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Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

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Student Financial Services is on Instagram

submitted by kallestj@augsburg.edu

SFS is back on social media! The SFS has come together to create an Instagram to reach out to students about FAFSA, aid, paying for school, financial literacy, and much much more. Go follow Augsburg SFS at @auggiesfs to learn about the staff in the SFS office and all the financial opportunities and questions you may have.

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Introducing Augsburg Applies 2U: Augsburg’s New Admissions Approach

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce Augsburg Applies 2U, a new direct admissions approach that will change how we work with prospective students starting this fall.

Going forward, students who meet a certain GPA threshold will be immediately offered admission to Augsburg—in some cases, before they even apply. With less time spent reviewing applications, counselors will have more capacity to build relationships, learn about students’ experiences and goals, and personalize the admissions process. Students will face fewer barriers, allowing them to focus on finding the school where they authentically belong.

We want to emphasize that this change will not make Augsburg less selective. Students who receive direct admission would also have been admitted under our previous application process. What’s changing is our ability to reach students who might have thought college was out of reach. Instead of presenting the application process as a hurdle, we’ll start from a place of welcome.

Augsburg Applies 2U is the next step in a transformative process that has been underway for several years. Research shows that complex admissions processes are less equitable. Recent changes to simplify our application—including test-free admissions, short answer essays, and optional letter of recommendation—have accompanied Augsburg’s largest and most diverse first-year classes in history.

We are grateful for discussions and collaborations with so many campus partners and stakeholders as we worked to develop this new equity-minded model in earnest over the past year. Admissions will be meeting with several departments to provide more details in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions or want to schedule a department meeting, please reach out to Shonna Fulford, director of undergraduate admissions, at fulford@augsburg.edu or (612) 330-1589.

Learn more about Augsburg Applies 2U

STEM Programs is Hiring a Part-Time Administrative Assistant – Please Share

submitted by brookinj@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University STEM Programs Office is hiring a very part-time (8-12 hours per week) administrative assistant to support our work with several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. This position is a great opportunity to be a valued member of a team supporting STEM students at Augsburg as well as at our partner community colleges. Work hours are flexible.

We are seeking someone with strong organizational skills, comfort with technology, and ability to support scheduling and agendas for multi-institutional collaborative projects. This position is open to both internal and external candidates. Feel free to contact dupont@augsburg.edu if you or your contacts have any questions about the job posting.

STEM Programs Administrative Assistant Position Description
https://augsburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=150092&CNTRNO=3&TSTMP=1657650038349

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