Welcome

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.”


Moodle, Online Teaching, and Technology Resources

Under our Faculty Resources Tab, you can access Online Learning Resources.


UPCOMING EVENTS

2021’s “3 Days in May”

This year’s “3 Days in May” will take place from Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13.

  • Schedule and Link Information (can only be viewed with Augsburg Login)
  • You can choose to add the CTL Calendar to your Google Calendar by clicking the + sign on the bottom right of the calendar, which is on the right sidebar throughout the CTL page. You can then copy individual sessions over to your personal calendar as you wish.

Anti-Racism in Practice, Tuesday, 8 am – 11 am, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Clyde Wilson Pickett, M.Ed., Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh and Cornell L. Craig, MBA, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Hofstra University, New York

This second level training workshop is designed to expand individual intercultural competency development and add to the foundation of an anti-racist campus community. It is a follow-up to the fall and spring anti-racism training series with a focus on culturally-responsive uses of language, microaggressions, and strategies that put allyship into action. Utilizing a case study format, this workshop will encourage participants to further the practical application of their skills in order to better promote inclusion and confront bias in order to promote a more equitable working and learning environment and support anti-racist practices.  (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Faculty Tech Showcase, Tuesday, 9:30 am – 11 am, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by the E-Learning Team (Bonnie Tensen, Jim Matthias, Eric Strom, Nathan Lind, Marilyn Wetterer, and Jenny Hanson)

As with everything else this year, we have had to revise the annual Faculty Tech Showcase, but we have a great line-up of faculty who have volunteered to share how they have been using various learning technologies to engage their students online:

  • Jacqui DeVries (History): how Moodle Lessons help students think through course content at their own pace and in an interactive way.
  • Emily Schilling (Biology): strategies for creating/incorporating brief video lectures.
  • Kristin Anderson (Art): annotating web videos with H5P to create interactive viewing experiences.
  • Amy Larson (Computer Science): using Google forms, Google docs, and Zoom polling to engage students.
  • Kaija Freborg (Nursing): an asynchronous peer-to-peer review process using Google forms

(CTL Room Host: Daniel Ibarra)


Faculty Survey Results and Discussion Tuesday, 12 pm – 1 pm, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Ben Denkinger and Jenny Hanson 

How can we as faculty reach personal enlightenment on our never ending path towards self discovery? With an online opinion survey, of course! Join the director of online and blended learning and the director of assessment for the results of the TEL / Senate faculty survey and a discussion session on what these results mean for the future. (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Faculty Balance Project: FDC Proposal, Tuesday, 2 pm – 3 pm, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Elise Marubbio

Faculty burn-out and a lack of work-life balance are an ongoing issue in academia (and maybe especially at Augsburg). The Faculty Development Committee (FDC) is in the early stages of working on strategies for supporting and protecting faculty well-being. Two members of the FDC will present the overall idea of the Faculty Balance Project and then will facilitate a discussion/listening session on what faculty at Augsburg need most. (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Learning Loss, Tuesday, 2 pm – 3 pm, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Katie Bishop and Lyz Wendland

In this session we will share data and perspective on the ways in which students have experienced learning loss during the pandemic. We will share suggestions on how to address this in the classroom and lead participants in a discussion of tactics and resources. (CTL Room Host: Lyz Wendland)


Guided Progressive Relaxation and Meditation, Tuesday, 3 pm – 4 pm, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Tara Mader and Victoria Maneev

This session will provide an opportunity for faculty to experience several techniques in guided relaxation that they can use in their teaching/professional lives or their personal lives. Come ready to take an hour for some self-care and relaxation. A follow-up session will be offered to provide tools and suggestions for how faculty can incorporate some of the techniques of mindfulness and relaxation into their classrooms. (CTL Room Host: Tara Mader)


Keeping an Open Mind: The Benefits of Open Educational Resources, Tuesday, 3 pm – 4 pm, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Caroline Wack

In this session, learn about the many ways that Open Educational Resources (OER) can be used to create a more equitable, flexible, and sustainable education for students.(CTL Room Host: Jason Lukasik)


Portfolio Workshop for Review, Tenure, and Promotion Wednesday, 8:30 am – 11 am, Zoom Room 3 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Jill Dawe and Diane Pike 

This is a virtual workshop on preparing for institutional review– third year, tenure, promotion and NTT. There are a number of candidates this cycle (6 for TYR and10 applying for tenure). We will structure the workshop to provide: support for portfolio preparation, breakout discussions, significant time addressing issues particular to the level of review, and attention to ways to address the impact of the Covid year. Contact Diane Pike or Jill Dawe if you have any questions prior to the workshop. By invitation, however, anyone facing review would be more than welcome to attend to learn.


