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. 

January 2020 Events

BOOK GROUP: Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life by Melody Moezzi

“With candor and humor, a manic-depressive Iranian-American Muslim woman chronicles her experiences with both clinical and cultural bipolarity.”

There will be a two part discussion. You can attend either of the two sessions for each part, but should attend both parts (the first half of the book will be discussed during the December meetings and the second half of the book will be discussed at the January meetings).

Part 1: Dec 2 at 1:00 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley) or
Dec 5 at 3:40 pm in LL 301 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez)

Part 2: Jan 23 at 3:40 pm in OGC 100 (Facilitated by Beliza Torres Narváez) or
Jan 24 at 1:00 pm in CC Riverside Room (Facilitated by Melissa Hensley)

The books are being provided by the University Committee for Equity and Inclusion. By accepting a book, you are committing to attending one of the December sessions and one of the January sessions.

This event is a part of our 2019-2020 CTL Inclusion series focused on creating, maintaining, and/or growing environments that allow students to feel more connected to and supported by Augsburg.

February 2020 Events

Tuesday, February 11 | Becoming Critical of White Talk Moves | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Marshall Room

In this interactive session, participants will learn to identify White Talk Moves, speech acts that people employ consciously or less than consciously to avoid talking about race and to maintain the accumulated privilege and status that accompanies Whiteness. In addition, participants will examine cases from predominantly white higher education spaces in which White Talk Moves silence diverse perspectives and voices.

Wednesday, February 12 | A Screening and Discussion of the Short Film, Old Media Studies, with Stephan Clark | 11:10 am – 12:20 pm, OGC 100

A “Speaking of Sabbatical” Event: Stephan Clark will offer a screening and discussion of Old Media Studies, a short film shot on the campus of Augsburg University that focuses on a professor who pushes back against a proposal for a New Media Studies major by jokingly promoting the idea of an Old Media Studies major. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP for the Screening with Stephan Clark

Wednesday, February 19 | EDTalk with Kathleen McGillivray | 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm, Hagfors 151

What Students with Disabilities Want Their Professors to Know.

March 2020 Events

Monday, March 23 | Speaking of Sabbatical with Doug Green | 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm, The Marshall Room

“For once, then, something”: Sabbatical as Serendipity: You can’t prescribe what you’ll achieve during your sabbatical–or at least I can’t.  This is a story of poems and a film Western and Shakespeare and a reunion of liberal Bronx Jews in Trump’s DC. It’s a story of art and small joys. It’s the story of a career closing and possibility blossoming.  Above all, it’s a story of gratitude.

Lunch will be provided. Registration form will be available soon.