Workshop: Moodle Theme Upgrade Overview

submitted by hadjiyanis@augsburg.edu

When: Monday July 1st from 10:30am -12pm
Where: Foss 22B MacLab

Come join members of the eLearning team for an overview of the Moodle upgrade, also known as MOOVE. You will get an introduction to the new and improved navigation, accessibility, and indexing features, as well as reassurance on how to find all your favorite tools. You will also get a preview of the new Moodle training called Moodle Basics, where you will be able to find information on the new upgrade and many of its new features. This session will include opportunities to practice with new tools, and get one on one support on your own Moodle design questions.

General Education Revision Update

submitted by freiheit@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

We are delighted to share that the 2023 General Education Revision proposal was approved by the Board of Regents in May and initial steps in general education implementation are underway. This summer the AAC General Education subcommittee (AAC:GE) is working to develop a streamlined process for reviewing how current general education courses may be migrated into the new general education curriculum. Information about general education implementation will be available on the General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page.

With gratitude,
The AAC General Education subcommittee
Rachel Bergman (Arts), Jacob Enger (Business/AAC), Melissa Hensley (Health), Matt Maruggi (Humanities and Social Sciences), Ana Ribeiro (Natural Sciences/AAC), Tom Kelsey (Registrar/AAC), Stacy Freiheit (GenEd/AAC)

General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JvqeGzndvpBVzxTTHIx73yCCrjm0QrU8sM1byBln3s/edit

General Education Revision Moodle Site
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530

General Education Revision Update

submitted by freiheit@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

We are delighted to share that the 2023 General Education Revision proposal was approved by the Board of Regents in May and initial steps in general education implementation are underway. This summer the AAC General Education subcommittee (AAC:GE) is working to develop a streamlined process for reviewing how current general education courses may be migrated into the new general education curriculum. Information about general education implementation will be available on the General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page.

With gratitude,
The AAC General Education subcommittee
Rachel Bergman (Arts), Jacob Enger (Business/AAC), Melissa Hensley (Health), Matt Maruggi (Humanities and Social Sciences), Ana Ribeiro (Natural Sciences/AAC), Tom Kelsey (Registrar/AAC), Stacy Freiheit (GenEd/AAC)

General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/19JvqeGzndvpBVzxTTHIx73yCCrjm0QrU8sM1byBln3s/edit

General Education Revision Moodle Site
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530

Days in May: Reimagining Vocation

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

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

CTL Days in May webpage

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

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!

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May: Reimagining Vocation

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

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

CTL Days in May webpage

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

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!

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May: Reimagining Vocation

submitted by myers@augsburg.edu

Please join me 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 a 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

CTL Days in May webpage

Days in May Schedule & Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Days in May: Critical Response Process – Wednesday 5/8

submitted by alekna@augsburg.edu

At Days in May, please join me (and your wonderful colleagues!) for an interactive and engaging day of all things Critical Response Process.

On Wednesday, May 8th from 10:15 am – 2:45 pm (with lunch break) in Oren 201, two sessions will focus on Critical Response Process; you are welcome to attend either or both. The first session will focus on a demonstration of the full process and the second will explore the variations and applications across classroom contexts.

Developed by MacArthur fellow recipient Liz Lerman, Critical Response Process (CRP) is a method for giving and getting feedback that centers students and focuses on growing in-progress work. Further, the principles of CRP can guide our informal interactions and choices, helping teachers and students learn to communicate and engage more fully in learning.

Reach out with questions and see you there! – Mallory Alekna, music, alekna@augsburg.edu

Critical Response Process – Formal Demonstration (10:15 am – 12 pm). During the workshop, attendees will experience a full demonstration of CRP and consider how these ideas apply to their individual classroom.

Critical Response Process – Variations to Foster Engagement & Agency in Your Classroom (1 – 2:45 pm). Attendees will explore the principles embedded in each step of CRP. Further, attendees will experience variations that can be implemented with students. Implementing CRP can help students to deeply engage with their learning, and foster their sense of agency. Attendees will discuss how to apply these ideas to their classrooms.

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

RSVP for Days in May events

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

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!

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May: Critical Response Process

submitted by alekna@augsburg.edu

At Days in May, please join me (and your wonderful colleagues!) for an interactive and engaging day of all things Critical Response Process.

On Wednesday, May 8th from 10:15 am – 2:45 pm (with lunch break) in Oren 201 , two sessions will focus on Critical Response Process; you are welcome to attend either or both. The first session will focus on a demonstration of the full process and the second will explore the variations and applications across classroom contexts.

Developed by MacArthur fellow recipient Liz Lerman, Critical Response Process (CRP) is a method for giving and getting feedback that centers students and focuses on growing in-progress work. Further, the principles of CRP can guide our informal interactions and choices, helping teachers and students learn to communicate and engage more fully in learning.

Reach out with questions and see you there! – Mallory Alekna, music, alekna@augsburg.edu

Critical Response Process – Formal Demonstration (10:15 am – 12 pm). During the workshop, attendees will experience a full demonstration of CRP and consider how these ideas apply to their individual classroom.

Critical Response Process – Variations to Foster Engagement & Agency in Your Classroom (1 – 2:45 pm). Attendees will explore the principles embedded in each step of CRP. Further, attendees will experience variations that can be implemented with students. Implementing CRP can help students to deeply engage with their learning, and foster their sense of agency. Attendees will discuss how to apply these ideas to their classrooms.

