Friday, August 23, 2019

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Teaching and Learning

Providing Feedback with the Moodle Gradebook

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Whether you have never used the Moodle gradebook and want to learn the basics OR have been using the gradebook but would like us to do a “pre-semester check-up” this is the workshop for you. The E-Learning team will be on hand to offer some essential gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus.

Thursday, August 29 | Providing WISE Feedback to Students | 2 pm – 4 pm, HC 250

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New Drumming Course

submitted by schmalen@augsburg.edu

NEW Augsburg course offering, Fall semester 2019: World Drumming and Culture, a 2-credit course will meet M/W from 9:20-10:30. Engage with performance traditions from various non-Western cultures, particularly those from sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora. Learn through hands-on experience playing drums, bells, and rattles, by singing songs, and through improvisation and listening drills. Study the cultural context associated with each musical style through reading assignments, examination of online videos, and class discussion. Enroll for course 392-B Topics – no prior musical experience necessary.

High Engagement Pedagogy

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The goal of this session is to offer some teaching strategies and tools that will
*foster student ownership of their own learning;
*facilitate student learning, retention of information, and academic success; and,
*create a culture of engagement and participation in the classroom.

These strategies can be useful in teaching difficult concepts as well as in managing the varied abilities and interest levels that one might encounter in any given section of a course. Some can be incorporated into the syllabus and in long-term planning; some can be adapted and used on the fly and/or to redirect a class session. Facilitated by Lori Brandt Hale.

Wednesday, August 28 | High Engagement Pedagogy | 11 am – 12:15 pm, HC 250

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Supporting Our Incoming Students

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The workshop will focus on best practices for supporting first-year students who are transitioning to college as well as talk through campus resources for faculty and students. Facilitated by Katie Bishop and Kelsey Richardson Blackwell.

Wednesday, August 28 | Supporting Our Incoming Students | 1 pm – 2:15 pm, HC 250

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Introduction to Active Learning: Concrete Ideas for your Classroom

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, it can be quite time-consuming to develop effective active learning activities for your classroom, especially if you are teaching a course for the first time. The goal of this session is to provide you with two or three concrete examples of effective active learning templates that can be quickly adapted to your course. By starting with just one type of active learning strategy that works best for your learning objectives, you can quickly develop variants that can be used in virtually every class period to engage your students and make teaching more fun! Facilitated by Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright.

Wednesday, August 28 | Introduction to Active Learning: Concrete Ideas for your Classroom | 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, HC 250

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Up Your Game with Moodle (Valuable Tips)

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Come learn how to employ some new features as well as time-tested tools in Moodle to amplify your virtual presence and create a welcoming online environment that communicates your learning goals and presents content and activities in an easy-to-navigate format.

We will cover:
*time-saving strategies for building and/or updating a course
*how to leverage auto-linking to streamline course navigation
*managing revision writing using the new integrated Google Course Kit
*ways to track student engagement
*Name Coach–a new tool to help you learn your students’ names
*various ways to enhance the appearance of your course

Bring your laptop and try some of these things out while the E-Learning team is there to assist.

Thursday, August 29 | Up Your Game with Moodle (Valuable Tips) | 9:30 am – 10:45 am, HC 250

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General Announcements

Auggie Pass now available for day students

submitted by garvey@augsburg.edu

The Auggie Pass is an all-you-can-ride pass for Augsburg day students. Supported by the green fee, Metro Transit and Augsburg, the Auggie Pass is good on any bus, any time, and any light rail, any time, as well as the NorthStar line to Anoka.

Students can get their Auggie Pass at the Library Circulation Desk – please bring Augsburg ID.

The passes are good August 1, 2019 through May 30, 2020.

For students who use Metro Mobility, please email Mike Fetting, fettingm@augsburg.edu. The Auggie Pass does not work on Metro Mobility, so we have Go To cards with pre-loaded $180 value – and will add more value as needed.

Spark Joy for Our Debaters. Join MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

Your gently-used donation will prepare our debaters for success.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, equips Twin Cities students with all the basics needed to debate: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies.

Our most-needed item is expanding file folders/accordion folders.

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
* Pocket-size portable timers
* 3-ring binders
* 2-pocket folders
* Highlighters
* Pens

If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please arrange your donation at: mnudl@augsburg.edu

If you’d like to make a donation of new supplies, please see our Amazon wishlist here: http://bit.ly/MNUDLWishlist

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New Inside Augsburg Calendar Launching August 26

submitted by grewe@augsburg.edu

This month, Augsburg is launching a brand-new unified calendar (inside.augsburg.edu/calendar). This new calendar allows the University to integrate a number of already-existing institutional Google Calendars and display them on the same platform. Students, staff, and faculty will also be able to submit events manually to the calendar. This calendar will replace the previous calendar on the Inside Augsburg homepage starting Aug. 26.

This new calendar is the result of advocacy from Day Student Government to streamline events and announcements at the University. During fall semester 2018, a number of meetings were held with key event planners and calendar managers around campus to identity challenges to the current calendar system and how to move forward. Based on those discussions, a team was created in the spring to move forward with the creation of a unified calendar system. This team consisted of:

Michael Grewe, Campus Life (Chair)
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Jami Kadolph, University Events
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Stephen Jendraszak, Marketing
Gita Sitaramiah, Public Relations and Internal Communications

The Augsburg University Calendar Policy can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cF1lOy49sS54CZ26kcx27Wy0-OH9ZJsL4IU6TjIlT1c/edit?usp=sharing

Questions about this new calendar can be directed to universitycalendar-mgmt@augsburg.edu.

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Student Job: Marketing and Administrative Assistant, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

submitted by monsonaa@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion (www.forumworkplaceinclusion.org) at Augsburg University is seeking a student marketing assistant for 20 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The candidate will support The Forum’s marketing and logistics for an annual 3-day conference, quarterly breakfast events, and monthly webinars/podcasts.

For details, and to apply, visit: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113493.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion