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.

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!

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.

Designing Your Course and Syllabus

Below are resources related to this program presented by Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson on January 15, 2020.

1A- Jan 2020 Syllabus Workshop

1B-Instructional Script Jan 2020

1C- Syllabus Workshop Outline January 2020

5- Rev Global Learning Outcomes Diagram Nov 1, 2018

6-University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies-4

7- PLOs to GLOs CurriculumMap-Example_MS-Leadership

8- Effective Instruction at CU Model Color 14 Feb 2018 E Evans

9- Rev Bloom’s Taxonomy Triangle (Color)

10- BloomsTaxonomyVerbs

11- Blooms Taxonomy Wheel Color

12- revised-blooms-chart and questioning strategies

18- Spring 2020 Dates

19- CU Faculty Handbook Policies on LMS

The information on the syllabus template, instructions, writing a good course description, the credit hour, behavioral language, and connecting to the Global Learning Outcomes is here http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

For samples of well-written syllabi, please contact Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

NetVUE Grant Process

Concordia University Wisconsin Ann Arbor received a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to support faculty and staff learning in a greater understand of vocation and the Global Learning Outcomes so we can develop students in these areas.  This NetVUE Program Development Grant “Integration of Vocation and the University Global Learning Outcomes in Curricular and Co-curricular Student Learning at Concordia University” runs from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021.

As a participant, you will be working toward important university goals, including advancing student learning in vocation and the Global Learning Outcomes, and advancing our ability to evaluate the learning of students.

Grant participants participate in education, develop learning activities for students, develop assessments for those activities that connect to our efforts to develop measures of student learning in the Global Learning Outcomes, and provide the data on those assessments.  Participants provide reflections on their understandings before the education and then after the lessons have been completed to help us measure impact.  Full-time employee participants receive a grant stipend of $250.

These are the steps for grant participants:

Step 1:

To sign up for the NetVUE Grant send Elizabeth Evans an e-mail and then you will receive the you the registration link to complete. You will then be added to the Blackboard organization “NetVUE Vocation and GLOs Development Grant.”

Step 2:

In the Blackboard organization, complete a pre-survey of your knowledge about vocation and the GLOs.  Please allow enough time to respond fully to the questions.

(Steps 3 and Step 4 can be done concurrently.)

Step 3:

Complete readings on vocation – we will make these books available in the CELT for you

  • God at Work by Gene Edward Veith
  • The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation by Tim Clydesdale, Ch 1, 4, 5 and 7

Step 4:

Participate in staff/faculty development sessions on GLOs, vocation, and construction of evaluation tools.  These are available in the Blackboard organization and on the GLOs channel on the faculty tab of the portal.

  1. Introduction to the GLOs
  2. Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students with Rachel Pickett
  3. Lutheran Understanding of Vocation with Steve Smith
  4. Construction of Evaluation tools sessions will be scheduled each term. Contact Susan Gallanis.

Step 5:

Complete reflections on learning after sessions completed. The link is in the Blackboard area.

Step 6:

Develop lessons/learning experiences and proposed evaluation process, using rubrics compatible with university-level data collection strategies, submitted for review.

Step 7:

Deliver lessons to students between Fall 2019 and May 2021. Deliver student learning data through Blackboard through working with Susan Gallanis of CELT.

Step 8:

Complete post-survey, including reflections on process and student learning.

Step 9:

Receive stipend of $250 after completion of these steps and receipt of student data.

 

Contact Elizabeth Evans in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching for more information at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu or 262 243 4283.

CELT Programs at CUAA – Fall 2019

TEACHING, LEARNING and EVALUATION through the Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs) with Elizabeth Evans and Tammy Ferry

Thursday September 12, 4:00pm to 5:15pm Eastern in Krieger 106
This program is for all faculty and instructional staff.

Come, share with your colleagues. This event recaps efforts made last year on GLO #5 Communicative Fluency and addresses the upcoming focus on GLO #1 Christian Faith for 2019-2020.

What is your role in teaching and evaluation of the GLOs? All faculty and instructional staff are welcome. Departmental assessment coordinators and Assessment Committee members are strongly urged to attend.

Topics: Terminology, four areas of Communication identified and evaluated, four possible areas of GLO #1 to consider and embed in curriculum this year, connecting your lessons to rubrics, how the NETVUE Grant could dovetail with your program and departmental work on any GLO.

Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Please contact Elizabeth Evans with any questions at Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu or 262 243 4283.

Faculty Learning Community: Surface, Strategic, and Deep Learning with Marilyn Meell and Robert Hill

Monday, September 23, 3:15 – 4:30 in SCI 101
Thursday, October 10, 3:30 – 4:45 in Krieger 107
Monday, November 18, 3:15 – 4:30 in SCI 101

We will read and discuss several pedagogical articles on surface, strategic, and deep learning. Our primary goal is to learn how we can help motivate and move students from surface to deep learning. A secondary goal of this group is to consider the increasing diversity of our student population and begin a conversation on culturally responsive teaching. Readings will be determined and shared via email. Food and beverages provided.

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.

Library Brown Bag “New Library Tools and Resources for Faculty Research” with Elizabeth Hartig

Two sessions to choose from (same content):
Wednesday October 16, Noon – 1:00 pm in Zimmerman multi-purpose room.
Wednesday October 16, 3:15 – 4:15 pm in Zimmerman multi-purpose room.

Elizabeth will showcase valuable research tools and resources, including BrowZine. What is BrowZine? It is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones, as well as for desktops and laptops, that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. With BrowZine, you can read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets; create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals; be alerted when new issues of a journal are available; and bookmark articles for reading later.

Zoom into Research! With Angela Walmsley

Monday October 21, 3:15 – 4:15 pm Eastern via Zoom

Join Dr. Angela Walmsley, CUWAA’s research methodologist, via Zoom from your own office on Monday October 21, 3:15 – 4:15 (Eastern) to learn about how to start a research project! Dr. Walmsley will discuss her role as research methodologist serving Concordia faculty in addition to some basics around starting a research project. Topics include types of research, developing a research question, deciding on a sample, IRB, collecting data, and analyzing data.

Let’s Talk About GLO #1 Christianity and Worldviews: Models of Engagement with Angus Menuge, Philosophy Department

Tuesday October 22, 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.

During this session, Dr. Menuge plans to explain what worldviews are; present some of the different models Christians use for engaging non-Christian worldviews; identify and defend the model(s) of engagement that are most biblical; review some examples, e.g. scientism and postmodernism.