Christian Faith: On Prayer

Christian Faith: On Prayer with Dan Paavola  

Wednesday February 26, 12:10-1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

Prayer expresses our relationship with God, strengthening our tie with Him as we trust and exercise His promises. In prayer we tell God our worries and ask for His answers. But we also celebrate His past and future care of us by giving Him thanks. In this lunch-and-learn presentation, Dan Paavola will lead us in a discussion on the gift of prayer. Please join us as we share how we pray and the wonderful answers God provides.

This series related to our Christian Faith Global Learning Outcome is for faculty and instructional staff.

Materials related to this program:

PowerPoint: CELT INTRODUCTION TO PRAYER, Feb. 2020

Handout: CELT INTRODUCTION TO PRAYER–Feb. 2020

CELT Programs at CUW – Spring 2020

Faculty Book Group White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00am on February 6, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 2020

Co-facilitated by Drs. Ken Harris and Elizabeth Polzin

Deadline to register: Thursday, January 30.

While most of us have likely completed a course on multiculturalism or have been required to engage in cultural competence training, few of us have arenas where we can directly converse on the topic of racism. As a predominately white institution and as Christian citizens, it is imperative that we increase our ‘racial stamina’, the ability to which we can engage in conversations regarding race. Join us for discussion regarding the book White Fragility. Throughout our conversations, we will seek to understand how to engage constructively with respect to racial issues and best serve our neighbors as we reflect on our role in this critical conversation.  Book is included. Limited to the first 15 participants to register.

Thanks for the Feedback Book Group

Six sessions from Noon – 1:00pm on Fridays in R006

February 7, 14; March 6, 27; April 3, and 17, 2020

Facilitators:  Darcy Paape, Women’s Leadership Institute, and Sandra Jahns, Communication Department.

Deadline to register is Thursday, January 30 or when the limit is reached.

This book group for faculty and staff focuses on Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. Not focused on giving feedback, where the conversation often starts, this book offers suggestions of frameworks and mindsets we can use to receive feedback so that we can best learn from it. We might also be able to use these ideas to help students receive constructive feedback.  The leaders will offer thought-provoking biblical applications throughout the study. This group will meet in R006. Please bring your brown bag lunch if you wish; CELT will provide a cold beverage. There is a limit of 15 participants.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Aaron Moldenhauer and Sheri Bunyan

Monday February 10, 12:10 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

  • Rev. Dr. Aaron Moldenhauer, Assistant Professor of Theology, recently received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston IL.  He will talk about his research related to his dissertation “Luther’s Doctrine of Christ: Language, Metaphysics, Logic.”
  • Dr. Sheri Bunyan, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, recently completed her Ph.D. in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science from Marquette University.  She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Submaximal Isometric Force Steadiness in People with Multiple Sclerosis Under Single and Dual Task Conditions.”

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff 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.

Christian Faith: On Prayer with Dan Paavola

Wednesday February 26, 12:10-1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

Prayer expresses our relationship with God, strengthening our tie with Him as we trust and exercise His promises. In prayer we tell God our worries and ask for His answers. But we also celebrate His past and future care of us by giving Him thanks. In this lunch-and-learn presentation, Dan Paavola will lead us in a discussion on the gift of prayer. Please join us as we share how we pray and the wonderful answers God provides.

This series related to our Christian Faith Global Learning Outcome is for faculty and instructional staff.
15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance. Get your lunch from the cafeteria and bring it to the Lakeshore Room.

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Drs. Brenda Ulmen and Steve Taylor

Thursday February 27, 12:10-1pm in the Lakeshore Room
Introductions by Dr. Leah Dvorak

  • Dr. Steve Taylor, Vice President of Student Life, recently received his Ed.D in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland. He will talk about his research related to his dissertation “Professional Mentoring at a Christian Predominantly White Institution: Impacts on the Social Connections of African-American Students”
  • Dr. Brenda Ulmen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in Mequon recently completed her PhD in Leadership in Higher Education from Northcentral University. She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Intent to Stay: A Quantitative Study Among Nurse Educators”.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff 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.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Meet Me at the Park – Transforming Parks and Improving Access to Play Spaces with Sandy Slater (Pharmacy)

Introduced by Rachel Heil. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Thursday March 5, 12:10-1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

In 2017, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) launched an initiative entitled “Meet Me at the Park: Transforming parks and improving access to play spaces.” The purpose of this grant opportunity was to fund innovative and scalable projects that transform parks and improve access to play spaces for kids (aged 3-11) and their families. The intent is to create replicable model projects that provide strategies and lessons learned for application by a wide range of communities. A key component of the program is an evaluation in which grantees are taking an active role in collecting data about their project. The evaluation is designed to measure how improving access to play spaces for kids and their families changes how often people visit parks and play spaces, and what impact the improvements have more broadly on communities. Dr. Slater will present results of the evaluation at this session.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff 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.

