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.


August 2016

The complete list of August workshops will be posted in early summer. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 18 | LGBTQIA Inclusion & Equity in the Classroom | 10:00am-12:00pm, OGC 100

In this hands-on, discussion-based workshop, faculty will discuss strategies for creating welcoming, inclusive, and equitable classrooms and curricula for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students, with a special focus on what they as faculty are experiencing in the classroom. Faculty are asked to bring examples of classroom situations they would like to discuss, syllabus statements they would like to workshop, and any other materials they would like feedback on.

This workshop does not meet the Ally Training requirement for the Diversity and Inclusion certificate; however, it does count toward the Advanced Standing certificate. This workshop is particularly suitable for faculty who have already completed Ally Training and want additional time to focus on specific classroom needs.

Led by Michael Grewe, Director of LGBTQIA Student Services and Assistant Director of Campus Activities and Orientation, and Adriane Brown, Assistant Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Monday, August 22 | New Faculty Orientation – Full-time | 8:30am-2:00pm, Marshall Room

Day one for new full-time faculty members.

Tuesday, August 23 | New Faculty Orientation – Full-time | 1:00pm-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Day two for new full-time faculty members.

Tuesday, August 23 | New Faculty Orientation – Part-time and adjunct | 5:30pm-9:00pm, Marshall Room

Wednesday, August 24 | Syllabus Construction/Deconstruction Workshop | 10:00-12:00pm, Marshall Room

Are you frustrated by students who do not read your carefully crafted syllabus? Are you wondering if your syllabi contain too much, or not enough, information? Bring your syllabi and be ready to apply the CASE method (Copy And Steal Everything) in this hands-on syllabus construction deconstruction workshop. We will look at best practices in syllabus design, share and promote common language, and with any luck get some actual work done. Please bring your laptops and/or electronic copies of your syllabi. Led by CTL Faculty Fellows Jenny Hanson, Communication Studies, and Joe Erickson, Education.

Wednesday, August 24 | Benefits Orientation| 1:00-2:00pm, Marshall Room

Led by Human Resources staff, this orientation will introduce new full-time and benefits-eligible faculty members to Augsburg’s employment benefits.

Wednesday, August 24 | Are You Student Ready? What Faculty Need to Know about Multilingual Students | 2:30-4:30pm, Marshall Room

All faculty are welcome to this workshop led by Education department ESL faculty.

Wednesday, August 25 | Department Assessment Workshop | 10:00am-2:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will be required for department assessment coordinators, encouraged for all department members. We will focus on planning for the upcoming year’s department assessment plan and reporting on Institutional assessment data from 2015-2016. Assessment coordinators will be asked to summarize their 2015-2016 assessment projects.


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.

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.


October 2016

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

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.

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