The purpose of the Center for Teaching and Learning is to provide support and development opportunities to enable Augsburg faculty, staff, and leadership to co-create “an educational experience like no other.”

Adjunct Workshop Stipends

Adjunct instructors are eligible to receive a $50 stipend for attending selected workshops during the semester they are on contract. Attendance is not always communicated to CTL and stipends are not processed automatically. Please email ctl@augsburg.edu to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. **Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.  EDTalks and other “Talks”, Book Groups, etc. are not eligible. Email the address above if you have questions about whether or not an event counts towards the $50 stipend.

Equity and Inclusion Workshops

For information about workshops and other training opportunities offered by Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity visit the Certificate Program page. You can register for opportunities directly through the site.

Adjunct instructors who attend any of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity workshops while under contract are eligible for a $50 stipend. Contact ctl@augsburg.edu to ensure that your attendance was noted! **Workshops for which adjuncts may receive a stipend are noted below.

Free Online Course on Inclusive Teaching

Faculty, if you want to learn how to:

  • Establish and Support an Inclusive Course Climate
  • Set Explicit Expectations
  • Promote Diversity and Inclusion Through Content
  • Design All Course Elements for Accessibility
  • Cultivate Critical Self-Reflection

The Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning has a FREE online MOOC that has been getting excellent reviews. You can work at your own pace while you improve your ability to create and maintain a supportive learning environment for all learners. 

March 2020 Events

Online Alternative Teaching Strategy Workshops

In order to assist instructors with preparing to provide alternative modes of teaching in the coming weeks, the E-Learning team is hosting the following online workshops. Please note, the team will be available for 10 minutes following these sessions for any additional, individual questions.

Complete Workshop Schedule for Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27

April 2020 Events

*CANCELLED* Wellness in Color Podcast Series Discussion Group

Wellness in Color is a podcast series of the National Alliance of Mental Illness that explores perspectives on mental health to reshape the cultural language of mental illness. In the podcast young adults of color share their challenges and successes in mental health recovery and wellness. NAMI’s goal is “to reach collective cultural communities through positive reflections on wellness through discussions on why community members do not seek help for themselves or their loved one living with a mental illness.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts.

In the first part we will discuss three podcast episodes:

Blurring Tradition by Houa Moua (45min)

Never Stop Watering your Roots by Lauryn David (34min)

The Pressures of Perfection by Aneela Kumar (44min)

Also, we invite you to choose and listen to a fourth episode and do a “show and tell” during our discussion.

Part 1:To be rescheduled. Dates available soon.

Part 2: Tuesday, April 7 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in OGC 100 Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez or
Wednesday, April 8 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in OGC 100 Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

RSVP for the Wellness in Color Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 29 | EDTalk | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

May 2020 Events

Monday, May 4 | *CANCELLED* Faculty Scholarship Display | Details available soon.

Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 14 | “3 Days in May” | Details available soon.

Sunday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 19 | Jessica Nathanson Writing Retreat | Dunrovin Retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Faculty, do you wish you had uninterrupted time to write/work on scholarship? If so, you will want to take advantage of the annual Jessica Nathanson Scholarly Writing Retreat. Jess established a tradition of allowing faculty and academic staff time away from campus to focus entirely on scholarship. There is no schedule for this retreat – it is simply time and space to work on scholarship. The Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning will cover the cost of the retreat. We ask that you commit to being present on all three days of the event. Our time begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Space is limited to full-time faculty members.