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Teaching and Learning

MLK, Jr. Day of Action – Repeat Sessions

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Over the next few weeks, CTL will be repeating several of the sessions originally offered during the Day of Action. The first opportunity to catch a session you might have missed is this Wednesday at 3:40 in OGC 100 – “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” For more information on this session as well as upcoming events, please visit the CTL website.

While on the website, consider checking out the teaching resources and classroom consultants.

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Wednesday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Join Audrey Lensmire, Rachel Lloyd, and Jennie Diaz in this CTL session that will historicize and describe Dr. Ladson-Billing’s work on culturally relevant teachers and her ideas about student learning, cultural competency, and sociopolitical consciousness. How might we think differently about freedom and safety on campus and in the classroom? How do we create certain kinds of communities of learners? What does it mean to teach and to learn at Augsburg University in 2019?

When: February 27 – 3:40-5:00
Where: OGC 100

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Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe on March 6

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“Bodies and Embodiment in Queer Theologies”. Religion professor Mary Lowe will share how familiar Christian categories and concepts like the Bible, the human person, God, sin, and relationships take on new and fluid meanings when located within the discipline of emerging queer theologies. Lunch will be provided, so RSVP soon.

Wednesday, March 6th | Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe | 12:30-1:40 pm, Marshall Room

RSVP for Speaking of Scholarship with Mary Lowe

Hear About Innovative Experiential Education Strategies

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are a variety of ways to incorporate experiential learning into a course. Join CTL and the Sabo Center as we hear faculty (Darcey Engen, Matt Maruggi, and Ben Stottrup) talk about their successes and challenges with different experiential learning strategies from field trips and guest speakers to semester-long projects–what worked, what didn’t, what surprised them, and more!

Thursday, February 28th | Innovative Experiential Education Strategies | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Marshall Room

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Free Webinar: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

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Register for the upcoming webinar, “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism,” taking place on Wednesday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. (EST) (2:00 pm CST). Anyone on campus can register for free and watch from their own device.

“An increasing aversion to difference and the growing number of racial incidents have left colleges and universities with the challenge of how to affect change and to heal from the legacies and harms of racism. This webinar will discuss the efforts of the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism to bring about transformative and sustainable change for our students, in our communities, and across our country”.

Wednesday, March 6th | Webinar – Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders to Confront Racism | 2:00-3:00 pm, Online

Register for Webinar

What Brings You Light?

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s Interfaith Scholars, a group of students who are interested in exploring the religious diversity of the Augsburg student body, the wider Twin Cities community, and the United States through interreligious dialogue and action, are organizing a campus wide art project focused on the question: “What brings you light?” This is an ambiguous prompt, as our goal is to engage with folks from many different religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds and to showcase what is the “light” in our lives despite our different beliefs.

We ask the members of the Augsburg community to reflect on what brings them light, and to photograph if they are able. Perhaps it is a beloved pet, a significant other, a spice rack because you love cooking, a pocket bible, a special place you spend time in, etc. If it is not something you’re able to photograph, a selfie would be a great submission! Please send appropriate content, as these photos will be displayed at the “Interfaith Art Project Showcase” on April 4th in the Gundale Chapel, located in Hagfors from 5pm-8pm.

We are also asking for an audio clip with your photo submission. You can talk about what your light is or answer one of the following questions the Interfaith Scholars has compiled. Please send your photo submission to interfaith@augsburg.edu. You may submit a text description or an audio recording between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long answering any of these questions:
– What brings you light?
– What brings you meaning?
– What brings you joy?

Please feel free to interpret the question in whatever way resonates with you. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be intentional. Please let us know if you have any questions on this art project or are unsure on how to complete the submission.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you.

Best,
Augsburg Interfaith Scholars

General Announcements

Curricular Inclusion Study

submitted by velamcco@augsburg.edu

Day Students,

If you have already completed the Curricular Inclusion Survey, thank you so much for taking the time to do so! Your feedback and input are valuable to us. If you have not yet done so, this notice is intended as a friendly reminder. Check your email for the survey and follow the link.

Because we deeply respect the time it takes to complete the survey, those who do so will automatically be entered into a raffle for one of eight gift cards (four awards valued at $25 and four awards valued at $50).

