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Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The AAC met for the final time this academic year on Wednesday, May 5. The following proposals were approved at that meeting:

Academic Policy: Topics courses may be offered three (3) times before they need to be approved as a permanent course. The course may not be offered a fourth time without AAC permanent approval.

HPE 203 will become cross-listed with BIO 103.

SPA 11X is a new course.

PWC 310 changed its course title.

PWC 330 is a new course.

RLN 300 will provide the signature Search for Meaning requirement for advanced transfer students.
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This was the final meeting with Phyllis Kapetanakis as Chair of AAC. It was also the final meeting for former Chair, David Crowe. AAC wants to thank them both for their service, as well as give a special thank-you to Lizzy Hoversten who served as this year’s student representative.

Information about AAC including minutes, proposal forms, and tracking of approvals can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/. A summary of approvals from the last several years can also be found in the link below.
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21-22 Academic Affairs Committee
Emily Schilling, Biology (NSS)
Erin Sugrue, Social Work (PS)
Henry Yoon, Psychology (NSS), at large
Jacob Enger, Business Administration (PS)
Jody Sorensen, MSCS (NSS), at large
Joseph Towle*, Modern Languages (HFA), at large
Reinaldo Moya, Music (HFA)
Sarah Greenfield, English (HFA)
Terrance Kwame-Ross, Education (PS)
Student Member

AAC Proposal Approval Summary

Forum Podcast Ep. 62: From Bystander to Ally Continued

submitted by gocmen@augsburg.edu

In this special bonus episode of The Forum Podcast, Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz (DCY Consulting) and Tatyana Fertelmeyster (Connecting Differences, LLC) answer questions from listeners that attended our very popular April 2021 webinar From Bystander to Ally.

https://forumworkplaceinclusion.org/p62/

Still Looking for Fulbright Candidates

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The Fulbright US Student Program offers college graduates the opportunity to participate in diplomacy in over 140 countries. Your experience could include teaching English, working on a Master’s degree, or performing research in any field, including performance studies and the creative arts. You may apply in the summer before/fall of your senior year or after you graduate. URGO offers advising, application support, and interviews for endorsement by Augsburg University for both current students and alumni.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact urgo@augsburg.edu for more information. All current students and recent alumni are welcome to inquire, even if you won’t be eligible to apply for the coming application cycle.

Fulbright US Student Program Website

Schedule/Session Information TODAY and TOMORROW’s “3 Days in May”

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

The link below leads you to the schedule for next week’s 3 Days in May. Individual sessions are also on the CTL calendar (https://inside.augsburg.edu/ctl/).

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Note that the link below can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg.

3 Days in May Schedule/Link Information

Flipgrid, Relaxation, and Tricky Accommodations

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

There are sessions about these topics and more during TODAY’s “3 Days in May”. You can find the schedule and Zoom information in the link below (the link can only be viewed when logged in through Augsburg).

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

3 Days in May Schedule/Information

Supporting Faculty-Student Interaction through Navigational Mentorship

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TOMORROW at 9 am: The NSF PRISM Project: Supporting Faculty-Student Interaction through Navigational Mentorship

Facilitated by Rebekah Dupont, Jennifer Brookins-King, and Arielle Mayper

This workshop will provide an overview of the first year activities of the NSF PRISM project, share goals for the 21-22 academic year and hold two breakout sessions. The first breakout will be guided by student feedback on the PRISM mentorship pilot this spring. We’ll discuss strategies for enhancing student interaction with faculty and supporting student professional and career goals. The second breakout will explore what professional development the PRISM project might provide during the second year of this five-year project.

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

3 Days in May Schedule/Zoom Info (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

Online Resources for Student Mental Health and Wellness

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TOMORROW at 9 am Online Resources for Student Mental Health and Wellness

Facilitated by Melissa Hensley

Spending time online can be anxiety provoking for students, but it can also be a potent source of help and guidance. There are many good online resources to help with anxiety, depression, and other signs of mental health problems. Online communities for people coping with mental health conditions also exist. This workshop will introduce participants to some useful online resources for students dealing with mental health conditions and the people who support them.

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

3 Days in May (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

TOMORROW: Sessions on the Degree Audit and Assessment

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

Tomorrow at 10:30:
Assessment Report: Progress and Next Steps Facilitated by Ben Denkinger
The results of this year’s assessment of Vocation in students’ General Education coursework are in, and they are RED HOT. But don’t fret keystone fans: we’ve got you covered with details on our initial steps to identify evidence of student achievement in keystone coursework. And for our VIP departmental assessment coordinators, we’re offering premium bespoke content to answer all your burning questions as you head into the summer. All attendees will receive an official “Augsburg Assessment 2021” letter jacket and keychain (while supplies last), so don’t miss out!

Tomorrow at Noon:
uAchieve: Degree Audit Q & A Facilitated by Christine Berkenpas and Hope Blatchley
This session is a follow-up Q & A to the uAchieve degree audit training video series posted on the Community Moodle website. We want to ensure that department chairs (and others) have received answers to all of their questions about the degree audit and the vetting process. The June 15, 2021, deadline for providing feedback to the encoders is quickly approaching. The next deadline of July 15, 2021, will also come quickly–the department chairs signing off on their department’s degree audits.

This Q & A session will primarily benefit people who have already watched the 15 self-paced training videos. If you have not already watched this series, totaling 2 ½ hours, we encourage you to schedule two or three blocks of time for yourself to watch the videos prior to the Q & A session. Perhaps you can use some of the open time periods during the 3 Days in May. We are so excited for you to now have access to this long-awaited tool!

