PARTY 2020 Materials

Sessions held November 6 and November 9, 2020.

Recording of November 9 session

Final Party Slides November 2020 PARTY

Tammy Ferry’s PPT

Christian Faith 2019-2020 Data 11-1-20

Sample Curriculum Map – you can fill in your own Program Learning Outcomes and Courses and then identify where your PLOs are introduced, development and measured at the summative (exit) level of your program. You can also indicate where PLOs are evaluated at the entry level (this measurement is optional, while the exit level is required).

Critical Thinking Rubric using the University Common Scale – five points

Categories for GLO #4 Critical Thinking/Creative Problem Solving Detail – these are the areas to align your PLOs, assignments, and data  with on this years report next summer

Information about EAC for Outcomes Assessment

New Content Editor in Blackboard (November 2020)

The new Content Editor will result in a few different and better ways you can upload content into Blackboard.  You will see this change whenever you are adding text in Blackboard, such as posting in a discussion board, writing an essay answer to a test, or for faculty, creating or editing an item or writing a test question.  This change will affect how faculty add content as well as student submissions.

2020 Nov Content Editor Changes Quick Tools

new-content-editor-detailed-comparison

video demo of common features (4 min)

Copyright and Intellectual Property Resources

Resources that address copyright, fair use and Concordia University Intellectual Property.

Library Resources

General resources you can find on the Research Guide on this page from the CUW Library (fair use tab): http://research.cuw.edu/facultyresources/   (then click on the Fair Use tab)

Concordia University Intellectual Property and Guide

CELT Programs CUW and CUAA – Fall 2020

Faculty Book Discussion, via Zoom: Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie Glaude, Ph.D., with Gretchen Jameson, facilitator.

Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern on Fridays September 25, October 23, November 13, and December 4.

“Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.” James Baldwin

In this “searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful book,” Eddie Glaude, Jr. the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professors of African American Studies at Princeton University, suggests America can find hope and guidance to (borrowing a phrase from Lincoln) “think anew and act anew.” Begin Again is Glaude’s endeavor, following Baldwin, to bear witness to the difficult truth of race in America today.

From the facilitator: Glaude is unapologetic in his political leaning. Our goal in the book conversation will not be to argue the rightness or wrongness of political policy, but as Christian scholars and leaders, there is something provocative about the idea of claiming the mantle of responsibility, of voluntarily stepping forward to a certain civic accountability in the face of difficult and challenging topics and times.

I read this book on my summer vacation. Sitting alone on the beach and by the pool, I kept wishing I had some peers with whom to talk about what it stirred in me, the questions it let me to ponder, my own sense of responsibility and failed accountability. It will be a delight to gather together with colleagues around this book. I hope you will join us.

Teaching Long Classes over Zoom: Strategies to Maximize Student Engagement

Thursday, September 10, 5:30-7:00 pm Central/6:30 – 8:00 pm Eastern
Facilitators: Susan Gallanis, Kate Robertson, Elizabeth Evans

This session will be held over Zoom and is for faculty who teach long Zoom classes (3 – 4 hours).

Teaching a long class (3 – 4 hours) over Zoom presents unique challenges for instructors as they develop active learning strategies and create engaging learning environments to help students learn effectively. This session will focus on best practices before, during and after your Zoom meeting with students. Faculty who are experienced with long Zoom sessions, including Chris Scudella, Alexa Doebele and Marcia Stanczyk, will share effective strategies they have incorporated into their teaching. There will also be time for some hands on practice using some of the Zoom interactive tools.

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue

Tuesday, September 15, 3:00-4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Erin Laverick

Do you notice your students’ eyes glazing over in the middle of an important lecture? Do you find yourself having to entertain more and more over Zoom? Attend this session to learn strategies and tips for better student engagement when using Zoom.

APA Manual 7th Edition: What Faculty Need to Know

Wednesday September 16, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Elaine Gustafson, Mequon Library

Elaine Gustafson, Instruction Reference & Research Support Librarian at the Mequon Campus, will cover the most relevant updates to the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020), including the new student paper layout and changes to book, journal article, and website citations. She will also share online resources available at both campus libraries to help students and faculty transition.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Alles and Kukor

Thursday, September 17, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Brad Alles, Stacy Kukor

Brad Alles, (School of Education, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University with research focused on The Effects of Apologetics Education on the Faith Development of Lutheran High School Students.

Stacy Kukor (Occupational Therapy, Mequon) recently completed the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) from Mt. Mary University in Milwaukee with research focused on Comparing Student Learning During In-program Clinical Experiences versus Community Clinical Experiences. Stacy is also a graduate of CUW.

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.

Check-in on Poly-synchronous and Room Technology at the Mequon Campus

Friday, September 18, Noon – 1:00 pm Central
With Justin Frisque, Susan Gallanis, Elizabeth Evans

With the traditional semester underway, please bring your questions about teaching poly-synchronously in a HyFlex classroom or a Zoom classroom. This session will include a brief overview of classroom technology, common troubleshooting, sharing of challenge and successes, and Q & A.

