3 Days in May, 2019

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Day 1: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Lessons from an AugSem Pilot: Fundamentals of Creative Process
Hagfors 150 B/C
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Building Classroom Community Using Circles
Hagfors 150 A


Persistence Scholars Program
Hagfors 151

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Academic Support Showcase (Light Lunch Provided)
Hagfors 150 B/C
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Policies & Practices
Hagfors 150 A
1 p.m. – 4:30 pm Preparing Portfolios for NTT, Third-Year, Tenure and Promotion Review
Hagfors 151
Agenda for “Preparing Portfolios”
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. A conversation with Directors of Pan-Afrikan Center, American Indian, Latinx and Pan-Asian Student Services
Hagfors 150 A
Day 2: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 101
Hagfors 152


Supporting Student Writers through The Writing Center and WAC
Hagfors 151
Materials for the “Supporting Student Writers” Session

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 201
Hagfors 152


The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Cognition
Hagfors 151
PowerPoint for “Impact of Trauma”

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Faculty Learning Technology Showcase (Light Lunch Provided)
Hagfors Atrium
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Conference
Hagfors 150 A/B/C
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Faculty and Staff Happy Hour with Mary Laurel True
Republic Bar
Day 3: Thursday, May 16, 2019
9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Sesquicentennial Scholarly Projects
Hagfors 150 B/C


Build Your Own Classroom Adventure Using Library Resources
Hagfors 150 A
Presentation for “Build Your Own Classroom”

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Reduce the Cost of Textbooks Using Open Educational Resources
Hagfors 150 A


A conversation with Directors of Pan-Afrikan Center, American Indian, Latinx and Pan-Asian Student Services
Hagfors 151

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. BREAK
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Teaching to Audiences Near and Far – A Discussion on Teaching in a Video Conference Classroom
Hagfors 103
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection
Hagfors 150 B/C
Materials for “Experiential Education” Workshop
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CANCELLED: North Star STEM Alliance – Rashne Jehangir (This even will be rescheduled at a later date)

Day 1: Tuesday, May 14

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Lessons from an AugSem Pilot: Fundamentals of Creative Process
Hagfors 150 B/C
Dan Ibarra and Rebekah Dupont

Come experience a taste of the 2018 pilot AugSem, “THE POWER OF PRACTICE, PROCESS, AND BEING WRONG”.  In this session, you will see and explore the speculation of how creative process can being defined, outlined, and explored as an effective tool and lens through which to approach problems, questions, and open-ended tasks. Attendees will have the opportunity to prototype and respond with a classroom or campus challenge, applying foundational developed ideas of the creative process from this course.


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
Lauren Causey

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs will be on hand to talk about how you can develop your research agenda with external funding, including funding from federal agencies. Staff will be on hand to talk about how you can prepare for grant applications even before an RFP is posted, strategies for identifying research collaborators and partners, and how to make the grant proposal process less stressful.


10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Building Classroom Community Using Circles (This session was previously offered on the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Action”.)
Hagfors 150 A
Joaquin Muñoz

In this session, participants will engage in Circle Work to experience circle as a means to discuss and engage students in the classroom, to develop relationships, and to discuss tense moments in the classroom. This session will include a brief discussion of the history of the circles and the circle process, and will lead into a circle discussion and processing. This session is largely focused on faculty and staff learning the Circle Process as a method for discussing and relationship building in the classroom.

Persistence Scholars Program
Hagfors 151
Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Rebekah Dupont

Model of faculty development from Northern Arizona University that centered around mastering best practices found in literature on persistence (what challenges do students face and what strategies work).


12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Light Lunch Provided)

Academic Support Showcase
Hagfors 150 B/C
Katie Bishop

Gage Center offices (CLASS, Trio/SSS, Advising and Academic Excellence) will have tables faculty can visit to learn about the various supports available to students.  


1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Recognizing Class-Based Values in Our Policies and Practices
Hagfors 150 A
Katie Bishop

Participants will learn 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.

