Past Events

October 2017

Thursday, October 5 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 9:40am-11:40am, Marshall Room

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.

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

Monday, October 9 | Conversations in the Classrooms: Systems for Facilitating Student Discussion | 8:00-9:10am, OGC 100

In this session, faculty are invited to participate in an immersion experience of discussion formats used in class regularly by Assistant Professor of Education Joaquin Munoz. Faculty will practice two systems by engaging in them and reflecting on the experience together. Guidelines for conducting these discussions will be provided, along with strategies for trouble-shooting discussion challenges.

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

Monday, October 9 | Speaking of Sabbaticals: The Hunt for Spinal Cord Dopamine Receptor Gene Expression in Zebrafish | 12:00pm-1:00pm, Riverside Room

What do Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., Polyphemus, and Stuart the Minion have in common? Come to a lunchtime talk by Assoc. Prof. of Biology Matt Beckman for the answer. Also, you will learn about his sabbatical work in zebrafish that has enhanced the work he and students in the lab are performing to understand the molecular genetics of cyclopia. Over the past eight years Matt has built a program of research with undergraduates that focuses on Daphnia, a one-eyed (cyclopean) waterflea. In particular, the lab uses molecular biology, imaging, pharmacology and behavioral studies to explore the development and function of the eye and the motor system in Daphnia.

An RSVP for this luncheon is required. Please click here to go to the Speaking of Sabbaticals with Matt Beckman RSVP form.

Monday, October 9 | Ally Training I | 1:00pm-4:00pm, OGC 100

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. Please click here to register for Ally Training I.

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

Monday, October 9 | The Feminist Resistance in Colombia | 7:30-9:00pm, Marshall Room

Join us and learn directly from Carol Rojas on popular education and intersectional organizing in a dynamic of escalating violence in post-accords Colombia. Carol is an organizer with the Feminist Antimilitarist Network, a grassroots organization in Colombia, recognized for its popular education model that supports demilitarization and eradication of systems of oppression based on sex, class and race.

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots organization. We are people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Our mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cosponsored: History Dept., Languages & Cross-Cultural
Studies Dept., Center for Teaching & Learning, the Sabo Center and General Education.

Tuesday, October 10| NAMI: In Our Own Voice | 9:00-10:30am, Marshall Room

Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery. Open to Augsburg staff, faculty, and students. Sponsored by Diversity & Inclusive Initiatives.

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

Tuesday, October 10 | Accessibility Workshop: Captioning Course Resources | 12:00pm-1:00pm, Sverdrup 205

Videos have become an integral part of how we teach, create webpages with multimedia content, as well as provide information during events. Making sure these videos are captioned for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus is essential  in creating a welcoming and accessible environment. In this session, we’ll address the why-to behind captioning, and well as the how-to so you can have the resources to caption your video content. Bring earbuds if you have them! Sponsored by the CLASS office and the E-Learning Team.

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

Tuesday, October 10 | New Faculty Series: What Makes Augsburg Unique? | 3:45-4:45pm, OGC 100

Professor Phil Quanbeck II, Professor in the Religion Department, will share stories of Augsburg’s history, traditions, and his own personal experiences.  He has some “skin in the game:”  there has been a “Phil Quanbeck” on Augsburg’s Religion Faculty for 60+ years! All faculty and staff are welcome.

Thursday, October 12 | Accessibility Workshop: Creating Accessible Documents | 3:00pm-4:00pm, Foss 22B

Creating accessible documents is not only a good idea to ensure all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus have equal access, but as a result of  recent changes in the legal world, it’s now the law for us to do so on our campus too. We all have the ability to make our documents accessible to everyone, once we know how to do it. In this session, we’ll go over how to create accessible Microsoft Word and Google Docs. We’ll provide easy steps to create these documents, provide resources for accessible document creation, and feature tools to help check if you are on the right track. In addition, we’ll talk about how to make your Moodle courses accessible as well. Bring a document or Moodle site, and your computer. At the end of the session we will have work time practice these skills. Sponsored by the CLASS office and the E-Learning Team.

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

Thursday, October 12 |
Teaching Tolerance: Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students
| 4:00pm-5:00pm, Lindell 202

Join CTL for a discussion about the Teaching Tolerance webinar “Let’s talk! Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students”. The 1-hour webinar airs on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. CDT and can be accessed any time after that.

Augsburg faculty will gather on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00-5:00 to examine the content of the webinar and discuss how we might engage this work in our classrooms. This session will end with a Gift Card Raffle!

To sign up for and view the webinar:
– Visit https://www.tolerance.org/login?destination=/profile to create a free Login to access the Webinar
– Visit https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development
– Scroll to Webinars
– Select “Let’s talk! Discussing Race, Racism, and Other Difficult Topics with Students”
– Select “Login to View Webinars”
– Select “Register” for the Webinar and watch on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. or “Watch This” if viewing after Oct. 4th.

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

September 2017

Tuesday, September 12 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 3:40-6:40pm, Old Main 105

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

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

Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 | Nobel Peace Prize Forum

No classes will be held on Friday, September 15 in recognition of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum hosted by Augsburg. Read more and see the program schedule on the Nobel Peace Prize Forum 2017 website.

Monday, September 18 | New Full-time Faculty Dinner with the Provost | 3:40-6:40pm, Old Main 105

New full-time faculty, check your email inboxes for an invitation to this event, part of the New Faculty Series sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Wednesday, September 20 | Immigration Law Center Talk | 9:00am-10:30am, OGC 100

John Keller from the Immigration Law Center will be coming to Augsburg to give updates on the policies impacting Dreamers and DACA students based on recent changes within the Federal Government.

Sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Thursday, September 28 | 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, Inclusion and Equity Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

August 2017

Monday, August 28-Tuesday, August 29 | New Faculty Orientation (Full-time) | 8:30am, OGC 100

See the agenda for the two-day orientation for new full-time faculty members here.

Tuesday, August 29 | New Faculty Orientation (Part-time) | 5:15pm, OGC 100

See the agenda for the evening orientation session for new part-time faculty members here.

Tuesday, August 29 | New Faculty Ice Cream Social | 4:30-5:15, OGC Atrium

All members of the campus community are invited to welcome our newest faculty colleagues at this ice cream social bridging the full-time and part-time orientations.

Wednesday, August 30 | Syllabus Construction / Deconstruction Workshop | 10:00-12:00 OGC 100

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 Fellow Joe Erickson, Education.

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

Thursday, August 31 | Fall E-Learning Workshops  | SVE 204

9:30-10:45 Getting the Most Out of the Moodle Assignment

The Moodle Assignment activity can streamline the process of collecting and evaluating student work regardless of whether it is submitted online, completed or handed in during class or presented orally.  This workshop is designed to introduce some of the newer features of the Assignment as well as highlight aspects (like advanced grading features) you may be unfamiliar with.

11:00-12:15 Moodle Gradebook Basics

Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus.

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

May 2017

Tuesday, May 2 | Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute | 8:45am-3:00pm, OGC 113

The May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute will concentrate on select foundational principles of creating more inclusive classrooms and interactions by focusing on improving communication and conflict resolution across cultures and by improving the success of all students through culturally responsive teaching across majors.

● The Institute will be divided into a morning session and an afternoon session.
● Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
● Institute will be led by a faculty/staff collaboration.
● There are only 36 spaces available for the Institute and participants must register by using the link below. (A waiting list will be instituted if registration surpasses 36 participants.)
● Participation in the Institute counts towards a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program requirement.
● If you have attended the Intercultural Conflict Styles Workshop, some information during the Institute may be repeated.

Register for the May 2017 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Institute here.

Questions concerning the Institute should be directed to diversity@augsburg.edu.

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

Wednesday, May 3 | All About Bias | 10:0am-11:30am, 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. Register for All About Bias here.

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

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

Thursday, May 4 | All Hands Planning Summit | 8:30-12:00pm, Si Melby Gymnasium

See the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg for more information.

Monday, May 8 | Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop | 9:00-1:30pm, Chapel and OGC First Floor

The Creating an Inclusive Campus (CIC) Workshop is offered as part of Augsburg’s on-going college mission commitment to “intentional diversity in our life and work.” The goals of the workshop are to provide faculty and staff participants with the opportunity for continued growth in personal intercultural competence and to build skills necessary for creating an inclusive campus community.

The title of the 2017 CIC workshop is “Supporting Our Students in Turbulent Times: Civic Engagement and Nonviolent Philosophy in Higher Education.”

This half day workshop will engage participants in exploring the history, philosophy and skills needed to promote a deep commitment to civic engagement, democratic principles and pedagogy in the classroom and broader community.

Lunch will be included – please click here to submit your RSVP for the Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference.

Schedule:

  • 9:00am-10:15am – Opening General Session, Chapel
    Harry Boyte & Joaquin Munoz: A Dialogue on Nonviolence in Higher Education
  • 10:30am-12:00pm – Civic Engagement Skills Development, Breakout Sessions, OGC Classrooms
    • One to One, Relational Meetings, Facilitator: Dennis Donovan
    • Nonviolent Communication, Facilitators: Sarah Myers & Joaquin Munoz
    • Public Narrative, Facilitator: Rachel Lloyd
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch and Closing Conversations, Chapel

The opening session will be streamed on the web live! Tune in here at 9:00am on Monday.

Co-sponsored by the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Committee, CTL & the Sabo Center.

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

Tuesday, May 9 | A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Student Research and Creative Activity | 9:00-10:15am, OGC 113

Please join us on a Monday morning in May for a roundtable discussion about the joys, challenges, and rewards in working with student researchers. Dixie Shafer (URGO) and Tina Maria Tavera (McNair) will join “frequent flyer faculty mentors” with experience mentoring URGO and/or McNair student researchers. You won’t want to miss this informative and enlightening discussion!

A coffee break will immediately follow this session outside Old Main 107, from 10:15 to 10:45.

Tuesday, May 9 | Making Good Connections: Teaching via Interactive Video Conferencing | 10:45-12:00, Old Main 107

As Augsburg expands its use of Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) to connect students in Rochester (and elsewhere) to face-to-face (f2f) classrooms on the Minneapolis campus, it is important to recognize the significant adjustments required to teach effectively in this modality. In this workshop, Joyce Miller and Katie Clark (who have had years of experience teaching IVC Nursing courses) as well as the E-Learning team share the skills needed (e.g., facility with audio/video technology, modified presentation techniques, innovative strategies for active participation, and modifications to course content for effective video conference delivery) to provide a quality synchronous learning experience for students in multiple locations.

A coffee break will immediately precede this session outside Old Main 107, from 10:15 to 10:45.

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

Tuesday, May 9 | Environmental Sustainability and Wellness in Your Curriculum: Activities for the Student Learning Outcome | 12:30-3:00, OGC 113

In this workshop we hope to widen the circle of those involved in teaching activities related to Environmental Sustainability and Wellness. Based on the nationally recognized Ponderosa/Piedmont model, participants will engage in stimulating discussion and begin developing learning activities that meet our college-wide student-learning outcome. Join us for lunch and an opportunity to learn more about incorporating sustainability and wellness across our academic disciplines.

Lunch included – please click here to RSVP for the Environmental Sustainability and Wellness workshop.

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

Wednesday, May 10 | Creating Documents Accessible to Everyone. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law! | 9:00-10:15, Sverdrup 201

Creating accessible documents is not only a good idea to ensure all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus have equal access, but as a result of  recent changes in the legal world, it’s now the law for us to do so on our campus too. We all have the ability to make our documents accessible to everyone, once we know how to do it. In this session, we’ll go over how to create accessible Microsoft Word and Google Docs. We’ll provide easy steps to create these documents, provide resources for accessible document creation, and feature tools to help check if you are on the right track. In addition, we’ll talk about how to make your Moodle courses accessible as well. Bring a document or Moodle site, and your computer. At the end of the session we will have work time practice these skills.

