Test Scores (10.5 min.)
- Do You Grade on a Curve?: Thomas Eppel at TEDxUCIrvine (10.5 min)
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor of education, will facilitate what is sure to be a spirited discussion with multiple perspectives to be presented for debate and reflection.
Wednesday, January 30th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Christina Erickson | 11:10-12:20, Marshall Room
Spanked, Whupped and Paddled: Our Complex Relationship with Corporal Punishment. Lunch will be provided.
Tuesday, February 5th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 1:00-2:00 pm, Marshall Room
Innovative Experiential Education Strategies.There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!
Wednesday, February 6th | Workshop with Lyz Wendland | 3:30-4:30 pm, OGC 100
Using Online Discussions to Foster Quality In-Class Discussions. In this workshop, Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design, will discuss her research that implements online pre-discussions for greater in-class participation. Come learn strategies, layouts, and rubrics that foster active class discussions.
Wednesdays, February 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th | Called to Lunch: Vocation at Augsburg | 11:30 -1:00
Called to Lunch: Vocation at Augsburg. Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a 4 session group seminar/book study on vocation. Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys.
The cost of lunch and the book are covered by our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources.
Wednesday, February 20th | Speaking of Sabbatical with Jacqui deVries | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room
The 19th Century Origins of the Women’s Health Movement: Science, Race, and Religion. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, February 20th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151
Long Live the Lecture!: Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.
Zoom: Meeting ID 965-258-110
Wednesday, February 27th (3:40-4:40 pm) and Friday, March 1st (12:30-1:30 pm) | Discussing Class and Poverty Through Multiple Media | OGC 100
Thursday, February 28th | Reflective Learning: Facilitating and Assessing Reflection in Experiential Education | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room
Reflective Learning: Facilitating and Assessing Reflection in Experiential Education:Quality reflection is an essential aspect of effective experiential education. Come learn from colleagues about effective models for written reflection, ideas for facilitating group reflection, and how to use reflection to assess student learning in an experience.
Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room
Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, March 13th | EDTalk with Mary Lowe, Matt Beckman, & Barbara Lehmann | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151
Trauma: 3 Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Professors Beckman (Biology), Lehmann (Social Work), and Lowe (Religion) will describe how trauma is currently understood in their disciplines and highlight the points of tension and coherence among these disciplinary approaches to trauma.
Zoom: Meeting ID 332-435-332
Wednesday, April 3rd | Recognizing Class-Based Values in our Curriculum | 3:10-4:20 pm, OGC 111
Wednesday, April 17th | EDTalk with Jenny Kluznik | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151
How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education: The physician assistant (PA) profession often is listed as a top job to have in the US, but roles in healthcare are rewarding and challenging at the same time. Come take a glimpse into how students are trained within PA education to step into the role of health provider, advocate, and leader.
Zoom: Meeting ID 608-510-523
Tuesday, May 14/Wednesday, May 15/Thursday, May 16 | 3 Days in May
3 Days in May Workshops: Information to come.
Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN
Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1pm on Sunday and ends at 1pm on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.