1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Preparing Portfolios for NTT, Third-Year, Tenure and Promotion Review
Hagfors 151
Diane Pike and Jill Dawe
Agenda for “Preparing Portfolios”

This tenure and review portfolio workshop is designed to help faculty prepare for non-tenure track reviews, third-year reviews, tenure, and promotion with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. Presenters will share pragmatic advice about the process and the purpose of review; we will consider, interpretations of the expectations by level of review, ideas and examples for writing a personal statement, mechanics for building a portfolio, organizing materials, and preparing for the interview. Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively with peers in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg.  All faculty are welcome and individuals up for a scheduled review in 2018-19 or 2019-20 are strongly encouraged to attend.


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

A conversation with Directors of Pan-Afrikan Center, American Indian, Latinx and Pan-Asian Student Services
Hagfors 150 A
Jennifer Simon, Ruby Murillo, Hana Dinku, Hli Vang

This session will be led by the 4 directors within Oyate’ Commons, also known as MSS.  The focus of the session is to offer individuals an opportunity to learn more about (1) the history of the land Augsburg sits on; (2) graduation/retention rates of students of color and American in comparison to state and national statistics; and (3) ideas  in how we can build relationships across MSS and academic departments to better serve our students. We encourage faculty to attend.


Day 2: Wednesday, May 15

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 101  (This session was previously offered on the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Action”.)
Hagfors 152
Jennifer Diaz, Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd

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?

Supporting Student Writers through The Writing Center and WAC
Hagfors 151
Sarah Groeneveld Kenney and Jennifer Forsthoefel
Materials for the “Supporting Student Writers” Session

This session will explore two separate yet interconnected resources that can help faculty support student writers: The Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum. The first part of the session, led by Jenn Forsthoefel, will discuss ways for faculty to encourage their students to take advantage of the Writing Center and expectations faculty should have for the students that use the Writing Center. The second part, led by Sarah Groeneveld Kenney, will review some principles of Writing Across the Curriculum scholarship that can help instructors across the disciplines design more effective writing assignments and equitably assess student writing.

We also hope the session will provide a space for faculty to discuss what it means to build an inclusive culture of writing on campus that supports and celebrates the linguistic diversity of our students.


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
Lauren Causey

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs will be on hand to talk about how you can develop your research agenda with external funding, including funding from federal agencies. Staff will be on hand to talk about how you can prepare for grant applications even before an RFP is posted, strategies for identifying research collaborators and partners, and how to make the grant proposal process less stressful.


10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 201
Hagfors 152
Jennifer Diaz, Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd

This session is a continuation of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 101. The work and discussion from that workshop will go deeper. This session is recommended for anyone who has taken 101, whether on this day or on one of its two previous offerings, and is interested in continuing to take it further.

The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Cognition
Hagfors 151
Tamarah Gehlen
PowerPoint for “Impact of Trauma”

This session will feature information to help attendees understand the impact of chronic stress and traumatic experiences on learning and cognition. Attendees will learn simple ways to implement trauma-informed practices into their classrooms and teaching styles in order to enhance connection and learning for the students that they serve.


12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Light Lunch Provided)

Faculty Learning Technology Showcase
Hagfors Atrium
Bonnie Tensen & the E-Learning Team

Please join us for an opportunity to observe how your colleagues are employing various learning technologies in their courses. We will supply a light snack so you can munch as you stroll the exhibits where faculty will provide brief demos of ways they are using Moodle and other learning technologies to enhance their teaching.

Presenters Include:

Tom Morgan-Ensuring reading comprehension with Moodle Quizzing
George Dierberger-CLEAN Design and Departmental Branding
Jenny Hanson-Moodle Design Templates
Lynda Enright-Charting student engagement with Activity completion
Rich Flint-Moodle for Department-wide efficiency
Lyz Wendland-Effective Online Forum discussions
Corey Nelson-Incorporating Instagram and FlipGrid
Christy Mattingly-Intro to Moodle’s new NameCoach
Kaycee Rogers-Course Feedback thru Student Surveys
Ana Ribiero-Guiding student learning with Moodle Lessons
James Vela-McConnell–Online content for a snowy day
Kristin McHale & Kaija Freborg–VoiceThread for Student-created presentations

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Conference: Managing the Moments
Hagfors 150 A/B/C
Joanne Reeck, Ann Garvey, CTL Fellows, UCDIE

Arguably the best learning takes place when all students feel able to bring their full selves forward and engage in an environment that considers the historical context and current cultural climate; with the humility and promise to learn with others. This workshop will engage us in recognizing and responding to dynamic moments born out of human differences while honoring our commitments to intentional diversity. Participants will have the opportunity to examine and respond to scenarios in small groups.