A coffee break will immediately follow this session in OGC 113, from 10:15 to 10:45.

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

Wednesday, May 10 | Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality and 360* Video | 10:45-12:00, OGC 113

Virtual Reality (VR) can be a valuable classroom tool.  You can take fieldtrips to places real and imaginary, participate in simulations, and see things from unique perspectives.  Come to this informational session on using VR in the classroom. We will have a few viewers for folks to try out and lots of resources for you to explore.

A coffee break will immediately precede this session in OGC 113, from 10:15 to 10:45.

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

Wednesday, May 10 | Building Resilience in Students with Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges | 12:30-2:00, OGC 113

Students with mental health and substance use diagnoses bring special challenges as well as special strengths to the educational process.  This presentation will discuss ways to tap into students’ strengths and help students to make the most of their recovery-related skills in and out of the classroom.

Handout: “Resources Related to Mental Health and Substance Use”

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

Thursday, May 11 | Open Faculty Discussion: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback | 9:00-10:15, OGC 113

In this faculty-led discussion, we will have a chance to reflect on student feedback from the 2017 Student Inclusion Survey (note: preliminary data only as the executive summary is not yet available) and the document on professor expectations introduced by current student, BK Kormah. Come share your insights, interpretations, and plans for action regarding what we have learned from our students.

A coffee break will immediately follow this session outside OGC 113, from 10:15 to 10:45.

Thursday, May 11 | Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion | 10:45-12:00, OGC 113

Have you noticed a change in learning styles in the last few years?  Have you been experimenting with new delivery and classroom management techniques that can more successfully meet the needs of today’s learners?  Would you like to?   The goal of this workshop is to create a space where we can come together to share concerns, ask questions and hear what our colleagues are doing to encourage students to stay focused and engaged in the lesson each class period.  Whether you have a bag full of good ideas or are looking for inspiration, all are invited to participate in this sharing session.

A coffee break will immediately precede this session outside OGC 113, from 10:15 to 10:45.

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

Thursday, May 11 | CTP Portfolio Workshop | 1:00-4:30, OGC 200

This tenure and review portfolio workshop is intended to help faculty prepare for Third-Year, Tenure, Promotion, and other scheduled reviews, with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. Faculty will share pragmatic advice about the process and purpose of review, interpretations of the expectations by level of review, and ideas and examples for writing a personal statement, building a portfolio, and organizing materials on Moodle. Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg.  All faculty are welcome, with a special invitation for faculty up for a scheduled review in 2017-18 or 2018-19.

Thursday, May 11 | Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom | 4:30-?, Viking Bar

Faculty and staff, you are invited to end “Four Days in May” and the start of summer at the Viking Bar on Riverside. CTL can’t buy you a drink, but we can promise a lively conversation. Order something to sip, start a conversation on current threats toward academic freedom, and see where the afternoon goes from there!

Monday, May 15 | Institutional Assessment May Workshop | 9:00am-12:00pm, OGC 100

All faculty are invited to attend the May institutional assessment workshop where Assessment Committee members Ben Denkingerand Jenny Hanson will present the most recent data and lead discussion on the assessment of student learning at Augsburg.

Lunch is included – please click here to RSVP for the May assessment workshop!

Sunday, May 21 – Tuesday, May 23 | The 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.  Space is limited to full-time faculty members.  Sign-up by emailing ctl@augsburg.edu.

April 2017

Monday, April 3 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christiansen | 12:30-1:30pm, Lindell 301

“Bodies in Motion: What the Embodiment Revolution Means for How We Get Around.”

Faculty and staff are invited to this next installment in the “Speaking of Sabbaticals” series. Sociology professor Lars Christiansen will present findings from his resent sabbatical research (and beyond), focusing on the relationship between theories of embodiment and urban design and planning. His talk will include comparisons of several U.S. cities and focus on transportation policy and practices.

There are a limited number of seats available for this luncheon. RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Lars Christiansen here. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Tuesday, April 4 | Civic Studies Symposium: Citizen* Politics Beyond the Manichean Mindset | 4:00-5:30pm, East Commons

Today’s idea of politics refers to what politicians, parties, and party members do. It is based on a Manichean model that sees politics as war-like, reducing others to stereotypes. The Manichean model is widespread, built into today’s politics and civic action. It grows from an identifiable formula which pits the forces of “good” against the forces of “evil.” It is increasingly dysfunctional for those committed to an inclusive, equal, and just society.

This symposium looks at the nonviolent alternative to demonizing politics. It includes small group discussion about problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do. It addresses several questions:
– How can we combine relational power and public love?
– How can we develop the skills to meet injustice with discipline and dignity, not demonization?
– How can we bridge today’s ideological divides, engaging others in their full complexity?

Welcome and opening comments: Harry Boyte, senior scholar, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Convener, Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative

Panel:
Joaquin Munoz, assistant professor, Department of Education, Augsburg College
Michael Grewe, director, LGBTQIA Student Services, assistant director, Campus Activities and Orientation, Augsburg College
Dee Anand, UMN Student, Citizen Student Movement
Zach Maron, UMN Student (former Augsburg Student), Beyond Polarization Student Group
Moderator Christy Mattingly, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg College

Small group discussions on problems we share, differences among us, and what we can do in Augsburg and beyond.

*Citizen here is not legal status, but contributor community.

Sponsored by the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Education Department.

Friday, April 7 | Insights: Confronting and Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illnesses | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Rm

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy. NAMI Minnesota vigorously promotes the development of community mental health programs and services, improved access to services, increased opportunities for recovery, reduced stigma and discrimination, and increased public understanding of mental illness. During this workshop, NAMI Presenters will help participants learn about the prevalence of stigma associated with mental illnesses, examples of stigma in the media, and how people commonly visualize, talk about, and think about people living with mental illnesses. Included is a five-minute personal story from a presenter about how their life has been touched by mental illness. Presenters will also provide specific actions that everyone can do to decrease stigma while increasing respect for people with mental illnesses.

Sponsored by Augsburg Diversity & Inclusion.

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

Thursday, April 27 | Faculty Recognition Luncheon and Faculty Scholarship Display | 11:45-2:00pm, Foss Atrium and Chapel

Join us for the Faculty Scholarship Display on Thursday, April 27 from 11:45am to 12:30pm in the Foss Atrium. Faculty interested in displaying their scholarship should RSVP in advance of the event (and no later than April 20th) here. Questions may directed to Bibiana Koh (koh@augsburg.edu) or Nishesh Chalise (chalise@augsburg.edu). All participating faculty should arrive by 11:15 am to set up.

The faculty recognition luncheon and program begins in the chapel at 12:30.

March 2017

Thursday, March 2 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon | 11:30-12:30pm, Lindell 301

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection luncheon featuring Psychology professor Henry Yoon. The title of his presentation is “Developmental Stability of the Reduced P3 Brain Response in ADHD Participants with ODD/CD Comorbidity: a Longitudinal Study.”

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Henry Yoon here. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Tuesday, March 7 | From Microinequities to Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, Marshall Rm

“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.

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

Wednesday, March 8 | Native American Film Series: Red Power Energy | 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

The Augsburg Native American Film Series presents Red Power Energy, a documentary film that combines engaging storytelling with in-depth journalism. Told solely from the Native perspective, with a nearly all-Native film crew and all-Native Advisory Council, the film features Western and Great Plains American Indian tribes from North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. First-person stories illustrate the complex realities of American Indian reservations grappling with how to balance their natural resources with their traditional beliefs. From the historic United Nations Climate Conference to the proliferation of non-Western countries industrializing their economies through fossil fuel production, Red Power Energy offers a rare glimpse into Indian Country while further advancing a deeper understanding of the energy debate.

A discussion with the film’s director Larry Pourier (Oglala Lakota) will follow the screening. A reception will be held from 6:15-6:45; the film screening begins at 7:00pm. This event is free to the public.

Thursday, March 9 | Closing the Loop: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World | 11:30-12:30pm, OGC 100

Sometimes students have a difficult time seeing the practical connections between what they’re learning and the “real world.” In this workshop, several of your colleagues will discuss how they approach this issue and you will get some practical ideas for how to close the loop: i.e., bringing pragmatic examples into the classroom and also how to apply theory to real world situations.

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

Wednesday, March 22 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 8:00-11:00am, 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.

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

Wednesday, March 22 | Integrating Teaching, Scholarship, and Service | 2:00-3:00pm, OGC 100

In this panel, CTL 2016 grant recipients Emily Schilling, Virginia McCarthy, Sarah Myers, and Bibiana Koh will share how their thoughts on integrating the three pillars of the professoriate as mutually reinforcing activities.

March 22 and 23 | Diversity Dialogue: The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang

Augsburg’s Center for Teaching Learning and Hmong Women Together, in collaboration with Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee and the Asian American Student Association are pleased to invite all interested students, faculty and staff to join us for a book club discussion of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Song Poet.

“From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. . . . The Song Poet is a love story — of a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.” –Macmillan

A total of 30 copies of The Song Poet are available for faculty and staff. Please RSVP for one of the two meeting times below.

Book Discussion Group 1:
Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in Marshall Room

Book Discussion Group 2:
Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:30 pm in OGC 100

Click here to RSVP and receive your copy of The Song Poet.

CTL Diversity Dialogues are facilitated by Rachel Lloyd, Education, and Mzenga Wanyama, English.

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

Thursday, March 23 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-12:00pm, Marshall Rm

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. Please Click Here to register.

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

Friday, March 24 | Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room

Faculty and staff are invited to this sabbatical reflection and luncheon featuring Education Professor Jeanine Gregoire. The title of her talk is “Immigration, Migration and More:  A yearlong journey to develop an Education semester abroad program in Mexico.”

This presentation highlights Minnesota-Mexico cultural, educational, economic and environmental connections and the rationale and framework behind the Education department semester abroad program.  Dr. Gregoire will talk about how a spring break service learning trip to Cuernavaca in 2003 led to her sabbatical where she had the opportunity to explore and develop a new study abroad program with CGE-Cuernavaca, Mexico faculty and staff.

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Sabbaticals with Jeanine Gregoire here. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Global Education and Experience.

Wednesday, March 29 | Disability as Diversity: Building Bridges to Full Inclusion | 12:00-2:00pm, OGC 100

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.

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

Thursday, March 30 | Christensen Vocation Lunch with History Professor Bill Green | 12:00-1:15pm, East Commons

Faculty and staff are invited to this spring’s vocation lunch featuring History Professor Bill Green. The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey. Read more on the CCV Vocation Lunch website. Spaces are limited and an RSVP is required for this event; please visit the Vocation Lunch with Bill Green registration page.

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1 | New Faculty Series: Gen Ed 3.0 | 4:00-5:00pm, OGC 114 (note room change)

Join Professor of History and Director of General Education Jacqui deVries in a discussion of liberal arts for the 21st century. The New Faculty Series is designed for the newest members of Augsburg’s Faculty, but all faculty and staff are welcome.

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

Thursday, February 2 | Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns | 3:45-5:00pm, Marshall Room

Campuses across the United States have been experiencing a significant increase of students with mental health concerns. This national trend is also apparent at Augsburg College.

Staff from the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC) and the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS), invite faculty for a session to discuss and share with colleagues strategies that work in the classroom for addressing the needs of these students. This will be an informal consultation continuing to define how faculty can be helpful to one another and how support staff can be of assistance.