Pregnant and Parenting: Supporting Our Students

Monday March 9, 12:10 to 1:00pm Lakeshore Room
With Elizabeth Polzin (AVP – Student Success), Jan Chapman (Director, ARC), and Amber Schiessl, Director of Graduate Enrollment. Introduced by Mercedes Fisher.

Today’s students include many who are “post-traditional” in at least one respect, such as students who are veterans, parents, 25 years of age or older, or work full time while attending school. These students are undergraduate as well as graduate students, and may be found on campus, online and in our accelerated programs. Nationally, 26% of all postsecondary students in the U.S. are parents (PNPI, 2018). During this session, we will consider how to support and encourage success among students who are pregnant and parenting. Topics include policies and resources for pregnant students, resources for student parents, stories from student parents, and effective institutional and instructional practices that support pregnant or parenting students. Free lunch is available (cafeteria) for the first 20 faculty and staff who register. Deadline to register if you want lunch is Thursday, March 5.

This is the first in a series of quarterly Lunch ‘n Learns focusing on strategies to align post-traditional learners with student success. Post-traditional learners have been a growing presence in America’s postsecondary education institutions since the late 1970s and now make up close to 60 percent of enrolled undergraduates. Post-traditional learners are students who frequently must balance life, work, and education. These students are typically age 25 and older, care for dependents, are veterans or in the military, and work full time while enrolled.

For more information on this program, contact Elizabeth Evans, Director of CELT at x4283 or elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

Christian Faith: On Redemption in Christ with Jason Lane

Wednesday March 11, 12:10 – 1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

When Christians say that they are “saved,” they mean that they are rescued, delivered, and redeemed. But delivered from what? For what purpose? In this session, we will explore the most central teaching of the Christian faith: God’s rescue mission to save humanity from sin, death, and the devil by the death and resurrection of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, so that we’d live with Him and be His forever. Please join us as we consider the great news of our redemption in Christ and what that means for us as we believe, teach, and live in Him.

This series related to our Christian Faith Global Learning Outcome is for faculty and instructional staff.
15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance. Get your lunch from the cafeteria and bring it to the Lakeshore Room.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: ‘Driving Wellness Home’ to Improve Rural Geriatric Health, Education and Faculty Career Development; The Story of the Geriatric Academic Career Award

Presented by Travis Suss (Pharmacy) and introduced by Rachel Heil (ORSP)
Wednesday April 1, 12:15-1:00pm via Zoom

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Travis Suss will describe the ‘Driving Wellness Home Project’ (an interprofessional home health assessment collaboration between CUW faculty and Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County) and the proposal for this project’s expansion through the HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) grant. I will share some background on the GACA, how the grant proposal was developed, and the current status of the project.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff 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.

Publisher or Predator? Evaluating and Choosing Academic Journals for Scholarship with Elaine Gustafson, Library

Thursday April 2, 12:10 – 1:00 via Zoom.

Are you ready to publish your research and looking for some guidance on journals? Join Elaine Gustafson, the Instruction, Reference and Research Support Librarian for tools and tips to increase your chances of article acceptance by identifying the best journals to submit your work. She will also share tips for avoiding predatory journals and understanding open access publishers.

Zooming Along: Best Practices for Teaching via Zoom with Kate Robertson and Susan Gallanis

Dates (All sessions address the same content):
Tuesday April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
Wednesday April 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
Thursday April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am Central Time

Location: All are via Zoom

This program focuses on three key areas: the importance of frontloading and intentionality in the Zoom teaching world; engagement and attendance strategies; and the importance of “hitting pause” throughout the class session to give students time to consider what they are learning. We will demonstrate how some of the Zoom tools can be used to address learning goals and incorporate your questions as well.

The Virus Behind COVID-19 with Justin Speck, CUW Science Faculty, Microbiologist

Thursday April 9, 12:10pm Central to 1:00pm Central via Zoom

This session will include an introduction to basic virology, a history of coronavirus infections, and describe the epidemiology behind this outbreak. Also included are the physiological effects of COVID-19 on the respiratory system, and basic methods for infection prevention.

