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University Initiatives

Augsburg 2019

In January 2013, the Augsburg University Board of Regents launched a strategic planning initiative that involved conversations and input from across the campus community. The outcome of that work is a strategic vision statement that looks out to 2019, Augsburg’s sesquicentennial year: In 2019, Augsburg University will be a new kind of student-centered urban university–small to our students and big for the world. Augsburg 2019. (October 2014)

OPENING IN 2017: THE HAGFORS CENTER FOR SCIENCE, BUSINESS & RELIGION

On April 29, 2016, Augsburg University broke ground on its newest and largest academic building, the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.  The interdisciplinary Hagfors Center is designed to foster intersections among areas of study, support active learning, and connect the University to the community. As such, the new building embodies Augsburg’s commitment to student learning, urban placemaking, and thoughtful stewardship. Learn more about the Hagfors Center.

SHARED GOVERNANCE AT AUGSBURG

The Augsburg Board of Regents charged President Pribbenow with forming a Governance Task Force (GTF) to “engage the community in an examination of Augsburg’s existing decision-making structures and processes in light of Augsburg’s traditions and culture and contemporary models of shared governance in higher education.”  The Task Force held 25 information-gathering sessions from January through March of 2014, with over 600 individuals participating.  The Task Force also examined Augsburg’s governing documents, the broader external context faced by the University, best practices for governance and studied the responsibilities and roles of various parts of campus involved in organizational decisions.  Report of the Governance Task Force

AUGSBURG AT 150:  SEQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR 2019

In the fall of 2019, Augsburg will a year-long celebration of our sesquicentennial.  Planning is already underway, led by Professor Darcy Engen and Athletics Director Jeff Swenson, Learn more about the planning for Augsburg’s sesquicentennial.