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.”
Top 10 Things Faculty Mentors Need to Know About Using the Degree Audit
Now that we’ve been using the Degree Audit for about a year, the Registrar’s office has been able to identify some common mistakes/misses that Faculty Mentors may be making when advising their students toward graduation. This video below reviews the same information that was presented at the September 14, 2022 Faculty Meeting to help faculty easily address these issues! Also provided are slides from the presentation and a copy of the handout.
Top 10 Video (~15 minutes)
PowerPoint Slides from Faculty Meeting Presentation on September 14, 2022
Top 10 Handout from Faculty Meeting Presentation on September 14, 2022
Resources for 2022 Back-to-School Sessions
For your reference, here is the program from the Back-to-School Sessions
COVID-19 Syllabus Statement
Moodle, Online Teaching, and Technology Resources
Under our Faculty Resources Tab, you can access Online Learning Resources.
Resources for “3 Days in May” 2022
The file linked below contains the program and schedule for this year’s “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.
Videos from CTL Events
The blue links below contain the video recordings of the events from latest to earliest that can be viewed.
Presenter: Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling
Description: Taking pre-emptive and intentional steps to create a classroom environment that promotes wellness and connection has benefits for students and for faculty. Creating classrooms that promote well-being and connection can decrease work required for faculty, increase student success, and make the classroom a more enjoyable and comfortable environment for all. This session focuses on developing strategies for creating a well and connected classroom.
Presenters: Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (CTL Director) and Audrey Lensmire (Education)
Description: This workshop, inspired by faculty discussion at the December faculty meeting, was specifically created for Augsburg teaching faculty who are experiencing frustration related to student attendance in their courses and would like to do something about it that meets both instructor and student needs. This workshop will ask you to think about why you have your current attendance policies, what isn’t working and what do you want to happen, followed by time to literally “workshop” your Spring course policies with others who have similar issues. The latter session is not part of the recording.
Presenter: Ellie Olson, Director of the Center for Wellness and Counseling
Description: Teaching faculty and staff are consistently called to support and care for their students, sometimes in complex and challenging situations. In order to fulfill this role, teaching faculty and staff must also have tools, environments, and strategies that promote care and balance for themselves. This session, hosted by CTL, the Health and Well-Being Task Force and CWC, will focus on helping teaching faculty and staff consider strategies and perspectives that can improve their own sense of professional and personal well-being.
Presenter(s): Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Chair, Faculty Development Committee)
Description: This is an overview of the preliminary findings from the recent FDC Faculty Job Sustainability Survey. The survey was completed by 54 Augsburg teaching faculty at all levels of appointment and across all three divisions.
Presenters: Ben Denkinger (Director of Assessment) and Lyz Wendland (Director of First Year Experience)
Description: Link here to the folder of materials related to the AugSem Design Session on Assessment Day.
Presenters: Lyz Wendland (Director, First Year Experience) and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright (Director, Center for Teaching and Learning)
Description: Loosely based on the book “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown, this talk touches base on overcoming the obstacles faculty face as we are continually asked (or expect ourselves) to do more in our professional lives.
Presenters: Drs. Vivian Feng (Chemistry) and John Zobitz (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science)
Description: Curious to know the steps in preparing a Faculty Fulbright application? Listen to the experiences of two recent Augsburg Fulbright alumni.
Presenter: Bob Groven, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Director of the MN Urban Debate League
Description: An overview of how to use argumentative experiences to create more dynamic, inclusive, and student empowered classes
Presenter: Marc McIntosh, Associate Professor of Business Administration
Description: Many students make financial decisions with little understanding of their implications. A basic understanding of finance helps students avoid potentially harmful life-altering decisions
Presenter: Ben Denkinger, Director of Assessment and Jennifer Forsthoefel, Writing Center Director
Description: Presentation and discussion on best practices in writing instruction across disciplines.
Presenter: Jacqueline DeVries, Professor of History and Recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Contribution in Teaching Award
Description: An exploration of the concept of high-impact, integrative learning strategies aimed at developing student agency. An example is shared of a project-based history course that works with external clients to develop local history walking tours.
Presenter: Marilyn Wetterer, Academic Liaison for Computing
Description: Telling stories well is a powerful teaching skill. It connects people to ideas and it disarms us to listen to others. ArcGIS StoryMaps allow you to create and publish inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, media, and interactive maps.
Presenter: Ellie Olson, Director of CWC
Description: This semester seems likely to be one of continuing challenge and transition. This session guides faculty to reflect on the emotional and cognitive impact COVID has had on them, with guidance on how to manage and respond to it.
Presenter: Michael Wentzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry and recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Contribution in Scholarship Award
Description: An overview of research in organic chemistry with extensively involves undergraduate students.
Presenter: Tara Mader, Assistant Professor of HPE & Exercise Science and Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, Associate Professor of Biology
Description: ICD is an all-inclusive pedagogical mind-set that we’ve sometimes described as “advanced professor-ing”. See why we’re so passionate about this idea and how you can get paid to learn about and design your course using this system.
Resources from “3 Days in May” 2021
The folder linked below contains available recordings and resources from the “3 Days in May” Sessions. These resources can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.
Fellowship Fridays are Back for Summer
CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.
Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, ZOOM (doc can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)
If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.
New Faculty Orientation
2021’s New Faculty Orientation will take place take place Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 with August workshops being held later that same week. Watch for more information soon.
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.
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.
Resources from Recent Events
- Take 2: Faculty Tech Tips in 2 Minutes
- Syllabus Checklist: Updated January 2021
- Spring 2021 To-Do List for Instructors
- Semester Survey template and a brief instructional video
- Resources from the Google Drive E-Learning Workshops
- Resources from the Tech Tune-ups and Tips Sessions
- Mid-Semester Assessment Workshop
- Wise Feedback Presentation Resources
- CTL “Quick Guide” to Tech Tune-Ups and Practical Pedagogy Recordings and Resource
- Resources from the Practical Pedagogy Sessions
- Resources from “3 Days in May” 2020