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Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

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What if we told you that this year, you’re not just getting ONE assessment presentation, but THREE TIMES the excitement for the same low, low price of zero dollars? Well, hold on to your tams and tassels, fellow faculty members, because this Wednesday, May 8th from 1 – 2:45pm in Oren 200 we’re hosting a series of presentations and discussions revolving around the assessment and program review work that was accomplished by programs, departments, and institutionally:

1. QR Assessment Results (1pm – 1:35pm): This year, the Assessment Committee collected data on Quantitative Reasoning from hundreds of students across a wide range of courses. During this session, we’ll use a new interactive PowerBI dashboard to examine emerging themes in this dataset, including the amount of mathematical and quantitative foundational coursework students experience, math placement scores, self-reflective assessments of their own skills and supporting experiences, and their performance on a short measure of applied problem solving skills.

2. Departmental Assessment Showcase (1:35 – 2:10pm): Departments and programs annually assess student learning and experience within their own curricular offerings. Join us for a cross-disciplinary showcase of some of the most impressive and creative approaches to assessment. As in previous years, this showcase is a great opportunity to draw inspiration from methods and approaches used by others on campus, and to learn more about the skills and backgrounds of our students.

3. Program Review Showcase (2:10 – 2:45): Do you have an upcoming program review? In this “showcase” session we will cover the basics of the program review process and hear from program directors and department chairs who recently completed an external review or are currently preparing for a review.

RSVP to this or any of the amazing Days in May events at the link below!

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Days in May: Reimagining Vocation

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Please join me (Jeremy Myers) for this workshop. We will be having a conversation about vocation. Does it still matter? How should we talk about it? What might it have to offer the Augsburg community? This is an open conversation to help reimagine how vocation might help our students. Please come with your opinions and your ideas.

Thursday May 9th, 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Oren 111

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General Announcements

Don’t Lose Your Mail

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As we near the end of another year please don’t forget to take care of your campus mailbox. This includes checking it for any mail, returning your lock and filing out the survey for what you would like us to do with your mail after this semester.

Two weeks after the spring semester ends (May 17, 2024) we will be closing all student campus boxes. Then in August before the fall semester starts we will reassign them (possible new numbers) to all students living on campus. Commuter students can then request to have a campus box if they would like one.

If you would like your mail forwarded or would like to keep your mailbox open for the summer, please either fill out this survey ( There is also an option to be reassigned your current campus box number for the next semester if you will be returning in the fall.

We are only able to forward 1st Class USPS mail and packages. Other packages (UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.), magazines, non-profit mail and standard mail will not be forwarded. We can also only forward to USA addresses. The forwarding period for the Augsburg Mailroom is two months from when the request is submitted. Afterward any additional mail we receive will be returned to sender.

We request that you contact the people/business sending you mail and update your address with them. Enrolling in online/electronic bills or statements can also be a smart option. It is environmentally friendly, secure and will often save you time (and sometimes money). Asking us to forward your mail does not change your mailing address with the post office or the University, just the Mailroom.

End of the year Campus Box survey

Nominate Auggie Alumni for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Now is the time to nominate Auggie alumni for the various 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards! Nominations are open for the First Decade Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Spirit of Augsburg Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Awards will be presented at Homecoming this fall. Nominations are due by the end of June.

Alumni Award Nomination Form

Fiscal Year-End May 31, 2024 Deadline

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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, 2024 by Friday, June 14, 2024. All expenses need to have proper coding and approvals. Please email invoices to or drop them off at the Business Office, Science Building Suite 137.

If you have not received an invoice from a vendor for goods or services received or delivered by May 31, please contact Carole Kampf ( X1260) by Friday, June 14, 2024.

Checks and Cash

If you have checks and cash that need to be deposited for Fiscal year 2024, please bring to the Business Office, Science Building Suite 137 by Friday June 7, 2024. Our office is open Tuesday through Fridays 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation!

Online Survey – Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

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Hello Auggies! I am a graduate student seeking participants for a research study. I am exploring how one’s ability to recognize and regulate their own and others’ emotions may relate to feelings of depression and social disconnect. Participation in this study will involve completing a series of behavioral health inventories and a demographic screener that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. These inventories will ask if you have experienced symptoms of depression or loneliness and ask how intensely you experience your everyday emotions. Following completion of these inventories, participants will complete a test online that will walk participants through a variety of different tasks, such as recognition of facial expressions and implied social meanings. This test will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participation in this study is done online from the comfort of your own home. Students are invited to participate in this study if you: (1) are between the ages of 18 and 31; (2) have not been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or a personality disorder; (3) have not experienced an interpersonally traumatic life event (i.e., assault by another human being); and (4) are not currently experiencing a major health concern (i.e., life threatening illness/injury or significant transplant/removal surgery).