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

Tuesday, February 7  | Bisexuality 101 | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will provide understanding around terminology regarding sexuality, as well as issues specifically facing bisexual and pansexual communities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Wednesday, February 8  | Film Screening: Disturbing the Peace | 7:00-9:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

This film screening sponsored by the Nobel Peace Prize Forum is free and open to the public. Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants–Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison–who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers to nonviolent peace activists leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. They stand in a long line of individuals – from Gandhi to MLK Jr., to Rosa Parks–willing to “disturb the peace,” in an effort to move us all toward a more just and peaceful world.

The premiere will be followed by a discussion with members of Combatants for Peace and moderated by UMN Theater Professor Sonja Kuftinec.

Co-sponsored by: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Institute for Advanced Study, Augsburg College – Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and East Side Freedom Library

Note: The film does contain some scenes of graphic violence from the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Thursday, February 9 | Building Democracy in “Trump Country” | 12:00-1:30pm, OGC 100

In an Appalachian coalfield county that voted 79% for Trump, Confederate flag-waving volunteer firefighters are working with punk anarchist environmentalists in a broad-based effort to build a democratic culture and economy. Join Ben Fink, organizer at the Appalshop, for a discussion about what’s happening in Letcher County, Kentucky, and what it could mean for us nationwide.

This event is organized by CTL Diversity Fellow Rachel Lloyd (Education), and Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy Harry Boyte (Sabo Center).

Wednesday, February 15 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 9:00-11:00am, Marshall Rm

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.

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

Wednesday, February 15 | Ally Training I | 1:00-4:00pm, Marshall Rm

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 information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Thursday, February 16  | Helping Our Students Prepare Themselves for Class | 3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Do your students seem unprepared for class? Explore strategies for engaging students outside of class to ensure they come to class prepared. We will explore active reading strategies, quizzing, and other sample assignments to promote engagement with content prior to class.

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

Tuesday, February 21  | Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring | 9:00-12:00pm, Marshall Rm

The training will include an introduction by Dr. Nancy Fisher (Department of Sociology), a video, and a discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide, LLC. and is aimed at minimizing unconscious bias in hiring. This training will provide a deeper awareness of the ways in which cognitive bias can impact every stage of decision-making in hiring processes and it can provide a significant step toward minimizing its potential impact–which often disproportionately and negatively impacts individuals from underrepresented communities. For more information, contact Human Resources at hr@augsburg.edu.

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

Wednesday, February 22  | Intersex 101 | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Rm

This workshop will provide participants knowledge around understanding supporting and advocating for intersex communities, as well as understanding the importance between systems of sex and gender. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu. Please Click Here to register.

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

Wednesday, February 22  | EAST Research Fellow Public Lecture & Community Dialogue | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Rm

The EAST Scholarship Program presents the EAST Research Fellow Public Lecture & Community Dialogue.

Nimo Abdi, PhD
EAST Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Associate
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

Abdi’s research explores the intersection of race, religion, gender, and class in immigrant and refugee education. Her lecture will include findings from her qualitative study of the racialization of Somali youth in school. Both female and male students internalized mainstream American discourses about Muslims and immigrants, which in turn, affected their worldview. Abdi’s work seeks to inform school policies geared toward creating inclusive school environments for all students.

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. Please Click Here to register.

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

Thursday, February 23  | Immigrants’ Rights Presentation | 3:30-4:30pm, Sateren Auditorium

This presentation will feature immigration attorneys from Contreras Edin & Associates. Sponsored by the Augsburg Theater Department.

Monday, February 27  | Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer | 12:30-1:30pm, OGC 100

For this spring’s installment of the “Speaking of Scholarship” series, Sociology professor Nancy Fischer will discuss her on-going research involving people who sell, purchase and wear vintage clothing, based on her survey research, interviews and attending vintage events. Her research explores what dressing in vintage clothing means to consumers in terms of nostalgia, aesthetics, and ethics. The title of Nancy’s presentation is “Consuming Nostalgia: Are Vintage Clothing Consumers Caught in the Past?”

There are a limited number of spots available for this luncheon; RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Nancy Fischer here. Co-sponsored by CTL and the CCV.

January 2017

Thursday, January 5 | Facilitating Intercultural Learning Workshop | 9:00am-4:00pm, Marshall Room †

Now, more than ever, we must focus on becoming effective models and teachers of intercultural understanding.  Show your support for this important institutional goal by making space in your schedule for this workshop.  It is designed to help Augsburg faculty and academic staff effectively support the success of all students by increasing their own intercultural awareness as well as their capacities to effectively facilitate students’ intercultural learning both on and off campus.

RSVP by December 9https://goo.gl/forms/h171wgQXgGhfmgHp2

Through presentations and interactive exercises, the seminar will help participants:

  • Understand what intercultural teaching and learning entails—including intercultural concepts and theory—and why it is important to the work they do with students.
  • Understand and be able to apply several pedagogical “best practices” for facilitating students’ intercultural learning
  • Be more comfortable and skilled at facilitating dialogue across difference
  • Be familiar with several activities they can use to facilitate students’ intercultural learning and have an action plan for integrating such learning into their work with students
  • Continue to work on their own intercultural development*

*Ideally participants in the workshop will have already taken the IDI and have received individual feedback.  Please indicate if you have not received IDI feedback so that arrangements can be made to do take the IDI before the workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by General Education, CTL, CGEE, and the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Initiatives

Questions: Jacqui deVries (devries@augsburg.edu) or Leah Spinosa de Vega (devega@augsburg.edu)

About the Facilitator:

Tara Harvey, Ph.D., possesses a unique combination of experience in the field of international education and understanding of the process of developing intercultural competence. Tara has worked in international student services at Texas A&M University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison; she has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level intercultural courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. As Academic Director of Intercultural Learning at CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), Tara developed the signature course, ‘Intercultural Communication and Leadership’ (offered at dozens of study centers around the world), integrated intercultural learning frameworks into CIEE’s wide array of study abroad programs, and trained and supported resident staff around the world involved in facilitating students’ intercultural learning.

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

Wednesday, January 18 | Faculty Perspectives on the Intersection between Scholarship and Mentoring | 3:30-4:30pm, OGC 100

We have all had mentors that have help support and propel us forward in our academic careers. CTL 2016 grant recipients, Darcey Engen, John Zobitz, and Ann Impulittii, will talk about the intersection between their CTL-funded scholarship and mentoring.

Thursday, January 19 | Diversity Dialogue: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Part 2) | 12:00-1:15pm, OGC 100 †

All faculty and staff are invited to join a two-part book group discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In this collection of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota.

Thursday, December 1, 12:00-1:15pm. (Part 1, pages 1-97.)
Thursday, January 19, 12-1:15 pm. (Part 2, pages 99 to 221.)

Copies of the book are available first-come, first-served. Email Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy.

These discussion are brown bag events. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

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

Tuesday, January 24 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 2:45-5:25pm, 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.

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

December 2016

Thursday, December 1 | Diversity Dialogue: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Part 1) | 12:00-1:15pm, OGC 100

All faculty and staff are invited to join a two-part book group discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In this collection of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota.

Thursday, December 1, 12:00-1:15pm. (Part 1, pages 1-97.)
Thursday, January 19, 12-1:15 pm. (Part 2, pages 99 to 221.)

Copies of the book are available first-come, first-served. Email Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy.

These discussion are brown bag events. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Wednesday, December 7 | Q&A with Sam Freedman, New York Times “On Religion” Reporter | 12:30-1:30pm, Riverside Room, Christesen Center

This fall Augsburg was featured in the New York Times article, “Muslim College Chaplains Extend a Hand Across Religious Divides.” The author of the article, Samuel G. Freedman, will visit campus on Wednesday, December 7 for a Q&A with the campus community. This informal brown bag lunch event is jointly sponsored by Campus Ministry, the CCV, and CTL. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.

November 2016

Tuesday, November 1 | Moodle and Assessment Lunch & Learn | 11:30am-12:30pm | Cedar Room, Christensen Center

Faculty, mark your calendars for the first Assessment Lunch & Learn of the year. Grab lunch in the Commons (it’s on us!) and come learn how to most effectively use Moodle for assessment of student learning. LFC Eric Strom will present.

Assessment Lunch & Learns are sponsored by Assessment and Academic Affairs. Please RSVP to kilgorem@augsburg.edu for lunch!

Wednesday, November 2 | Interfaith Ally Training | 11:10-12:40pm | Lindell 202

Religious diversity is growing in our nation. As our campus become more religiously diverse, it’s essential to engage in interfaith dialogue and understanding. This workshop will explore how religious literacy and interfaith understanding can be effectively nurtured on our campus and our neighborhood. The workshop includes: current religious demographics for Augsburg students, case studies, best practices and local resources. Come prepared to engage one another in reflection and small group discussion.

This is a Diversity & Inclusion event. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

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

Wednesday, November 2 | New Faculty Series: What Makes Augsburg Unique? | 11:30am-12:30pm | Riverside Room, Christensen Center

Professor Phil Quanbeck II, Professor in the Religion Department, will share stories of Augsburg’s history, traditions, and his own personal experiences.  He has some “skin in the game:”  there has been a “Phil Quanbeck” on Augsburg’s Religion Faculty for 60+ years! All faculty and staff are welcome.

Thursday, November 3 | CTL Night at the Theatre | 7:00pm, Tjornhom-Nelson Theater and Foss Atrium

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites Augsburg faculty and staff to attend Theater Department’s production of Cymbeline and a post-show discussion on November 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Tjornhom-Nelson Theater. Running time for Cymbeline is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Cymbeline, one of William Shakespeare’s final plays, is a fantastical fairy tale that swings from comedic heights to tragic despair with an added touch of romance. Taking place during King Cymbeline’s reign in Britain, the play tells the story of Princess Imogen’s romance with the courteous but poor Posthumus, their secret marriage and his consequent banishment. The couple’s journey back to each other involves wagers and poison, hidden identities, long-lost brothers, deceitful villains, a lost bracelet, evil stepmothers, ineffectual fathers, and an invasion by the Roman army.

Attendees are invited to a dessert reception and discussion immediately following the production in the Foss Concourse area. English Professor Doug Green and Director Darcey Engen, along with student actors from the show, will lead the discussion during the dessert reception. Please join us for this event. A limited number of free tickets are available for faculty and staff. It’s first-come, first-served, so email Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu now to reserve your spot!

Thursday, November 3 | 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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Monday, November 7 | Teaching Across Cultures | 9:15-11:00am, OGC 100

This workshop will provide tools for faculty to teach across individuated and integrated cultural frameworks. Additionally, faculty will be asked to analyze their own teaching styles and how to incorporate pieces in their classes that will set students up for success across cultural backgrounds.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. Led by Joanne Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Campus Activities & Orientation.

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

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.

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

Friday, November 11 | Integrating Scholarship and Teaching | 11:30am-12:30pm, OGC 100

Are teaching and scholarship two distinct activities for faculty? Or can they be mutually sustaining endeavors? How do faculty manage these responsibilities at Augsburg? If you are thinking about these questions, our panel of CTL scholarship grant recipients, may be able to shed some light. Three faculty from a diverse scholarly background including religion, theatre, and creative writing will share their approach to integrating scholarship and teaching at Augsburg. The goal of this panel is to share stories and create a community of scholars who are interested in creating ways to combine their scholarship and teaching.

