Supporting Our Students: Recognizing Student Concerns & Next Steps

On February 28, 2018, Rachel Pickett and Elizabeth Polzin led this excellent session.

More about the program below as well as the PowerPoint slides.

In recent years, college campuses have seen an increase in the amount of students dealing with mental illnesses, stressors and other concerns. Faculty are not expected to act as counselors or solve students’ personal problems; but rather demonstrate Christian concern and refer students to the appropriate services. This Lunch n Learn will provide faculty information on how to recognize various student concerns, review active listening tools, as well as offer resources for faculty and students in navigating these concerns. The main focus of the program will be on discussion of case studies and practicing skills faculty can use in their interactions with students. Counseling center staff, along with the presenters, will provide insight and guidance. Free lunch in the cafeteria for those who register in advance.

PowerPoint slides: PPT Handouts Supporting Students-Mental Health & Other Issues

Elizabeth Polzin

Rachel Pickett

 

Critical Conversations in Curriculum on Tuesday February 27

Between February and July, Bernard Bull will be hosting a monthly event to explore critical conversations in curriculum. This is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to examine and discuss substantive issues about curriculum. This is not about curriculum as an exercise in compliance.

On February 20, we begin with a shared discussion on foundational questions for the series: What is curriculum? What are dominant viewpoints and philosophies about curriculum in higher education? Is there such a thing as a distinctly Christian and/or Lutheran curriculum? How are beliefs and values manifest in a curriculum, and What are the implications for living out Concordia’s distinct mission?

Readings for The first Critical Conversation in Curriculum
1. Education and the Abolition of Man – http://www.cslewis.com/education-and-the-abolition-of-man/
2. A Faculty and Model of Higher Education for the Lutheran University – https://issues.cune.edu/the-lutheran-faculty-pre-k-through-higher-education/a-faculty-and-model-of-higher-education-for-the-lutheran-university/

Join us for future sessions by registering here: http://celt.cuw.edu/critical-conversations-with-bernard-bull/

Faculty and staff in attendance

Dr. Bernard Bull leading the conversation

Academic Innovation Team with Bernard Bull

February 22, 2018 was the first meeting of the Academic Innovation Team on Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Handout from this session7ThingsAboutAugmentedandVirtualReality

About this program:

During this semester, we are launching the first of what we hope to be several future academic innovation teams. An academic innovation team is a group of faculty and academic staff who gather monthly to focus upon a specific academic innovation, with the ultimate goal of enhancing teaching or pursuing a scholarly project.

Step 1 Learning
This first team will focus upon augmented and virtual reality in the higher education. In our first meetings, we will learn about one another’s goals and interest in this area, and focus upon learning about augmented and virtual reality in education through research articles, demonstrations, guest presenters, and experimenting with some of the technologies.

Step 2 Applying Your Learning
After building a foundation, members of the academic innovation team will choose an individual or group project that seeks to apply augmented and/or virtual reality to a specific lesson, course, or content area. Or, others may choose to engage in a formal scholarly project related to enhancing student learning through augmented and/or virtual reality.

Future meeting dates:
Thursdays: March 22, April 19, June 21, July 19)
2:30 to 4:00pm Central – (CUW-In R006)
3:30 to 5:00pm Eastern – (CUAA-Krieger 103)

Register: http://bit.ly/CUInnovate

Bernard Bull leading this first session:

Link to Bernard Bull blogging about augmented and virtual reality: http://etale.org/main/2018/02/22/the-launch-of-an-academic-innovation-team-on-augmented-virtual-reality-in-the-higher-education-classroom/ 

 

Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Lunch n’ Learn

On Monday February 12, 2018 Susan Mobley and Brian Harries presented this program. Below is more about the program and related handouts.

Teaching with a partner from another discipline carries both rewards and challenges. Hear Drs. Mobley and Harries share on their collaborations across their disciplines in undergraduate teaching. Session will include tips and emerging best practices.  Free lunch from the cafeteria included for those who register in advance.

Collaborative Team Teaching Handout

Critical Conversations with Bernard Bull

Critical Conversations

Between February and July, Bernard Bull will be hosting a monthly event to explore critical conversations in curriculum. This is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to examine and discuss substantive issues about curriculum. This is not about curriculum as an exercise in compliance. In February, we begin with a shared discussion on foundational questions for the series: What is curriculum? What are dominant viewpoints and philosophies about curriculum in higher education? Is there such a thing as a distinctly Christian and/or Lutheran curriculum? How are beliefs and values manifest in a curriculum, and What are the implications for living out Concordia’s distinct mission? Beverages and snacks will be provided.

All sessions from 3:00-4:30. Dates and registration links below. Specific topics coming soon.

Tuesday February 27: Foundational Questions. Register: http://bit.ly/20180227-1
Tuesday March 20: http://bit.ly/20180320-1
Tuesday April 24: http://bit.ly/20180424-1
Tuesday May 22: http://bit.ly/20180522-1
Tuesday June 19: http://bit.ly/20180619-1
Tuesday July 24: http://bit.ly/20180724-1