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Black Minds Matter: Free Online Course

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

COURSE PURPOSE: Black Minds Matter is a public series that is designed to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black students in education. The series intentionally addresses the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of Black minds. Tangible solutions for promoting the learning, development, and success of Black students are offered.

-Identify how assumptions of criminality about Black students are manifested in school, college, and university settings.
-Recognize how socially constructed viewpoints of Black intelligence decenter them as learners in educational institutions.
-Embrace asset-based views of Black students rooted in the concepts of equity-mindedness and institutional responsibility.
-Articulate research-based policies and practices that serve to promote the learning, development, and success of Black students throughout the educational pipeline.

Find out more about this and other opportunities at https://inside.augsburg.edu/diversity/george-floyd-initiatives/.

Black Minds Matter Information and Registration

Earn $25 for Attending Workshops

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, the eLearning team has been working hard to provide helpful tips and resources for getting your classes ready. Check out the Tech Tune-ups and Tips every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. CTL has been focused the pedagogical side with Practical Pedagogy on Wednesdays at 10 am (PLEASE NOTE, 8/5 PRACTICAL PEDAGOGY SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED). Take advantage of these wonderful sessions. *Live attendance at these workshops is eligible for $25 stipends for union adjunct faculty. See https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for information. You must use a form to record your attendance after the workshop.

Then check out the resources for any sessions that you may have missed. There are links to recordings on the Google doc schedules. You can find this information on CTL’s front page under “Events”. The Google docs can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address. They have the necessary ZOOM information, schedules, workshop descriptions, and resources from past sessions. Don’t miss out on these learning opportunities.

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Today’s Practical Pedagogy Cancelled (08/05)

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

We have had to cancel today’s scheduled session, “Course Policies in the Time of Covid: Flexibility Without Decreasing Rigor”. NEXT WEDNESDAY, August 12: 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.

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

TOMORROW at 10 a.m.: Tour of Resources and E-Learning Q&A

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

In addition to hosting the Tech Tune-ups & Tips sessions twice a week this summer, the E-Learning team has also been creating new resources to help you master new learning technologies. The first 15 minutes will be a tour of these resources. For the remaining 45 minutes, we’d like to hear from you. What questions/concerns do you have? What additional information do you need as you build your Moodle courses and prepare to teach using Zoom? The team will be on hand to answer questions and direct you to specific resources.

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.

*This workshop is eligible for a $25 stipend for union adjunct faculty. See https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for information.

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

Moodle Community Site Upgrade

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The time has come to upgrade our Moodle Community site. The upgrade will not automatically move Moodle Community courses or sites over to the new instance (the exception for this is major and minor sites). Site managers can copy over their sites to the new instance.IT will manually copy or migrate courses and sites over, ONLY if requested via the form below. The current and new instance of Moodle Community will be available till Fall or until the migration is completed. Please fill out the Google form linked below to have your Moodle Community course or site copied over.

*Academic Moodle will not be affected.

link to current community: https://moodle.augsburg.edu/moodle2019/login/index.php

link to new community: https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/login/index.php

link to backup/restore help: https://support.augsburg.edu/support/index.php?/default_import/Knowledgebase/Article/View/722/27/moodle-backup-and-restore-process

If you have any questions please reach out to Marilyn Wetterer.

Copy Your Moodle Community Course or Site

Forum Podcast Ep. 41 – Engaging ERGs to Create Impact During These Current Times continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Farzana Nayani (Consulting and Training) and Lisa Strack (Bank of the West) answer questions from listeners that attended our popular webinar Engaging ERGs to Create Impact During These Current Times, sponsored by AON.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p41/

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) Subscription Ending August 31

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

We will not be renewing our subscription to hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) which provides online short tutorial videos on many topics including software like Microsoft products. Over the past 2 years usage has declined greatly and Augsburg is not getting enough value from the subscription. Based on current analytics this impact is minimal due to low usage. There’s an abundance of free tutorial videos online now easily found through searching.

General Announcements

Timesheet Approval Deadline – Monday August 10 at Noon

submitted by millerd1@augsburg.edu

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 payroll@augsburg.edu with any questions related to time entry and/or payroll.

The Study Abroad and Away Office — Open for virtual appointments

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

The Center for Global Education and Experience (Study Abroad & Away) is operating remotely and we have appointments available via Zoom. Our staff and peer advisors are here to support you as you plan ahead for the future!

Semester and short-term programs in the US and internationally are available for fall semester and beyond. Short-term courses for spring break and summer 2021 have destinations in the following locations: Guatemala, New York City, Minnesota Tribal Lands, Cuba, Germany, and Italy.

Our advisors are here to help every Auggie – whether you’re just getting started with Study Abroad & Away, or you already have a program chosen. Schedule an appointment here:

https://go.oncehub.com/StudyAbroadAwayAppointments

You can also send us an email: abroad@augsburg.edu, or stop by our website, below.

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Residence Life Move-In Volunteers Needed

submitted by leem3@augsburg.edu

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 leem3@augsburg.edu and I will share the sign up sheet link with you! Thank you in advance!

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.

Event Announcements

Forum Webinar – Facing the Reality: Partnering with the Business to Execute D&I Priorities

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: August 27, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Intermediate
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenters: Jeffrey Cookson, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW) | Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Allstate Insurance Company | Shona Ramchandani, Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)
Cost: Free

Allstate has been on a journey to expand the impact of inclusive diversity throughout the enterprise. This webinar presents unexpected ways business units chose to act and directly face their teams with critical inclusion training opportunities. Hear from a member of the Inclusive Diversity team, and a volunteer facilitator and training partner (LCW) who will share the process and journey of designing, implementing, and delivering a unique learning program aimed at disrupting unconscious bias in the workplace.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/webinars/facing-the-reality-partnering-with-the-business-to-execute-di-priorities/

Eyewitness: Intersection of Racial Injustice and Climate Change

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Thursday, August 6, 12 pm – 1 pm:

From the event page:
“We are all eyewitnesses to climate change, and we all have stories to tell. In celebration of the new book, Eyewitness, written by Minnesotans calling for action on climate change, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is offering a virtual series to uplift and listen to a diverse range of voices who will share stories that influence our social and political reality in compelling ways.

The Critical Intersection of Racial Injustice and Climate Change
In the first workshop: witness art, music, and storytelling from special guests Ben Passer of Fresh Energy, Maria Isa, and Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio.
Register for the Crowdcast Live Stream: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eyewitness-townhall

The climate crisis is disproportionately and immediately impacting our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Climate justice is racial justice. A better world is possible — for all of us, and our reality is demanding it now.
Join us to take action together and use your voice for climate justice. You’ll have an opportunity to write a letter to your legislators calling for policy change.”

Find this and more on the Justice for George Floyd page linked below.

Justice for George Floyd Initiatives

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