This is a brown bag event – you are invited to bring your lunch and eat while you hear stories from your colleagues. The panel will include Stephan Clark (English), Beliza Torres Narvaez (Theater), and Lori B. Hale (Religion).

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Thursday, November 17 | 3D Printing for Faculty Panel | 9:40-11:00am | Riverside Room

How can 3D printing assist student learning in the classroom and in research?  Can you use it to motivate ideas or help students make the transition from concrete to the abstract?  Are you interested in finding out what 3D printing is and what sort of support there is on campus?

Please come hear your colleagues’ stories of implementing 3D printing in their teaching.  Brainstorm about how you can bring 3D printing into your classroom.  Experience designing an item to be 3D printed using TinkerCAD.  See the 3D printers in action! With panelists Pavel Belik, Mathematics; Dave Hanson, Chemistry; Robert Tom, Art; and moderator Matthew Haines, Mathematics.

Bring a laptop to explore TinkerCAD under a safe, supervised environment. If you have questions, or cannot attend but are interested in exploring 3D printing in teaching, please contact Matt Haines, haines@augsburg.edu.

Thursday, November 17 | Why Academic Freedom Matters in the Classroom | 11:30am-1:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

Two Carleton faculty members, Amna Khalid and Jeff Snyder, will present. This event is organized by AAUP and co-sponsored by AAUP, the Faculty Senate, CTL, and the Provost.

See the presentation brochure for a host of resources and articles gathered for this event.

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

October 2016

Tuesday, October 4 | Muslim Identities in Minnesota | 7:00pm, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Presentations by Cawo Abdi and Nahid Khan from the University of Minnesota. Moderated by Fardosa Hassan, Augsburg’s Muslim Student Program Associate.

This is an event from the Christensen Center for Vocation. For more information, see the CCV website.

Wednesday, October 5 | Teaching and Learning from Insurgent Democracy | 12:30-1:30pm, Lindell 301

The reciprocal relationship that research holds with teaching and learning centers our work in both.  For Michael Lansing, Associate Professor of History, studying and writing about democratic movements in his book Insurgent Democracy pushed him to reconsider the role of democracy, diversity, and inclusion in strategies for equity and empowerment.  Creating equal chances for students from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds is the most difficult task we face.  Empowerment–through the teaching of basic democratic skills that lead to co-creation–might be one way to address them in our teaching and learning.  With examples of democratic movements in mind, this workshop-luncheon poses the question: What would it mean for Augsburg to become a “democracy college”?

There are a limited number of spots available and an RSVP is required. First priority will be given to the full-time faculty who joined Augsburg this year. This luncheon is co-sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV). Please RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 5 | New Faculty Series: Succeeding at Student Success | 4:00-5:00pm, Lindell 301

Katie Bishop, Chief Student Success Officer, will address the many factors that contribute to students’ success in college, as well as Augsburg’s commitment to becoming a student-ready campus.

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.

This is an event from the CLASS Office. For more information, contact Kathy McGillivray at mcgillik@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information, contact Michael Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

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

Tuesday, October 11 | Minimizing Unconscious Bias in Hiring | 9:00am-12:00pm, OGC 100

This special training session, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Human Resources, will include a discussion facilitated by Jeffrey Cookson of Language and Culture Worldwide. All faculty – those likely to participate in searches in the upcoming year and those who are not – are encouraged and welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Judi Green (greenj@augsburg.edu) by October 4, 2016.

Wednesday, October 19 | Working Towards Inclusive Spaces | 11:00am-1:00pm, Marshall Room

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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

Wednesday, October 26 | General Education Focused Conversation | 3:30-4:30pm, OGC 100

Heard the rumblings about the curriculum revision underway this year?  Have opinions and questions? Eager to get involved?
Come to the first in a series of focused campus conversations sponsored by Academic Affairs on Wednesday, October 26, from 3:40 to 4:40 pm in Oren Gateway 100.
A White Paper with a summary of the 2015-16 review and outline of future steps is available online: https://web.augsburg.edu/academicaffairs/GenEdRevisionWhitePaper.pdf
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.

Thursday, October 27 | Civic Studies Symposium | 8:00am-9:30am, OGC 100

The theme of the second Civic Studies symposium is  “The Citizen Professional – Organizing Democracy Change.” Faculty, staff, students, and community members will consider questions such as: What are skills and theory of making democratic changes in professions like teaching and nursing? How can we prepare students to be civic agents of change? What are obstacles and opportunities in a time of turmoil, divisions, and growing economic and racial inequalities?

The second Civic Studies Symposium at Augsburg invites members of the Augsburg community as well as public and community partners to explore such questions. The symposium will include:

– Margaret Finders on why the education department at Augsburg is focusing on developing “citizen teachers.”
– Terrance Kwame-Ross on his experiences creating a democratic school.
– Katie Clark on how the Nursing Program at Augsburg has come to focus on preparing the “citizen nurse.”

It will also include opportunities for small group discussions on these questions and how to operationalize civic agency (civic empowerment) practices in curricular and co-curricular life.

The Symposium will announce the 2016-17 Civic Studies Fellows, an outstanding group of staff, faculty, and community-public partners who will work over the coming year on cultural and institutional change.

Read more about the Civic Studies Initiative here.

Monday, October 31 | From Microinequities to Inclusion| 9:00-11:00am, 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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu. To register for this workshop, click here.

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


September 2016

Monday, September 12 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 12:10-3:10pm, 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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. 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 from CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV).

Tuesday, September 20 | Christensen Sympsoium: The Bridge to a New America with Jim Wallis | 11:00am-12:00pm, Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Join the public community panel “The Bridge Toward More Just Communities: What Needs to Happen” at 4:30pm. Both the convocation and panel are open to the public.

This is an event from the Christensen Center for Vocation. For more information, see the CCV website.

Wednesday, September 21 | AAUP Webinar: Understanding Title IX | 2:00-3:30pm, Lindell 301

This webinar, based on the AAUP’s recent report on Title IX, will provide an introduction to Title IX generally, and specifically to its provisions regarding sexual harassment. It will explain the roles of the Office for Civil Rights and university administrations in Title IX compliance and the challenges their actions may pose to academic freedom, due process protections, and faculty governance. Finally, the webinar will cover AAUP policy and recommendations pertaining to Title IX. Note to members who participated in a Title IX session at the 2016 AAUP Annual Conference or Summer Institute: this presentation is substantially similar.

Presenters: Risa Lieberwitz is AAUP general counsel and professor of labor & employment law at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University. Rana Jaleel is a member of the AAUP’s Committee on Women in the Academic Profession and an assistant professor of gender, sexuality, & women’s studies at the University of California, Davis.

Thursday, September 22 | Augsburg Civic Studies Launch: How the Idea of Citizens as Co-creators Changes our Thinking about the 2016 Election | 8:00-9:30am, Old Main 105

This first symposium of the Civic Studies Initiative will include:

  • An opening from Harry Boyte: “What Is Civic Studies?”
  • A student panel on experiences in co-creative public work
  • Michael Lansing on his civic agency history course
  • Small groups discussions on how to organize a different kind of discussion and action on the election
  • Margaret Finders on the application process for Civic Studies fellows

The September 22nd meeting of Augsburg Civic Studies will begin a discussion and action project over two years. Building on strong foundations already in place, Augsburg Civic Studies will explore how civic agency practices and ideas of co-creation can spread broadly in Augsburg curricular and co-curricular life. It addresses Goal 1 of Augsburg 2019, collaboration across programs and departments to “prepare students for civic agency in a complex world.”

RSVP for the event here.

For more on the growing international Civic Studies movement, based on the ideas of citizens as co-creators and civic agency, see http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/

This initiative is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Education Department, and the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. It is led by Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center, Margaret Finders, Chair, Education Department, and Rachel Lloyd, CTL Fellow.

Read more about the Augsburg Civic Studies Initiative.

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.

This is an event from the Diversity & Inclusion program in Campus Activities. For more information about this workshop, contact Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Staff at diversity@augsburg.edu.

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

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.

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

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

Faculty and staff are invited to join a seminar conversation on an excerpt of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning Between the World and Me.  Contact Mara at ctl@augsburg.edu to RSVP and receive a PDF of the reading.

Thursday, September 29 | Interfaith Ally Training | 12:00-1:40pm | Lindell 202

Religious diversity is growing in our nation. As our campus become more religiously diverse, it’s essential to engage in interfaith dialogue and understanding. This workshop will explore how religious literacy and interfaith understanding can be effectively nurtured on our campus and our neighborhood. The workshop includes: current religious demographics for Augsburg students, case studies, best practices and local resources. Come prepared to engage one another in reflection and small group discussion.

This event is sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion.

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


August 2016

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

Evening orientation for new adjuncts and part-time faculty members.

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.

Thursday, August 25 | Department Assessment Workshop | 10:00am-12:00pm, Marshall Room

This workshop will be focusing on what departments need to work on during the 2016-2017 year for assessment. The HLC response to our May report desires to see more connection between department and institutional assessment. We will talk about what this means at the workshop. In addition, we will also be beginning a map of institutional outcomes in general education. All faculty – not just departmental assessment coordinators – are encouraged to come. Coffee and snacks will be provided!

May 2016

May Workshops at a Glance

Wednesday, May 4 | Grad Faculty Workshop | 9:00am-1:00pm, Marshall Room

The Grad Council has been discussing ways to engage the campus more generally in conversations around graduate  teaching and program support. The current conversations around the university question have contributed to our discussion. In December, there was a joint meeting of the Grad Council and the GAAC to talk about common issues.  At that meeting both groups expressed support for more activities that would bring all faculty members who teach graduate courses together for further work that advances our programs.

Toward that end, on May 4 there will be a graduate faculty workshop in the Marshall Room.  The day will start about 9am and will go through lunch — finishing about 1pm.  There will be another e-mail to follow that has more details regarding the topics and agenda, but for now, we are asking factuly from all graduate programs to mark their calendars and join us that day.

Please contact Jolee Lilja, the MAL Program Coordinator if you can attend (liljaj@augsburg.edu).  If you have questions, please contact your graduate program director.

Thursday, May 5 | Creating an Inclusive Campus  | 8:30am-12:00pm, Hoversten Chapel

Working to create an environment where students can be affirmed in the wholeness of their identities is working to create a space where students can truly flourish. This year’s CIC Conference will focus on five common ideologies that well-meaning faculty and staff hold that contribute to the marginalization of underrepresented students. The format will consist of lecture and small and large group discussion.

Please register here.

CIC 2016 Schedule:

8:30-9:00 am: Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 am: Welcome Remarks
9:10-10:30 am: Workshop Session 1 – Joanne K. Reeck
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45 am-11:50 am: Workout Session 2 – Joanne K. Reeck
11:50 am-12:00 pm: Closing and Release for Lunch
12:00 pm: Lunch and Optional Table Discussions – Commons

Note: This workshop will closely follow the content of the Creating Inclusive Spaces Workshop offered through the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. If you have attended the Creating Inclusive Spaces Workshop for the Certificate Program, you may not find it useful to attend this workshop.

Thursday, May 5 | AugSem Training | 1:00-3:00pm, Kennedy 303/305

All faculty are invited!

Monday, May 9 | All-Hands Summit | 8:30-11:15, Si Melby Hall

Coffee and conversation at 8:30, program at 9:00. The program will include a report from the Board and updates on key initiatives, a Q&A, and 500 Ideas on Diversity & Inclusion. See the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg for more information.

Monday, May 9 | Scholarship Support and Strategies Workshop | 1:00-3:30pm, OGC 100

Three 40 min. roundtable presentations about Augsburg resources that support faculty research: (1) Demystifying IRB, (2) Funding Sources, (3) Grant-Writing Assistance, (4) Qualtrics Survey Tools.

