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.”

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.  EDTalks and other “Talks”, Book Groups, etc. are not eligible. Email the address above if you have questions about whether or not an event counts towards the $50 stipend.

Equity and Inclusion Workshops

For information about workshops and other training opportunities offered by Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity visit the Certificate Program page. You can register for opportunities directly through the site.

Adjunct instructors who attend any of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity workshops while under contract are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu to ensure that your attendance was noted! **Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.

Free Online Course on Inclusive Teaching

Faculty, if you want to learn how to:

  • Establish and Support an Inclusive Course Climate
  • Set Explicit Expectations
  • Promote Diversity and Inclusion Through Content
  • Design All Course Elements for Accessibility
  • Cultivate Critical Self-Reflection

The Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning has a FREE online MOOC that has been getting excellent reviews. You can work at your own pace while you improve your ability to create and maintain a supportive learning environment for all learners. 


November 2019 Events

Monday, November 18 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Michael Lansing | 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

“Before Minneapolis, There Was Good Bread”: Corporations, Scientists, Vitamins, and Nutrition Capitalism

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Monday, November 18 | Experiential Education Workshop: CGEE Edition | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Riverside Room

The Sabo Center and the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) present a learning opportunity on CGEE’s distinct experiential education pedagogy. What are the approaches and values that CGEE uses in its experiential education settings, and how might its elements and values be applicable to on-campus teaching and learning? Learn with Joe Connelly, long-time CGEE Experiential Education Specialist and Trip Leader. Co-sponsored by Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship and Center for Global Education and Experience.  

December 2019 Events

BOOK GROUP: Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi

“With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts (the first half of the book will be discussed during the December meetings and the second half of the book will be discussed at the January meetings).

Part 1: Dec 2 at 1:00 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley) or
Dec 5 at 3:40 pm in LL 301 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez)

Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez) or
Jan 24 at 1:00 pm in CC Riverside Room (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley)

The books are being provided by the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion. By accepting a book, you are committing to attending one of the December sessions and one of the January sessions.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

Wednesday, December 4 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer | 12:30 pm- 1:40 pm, Marshall Room

“Dire Straights? Critical Heterosexuality Studies”

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer”

Wednesday, December 4 | De-Stigmatizing Mental Health in Higher Education | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, OGC 100

NAMI MN
Join Equity & Inclusion Initiatives and NAMI Minnesota to have greater discussion around de-stigmatizing mental health in higher education. How do we better understand and support students with mental health concerns, especially when those students identities and believes may not align with ours? How do we talk about mental health practices from an anti-racial lens – knowing that western practices can be re-traumatizing and triggering?

NAMI Minnesota champions justice, dignity and respect for all people affected by mental illnesses. Through education, support and advocacy we strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, affect positive changes in the mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illnesses.

Wednesday, December 11 | EDTalk with Jennifer Bankers Fulbright | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, HC 151

From “E” to “F”: Enhancing Student Thinking and Learning During Lectures. Many instructors use the authoritative/interactive model of class instruction. A simple way for instructors to move toward a dialogic/interactive model is to move from using the IRE (inquiry-response-evaluation) pattern when asking students questions to the IRF (inquiry-response-feedback) pattern. An overview of the three main models of class instruction as well as examples of IRE and IRF will be presented.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.  

January 2020 Events

BOOK GROUP: Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi

“With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts (the first half of the book will be discussed during the December meetings and the second half of the book will be discussed at the January meetings).

Part 1: Dec 2 at 1:00 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley) or
Dec 5 at 3:40 pm in LL 301 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez)

Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez) or
Jan 24 at 1:00 pm in CC Riverside Room (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley)

The books are being provided by the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion. By accepting a book, you are committing to attending one of the December sessions and one of the January sessions.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

Thursday, January 16 | ICD Grants 2019 Panel Presentation | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Marshall Room

All faculty, and particularly those interested in applying for the ICD Grant Proposal in 2020, are invited to hear from the 2019 ICD Grant awardees about the goals, process, and initial results of their course redesign projects.