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. Please click the Capture icon on the lower right to subscribe.

Scroll down to see detailed event descriptions.


New faculty, sign up for the EdTech Cohort now! 

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching and Learning (in cooperation with the E-Learning Team) is offering a unique opportunity for new faculty members to participate in an EdTech Cohort to run for six weeks beginning October 20, 2016.

The Cohort will be composed of three 1½-hour F2F sessions (3:30-5:00 pm on 10/20, 11/3, and 11/17) with online activities scheduled during the intervening weeks. The goal is to familiarize new faculty with strategies for integrating Moodle (and other available learning technologies) with their individual teaching approach. Activities will encourage participants to incorporate new strategies into their teaching preparation to avoid significantly increasing their workload.

A stipend of $200 will be awarded upon successful completion of the cohort. There are 10 spots available for new faculty (tenure-track or continuing special appointments) who joined Augsburg within the last two years. Email ctl@augsburg.edu to sign up!


September 2016

 

Tuesday, September 27 | Civility in the Classroom | 1:00-2:30pm, OGC 100

Join your colleagues at this live webinar where you will learn how to navigate difficult dialogues and conflict in the classroom.

As a result of this webinar, you will take away:

  • Tools to create an inclusive classroom from the start and negotiate working agreements that set the stage for meaningful dialogue.
  • How to recognize when a classroom discussion becomes “difficult” for students and/or themselves – get tools and approaches to de-escalate triggered reactions and promote engaged conversation.
  • Criteria to decide whether to engage in difficult conversations in the moment or table for a future setting.
  • Techniques to revisit classroom situations that did not further learning or group development so that everyone can learn how to do better the next time.

Read more about the webinar here. You do not need to register.

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

Thursday, September 29 | Diversity Dialogue: Coates’ Between the World and Me | 12:00-1:30pm | Riverside Room, Christensen Center

Faculty and staff are invited to join a seminar conversation on an excerpt of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning Between the World and Me.  Contact Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to RSVP and receive a PDF of the reading.

Thursday, September 29 | Interfaith Ally Training | 12:00-1:40pm | Lindell 202

Religious diversity is growing in our nation. As our campus become more religiously diverse, it’s essential to engage in interfaith dialogue and understanding. This workshop will explore how religious literacy and interfaith understanding can be effectively nurtured on our campus and our neighborhood. The workshop includes: current religious demographics for Augsburg students, case studies, best practices and local resources. Come prepared to engage one another in reflection and small group discussion.

This event is sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion.

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


October 2016

Tuesday, October 4 | Muslim Identities in Minnesota | 7:00pm, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Presentations by Cawo Abdi and Nahid Khan from the University of Minnesota. Moderated by Fardosa Hassan, Augsburg’s Muslim Student Program Associate.

This is an event from the Christensen Center for Vocation. For more information, see the CCV website.

Wednesday, October 5 | Teaching and Learning from Insurgent Democracy | 12:30-1:30pm, Lindell 301

The reciprocal relationship that research holds with teaching and learning centers our work in both.  For Michael Lansing, Associate Professor of History, studying and writing about democratic movements in his book Insurgent Democracy pushed him to reconsider the role of democracy, diversity, and inclusion in strategies for equity and empowerment.  Creating equal chances for students from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds is the most difficult task we face.  Empowerment–through the teaching of basic democratic skills that lead to co-creation–might be one way to address them in our teaching and learning.  With examples of democratic movements in mind, this workshop-luncheon poses the question: What would it mean for Augsburg to become a “democracy college”?

There are a limited number of spots available and an RSVP is required. First priority will be given to the full-time faculty who joined Augsburg this year. This luncheon is co-sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV). Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 5 | New Faculty Series: Succeeding at Student Success | 4:00-5:00pm, Lindell 301

Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer, will address the many factors that contribute to students’ success in college, as well as Augsburg’s commitment to becoming a student-ready campus.

Thursday, October 6  | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion | 12:00pm-2:00pm, Marshall Room

Most people want to be inclusive of those with disabilities in educational, vocational, religious, and social arenas; however, there can often be uncertainty about how to best accomplish this. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the concept of ableism and various models of disability. 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 provide tips and resources for creating spaces that welcome people of all abilities.

