International Students’ Experiences Learning English in the ELI

Dan Wagner, English Language Institute Director and CUW presents this Lunch n’ Learn on 9/26/18.

Here is his PowerPoint: Powerpoint

Program description: International Students’ first stop before they arrive in your classes may be the English Language Institute (ELI). Dan Wagner will share what students learn there and seek feedback from faculty on how ELI experiences can connect to learning experiences for international students in other courses and programs.

CELT Programs at CUW – Fall 2018

Fall Faculty Book Group

Dynamic Lecturing: Research-based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness written by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek

Four meetings, all Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in R006
October 1, October 15, October 29, November 19
Facilitator: Susan Gallanis

About the book: This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when it’s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments.

The authors demonstrate that, rather than lecture and active learning being mutually exclusive or either-or propositions, the effectiveness of the former can be greatly enhanced when combined with active learning techniques through what they define as dynamic lecturing; and provide context about the need to balance these approaches to meet the needs of students as they progress from novice to advanced learners.

Live Magna Webinar: Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness
Thursday September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Pharmacy 147

This event is for faculty and staff. In order to create a 5-Start Experience for international students, Concordia faculty and staff need to be culturally aware. This live webinar is an opportunity to explore three primary worldviews and cultural dimensions, through which to gain insights into our own cultural biases, learn practical methods to facilitate student achievement, and create a classroom that is inclusive and inviting to all.

How to Change or Create a New Program Presented by Dr. Bernard Bull
Monday September 10, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Come learn about new and refined support, resources and processes for making academic program change and for proposing new programs (both credit-based and continuing education). Two institutional impact tools have been developed, one for new program proposals and one for program changes. The new program design, development and launch support process will be featured along with how and when to access and use the institutional impact tools. Many institutional tangles involving cross-unit communication will be resolved as we implement these tools. Faculty, including particularly program directors, department chairs and deans are encouraged to attend.

The Effects of Intervention Strategies on Psychosocial Predictors of Academic Success and Retention

Wednesday September 12, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presented by Andrew Miller, Rachel Pickett, & Steve Gerner
Introduced by Dan McCollum from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

During the program for faculty and staff, the project team will discuss the findings related to their research that examined the effect of deliberate interventions addressing the needs of at-risk students, as identified by the ACT Engage survey on student performance, engagement, and retention. The project included tracking psychosocial factors measured by the ACT Engage scales, academic performance, co-curricular engagement, and retention among two separate, annual cohorts of at-risk students compared to a control cohort of students, both enrolled in a Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) course. While considerable research has been done to identify non-cognitive predictors of student performance and retention, this quasi-experimental study complements existing advising theory by evaluating the practical application of at-risk student intervention strategies.

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.

Foxconn Smart Cities, Smart Futures Application Workshop

Wednesday September 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in PHAR 039
Tuesday September 25, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in PHAR 039

Presenters:
Julie Dresen, Ed.D., Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Dan McCollum, Assistant Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

This program is for faculty, staff and students. Participants will learn what constitutes a “smart city”, how to develop a competitive application, and intellectual property considerations.

International Students’ Experiences Learning English in the ELI

Wednesday September 26, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Presented by Dan Wagner, English Language Institute Director

International Students’ first stop before they arrive in your classes may be the English Language Institute (ELI). Dan Wagner will share what students learn there and seek feedback from faculty on how ELI experiences can connect to learning experiences for international students in other courses and programs.

Closing the Achievement Gap: A Programmatic Project/Research That Has Community Funding Support

Thursday October 11, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Presented by Elliot Moeser, Jenny Gryniewicz, and Cathy Melan

This program is for faculty. Thirty- four public, private, parochial, charter, voucher and choice school districts have formed a Consortium to partner with Concordia University Wisconsin to pursue the goal of closing the achievement and equity gaps in Southeast Wisconsin PK-12 schools. The Concordia University Wisconsin Advancement Department has been a major partner for the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium in gaining community funding support for this major pressing problem for Southeast Wisconsin. The Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium and the Concordia University Wisconsin Advancement Department have secured eight grants in the past two years in the effort to close the achievement and equity gaps in Southeast Wisconsin. The presentation will emphasize how cooperation and collaboration have resulted in community funding support for this project/research.

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.