Augsburg Leadership application

submitted by reynosom@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Senior Leadership Society, which recognizes graduating seniors for their leadership contributions over the course of their tenure at Augsburg University. One individual who is inducted into the society will receive the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership Award, which has an award value of $500. Students will also be nominated for the Marina Christensen Justice Award, given out at Commencement. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuOtk0wrXjoLTyr53GtWMFWoq6HoVVQU4w0MYGXD8evY0N7Q/viewform)

Applications are due on Thursday, March 14 at 5pm. Recipients will be honored at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Leadership Award nominations are now open

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Nominations for the 2018-2019 Augsburg Leadership Awards are now open! These awards celebrate and recognize outstanding student leaders and student organizations at Augsburg University for their innovation, mentorship, advocacy, and engagement throughout this academic year. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM4QEGJ6BAXOU1-IYBCEOy35HlpkGeQ-akn-P0jBbaJTy81g/viewform)

We encourage all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members to nominate student leaders and student organizations for these awards. A list of awards with their descriptions can be found here:(http://www.augsburg.edu/cao/activities/augsburg-leadership-awards/). Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

Nominees will be honored and recipients will be announced at the 20th Annual Augsburg Leadership Awards, taking place Sunday, April 7 from 5:00-7:30pm.

Doug Green: Self-Discovery in Literature and Drama, S2E5 of The Augsburg Podcast

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. Subscribe on Itunes.

Listen Here to Doug Green: Self-Discovery in Literature and Drama

Funding Opportunity Announcements for Faculty Research

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Funding Opportunity Announcements for Faculty Research

We are pleased to share the below grant announcements, which may be of relevance to faculty interests. If you would like to apply, please contact Lauren Causey, Manager of Sponsored Research (causey@augsburg.edu; ext. 1184).

Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Funding Program: NEH Fellowships
Amount: Max of $60,000 (12 months); minimum of $5,000 (1 month).
Deadline: April 10, 2019
Purpose: **NEH encourages applicants to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. We invite applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, we welcome applications that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. We also invite applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in our nation’s history.
**NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government.
**NEH invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service.

Sponsor: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Program: Faculty-Post-Doctoral Fellows program
Amount: up to $20,000 USD across two years
Deadline: April 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
Purpose: Areas of interest to the Fund are studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

Event Announcements

Visiting Mathematician Michael Young of Iowa State University

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dr. Michael Young
Iowa State University

Bio:
Michael Young is an Associate Professor of mathematics at Iowa State University (ISU). His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly graph theory and combinatorics. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Mathematicians of Color Alliance (MOCA). MOCA consists of the underrepresented graduate and undergraduate mathematics students and was created with the goals of recruiting, retention, and vertical mentoring. In addition, Dr. Young is co-director of ISU’s Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics.
 

Mathematics Colloquium Presentation:

Exponential Domination in Grids
HC 152
3:10 – 4:10 PM
Abstract: Domination in graphs has been an important and active topic in graph theory for over 40 years. It has immediate applications in visibility and controllability. In this talk we will discuss a generalization of domination called exponential domination. A vertex v in an exponential dominating set assigns weight 21−dist(v,u) to vertex u. An exponential dominating set of a graph G is a subset of V (G) such that every vertex in V (G) has been assigned a sum weight of at least 1. We will specifically look at grid graphs and graphs on the torus.

Dr. Michael Young’s Website at ISU

Visiting EDTalk on Mathematics and Equity

submitted by dupont@augsburg.edu

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dr. Michael Young
Iowa State University
 

Equity in the Mathematics Classroom
HC 152
4:20 – 4:50 PM
Many students grow a distaste for mathematics, while others just choose to completely avoid it all together, because of their experiences within the subject. The mathematics classroom is not always an effective place of learning. This is particularly true for women and students of color. This talk will discuss the ideas and research of the ”Designing Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics” and the NSF INCLUDES ”Building on Strengths” projects and how these projects are disrupting inequities in the mathematics classroom.

Bio:
Michael Young is an Associate Professor of mathematics at Iowa State University. His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly graph theory and combinatorics. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Mathematicians of Color Alliance (MOCA). MOCA consists of the underrepresented graduate and undergraduate mathematics students and was created with the goals of recruiting, retention, and vertical mentoring. In addition, Dr. Young is co-director of ISU’s Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Mathematics.

Dr. Michael Young’s Website at ISU

A Day in the Life of Social Media

submitted by benitezk@augsburg.edu

All,

You are invited to the next Augsburg Business Organization meeting featuring an alumni guest speaker. DJ Hamm ’08 who is a leader in Social Media and Earned Media at Securian Financial will be speaking on the variety of tasks involved in the day in the life of a social media leader at a Fortune 500 company. Learn about his current job and his career path since leaving Augsburg.

Thursday, February 28th 5 to 6 pm

Location: Hagfors 351

Free pizza provided by ABO!

ABO Facebook Event

TOMORROW is Assessment Day

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, tomorrow is the time to work on your assessments. Workshops will take place in OGC from 10:50-12:50. Lunch will be provided in the OGC atrium from 11:30 am-12:00 pm. Please fill out the RSVP form linked below if you plan to attend.