Supporting Student Mental Health During COVID-19

Presenters: Anne Spahr & Elizabeth Polzin

Tuesday April 14, Noon – 1:00 PM Central Time via Zoom

In this time of uncertainty and constant COVID-19 health concerns on the rise, students may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and stress. In addition to our world pandemic, students have also made the sudden shift to virtual classes, causing abrupt change in schedules, learning environments, and support systems. These changes can be stressful. In this lunch and learn, we’ll discuss the realities some students are facing now, and how you as a faculty member, can support your students.

Christian Faith: Meditation on God’s Word with Jason Soenksen

Wednesday April 15, 12:10-1:00pm via Zoom.

In modern American society, meditation denotes a spirituality that looks within ourselves. In contrast, the ancient Christian practice of meditation is focused on the Word of God, which comes from outside of us. The Spirit of God works through the words of Scripture to reveal Christ and His work, the central Word of Scripture. In this lunch-and-learn presentation, Jason Soenksen will leads us in a discussion of the Christian practice of meditation on Scripture. Please join us as we consider how God speaks to us in His Word and the transformative power of meditating on His message. 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance

This series related to our Christian Faith Global Learning Outcome is for faculty and instructional staff.

Taking the Pulse of Teaching During a Pandemic

Wednesday May 20, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

This semester has been like no other in our teaching experiences. Join with colleagues to reflect on the second half of the past semester and look ahead to more opportunities to challenge and support students in new ways. Faculty leaders will engage participants in important questions about meeting students where they are, using active learning strategies to engage them, and charting a new course to continue to foster effective learning with our students. Facilitators include Erin Laverick and Mikaely Schmitz.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant]

With Rachel Pickett, Elizabeth Evans and Elizabeth Peckham
Thursday May 21, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom will also be discussed. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which offers a $250 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. http://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

Spring 2020 Blackboard and Respondus Sessions

Blackboard Basics with Gradebook with Susan Gallanis

Wednesday January 22, 1:00 – 2:30 in Rincker 006

This program is ideal for new faculty or any faculty who want to improve their understanding of the Blackboard Grade Center. In addition to the Grade Center, participants will learn how to add the three most common content types, create an assignment/drop box, and open the course for students. Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabus and laptop.

Blackboard Tests and Respondus with Justin Frisque

Wednesday January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 in Rincker 006

Faculty will learn how to set up a Blackboard test, including 5 question types. The second part of the program will cover how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a tool that enhances test integrity and discourages cheating. Bring your laptop.

Blackboard Basics with Susan Gallanis

Tuesday February 11, 8:00 – 9:00 am in R006 or via Zoom.

This program is ideal for new faculty or any faculty wishing to improve their understanding of the Blackboard Grade Center. In addition to the Grade Center, participants will learn how to add the three most common content types, create an assignment/drop box, and open the course for students.

This session is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Tests and Rubrics with Justin Frisque

Wednesday February 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am 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 is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Portfolios with Susan Gallanis

Monday March 9, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in R006 or via Zoom

Faculty will learn how to set up a digital portfolio using Blackboard including how to create a template, add course and personal artifacts, share a portfolio, and set up a Portfolio assignment in your course.

This session is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

CELT Programs at CUAA – Spring 2020

Faculty Book Club Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning

3 Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Krieger 107:  February 27, April 2, April 30

Facilitated by Robert Hill

Deadline to register: Monday, February 17.

Book description: Starting with brain science research on attention span and cognitive load, Dr. Rice bases her book on two fundamental principles: shorter segments of instruction are better than longer ones, and learners who actively participate in instruction learn better than those who don’t. Pauses constitute a simple technique for enlivening and enhancing the effectiveness of lectures, or indeed of any form of instruction, whether a presentation or in an experiential setting. This book presents the evidence and rationale for breaking up lectures into shorter segments by using pauses to focus attention, reinforce key points, and review learning. It also provides 65 adaptable pause ideas to use at the opening of class, mid-way through, or as closers. Book is included.

Advising Best Practices

Tuesday February 18, 3:45 – 5:00 in Krieger 107

Led by Meghan Hernandez and Kate Robbins

Do you advise undergraduate students at CUAA? If so, this CELT session is for you. We will dive into advising best practices, considering how we can best support and challenge our Concordia students. We will spend time focused on CUAA’s curriculum and ensuring all advisors are up to date on understanding the new core. This will be a great session to feel supported and encouraged as an advisor. We hope to see you there!

