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Teaching and Learning

Thursday: Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion

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Thurs., May 11, 10:45 a.m.-noon, OGC 113

Have you noticed a change in learning styles in the last few years? Have you been experimenting with new delivery and classroom management techniques that can more successfully meet the needs of today’s learners? Would you like to? The goal of this workshop is to create a space where we can come together to share concerns, ask questions and hear what our colleagues are doing to encourage students to stay focused and engaged in the lesson each class period. Whether you have a bag full of good ideas or are looking for inspiration, all are invited to participate in this sharing session

Register for Augsburg Summer GRE Prep Course

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Augsburg College offers a four and a half week general GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students, alumni, and staff at a cost well below those found at private test centers (due to limited capacity, this course is not available for those outside of the Augsburg network). Throughout the course students will have a chance to take two full-length practice tests, complete practice problems for each area of the test, and receive in-depth feedback and instruction.

Course Dates: May 17 to June 19
Course Time: Monday and Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m.
Course Cost: $100 (The registration fee includes instruction, a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh, as well as the official ETS GRE test prep book

How to register:

Last Faculty & Staff Development Day

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Thursday, May 11
9:00 a.m. – Open Faculty Discussion*: Interpreting and Reflecting on Student Feedback
*In preparation, please review the Document on Professor Expectations and the 2017 Student Inclusion Survey. Both are linked in the May 9th event description at .

10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – Classroom Management Strategies to Engage Today’s Student: A Roundtable Discussion

1:00 p.m. – CTL Portfolio Workshop

4:30 p.m. – Open Discussion (Happy Hour) on Academic Freedom

Adjunct Faculty Members:

We will do our best to keep track of attendance at the development events in order to process stipends. To make sure our records are correct, please e-mail Tim Pippert at the end of this week with a list of any of the “4 Days in May” events you attended.

Thank you for your participation!

Faculty and Staff Happy Hour – 4:30 Today

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to end “Four Days in May” and the start of summer at the Viking Bar on Riverside. CTL can’t buy you a drink, but we can promise a lively conversation. Order something to sip, start a conversation on current threats toward academic freedom, and see where the afternoon goes from there!

General Announcements

Online Copy Request System

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To accommodate our transition to a new on-line Copy Request order system on or about June 1, effective May 15, AROWorks will be gone and you may recognize an old friend, the Copy Request form from a few years ago. Find it in the same places: Inside Augsburg>Administrative Tasks>Copy Request, or on the Central Services web page. Thanks for your patience as we transition.

Congratulations to April’s Auggie Pride Recipients

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Congratulations to Katie (Koch) Code, Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations and Nathan Lind, Academic Liaison for Computing for receiving the April Auggie Pride Award. Their hard work and positive attitudes as they go above and beyond their expected duties are an inspiration to the community. Staff Senate admires the work they do everyday and are honored to award them both with this month’s Auggie Pride Award.

Read more about the winners on the Staff Senate website

Event Announcements

May 16: TIAA Retirement Planning Info Session

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Augsburg Total Wellness is pleased to announce a May brown bag lunch and learn information session on the topic of retirement planning. Join TIAA for a presentation titled Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement.

When: May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Marshall Room

Bring your own lunch and join us.

For questions, contact Nicole at

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12

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The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read will be held on Friday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium. Please join us and hear 30 regional poets each read one of their works. Poets include MFA publishing mentor Jim Cihlar, MFA student Jackie Dutdut, and undergrad student Malena Larsen. Hosted annually by Augsburg’s Low-Residency MFA Program.

Great Twin Cities Poetry Read

Keeping Track of Auggies

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