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As the title suggests, this week’s Teaching Tip Tuesday offers ideas for helping to support students in the transition to distance learning. You can check out the article in the link below.
The CTL site has a number of resources, including a page on “Moodle, Online Teaching, and Technology Resources” at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/augsburg-resources-and-support/moodle-support/. You can find other tips at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/teaching-tips-and-resources/, as well as some Tech Teaching Tips at https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/resources/tech-teaching-tips/.
10 Tips to Support Students in a Stressful Shift to Online Learning
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At its last meeting, AAC met via Zoom with student representative Miracle Adebanjo, who communicated that the transition to online teaching has prompted a deep and widespread sense of anxiety among the student body. In most cases students did not sign up for online classes, and most faculty have little experience teaching them. Many students are attempting to finish their semesters in challenging home environments, and some will unfortunately have to cope with dire financial or health crises. Given these unprecedented circumstances, the Academic Affairs Committee strongly urges all faculty to consider student work for the remainder of this semester with the maximum amount of flexibility, generosity, and–most of all–compassion. Some examples might include:
-accepting late work with little or no penalty
-relaxing attendance and participation policies
-grading on a curve
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The Augsburg University HELPLINE is determined to support our community in navigating the complexity of the current situation. Our team consists of staff, coaches, and advisors who answer any questions you may have—or direct you to find answers.
Our goal is to support you in finishing up the semester successfully. #FinishStrong2020
HELPLINE Call Center: 612-474-3100
Hours this week:
April 13 – April 17: 12 p.m to 4 p.m
HELPLINE Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email support is offered every day.
Important information can be found here:
Inside Augsburg Outbreak Planning
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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Kenneth Nowack (Envisia Learning, Inc.) dives into new research on how to measure and change a key aspect of an effective company and team culture: interpersonal trust and psychological safety.
Dr. Nowack presents the latest neuroscience research around interpersonal trust and its relationship to the hormone oxytocin that provides insight about the biological survival roots of unconscious bias and in-group bias. Finally, Dr. Nowack will explore the link between high-trust teams with important employee outcomes such as retention, engagement, reduced job burnout, and well-being.
Learning outcomes and listen here: https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p30/
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Connect to the world this summer via online courses with Augsburg’s Center for Global Education & Experience. This summer, you can take online courses in Spanish, Political Science, Religion, History, or Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies with CGEE’s instructors in Mexico or Central America.
To access these courses, simply look in Records and Registration under Summer 2020 term and the departments listed below. There is a huge variety, including some specialized courses for upper-level learners! Register for the class as usual.
Courses are offered in both Summer Time 1 (T1) & Time 2 (T2) unless otherwise noted.
GENDER, SEXUALITY AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
–WST 481 Queer History in Latin America (T2)
–HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement? (T2)
–HIS 388: Queer History in Latin America (T2)
–POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy (T1)
–RLN 336: Latin American Liberation Theologies (T1)
LANGUAGES AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
–SPA 111: Beginning Spanish I (T1)
–SPA 112: Beginning Spanish II (T2)
–SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Providers
–SPA 220: Business Spanish
–SPA 224: Spanish for Ministry
–SPA 225/325: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II
–SPA 231: Pre-Colombian, Colonial and Contemporary Mexican Art
–SPA 316: Conversations in Cultural Context
–SPA 334: Contemporary Mexican Literature
–SPA 335: Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices
–SPA 337: Mexican Civilizations and Cultures
See Summer Online Courses in Records & Registration
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Augsburg University offers a five-week GRE prep course each summer for Augsburg students and alumni at a cost well below those found at private test centers. This course is taught by experienced GRE test-prep educators. Throughout the course students will have a chance to complete practice problems for each area of the test and receive in-depth feedback and instruction. The registration fee also includes a six-month subscription to the online GRE study tool, Magoosh.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s course will be offered via Zoom.
May 13th – June 15th
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Excluding Memorial Day)
To register, please fill out the registration form. Seats will not be held without the registration form. Seats are limited, please register early to guarantee your spot. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please Note: Only Augsburg students and alumni may register for this course.
GRE Registration Form
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The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English and American Studies, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact URGO@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.
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A low pass (LP) grade has been added to the P/N grading scale for undergraduate courses.
The grade scale is P = C- or above; LP = D-, D, D+; and N = F. Students earn credit for a P or LP grade. P, LP, and N grades do not impact GPA.
Students may submit a request to change a grade to P, LP, or N by the deadline published in the Academic Calendar. Course instructors will not be notified of the request. The Registrar’s Office will manually change the earned letter grade to P, LP or N after final grades are posted.