Tuesday, May 10 | Institutional Assessment Workshop | East Commons, 9:00am-3:00pm

In the morning, AASC will present recommendations to faculty to consider based on Oral Communication and Quantitative Reasoning data collected in 2014-15 and will be providing space for faculty to consider action. Lunch will be served from noon to 1pm. The afternoon will highlight the plans for data collection for the 2016-2017 year and faculty will be asked to contribute in mapping Institutional Learning Outcomes at the Institutional Level.

Wednesday, May 11 | Writing Across the Curriculum: What Students Learn in Effective Writing and How Departments Can Build On It | Marshall Room, 9:30am-12:00pm

As stated in our Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes, Augsburg faculty are committed to teaching students critical reading – “to construct coherent, polished and persuasive arguments, narratives and explications in written, oral and other formats.” At this workshop led by the English department, faculty will discuss the role of writing in the curriculum. What is Effective Writing, and how should it prepare students as writers coming out of ENL 111?

Thursday, May 12 | Grant Recognition Lunch | 12:00-1:00pm, Urness Balcony

The purpose of this event is to celebrate a successful year in grant seeking! This event is open to all, but especially suited to faculty who are interested in or currently seeking grant funding to support their scholarship. Attendees will enjoy a lovely meal while hearing about our record breaking year in grant seeking and learning about the current research and scholarly activities on campus. Please RSVP to swift@augsburg.edu.

Sunday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 17 | Scholarly Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix

There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship.

Tuesday, May 17 | ICD Working Group | 9:00-12:00pm, OGC 103

Starting on the 17th, recipients of the Integrated Course Design Grant will meet from 9-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays over two weeks.

Wednesday, May 18 | 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.

Wednesday, May 18 | Faculty Ally Training | 1:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

This session will focus on strategies for creating welcoming, inclusive, and equitable classrooms and curricula for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) students.  Faculty will discuss best practices to address inequities LGBTQIA students face, as well as ways of addressing discrimination and bias in class.

Thursday, May 19 | AAUP Faculty Handbook Discussion, followed by AAUP Meeting | 12:00-3:00pm, Marshall Room

We appeal to it, we debate its contents, and sometimes we even willfully ignore it. Faculty handbooks remain a crucial component of faculty-centered governance in higher education. Yet most of us only consult ours occasionally. Join us as we explore the history, significance, status, and features of Augsburg’s Faculty Handbook. You can be sure it will foster a spirited discussion. The AAUP meeting following with discussion will begin at 2:00.

Friday, May 20 | CTP Portfolio Workshop | 9:00-12:00pm, OGC 201 (new location)

This tenure and review portfolio workshop is intended to help faculty prepare for Third-Year, Tenure, Promotion, and other scheduled reviews, with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. Faculty will share pragmatic advice about the process and purpose of review, interpretations of the expectations by level of review, and ideas and examples for writing a personal statement, building a portfolio, and organizing materials on Moodle. Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg.  All faculty are welcome, with a special invitation for faculty up for a scheduled review in 2016-17 or 2017-18.

April 2016

Tuesday, April 5 | Writing across the Curriculum: Providing Effective Feedback on Student Writing | 8:30am-10:00am, Christensen Center Augsburg Room

Led by Augsburg professors in the English department. All faculty are invited to attend.  These workshops, organized by Gen Ed and CTL, promise useful teaching strategies for both new and seasoned faculty, taught by our own local experts.

Wednesday, April 6 | Native American Film Series | Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers | Reception at 6:15pm, Film Screening at 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

Elle-Máijá is Kainai First Nation as well as Sámi from northern Norway. She was recently presented with the  2014 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for her work as an emerging filmmaker and her most recent short Bihttoš (which received part of its grant funding from the BC Arts Council) was included in the 2014 TIFF Top Ten Canadian Shorts and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Seattle International Film Festival. She was nominated for a 2015 Leo award for her performance in Not Indian Enough and she was also recently included in the CBC list “Indigenous Youth Leaders: 5 Under 30 to Watch in 2015.” For more information, visit the Native American Film Series website.

Wednesday, April 6 | Scholarship Tapas | 3:45-5:15pm, Marshall Room

This event is designed to provide an opportunity for the Augsburg community to learn about the variety of faculty research projects. We have intentionally named the event Scholarship Tapas to underscore that each invited faculty member will be given 5-10 minutes to outline your research – a tapas tasting, if you will! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about colleagues’ research in an informal, roundtable discussion format. Please join us in celebrating your fellow colleagues’ work!

Monday, April 11 | Creating Inclusive Spaces | 3:00pm-5:00pm, Marshall Room

What role do race and culture play in and out of the classroom on our campus? Are inclusive spaces enough? In this workshop, participants will discuss how to create more inclusive spaces while examining the ever present aspects of race and culture. Participants will also dig deeper into the intersection of race and culture within identities and critically examine the difference between welcoming and tokenizing students in various campus spaces taught and/or managed by faculty and staff. Using data from the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Survey and the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Focus Groups, which highlight the experiences of over 800 day undergraduate, graduate, and adult undergraduate students, participants will examine the ways in which students feel either included or excluded in campus spaces, and whether inclusion itself is enough. From there, participants will discuss specific and tangible approaches faculty and staff can use to create truly inclusive spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Tuesday, April 19 | AAUP Webinar on Intellectual Property and University Copyright Policies | 2:30-3:30pm, OGC 100

AAUP and CTL invite you to participate a webinar on intellectual property and university copyright policies. The session will address how copyright law interacts with copyright policies, identify how these interactions affect professor ownership and use of copyrighted works, and apply these concepts through the use of hypothetical situations. The webinar will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 19, 2:30-3:30 PM in OGC 100. For more information, please contact Elise Marubbio.

Wednesday, April 20 | The Corporatization of Academia and the Future of Higher Education | 1:00-2:00pm, OGC 100

The past decade has seen a dramatic nationwide shift in the structure of colleges and universities. From dwindling tenure line positions in favor of less costly contingent labor, to altered financial priorities, what will the future of higher education look like? Are we seeing the beginning of the “new normal” model of academia? How will we, as faculty, best continue to serve our students in this changing environment? Come share your thoughts, or just to hear the thoughts of your faculty colleagues, at a panel discussion sponsored by CTL and AAUP.

Wednesday, April 20 | Bibliographic Software Demo | 3:15-4:15pm in Lindell 202

A three-person panel – James Vela-McConnell, Mike Bloomberg, and Mike Schock – will demo and share their experiences with Cotero, EndNote, Mendeley, and RefWorks. Organized by Nathan Lind of the E-Learning Team.

Thursday, April 21 | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am in the 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 Mike Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.


 

March 2016

Wednesday, March 2 | AugStories: On Being a Scholar | 10:40-11:40am, OGC 100

Take an hour to listen to, learn from, and support three of your esteemed colleagues as they share personal narratives behind their scholarship. Hear tales of  passion and adventure, trial and tribulation, and perhaps even good fortune and success! Each scholar will present for 15 minutes. Coffee will be served.

Tuesday, March 8  | From Microinequities (Microaggressions) to Inclusion | 12:00pm-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”. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Wednesday, March 23 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 8:00am-11:00am, 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 Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

Please register here.

Tuesday, March 29  | Active Reading: How to Teach It Well (AVID)  | 12:00-1:30pm and 3:30-5:00pm, OGC 100

Led by Religion professor Lori Brandt Hale. Explore ways to help students plan for reading, connect reading to prior knowledge, and increase reading comprehension.  Skills such as ‘marking the text,’ constructing/deconstructing reading prompts, and ‘pausing to connect’ will be modeled and discussed.

All faculty are invited to attend.  These workshops, organized by Gen Ed and CTL, promise useful teaching strategies for both new and seasoned faculty, taught by our own local experts.

Wednesday, March 30  | 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.

Wednesday, March 30  | Navigating Hot Topics: The Civic Agency Approach to Constructive Engagement and Discussion  | 9:00am-10:30am, Marshall Room, Christensen Center

Faculty, students and staff are invited to a lively and productive discussion about “Navigating Hot Button Topics” with Harry Boyte and others from the Sabo Center. Building on conversations initiated by Doug Green, Jacqueline deVries and others at Augsburg, we will hear about people’s experiences with controversies in teaching, discuss the current debates about free speech, “coddling,” and “safe spaces,” and look at what an approach based on civic agency and “free spaces” might contribute. We hope this contributes to a growing public culture of exchange and learning on the campus about these questions, which are central to our education and democratic purposes. Co-sponsored by the Sabo Center and CTL.

Thursday, March 31 | Language Conversations | 12:00-1:00pm and 3:30-4:30pm, Lindell 301

Join the Gen Ed Review Team and LCCS faculty to discuss the role of language study in our undergraduate curriculum. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.


 

February 2016

Wednesday, February 10 | Striving for an Inclusive Faculty: Discussion of James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” | 9:30-11:00am, Marshall Room

This event will explore the aims of education in a democracy, and do so through a democratic discussion structure, the Paideia Seminar.  All faculty & staff are invited to participate. Please RSVP to ctl@augsburg.edu to receive a copy of the reading in advance of the event.

Thursday, February 11 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-noon in the 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.

To register for this workshop, click here. Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services.

Friday, February 12 | Intersex 101 | 10:00-11:30am in the Marshall Room

This workshop will provide participants knowledge around understanding supporting and advocating for intersex communities, as well as understanding the importance between systems of sex and gender. For more information, contact Mike Grewe at grewe@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Tuesday, February 16 | Teaching on the Banks of the Mississippi: Reflections on the River Semester with Joe Underhill | 3:30-5:00pm, OGC 100

Join colleagues to hear Joe Underhill reflect on the unique teaching experience of leading students down the Mississippi River – Minnesota to Louisiana – on the River Semester in fall 2015.

Wednesday, February 17 | Articulate Storyline: Online Content Delivery, Formative Assessment, and Concept Integration | 3:15-4:15pm, Marshall Room

Come discuss how the e-learning tool Storyline can build flexible and durable flipped classroom materials and see how it has been implemented into two general education science courses. Dr. Annika Moe, U of M Dept. of Biology and Dr. Ben Stottrup, Dept. of Physics will demonstrate.

Wednesday, February 17 | Creating Inclusive Spaces | 9:00am-11:00am, Marshall Room

What role do race and culture play in and out of the classroom on our campus? Are inclusive spaces enough? In this workshop, participants will discuss how to create more inclusive spaces while examining the ever present aspects of race and culture. Participants will also dig deeper into the intersection of race and culture within identities and critically examine the difference between welcoming and tokenizing students in various campus spaces taught and/or managed by faculty and staff. Using data from the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Survey and the 2014 Augsburg College Student Inclusion Focus Groups, which highlight the experiences of over 800 day undergraduate, graduate, and adult undergraduate students, participants will examine the ways in which students feel either included or excluded in campus spaces, and whether inclusion itself is enough. From there, participants will discuss specific and tangible approaches faculty and staff can use to create truly inclusive spaces. For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here.

Monday, February 22 | Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners MOOC Begins

Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners is a free 6-week professional development course available that will help you gain a better understanding of accessibility as a civil rights issue and develop the knowledge and skills you need to design learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments.

Audience: Anyone may enroll and participate in the MOOC (Mass Open Online Course). It has been designed for faculty and staff in higher education at any type or level of institution.

Register at Canvas Network.

