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Changing the
Paradigm of
Higher
Education:
the Auggie
plan
MnSCU Transfer Specialist
Conference
October 1st, 2015
Aaron Salasek, MA & Catherine
Bishop, JD
Assistant Director, Transfer
Admissions & Chief Student
Success Officer
Salasek@Augsburg.edu or
BishopC@Augsburg.edu
(612) 330-1586 or (612) 330-1117
Overview:
Quick facts & Why MCTC +
Augsburg?
Degree program & Auggie
Plan
Transfer credit
Shared programming/
understanding & Other cocurricular resources
Next steps?
Quick Facts
•
3,464 total students
•
Day programs: 1,945
•
Adult
Undergraduate program:
449
•
Average class size - 17
•
Most diverse private
college in Minnesota
•
Student to Faculty Ratio –
15 to 1
•
Student groups – 50
•
Majors – 55
•
Sports – 19
•
Fine Arts
•
So, why the partnership?
Why MCTC and Augsburg?
Transfer Credits
Grade “C” or better (Cwith Associates degree
earned)
Regional accreditation
College level
Liberal Arts
Major
- Both accredited institutions
with longstanding
commitment to the Twin
Cities metropolitan area
- Working against cultural
paradigm and prestige
pressure (higher education
access)
- Shared “college culture”, for
example: commitment to
intentional diversity;
experiential education focus;
leadership development;
leveraging the city as an
extension of the classroom
Auggie Plan
•
Structured liberal arts curriculum
for students to follow while at
MCTC, earning an AA, leading
to a seamless, defined pathway
that simplifies the transfer
process
•
Attainable private college
education
•
Transitions to Augsburg,
completing most of the core
curriculum and allowing
students to ladder into major
options
•
Allows for Exploration
•
Augsburg College is forwardthinking, with a national
reputation and focus on one’s
vocation
•
Lived mission
•
Liberal arts equips one with the
critical thinking skills needed in
a fluid employment landscape
•
Personalized attention and
planning
Augsburg education
includes:
1. Major Coursework
2. Core Curriculum
Entry Assessments
(Composition & Math)
Language
Lifetime Fitness
1 or 2 Religion courses
Augsburg Experience Experiential Components
Senior Keystone
Liberal Arts Foundations
(AA/Mn Transfer Curriculum)
With the
Auggie
Plan, the
majority of
the core
curriculum
is fulfilled
(and the
course
component
that isn’t we
offer over the
summer)!
What is left?
Augsburg Experience
Study Abroad
Internships
Research
Service Project
Senior Keystone
Shared programming
and creating a shared
understanding with
students about what it
takes to get their
degree:
 Financial and academic pathway
planning (including what it takes longterm to earn an award and work in a
particular career; open advising hours;
etc.)
 Coffee Conversation Seminars –
mentoring!
 Integrated Augsburg Seminar/First Year
Students in Transitions (FYST) courses
 Full-time course-load planning (degree
completion)
 Integrating cross-college community
service, experiential education, etc.
Learning & next
steps
Thank you
for
attending
our session
and for the
dialogue!
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