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Teaching and Learning

Faculty Survey: Response Deadline is May 1

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The Faculty Senate, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Committee, and the Classroom and Presentation Spaces Working Group have collaborated to bring you a short survey. The purpose is to identify faculty teaching experiences supported by technology, identify technology needs, and gather information about classroom needs as we continue to adapt to COVID-related changes.

The results will be used to inform future planning and will be shared with the survey sponsors, including Faculty Senate, and all faculty. The responses are confidential and all findings are reported in the aggregate. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is due by Friday, May 1st.

Thank you for your participation.

Take the Faculty Survey

Save the Date for 3 Days in May

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SAVE THE DATES — Tuesday May 11, Wednesday May 12, and Thursday May 13 – for CTL’s 3 Days in May!

This year’s sessions will all be virtual (over Zoom) and many will focus on topics that were brought up as a result of the Student Assessment Survey sent out this past year. Each day will have sessions from 9-11am, Noon-1pm, and 2-4pm. Participants are encouraged to use breaks in the schedule for dept/division/group meetings (and as a Zoom break!). A final schedule and list of sessions & descriptions will be posted to A-mail and on the CTL website no later than Friday, May 7th.

Please contact CTL Director Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright ( if you have any questions.

EDTalk with Joe Underhill TODAY at 3:10 p.m.

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“Creativity and Agency during COVID: Lessons from the River” Premiering Wednesday, April 28 at 3:10 pm

This EDTalk will feature a discussion of ways to use our time during the pandemic to develop new ways of “teaching by doing and by example.” Joe Underhill will talk about the evolving nature of the River Semester and the plans for new river boats as a way to engage students in a project that can be an example for them of how to get creative and maintain a sense of agency when we face so many daunting challenges.

This year, EDTalks will be pre-recorded and have a community “premiere” on Zoom hosted by CTL at 3:10 pm 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).

EDTalk Zoom Information (must be logged in through Augsburg to view)

Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

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The following proposals were approved by the AAC on Monday, April 26:

-A new Music Creativity Minor
-MUS 476: Instrumentation and Arranging was approved after not having been taught in a long time.
-MUS 413: Advanced Analysis was approved as a new course.
-COM 352: Persuasion was approved for the option of Hybrid/Online modalities and made prerequisite revisions.
-HMO 111/112: New Hmong language course sequence
-TEL had revised the policy for the approval process for courses seeking Hybrid/Online modality. The previous policy had been approved previously, but changes were made after further input.

The TEL subcommittee also presented it’s proposal to become a standing committee. This proposal had no opposition from AAC and will move forward to PPC.

Information about AAC is available at Deadline information can be found at

AAC Tracking Summary

General Announcements

Join the Celebration for Dianne Detloff’s Retirement

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Dianne Detloff’s retirement celebration is on Thursday, May 6th from 2:30 – 3:30 PM.
Come with your memories, stories, appreciation and good wishes for Dianne.

With more than twenty years of dedicated service, Dianne has worked as the Administrative Program Coordinator in the Center for Wellness and Counseling (CWC). She has welcomed thousands of students seeking CWC services. In her position at CWC, she organized a multitude of wellbeing events, such as, the Annual CWC Health Fairs, blood drives with the Memorial Blood Center, and flu shot Clinics with Hennepin Health Care. Dianne provided the leadership for the Augsburg student EPIC program and was a mentor and supervisor for the students. Many students found meeting with the dogs from Paws for learning lowered their stress and would come to CWC or other locations on campus to be with the beloved dogs from Paws for Learning.

Dianne’s last day on campus in May 28th. You can email Dianne at or call her at 612-330-1707.

This is the link for Dianne’s celebration


Apply to be a LEAD Fellow Today

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The LEAD (Leaders for Equity, Action & Democracy) Fellows Program focuses on student leadership development through off-campus, community-strengthening work in which they are working to address social issues such as education inequity, food insecurity, housing instability, etc. Students attend regular cohort meetings to reflect together on their work, cultivate critical analysis of the issues they’re working to address, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to being an active member of the leadership cohort, students will have access to paid internships both on and off campus in position that focus on social change work.