Wednesday, February 24 | Critical Thinking: How to Teach It Well | 12:00-1:00pm and 3:30-4:30pm, OGC 103

Led by Religion professor Mary Lowe. In this workshop faculty will be briefly introduced to Bloom and Costa’s models of critical thinking. Faculty are asked to bring an assignment, quiz, exam, or activity that they are currently using and then we will work on integrating the prompts and levels of critical thinking into these assignments or exams.

All faculty are invited to attend.  These workshops, organized by Gen Ed and CTL, promise useful teaching strategies for both new and seasoned faculty, taught by our own local experts.

Thursday, February 25 | Using Difficult Discussion in the Classroom to Enhance Students’ Higher-Order Thinking Skills | 3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100

Many courses offer students and faculty the opportunity to discuss difficult issues and enhance student learning through the intellectual give-and-take of an engaged conversation, but what if those conversations turn personal or angry? How can you assist learners to actively challenge and engage ideas and issues, not each other (or you)? This workshop is intended to assist participants in identifying their goals for using classroom discussions and then discuss models for how to teach learners how to productively engage in difficult discussions.

January 2016

Thursday, January 7 | Wellness Workshop | 9:30-3:00pm, Kennedy 303/305

This workshop will introduce data on Augsburg students’ mental health, share current policies and best practices for supporting students, and – importantly – focus on ideas for developing course content to teach the many dimensions of well-being. Your colleagues will share examples of how they incorporate wellness into Music, Psychology, History, and other courses.

Please RSVP for lunch to kilgorem@augsburg.edu.

Wednesday, January 13 | Use Your Moodle | 9:00am-3:00pm | Lindell 202

Thursday, January 14 | Use Your Moodle | 8:30-9:30am and 11:00am-noon | Lindell 202

The E-Learning Team wants you to know that we are ready, willing, and available to help you with your Moodle courses. Here are just a few of the things we can assist you with:

-Organizing your Moodle gradebook

-Simplfying attendance: taking and tracking class participation

-Streamlining the grading process with Moodle rubrics and assignments

-Tracking student activity (and notifying inattentive students) using Moodle reports

In addition to providing individual consultations, the team has created the Faculty Moodle Resource site. Here you will find explicit instructions on creating and managing your Moodle courses as well as a Q&A forum for Moodle questions.

Tuesday, January 19 | So, Your Colleague Wants You to Observe Their Teaching: Tools for Conducting Peer Observations | 3:40-4:40pm, Lindell 202

Join Peg Finders and Tim Pippert learn how to best prepare for and conduct peer observations.

Thursday, January 21 | Evaluation vs. Assessment: What’s the Difference and Why Should I Care? | 11:30am-12:30pm, Marshall Room

Friday, January 22 | 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: If possible, this workshop should be taken prior to “From Microinequities to Inclusion.” For more information about this workshop, contact Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

Please register here.

Tuesday, January 26 | Intercultural Conflict Styles | 3:45pm-6:45pm, 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 Joanne K. Reeck at reeck@augsburg.edu.

Please register here.

Thursday, January 27 | WISE 2016: Enhancing Intercultural Learning at Home and Abroad

Registration closes on January 27 for this four-day professional development institute on February 3 – 5, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the event website to read workshop descriptions and to register. Faculty can apply for a travel grant at on the CTL Grants page.

Thursday, January 28 | Called to Scholarship with Michael Lansing | 4:00-5:30pm, OGC 100

Join CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation for the Spring 2016 “Called to Scholarship” talk. Michael Lansing, Professor of History, will showcase his new book Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics and share his ideas of what it means to be a teacher-scholar-citizen. The title of Michael’s talk is “Insurgent Democracy: New Visions of the Nonpartisan League.”

December 2015

Tuesday, December 8 | LAF Review: An Overview – What’s Working? What’s Not? | 12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:30pm, Marshall Room

Faculty are invited to join the Gen Ed Review Team in a discussion of what’s working in Gen Ed and what’s not.

Bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided! The second session will be a continuation of earlier discussions. Refreshments, snacks, and cheese will be provided.

Moodle Help Sessions with the E-Learning Team

Thursday, December 10 | 1:00-3:00pm, Lindell 202
Friday, December 11 | 1:00-3:00, Sverdrup 102
Tuesday, December 15 | 2:00-3:30, Sverdrup 102
Wednesday, December 16 | 12:00-1:30, Sverdrup 102

Need some help organizing your Moodle gradebook or prepping your Moodle courses for Spring Semester? Drop in bring your questions and concerns to one (or more) of the following open sessions and let a member of the E-Learning team assist you.

November 2015

Monday, November 2 | AugStories: On Being and Becoming a Professor | 10:30-11:30am, OGC 100.

Panel featuring Augsburg faculty Nishesh Chalise, Darcey Engen, and Dean Seal.

Wednesday, November 4 | Asexuality 101 | 10:00-11:30am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, November 5 | Ally Training II | 9:00-11:00am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, November 5 | Historical Trauma: Carrying the Bones of Our Ancestors | 1:30-3:00pm, Marshall Room

The Center for Wellness and Counseling and American Indian Student Services invite you to this faculty and staff workshop led by CWC Convocation speaker Antony Stately.

Please RSVP for the workshop to Jennifer Simon, simonj@augsburg.edu.

Wednesday, November 11 | New Faculty Orientation Series | Religion at Augsburg, with Pastor Sonja Hagander and Marty Stortz, Professor of Religion | 12:15pm-1:15pm, Campus Ministry Seminar Room, Foss 110

All are invited to bring a lunch to this brown bag session! Jointly sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Thursday, November 12 | Interactional Teaching: Creating a Culture of Shared Responsibility in the Classroom  | 11:30-12:30pm, Marshall Room.

How can we motivate students so they persist? This workshop will provide you with some practical and easy to implement techniques that promote motivation. We will discuss and practice using social interaction and formative assessment techniques designed to provide feedback and motivate your students (and maybe even motivate you too).  From giving students choices to using CATS, you are sure to find a little something you can even apply this semester!

Thursday, November 12 | Heritage Day Presentation and Dinner | 4:45-7:00pm in the Marshall Room

The 2015 Heritage Day presentation will feature two Augsburg alumnae. Augsburg College Heritage Day (also known as “Founders Day”) is a joint venture of the Augsburg College Christensen Center for Vocation, the Augsburg College Religion Department, and the Augsburg College Office of the President. More information about the history of Heritage Day can be found on the Department of Religion’s website.

Please RSVP for this event here.

Wednesday, November 18 | Christensen Vocation Lunch with Mary Laurel True11:10am-12:25pmEast Commons

Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on his/her sense of call and life journey. Join the CCV on November 18 as Mary Laurel True, Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning, will reflect on her vocational journey. Her “True” calling has involved 25 years serving Augsburg and the surrounding community.

Spaces are limited – please RSVP here.

Thursday, November 19 | “Swivl” Camera Demonstration  | 2:00-2:30pm, Lindell 202.

Learn about the “Swivl” camera, a tool for self-observation in the classroom. The swivl and iPad mini, jointly purchased by CTL and IT, can be used for conducting a teaching observation of yourself, recording a course session for a colleague to review at a later time, recording flipped classroom instruction, or to practice a presentation before a conference.

Monday, November 23 | Striving for an Inclusive Faculty | 10:30-11:30am, Lindell 301.

Contact ctl@augsburg.edu to receive the reading “Faculty of Color Teaching in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities.”  Then join an initial conversation about this text, to contextualize the experiences of faculty of color, and explore our  goals for true inclusivity.  A CTL Coffee Discussion (BYOM).

October 2015

Thursday, October 1 | Ally Training I | 9:00am-noon in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, October 1 | Technology Tapas | 3:00-4:00pm in East Commons, Christensen Center

Studies on retention stress the importance of providing students with frequent feedback concerning their progress. But how does the busy faculty member provide regular, meaningful feedback to students without generating an unsustainable grading workload? Come to this one hour “Tech Tapas” and learn how your Augsburg faculty colleagues are harnessing learning technologies (audio/video, online advanced grading functions, the Moodle Attendance/Participation and Gradebook and polling tools) to provide substantive feedback in sustainable ways. Hosted by the E-Learning Team.

Friday, October 2 | Trans 101 | 9:00-11:00am in the Marshall Room

Sponsored by LGBTQIA Student Services. Please RSVP here.

Friday, October 2 | Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education | 2:00-4:00pm at the U of M, 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

Augsburg faculty are invited to attend this year’s Josef A. Mestenhauser Lecture titled The Freedom to Be: International Education and Crossing Borders and featuring Hanneke Teekens, a globally recognized scholar in international education from the Netherlands. International education is about crossing borders to find oneself and others. We do this by crossing physical borders, but often the most important borders are those in our heads. In her lecture, Hanneke will explore the relationship between international education and freedom and the connection with themes of identity and cultural awareness.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website. Please contact Elizabeth Schwartz at the U of M with questions.

Thursday, October 8th | Free Webinar on Competency-Based Education | 1:00 pm, Location of your choice

Competency-Based Education (CBE) can allow students to complete credentials in less time, at lower cost, and with a focus on real learning that leads to greater employability. But the CBE learning model represents a radical departure from traditional instructional approaches. How can schools ensure a highly collaborative design process to create a sustainable and scalable system that will support learners and learning achievement?

This webinar will present a detailed playbook to help institutions identify the best strategy for launching a successful CBE program. In addition, we will provide an in-depth look at effective change management practices used by two different institutions in launching their CBE programs.

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=1037270&sessionid=1&key=E76F4A7AA3248AC531F6D69D495A1363&sourcepage=register

Thursday, October 15 | MEA Keynote: “In Pursuit of Equity” | 11:00am, Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Downtown St. Paul

Sociologist and UCLA education professor Pedro Noguera is one the nation’s leading experts on what it takes to foster true equity in our public schools. Noguera is the director of the Center for the Study of School Transformation.  Join with our P-12 colleagues to hear Noguera speak at the MEA conference on Thursday, Oct. 15.

As a local follow-up, we invite faculty from all departments to coffee and conversation regarding the partnership work we are doing or would like to be doing with P-12 schools, and how these efforts strive to close the opportunity gaps in the Twin Cities. See the event “In Pursuit of Our Common Interests” below.

For more information, see the following article by Noguera and the MEA event website:

Monday, October 19 | In Pursuit of Our Common Interests | 10:30-11:30am, Lindell 301

What are ways the opportunity gaps in P-12 education impact and shape our work at Augsburg?   We invite participants from all departments to coffee and conversation about our efforts to close the opportunity gaps on our campus. See article. A CTL Coffee Discussion (BYOM).

Monday, October 19 | New Faculty Orientation Series | Called to Scholarship with Joan Kunz, Professor of Chemistry | 3:45-5:00 pm, Marshall Room

Join us for Joan’s session, “The Seasons of a Scholar’s Calling: Reflections at Mid-Career.” Refreshments will be served. Jointly sponsored by CTL and the Christensen Center for Vocation.

Tuesday, October 20 | Hmong Women Together Community Speaker Series | Hmong in Education and Politics | 5:15-7:00pm, OGC 100

The first speaker in Hmong Women Together’s community speaker series is Sia Her, Executive Director at the Minnesota State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. She is a 2004 Political Science graduate from Macalester College. She went on to receive her Masters of Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. A dinner of Laotian and Chinese food will be provided. Please RSVP to Pa-Loo Lor at lorp@augsburg.edu.