Supporting our Post Traditional Military Students and Veterans

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00 pm
Coordinated by Mercedes Fisher, Extended Campus Operations

What faculty need to know about military students and veterans and how they can be supported in student success. With representatives from the Veteran’s Services office at Concordia Mequon. Coordinated by Mercedes Fisher, Extended Campus Operations, 262 243 2013

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Exploring Metaethics and Philosophy with Dr. Stephen Parrish

Thursday, October 1, 2:15 – 3:00 pm Central/3:15-4:00 pm Eastern

This program is for faculty, staff and students and is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

Dr. Parrish’s talk will focus on his most recent works involving philosophy and the current projects he is working on. Last year he published his book ‘Atheism?’ and will discuss the research that went into tackling such a complex topic. Dr. Parrish will also discuss the current book he is working on, which focuses on metaethics as well as a paper that focuses on panpsychism.

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.

Humanities Roundtable: Approaches to Critical Thinking/Creative Problem Solving

With Angus Menuge (Philosophy), Susan Mobley (History), Brian Gunderson (Multicultural Studies), Gaylund Stone (Art), Stephanie Guedet (English)
Wednesday October 7 Noon Central Time/1pm Eastern Time

This program is for faculty. Each colleague will share

  • how their discipline/department frames an approach
  • how faculty teach critical thinking/creative problem solving;
  • how students demonstrate linked knowledge/skills/attitudes

Includes how the Common Core is teaching and evaluating Critical Thinking through CCE 120 Western Thought & Worldview. This is part of the Focus GLO of the Year (GLO #4 Critical Thinking/Creative Problem Solving) faculty development programming. This is one in a series which hopefully will include future roundtables by Sciences (Physical and Social) and Professions.

How Faculty Write

Wednesday, October 7, 2:30-4:00 pm Central/3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Christine Tulley

Learn how to research, write, and publish while still carrying a heavy teaching load. In her recent book, How Faculty Write, Dr. Christine Tulley unpacks how the most successful academics write often and get published. In her presentation, she will share her findings with you and provide with tips for creating a manageable research agenda.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Chuhran and Hollander

Thursday October 8, 3:00-4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Kyle Chuhran and Erik Hollander

Kyle Chuhran (School of Education, Ann Arbor) recently completed an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland with research focused on Effective Introvert Teachers: A Phenomenological Study of Their Lived Experiences.

Erik Hollander (Batterman School of Business, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership (OCL) from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC) with research focused on Universal Wellness Network: A Study of a Promising Practice.

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.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Kabara and Frazier

Monday October 12, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Pollyanna Kabara and Tiffany Frazier

Pollyanna Kabara (Physician Assistant Studies, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland with research focused on Lived Experiences with Inauthenticity of the Physician-Assistant-Program-Admission Essay: A Phenomenological Study.

Tiffany Frazier (Physician Assistant Studies, Mequon) recently completed her Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) Degree from Lynchburg University in Lynchburg, Virginia with research focused on Predictors of Success in Physician Assistant Education.

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.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Graven Images: Martyrdom and Sainthood in the Poetry of John Donne

Thursday, October 29, 2:15 – 3:00 pm Central/3:15-4:00pm Eastern
Presenter: Neal Migan

This program is sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). If you have questions, please contact Rachel Heil.

The trajectory of the life of John Donne, the seventeenth-century English poet (and eventual Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London), was Augustinian in nature. A contemporary of Shakespeare’s, he began as something of a libertine and ended up a saint. My discussion traces the course of my research over the last decade. I attempt to make some sense of Donne’s life by examining some of the most ghastly images from his poetry, arguing finally that these deathly, “graven images,” in the way they make a case for his martyrdom, worked not against his case for sainthood, but for it.

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.

Are You Ready for Poly-Synchronous?

Wednesday November 4, Noon – 1:00 pm Central (Mequon only)
Presenters: Justin Frisque and Susan Gallanis

Attend in person (limit 28) or via Zoom. Registration link

After Thanksgiving break, traditional students will choose whether to learn in-person or virtually/online during the week of November 30 – December 4. Prepare to teach with some students in the classroom and some virtually (poly-synchronous) with this session, especially for instructors who are new to teaching poly-synchronously.

Justin Frisque will demonstrate the classroom technology used for poly-synchronous teaching. Susan Gallanis will review effective ways to communicate with in-class and virtual students during class time. Participants in the room will have the opportunity to try out the technology for themselves.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: HepSight: A Personalized Medicine Tool for Drug Selection and Dosing

Thursday, November 5, 12:15-1:00 pm Central/1:15 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Joe McGraw

This program is for faculty, staff and students and brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Heil at rachel.heil@cuw.edu.

Dr. McGraw has been working with a team of CUW faculty and students to develop a diagnostic tool called HepSight. It is a first in class diagnostic to help clinicians select appropriate drugs and doses for patients based on the activity of important liver enzymes. Liver cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzymes are responsible for the majority of variability in human exposure to drugs. Unlike genetic tests, which predict CYP450 activity, HepSight directly measures the activity.

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.

Experiences as a Post-Traditional Learner

Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 Central/3:00-4:00pm Eastern
Presenter: Stephanie Land

As we continue to recruit and welcome post-traditional students to CUWAA, it’s important to consider how to best serve this population of learners. Come and listen to the Stephanie Land, author of the bestseller, Maid, speak about her experiences as a single mom attending college.