Apply here

Counselors Needed for Scrubs Camp

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Counselors are needed to work at Scrubs Camp at Augsburg from July 7 – July 9, 2021; 9:00AM – 4:00 PM daily. Counselors will earn $375 for the three day camp. Scrubs Camp is coordinated by HealthForce Minnesota and provides opportunities for high school students to explore health careers by engaging in interactive sessions led by health care professionals. To apply, contact Brady Malecha at

Fill Out this Survey for a Chance to Win a Giftcard

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Augsburg Local and the Dining Services Committee need your input! Three Augsburg community members who fill out this survey will be entered into a raffle to win a gift-card from a local restaurant.

Augsburg Local is an initiative at Augsburg to leverage Augsburg’s purchasing power to support local businesses, farmers, organizations, and initiatives. It intentionally focuses on Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC)- & Femme/Trans/Woman (FTW)-owned businesses and farmers. The Dining Services Committee is a group of students, staff, and representatives from Dining Services working together to improve dining on campus. For more information and/or to get involved in our efforts, please email:

Together with you, we hope to create a salad(s) made by and for the Augsburg community with an emphasis on environmentally sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We will use the information from this survey as we create a delicious salad over summer 2021 to be served at Nabo starting in fall 2021.

Event Announcements

Hybrid All Hands Meeting Next Week

The final All Hands Meeting of the 2020-21 year will be Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held as a hybrid event, both in Hoversten Chapel and via Zoom. While we normally hold a longer, strategy-focused All-Hands Planning Summit at the end of the year, we have decided to move our summit conversation to the fall and use this opportunity to report on the significant accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year.

Faculty and staff can email to reserve an in-person spot. Space will be limited; the maximum capacity of the chapel under current structured event guidelines is 58. Faculty and staff can also register to join the webinar on the All Hands page on Inside Augsburg (log in required).

Inside Augsburg

Performance this Thursday, Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir

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The Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Choir invites you to our year-end concert:
A virtual event
Thursday, April 29
3 p.m. (CST)

Featuring Student and Community Member Performances of Vocal Harmony from:
Republic of Georgia
South Africa

Please email Kristina Boerger directly for the event link and password at

Forum Webinar, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce

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When: May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenter: Luiza Dreasher, Mastering Cultural Difference
Cost: Free

With the trend toward a more diverse workforce continuing, so are the ways we conduct business. In the past, most U.S. businesses functioned primarily within our borders. Today, globalization is proving to be a huge game changer for many companies, big and small. With globalization and increased immigration, the potential for misunderstandings in the workplace is really high. First, language differences may lead to miscommunication and misinterpretation. Second you fail to take into account significant cultural differences. For example, during a performance review, you provide constructive criticism to an employee with the intent of helping him improve his performance. Later on you learn that he quit his job because of the shame and loss of face your feedback caused. In this interactive Webinar, you will understand the impact of cultural differences in the workplace and learn strategies to bridge those differences effectively.

Learning Outcomes
Learn the importance of paying attention to cultural differences in the workplace
Recognize differences in communication styles
Apply strategies to communicate effectively with a global workforce

Applications are Now Open for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

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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.

– 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 2021 (graduating by December ‘23)
– 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: Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59pm
Faculty reference deadline: Friday, May 28 (applicants should get permission from one faculty member to serve as their reference and name them in their application)

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:
Questions? Contact:

Funding is provided through the National Science Foundation(NSF) S-STEM program which provides support for high-achieving STEM students with financial need. The collaborative award NSF#2030638: Partner Relationships to Increase STEM Momentum (PRISM) provides S-STEM scholarships to students at Augsburg University, Century College, Minneapolis College, and Normandale Community College.

Let us know you’re interested!

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