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Fellowship Friday TOMORROW at 2 p.m.

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.)

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/

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

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

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.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/articles/p42/

Advanced Zooming Lab: Practice Your Zoom Hosting Skills TODAY at 11:30 a.m.

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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 https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for information.

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

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

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

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 https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/ for information.

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

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

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 new community: https://moodle.augsburg.edu/moodlecommunity/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

Moodle Showcase 2020-21

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Faculty, if you haven’t already noticed it, there is a new course on your Moodle 2020-21 Dashboard entitled Moodle Showcase. This course contains exemplary samples of your colleagues’ Moodle courses. The site showcases the use of images by James Vela-McConnell, an Online Group Presentation Assignment by Christina Erickson, VoiceThread LTI (integrated VT) by Kris McHale and Susan Loushin, H5P Interactive Videos by Lynda Enright, Activity Completion by Henry Yoon, and the Moodle Lesson by Phyllis Kapetanakis. Make sure you explore this site for ideas as you plan your own courses for the Fall.

Moodle Showcase 2020-2021

General Announcements

Top 3 Things Students Need to Know This Week

  1. The Auggie Guide provides information that identifies actions you need to take for your health and the safety of our community upon your return to Augsburg. 
  2. CampusClear is a free COVID-19 self-screening app for iPhone and Android that everyone in the Augsburg community must complete each day before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall. Download here.
  3. The George Floyd Initiatives website houses information about community events, volunteer opportunities, and a variety of other resources dedicated to the memory of George Floyd and/or the fight for racial justice. 

 

A-mail Hiatus TOMORROW, 8/21, and 8/28

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

Augsburg staff will have the four Fridays in August as additional paid time off: August 7, 14, 21, and 28. On those Fridays, the publication of A-mail will not go out and will resume the Monday after each Friday.

Anything submitted today will be published on Monday, August 17.

Send questions or concerns via email to a-mail-corrections@augsburg.edu.

COVID-19 Database in Library

submitted by holleric@augsburg.edu

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, holleric@augsburg.edu or x1603.

HeinOnline database – click on COVID-19 in America

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 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, holleric@augsburg.edu or x1603.

Migrating from RefWorks

Event Announcements

Study in NYC on spring break 2021 – Apply by November 1

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Take a spring semester course that includes a week of travel to NYC on spring break!

— FROM ROOTS TO RAP: ISLAM IN AMERICA —

Course: HIS 195 – fulfills a Humanities requirement

Program Leader: professor Maheen Zaman

Travel Dates: March 12-19, 2021

We will walk in the footsteps of Malcolm X on our tour of Muslim Harlem as we study the vast diversity of Black Muslim traditions – Nation of Islam, Sunni Black Muslims, West African businesses, and Latinx Muslims of East Harlem. At New York University’s nationally acclaimed Islamic Center, located in the Village, we will observe the Friday prayer in the context of a campus community integrated with its surrounding professional workforce.

Beyond these two sites in Manhattan, we will venture out to Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx to learn from organizers and advocates of immigration rights and civil liberties, investigate the process of social disappearance of working class Muslims in the face of gentrification, conduct oral histories as paired researchers across the five boroughs, sit with disciples of a female Sufi master and experience the ambiance of their spiritual practice, visit the museums of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to critically compare natural and cultural representation of Islam and Muslims, take a ferry ride to Elis Island, Statue of Liberty, and compare that immigration narrative with the memories of exclusion curated at the Museum of the Chinese in America, and so much more.

***Applications due November 1*** Open to all Auggies

Learn more and start an application

Attend a “Get Ready for Fall” Session for Faculty and Staff this Month

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

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.

Dates:
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

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/

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