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Teaching and Learning

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

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n 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.

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

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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)

Wednesday at 10 a.m. : Course Policies in the Time of Covid: Flexibility Without Decreasing Rigor

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Learn about ways to design your course policies to not only reduce frustration for you and your students but to increase your students’ ability to succeed in your remote learning classroom.

Wednesdays through August 19 from 10 am – 11 am: CTL’s Practical Pedagogy Series

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!

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

URGO Federal Work-Study Research Pilot Program

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This is a pilot program supporting undergraduate research students through federal work-study funds. We are limiting the number of student researchers supported during the 20-21 academic year to 12 students and funding will be determined by a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty from any discipline who need assistance with their research from a student are invited to participate in the pilot. An individual faculty member may propose only one student position who will work 5-20 hours per week and no more than their federal work-study allotment. During the 20-21 academic year, the research projects must follow Augsburg’s guidelines regarding Covid-19.

Please note that the student eligibility for federal work-study and the total number of hours must be confirmed by Human Resources after you complete this form. Open until all 12 positions are filled.

If the student will work 100 hours or less total, we recommend applying instead for the URGO Academic Year research grant.

Questions contact Human Resources at

2020-2021 Federal Work-Study Student Researcher Request Form

URGO Academic-Year Research Application Available

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Each year URGO offers $1,325 research grants for undergraduates who wish to gain research experience with an Augsburg faculty member. These grants require 100 hours of research over the course of the academic year and are a great way to ease into research or to continue work on an existing project.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, so student-faculty research teams are encouraged to submit proposals in the fall. The URGO Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and will begin reviewing proposals September 14th.

If you have any questions about undergraduate research opportunities, please contact Dixie Shafer at or

Find the application at URGO’s website.

URGO On-Campus Research

General Announcements

Free COVID-19 Testing, Augsburg Urgent Phone Counseling Services and Resilience Skills Workshop

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Free COVID-19 Testing at People’s Center Health Services (one block from Augsburg on Riverside). People’s Center has drive-upCOVID-19 testing that is first-come, first-serve (no appointment necessary). Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 3:45pm; Thursdays from 8:30am to noon. The testing is free if you are uninsured; if you have insurance your insurance will be billed but there will be no charge to the patient. See link below for more information and a new patient registration form to complete and bring to the appointment.
People’s Center COVID-19 Testing

CWC’s 24/7 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 and referrals.

Surviving through Thriving: Resilience Skills for College Students in Uncertain Times: Tues., Aug 11, 2020 6:00 PM Tues, Aug 25, 2020 7:30 PM. Cost: $49. Full or partial scholarships Available. No eligible student turned away for inability to pay. Contact to apply. LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC are most welcome.

BE WELL and the CWC staff looks forward to seeing students this fall!

Nancy Guilbeault
Director, CWC

Residence Life Move In Volunteers Needed

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Hello Auggies! We need your help welcoming our students back to their dorms this Fall. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions we will be moving our students back over a three week process and we are looking for lots of volunteers to help. We will begin the process Monday August 10th and go through Friday August 28th. This will be happening Monday through Fridays 10am-4pm. If you are able to help please reach out to me at and I will share the sign up sheet link with you! Thank you in advance!

Important Payroll Change – Monday Timesheet Deadline

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The supervisor deadline for timesheet approvals will permanently move to 12:00 PM on Monday during payroll weeks effective with the upcoming pay period end date this Saturday, August 8 (pay date 8/14).

Supervisors should work with their respective departments to ensure that staff and student employees submit their timesheets in time for supervisors to meet the new deadline.

A communication will be emailed to all supervisors, staff and student employees this week that will provide more information about important changes and improvements to our payroll processes and policies.

As a reminder, please email with any questions related to time entry and/or payroll.

Event Announcements

Reminder: Virtual Career Fair for Jobseekers with Disabilities This Wednesday

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Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is hosting a Disability Virtual Career Fair this Wednesday, August 5, 2020.This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for jobseekers with disabilities to attend. Competitive opportunities for every level of candidate, from experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities, to meet online with employers across the nation!

Candidates are invited to interact with employers via chat sessions. Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities and learn about opportunities within a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors.

After registering for the event, it is recommended participants login to their account and update their profile, upload a resume, enter their educational background, review employers’ job listings, and express interest in specific employers.

Technology Requirements: Google Chrome (recommended browser) or Firefox are required to join video/audio chats or view chat room broadcasts. Otherwise, you may use Safari, Internet Explorer (Version 11 only), or Microsoft Edge.

*Please note that this Virtual Career Fair is an external event and included in Handshake because it may be of interest to students and alumni. Including an event or resource does not indicate University sponsorship or endorsement of that event or resource.*

Register for the virtual career fair in Handshake Events

Virtual Town Hall for Parents and Families: TODAY

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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

Keeping Track of Auggies

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