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Fellowship Friday is a Time to Connect

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Take time to chat with colleagues about your week… what’s working and what’s not working… or just connect.

Fridays | “Fellowship Fridays” | 4:30 pm – 5:30 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.)

Moodle Gradebook Reminders and Support

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

As we approach mid-semester, remember that in order for course totals to calculate correctly, it is very important to enter 0’s for work students have not completed. Moodle only aggregates “non-empty” grades. This means a blank in the gradebook will be ignored in the calculations–giving students an overly optimistic sense of their total. See the link below for instructions on how to quickly enter 0’s for graded items. If you would like help with your Moodle gradebook, the E-Learning team is ready to assist you. Please contact your LFC or Bonnie Tensen for help with this.

Adding Zeros in Gradebook

Google Drive Workshops with the E-Learning Team

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The E-Learning team is hosting a Google Drive Basic and Advanced Workshop to help you understand and adapt to this new modality and find ways to incorporate it into your pedagogy! The Basic Workshop will be held on the 27th of October from 3 pm – 4 pm, and the Advanced Workshop will be held on the 4th of November from 3 pm – 4 pm.

Basic Workshop: Tuesday, October 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Advanced Workshop: Wednesday, November 4, 3 pm – 4 pm

Google Drive Workshop Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

Augsburg Receives Two GEER Grants for Equity in Education and Remote Learning Needs

submitted by mayper@augsburg.edu

The Education Department (Dr. Audrey Lensmire) and the Information Technology Department (Scott Krajewski) are the recipients of two new grants from the State of Minnesota which total $250,000. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant awards will address equity in education and technology and remote learning needs among students of color, Indigenous students, and those who are disabled or low-income.

Lensmire’s GEER grant will provide direct aid to teacher candidates who have a need to defray unexpected costs posed by the pandemic during their student teaching semester and coursework. Krajewski’s GEER grant will ensure that students receive the hardware and software required for meeting course learning objectives, and will provide captioning on instructional video recordings in order to make them more accessible.

The grant awards will result in students and faculty being able to weather changes to their plans for learning and teaching a bit more smoothly. We owe thanks to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for administering the competitive selection process this summer. We also wish to thank Dr. Lauren Causey for her skillful guidance in creating two high quality GEER proposals.

The GEER grant program is a redistribution of federal CARES Act funds.

Grants and Sponsored Programs

Academic Affairs Committee Approvals Update

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

At the Monday, October 12 meeting, the Academic Affairs Committee approved three proposals. ACC 495 made changes to its description and prereqs, as well as a change in grading to pass/no pass. BIO 420 was approved for asynchronous online delivery. HPE 324/334 went from 2 to 4 credits.

Jenny Hanson was also present at the meeting to give an update on TEL (a subcommittee of AAC). She discussed Moodle reports for department chairs, as well as work on a survey for students.

AAC information is available at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/. Committee approvals are tracked in the spreadsheet linked below (this is also posted on the AAC page).

AAC Tracking (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

EdTalks are Back with Lyz Wendland

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10pm on days when there is a faculty meeting. These premieres will end no later than 3:30pm to allow plenty of time to log into the Faculty Zoom meeting early. After the premier, the recording will be posted on the CTL website, along with any resources (if applicable).

Wellness, Balance and Boundaries in Higher Education
Join Lyz Wendland, Assistant Professor of Art & Design as she discusses wellness, balance and boundaries inside and outside of the classroom, sharing activities practiced in her teaching.

Premieres at 3:10 pm on Wednesday, October 21.
(The recording will be available on the CTL page the following day.)

EDTalks Zoom Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)

General Announcements

On/Off-Campus Jobs Available

submitted by grayk2@augsburg.edu

As midterm and other holiday breaks are approaching, it is always good to get out there and work a few extra hours (or do homework). Head over to Handshake to find jobs both on-campus at Augsburg and off-campus. The possibilities are endless as you can add filters and customize your search to fit your needs and interests. As always, feel free to reach out to the Strommen Center and check our online resources!

Search for Jobs in Handshake Now

2020-21 AugSTEM Scholars Program: Application Deadline Extended to October 19

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The AugSTEM program is designed to support Augsburg juniors and seniors who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded by the National Science Foundation, AugSTEM Scholars receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year. Scholars also become a part of the STEM community at Augsburg with opportunities for summer research, faculty mentoring, and career development.

Eligibility:
-Enrolled at least half-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
-Within 5 semesters of graduating with a STEM degree as of Fall 2020 (graduating by December ‘22)
-Major GPA of 2.75 or higher (scholars will be expected to raise their GPA to 3.0 during program participation)
-U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
-Demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid status (Pell or MN State grant eligible or equivalent)

Application deadline: Monday, October 19 at midnight

Students who began their college careers at community colleges are encouraged to apply as well as students who began at Augsburg.

For more information, go to: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.

Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarships: Application Deadline October 19

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Applications are now open for the 2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarship. At Augsburg STEM majors include: biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

Supports students pursuing a degree in STEM.
•Provides scholarships of $4,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
•Connects scholars with opportunities for career development.
•Open to current Augsburg students and incoming transfers.

