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

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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.

Moodle Community Site Upgrade: Response Required for Community Courses to be Copied Over

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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 new community:

link to backup/restore help:

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

Copy Your Moodle Community Course or Site

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

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Rescheduled from Last Week: 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!

*This workshop is eligible for a $25 stipend for union adjunct faculty. See for information.

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

Advanced Zooming Lab: Practice Your Zoom Hosting Skills TOMORROW

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TOMORROW at 11:30: The E-Learning team will be on hand to practice Advanced Zoom hosting skills (e.g., breakout rooms, polling, reactions and participant responses, multiple devices & log-ons, annotation, and screen-sharing) in small groups in breakout rooms. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain experience with these tools in a low-stakes, collegial environment.

This lab add-on to Tech Tune-ups and Tips will take place from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Checkout the workshop “Zoom Chat Chatter & Advanced Zooming” from 10 am – 11 am, take a 30 minute break, and then test out your skills during the lab.

*This lab is eligible for a $25 stipend for union adjunct faculty. See for information.

Tech Tune-ups and Tips Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg address)

TOMORROW at 10 a.m. : Zoom Chat Chatter and Advanced Zooming

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The first 15 minutes of the session will focus on how to get the most out of the Zoom Chat feature (including how to best manage and record). The rest of the hour will focus on how to effectively use Zoom tools to engage students (e.g., breakout rooms, polling, reactions and participant responses, multiple devices & log-ons, annotation, and screen-sharing).

After Thursday’s workshop, take a half-hour break and come back for the Advanced Zooming Lab to practice your skills.

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 for information.

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

Connect with Colleagues on 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.

*If Friday afternoons don’t work with your schedule, but you would still like to participate, reach out to Bridget or Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright, and they will contemplate adding other days/times in the future.

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

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

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

Forum Podcast Ep. 42 – Politically (In-)Correct: Survival Lessons for the 21st Century

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In this The Forum Podcast, Dr. Kristine F. Hoover (Gonzaga University) addresses the gap in knowledge for well intended people who may struggle with language and skills to “do the work” and to engage in dialogue with diverse others.

General Announcements

The Study Abroad and Away Office — Open for Virtual Appointments

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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:

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

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Voices from the Global South – Hybrid and Online Courses this Fall

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Register for a fall hybrid or online course with an Augsburg CGEE global faculty from Latin America and Southern Africa. CGEE’s courses focus on amplifying voices of marginalized people from around the world, many from the Global South. These courses will include interactions with guest speakers from our community partner connections in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Namibia, and more!

There is a huge variety of courses available, including unique courses such as:

-Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S.
-Queer History In Latin America
-Mexican Cultures through Film
-Citizen Participation in a Globalized Economy
-And many more!

To access these courses, search in Records and Registration under Fall 2020 term. Look for Communication/Film, Gender/Sexuality/Women’s Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, and Spanish, with section designations: “X” for Mexico, “G” for Central America (Guatemala & Nicaragua), and “S” for Southern Africa.

Register for class per usual to reserve your seat soon!

See fall global courses in Records & Registration

New Events/Resources Added Daily to Justice for George Floyd Initiatives

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Make sure to check regularly to find webinars, online discussions, volunteer/event opportunities, and more. There are also links to suggested reading lists, podcasts, and videos. We have daily updates to a variety of ways to get involved.

You can also submit items to the page by clicking on the form linked at the top.

Justice for George Floyd Initiatives

Augsburg’s Student Graphic Design Studio Design and Agency Call for Community Clients.

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Augsburg’s student graphic design studio Design & Agency announces an open call for community clients.

This fall 2020 the student graphic design studio, Design & Agency ( at Augsburg University will have room to welcome five new non-profit, community, and/or BIPOC-owned organizations for a brand, or event, identity design project. New client application form can be found here:

Project specifications below:

• Client project submissions due by August 24th
• Five final clients will be selected by August 31st
• 12-week project timeline, commencing the week of September 7th and concluding the week of November 23rd.