Library Resources for Faculty Scholarship with Elaine Gustafson

Monday October 22, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

The CELT welcomes CUW Instruction, Reference, and Research librarian Elaine Gustafson to discuss digital tools to help faculty connect with other researchers, decide how and where to publish their work, and learn more about the publication process. Topics include: citation analysis, h5-index, and journal impact factors. Tools include: Google Scholar Profiles, Journal Guide Search, and Mendeley.

Lunch & Learn: Diversity, Success & You with Eugene Pitchford III and Steve Gerner

Monday October 29, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm in the Terrace Room

This Lunch & Learn is for faculty and staff. It is designed to give you the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to effectively facilitate diverse learning environments. An emphasis in this session is on understanding how students’ experiences are impacted by race and socioeconomics. This highly engaging professional development will challenge you to apply this novel learning in your current professional role.

Lunch and Learn with the Faculty Laureate: “Teaching Effective Professional Communication” with Carrie Jo Scheel, Occupational Therapy Department

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Our current Faculty Laureate will share her expectations and evaluation of OT students’ oral and written communication while making presentations. This session is part of this year’s focus on Global Learning Outcome #5 Communicative Fluency.

CUW CS Maker Space with Prof. Gary Locklair, and CSC 180 students

Wednesday November 7, Noon – 1:00 pm in S109

This program is for faculty and staff. The Computer Science department is opening up our Maker Space in S109 for faculty and staff use. We will be holding an informational session on 3D printing where you can learn about the technology, and actually design and print your own creation. Whether you are ready to begin working with 3D printing, or just curious about it, we invite you to attend.

Innovation Team Collaboration: Two Virtual Reality Projects

Monday November 12, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Presenters: Blaine Andrada, Austin Winkler, Mike Litman, Mary Dittmar, Chris Cunningham, Lisa Liljegren

During 2017-2018, a group of faculty, staff and students met to launch innovation projects related to virtual and augmented reality. Two projects from this process will be showcased in this session for faculty, staff and students.

Summer SMART program at Concordia: Modeling the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday November 15, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Facilitated by Christopher Cunningham.

The next generation of medicines will be developed by the next generation of scientists. Computational models are being used currently to aid the drug discovery and development process; using these models to teach young students about applying the scientific method to real world situations has been underexplored. In the summer of 2017, Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy teamed up with the 500 Stars initiative and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) to teach a diverse cohort of students about computational models and rational drug design. Students worked in teams to design potential solutions to the ongoing opioid crisis that affects our communities. Here, we discuss our initial findings and identify potential ways to encourage students to enter careers in science and health care.

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.

Blackboard Sessions

Monday August 20, 10:00 – 10:30 am (Central Time) in LU006
Qwickly Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty. Learn about Qwickly tools and how to use them in Blackboard. Qwickly tools allow instructors to perform several functions more efficiently.

Tuesday August 21, 11:00 am – Noon (Central Time) in LU006
Blackboard Basics (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment (“drop box”), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.

Thursday August 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Central Time) in LU006
Blackboard More Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to add more content such as web links, items, YouTube videos, Jot Assignments, and discussion forums. Learn how to directly submit papers to SafeAssign, edit notifications, send email, course messages, and announcements. Add the Panopto tool, color code the grade center, change course theme colors and add a banner.

Wednesday August 29, 10:00 – 11:0 am (Central Time) in R006
Blackboard Assessments & Rubrics (Webinar and Face to Face)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to create online tests using a variety of test questions. Learn how to create electronic rubrics you can attach to drop boxes and other assignments.

Wednesday September 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in R006
Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to navigate and set up Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool you can use to meet virtually and synchronously with your students, such as for online office hours. You’ll also see how to set up sessions for groups of students to meet without the instructor being present.

Thursday September 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in ST107
Blackboard Basics (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment (“drop box”), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.

Monday September 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Central Time) in R006
Blackboard More Tools (webinar and face to face)

This session is for faculty and includes recent Blackboard updates. Learn how to add more content such as web links, items, YouTube videos, Jot Assignments, and discussion forums. Learn how to directly submit papers to SafeAssign, edit notifications, send email, course messages, and announcements. Add the Panopto tool, color code the grade center, change course theme colors and add a banner.

Tuesday September 25, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Central Time)
Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Webinar only)

This session is for faculty. Learn how to navigate and set up Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool you can use to meet virtually and synchronously with your students, such as for online office hours. You’ll also see how to set up sessions for groups of students to meet without the instructor being present.