This is an event from the CLASS Office. For more information, contact Kathy McGillivray at mcgillik@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Monday, October 10 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-12:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Those who attend Ally Training will receive an ally placard that they may place on their door or in their office.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Monday, October 10 | Ally Training II | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop is designed for people who have preferably attended Ally Training I and/or have been actively involved in LGBTQIA communities. In this training, participants will explore the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, faith and culture through a critical discussion of power and privilege. Participants will have a space to consider how allies can help create inclusive and accessible environments in the many positions, roles and communities where we live and work, and share specific strategies for overcoming the barriers we face when advocating for LGBTQIA issues and interrupting oppression.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Tuesday, October 11 | Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring | 9:00am-12:00pm, OGC 100

This special training session, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Human Resources, will include a discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide. All faculty – those likely to participate in searches in the upcoming year and those who are not – are encouraged and welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu) by October 4, 2016.

Wednesday, October 19 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 11:00am-1:00pm, 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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Monday, October 31 | From Microinequities to Inclusion| 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Room

“From Microinequities to Inclusion” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop that provides an introduction to the concept of microinequities: small, often subtle expressions of bias and exclusion. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all internal and external interactions. Participants explore microinequities across national cultures as well as cultures related to gender, ethnicity, language, generations, and sexual orientation, and will learn how to identify and respond to specific scenarios. Note: This workshop should be taken after “All About Bias” if possible.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

November 2016

Wednesday, November 2 | New Faculty Series: What Makes Augsburg Unique? | 11:30am-12:30pm | Riverside Room, Christesen Center

With Professor Phil Quanbeck II, Religion.

Thursday, November 3 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 1:00-4:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop makes use of the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Inventory, which describes an individual’s preferred approach or style for resolving conflict by reflecting the individual’s culturally learned patterns for dealing with disagreements and expressing emotions. This workshop will not only teach individuals about their own preferred approach and style, but it will also teach individuals about the preferred approaches and styles of others. Finally, this workshop will give participants tangible skills that can be used when navigating conflicts across cultural differences. The increased understanding of intercultural conflict styles and tangible skills participants will receive from this workshop can enhance their overall intercultural competence in resolving disagreements across cultures in addition to help them to create more inclusive campus spaces.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Monday, November 7 | Teaching Across Cultural Strengths | 9:00-11:00am, OGC 100

This workshop will provide tools for faculty to teach across individuated and integrated cultural frameworks. Additionally, faculty will be asked to analyze their own teaching styles and how to incorporate pieces in their classes that will set students up for success across cultural backgrounds.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. Led by Joanne Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Campus Activities & Orientation.

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

Friday, November 11 | Asexuality 101 | 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Room

This workshop aims to build understanding around terminology and current issues around access uniquely facing asexual students. Moreover, it aims to give tools and resources to participants to help them in their practice when working with asexual communities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Tuesday, November 15 | Trans 101 | 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Room

This workshop will cover issues around gender and the transgender community in more depth, as well as provide tools, skills, and resources around ways of being intentionally supportive to transgender and gender non-conforming communities.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Thursday, November 17 | Ally Training I | 1:00pm-4:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop provides participants tools, skills, knowledge, and resources to be intentionally supportive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities. The workshop will cover definitions and terminology, tackle current issues and challenges facing LGBTQIA students, and practice skill-building scenarios, among other topics. Those who attend Ally Training will receive an ally placard that they may place on their door or in their office.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

December 2016

Thursday, December 1 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 3:45-5:45pm, OGC 100

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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


June 2017

Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) Workshop | Dates TBA  | St. Cloud State University

ARPAC is an award-winning faculty development workshop which supports faculty to incorporate anti-racist pedagogy into their courses across disciplines, across campus. ARPAC is an innovative initiative that makes significant contributions to improve teaching and learning, and develops a campus community which is committed to anti-racism.
Visit the ARPAC 2016 webpage to learn more. Dates for the 2017 workshop will be promoted by CTL in the spring of 2017 – stay tuned.

Past Events