4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Happy Hour with Mary Laurel True
Republic Bar

Spend time reflecting on your 3 Days in May experiences and enjoying the company of your colleagues.


Day 3: Thursday, May 16

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Build Your Own Classroom Adventure Using Library Resources
Hagfors 150 A
Ron Kurpiers
Presentation for “Build Your Own Classroom”

Advance your course objectives and save your students some money at the same time.

This session will present some ideas and options for using library licensed electronic resources: journal articles, streaming videos, and e-books to extend your course objectives.

Use some  “flipped classroom” methods and save the students money as well!

Sesquicentennial Scholarly Projects
Hagfors 150 B/C
Darcey Engen

Several Sesquicentennial Grant Recipients will talk through their ongoing projects. Faculty and Staff will demonstrate aspects of their projects and highlight examples of artistic/scholarly events, technology related innovations, and traditional scholarships. All projects reflect some aspect of our 150 year history. Come join us to hear about this amazing work!

Murphy Square, Sonja Thompson
Relational Skills for Bridging Divides, Elaine Eschenbacher, Joaquin Muñoz and Katie Clark
Art at Augsburg: Faculty Art, Past and Present, Kristin Anderson
Augmented Augsburg: an App for Visualizing Augsburg History, Erik Steinmetz
Digital (Walking) Tour of the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood, Jacqui deVries
Word Became Flesh, Historical Podcast, Phil Quanbeck


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break
Hagfors Atrium
Lauren Causey

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs will be on hand to talk about how you can develop your research agenda with external funding, including funding from federal agencies. Staff will be on hand to talk about how you can prepare for grant applications even before an RFP is posted, strategies for identifying research collaborators and partners, and how to make the grant proposal process less stressful.


10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reduce the Cost of Textbooks Using Open Educational Resources
Hagfors 150 A
Mary Hollerich

At the conclusion of this session you will be able to:

*Define what makes an educational resource “open”

*Understand the many forms that OERs can take (syllabi, lesson plans, textbooks, videos, group activities, etc.)

*Locate different types of OERs for your discipline

*Evaluate the appropriateness of a particular OER for your course

*Adapt or remix OERs to suit your own course objectives

A conversation with Directors of Pan-Afrikan Center, American Indian, Latinx and Pan-Asian Student Services
Hagfors 151
Jennifer Simon, Ruby Murillo, Hana Dinku, Hli Vang

This session will be led by the 4 directors within Oyate’ Commons, also known as MSS.  The focus of the session is to offer individuals an opportunity to learn more about (1) the history of the land Augsburg sits on; (2) graduation/retention rates of students of color and American in comparison to state and national statistics; and (3) ideas  in how we can build relationships across MSS and academic departments to better serve our students. We encourage faculty to attend.


12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: BREAK


1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Teaching to Audiences Near and Far – A Discussion on Teaching in a Video Conference Classroom
Hagfors 103
Christy Mattingly, Phyllis Kapetanakis and Marc Isaacson

This session will offer a discussion on teaching through videoconferencing.  With more and more classes being scheduled simultaneously to support students in Minneapolis and Rochester, we’ll discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in teaching with Zoom and other technology tools in the Video Conference Classroom.

1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Experiential Education: Strategies for Student Reflection
Hagfors 150 B/C
Green Bouzard and Elaine Eschenbacher
Materials for “Experiential Education” Workshop

Join the Sabo Center for an extended workshop on designing, incorporating, and evaluating reflection for experiential education.


2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

CANCELLED: North Star STEM Alliance – Rashne Jehangir
(Will be Rescheduled. Watch for Details.)
Rebekah Dupont and Judy Johnson

Rashne Jehangir, an education researcher from the U of M, will present her research (with Mike Stebleton) on STEM students in the North Star STEM Alliance, including Augsburg participants. Rebekah Dupont will also provide an update on Nancy Rodenborg’s qualitative research related to the AugSTEM Scholars program.