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

RSVP for Days in May events

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May: Assessment Triple Play Wednesday 5/8

submitted by denkinge@augsburg.edu

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!

RSVP for Days in May events

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Last Day to RSVP: May 2 Faculty Recognition

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Thinking About What’s Next After Graduation? Interested in Going Overseas?

submitted by devries@augsburg.edu

Have you considered applying for a Fulbright to teach or research abroad?

Augsburg has a great track record of helping students win these prestigious awards. Check out the list at https://www.augsburg.edu/urgo/scholarships/augsburg-awardees/

If you’re curious, please contact Prof. Jacqueline deVries, Augsburg Fulbright Coordinator devries@augsburg.edu Deadlines for the 2025-26 awards are in early September 2024.

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond again here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

Faculty Vote in Support of GenEd Revision Proposal

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

In the third shared governance step, the Faculty voted in support of the 2023 General Education Revision proposal (93 in support; 7 opposed). We are deeply grateful for your engagement and support throughout this initiative, and to Andy Aoki, Bob Groven, and Joe Underhill for serving as Parliamentarians and deftly facilitating the second reading and vote during the April 10th faculty meeting. In the final step of the shared governance process, the Board of Regents will vote on the proposed revisions in May.

January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March: Faculty first reading
April: Faculty second reading and vote (93 in support; 7 opposed)
May: Board of Regents vote

Thank you again for your wisdom and support.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

GenEd(it) Comment Box
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available)
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, in-person at the Oren Gateway Center. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Reimagining in Community.

The complete schedule & program is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/.

Days in May Registration Form

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation and do not need to respond here.

May 2 Faculty Recognition Ceremony RSVP

Faculty Vote in Support of GenEd Revision Proposal

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

In the third shared governance step, the Faculty voted in support of the 2023 General Education Revision proposal (93 in support; 7 opposed). We are deeply grateful for your engagement and support throughout this initiative, and to Andy Aoki, Bob Groven, and Joe Underhill for serving as Parliamentarians and deftly facilitating the second reading and vote during the April 10th faculty meeting. In the final step of the shared governance process, the Board of Regents will vote on the proposed revisions in May.

January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March: Faculty first reading
April: Faculty second reading and vote (93 in support; 7 opposed)
May: Board of Regents vote

Thank you again for your wisdom and support.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

GenEd(it) Comment Box
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available)
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Days in May Schedule and Registration

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. We invite all members of the Augsburg community to join us for two days of Reflecting and Re-imaging in Community.

The complete schedule is available at https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/. Detailed program forthcoming.

Days in May Registration Form

May 2 Faculty Recognition RSVP

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Please join us on May 2, 2024 at 1:30 pm in Hoversten Chapel for Augsburg’s annual faculty recognition ceremony honoring our Distinguished Award winners, tenured & promoted faculty, and career milestones, departures, and retirements. The favor of your reply is appreciated on or before April 25.

Honorees and their families have received a separate e-invitation, and do not need to respond here.

May 2 Ceremony RSVP

Faculty Vote in Support of GenEd Revision Proposal

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

In the third shared governance step, the Faculty voted in support of the 2023 General Education Revision proposal (93 in support; 7 opposed). We are deeply grateful for your engagement and support throughout this initiative, and to Andy Aoki, Bob Groven, and Joe Underhill for serving as Parliamentarians and deftly facilitating the second reading and vote during the April 10th faculty meeting. In the final step of the shared governance process, the Board of Regents will vote on the proposed revisions in May.

January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March: Faculty first reading
April: Faculty second reading and vote (93 in support; 7 opposed)
May: Board of Regents vote

Thank you again for your wisdom and support.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

GenEd(it) Comment Box
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available)
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Join Us for Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Muslim and Christian Resources for Restorative Justice

submitted by truesmit@augsburg.edu

Professor Najeeba Syeed will be the featured speaker at the sixth annual Terence Nichols Memorial Symposium lecture. The topic will be Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Muslim and Christian Resources for Restorative Justice.

When: Wednesday, April 17th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: University of St. Thomas, John Roach Center 126
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit:

https://uofstthomasmn.my.salesforce-sites.com/summit__SummitEventsRegister?instanceID=a0zHq00000B2EBRIA3&_gl=1*jtrr4i*_ga*MjA4ODkyNjcxNS4xNzEwMjk3NDU4*_ga_B7VNHGCX7P*MTcxMDI5NzQ1OC4xLjAuMTcxMDI5NzQ1OC4wLjAuMA

Faculty Vote in Support of GenEd Revision Proposal

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

In the third shared governance step, the Faculty voted in support of the 2023 General Education Revision proposal (93 in support; 7 opposed). We are deeply grateful for your engagement and support throughout this initiative, and to Andy Aoki, Bob Groven, and Joe Underhill for serving as Parliamentarians and deftly facilitating the second reading and vote during the April 10th faculty meeting. In the final step of the shared governance process, the Board of Regents will vote on the proposed revisions in May.