Wednesday, October 21 | Native American Film Series | First Light: Sisters of Sunrise | Reception at 6:15pm, Film Screening at 7:00pm, Sateren Auditorium

The first event in this year’s Native American Film Series features a special screening of films that explore the power women filmmakers have as keepers of our genesis and creators of legacy and legend. The event is hosted by filmmaker Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) and includes selected work of other Indigenous women filmmakers and animators. This event is free and open to the public. Join us at the reception at 6:15pm. The screening begins at 7:00pm. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow. Please visit the Native American Film Series website for more information.

Thursday, October 22 | New Faculty Orientation Series with Jacqui deVries, Director of General Education and Professor of History | 11:30am – 1:00pm, Lindell 202

Gen Ed: What Is It and What Do I Need To Know? Though this session is designed for new faculty, all are welcome.

Thursday, October 22 | Get Ahead By Going Abroad: The Importance of being a Global Citizen in the 21st Century Workforce | 2:00pm, Chapel

Students often hear claims that an off-campus experience (like an internship or study abroad) is life changing, transformational, and all around good for you and your resume. But why is this? Stacie Berdan, a world-wide leader and expert in Global Education, will be on campus presenting on this very topic. Stacie will focus on how going global is a mindset, why today’s workers need global skills to compete, whether at home or abroad, and the steps students can take to become a global thinker. She will tie in how international/off campus experiences can help students grow in self-awareness, which can propel them forward in their pursuit of meaningful work, and emphasize the idea that gaining global skills/mindset is an important part of college, regardless of major. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this interactive and fun presentation.

Sponsored by the Center for Global Education and Experience & the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.

Friday, October 23 | Engaged Department Workshop | 9:00am-4:00pm, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This event sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Minnesota Campus Compact is open to departmental teams (or individual participants) from any campus interested in integrating civic and community engagement into departmental research and teaching activities. Participants will hear from Andy Furco and leaders in a variety of academic departments that have already planned, implemented, and evaluated strategic initiatives that advanced the integration of public engagement, and will consider opportunities to deepen engaged learning and scholarship in their own contexts.

The Sabo Center will cover registration fees for any Augsburg faculty interested in attending. Please visit the event website for more information and to register by October 15.

Monday, October 26 | “Swivl” Camera Demonstration | 2:00-2:30pm, Lindell 202

Learn about the “Swivl” camera, a tool for self-observation in the classroom. The swivl and iPad mini, jointly purchased by CTL and IT, can be used for conducting a teaching observation of yourself, recording a course session for a colleague to review at a later time, recording flipped classroom instruction, or to practice a presentation before a conference.

Wednesday, October 28 | Adjunct Gathering | 12:45-2:00pm, Lindell 202.

Are you a new adjunct faculty member at Augsburg?  Are you an experienced adjunct?  Are you somewhere in-between?  Come meet other adjunct faculty members and share your experiences!  What’s working for you?  What resources would you like to learn about from other adjuncts?  Are there ways you can collaborate?  Stop by Lindell 202 on Wednesday, October 28 between 12:45-2:00 for light refreshment and conversations with your colleagues. Jointly sponsored by CTL and the Adjunct Task Force.

Thursday, October 29 | Intervention Strategies to Help Struggling Students | 3:40-4:40pm, OGC 100.

It’s mid-term and there are a few students in your courses whom you feel are “slipping away.” It’s not because they’re not bright enough…rather they aren’t handing in work, they seem puzzled about what assignments are due and when, and seem to be at high risk for failing. We’ve all had these sorts of situations. What do you do?
This informal roundtable discussion will give participants an opportunity to discuss and problem-solve about these sorts of situations and how to provoke greater motivation and attention to detail in your lagging students. Several Augsburg faculty members will share interventions and strategies they have tried. An opportunity for problem sharing and problem strategizing will also be facilitated by the session leaders.

September 2015

Thursday, September 10 | Tour of Target Field | 5:00-7:00pm

Faculty and Staff, join us for the first CTL event of the year. This event will introduce participants to two local institutions as well as provide time to get better acquainted with colleagues.

Professor Kristin Anderson of the Art Department will lead us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Target Field. The tour will include the Roof Deck, Metropolitan Club, Legends Club, Press Box, Champions Club, and the Visitor’s Clubhouse. The tour will start and end at Gate 6, right next to the light rail platform. After the tour, we’ll head to the Fulton Brewery for some social time. CTL will pay for the tour, but not (sorry) the Fulton beverages.

Wednesday, September 30 | Christensen Symposium and Humanities & Fine Arts Convocation with Richard Rodriquez | 10:00-11:00am in Hoversten Chapel

See the Christensen Symposium website for more information.

August 2015

Tuesday, August 18 | Coaching Skills for Leaders and Managers | Macalester College

Monday, August 24 | New Faculty Orientation | 8:30am-5:30pm in OGC 100

Tuesday, August 25 | New Part-Time Faculty Orientation | 5:30-9:00pm in OGC 100

May 2015 Workshops

Wednesday, May 6 | Teaching and Technology Workshop | 9:00am-Noon in SVE 201 & 206

This workshop will feature a menu of in-classroom and on-line tools to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness. Tools such as VoiceThread, Video Streaming, and AirPlay will be featured. Sponsored by CTL and led by the Augsburg E-Learning Team. (This is not a Moodle workshop!)

Thursday, May 7 | Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop  | 8:30am-Noon in Hoversten Chapel

As part of Augsburg’s commitment to being a welcoming place for all, you are invited to join your colleagues for the Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference. Dr. Buffy Smith, University of St. Thomas professor of sociology and author of Mentoring At-Risk Students through the Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, please refer to the workshop description and agenda. Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and CTL.

Thursday, May 7 | Mid-career Faculty Workshop | 1:00-3:30pm in OGC 111

“Living Into Tenure: Mid-Career Faculty and the Teacher-Scholar Life”

Post-tenure faculty have moved into a new phase of their vocational journey – the phase of “having arrived.” The absence of the clear goals of our previous years, a PhD and tenure, can be both exciting and daunting. In this session, we ask faculty members who are post-tenure to join us in a discussion about the road ahead.  In many ways, we are a cohort of leaders for the college, balancing our ambitions within our discipline, our family and community commitments with those of the college we care for.  How will we grow as individuals to maximize the most productive years of our career?  How can Augsburg provide an institutional culture and framework that provides us diversity in opportunity, innovation in our teaching and research, and a pathway into full professorship and emeriti status?

Friday, May 8 | Preparing for Promotion and Review Workshop | 9:00am-Noon in OGC 103

The purpose of this workshop is to help faculty prepare for Third-Year, Tenure, Promotion, and other scheduled reviews, with special focus on ways to demonstrate effective teaching at Augsburg. This faculty development workshop will offer insight on the purpose of review, pragmatic advice about the process, interpretation of the expectations by level of review, ideas and examples for writing a personal statement and building a portfolio, and an opportunity to network with other faculty preparing for reviews.  Bring your questions and come prepared to participate actively in reflection and discussion about our work as faculty at Augsburg.  All faculty are welcome, with a special invitation for faculty up for a scheduled review in 2015-16 or 2016-17. Sponsored by CTL.

Friday, May 8 | AAUP Sponsored Lunch | 9:00am-Noon in OGC 103

Join your faculty colleagues for a free lunch sponsored by the AAUP.  Open to all Augsburg Faculty.  An AAUP chapter meeting will follow the lunch.

Monday, May 11 | All Hands Planning Summit | 9:00am-Noon in Si Melby Gym

The goal of this summit to open up a wider campus conversation on Augsburg’s future, with a particular focus on the second dimension of Augsburg’s strategic plan—Augsburg’s reputation and identity: Augsburg is at the table, framed by a presentation from Susan Brower, Minnesota’s state demographer.

We’ll hear responses to Ms. Brower’s presentation from Dr. Jacqui deVries, Director of General Education and Professor of History—what might these demographic trends mean for Augsburg’s academic program?—and from Joanne Reeck, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Campus Activities and Orientation—what might these demographic trends mean for Augsburg as a community?  President Paul Pribbenow will share some remarks on what these demographic trends might mean for Augsburg’s role in the region. Afterward, you’ll be invited to engage in some table conversation to explore concrete next steps.

In preparation for this time together, it’s recommended that you read this excellent article from the Brookings Institution.

Monday, May 11 | Gender and Sexuality Inclusivity Workshop | 1:00-3:00pm in the Marshall Room

This interactive workshop will provide faculty with tools to promote gender and sexuality inclusiveness in the classroom. Facilitators will share results from the recent campus diversity and inclusiveness survey, discuss terminology, specific examples of classroom inclusion practices, work through common classroom scenarios, and provide information about gender and sexuality resources at Augsburg.

All Augsburg faculty from across the college are welcome to attend, regardless of whether or not they have completed Ally Training.

Sponsored by CTL; led by Adriane Brown and Michael Grewe.

Tuesday, May 12 | Assessment Workshop I (Faculty) | 9:00am-4:30pm in KEN 303/305

Faculty should attend and work in their departments.

9:00am-Noon > Writing and Critical Thinking Action Planning

Noon-1:30pm > Working Lunch on Scaffolding Learning and Assessment

1:30-4:30pm > Major Assessment Outcome Mapping and Scaffolding.

Wednesday, May 13 | Assessment Workshop II (Faculty) | 9:00am-4:30pm in East Commons

Faculty should attend.

9:00am-Noon > Mapping the New Institutional Learning Outcomes across the curriculum (AugSem, LAF, Core, and Signature)

Noon-1:30pm > Working Lunch on AAC&U Value Rubrics

1:30-4:30pm > Professional Development for Teaching Global Learning and Civic Engagement and Rubric Training.

Thursday, May 14 | Increasing Access in Your Courses: A Practical Approach (Faculty) | 8:30-Noon in the Kennedy 305

Faculty should attend to learn and discuss how to increase instructional and educational accessibility.

Bring a syllabus for a course that you would like to work on.

Thursday, May 14 | Co-curriculum Assessment Workshop (Staff) | 9:00am-4:30pm in KEN 303/305

Interested Staff should attend. 8:30 am- noon: Mapping of Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes in Programs; 3 year Assessment Plan for Co-Curricular Assessment

Thursday, May 14 | Assessment Best Practices Working Lunch (Faculty and Staff) | Noon-1:30pm in KEN 303/305

Faculty and Staff engaged in assessment of student learning should attend. Noon-1:30 pm: Measuring Advances in Student Learning

Sunday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 19 |  Scholarly Writing Retreat | 2:00pm – 2:00pm (48 hours) at Dunrovin Retreat Center

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.  Space is limited.  Sign-up with Tim Pippert (pippert@augsburg.edu)

Monday, May 18 | Inquiry-based Hybrid Course Design Workshop | 9:00-11:30am in OGC 113

“Creating an Inquiry-Based Approach to Hybrid Teaching and Learning”

Blended learning has become the dominant paradigm in 21st century higher education. In a recent edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks dedicated to blended learning, researchers Laumakis, Graham & Dziuban (2009) state that “… the impact of blended learning is potentially monumental – permanently changing how students interact with higher education …” (p.86). An inquiry-based approach to learning is based on John Dewey’s (1933) philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner. This session will provide participants with a “hands on” opportunity to design inquiry-based learning activities that engage students and align with the learning outcomes for a hybrid course or program at Augsburg College.

Wednesday, May 20 | Brain Development & Civic Agency: Keys to Student Success | 9:30am-3:30pm in KEN 303/305

This workshop will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Stephanie Carlson, a nationally recognized researcher in child development and executive function, affiliated with the Child Development Center at the University of Minnesota. Carlson will then engage in a roundtable discussion with Harry Boyte, from the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, about how college curriculum can develop students’ executive function. Boyte will make a case for civic agency as a key to student success. The second half of the day will feature break-out sessions on developing civic agency across the curriculum, with a particular focus on civic science. To view videos from the event, view the Sabo Center Events Page.

