Public Safety and Facilities Announcements
Teaching and Learning
Theory to Practice: Teaching Civic Engagement
Faculty and staff are invited to an AACU-funded workshop on Thursday, January 9, 2014:
"From Theory to Practice: Teaching Civic Agency Across the Curriculum"
9:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Please reserve a lunch by 12 noon on Tuesday, January 7 -- email Jacqui deVries firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by an AACU "Bringing Theory to Practice Grant," this seminar will introduce participants to different models of civic engagement and explore how we might "bring theory to practice" in our curriculum. During the seminar we will consider new scholarship on teaching civic engagement, reflect on how we currently develop it in our students, refine our learning goals for "Engaging Minneapolis" in the first-year curriculum, and develop new ideas. Faculty and staff who work with first-year students are particularly encouraged to attend.
9:45 Why This Conversation Now?
11:00 What Does It Mean to Teach Civic Engagement?
1:00 What Are the Challenges?
2:15 What Does Success Look Like?
Short presentations will be made by Dennis Donovan, Joe Erickson, Michael Lansing, Susan O'Connor, and Donna Patterson
A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future (Washington, D.C.: AACU, 2012)
John Dewey, "Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us," in John Dewey The Later Works, 1925-1953, vol. 14 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998)
Harry Boyte, "Reinventing Citizenship as Public Work," in Democracy's Education: A Symposium on Power, Public Work, and the Meaning of Citizenship, ed. Harry C. Boyte (Vanderbilt University Press, forthcoming 2014.)
The planning team includes Katie Bishop, Harry Boyte, Jacqui deVries, Dennis Donovan, Joe Erickson, Michael Lansing, Mary Laurel True, Jim Trelstad-Porter, Joe Underhill, and Shana Watters.
Moodle Huddle Workshops Jan. 7 & 8
GET COZY WITH MOODLE - TWO DAYS ONLY!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
9:00 A.M. - NOON
SVERDRUP HALL, 2ND FLOOR
HARNESS THE POWER UNDER THE HOOD WITH OUR ULTRA-CONCENTRATED SERIES OF MOODLE WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME AND EFFECTIVENESS FOR DELIVERING YOUR COURSES. THERE WILL BE SESSIONS WITH HANDS-ON TIME TO DIG IN AND CREATE THE NEXT GREAT ITERATION OF YOUR COURSE.
MOODLE HUDDLE PROVIDES DEVELOPMENT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ON COMMONLY USED MOODLE FEATURES AND ITS LESSER-KNOWN GEMS, AND PROMOTES BEST PRACTICES OF HYBRID TEACHING AND LEARNING.
COURSE BUILDING SHORTCUTS
FACILITATE STUDENT SUCCESS WITH REPORTS AND ANALYTICS
DESIGN EFFECTIVE FORUM DISCUSSIONS
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT WITH GRADEBOOK
STUDENT-CONTENT ENGAGEMENT AND ACCESSIBILITY TIPS
ASSIGNMENT ASSESSMENT MADE SIMPLER - RUBRICS AND MARKING GUIDES
QUIZZES - THE ANSWER KEY
MOODLE COURSE CONTENT - TIMING IS EVERYTHING
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (TO BE ANNOUNCED) IS THE SAME BOTH DAYS. COME TO BOTH DAYS TO SEE IT ALL!
DON'T WANT TO WAIT FOR HUDDLE? FIND HELP WITH MOODLE EVERYDAY AT THE NEW FACULTY MOODLE RESOURCE SITE:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ERIC STROM AT STROM@AUGSBURG.EDU.
Supporting Our Somali Neighbors
Members of the Augsburg College community who wish to support our Somali neighbors impacted by the New Years Day fire at Otanga grocery on Riverside can make donations to the Brian Coyle Center.
Online contributions can be made at www.puc-mn.org/donate by clicking the "donate online" link. Please be sure to note in the comments section that the donation is for "Cedar Riverside Fire Disaster Relief."
Checks can be made out to "Pillsbury United Communities" with a note in the memo line referencing "Cedar Riverside Fire Disaster Relief" and sent to the Brian Coyle Community Center at 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454.
Online Purchase Requisition Training Monday
In an effort to streamline and do our work differently, we will be moving toward all purchase requisition requests being done online. If you are used to sending an email to Purchasing to start the purchase order process, or filling out a paper purchase requisition, this training is for you.
Monday, January 6, 2-3 p.m., Lindell 202, Lindell Library
Keeping Track of Auggies
Skate with Auggies on Saturday
Please join the Augsburg Women's Hockey Team this Saturday following our 2 p.m. non-conference game vs. Adrian. You can hop on the ice following the conclusion of the game and skate with the Auggies! Staff, students, and faculty get in free with your ID.