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.

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.


October 2019 Events

Wednesday, October 2 | Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng – 2019 CTL Scholarship Award Winner | 3:10 pm – 4:20 pm, Hagfors 150 A

“Life at the Nano-bio interface — an Analytical Chemist’s journey towards an environmentally sustainable future”

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Dr. Z. Vivian Feng

**Thursday, October 3 | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion Workshop | 9:40 am – 11:40 am, Science Hall, Room 123

Equity and Inclusion Workshop: This interactive workshop allows participants to explore the concept of ableism and other various models of disability. Additionally, 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 share tips and resources for creating spaces at Augsburg and beyond that welcome and include people of all abilities.For more information about this workshop, contact Kathy McGillivray at mcgillik@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click HERE.For information about CLASS/Disability Resources, click HERE. For information about Accessibility at Augsburg University, click HERE.

**Friday, October 4 | All About Bias | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, OGC 200

Equity and Inclusion WorkshopThis workshop has a hybrid, e-learning group format that provides participants with an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias during workplace interactions and in workplace settings. Relevant to faculty and staff of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of Augsburg University. Additionally, this workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias. More specifically, it examines how unconscious bias works in the human brain, how it impacts decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves and others.

For more information about this workshop, email Hana Dinku at dinku@augsburg.edu.
To register for this workshop, click HERE.

**Tuesday, October 8 | Ally Training I | 12 pm – 3 pm, Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Equity and Inclusion WorkshopThis workshop provides participants with the tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. Additionally, this workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA+ students, and practice skill-building scenarios. Finally, this workshop will help faculty and staff to develop and grow their inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality while creating and maintaining Augsburg spaces that affirm the wholeness of identities. Please Note: Those who attend Ally Training I will receive an ally placard that they may place on a visible surface near their Augsburg work area.For information about this workshop, please contact Maxwell Poessnecker at poessnec@augsburg.edu.To register for this workshop, click HERE.For more information about LGBTQIA+ Student Services, click HERE.

**Wednesday, October 9 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces Workshop | 11 am – 2 pm, OGC 111

Equity and Inclusion Workshop: This workshop will highlight four common ideologies, misunderstandings, and behaviors that many well-meaning individuals frequently subscribe to that inadvertently sabotage their best attempts to create and maintain welcoming and inclusive spaces at Augsburg. Additionally, this workshop will provide participants with historical, current, and relevant examples connected to these ideologies, misunderstandings, and behaviors. Finally, this workshop will also allow participants to engage in small group activities and discussions and large group share-outs all related to Augsburg-specific spaces. For more information about this workshop, email inclusion@augsburg.edu.
To register for this workshop, click HERE.

Wednesday, October 16 | EDTalk with Dan Ibarra & Lyz Wendland | 3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

Celebrating Your Creativity Scars: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement. In this session, professors Wendland and Ibarra from Art & Design will talk about engaging creativity in the pedagogical practice. This session will serve as a starting point for a longer upcoming workshop.

**Wednesday, October 30 | From Microinequities to Inclusion Workshop | 11 am – 1 pm, Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Equity and Inclusion Workshop: This workshop has a hybrid, e-learning group format that provides participants with an introduction to understanding and responding to microinequities during workplace interactions and in workplace settings. Relevant to faculty and staff of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all interactions and spaces at Augsburg University. Additionally, this workshop allows participants to explore microinequities across cultures as well as through social identities related to gender, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, ability, age, etc. Finally, this workshop shares tips and examples for learning how to identify, minimize, and respond to microinequities in specific scenarios.For more information about this workshop, email inclusion@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click HERE.

**Celebrating Your Creativity Scars Workshop: Engaging Art for Holistic Student Engagement | Date and Time TBD

This workshop will focus on embracing our vulnerabilities to increase engagement in the classroom. We will share active learning techniques that normalize discomfort. Examples include: mindmapping, virtual reality, reflective practices.

November Events

**Friday, November 8 | Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, OGC 100

The goal of this session is to create greater awareness among faculty and staff about students with mental health conditions and to better equip faculty and staff with the skills to address prejudice and discrimination against students inside and outside of the classroom. This workshop will address the following points:

  • What person-first language is and how it is used to describe people with mental health conditions as well as people in recovery.
  • Best practices for addressing episodes of prejudice when they occur inside (and outside of) the classroom.
  • Understanding intersectionality in regards to prejudice around mental health conditions.
  • Exploring techniques that can help students deal with the stigma connected to discussing, seeking help for, etc., mental health within and outside of their communities.

Facilitated by Barbara Lehmann and Melissa Hensley

RSVP for “Addressing Mental Health Stigma and Prejudice on Campus”

Tuesday, November 12 | New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research? | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm, OGC 100

All faculty members, regardless of experience, are invited to attend this next installment in the New Faculty Series, “How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?” You will hear from four staff members who will share how their programs intersect faculty work here at Augsburg: Dixie Shafer from Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO), Lauren Causey and Jay Peterson from the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, and Tina Maria Tavera from the McNair Scholars Program.

RSVP for “New Faculty Series: How Can Augsburg Support Your Research?”

Wednesday, November 13 | EDTalk with Melissa Hensley and Barbara Lehmann | 3:20 pm- 3:35 pm, HC 151

Classroom Success for Students with Mental Health Conditions. This session will provide tips for faculty members in engaging students with mental health conditions and helping to ensure academic success.

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

Before Minneapolis, There was Good Bread: Corporations, Enriched Bread Flour, and the Preservation of Nutrition Capitalism

December 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.”

A two-part discussion: You can attend either of the two sessions but should attend both parts

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)

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

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

RSVP for “Speaking of Sabbatical with Nancy Fischer”

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.

Past Events