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Faculty Workshop August 30: Introduction to Paideia Seminar Discussion

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In today’s challenging political climate, the skills of civil, civic-minded, and evidence-based democratic deliberation are a necessity. Paideia (pie-DAY-a) is a pedagogy that encourages inquiry-based, democratic discussions around a common text. It can be used with all ages and in all subject areas. This workshop session will give participants a chance to participate in a Paideia style seminar discussion, and acquire strategies for implementing Paideia seminars in their own curriculum. Please RSVP by August 25: you will receive a short reading which will serve as our practice text via email. Contact with questions.

Facilitators: Rachel Lloyd and Anne Kaufman

Paideia Workshop RSVP

Learn What’s New in Moodle

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In response to requests from faculty, this year’s Moodle is more visually appealing and user-friendly than ever before, featuring drop-down menus and a “drawer” that streamlines navigation, search tools that let you quickly access courses and isolate student forum posts, and integrated audio/video recording options. It also includes a variety of pre-formatted templates that let you quickly customize your course with a variety of formats, styles, and fonts. Moodle 2018-19 isn’t your grandfather’s Moodle! (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Zoom in using the link below

Zoom link to Session on Moodle

Get Your Gradebook Ready for the Semester

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Moodle Gradebook Basics (CTL Workshop 8/30, 11:00-12:15 in Hagfors 373)
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 basic gradebook tips as well as individual help with making sure your gradebook correlates to your syllabus. (Adjunct instructors who attend this event are eligible for a $50 stipend.)
Can’t make it to the Minneapolis campus? Attend via Zoom (see link below)

Link to Zoom Session on Gradebook

Faculty Zoom Workshop

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Wednesday, August 29 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in Hagfors 250

Technology offers new modes of teaching, such as Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC). This workshop will prepare you to use Zoom in a classroom, to think through the lens of the camera, and how to manage group work when some students are connecting virtually.

Staff are welcome to attend as space allows. This workshop will be “Zoomed” for those needing to attend remotely. It will also be recorded. Please contact Christy Mattingly for the link.

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Give Your Office Supplies Second Life: Join MNUDL’s Back-to-Debate Supply Drive

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Cleaning out your office?

Join MNUDL’s Back-To-Debate Supply Drive

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 become debaters: curriculum, coaches, tournaments, and supplies. As our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate programs grow each year, our need for supplies grows, too.

Our goal is to equip 100 more students with debate supplies in the 2018-19 school year!

Our MOST-NEEDED ITEM is expanding file folders/accordion folders!

Other helpful (new or gently used) items:
● 3-hole sheet protectors
● 2-pocket folders
● Highlighters
● Pens

Your support will help make our debate season a success!

Items can be picked up or dropped off at Augsburg University.
If you’d like to join our Back-to-Debate Supply Drive, please
contact us at to arrange your donation.

Want to go with an AugSem group on 9/4?

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I am looking for a staff person to go with an AugSem group (25 students) on City Service Day from 12:30pm until 4:00pm to do a community engagement project. Please contact me at, if you are interested. The group will be going to Open Arms to cook and to decorate bags for meals that will be delivered to homes of individuals who need them.

Event Announcements

Augsburg Total Wellness: School Supply Drive

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Thousands of students across the country are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. Let’s help make sure each and every one has the supplies they need to be successful! Augsburg Total Wellness is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to feel good, by doing good.

Donations will be accepted in Human Resources, Memorial Hall, Room 19 through August 31st!

All donations will be delivered to People Serving People. This non-profit organization is located in Minneapolis. As the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota, your donations will have a huge impact in our community. Learn more about People Serving People at their website:

The supplies that are most requested (new items only) are listed below:

#2 Pencils
alarm clocks
colored pencils
crayons-24 pack
pencil box
pencil sharpener
school bags/backpacks
scissors–youth size
washable markers

Questions? Contact Nicole at

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Effectively Using Academic Alerts – When, Why, and How

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Please join me, Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, in a discussion about how we are changing our academic alert system. The session will be held on Wednesday, August 29 1:00-2:00 pm in Hagfors 250.

Every instructor has used the alert system differently. We have designed a new process – academic feedback and safety/wellness alerts – that is flexible while also encouraging best practices.

Academic Feedback & Safety/Wellness Alerts

Keeping Track of Auggies

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