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Public Health Signage and Fire Alarm Testing

submitted by abounass@augsburg.edu

Facilities Management updates for the week include:
– Public health signage work
– Fire system testing on campus
– Electrical work on outside lighting
– Mask and sanitizer availability

For more information, you can check the Facilities website by following the link provided.

https://inside.augsburg.edu/facilities/

Teaching and Learning

Active Learning techniques that support cognitive and social student presence: TOMORROW at 10 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

By request, this section will focus on the general characteristics of active learning exercises (especially in asynchonrous settings) that can promote self-regulated student learning by facilitating both cognitive and social student presence online.

Wednesdays | Practical Pedagogy Series | 10 am – 11 am, ZOOM

Please join CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and guests for the Practical Pedagogy Series every Wednesday from 10-11am. Designed to complement the Tech Tune-Ups and Tips series and Fellowship Fridays, the Practical Pedagogy series will focus on helping you maintain and/or improve your current pedagogical practices using your preferred Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI, aka Augsburg’s “Hybrid”) option: LIve Remote, Blended, or Parallel. All sessions will be recorded and posted on the Augsburg CTL website, and weekly topics will be posted in A-mail. We look forward to seeing you! *These sessions will be recorded.

Practical Pedagogy (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Fall textbook adoptions needed

submitted by greenj@augsburg.edu

All faculty are reminded that textbook adoptions for fall are needed as soon as possible. The bookstore staff stand ready to assist with your order, regardless of what teaching model is chosen. Textbook adoptions may be placed through Faculty Enlight.

Also, if you know of textbooks that will no longer be used, please notify the bookstore with that title as well, so they can remove it from their system.

Faculty Enlight

TODAY at 10 am: Course Design (Best Practices) and Live Remote Modality

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Whether you have chosen to teach in a Blended or fully Online modality, your students need your Moodle course site to provide a clear plan of learning that can be easily navigated. The first 15 minutes will focus on tips for designing well. The rest of the session focuses on strategies for making the most of your synchronous Zoom sessions for those who are choosing the “Live Remote” modality option.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am.

Come Zoom with the E-learning Team as they offer two 60-minute sessions each week on how to maximize your use of Moodle and learning technologies as you get ready for classes this Fall. Each session will open with 15-minutes of “pertinent tips & best practices” about important Moodle features/resources. The final 45 minutes will provide training on a specific learning experience or tool. *These sessions will be recorded.

Tech Tune-ups & Tips (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

Star Tribune and MN Urban Debate League Sponsor Criminal Justice Reform Essay, Video, and Audio Contest

submitted by chavezm@augsburg.edu

The killing of George Floyd and the unrest that followed have created a long-delayed but urgently needed discussion on police brutality, inequities in the criminal justice system and racial injustice more broadly.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League and Star Tribune Opinion believe in the power of young minds and voices. We want the best ideas of students between the ages of 10 and 18 about how our communities can continue the hard work of responding to these crucial challenges.The task is to create an original written essay, video or audio file which describes one or two specific changes our community, state or nation should make to reduce racial inequities and injustices in the criminal justice system.Top submissions as determined by a group of judges from the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota will be published in the Star Tribune and shared with leaders across our state and nation

The submission should be entirely created by students, although others may teach new skills, such as operating a camera, microphone or computer software. Submissions must come from young people between the ages of 10 and 18, using their age as of Dec. 31, 2020. You may also submit a group project with up to six friends (seven people total).
Written essays must be no more than 700 words, typed, double-spaced and in 12-point font. Video and audio submissions should be no longer than two minutes and must be submitted in a file format that can be uploaded to YouTube. Any materials from other people (research, writing, video or audio clips, etc.) must be given credit either in the submission or in an additional text document not more than 50 words long.

How Students Can Enter:

Questions can be sent to essaysubmissions@startribune.com. To enter, students should fill out the form below and submit your essay, video or audio file by Aug. 16. This is their chance to be passionate, be creative, and use their own personal experiences as evidence to argue for change in our community.

Star Tribune Sign Up Link

Augsburg Central Health Commons Needs Your Help

submitted by roser@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Augsburg Central Health Commons is taking donations to give to folks who visit us who may be experiencing homelessness or unstable housing. The Commons is always grateful for any donations, but the pandemic has made the need for donations greater than ever before.

If you have the following items that you are willing to donate contact Katie Clark: clarkk@augsburg.edu and/or Rachel Rose: roser@augsburg.edu for pick up or drop off information!

Desperately needed items:
-TENTS
-SLEEPING BAGS
-TARPS
-RAIN JACKETS
-WATER (example: https://www.amazon.com/365-EVERYDAY-VALUE-Spring-Water/dp/B074XVZLN8/ref=sr_1_9_0o_wf?almBrandId=VUZHIFdob2xlIEZvb2Rz&dchild=1&fpw=alm&keywords=water&qid=1594654791&sr=8-9)
-UNDERWEAR (NEW ADULT AND CHILDREN’S SIZES)

If you are looking for another way to help, get together with a group of your friends/family/neighbors to make hygiene kits. Reach out to us, Katie Clark: clarkk@augsburg.edu and/or Rachel Rose: roser@augsburg.edu for more information or if you have hygiene kits to donate!

What should you put in a hygiene kit? (Place inside of a gallon ziplock and make sure everything is new or unopened)
Here are some ideas:

-Travel size soap
-Travel size shampoo
-Travel size conditioner
-Travel size lotion
-Toothbrush
-Toothpaste
-Deodorant
-Floss (optional)
-Razor (double or triple-blade – no single)
-Socks (medium or large, NEW)
-Kleenex or hand wipes

Thank you!
– Augsburg Central Health Commons staff, volunteers, and your community <3 (see the link to Commons website for more information about how we help our community and ways you can help too!) Health Commons Website

Event Announcements

Approach Your Next Interview With Increased Confidence

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource, CareerForce, is offering a virtual Interview Skills workshop this Wednesday.

– Interview Skills Workshop : Wednesday, July 15, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Approach your next interview with confidence! Learn how to answer challenging interview questions, gain frameworks to structure your response during the interview, and develop tools and techniques to prepare for and follow up after the interview.

If you cannot attend the workshop, don’t worry! You can schedule an Interview Preparation appointment with a Career Coach in Handshake or email careers@augsburg.edu for more information.

Click here to register for CareerForce’s Interview Skills Workshop.

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Home office furniture for sale

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

During Covid-19, we are working from home. Are you happy with your home office set up? Do you need more furniture for it? I am currently selling the following home office furniture:

— (Staples) electric (sit-stand) standing desk
— Varidesk chair (adjusts in accordance with te eletric standing desk)
— a small mahogany (rolling) file cabinet with glass top
— a small light grey love seat
— external keyboard, mouse, and wrist wrest

Please email Bibiana Koh at kph@augsburg.edu if you’re interested in any of these items. I have photos, dates of purchase, and prices!