Writing Effective Learning Outcomes, 11:00 am – 11:30 am OGC 100
Facilitator: Jenny Hanson

In this 30 minute workshop, participants will learn how to craft effective and assessable learning outcomes for their department, program, or course. Participants are encouraged to bring current outcomes to the workshop. If you are unsure of your department or program’s learning outcomes, contact Kerri Maher.

Department/Program Curriculum Mapping, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm OGC 100
Facilitator: Kristen Chamberlain

Do you need to update your department or program curricular map? Does making a curriculum map sound like fun, but you have no idea where to begin? Then this is the workshop for you! During this 30 minute workshop you can see examples of curriculum maps and update your own. Creating up-to-date curriculum maps is particularly important as we submit our HLC assurance agreement this summer. Participants are invited to bring their current maps to the workshop. If you need to find your department or program map, please contact Kerri Maher.

Institutional Assessment: Writing Data, Watermark, & Aqua, 11:00 – 11:30; 12:00 – 12:30 OGC 111
Facilitator: TBD

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the Institutional Assessment project on writing. The presentation will demonstrate how the Assessment Committee is using Aqua to assess writing on our campus.

Assessment Day

Assessment Day: Learn about new assessment technology

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Oren 111 starting at 11am on Tuesday, 2/26 for an introduction to the university’s new assessment software, Watermark and Aqua. Watermark offers departments new ways to structure, track, and report out on their yearly assessment efforts. Aqua is a flexible cloud-based platform for easily scoring student work. These systems are available now to interested departments, and will be introduced to the full campus over the coming years. Lunch will be served following the talk.

RSVP

Evening with Alumni: Tips, Tricks, Practice Networking

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

Wondering what networking is? Never been to a networking event?

Students are invited to join alumni on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. in the Hagfors Center.

Reasons why you should attend:
*Learn from Auggie experts who have used networking to further their career.
*Get advice on ways to feel comfortable with networking and how to put your best foot forward in professional situations.
*Practice your networking with Auggies from all professions and ages, and start to build a network in a safe and supportive environment.
The evening will consist of a panel discussion and mingling with alumni.

Panel Moderator, Matt Shannon 04′ – Medtronic
Panelists:
Deb Krueger Knight ’82, Founder Career Professionals
Janice Gladden ’12, Target Corporation
Mike Cunningham ’10, Richfield Middle School
Cyrus Batheja ’08, ’11 MBA, United Health Care

Registration is free and open to all students! All majors and students are welcome! Light snacks will be provided.

Register on Handshake

Students, You Could Win a $25 Bookstore Gift Card

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The Augsburg Assessment Committee values your participation in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and encourages you to take the time to provide your feedback about your experience at Augsburg. To show you how much we value your participation, we have reserved a computer lab in Sverdrup during Assessment Day tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26). All students who take the NSSE during this time will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards from the Augsburg Bookstore. If you can’t make it to SVE 201 during this time, please still complete the NSSE. You will receive three invitations to participate over the next several weeks.

The NSSE gives you an opportunity to provide feedback on your campus experience. Take the NSSE between 10:50 am and 12:50 pm tomorrow (February 26th) in SVE 201 and be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift cards.

LSAMP North Star STEM Funding for Experimental Biology Conference

submitted by mckinnes@augsburg.edu

Join the Experimental Biology (EB) community in Orlando, Florida April 6-9, 2019!

“EB is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement. EB welcomes everyone with interest in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2019 offers:

-Access to five society meetings in one location with one registration fee
-More than 50 concurrent scientific sessions open to all attendees featuring the latest in life science disciplines.
-Opportunity to meet representatives from over 300 companies on the exhibit floor
-Over 5,000 poster presentations
-A diverse audience: 65 countries on average are represented”

Read more at: https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx

Augsburg students who are underrepresented minority students in STEM may be eligible for funding to travel to this event through the LSAMP North Star STEM Alliance. Students wishing to travel must be in good academic standing and be able to accomodate time away from classes and labs.

To express an interest in attending this conference, please fill out the following “EB: I’m interested!” Google Form by February 28.

https://goo.gl/forms/txAmJUanmwTSBuiD3

Questions? Please email Sabrina Doré of STEM Programs: dores@augsburg.edu.

Interest Form for EB Conference

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Augsburg Then and Now: Why Tom Peterson ’69 Gives to the Clifford A. Peterson Scholarship

submitted by chambek2@augsburg.edu

The Institutional Advancement Division seeks to recognize donors who have given generously to offset financial challenges of today’s Augsburg students. Read about their stories through our Gift Announcement blog.

Read Augsburg Then and Now: Why Tom Peterson ’69 Gives to the Clifford A. Peterson Scholarship

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