CELT Programs – Summer 2019

CUW Scholarship Boot Camp Summer 2019

Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 – 8:00 to 4:30 in Pharmacy 132

Come to a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours and days you plan to attend. Come as you are; arrive and leave as you need to.

Writing support, research design support, statistical planning and analysis support, and support for developing a CITG Grant will be available for some part of each of the days. Jeff Walz will offer an interactive talk in writing abstracts at 2:00pm on Wednesday.

The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, snacks, beverages, and lunch. You supply the focus and attention to projects.

PH 132 will be the quiet space away from your phone and interruptions. The room will be open from 8am to 4:30 each day. You are encouraged to stay all day to get maximum benefit.

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and supported by CELT
Please call Julie Dresen x2794 or Elizabeth Evans x4283 with questions.

Building Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Workshop

Wednesday June 5, 9:00 – 3:00

Facilitator: Dr. Julio Rivera from Carthage College

All activities take place in the Lakeshore Room. There are a very limited number of openings and registration is required. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

This program is for faculty and brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

Undergraduate Research offers an experience to students that challenges them to grow academically and socially. The demand for research opportunities generally outpaces the availability for the traditionally mentored experience. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) allow colleges and universities to expand the number of opportunities to students by integrating them into the curriculum. This workshop will focus on designing a CURE for implementation in the fall or spring semester next year. Participants will meet in a small group with a facilitator/mentor. Faculty will re-design their course to center on both the course learning outcomes and a research outcome for the students taking the class. Participants will also outline and create scaffolded activities that provide research skills so students can complete the semester research experience. The workshop will happen in two parts. The first part will be in June to focus, design, and outline the course structure. Faculty participants are expected to work between June and August on their materials. In August (date to be determined), there will be a third meeting with the facilitator/mentor to review and discuss the course and suggest refinements. Faculty participating in the workshop should be willing to share a previous syllabus for the course (or a syllabus outline of a new course) and some assignments. The goals of the workshop will be to have a CURE “ready to go” for the following year and the willingness to share the process of design and implementation to other faculty in the University.

Developing Evaluation and Assessment Leaders (DEAL) for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday’s (June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23) 9:00 – 10:00am Central Time via Zoom

Facilitated by Elizabeth Evans and colleague participants.

At Concordia, faculty and staff are involved in evaluation processes and continuous improvement in many different ways.  For those new to this work, or wanting a refresher, a series of four 1-hour sessions over Zoom this summer will provide an opportunity for learning and conversation about continuous improvement, resources, best practices, the Concordia cycle of assessment*, our motivations to do this work. Leadership in continuous improvement is leadership in change. . .  Please join us.

Last day to register: June 7, 2019.

While this cycle* is currently used to describe assessment of student learning at the program level, it has broader applications as a continuous improvement process:

  1. Goals:  What do we hope to achieve?
  2. Tools: How can we measure our current and future state?
  3. Results: What results have we obtained so far? (repeat after change)
  4. Conclusions: What do our results mean?  What information are we missing?
  5. Changes:  What should we do to improve our results?
  6. Impact: How have changes impacted results? Review, adjust and repeat accordingly

Faith & Learning SoTL Faculty Learning Community with Elizabeth Evans and Angela Walmsley
June 2019-June 2020 Time: June 26 from 2:30-3:30, August 14 from 12:15-1:15

A new opportunity to receive support for your next Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project begins this summer. A faculty learning community is a group of 6-9 faculty working toward a common goal who support and encourage one another along the way. Some might be interested in developing a project on Faith and Learning, and we will in particular emphasize resources and information to help you get started on a faith and learning project for your fall class. The shared goal is to complete a research project and develop a submission to a conference or journal by June 2020.

This group would use the steps in the SoTL process and begin this summer with 1) developing a research question, 2) designing a study related to teaching and learning occurring in the fall of 2019, and then 3) preparing the literature review and submitting to IRB. By Fall you would be ready to 4) collect the data on student learning. In the Spring of 2020 the group would move to 5) data analysis and developing conclusions and then into 6) preparing the results for publication or presentation in a peer-reviewed venue.