Option A: Brand Identity Design
• Brand logo
• Business card
• Graphic Standards guidelines (up to 10-page document.)
• Any two of the following elements:
– Letterhead + Envelope
– Social media avatars (up to 5)
– Exterior/interior signage
– Social media header images (up to 3)
– Choice of one piece of merchandise design (tote bag, t-shirt, etc.)

Option B: Event Promotion **
• Event logo
• Promotional poster (digital and print format)
• Graphic Standards guidelines (up to 10-page document.)
• One of the following additional elements:
– Expanded series of promotional posters (up to 3)
– Event signage
– Choice of one piece of merchandise design (tote bag, t-shirt, etc.)
** Event must take place AFTER November 30th, 2020

• Project budgets are ‘pay what you can’. (
• Client is responsible for production material costs (printing, fabrication, etc.)

The new client application form:

Design & Agency Website

New COVID-19 database in Lindell Library

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Lindell Library’s HeinOnline database just added a collection of governmental and scholarly articles on the COVID-19 pandemic, titled “COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law”. With this resource, you can:

Find factual information about how COVID-19 has impacted public health, economics, society, and the world;

Peruse hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on the various ways COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, from testing issues in the medical field to unemployment and economic impact; and

Discover a curated list of relevant scholarly articles and external links to supplement their research.

These reports provide insight into federal response to the pandemic, discussing not only those issues that are highly prevalent in the media (e.g., vaccine development), but also less publicized topics such as the pandemic’s effect on organ donation and transplantation, support for the homeless, and more.

For more information, contact your liaison librarian or Mary Hollerich, or x1603.

HeinOnline database – click on COVID-19 in America

Faculty/Staff Campus Mail

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If you are a staff/faculty chair or you have your own campus box and are planning to return to campus in the near future, please either check your mail box or contact the mail room ( to arrange to pick up your mail or have your mail delivered.
If you or someone in your office will be in on a regular schedule please let us know so we can resume regular mail deliveries to you.

Central Services has been operating throughout the summer and we have been receiving mail/packages as regular. Some boxes/area are getting quite full so we would like to start getting that taken care of as we are able.

Thank You,
Central Services Staff

Attention RefWorks Users

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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 Mendeley 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, or x1603.

Migrating from RefWorks

Event Announcements

Featuring President Pribbenow: “Where Do We Go From Here?” Virtual Discussion on Anti-Racism Efforts

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Thursday, August 13, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, Online Event

From the Event Page: Creating lasting change to combat systematic racism and inequities.

In his historical ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King implored, “this is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism,” and that there is a “fierce urgency of now.” This message still holds true nearly 60 years later. And, as a coalition, CUMU is committed to working with members to act now through critical learning, dialogue, and actionable strategies.

Join CUMU on August 13 for a live, virtual forum where four CUMU presidents and chancellors will discuss where we go from here.

This moderated discussion will discuss why it is imperative to move beyond powerful rhetoric, share methods of personal and institutional accountability, explore new and promising ideas, and most importantly spur continued dialogue and commitment to fostering a successful environment for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.

NOTE: For anyone interested, please submit questions in advance when registering for this event.

Panelists include CUMU executive committee members and CUMU member presidents and chancellors from public, private, religiously-affiliated, and minority-serving institutions.
Katherine Conway-Turner, president, SUNY Buffalo State College
Thomas Parham, president, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Paul Pribbenow, president, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
Kristin Sobolik, chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis


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“Get Ready for Fall” Sessions for Faculty and Staff this Month

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Join one of the three Get Ready for Fall sessions for faculty and staff this month. These sessions will cover key information that faculty and staff need to know about coming to campus to work this fall. Presenters are Rebecca John, VP and chief operating officer and Dawn Miller, HR Director.

8/17 10-11 a.m.
8/20 noon-1 p.m.
8/26 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The link to join the webinar will be posted on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg.

All Hands page

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