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.

Please scroll down to see detailed event descriptions.


September 2016

Monday, September 12 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 2:45-5:45pm, 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.

Tuesday, September 13 | New Faculty Series: Dinner with the Provost | 5:30-7:00pm, Marshall Room

New full-time faculty will receive an invitation soon from CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV).

Thursday, September 22 | Civic Studies Initiative Symposium | 8:00-9:30am, Location TBD

In 2016-17, Augsburg’s Civic Studies Initiative will acquaint the wider college and local partners with the theory and practice of civic agency and its trans-disciplinary field of Civic Studies.

This event is the first of four symposia, open to all faculty, staff, students, and the community. The symposia introduce Civic Studies by presenting a different definition of citizen, citizen as co-creator, and what that implies. They will also explain how to integrate civic agency skills into courses and student activities; look at how the “democracy college” lens calls for rethinking assessment to emphasize cooperative excellence; and explore what “public scholarship” looks like with a Civic Studies lens.

Read more about the Civic Studies Initiative here.

Monday, September 26 | All About Bias | 12:00pm-1:30pm, Marshall Room

“All About Bias” is a hybrid, group-format e-learning workshop that provides an introduction to understanding and responding to unconscious bias in any workplace setting or interaction. Relevant to employees of all levels, participation in this workshop can positively impact all aspects of an organization. This workshop explores the hidden and pervasive nature of unconscious bias – how it works in the human brain, how it can impact workplace interactions and decisions, and how individuals can respond when they encounter it in themselves. Note: This workshop should be taken prior to “From Microinequities to Inclusion” 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.

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.

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

Stayed tuned for information about the selected reading.


October 2016

Wednesday, October 5 | New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 | 4:00-5:00pm | Lindell 301

With Professor of History and Director of General Education, Jacqui deVries.

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. For more information, contact Kathy McGillivray at mcgillik@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, October 12 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 9:00-11:00am, OGC 103

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. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

Monday, October 31 | Microinequities to Inclusion| 12:00-2:00pm, 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. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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 10 | 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. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

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.

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.


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