Thursday, May 21 | Grant Information and Recognition Lunch | Noon-1:30pm on the Urness Patio

The purpose of this event is to celebrate a successful year in grant seeking! This event is open to all, but especially suited to faculty who are interested in or currently seeking grant funding to support their scholarship. Attendees will enjoy a lovely meal while: 1) Hearing about our record breaking year in grant seeking; 2) Learning about the current research and scholarly activities on campus; and 3) Sharing ideas and opportunities for the future.

March 2015

Speaking of Scholarship – Sabbatical Speed Orating

The CTL is hosting a Speaking of Scholarship “speed orating” event featuring the work from 2013-2014 sabbaticals. The presentations will be short and accessible across all disciplines, hence “speed orating.”  This will allow for attendees to hear about multiple research projects in an informal, round-table discussion format. Please join us in celebrating your fellow colleagues’ work.

Monday, March 30th

3:15-4:15

Marshall Room

Our Passion to Teach – Discovery and Fulfillment of Our Teaching Values, Vision, and Purpose

Author and educator, Parker Palmer states, “Community, or connectedness, is the principle behind good teaching, but different teachers with different gifts create community in surprisingly diverse ways, using widely divergent methods.”

Building on Palmer’s assertion, and reflecting on and rekindling our own passion to teach has compelled a group of us at Augsburg, led by Dave Conrad, to create and offer interactive opportunities for faculty to gather, reflect on our teaching values and purpose, and to share our discoveries, challenges, and successes in our quest to do what we love to do most – teach. Instead of just seeking gaps, errors, and flaws in teaching, our group’s spirit and intent is to discover and help fulfill what we do best.

The initial conversation will be held on Thursday, March 26th, and we will take time to articulate what “Our Passion to Teach” dialogue series should be and become. If you want to join the conversation, please come to SVE 102 from 3:45-4:45. All you need to bring is your passion to teach.

Thursday, March 26th

3:45-4:45

SVE 102

CTL Coffee Discussion – Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

Have you ever had a class session or meeting meltdown because a controversy or conflict got too hot to handle?  This CTL coffee will offer a chance to share stories, successes, and tips.  A brief presentation featuring strategies to handle “hot moments” will also be offered. In preparation for the discussion, please read Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom. While the article focuses on classroom discussions, our conversation will focus on several areas in which the moment can get heated.

Wednesday, March 25th

Lindell 202

10:30-11:30 a.m. (10:30 coffee, 10:45 discussion)

Creating Inclusive Courses

Please join your colleagues for an important workshop addressing the creation of courses that are inclusive to all out students. The workshop will be led by Dr. Timothy Lensmire, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 4th

12:30-1:30 p.m.

OGC 100

February 2015

Continuing the Conversation – Faculty and Staff Discussion of Diversity Survey Results

Tuesday, February 17th

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lindell 301

WISE 2015 Conference

Thursday and Friday, February 5-6, 2015
Pre-conference workshops: Wednesday February 4, 2015
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WISE is the premier conference focused on the development of intercultural skills and awareness during study abroad and international travel. WISE is a practitioner’s conference focused on helping faculty leaders, program coordinators, and resident staff develop the knowledge and skills they need in order to help study abroad students develop intercultural skills and awareness.

WISE is designed for faculty who lead or teach short- or long-term programs abroad, and for study abroad professionals who assist students in this important cross-cultural experience. It is a place where faculty, study abroad professionals, and other international education and assessment experts can share insights, strategies and personal experiences about intercultural competency in practical, hands-on sessions.

Managing Scholarship with a Heavy Teaching Load

Please join this CTL-sponsored coffee in which we will discuss strategies for managing your scholarship at a teaching-centered institution.

In preparation for the discussion, please read the following articles:

Writing with a Heavy Teaching Load

The Habits of Highly Productive Writers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

10:45 – 11:45

Lindell 202

January 2015

“What’s my grade?” Streamlining Student Feedback 

Join CTL, e-learning specialist Bonnie Tensen, and the academic LFCs for a workshop that addresses common pedagogical issues through technology. This workshop will provide faculty with tools for increasing student preparedness for class, decreasing students’ confusion about grading processes, and improving students’ understanding of classroom policies. Faculty will also have the opportunity to discuss their own pedagogical needs and ask about available tools.

Thursday, January 22

3:40-5:00 p.m.

SVE 206

AVID Professional Learning Sessions

Introduction to High Engagement Pedagogy (and WICOR)

Since 2009, Augsburg College has partnered with AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to support student success and provide students with tools and resources to assume responsibility for their own learning. The requisite skills for success fall under broad categories known as WICOR skills: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. This session will introduce easy-to-adopt high engagement WICOR strategies for use both in class and in preparation for class. Faculty who currently use AVID strategies will attest to the fact that these approaches are not ‘add-ons’ or one more thing to cram into an already packed syllabus, but effective ways to engage students in course content, discussions, and activities.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

3:40-5:00 p.m.

OGC 100

Fall 2014

AVID Professional Learning Sessions

Introduction to High Engagement Pedagogy (and WICOR)

Monday, Dec. 1 12:00 – 1:00 pm OGC100
Wednesday, Jan. 21 3:40 – 5:00 pm OGC100

Since 2009, Augsburg College has partnered with AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) to support student success and provide students with tools and resources to assume responsibility for their own learning. The requisite skills for success fall under broad categories known as WICOR skills: Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading. This session will introduce easy-to-adopt high engagement WICOR strategies for use both in class and in preparation for class. Faculty who currently use AVID strategies will attest to the fact that these approaches are not ‘add-ons’ or one more thing to cram into an already packed syllabus, but effective ways to engage students in course content, discussions, and activities.

Technology Workshop – Improving Student Engagement Through Feedback

Join CTL, e-learning specialist Bonnie Tensen, and the academic LFCs for a workshop that addresses common pedagogical issues through technology. This workshop will provide faculty with tools for increasing student preparedness for class, decreasing students’ confusion about grading processes, and improving students’ understanding of classroom policies. Faculty will also have the opportunity to discuss their own pedagogical needs and ask about available tools.

Monday, November 17th

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Marshall Room

CLASS Office Brown Bag Discussion

Thursday, November 13

11:30-1:00

Lindell 202

Please join Kathy McGillivray, the new director of the CLASS office, and disability specialists for a brown bag discussion.  This will be an opportunity to discuss questions, concerns, and best practices for accommodating students with disabilities in your classes. Please watch Augsburg A-mail for more details.

Diversity and Global Learning

A series of brown bag conversations with Eric Canny, new Dean of Global Education – all events will be held from 12 to 1 pm. Bring your lunch or buy it in the Commons (Gen Ed will pick up the tab.)

Wednesday, Oct. 15 Where do / can diversity and global learning intersect in the curriculum?
(Augsburg Room)

Tuesday, Nov. 11 What barriers prevent us from effectively teaching DGL? What resources and collaborations would help? (Lindell 301)

Wednesday, Dec. 3 How can we help students achieve the SLO to “explain diverse positions and collaborate effectively across social, cultural and geographic differences?” (Riverside Room)

Gen Ed Faculty Development Series – Shifting from “What do we teach?” to “What do students learn?”

Critical Thinking (assessed in 2013-14)
Tuesday, Nov. 4,  3:40 – 5:00 OGC 111 Mary Lowe / Lori Brandt-Hale / Assessment Comm.
Wednesday, Nov. 5,  3:40 – 5:00 OGC 111 Mary Lowe / Lori Brandt-Hale / Assessment Comm.
What does it mean to teach “critical thinking”? We know we emphasize it, but what strategies work best? And how do our students perform on nationally calibrated tests? In this session (repeated twice), we will review assessment data from 2013-14 and explore a variety of high-impact teaching strategies.

Adobe Connect sessions/rooms have been added so anyone can join the meeting virtually.

Wednesday: http://connect.augsburg.edu/ctl_criticalthinking_2014-11-05/

Participants through Adobe Connect will see what is being shown on the screen and be able to hear the speakers through the web cam’s microphone (we will not be using the web cam’s video). Christy Mattingly (Academic Liaison for Computing) will log into Adobe Connect on the computer to start the session as the host, then we will click “Record” at the beginning of the workshop so the presentation can be viewed at a later date/time by those unable to make this time.

If you plan on participating through Adobe Connect, please provide Christy Mattingly mattingl@augsburg.edu with your phone number in case you are unable to hear the audio.


Called to Scholarship – “Hanging Little Joe on the Suburban Ponderosa, Or, What has the Middle Ages to do with the Old West?” – Phil Adamo

Co-sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of History

October 29th

3:15-5:00 p.m.

OGC 100


CTL Book Group Discussion of  The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich 

Facilitators: Bob Cowgill (English) & Elise Marubbio (American Indian Studies)

12:20-1:30 Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and November 19 
Riverside Room, Christensen Center 

Set in 1988 on a North Dakota reservation, the 14th novel from Pulitzer finalist Louise Erdrich is the compelling story of a 13-year-old boy thrust into manhood after his mother is the victim of a brutal crime. The Star Tribune praises the book as “an artfully balanced mystery, thriller and coming-of-age story… [a] gripping tale of the effects of violence on a family.” This novel is the Many Voices Project common text used in English 111 this school year. The Reading Circle will examine Erdrich’s exploration of the lives of Native Americans and themes of violence, family, sovereignty and loss, and discuss how one facilitates discussion of these sometime difficult topics skillfully and with cultural sensitivity.

Faculty and staff may sign up for the Reading Circle and pick up a book in the Department of Nursing SC 116. Please read to p. 148 for the first session. Participants are also invited to have lunch in the cafeteria courtesy of the Batalden Endowment.

Questions can be directed to Matt Maruggi (maruggi@augsburg.edu) or Joyce Miller (millerj2@augsburg.edu).


GLOBAL LEARNING IN COLLEGE:
Cross-Cutting Capacities for 21st Century College Students

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
October 16-18, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Augsburg attendees should register for the Team Registration rate to receive a $50 discount.

For more information, please visit https://www.aacu.org/meetings/global/14/index.cfm


RACE WORKSHOP WITH PENUMBRA THEATRE

October 7, 3:40-5:40 p.m. Foss Studio

Jointly Sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning 

Faculty and Staff – You are invited to participate in Penumbra Theatre Company’s RACE Workshop. As part of Augsburg’s commitment to being a welcoming place for all, this workshop is designed to continue the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as build upon the momentum generated through the Creating an Inclusive Campus Conference. During this two-hour session, you will participate in a variety of activities that facilitate the exploration of your identity and the examination how your sense of self affects your perception of others. Monologues by Penumbra’s performance artists will help us hone in on the things that nurture or hinder human connection. By participating in this workshop, we hope to give you some tools to foster a deeper connection with students by first giving you the space to deeply connect with your own self.

Space is limited for this event so please RSVP to ctl@augsburg.edu.


Webinar:  Intercultural Competence and Student Development: Working Toward a Fuller Picture of Global Learning

September 24, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Kick off the new academic year with this stimulating conversation that taps into NAFSA’s growing community of practice focused on global learning.

Several instruments are designed to help locate college students on intercultural scales and measure changes in their perspectives over time. What does the data from these techniques reveal – and not – about students and their intercultural competence?

Jointly sponsored by Augsburg’s Office of International Programs, General Education, and CTL.

For more information, contact Leah Spinosa de Vega devega@augsburg.edu.