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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.

February 2019 Events

Wednesdays, February 6th, 13th, 27th & March 6th | Called to Lunch: Vocation at Augsburg | 11:30 -1:00

Called to Lunch: Vocation at Augsburg. Professor Mark Tranvik will facilitate a 4 session group seminar/book study on vocation.  Using Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, seminar participants will explore how they can use their gifts and talents in service to others, learn about the history of vocation at Augsburg, and hear from others who will share their vocational journeys.

The cost of lunch and the book are covered by our co-sponsors, The Christensen Center for Vocation, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources.

Wednesday, February 27th | Culturally Relevant Pedagogy | 3:40 pm-4:40 pm, OGC 100

Dr. Ladson-Billings researched successful teachers of students of color. This session will historicize and describe Dr. Ladson-Billing’s work on culturally relevant teachers and her ideas about student learning, cultural competency, and sociopolitical consciousness. How might we think differently about freedom and safety on campus and in the classroom? How do we create certain kinds of communities of learners? What does it mean to teach and to learn at Augsburg University in 2019?

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

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Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

Innovative Experiential Education Strategies. There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup)  talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

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

March 2019 Events

Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies. Lunch will be provided.

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Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism | 2:00-3:00 pm, Online

Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) (2:00 pm CST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.

“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country”.

 

Friday, March 8th | Cultivating Community with Intention: Staff and Faculty of Color | 5:00-6:30 pm, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Host: St. Catherine University
When: Friday, March 8, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. (Followed by a Free Lecture at 7:00 pm in the O’Shaughnessy)
Where: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

“Join us to celebrate and connect with fellow People of Color (POC) staff and faculty from area colleges and universities. Bring your authentic self and your business card.
Your St. Catherine’s colleagues also invite you to attend the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture “I Have Seen the Good Worlds” featuring Toshi Reagon. The free lecture will take place in The O’Shaughnessy at 7 p.m. “
TO REGISTER FOR THE HAPPY HOUR – please follow this link:

 

Wednesday, March 13th | EDTalk with Diane Pike | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

Long Live the Lecture!: Everyone talks in class and doing so as effectively as possible is important. Focusing on interactive lecture pedagogy, this session introduces rationale for paying attention to lecture style and strategies for making it work.

Zoom: Meeting ID 332-435-332

Wednesday, March 27th | Recognizing and Resisting White Supremacy in the Classroom | 2:00-3:30 pm, Marshall Room

Michael Grewe will host a repeat session of his “Day of Action” workshop. Participants will explore how white supremacy and racism manifest themselves within classroom and co-curricular spaces, including but not limited to the ways we process knowledge, engage with conflict, think about power dynamics, deliver content, and design assignments. Attendees will discuss ways of creating classes, programs, and events that resist white supremacy and embrace other forms of cultural knowledge and understandings.

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

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April 2019 Events

Wednesday, April 3rd | Recognizing Class-Based Values in our Curriculum | 3:10-4:20 pm, OGC 111

Participants will be learning to recognize various aspects of class-based values and how they play out in policies and practices both in and out of the classroom. Discussion will further focus on disrupting the class-based norms by exploring alternative ways of thinking and acting.

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

Monday, April 8th | Deliberative Dialogue: The Use of Racial Slurs in the Classroom | 1:15-2:30 pm, OGC 100

Elaine Eschenbacher and Bob Groven will repeat their MLK, Jr. “Day of Action” session, in which participants will identify the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for implementation of four potential policies on the use of racial slurs in a college classroom setting. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the use of racial slurs in an academic environment and the varied perspectives on it.

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

Wednesday, April 17th | EDTalk with Jenny Kluznik | 3:20-3:35 pm, HC 151

How PAs Think: A Glimpse Into PA Education: The physician assistant (PA) profession often is listed as a top job to have in the US, but roles in healthcare are rewarding and challenging at the same time. Come take a glimpse into how students are trained within PA education to step into the role of health provider, advocate, and leader.

Zoom: Meeting ID 608-510-523

May 2019 Events

Friday, May 10th | Faculty Scholarship Display  | 11:45 am-12:30 pm, FOSS Atrium
Please join us for an opportunity to view your colleagues’ scholarship on May 10th from 11:45 am to 12:30pm. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should contact John Zobitz or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright  in advance of the event. All participating faculty should arrive at 11:15 am to set up.

 

Tuesday, May 14/Wednesday, May 15/Thursday, May 16 | 3 Days in May

3 Days in May Workshops: Information to come.

Sunday, May 19-Tuesday, May 21 | Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1pm on Sunday and ends at 1pm on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.

Past Events