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Summer Conversation Series – 2014

Integrating Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

This summer conversation series invites faculty, staff and administrators to gather for informal conversations over lunch to discuss new research and generate ideas to help our campus better integrate the liberal arts and professional studies.  Great opportunities exist to clarify what we mean by “integration,” how we do it, and what students gain from it.  Our readings might include the AACU employer survey report It Takes More Than a Major (2013) and Liberal Arts Graduates and Employment:  Setting the Record Straight (2014), plus other books and articles.  The aim is to have broad, generative conversations that might lead to new energies around curricular development.  The President’s Innovation Fund will provide lunch and reading materials for all participants and possibly a small stipend.  Participants are encourage to attend as many discussions as possible.  Proposed dates:  June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30 (all meetings from 12 noon to 1:30 pm and include lunch)   Co-leaders include:  Virginia McCarthy, Marty Stortz, Jacqui deVries, and Karen Kaivola.  If you would like to join the team or just receive more information, contact Jacqui:

July 28

The Health Commons at Central Lutheran Church

11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Meet at Central Lutheran Church

333 S 12th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404  (2 miles, walk, bike or drive)

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Noon: Join the Central Lutheran Community for lunch in Church Hall (weekly event)

12:45:  Guiding questions for Augsburg Faculty & Staff conversation

1) How would “problem-based” learning work in your discipline?

2) What kinds of experiences do students need in college to excel after college?

RSVP: Ginny McCarthy

Questions: Katie Clark


Please join us for the final discussion in the summer conversation series on “Integrating Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.”

When: Thursday, August 28
Location: Karen Kaivola’s condo (200 Park Ave. Unit 102)
Time: 4-6 p.m. (light catered refreshments)

Topic: What comes next?
Who: All staff and faculty are welcome

After three productive and well-attended discussions in off-campus, experiential settings this summer, we will begin to define priorities for curricular and program development at this last gathering of the summer series. If you haven’t attended any sessions, but are interested in knowing more, check out the General Education Moodle site for notes and additional reading.

RSVP’s appreciated: Ginny McCarthy <>



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.

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