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Teaching and Learning

TODAY at 10 a.m.: Feedback Part 2: Keeping Students Apprised of their Progress

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Timely feedback is essential in motivating students to continue to engage in an online class. Previous sessions have introduced asynchronous active learning technologies that can provide immediate feedback (e.g., the Moodle lesson, H5P Interactive video, VoiceThread LTI, Moodle quizzes). This session will give you a “student’s perspective” on Moodle grading as well as important strategies for ensuring students’ have an accurate sense of their grades throughout the semester.

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.

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

TOMORROW at 2 p.m. : Fellowship Friday

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Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 2 pm – 3 pm, ZOOM

CTL is joining Bridget Robinson-Riegler, Psychology Professor and member of Faculty Senate, to bring you Fellowship Fridays support sessions. All faculty members and teaching staff are invited to gather and share their experiences with teaching, learning, and advising in this strange new world. – we’ll trade ideas, advice, highs, lows, successes, and failures – or maybe we’ll just plain old vent. Most importantly, we will attempt to inoculate ourselves against one of the more insidious side effects of this pandemic – isolation. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, or pour a glass of wine, and Zoom in to support your fellow instructors and work through this challenging time together.

Fellowship Fridays ZOOM Information (This doc is only accessible with an Augsburg email address.)

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

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The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs has updated its general list of funding opportunities. Check out requests for proposals for grants in your discipline at the page linked here:

For next steps, visit
To conduct your own tailored search for grants, visit

Forum Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

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In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

General Announcements

Centralized Mask Purchase is Complete

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All Augsburg faculty, staff, and students must wear face coverings while in any common areas on university property, as required by an executive order from MN Gov. Tim Walz that went into effect July 24.

Facilities Management already has made masks available to critical staff, faculty, and resident students on campus, and the university has placed a large order for reusable, adjustable, customized cloth masks that will arrive in mid-August. A variety of Augsburg-specific designs will be available for Augsburg community members in Minneapolis and Rochester, and individuals can opt to receive one mask free of charge as we enter the new academic year.

A key benefit of purchasing the masks in bulk was Augsburg’s ability to negotiate a lower price per piece for a higher quality mask, thereby using university resources responsibly. The mask designs feature Augsburg‘s maroon and gray brand colors, logo, and spirit marks.

Augsburg community members should not pursue purchasing additional face coverings using university funds without first consulting with Laura Swanson Lindahl, director of marketing. Please send questions or comments about the centralized mask order to Contact Bryan Massich at to receive a mask from Facilities before the bulk order arrives.

Preview the mask designs.

CWC’s 24/7 Urgent Phone Counseling Service

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During summer sessions, CWC’s after-hours urgent phone counseling service, ProtoCall, is available 24/7 to support students. Just call CWC’s main phone 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1 to talk to a trained mental health counselor for coping support.
For ongoing phone counseling this summer when CWC is closed, Walk In Counseling is providing free, confidential phone counseling (with ongoing appointments available). For other low cost counseling centers in the community, click on the link below.

Low Cost Counseling in the Community

Engage with the Strommen Center

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The Strommen Career & Internship Center is here to support you as you develop the skills you will need to be career ready. From resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills–Strommen Center has the tools to help you, but it’s important to start now. In fact, if you’ve got extra time this summer due to COVID, it would be a good time to start building some of these skills.

Here are various ways you can engage in Strommen Center’s career services, for example:
-you can use our Handshake tool to identify job and internship opportunities;
-you can meet 1 to 1 with a career coach;
-you can use our online major & career exploration tools to figure out what kind of profession you want to pursue;
-you can learn about job fairs, expert panels and courses through Handshake;
-and, you can get your resume and cover letter critiqued and participate in a mock interview.

Engage with the Strommen Center today!

Event Announcements

Virtual Town Halls for Parents and Families: TODAY and Next Week

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Virtual town halls primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on Thursday, July 30, and Monday, August 3, from 5-6 p.m. Recordings will be posted after the events.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the Virtual Town Halls page on the Outbreak Planning site (link below).

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Keeping Track of Auggies

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Somali Translation Needed for Campus Kitchen

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Campus Kitchen is looking for translation help from 2 Somali-speaking students two Saturdays this summer from about 2:15-2:45pm. The students would ask residents questions during a fresh produce distribution in Cedar-Riverside. We’d provide a $50 Target giftcard to each student. Email if you’re interested or know someone who might be.

Support our West Bank Business Neighbors

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FYI, the West Bank Business Association is conducting two new fundraising efforts to support our neighborhood businesses. They include a buy one, give one restaurant gift card campaign to support local restaurants with matching funds provided by the Minneapolis Foundation. The other is a fundraising campaign supplemented by the City of Minneapolis to support the remaining costs of window repairs and additional lighting improvements.

To learn more and support West Bank businesses, go to