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. 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. 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.

February 2017

Thursday, February 23  | Immigrants’ Rights Presentation | 3:30-4:30pm, Sateren Auditorium

This presentation will feature immigration attorneys from Contreras Edin & Associates. Sponsored by the Augsburg Theater Department.

Friday, February 24  | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room POSTPONED

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection and luncheon featuring Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More:  A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program.  Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire here. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

Monday, February 27  | Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer | 12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

For this spring’s installment of the “Speaking of Scholarship” series, Sociology professor Nancy Fischer will discuss her on-going research involving people who sell, purchase and wear vintage clothing, based on her survey research, interviews and attending vintage events. Her research explores what dressing in vintage clothing means to consumers in terms of nostalgia, aesthetics, and ethics. The title of Nancy’s presentation is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?”

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer here. Co-sponsored by CTL and the CCV.

March 2017

Thursday, March 2 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon | 11:30-12:30pm, Lindell 301

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection luncheon featuring Psychology professor Henry Yoon. The title of his presentation is “Developmental Stability of the Reduced P3 Brain Response in ADHD Participants with ODD/CD Comorbidity: a Longitudinal Study.”

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon here. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Tuesday, March 7 | From Microinequities to Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, Marshall Rm

“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. 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! **

Wednesday, March 8 | Native American Film Series: Red Power Energy | 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Red Power Energy, a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate.

A discussion with the film’s director Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota) will follow the screening. A reception will be held from 6:15-6:45; the film screening begins at 7:00pm. This event is free to the public.

Thursday, March 9 | Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World | 11:30-12:30pm, OGC 100

Sometimes students have a difficult time seeing the practical connections between what they’re learning and the “real world.” In this workshop, several of your colleagues will discuss how they approach this issue and you will get some practical ideas for how to close the loop: i.e., bringing pragmatic examples into the classroom and also how to apply theory to real world situations.  

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

Wednesday, March 22 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 8:00-11:00am, 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. 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! **

Wednesday, March 22 | Integrating Teaching, Scholarship, and Service | 2:00-3:00pm, OGC 100

In this panel, CTL 2016 grant recipients Emily Schilling, Virginia McCarthy, Sarah Myers, and Bibiana Koh will share how their thoughts on integrating the three pillars of the professoriate as mutually reinforcing activities.

March 22 and 23 | Diversity Dialogue: The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee and the Asian American Student Association are pleased to invite all interested students, faculty and staff to join us for a book club discussion of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Song Poet.

“From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. . . . The Song Poet is a love story — of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.” –Macmillan

A total of 30 copies of The Song Poet are available for faculty and staff. Please RSVP for one of the two meeting times below.

Book Discussion Group 1:
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in Marshall Room

Book Discussion Group 2:
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:30 pm in OGC 100

Click here to RSVP and receive your copy of The Song Poet.

CTL Diversity Dialogues are facilitated by Rachel Lloyd, Education, and Mzenga Wanyama, English.

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

Thursday, March 23 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-12:00pm, Marshall Rm

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here 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! **

 

Wednesday, March 29 | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, OGC 100

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. 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! **

April 2017

Monday, April 3 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christianson | 12:30-1:30pm, Lindell 301

Stay tuned for more information on this sabbatical reflection luncheon with Sociology professor Lars Christianson.

Friday, April 7 | Insights: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Rm

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota vigorously promotes the development of community mental health programs and services, improved access to services, increased opportunities for recovery, reduced stigma and discrimination, and increased public understanding of mental illness. During this workshop, NAMI Presenters will help participants learn about the prevalence of stigma associated with mental illnesses, examples of stigma in the media, and how people commonly visualize, talk about, and think about people living with mental illnesses. Included is a five-minute personal story from a presenter about how their life has been touched by mental illness. Presenters will also provide specific actions that everyone can do to decrease stigma while increasing respect for people with mental illnesses.

Sponsored by Augsburg Diversity & Inclusion.

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

May 2017

Thursday, May 4 | Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop | 8:30-2:00pm, Location TBD

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 workshop.

** 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