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May Workshops at a Glance

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May 2016

May Workshops at a Glance

Wednesday, May 4 | Grad Faculty Workshop | 9:00am-1:00pm, Marshall Room

The Grad Council has been discussing ways to engage the campus more generally in conversations around graduate  teaching and program support. The current conversations around the university question have contributed to our discussion. In December, there was a joint meeting of the Grad Council and the GAAC to talk about common issues.  At that meeting both groups expressed support for more activities that would bring all faculty members who teach graduate courses together for further work that advances our programs.

Toward that end, on May 4 there will be a graduate faculty workshop in the Marshall Room.  The day will start about 9am and will go through lunch — finishing about 1pm.  There will be another e-mail to follow that has more details regarding the topics and agenda, but for now, we are asking factuly from all graduate programs to mark their calendars and join us that day.

Please contact Jolee Lilja, the MAL Program Coordinator if you can attend (liljaj@augsburg.edu).  If you have questions, please contact your graduate program director.

Thursday, May 5 | Creating an Inclusive Campus  | 8:30am-12:00pm, Hoversten Chapel

Working to create an environment where students can be affirmed in the wholeness of their identities is working to create a space where students can truly flourish. This year’s CIC Conference will focus on five common ideologies that well-meaning faculty and staff hold that contribute to the marginalization of underrepresented students. The format will consist of lecture and small and large group discussion.

Please register here.

CIC 2016 Schedule:

8:30-9:00 am: Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 am: Welcome Remarks
9:10-10:30 am: Workshop Session 1 – Joanne K. Reeck
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45 am-11:50 am: Workout Session 2 – Joanne K. Reeck
11:50 am-12:00 pm: Closing and Release for Lunch
12:00 pm: Lunch and Optional Table Discussions – Commons

Note: This workshop will closely follow the content of the Creating Inclusive Spaces Workshop offered through the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. If you have attended the Creating Inclusive Spaces Workshop for the Certificate Program, you may not find it useful to attend this workshop.

Thursday, May 5 | AugSem Training | 1:00-3:00pm, Kennedy 303/305

All faculty are invited!

Monday, May 9 | All-Hands Summit | 8:30-11:15, Si Melby Hall

Coffee and conversation at 8:30, program at 9:00. The program will include a report from the Board and updates on key initiatives, a Q&A, and 500 Ideas on Diversity & Inclusion. See the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg for more information.

Monday, May 9 | Scholarship Support and Strategies Workshop | 1:00-3:30pm, OGC 100

Three 40 min. roundtable presentations about Augsburg resources that support faculty research: (1) Demystifying IRB, (2) Funding Sources, (3) Grant-Writing Assistance, (4) Qualtrics Survey Tools.

Tuesday, May 10 | Institutional Assessment Workshop | East Commons, 9:00am-3:00pm

In the morning, AASC will present recommendations to faculty to consider based on Oral Communication and Quantitative Reasoning data collected in 2014-15 and will be providing space for faculty to consider action. Lunch will be served from noon to 1pm. The afternoon will highlight the plans for data collection for the 2016-2017 year and faculty will be asked to contribute in mapping Institutional Learning Outcomes at the Institutional Level.

Wednesday, May 11 | Writing Across the Curriculum: What Students Learn in Effective Writing and How Departments Can Build On It | Marshall Room, 9:30am-12:00pm

As stated in our Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes, Augsburg faculty are committed to teaching students critical reading – “to construct coherent, polished and persuasive arguments, narratives and explications in written, oral and other formats.” At this workshop led by the English department, faculty will discuss the role of writing in the curriculum. What is Effective Writing, and how should it prepare students as writers coming out of ENL 111?

Thursday, May 12 | Grant Recognition Lunch | 12:00-1:00pm, Urness Balcony

The purpose of this event is to celebrate a successful year in grant seeking! This event is open to all, but especially suited to faculty who are interested in or currently seeking grant funding to support their scholarship. Attendees will enjoy a lovely meal while hearing about our record breaking year in grant seeking and learning about the current research and scholarly activities on campus. Please RSVP to swift@augsburg.edu.

Sunday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 17 | Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix

There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship.

Tuesday, May 17 | ICD Working Group | 9:00-12:00pm, OGC 103

Starting on the 17th, recipients of the Integrated Course Design Grant will meet from 9-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays over two weeks.

Wednesday, May 18 | Syllabus Construction/Deconstruction Workshop | 10:00-12:00pm, Marshall Room

Are you frustrated by students who do not read your carefully crafted syllabus? Are you wondering if your syllabi contain too much, or not enough, information? Bring your syllabi and be ready to apply the CASE method (Copy And Steal Everything) in this hands-on syllabus construction deconstruction workshop. We will look at best practices in syllabus design, share and promote common language, and with any luck get some actual work done. Please bring your laptops and/or electronic copies of your syllabi.

Wednesday, May 18 | Faculty Ally Training | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

This session will focus on strategies for creating welcoming, inclusive, and equitable classrooms and curricula for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students.  Faculty will discuss best practices to address inequities LGBTQIA students face, as well as ways of addressing discrimination and bias in class.

Thursday, May 19 | AAUP Faculty Handbook Discussion, followed by AAUP Meeting | 12:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

We appeal to it, we debate its contents, and sometimes we even willfully ignore it. Faculty handbooks remain a crucial component of faculty-centered governance in higher education. Yet most of us only consult ours occasionally. Join us as we explore the history, significance, status, and features of Augsburg’s Faculty Handbook. You can be sure it will foster a spirited discussion. The AAUP meeting following with discussion will begin at 2:00.

Friday, May 20 | CTP Portfolio Workshop | 9:00-12:00pm, OGC 201 (new location)

This tenure and review portfolio workshop is intended to help faculty prepare for Third-Year, Tenure, Promotion, and other scheduled reviews, with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. Faculty will share pragmatic advice about the process and purpose of review, interpretations of the expectations by level of review, and ideas and examples for writing a personal statement, building a portfolio, and organizing materials on Moodle. Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg.  All faculty are welcome, with a special invitation for faculty up for a scheduled review in 2016-17 or 2017-18.



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