January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March: Faculty first reading
April: Faculty second reading and vote (93 in support; 7 opposed)
May: Board of Regents vote

Thank you again for your wisdom and support.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available)
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Thinking of a Master’s Degree? The BOLD Scholarship Cuts Your Tuition in Half

submitted by yangpe@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg Bold initiative, the University has committed to a scholarship program for current seniors looking to continue their education in one of our designated graduate programs. To support our graduating students, Augsburg is offering a 50% tuition discount in the form of a scholarship in the designated programs below:

Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Music Therapy
Equivalency+ Master of Music Therapy

The Augsburg Bold Graduate Program Scholarship is not transferable to any other program at Augsburg University. Please email gradinfo@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Click for more details!

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote TODAY

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting today, Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Research on Caffeine and Reaction Time

submitted by abiodunm@augsburg.edu

Hello my name is Munira Jama. I’m an undergraduate student in the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science department at Augsburg University, alongside my co-investigators, Moyin Abiodun, Annika Rudolph, and Natalie Delgado. We are conducting a study as part of our HPE 303L Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology lab under the supervision of our advisor Tara Mader, Ph.D; a professor in the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science department.

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study on the effects of caffeine on reaction time. You were selected as a possible participant because you are a student at Augsburg University. Please read this entire email before agreeing to participate. If you have any questions now or later, you may contact any of the researchers or our advisor.

If you agree to be in this study, you’ll be weighed prior to starting the study, drink caffeine, and have your reaction time measured. In total, participation time will be approximately 40 minutes. Caffeine doses will be administered within safe limits depending on participants weight (3 mg per kg) there will be no abnormal side effects.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the google form below. If you are not interested, you can disregard this email. Please be assured that choosing not to participate will in no way impact your relationships with the researchers or Augsburg University.

Thank you for considering,
Munira Jama

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeo5MNuDrgSMYR22gGpC7KEWh7qWvCT5GXuiMUnt1b6o9GRSg/viewform

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Final Day: Submit a Days in May Session Proposal

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Workshops will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

We invite proposals for professional development sessions from all interested faculty and staff. May workshop sessions might include areas of teaching and learning, leadership & service development, or research & scholarship development.

Sessions may be 60 minutes or 105 minutes.
All workshops will take place in smart classrooms unless otherwise requested below.
For full consideration, please submit proposals no later than Friday, April 5, 2024. Presenters will be notified on or before April 15th.
We hope you will consider sharing your best practices with our Augsburg teaching community.

If you have any questions about this form or the CTL Days in May Workshops, please contact the CTL Director, Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu.

Days in May Call for Proposals

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote—Wed April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Research on Caffeine and Reaction Time

submitted by abiodunm@augsburg.edu

Hello my name is Munira Jama. I’m an undergraduate student in the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science department at Augsburg University, alongside my co-investigators, Moyin Abiodun, Annika Rudolph, and Natalie Delgado. We are conducting a study as part of our HPE 303L Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology lab under the supervision of our advisor Tara Mader, Ph.D; a professor in the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science department.

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study on the effects of caffeine on reaction time. You were selected as a possible participant because you are a student at Augsburg University. Please read this entire email before agreeing to participate. If you have any questions now or later, you may contact any of the researchers or our advisor.

If you agree to be in this study, you’ll be weighed prior to starting the study, drink caffeine, and have your reaction time measured. In total, participation time will be approximately 40 minutes. Caffeine doses will be administered within safe limits depending on participants weight (3 mg per kg) there will be no abnormal side effects.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the google form below. If you are not interested, you can disregard this email. Please be assured that choosing not to participate will in no way impact your relationships with the researchers or Augsburg University.

Thank you for considering,
Munira Jama

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeo5MNuDrgSMYR22gGpC7KEWh7qWvCT5GXuiMUnt1b6o9GRSg/viewform?usp=sharing

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

Have questions about proposed revisions? Please attend a drop-in information session.

All Faculty/Staff:
Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:30 – 4:30 in Lindell Library 301
Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00 – 3:00 in Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Faculty/Staff Who Are New(er) to GenEd:
Thursday, April 4th from 3:30 – 4:30 in OGC 100

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

Have questions about proposed revisions? Please attend a drop-in information session.

All Faculty/Staff:
Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:30 – 4:30 in Lindell Library 301
Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00 – 3:00 in Augsburg Room, Christensen Center

Faculty/Staff Who Are New(er) to GenEd:
Thursday, April 4th from 3:30 – 4:30 in OGC 100

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Final Week: Submit a Days in May Session Proposal

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Workshops will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

We invite proposals for professional development sessions from all interested faculty and staff. May workshop sessions might include areas of teaching and learning, leadership & service development, or research & scholarship development.

Sessions may be 60 minutes or 105 minutes.
All workshops will take place in smart classrooms unless otherwise requested below.
For full consideration, please submit proposals no later than Friday, April 5, 2024. Presenters will be notified on or before April 15th.
We hope you will consider sharing your best practices with our Augsburg teaching community.

If you have any questions about this form or the CTL Days in May Workshops, please contact the CTL Director, Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu.

Days in May Call for Proposals

Final Week: Submit a Days in May Session Proposal

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Workshops will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

We invite proposals for professional development sessions from all interested faculty and staff. May workshop sessions might include areas of teaching and learning, leadership & service development, or research & scholarship development.

Sessions may be 60 minutes or 105 minutes.
All workshops will take place in smart classrooms unless otherwise requested below.
For full consideration, please submit proposals no later than Friday, April 5, 2024. Presenters will be notified on or before April 15th.
We hope you will consider sharing your best practices with our Augsburg teaching community.

If you have any questions about this form or the CTL Days in May Workshops, please contact the CTL Director, Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu.