For your time, participants will be entered into a random lottery drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding participation in this study, please contact me at If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link below. You will be taken to a secure, online survey where you will be presented with a consent form followed by the demographic screener and brief inventories. Upon completion of these, you will be shown the link to the final assessment.

Thank you!

New Staff Positions This Week (5)

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The following Augsburg Staff positions were posted within the past 7 days:

05/02/2024: Research Program Manager
05/02/2024: Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach
05/02/2024: Social Work Graduate Program Coordinator
05/02/2024: Education Placement and Licensing Coordinator
04/26/2024: Confluence Seasonal Coordinator, Temporary

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New Staff Position: Research Program Manager

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Summary of Position

The Senior Research Program Manager is responsible for performing prospect development functions in support of major and principal gift fundraising along with Augsburg’s grants program. This position executes proactive and responsive research services as well as prospective funder management services for primary relationship managers in Institutional Advancement.

The Senior Research Program Manager works in close partnership with assigned Major Gift Officers and Advancement Services to plan, partner, and execute donor-centric development strategies that facilitate philanthropy and provide strategic guidance to Major Gift Officers while focusing on the philanthropic priorities of the prospective donors. This individual works within specified Advancement processes to ensure the team meets objectives and maximizes donor philanthropy and Gift Officer time.

An ideal candidate is solution oriented infusing a sense of positivity, tenacity, and dedication. The Senior Research Program Manager may perform other related duties as assigned; the omission of specific tasks does not preclude the supervisor from assigning responsibilities that are logically related to the position.

Primary Responsibilities

This role serves as a key strategic member of the Advancement Services team and works closely with members of the Institutional Leadership team. The person in this role provides proactive strategic direction to gift officers and oversees day-to-day operational activity with the goal of delivering the best possible donor experience. As process partners to the gift officers, provides regular coaching and feedback. This position is responsible for research development to sustain and grow the external funding supporting Augsburg University. That includes planning, implementing, and directing a comprehensive program to move prospects along the prospect pipeline and establishing and implementing a “moves management” system. Based on comprehensive research, this approach aims to drive mutually agreed upon engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for current and prospective donors.


– Identify, evaluate, and recommend current and potential major gift prospects and assess their ability to financially support Augsburg University.
– Provide research and quantitative analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional, and financial information on donors and prospective donors.
– Prepare profiles, rating memos, event bios and qualified lists to support the cultivation of prospects.
– Track prospective and current donors by monitoring daily news, online “alerts,” and utilizing internal information and provide pertinent information to the appropriate Gift Officer.
– Identify donor’s associates and acquaintances, update relationships in the database, and facilitate institutional involvement.
– Update report on gift officer metrics like opportunities / proposals added, calls made, visits attended. Contribute some of these metrics to be included in campaign reports and division dashboard reports.

Major Gift Officer Strategy

– Lead work in partnership with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement to organize and facilitate regular donor strategy meetings that track a moves management system.
– Be an organized and communicative collaborator with Gift Officers to strategically move all KPIs for prospect proposal pipeline metrics forward.
– Develop a moves management system and partner with colleagues for success.
– Identify prospective donors through proactive research and present findings at strategy meetings.
– Make recommendations on ask amounts on current and potential donors.

Acumen and Procedures

– Manage all aspects of research for gift portfolios, including creating and implementing pipeline procedures, coordinating proactive research, and making the research processes increasingly effective.
– Maintain or proof the data that represent the work of the gift officers including opportunities / proposals, actions, call reports, prospect status, top prospects, etc.
– Lead, in partnership with IA leadership, efforts to prepare volunteer leaders to cultivate, solicit and steward major and principal level gifts to Augsburg.
– Facilitate training and educational sessions as needed for colleagues; Communicate research techniques and procedures for consistency.
– Conduct regular wealth screenings, validate wealth screening data, and update donor records as needed.
– Maintain expertise in research techniques and resources.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

– Typical work environment is an office. Sedentary work for long periods of time.
– Regular computer and phone use.
– Hybrid work schedule. There are on-site requirements for meetings and events. The schedule will include 1-2 regularly scheduled weekly in-office days.
– Ability to work efficiently in person and in a virtual environment with off-site colleagues.

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Event Announcements

Staff: Performance Review Training Today at 11 a.m.

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Supervisors and staff are invited to participate in a training refresher session TODAY Monday May 6th at 11:00 AM via Zoom. This session is designed for those new to Augsburg or those seeking a review system refresher. We’ll cover a live demonstration along with insights into the form and process. The training will also be recorded for on-demand viewing.

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Retirement Party – English Faculty

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To honor and celebrate retiring English faculty members Robert Cowgill, John Schmit, and Mzenga Wanyama, we will be gathering in the Foss Atrium on Sunday, May 12 from 4-6 pm. This will be a pre-dinner affair, with some light snacks and drinks on hand. If you’d like to bring something to add to the table, please do. But nothing is necessary other than your company and a desire to help celebrate Bob, John, and Mzenga. See you there!

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