Teaching Tech Troubleshooting, Wednesday, 9 am – 10 am, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by the E-Learning Team (Bonnie Tensen, Jim Matthias, Eric Strom, Nathan Lind, Marilyn Wetterer, and Jenny Hanson)

This past semester was a busy one with lots of remote learning. Do you have any questions/concerns/issues about ANY aspects of the learning technologies you were using? Why not drop in to this session and the E-Learning team will be glad to help answer your questions. If you want individual help, one of us will meet you in a separate Zoom room to work through the problems. Come get answers while the questions are still very present in your mind! (CTL Room Host: Daniel Ibarra)


Guided relaxation: Tools for the classroom, Wednesday, 10 am – 11 am, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Tara Mader and Victoria Maneev

This session is offered as a follow-up to the Guided Relaxation session. In this session we will provide tools and suggestions for how faculty can incorporate some of the techniques of mindfulness and relaxation into their classrooms. (CTL Room Host: Tara Mader)


Using Flipgrid to Have Fun While Learning!, Wednesday, 2 pm – 3 pm, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Lori Lohman and Soebin Jang

Flipgrid is a software program that can help you introduce new topics and stimulate learning in a unique and intriguing way. In this session, we will show you some of the work we have done with Flipgrid in our classes. (CTL Room Host: Jason Lukasik)


Faculty Discussion on COVID and Fall 2021, Wednesday, 2 pm – 3 pm, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright

We’re all excited to get back into the classroom next Fall (please!), but may have concerns regarding a continuing pandemic, vaccination requirements, etc. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright will be facilitating this listening session to get a sense of what Augsburg teaching faculty and staff are (or are not) concerned about re: the upcoming Fall semester. This session may include small-group breakout sessions to identify key concerns for summary by the group. Anonymized feedback will be consolidated and provided to the academic deans. This session will NOT be recorded. (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Small Teaching, Wednesday, 3 pm – 4 pm, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Kaija Freborg and Lyz Wendland

Are you feeling inundated with all that you need to do and be for your classes? It doesn’t have to be so hard! Small Teaching offers simple, strategic, and practical methods in teaching that will enhance learning experiences and success whether in the classroom or online. Approaches will include brief interventions to engage students, one time interventions, and small modifications in course design. (CTL Room Host: Kaija Freborg)


Additional Absences, Deadline Extensions, and Recording Lectures: Navigating Tricky, Accommodations, Wednesday, 3 pm – 4 pm, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Kathy McGillivray and Cassie Charles

In this workshop, we will outline important steps in implementing complex disability accommodations involving assignment extensions, attendance consideration, and recording of lectures. We will also look at inclusive design practices which can often eliminate the need for these types of accommodations. Presenters will allow ample time for questions and discussion. 

(CTL Room Host: Daniel Ibarra)


Online Resources for Student Mental Health and Wellness, Thursday, 9 am – 10 am, Zoom Room 2 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

Spending time online can be anxiety provoking for students, but it can also be a potent source of help and guidance. There are many good online resources to help with anxiety, depression, and other signs of mental health problems. Online communities for people coping with mental health conditions also exist. This workshop will introduce participants to some useful online resources for students dealing with mental health conditions and the people who support them. (CTL Room Host: Melissa Hensley)


The NSF PRISM Project: Supporting Faculty-Student Interaction through Navigational Mentorship, Thursday, 9 am – 10:30 am, Zoom Room 1 (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Rebekah Dupont,  Jennifer Brookins-King, and Arielle Mayper 