Days in May Call for Proposals

Research Participants Needed for 30 Minute Exercise Study

submitted by londona@augsburg.edu

Hello,
Belle Huss, Vince Bertram, and I (Aleka London) are all exercise Science students who will be doing a research study for a course project. We are examining the effects of exercise on cognitive mood.

We are looking for students at Augsburg willing to participate. IT IS VERY SIMPLE!!

1. SIGN CONSENT FORM AND EMAIL TO londona@augsburg.edu
2. FILL OUT BOTH FORMS LINKED BELOW
3. COMPLETE WORKOUT LINKED BELOW
4. FINALLY FILL OUT BOTH FORMS AGAIN (USE SAME EMAIL)

For all inquiries, consent form, and exercise plan please contact Vince Bertram at bertramv@augsburg.edu or Aleka London @londona@augsburg.edu

Emotion Evaluation FORM: (4 QUESTIONS)
https://forms.gle/qkNUwR6BAftq6hoR8
Subjective Happiness Scale Questionnaire (4 QUESTIONS)
https://forms.gle/nhB175pT26TWG5PV7

https://forms.gle/qkNUwR6BAftq6hoR8

Today, 1 pm: The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence Webinar

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Belong Webinar: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 at 1-2pm CT.

Title: Independent Colleges and Universities: The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence

Description: Independent Colleges and Universities that focus on the liberal arts often have a mission and an academic infrastructure that supports teaching improvement, and it should be celebrated! Yet, more can be done. This session draws from a multi-institutional observational study covering more than 700 higher education courses in a range of contexts, from regional public universities to highly ranked private universities, from small liberal arts colleges to large flagship universities. Connected to her 2023 book, published by Harvard Education Press, Great College Teaching: Where It Happens and How to Foster It Everywhere, Corbin Campbell will map the terrain, discussing teaching improvement within a spectrum of academic contexts, across multiple disciplines, and for various course settings. Dr. Campbell will describe the best practices of exemplary teaching institutions, in which evidence-based practices such as equity-based and culturally relevant teaching support student learning. She will also describe policies and cultures necessary to prioritize teaching and promote faculty development.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Explore the diverse terrain of teaching across various academic contexts, disciplines, and course settings to improve instruction.

Discover best practices from exemplary institutions, including equity-based and culturally relevant evidence-based teaching practices, you can use to support student learning.

Identify policies and cultures that are essential to prioritize teaching and encourage faculty development.

If you can’t attend at this time, please register and you will receive the webinar recording.

Registration Link

GenEd Revisions Faculty Vote – Wednesday, April 10

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

The vote on the proposed general education revisions is planned for the faculty meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 3:40 – 5:10pm. Information about the proposed revisions is available in the updated General Education Revision Proposal. The proposal consists of an introduction (p. 1), an executive summary (p. 2), and an overview of the rationale and proposed revisions to our undergraduate general education curriculum (pp. 3 – 11).

Have questions about proposed revisions? Please attend a drop-in information session:
All Faculty/Staff:
Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:30 – 4:30 in Lindell Library 301
Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:30 – 4:30 in Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Faculty/Staff Who Are New(er) to GenEd:
Thursday, April 4th from 3:30 – 4:30 in OGC 100

We are grateful to Augsburg Day Student Government for their review and unanimous support of the proposed revisions, to our faculty colleagues for their comments and questions at the first reading during the March faculty meeting, and to all those who contributed to this important initiative over the last year.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

Resources
2023 General Education Revision Proposal:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link
General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10
General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Tuesday, April 2, 1 p.m. – The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence Webinar

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Belong Webinar: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 at 1-2pm CT.

Title: Independent Colleges and Universities: The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence

Description: Independent Colleges and Universities that focus on the liberal arts often have a mission and an academic infrastructure that supports teaching improvement, and it should be celebrated! Yet, more can be done. This session draws from a multi-institutional observational study covering more than 700 higher education courses in a range of contexts, from regional public universities to highly ranked private universities, from small liberal arts colleges to large flagship universities. Connected to her 2023 book, published by Harvard Education Press, Great College Teaching: Where It Happens and How to Foster It Everywhere, Corbin Campbell will map the terrain, discussing teaching improvement within a spectrum of academic contexts, across multiple disciplines, and for various course settings. Dr. Campbell will describe the best practices of exemplary teaching institutions, in which evidence-based practices such as equity-based and culturally relevant teaching support student learning. She will also describe policies and cultures necessary to prioritize teaching and promote faculty development.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Explore the diverse terrain of teaching across various academic contexts, disciplines, and course settings to improve instruction.

Discover best practices from exemplary institutions, including equity-based and culturally relevant evidence-based teaching practices, you can use to support student learning.

Identify policies and cultures that are essential to prioritize teaching and encourage faculty development.

If you can’t attend at this time, please register and you will receive the webinar recording.

Registration Link

Final Week: Submit a Days in May Session Proposal

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that our 2024 Days in May Workshops will take place Wednesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 9, 2024, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

We invite proposals for professional development sessions from all interested faculty and staff. May workshop sessions might include areas of teaching and learning, leadership & service development, or research & scholarship development.

Sessions may be 60 minutes or 105 minutes.
All workshops will take place in smart classrooms unless otherwise requested below.
For full consideration, please submit proposals no later than Friday, April 5, 2024. Presenters will be notified on or before April 15th.
We hope you will consider sharing your best practices with our Augsburg teaching community.