If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

3 Days in May Schedule/Information (can only be viewed with an Augsburg login)

General Announcements

One Week Left to Apply for the 2021-22 AugSTEM Scholars Program

submitted by mayper@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 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: http://www.augsburg.edu/stem/augstem.
Questions? Contact: stem@augsburg.edu.

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.

Learn more about the application!

Attend the 2021 Leadership Summit for Free

submitted by tuchten@augsburg.edu

2021 Leadership Summit May 19

The Leadership Summit is back! Join us for the 2021 Augsburg/Midway Chamber of Commerce Leadership Summit – live/zoom format.

The noon keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be President Paul Pribbenow “New Protocols: Life and Work Together after a Pandemic” His presentation will be preceded by an 11am session led by MAL alum Carole Burton on “Equity, Blind Spots, and Perfectionism: The Why’s, How’s, and impact on ROTI”

Augsburg faculty, staff, and graduate students will be able to attend this year’s summit free, but pre-registration is required. If interested, please contact Alan Tuchtenhagen at tuchten@augsburg.edu by Friday May 14. You may attend one or both sessions.

More information about the Leadership Summit

Apply to be LEAD Fellow Today

submitted by tarisl@augsburg.edu

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

Still Time to Study Off Campus This Fall

submitted by leess8@augsburg.edu

Augsburg CGEE has extended the deadline to June 15th for our Fall Semester programs in Mexico, Namibia and Central America, and to June 30th for the USA Program on the Mississippi River. You can use your financial aid, plus a $1500 Travel grant for the international programs.

These programs emphasize social justice, community engagement, and boast an active, hands-on learning style. Small group sizes are expected this fall, allowing you more personal attention from our instructors. If this sounds like an environment you could thrive in, check out each program in the link included!

Complete several graduation requirements including your Augsburg Experience requirement (all off campus programs satisfy this requirement). Additional general education requirements are available on each program, such as Humanities credits, Search for Meaning II, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modern Language 1 & 2, Fine Arts, and even your Wellness requirement! Check each program page to see which requirements are satisfied at each location.

Students interested in studying off campus this fall can talk with the study abroad & away office to find the right fit for you. Make an appointment with our advisor at: https://go.oncehub.com/AndreaDvorak

Find Your Fall Program

Year-End Expense Deadline – June 14, 2021

submitted by stepanek@augsburg.edu

Invoices, Expense Reports and Payment Authorization Forms

Please submit invoices, expense reports, payment authorization forms, etc. for goods or services received on or before May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to accountspayableaugsburg.edu or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148. If you are coming into your office please check for invoices that may have been delivered to your office and forward them to the Business Office.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf (kampf@augsburg.edu X1260) by Monday, June 14, 2021.

P-Card Purchase and Reimbursement Expenses

Please submit P-Card statements and receipts for expenses incurred through May 31, 2021 by Monday, June 14, 2021. Email your statement and receipts to purchasecard@augsburg.edu.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2021, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 148 by Thursday May 27, 2021. Our office is open Wednesday and Thursdays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

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Shamsa Ahmed Wins a Fulbright

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Shamsa Ahmed, 2021, graduated with Political Science and International Relations majors won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach English in South Korea. She is a TRIO/SSS student, Act Six Scholar and Dell Scholar recipient. She also won the national Boren scholarship where she spent 8 weeks in Florida studying Swahili followed by 4 months in Tanzania learning Swahili and studying Swahili culture and history. Following her ETA she plans to earn a master’s degree in public policy. She is passionate about refugee rights as she herself spent many years in a refugee camp in Kenya until coming to the U.S. as a 6th grader. She’s passionate about peace building and can envision a career in the foreign service or the United Nations. Shamsa is familiar with 5 languages and for the past 5 years has taught young children Saturdays and Sundays at her mosque.

Citlaly Escobar Wins a Fulbright

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Citlaly Escobar, 2021, graduated with majors in Political Science and Sociology won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan. Citlaly has been involved on and off campus in a variety of ways. She was a first-team all-conference lacrosse player, vice president of the Augsburg Latinx Student Association, and a freshmen and sophomore class president for the Honors Program. She was also one of the working group members for the Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, serving as a Latinx student representative. In addition, she has spent the last two years as a student researcher for TRIO/McNair, URGO, and received a graduate research assistantship at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (first undergraduate to receive this award). She also won the prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Award to study for 7 weeks last summer at the Hubert Humphrey School. Following her time in Taiwan, Citlaly plans to pursue a PhD in American Studies where she hopes to continue her research about the Twin Cities Chicano Movement and Latino society in the upper Midwest.

Ciashhia Shiongyaj Wins a Fulbright

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Ciashia Shiongyaj, 2021, graduated with a major in Biology and minor in Environmental Studies won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan. Ciashia is motivated to become an ETA because she wants to create a community inside the classroom and join communities outside the classroom. She also wants to learn more about her Asian heritage. She played on Augsburg’s volleyball team and has taught volleyball for several years to many age groups. While at Augsburg she conducted URGO research with Dr. Emily Schilling and also did a summer of research with the DNR in Bemidji. Upon returning to the U.S. she plans to earn a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. She’s passionate about finding ways that humans can coexist in this ecosystem without depleting the Earth’s biodiversity.

Terrence Shambley Named Fulbright Alternate

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Terrence Shambley, 2021, graduated with majors in English and African American Studies and was named an Alternate Fulbright English Teaching Assistant to Laos. Last summer they taught 7th grade literature at Breakhthrough Twin Cities to many Hmong, Laotian and Taiwanese students. Wanting to know more about these cultures is one of the reasons Terrence chose Laos as their country. They are a TRIO/McNair Scholar, Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics and Executive Editor of the Echo. They also served as a Writing Lab Tutor. Their future plans include earning graduate degrees in Creative Writing and American Studies.

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