New Faculty Orientation
The annual new faculty and staff orientation is held on Tuesday and Wednesday during the last week of August; an evening session for adjuncts who cannot attend the two-day orientation is held on Monday evening. All new full-time or part-time faculty who began after the most recent orientation are expected to attend. The first day brings faculty and staff together to examine Augsburg’s history and its current strategy, explore the demographics of our student body and how we serve them, and clarify expectations and support for success. As part of the orientation, you will learn more about how Augsburg seeks to create an inclusive campus and how you can contribute.
The second day focuses on teaching. You will engage in activities to share your own expertise, learn about critical resources to support your teaching, explore how to develop an inclusive learning community, examine the range of student support services you can access to help your students, and develop a plan to be ready for the first day of class. In addition to what you will learn, the orientation provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop relationships with faculty and staff colleagues outside your department.
Augsburg Commitments: New Faculty Seminar
This two-year program for new faculty is designed to foster a living mission and keep our commitments. It is co-sponsored with The Augsburg Center for Faith & Learning. The sessions are facilitated by Ben Stottrup and Marty Stortz.
First Year Faculty
Monday, September 17 – First Impression: Augsburg
10:00 – 11:00, Hoversten Chapel – All Hands Meeting with President Pribbenow
11:00 – 12:00, Einstein’s – Coffee & Debriefing
Wednesday, September 26 – First Impression: The Faculty
3:30 – 5:00, East Commons – First Faculty Meeting
5:00 – 6:30, Commons – Dinner & Debriefing
Thursday. October 18 – First Impression: The Classroom
11:30 – 1:00, Cedar Room – Lunch & Conversation
Thursday. November 1 – First Impression: The Students
7:00 – 9:00, Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center – CTL Night at the Theater: Debt
Dinner @ True Thai
Thursday, December 13 – First Impression: The Semester
5:00 – 7:00 at Marty’s House – 15 10th Avenue South, #302 Minneapolis MN 55415
Second Year Faculty
Place: OGC 100, time: 12:00 – 1:00, Lunches are brown bag.
During the fall semester we will have three sessions focused on the practice of teaching in the classroom. The general idea is to bring together faculty and provide a safe and open space to discuss their work as educators.
Thursday, October 18 -: We will be joined by Dr. Mary Lowe, 2012 Distinguished Contributions Faculty, to discuss her strategies to be successful at Augsburg.
Thursday, November 1 – We will ask you to “observe” a faculty member in your department and then come together to discuss Augsburg’s culture and commitment to best practices in the classroom.
Thursday, November 15 - Finally, we will pair up and attempt to learn from each other with classroom observations. This final session will provide us a follow up opportunity for conversation.
New Faculty Retreat
May 13-14 at the Dunrovin Retreat Center, near Marine on St. Croix .
The new faculty experience culminates with a retreat for first and second year faculty.