If you have any questions about this form or the CTL Days in May Workshops, please contact the CTL Director, Rachel Lloyd at lloydr@augsburg.edu.

Days in May Call for Proposals

Apply by Monday to Go Abroad This Fall Semester

submitted by rengifoj@augsburg.edu

Missed your chance to go abroad this fall semester? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg CGEE’s Study Center spring semester programs in Mexico, Central America, Northern Ireland, and Southern Africa until April 1st

Why choose an Augsburg CGEE Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, and get an Augsburg experience abroad!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Northern Ireland, Southern Africa & Mexico also offer INTERNSHIPS!

Learn more and apply here!

Tuesday, April 2, 1 p.m. – The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence Webinar

submitted by lloydr@augsburg.edu

Belong Webinar: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 at 1-2pm CT.

Title: Independent Colleges and Universities: The Value of Mission-Driven Teaching Excellence

Description: Independent Colleges and Universities that focus on the liberal arts often have a mission and an academic infrastructure that supports teaching improvement, and it should be celebrated! Yet, more can be done. This session draws from a multi-institutional observational study covering more than 700 higher education courses in a range of contexts, from regional public universities to highly ranked private universities, from small liberal arts colleges to large flagship universities. Connected to her 2023 book, published by Harvard Education Press, Great College Teaching: Where It Happens and How to Foster It Everywhere, Corbin Campbell will map the terrain, discussing teaching improvement within a spectrum of academic contexts, across multiple disciplines, and for various course settings. Dr. Campbell will describe the best practices of exemplary teaching institutions, in which evidence-based practices such as equity-based and culturally relevant teaching support student learning. She will also describe policies and cultures necessary to prioritize teaching and promote faculty development.

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Explore the diverse terrain of teaching across various academic contexts, disciplines, and course settings to improve instruction.

Discover best practices from exemplary institutions, including equity-based and culturally relevant evidence-based teaching practices, you can use to support student learning.

Identify policies and cultures that are essential to prioritize teaching and encourage faculty development.

Registration Link

Thinking of a Master’s Degree? The BOLD Scholarship Cuts Your Tuition in Half

submitted by yangpe@augsburg.edu

As part of the Augsburg Bold initiative, the University has committed to a scholarship program for current seniors looking to continue their education in one of our designated graduate programs. To support our graduating students, Augsburg is offering a 50% tuition discount in the form of a scholarship in the designated programs below:

Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Music Therapy
Equivalency+ Master of Music Therapy

The Augsburg Bold Graduate Program Scholarship is not transferable to any other program at Augsburg University. Please email gradinfo@augsburg.edu with any questions.

Click for more details!

Go Abroad This Fall Semester – Apply by April 1

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Missed your chance to go abroad this fall semester? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg CGEE’s Study Center spring semester programs in Mexico, Central America, Northern Ireland, and Southern Africa until April 1st

Why choose an Augsburg CGEE Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, and get an Augsburg experience abroad!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Northern Ireland, Southern Africa & Mexico also offer INTERNSHIPS!

Learn more and apply here!

Are You 55+ or Know Someone Who Is? Help Us Study Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on Social Interactions with Others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. If you know someone who is 55+ you can let them know about this A-mail and see if they might be interested in participating. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Have a valid email address.
* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Sophomores and Juniors with at least 3 semesters remaining (not graduating prior to Fall 2025) are eligible to apply as long as they meet the additional requirements listed below. McNair admits students from all majors, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. Refer to the McNair website (https://www.augsburg.edu/mcnair/) for more information.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis – Submit a Proposal

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October and welcomes proposals that highlight ongoing or completed work, within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries.

Anchor strategies: What are effective strategies that positively contribute to regional well-being?
Belonging, equity, and justice: How do we move beyond rhetoric to advance belonging, equity, and justice for individuals and groups at the program, department, institutional and community levels?
Democracy: How can higher education play a constructive role in promoting democratic principles and engagement?
Impact: How do we know our efforts with and within communities are having the impact we intend?
K-16 partnerships: How do campuses initiate and build closer ties with primary, secondary, and/or higher education institutions and systems?
Social and economic mobility: How do campuses increase access for students facing barriers to education and help them succeed through graduation and into greater opportunities?
Session types and formats: Traditional sessions are 45 minutes in length and allow for in-depth conversations.
Community conversation
Mini workshop
Panel presentation
Research and impact presentation
Dynamic sessions are 75 minutes in length and allow presenters to share their work with larger groups of people in a more intimate, conversational setting.
Poster session
Roundtable
Pre-Conference Workshops are three hours in length and target specific audiences for interactive skill development and collaborative learning.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Conference: October 20–23

Check out their website for further information: https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2025 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2025. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The priority deadline to apply is March 28; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Paid Simulated GU Patient Needed (4/9)

submitted by olsenkat@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg PA program is seeking people who can become pregnant who are interested in being a genitourinary (GU) simulated patient/model for our Physician Assistant students. The model/patient will provide students with the opportunity to examine reproductive anatomy and learn to perform a thorough and patient-centered pelvic and speculum exam.

GU simulated patients need to have an intact uterus, cervix, and ovaries (no history of hysterectomy). Reimbursement is $65 per pelvic exam, with an average of 6-7 exams per session. Patients must be comfortable with a pelvic and speculum exam. Any questions or concerns can be directed to paprog@augsburg.edu.

