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Recordings/Resources from eLearning and CTL Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am, the eLearning Team has been offering “Tech Tune-ups and Tips”. On Wednesdays at 10 am CTL has been putting on “Practical Pedagogy sessions. As you prepare your courses for Fall, remember that all of the content from past sessions is available to view. Visit the CTL page, and you will find links to Google docs (only viewable with Augsburg email addresses). These Google docs have programming schedules and ZOOM information, as well as links to content from already-offered sessions. Make sure to check them out!

Center for Teaching and Learning

Tuesday at 10 a.m. : Moodle Attendance and Academic Integrity in the Virtual Classroom

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tracking student attendance will become even more important (for contact tracing and financial aid implications). The first 15 minutes will focus on how to use the Moodle Attendance activity to streamline this record-keeping. The rest of the hour will address strategies and activities that will encourage your students to resist the temptation to cheat.

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)

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

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p40/

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

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: https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/funding/

For next steps, visit https://inside.augsburg.edu/grants/
To conduct your own tailored search for grants, visit https://library.augsburg.edu/grants/funding

TODAY: Join Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright and Bridget Robinson-Riegler for Fellowship Friday

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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.)

General Announcements

Resources for Emotional Coping Support

submitted by carlson2@augsburg.edu

Just a reminder to all that the Center for Wellness & Counseling website has many resources to support our community in emotional coping during this challenging time. The website includes pages such as:
Coping with COVID
Skills to Feel Better Now
Healing from Racial Trauma
Self-Care for Activists
Anxiety Self-Help
Depression Self-Help
Crisis Information
Also, during the summer there is 24/7 access to CWC’s Urgent After Hours Phone Counseling service, just call 612-330-1707 and choose Option 1

Center for Wellness & Counseling

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.

https://www.startribune.com/criminal-justice-reform-youth-essay-video-and-audio-contest/571568061/

New Remote Desktop Options

submitted by vachta@augsburg.edu

Augsburg IT is pleased to announce that an updated Remote Desktop environment (RDP) running a Windows 10 environment with Office 2016 is now available for the campus community. Remote desktop allows Augsburg students, faculty and staff to access network drives, Augsburg-owned software, and certain web resources from off-campus on a Mac, PC or Chromebook. Two versions of remote desktop are available:

*Remote Work – includes Agresso, campus network drives, other administrative applications
*Remote Lab – the same software as on-campus computer labs

Find instructions for setting up remote work and lab:
– Augsburg Faculty/Staff PCs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewpc
– Macs http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpnewmac
– PCs & Remote http://go.augsburg.edu/remotelab
– Chromebooks http://go.augsburg.edu/rdpchromebook

The older Windows 7 environment will continue to be available for a period of time. If you encounter any issues in the new remote desktop environments please contact your LFC or the techdesk.

Virtual Town Hall for Parents and Families: Next Week

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Virtual town hall primarily geared for parents and families of Augsburg students will be hosted by President Paul Pribbenow on 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

Attention RefWorks users

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

If you use the RefWorks citation management software, please be advised that Lindell Library is transitioning its support from RefWorks to free alternatives such as EndNote or Zotero. If you use RefWorks to manage your bibliographic citations, you should download your data from your RefWorks account no later than Friday, September 11. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your library liaison or Mary Hollerich, holleric@augsburg.edu or x1603.

Add a Global Course to your Fall Schedule

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Looking for a dynamic and engaging online or hybrid course this fall? Want to hear from people all over the world to deepen your knowledge of international perspectives? If yes, we encourage you to register for an Augsburg CGEE online or hybrid course this fall!

These courses are taught by Augsburg CGEE faculty from Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa and will also bring in a variety of guest speakers and unique voices from around the globe. Several courses fulfill LAF graduation requirements. Courses include:

COMMUNICATION, FILM, & NEW MEDIA
COM 329-X: Intercultural Communication (Fulfills Augsburg Experience Requirement)
FLM 295/495: Mexican Cultures through Film

HISTORY
HIS 156: The Crisis in Nicaragua: U.S. Destabilization or a Democratic Movement?
HIS 327: Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S.
HIS 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
HIS 388: Queer History In Latin America

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
WST 355: Cultural Conflict and Change in Latin America: The Central American Context
WST 481: Queer History In Latin America
WST 324: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POL 310: Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy
POL 353: Political and Social Change in Namibia

RELIGION
RLN 344: Undocumented, Ecofeminist & Queer: Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies

SPANISH
SPA 218: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
SPA 411: Advanced Conversation & Composition

See fall global courses in Records & Registration

Event Announcements

Matching Fund for Donations in Response to the George Floyd Murder

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

We have established a fund of $20,000 to match donations from students, faculty and staff to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that are doing important work to combat racism, meet the needs of our neighbors, and help to rebuild communities and businesses. We have chosen four organizations with which Augsburg has important ties and we now are ready to launch the matching fund.

Any gift to one or more of these four organizations from a member of the Augsburg community will be matched dollar for dollar. The four organizations are:

MIGIZI (migizi.org): MIGIZI was founded in 1977 as Migizi Communications, Inc., with a goal of countering the misrepresentations and inaccuracies about Native people in the media. MIGIZI’s first weekly radio production, The Native American Program, set the stage for First Person Radio and its nationally distributed programming. Today, First Person Productions is a multimedia training effort for Native youth aimed at providing state-of-the-art storytelling skills, enhancing self-esteem and improving academic performance. Additional MIGIZI efforts address youth needs in jobs, culture, leadership and more. MIGIZI’s building was destroyed in the violence that ensued after George Floyd’s murder.

JUXTAPOSITION ARTS (juxtapositionarts.org): Juxtaposition Arts develops community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power. Black, POCI and other youth are already building the abundant and just future they envision. Help amplify the creativity of young artists in ways that improve our city.

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES (pillsburyunited.org): Pillsbury United Communities co-creates enduring change toward a just society. Built with and for the people we serve, our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, and social enterprises empowers individuals and families across the region to own their future on their own terms. The Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside is one of Pillsbury’s community centers.

NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONE (northsideachievement.org): The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with our partner organizations, we are walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college.

To qualify for matching funds, Augsburg community members should make a gift to one of these organizations between now and the end of July and send a copy of a donation receipt to Cyndi Berg (bergc2@augsburg) in the President’s office. Please note:request for matching funds, in the subject line. After August 1, we will total the gifts to each of the organizations and send matching funds equal to the total donated.

The matching funds are made possible through gifts to the President’s Strategic Fund, which were contributed by alumni and friends of Augsburg this past spring.

This matching fund program is simply one way in which the Augsburg community can take concrete action to live up to our personal and institutional commitments to the values of anti-racism and community building. We believe that Augsburg is called to be a neighbor to the communities that surround our campus.

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