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.”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.
Tuesday, February 13 | NAMI: Creating Caring Communities | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Marshall Room
Wednesday, February 14 | Speaking of Sabbaticals: Constructing a Written Identity, with John Schmit | 12:30-1:30 pm, Marshall Room
This sabbatical project combines two disciplinary areas–sociolinguistics and rhetoric–by focusing on social status and written identity. The manuscript in progress explores language use through a series of concerns addressing language varieties: codes, registers, dialects, and the use of Standard English. It also explores differences among written genres and the demands of communication within disciplinary boundaries. These concerns combine as manifestations of social power and powerlessness that derive from a writer’s self-presentation in discourse.
John Schmit has been teaching courses in writing and linguistics at Augsburg since 1990. His academic preparation is interdisciplinary, focusing on language study, rhetoric, and the examination of written texts.
Tuesday, February 27 | Minnesota Hillel Presentation | 9:40-11:40am, OGC 100
Wednesday, February 28 | Strategies for Developing Critical Readers | 12:30-1:40pm, OGC 100
** Adjunct instructors on contract in the current semester who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact email@example.com to ensure that your attendance was noted! **
Thursday, April 5 | Speaking of Sabbaticals: Cedar Riverside Pottery Cooperative, with robert tom | 12:00-1:00 pm, Marshall Room
robert k. tom has been teaching three-dimensional studio art and design at Augsburg University since 2002. His interdisciplinary creative process and teaching methodology have been influenced by his Hawaiian/Chinese heritage combined with a fusion of Eastern, Western, and Pacific Island thought and aesthetics. He creates interactive works that asks the viewer to contemplate disparate perspectives and acceptance of divergent possibilities. robert pursues a multi-media approach in seeking solutions to his questions. His recent collaboration pairs the Augsburg University community with students from Cedar-Riverside Elementary School to produce a bas-relief ceramic mural for the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. The project combines multi-cultural religious and contemporary icons which suggests the all becoming one. This project promotes a deeper level of understanding.
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Wednesday, May 16-Friday, May 18 | 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 Wednesday and ends at 1pm on Friday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members. Sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.