Are You 55+ or Know Someone Who Is? Help Us Study Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on Social Interactions with Others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. If you know someone who is 55+ you can let them know about this A-mail and see if they might be interested in participating. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Have a valid email address.
* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Get Paid to Teach, Study, Research, or Carry Out a Creative Project Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, study, or carry out a creative project abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Are You 55+ or Know Someone Who Is? Help Us Study Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on Social Interactions with Others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. If you know someone who is 55+ you can let them know about this A-mail and see if they might be interested in participating. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Have a valid email address.
* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Get Paid to Teach, Study, Research, or Carry Out a Creative Project Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, study, or carry out a creative project abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Paid GU SIM Patient Opportunity (4/9)

submitted by olsenkat@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg PA program is seeking people who can become pregnant who are interested in being a genitourinary (GU) simulated patient/model for our Physician Assistant students. The model/patient will provide students with the opportunity to examine reproductive anatomy and learn to perform a thorough and patient-centered pelvic and speculum exam.

GU simulated patients need to have an intact uterus, cervix, and ovaries (no history of hysterectomy). Reimbursement is $65 per pelvic exam, with an average of 6-7 exams per session. The lab day will be 4/9/24 from 1-4.

Because this is a hands-on and involved lab practice, patients must be comfortable with a full pelvic and speculum exam. Prior exam experience is preferred. Any questions or concerns can be directed to paprog@augsburg.edu.

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2025 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2025. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The priority deadline to apply is March 28; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Go Abroad This Fall Semester — Apply by April 1

submitted by hildena@augsburg.edu

Missed your chance to go abroad this fall semester? Not quite!

Applications are STILL OPEN for Augsburg CGEE’s Study Center spring semester programs in Mexico, Central America, Northern Ireland, and Southern Africa until April 1st

Why choose an Augsburg CGEE Study Center program? Earn Augsburg credits, complete multiple LAF graduation requirements, and get an Augsburg experience abroad!

Our programs are nationally-known, focus on peace, social justice, and community engagement. Northern Ireland, Southern Africa & Mexico also offer INTERNSHIPS!

Learn more and apply here!

GenEd Revision – First Faculty Reading

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

Thank you to everyone who attended the February Focused Conversation on General Education Revision. The session was well-attended and we appreciate everyone’s continued engagement on this important initiative.

In the next step of the shared governance process, the general education revision proposal will be formally introduced to the faculty at the upcoming faculty meeting on March 20th. An overview of the shared governance process and a link to the proposal are available below:

Shared Governance Overview
January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March 20th: Faculty first reading
April 10th: Faculty second reading and vote
May: Board of Regents vote

2023 General Education Revision Proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

Information sessions about proposed revisions to our general education curriculum will be offered in early April; details are forthcoming.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

GenEd Revision – First Faculty Reading

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

Thank you to everyone who attended the February Focused Conversation on General Education Revision. The session was well-attended and we appreciate everyone’s continued engagement on this important initiative.

In the next step of the shared governance process, the general education revision proposal will be formally introduced to the faculty at the upcoming faculty meeting on March 20th. An overview of the shared governance process and a link to the proposal are available below:

Shared Governance Overview
January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March 20th: Faculty first reading
April 10th: Faculty second reading and vote
May: Board of Regents vote

2023 General Education Revision Proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

Information sessions about proposed revisions to our general education curriculum will be offered in early April; details are forthcoming.

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources

GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Paid Sim Patient Opportunity (4/9)

submitted by olsenkat@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg PA program is seeking people who can become pregnant who are interested in being a genitourinary (GU) simulated patient/model for our Physician Assistant students. The model/patient will provide students with the opportunity to examine reproductive anatomy and learn to perform a thorough and patient-centered pelvic and speculum exam.

GU simulated patients need to have an intact uterus, cervix, and ovaries (no history of hysterectomy). Reimbursement is $65 per pelvic exam, with an average of 6-7 exams per session. The lab day will be 4/9/24 from 1-4.

Because this is a hands-on and sensitive topic, patients must be comfortable with a full pelvic and speculum exam. Prior exam experience is preferred. Any questions or concerns can be directed to paprog@augsburg.edu.

CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis – Submit a Proposal

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October. Augsburg is a sponsor for this event and active participant in the network. Check out their website for further information: https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

We welcome your proposal for a conference session that highlights ongoing or completed work that yields data-informed insights for other institutions to learn from and build upon. Conceptual or theoretical proposals that lead to genuinely new understandings or avenues of work, as well as critical perspectives with the potential to shape the field, are considered. We will consider submissions within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries: Anchor strategies, Belonging, equity, and justice, Democracy, Impact, K-16 partnerships, Social and economic mobility.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Presenter acceptances due: May 24
Program announced: June 6
Conference: October 20–23

CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis – Submit a Proposal

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October. Augsburg is a sponsor for this event and active participant in the network. Check out their website for further information: https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

We welcome your proposal for a conference session that highlights ongoing or completed work that yields data-informed insights for other institutions to learn from and build upon. Conceptual or theoretical proposals that lead to genuinely new understandings or avenues of work, as well as critical perspectives with the potential to shape the field, are considered. We will consider submissions within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries: Anchor strategies, Belonging, equity, and justice, Democracy, Impact, K-16 partnerships, Social and economic mobility.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Presenter acceptances due: May 24
Program announced: June 6
Conference: October 20–23

CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis – Submit a Proposal

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October. Augsburg is a sponsor for this event and active participant in the network. Check out their website for further information: https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

We welcome your proposal for a conference session that highlights ongoing or completed work that yields data-informed insights for other institutions to learn from and build upon. Conceptual or theoretical proposals that lead to genuinely new understandings or avenues of work, as well as critical perspectives with the potential to shape the field, are considered. We will consider submissions within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries: Anchor strategies, Belonging, equity, and justice, Democracy, Impact, K-16 partnerships, Social and economic mobility.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Presenter acceptances due: May 24
Program announced: June 6
Conference: October 20–23

CUMU 2024 Conference Is in Minneapolis—Submit a Proposal

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference will be held in Minneapolis in October. Augsburg is a sponsor for this event and active participant in the network. Check out their website for further information: https://www.cumuonline.org/cumu-annual-conference/call-for-proposals/

Our vision for urban higher education is not bounded by our campus borders. Our actions today reach beyond yesterday’s accomplishments and toward tomorrow’s possibilities. We are vital members of our local, regional, and global communities. We expand affordable access for students to participate in postsecondary education and the workforce. We reach above and beyond to create opportunities for engaged citizenship. We explore across disciplinary boundaries to ask and answer our most pressing questions. And we build bridges that span real and perceived boundaries to enhance the well-being of our students, communities, and regions.

We welcome your proposal for a conference session that highlights ongoing or completed work that yields data-informed insights for other institutions to learn from and build upon. Conceptual or theoretical proposals that lead to genuinely new understandings or avenues of work, as well as critical perspectives with the potential to shape the field, are considered. We will consider submissions within the following intersecting tracks that illuminate how our campuses and partnerships are redefining what is possible when we reach beyond boundaries: Anchor strategies, Belonging, equity, and justice, Democracy, Impact, K-16 partnerships, Social and economic mobility.

Submissions due: April 3
Notifications sent: mid-May
Presenter acceptances due: May 24
Program announced: June 6
Conference: October 20–23

Are you 55+ or Know Someone Who Is? Help Us Study Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on Social Interactions with Others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. If you know someone who is 55+ you can let them know about this A-mail and see if they might be interested in participating. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Have a valid email address.
* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Get Paid to Teach, Study, Research, or Carry Out a Creative Project Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, study, or carry out a creative project abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Are you 55+ or Know Someone Who Is? Help Us Study Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on Social Interactions with Others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. If you know someone who is 55+ you can let them know about this A-mail and see if they might be interested in participating. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Have a valid email address.
* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Get Paid to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, or study abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Graduating Students: Join Us for Beyond the Cap & Gown – Job Prep Crash Course

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center is proud to offer a job prep course for those planning to find work after graduation. Beyond the Cap and Gown will be an online, 4 week asynchronous course. You will be led through:
-job search techniques
-resume and cover letter writing
-interviewing tips
-self-care and dealing with rejection

The course is planned to launch March 25th and will involve videos and activities with roughly 1-2 hours of work a week.

Register for Beyond the Cap & Gown!

GenEd Revision – First Faculty Reading

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

Thank you to everyone who attended the February Focused Conversation on General Education Revision. The session was well-attended and we appreciate everyone’s continued engagement on this important initiative.

In the next step of the shared governance process, the general education revision proposal will be formally introduced to the faculty at the upcoming faculty meeting on March 20th. An overview of the shared governance process and a link to the proposal are available below:

Shared Governance Overview
January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March 20th: Faculty first reading
April 10th: Faculty second reading and vote
May: Board of Regents vote

2023 General Education Revision Proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

Information sessions about proposed revisions to our general education curriculum will be offered in early April; details are forthcoming.

Have a wonderful spring break!

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2025 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2025. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The priority deadline to apply is March 28; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Get Paid to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, or study abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Are You 55+? Participate in a Study in Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on social interactions with others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Seniors: Join Us for Beyond the Cap & Gown – Job Prep Crash Course

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center is proud to offer a job prep course for those planning to find work after graduation. Beyond the Cap and Gown will be an online, 4 week asynchronous course. You will be led through:
-job search techniques
-resume and cover letter writing
-interviewing tips
-self-care and dealing with rejection

The course is planned to launch March 25th and will involve videos and activities with roughly 1-2 hours of work a week.

Register for Beyond the Cap & Gown!

GenEd Revision – First Faculty Reading

submitted by boylek@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg Community,

Thank you to everyone who attended the February Focused Conversation on General Education Revision. The session was well-attended and we appreciate everyone’s continued engagement on this important initiative.

In the next step of the shared governance process, the general education revision proposal will be formally introduced to the faculty at the upcoming faculty meeting on March 20th. An overview of the shared governance process and a link to the proposal are available below:

Shared Governance Overview
January: Academic Affairs Committee vote (6 in support; 0 opposed; 1 abstention)
February: Faculty Senate vote (10 in support; 1 opposed; 0 abstentions)
March 20th: Faculty first reading
April 10th: Faculty second reading and vote
May: Board of Regents vote

2023 General Education Revision Proposal: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUs01m4YcduyY4EPnGLBxPIpnm8pxBxBSvXeHG9Dz7U/edit?usp=sharing

Information sessions about proposed revisions to our general education curriculum will be offered in early April; details are forthcoming.