Eligibility:
•Enrolled full-time in a STEM major (biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics)
•Within 7 semesters of graduating
•Major GPA of 2.75 or higher
•U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
•Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
•Pell or Minnesota State Grant eligible

Application deadline: October 19, 2020 at midnight.

Note: students who apply to the 2020-21 AugSTEM Scholars Program will automatically be considered for a 2020-21 NSF Aspire Scholarship.

For more information, go to: https://www.augsburg.edu/stem/nsf-aspire-scholarship/

Questions? Contact stem@augsburg.edu

HR Benefits and Payroll Forms: Due Noon Friday, Oct. 16

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

To ensure timely processing of payroll for the Oct. 23 pay date, if you have forms to send, please submit them to HR by noon on Friday, Oct. 16. This includes HSA, retirement, stipend payments, and direct deposit and tax withholding changes. Email hr@augsburg.edu if you have questions or need help.

Timesheet Deadlines changed to Monday of Pay Weeks
Please note that all timesheet submissions AND approvals have moved up to Mondays during pay weeks. Timesheets can be submitted on Friday for supervisors to approve by noon on Mondays.

Secure Link to Human Resources & Payroll
To protect your information, forms containing sensitive data such as banking or social security numbers should not be emailed. For a secure delivery link go to https://augsburg.leapfile.net/ for submission. Please contact hr@augsburg.edu for questions.

Thank you so much! -Your HR & Payroll Team

Event Announcements

Forum Event: Race, Politics, and the Workplace

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

When: October 29, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Online/Video Conference
Presenters: Candi Castleberry Singleton, Twitter  |  Bill Proudman, White Men as Full Diversity Partners/FDP Global  |  Howard Ross, Udarta Consulting  |  Regina Speed-Bost, SB Law, PLLC  |  Sandra S. Yamate, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

We are experiencing amplified division and chaos around concepts central to diversity, equity and inclusion: Anti-racism and white privilege are becoming increasingly politicized, especially as the US prepares itself for the upcoming Presidential election.

How does this resistance show up in your workplace and in your DEI initiatives? How do we continue to bridge divides that seem to be increasingly polarized? And, how will you prepare your workplace for the aftermath of the election, whatever the outcome?

Together, with White Men as Full Diversity Partners’ Bill Proudman and Jim Morris, with guest Howard Ross, we will explore these questions and the unique challenges facing workplaces in the US right now.

Learning Outcomes
Learn what fear and resistance sound like and reveal in the workplace
Be clear on why DEI work matters, especially right now
Build up your resolve and your internal change agents

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/dibs/race-politics-and-the-workplace/

Public Presentations by the Director of Latinx Student Services Candidates TODAY

submitted by vangh@augsburg.edu

All members of the Augsburg community are invited to attend a public presentation by the four finalists for the Director of Latinx Student Services search. All presentations will be conducted through ZOOM. Candidates will give a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q & A session. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend to learn more about each candidate. A feedback link will be provided at the conclusion of each presentation.

Candidate 4
Thursday, October 15
11-11:50am

https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/92644722375?pwd=V2JlNDdackFURTVVRTlCRVRKNXhTQT09

Dial In: 1+ 312 626 6799
Passcode: 320427

Chapel: Professor Phil Quanbeck

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by live streaming for chapel today at 11:30 am as we continue our religion department series. Today Phil Quanbeck II, associate professor of religion, is preaching. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom https://augsburg.zoom.us/j/95460363994?pwd=S1lSdks0T1cvcm96ZDNTRTlmYndUUT09. Chapel services are also available on the Campus Ministry YouTube channel. To find the link for chapel videos, please visit the Campus Ministry calendar. The bulletin for today is available online. http://web.augsburg.edu/campusministry/Daily_Chapel_Bulletins/2020-21_Bulletins/2020-10-15_Chapel_bulletin.pdf

Augsburg Campus Ministry Calendar

Quad Reserved TODAY for an Afternoon Campaign Event

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Biden-Harris campaign is renting space from Augsburg today for a Get Out the Vote event for college students featuring Jill Biden. This is an invitation-only event (invitations were determined by the campaign team), and all those attending will adhere to Augsburg’s symptom screening, physical distancing, and face covering requirements.

The campaign team will be setting up in the quad beginning early this morning. Security will be provided by the Secret Service, who have engaged the Minneapolis Police Department for support.

The campaign will be putting up barriers around the portion of the quad that will be used for the event; Auggies crossing the quad will need to stay on the perimeter. The doors on the quad to Sverdrup Hall, Science Hall, and Christensen Center will remain available for fob access. Memorial Hall will not be open for the day. Those with offices in Memorial have already been notified by email.

The event will begin at 12:45 p.m. If you’re not on the invitation list and are able to do so, please avoid the quad area during this time.

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Auggie Love Your Melon Hats for Sale

submitted by holmesa@augsburg.edu

Fall is here and so is cooler weather, stay warm with your own Auggie LYM hat!
The women’s hockey team has partnered with Love Your Melon and is selling hats with the Auggie logo as a fundraiser. Purchasing a hat supports the women’s hockey team and the LYM foundation. Beanie hats are $35 and pom hats are $45. Purchase your hat today!

You can pay with cash, check or card. We are also able to ship hats for a $5 shipping fee per hat.

Contact holmesa@augsburg.edu with any questions or to purchase a hat.

LYM Beanie & Pom