How to Create a Culturally Inclusive Classroom

Monday March 2, 3:45 – 5:00pm in Krieger 107
Led by Erin Laverick

Every student should feel at home at Concordia and see their identities reflected in their learning. Picking up where our recent campus conversation on race and diversity left off, this session presents and discusses strategies for creating a culturally inclusive classroom.

Taking the Pulse of Teaching During a Pandemic

Wednesday May 20, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

This semester has been like no other in our teaching experiences. Join with colleagues to reflect on the second half of the past semester and look ahead to more opportunities to challenge and support students in new ways. Faculty leaders will engage participants in important questions about meeting students where they are, using active learning strategies to engage them, and charting a new course to continue to foster effective learning with our students. Facilitators include Erin Laverick and Mikaely Schmitz.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant]

With Rachel Pickett, Elizabeth Evans and Elizabeth Peckham
Thursday May 21, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom will also be discussed. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which offers a $250 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. http://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

CELT Programs at CUAA – January 2020

CUAA Scholarship Boot Camp – Winter 2020

Tuesday January 14, 9:00am – 4:00pm in SCI 101

Come for a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours you plan to attend. The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space and you supply the focus and attention to projects. Come as you are; arrive and leave as you need to. Writing/editing support, research design support and statistical planning and analysis support will be available.

Let us know in the registration link the hours you plan to attend. Indicate any writing, research and statistical support you are seeking. Let us know in the registration if you want lunch between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

The deadline to request lunch is Tuesday January 7 at Noon. The last day to register if you don’t want lunch is Monday January 13 at Noon.

CELT Programs at CUW – January 2020

CUW Scholarship Boot camp Winter 2020

Thursday January 9, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Sponsored by the Scholarship Committee and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Come to Pharmacy 132 for a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours you plan to attend. Sign up for support with writing/editing, research design, or statistical planning and analysis. Let us know in the registration if you want a sandwich at lunchtime.

The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, snacks, beverages, a sandwich at lunchtime, and you supply the focus and attention to projects. The last day to register is Wednesday January 8 at Noon.

Writing/editing support, research design support and statistical planning and analysis support will be available. There are also two presentations connected to this event:

  • 11:00 – 11:30am Writing an Abstract with Jeff Walz (part of registration below)
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm CIRG Workshop with Julie Dresen and Rachel Heil. (separate registration)

Please contact Julie Dresen x2794 or Elizabeth Evans x4283 with questions.

CIRG Workshop: To to apply for the CIRG Research Grant (Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant)

Thursday January 9, 2:00 – 3:00pm in Pharmacy 147

Presenters: Julie Dresen and Rachel Heil from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Applications are due February 1, 2020. The following topics will be covered:

  • Budget Development (Ensuring your budget is appropriate, addresses necessary resources, and is justified)
  • Objectives and Outcomes (Developing objectives and goals, assessment of processes and outcomes)
  • Efficient and professional writing (Ensuring that your proposal is concise, specific, and clearly communicates your intent)

    Please contact Julie Dresen x 2794 with questions.

Improve Students’ Writing Skills: Develop an Writing-Intensive Course

Tuesday January 14, 10:00am – Noon in R006

This workshop is for faculty who are teaching or thinking about teaching a writing-intensive course. Participants will learn how a course is designated as writing intensive and the pedagogy that informs this initiative. We will also share and discuss resources and possible approaches to developing a writing-intensive course. Participants are encouraged to bring a writing assignment they are developing or currently using.

Designing Your Course Syllabus with Catherine Robertson and Elizabeth Evans

Wednesday January 15, 10:30 – Noon in R006

Create or revise your course and syllabus with updated course learning outcomes that connect to your activities and assessments as well as program learning outcomes (PLOs) and global learning outcomes (GLOs). For new or returning faculty. Includes syllabus template and Top 10 syllabus problems. Bring your laptop.

Course Design for Student Success

Thursday January 16, 10:00 – Noon in R006

Presenters: Susan Gallanis and Elizabeth Polzin

This program is for faculty who want to learn how principles of Universal Design can impact student success. Participants will learn how tools in Microsoft Word can enhance student’s ability to access content in multiple formats with a new Blackboard enhancement called Ally.

Using Zoom in Your Teaching

Thursday January 23, 9:00 – 10:15am in R005

Presenters: Elizabeth Evans, Justin Frisque, Susan Gallanis

This program is for faculty who teach a face-to-face class on the Mequon campus. Participants will learn how Zoom works in the classroom such as when a laptop cart is used. We will discuss teaching and student engagement considerations involving Zoom. Specific application scenarios will be included such as a guest speaker, snow day, or if the instructor is unable to come to campus.