Have a wonderful spring break!

With gratitude,
Stacy (freiheit@augsburg.edu)

The General Education Advisory Group (aka GenEd(it) Group)
Amanda Case, Kristen Chamberlain, Jennie Diaz, George Dierberger, Darcey Engen, Salma Caamir, Marah Jacobson, James Vela-McConnell, Stacy Freiheit (GenEd Director)

Resources
GenEd(it) Comment Box:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLbGTjRopXvqXaW_kqlP-XW7J4sKR64JJT9FpBGSQptWLaSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

General Education Revision 2023 Community Moodle page (self-enrollment is available):
https://moodle.augsburg.edu/community/course/view.php?id=530#section-10

General Education Revision 2023 Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wAwd6cW63GwAQTMUzB-U9ocd7kpZzM7T?usp=sharing

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2025 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2025. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The priority deadline to apply is March 28; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Get Paid to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, or study abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Are you 55+? Participate in a Study in Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on social interactions with others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Seniors: Join Us for Beyond the Cap & Gown – Job Prep Crash Course

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center is proud to offer a job prep course for those planning to find work after graduation. Beyond the Cap and Gown will be an online, 4 week asynchronous course. You will be led through:
-job search techniques
-resume and cover letter writing
-interviewing tips
-self-care and dealing with rejection

The course is planned to launch March 25th and will involve videos and activities with roughly 1-2 hours of work a week.

Register for Beyond the Cap & Gown!

Interested in Research and Graduate School? Apply to the TRIO McNair Scholars Program

submitted by crombie@augsburg.edu

Augsburg’s TRIO McNair Scholars Program is recruiting students for Fall 2024 admission. Eligible applicants will be at Junior status by the end of Spring 2025 and available to conduct full-time research Summer 2025. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, though preference is given to applicants that are interested in pursuing a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The priority deadline to apply is March 28; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all participant slots are filled.

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program works with students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education and who exhibit strong academic potential. The goal of the program is to prepare Scholars for graduate study through coursework, academic advising, workshops, and involvement in undergraduate research and other scholarly activities. The program also assists with securing admission to and financial assistance for enrollment in graduate programs. Students will acquire the research skills necessary to succeed in graduate school through a paid research internship ($6000) with an Augsburg faculty member during Summer of 2025.

The McNair Scholars Program is federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, to be eligible, applicants must be first-generation (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university) AND low-income AND/OR may be persons from groups underrepresented in graduate education. The Department of Education defines these groups as African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, applicants must be either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and maintain at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA (3.0+ preferred). Unsure if you qualify? Please visit the link below for more information on eligibility requirements.

If you’re interested in learning more about McNair, please contact Lara Crombie, Program Coordinator, crombie@augsburg.edu.

Determining McNair Eligibility “Cheat Sheet”

Get Paid to Teach, Study, or Research Abroad: Apply for a Fulbright

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

Fulbright gives you the opportunity to teach, research, or study abroad for an academic year. The process of applying is invaluable and winning the award is a life changing experience.
To be eligible and competitive you need to be:
– A U.S. Citizen or national
– Hold a 3.0 or higher GPA for serving as an English Teaching Assistant
– Hold a 3.5 or higher to conduct research or attend graduate school
– Active member in the Augsburg community or your home community
– Effective skills to serve as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. to your host country
If you are a junior or senior you would be working this summer on your application for an early fall submission. If you are awarded the Fulbright you would most likely leave the following summer.
If you would like to learn more about the Fulbright program, please schedule an appointment with Dixie Shafer, Augsburg’s Fulbright Program Advisor, by clicking the link below.

Meet with Dixie

Are you 55+? Participate in a Study in Interactions with Others

submitted by goffe@augsburg.edu

We are looking for adults aged 55+ to participate in research on social interactions with others by engaging in a structured conversation with another person virtually using Zoom. The experiment takes about an hour, and as a benefit for participating you will receive a $5 Target gift card, or we will make a $5 donation in your name to Open Arms of MN which provides meals to terminally ill and homebound Minnesotans. Plus there will be one randomly selected grand prize winner on June 1st who will also receive a $100 Target Gift Card!

The basic technology skills required are:

* Participants must have access to a computer as this study can only be performed using a computer (desktop or laptop). We don’t recommend using a phone.
* Your computer must have camera and microphone abilities.
* Individuals need to be able to fill out an online survey. You will be asked to complete short online surveys before and after the online Zoom conversation session.
* Participants need the ability to use email, have reliable internet access, and be able to download and access the Zoom application on their computer. If needed, we can help you get connected with Zoom in advance of your participation.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please click the link below, fill out the consent form, and complete a preliminary online survey. Afterwards, a member of our research team will reach out to find a time to schedule your session to participate.

Participate in Research on Social Interactions

Seniors: Join Us for Beyond the Cap & Gown – Job Prep Crash Course

submitted by musto@augsburg.edu

The Strommen Center is proud to offer a job prep course for those planning to find work after graduation. Beyond the Cap and Gown will be an online, 4 week asynchronous course. You will be led through:
-job search techniques
-resume and cover letter writing
-interviewing tips
-self-care and dealing with rejection

The course is planned to launch March 25th and will involve videos and activities with roughly 1-2 hours of work a week.

Register for Beyond the Cap & Gown!