Program Learning Outcome (PLO) Review

During academic year 2019-2020, Concordia Department Chairs/Program Directors/ Assessment Coordinators are asked to review all Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) in academic programs, and align each PLO to one Global Learning Outcome (GLO).  All six GLOs should be represented in each major or graduate program. This alignment can be documented on the attached Alignment Worksheet: PLOs to GLOs distributed at the Faculty Retreat, August 12, 2019.

Alignment Worksheet Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) to Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs) Faculty Retreat August 12, 2019

CELT Programs at CUW – Fall 2019

Global Learning Outcome #1 Christian Faith is the Focus GLO for 2019-2020
Please join us for this program to develop your understanding of Christian Faith.

What it Means to Be Lutheran – Employee Book Study

with Rev. Dr. Dan Paavola on his book “Grace, Faith, Scripture: Portrait of a Lutheran” (2019).

All staff and faculty are welcome.
The book study will occur in three sessions in the Terrace Room Noon to 1pm.

  • Thursday September 26, 2019
  • Wednesday October 9, 2019
  • Thursday October 17, 2019

This book study Includes the option of lunch through the cafeteria line, and a copy of the book.

You must register in advance to participate. Deadline to register is Thursday September 12 at 5pm. If you cannot attend all sessions, indicate that when you register. [Registration is closed]

You need to be registered to attend at least one session to obtain a copy of the book. Those not already owning the book will be notified when the books are available in R008, the CELT Office.

Advance Reading: Read Part I of the book prior to September 26, Part II prior to October 9, and Part III prior to October 17.

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Drs. Watry-Christian and Daugherty

Monday, September 9, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Introduced by Leah Dvorak

Meghan Watry-Christian, Occupational Therapy Department, School of Health Professions at Mequon, recently completed her Ph.D. in Special Education from Northcentral University. She will talk about her research related to her dissertation, “Exploring Postsecondary Transition Factors Related to Quality of Life in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Dr. Ryan Daugherty, Social Science Department, School of Arts and Sciences at Mequon, recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas in Political Science. He will talk his research related to his dissertation, “Challenge of Ethnicity? Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Representation.”

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Let’s Talk About GLO #1 Christian Faith and Education with Brad Alles, School of Education

Tuesday September 10, 3:00pm to 4:00pm Central

Location: LU006 Media Viewing Room on the Mequon Campus or use Zoom on your own computer.

This session is an introduction to integrating faith into life, teachable moments, and classroom content, giving brief examples used in education courses from philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history.

A Conversation About Writing-Intensive Courses with Sally Canapa

Thursday September 12, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

This program will provide faculty who are now teaching a writing-intensive course, or are contemplating teaching such a course in the future, an opportunity to learn about the pedagogy informing this initiative. Possible approaches will be presented and discussed, and faculty will have the opportunity to offer their ideas and ask questions.

This is the first of two Fall programs that address designing and teaching writing-intensive courses and are also related to Global Learning Outcome (GLO) #5 – Communicative Fluency. Faculty do not need to attend both workshops. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Measuring Student Learning for Program GLOs and NetVUE Learning Activities with Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis

Monday, September 30, Noon – 1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

Intended Audience:
1. Faculty or instructional staff working on program assessment
2. NetVUE Participants.

As a follow up to the August 15th session on TEACHING, LEARNING and EVALUATION through the Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs), program assessment coordinators are invited to learn more the rubrics that can be connected in Blackboard to collect data on GLO #5 Communicative Fluency and GLO #1 Christian Faith, and potentially other GLOs. NetVUE Grant Participants will learn more about the various options for connecting their grading of student learning activities to the reporting process for this grant in Blackboard.

Let’s Talk About GLO #1 Christian Faith and Ethics with Kevin Voss, Philosophy Department

Tuesday October 1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central / 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: LU006 Media Viewing Room on the Mequon Campus and Zoom to SCI 102 on the Ann Arbor Campus, or use Zoom on your own computer.

The study of Ethics offers a natural place to introduce important elements of the Christian faith. Simple tips will be provided on how instructors and program directors can apply basic Christian teaching to problems and moral dilemmas in a helpful, nonthreatening manner.

Designing Writing-Intensive Courses: Writing to Learn with Sally Canapa

Thursday October 3, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

This program for faculty will include “hands-on” crafting of discipline-specific writing assignments for writing-intensive courses. Concerns and questions will also be addressed.

This is the second of two Fall programs that address designing and teaching writing-intensive courses and are also related to Global Learning Outcome (GLO) #5 – Communicative Fluency. Faculty can attend this program even if they didn’t attend the first session in September. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

CUAA Summer 2019 Programs

CUAA Scholarship Boot Camp Summer 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm in Krieger 101
Deadline to register: 5:00pm Eastern, Wednesday, May 22.

Do you have goals to research, write, or produce scholarship this summer—a journal article, conference presentation, book chapter, or dissertation? Would you like to learn what projects your colleagues are working on? Then come get a jump-start on your goals and faculty scholarship projects first thing after Memorial Day. Come as you are; arrive and leave, as you need to. The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, beverages, a lunch, and you supply the focus and attention to projects.

10:00—12:00: Individual work
12:00—12:45: Lunch and conversation about our projects
1:00—4:00: Individual work

  • Writing Support Available: 30 minute slots available at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 3:00 and 3:30
  • Statistical Planning and Analysis Support Available: 30-minute slots available at 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm to meet with Angela Walmsley, via Zoom

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).

CUW New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2019 – Handouts

Here are the handouts for the sessions that occurred on the Mequon campus on August 14, 2019.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction – Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson

Blackboard Basics

Faculty Resources

Active Lecturing

Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser


Handouts – Zoom Occasional Use for Instructional Hours

Below are the handouts used for the August 5, 2019 (2:00 – 3:00 pm) session Zoom for Instructional Hours: “Occasional Use” Hands On Demonstration.

Although not covered in this session, Blackboard Collaborate may also be used (instead of Zoom) for these purposes. Link to Blackboard Collaborate resources