This group will meet at least monthly from June to June. Summer sessions could be over Zoom. This group will be supported by Angela Walmsley and Elizabeth Evans.

Zoom for Instructional Hours: “Occasional Use” Hands on Demonstration

Monday August 5, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in R003
Wednesday August 21, 1:30 – 2:30 pm in R003

Presenters: Elizabeth Evans, Justin Frisque, Susan Gallanis

This session is for faculty. Zoom for occasional use may be used for live delivery of regularly scheduled instructional hours such as the instructor is away at a conference or campus is unexpectedly closed (snow day). Learn more about the university policy, how to use the technology, and some teaching best practices specific to this delivery mode.

New and Returning Faculty Development Day

Wednesday August 14, 8:45 am—4:00 pm
See schedule below. Sign up for a many sessions as you like. Lunch included if registering for a morning and afternoon session.

8:45 – 10:15am in R006
Course Design and Syllabus Construction – Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University Global Learning Outcomes and credit hour policy. Please bring your laptop.

10:30 – Noon in LU006
Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque
Learn how to add content, dropboxes, and set up the gradebook for a fall course! Some hands on practice included. Please bring your laptop.

12:45 – 1:45 in R006
Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help. Please bring your laptop.

2:00 – 3:00pm in R006
Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.

3:00 – 4:00pm in LU006
Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser – Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque
Learn how to create tests with several question types and create question pools. Learn about Respondus LockDown Browser, a feature in Blackboard that deters cheating on Blackboard tests.

Summer 2019 Blackboard and Respondus LockDown Browser Sessions

Blackboard Basics with Susan Gallanis
Tuesday June 11, Noon – 1:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. 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.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Tests and Rubrics with Justin Frisque 
Thursday June 13, Noon – 1:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

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.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Respondus LockDown Browser with Susan Gallanis
Wednesday June 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am in R006 or via Zoom

This program is for faculty. Learn how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a deterrent to cheating, for a test in Blackboard when the instructor is in the room during the test. When using LockDown Browser, students cannot print, make screen captures, access other web pages, or access other applications while taking the exam.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Basics with Justin Frisque
Monday July 8, Noon – 1:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. 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.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Tests and Rubrics with Justin Frisque 
Tuesday July 9, 10:30 – 11:30 am CST in R006 or via Zoom

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.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard More Tools with Justin Frisque
Wednesday July 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. Learn how to embed YouTube videos, discussion forums, email/course messages, and add the Panopto tool.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Respondus LockDown Browser with Susan Gallanis
Thursday July 18, Noon – 1:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

This program is for faculty. Learn how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a deterrent to cheating, for a test in Blackboard when the instructor is in the room during the test. When using LockDown Browser, students cannot print, make screen captures, access other web pages, or access other applications while taking the exam.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Basics with Susan Gallanis
Tuesday August 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. 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.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Justin Frisque
Thursday August 22, 10:00 – 11:00 am CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. Learn how to create online tests using a variety of test questions. Learn how to deter cheating while students take Blackboard tests in the classroom or computer lab.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard More Tools with Justin Frisque
Thursday August 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm CST in R006 or via Zoom

This session is for faculty. Learn how to embed YouTube videos, discussion forums, email/course messages, and add the Panopto tool.

This session will be a F2F class, as well as a webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Teaching Observation Process and Form

Below are resources related to the new teaching observation process and form.

Video explaining the new form and process:

Teaching Observation form (includes an explanation of the 4-part process): Teaching Observation Form 05 22 2019

Here is a quick reference of the observation categories and examples (also found on the Teaching Observation Form):
Resources – Teaching Observation Categories and Examples Only 06052019

For online teaching observation of fully online courses, the same form (above) is used. Here is a document that provides clarification and resources specifically related to observing online teaching: Online Teaching Observations 02192019

Spring 2019 Center Faculty Meetings

The CELT Team visited the Centers in April and May, 2019.

Below are the meeting handouts.

Spring 2019 Master Center Faculty Presentation

Combined Handouts Final 04222019

Below are short videos that cover the topics addressed during these meetings.