This workshop will provide an overview of the first year activities of the NSF PRISM project, share goals for the 21-22 academic year and hold two breakout sessions. The first breakout will be guided by student feedback on the PRISM mentorship pilot this spring. We’ll discuss strategies for enhancing student interaction with faculty and supporting student professional and career goals. The second breakout will explore what professional development the PRISM project might provide during the second year of this five-year project. (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Assessment Report: Progress and Next Steps, Thursday, 10:30 am – 11 am, Zoom Room 2  (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Ben Denkinger

The results of this year’s assessment of Vocation in students’ General Education coursework are in, and they are RED HOT. But don’t fret keystone fans: we’ve got you covered with details on our initial steps to identify evidence of student achievement in keystone coursework. And for our VIP departmental assessment coordinators, we’re offering premium bespoke content to answer all your burning questions as you head into the summer. All attendees will receive an official “Augsburg Assessment 2021” letter jacket and keychain (while supplies last), so don’t miss out! (CTL Room Host: Jason Lukasik)


uAchieve: Degree Audit Q & A, Thursday, 12 pm – 1 pm, Zoom Room 1  (Link in the attachment)

Facilitated by Christine Berkenpas and Hope Blatchley

This session is a follow-up Q & A to the uAchieve degree audit training video series posted on the Community Moodle website. We want to ensure that department chairs (and others) have received answers to all of their questions about the degree audit and the vetting process. The June 15, 2021, deadline for providing feedback to the encoders is quickly approaching. The next deadline of July 15, 2021, will also come quickly–the department chairs signing off on their department’s degree audits.

This Q & A session will primarily benefit people who have already watched the 15 self-paced training videos. If you have not already watched this series, totaling 2 ½ hours, we encourage you to schedule two or three blocks of time for yourself to watch the videos prior to the Q & A session. Perhaps you can use some of the open time periods during the 3 Days in May. We are so excited for you to now have access to this long-awaited tool! Without a doubt, it will transform the academic advising experience for both you and your students!  (CTL Room Host: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright)


Information for Adjunct Faculty Members

Adjunct instructors who are covered by the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284 are eligible to receive a $50 stipend for attending selected workshops during the semester they are on contract and teaching. Attendance is not always communicated to CTL and stipends are not processed automatically. Please use this form to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. EDTalks, Book Groups, eLearning’s Tech Tune-ups and Tips,etc. are not eligible. Further information is available on Professional Development for Adjunct Union Members. Stipend requests are reviewed and submitted on a weekly basis.

Core courses required for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be eligible for stipends for union adjuncts (this includes Diversity courses offered in August for Fall-contracted adjuncts). As stated in the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284, courses that are 1 hour or less are eligible for $25 stipends, and courses that are over 1 hour are eligible for $50 stipends. No stipends will be offered for courses that faculty have already completed in the last two years or to adjuncts who are not covered by the CBA, though all are encouraged to attend. While courses towards advanced standing are encouraged, those courses are not stipend-eligible. There will be a cap of $250 per union adjunct faculty member per year for the Diversity and Inclusion stipends.

Under our Grants and Travel Funds Tab, you can access Professional Development for Adjunct Union Members. Please note, there is now a form to use in order to report your stipend-eligible workshop attendance. Stipend requests are reviewed and submitted on a weekly basis.


Adjunct Workshop Stipends

Adjunct instructors are eligible to receive a $50 stipend for attending selected workshops during the semester they are on contract and teaching. Attendance is not always communicated to CTL and stipends are not processed automatically. Please use this form to ensure that your attendance was noted and the stipend will be processed. EDTalks, Book Groups, eLearning’s Tech Tune-ups and Tips,etc. are not eligible. Further information is available on Professional Development for Adjunct Union Members. Stipend requests are reviewed and submitted on a weekly basis.

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.

Core courses required for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be eligible for stipends for union adjuncts (this includes Diversity courses offered in August for Fall-contracted adjuncts). As stated in the CBA between Augsburg and SEIU, Local 284, courses that are 1 hour or less are eligible for $25 stipends, and courses that are over 1 hour are eligible for $50 stipends. No stipends will be offered for courses that faculty have already completed in the last two years or to adjuncts who are not covered by the CBA, though all are encouraged to attend. While courses towards advanced standing are encouraged, those courses are not stipend-eligible. There will be a cap of $250 per union adjunct faculty member per year for the Diversity and Inclusion stipends.

Please use this form to report attendance to any workshop that you believe to be stipend-eligible.


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