August 2018 CUW Programs

Magna Online Seminar: Understanding and Teaching Generation Z students
Thursday August 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)

This program is for faculty and staff. Generation Z is already here! Following in the shoes of millennials, this upcoming generation is ready to be recognized.

This generation of students will be incredibly influential to how institutions recruit, educate, and work with students to stay current and attractive for overall enrollment. “Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students,” presented by Tara Hart, EdD is a Magna Online Seminar. In this session, you’ll explore the beliefs and perspectives of the Generation Z population and how these beliefs and perspectives affect them as college students. Specifically, this seminar addresses how Generation Z students differ from other generations.

Read more about this program here: link

New and Returning Faculty Development Day
Wednesday August 15, 8:45am – 4:00pm

Five sessions offered throughout the day. Register for all that you are able to attend. Lunch included if you sign up for a morning and an afternoon session. Session times and descriptions are below.

8:45 – 10:15am: 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 Ends and credit hour policy.

10:30 – Noon: Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis
This session incorporates recent Blackboard procedure updates. Learn how to add content, dropboxes, and set up the gradebook for a fall course! Some hands on practice included. Please bring your laptop.

Noon – 12:45pm: Lunch in the cafeteria.

12:45 – 1:45: 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.

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

3:00 – 4:00pm: Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics – Susan Gallanis
Learn how to create tests with several question types, create question pools, and create online rubrics for more efficient grading.

Teaching via Video Conference with Justin Frisque and Susan Gallanis
Monday August 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in LU006

Learn how to use the video conference equipment when you teach a course that includes video conference from another location. We’ll also cover some best practices when teaching with video conference.

CUW New and Returning Faculty Development Day – August 15, 2018

This Fall CELT staff led sessions throughout the day. Below are the related handouts:

Syllabus Development Workshop: Link to all resources for this session

Blackboard Basics: DOC

Faculty Resources: Faculty Resources August 2018

Active Lecturing: Active Lecturing Handout 2018 
During this session someone asked about  a comparison of Turning Point clickers vs. Plickers.  One of the session participants, Michael Borst, did some research related to this and has shared related student survey data which included a comparison: Student Perceptions of Plickers as an In-Class Learning Tool http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.36753.74083/1

Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics: DOC

CUAA Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 8, 2018)

This Fall Georgia Kreiger led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram + University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs) https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations  Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule  Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS  Link to Document

CUW Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 15, 2018)

This Fall Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline:  Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides:  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram: Link to Document

University Global Learning Outcomes: Link to Document

University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs):  https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model:  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel: http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies: https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus: Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy: http://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations: Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule: Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS: Link to Document

Qwickly Tools

Qwickly Tools are now available in Blackboard for instructors who teach face-to-face.

What can you do with Qwickly Tools?

  • Open or close your courses all from one page (no need to go into each course)
  • Send email to all students to all courses all from one page
  • Send course announcements to students in all courses, all from one page
  • Access the Needs Grading section of the Grade Center for all courses, all from one page
  • Create a Jot Assignment that allows students to draw or add text to an image you post, that you can grade as an assignment

Download the Qwickly Quick Start Guide: Qwickly Quick Start Guide 07092018

Summer 2018 Blackboard Sessions

Thursday June 14, 10:00 – 11:00am in LU006

Blackboard Basics (Face-to-Face and Webinar) with Justin Frisque
Learn how to log in and basic navigation, add course content, set up grade center, grade assignments, open course to students.

Monday June 18, 2:00 – 3:00pm in R006

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only) with Susan Gallanis
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.

Tuesday June 26, 2:00 – 3:00pm in R006

Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics (Face-to-Face and Webinar) with Justin Frisque
Learn to create an assessment with 5 question types, create a question pool, create a rubric and grade using a rubric.

Tuesday July 10, 10:00 – 11:00am in R006

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only) with Susan Gallanis
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.

Monday July 16, 2:00 – 3:00pm in R006

Blackboard Basics (Face-to-Face and Webinar) with Justin Frisque
Learn how to log in and basic navigation, add course content, set up grade center, grade assignments, open course to students.

Thursday July 26, 10:00 – 11:00am in R006

Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics (Face-to-Face and Webinar) with Justin Frisque
Learn how to create an assessment with 5 question types, create a question pool, create a rubric and grade using a rubric.

Faculty Scholarship Week 2018

Concordia’s Faculty Scholarship Week is only three months away!  This year, in addition to the Monday poster session, we added an additional presentation session on Friday on the Mequon campus. We’ll have a similar event on the Ann Arbor campus if there is sufficient interest.

Here are the details:

  • Abstract submission deadline is Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm CDT; the abstract template is linked below.
  • The Faculty Scholarship Committee will review all abstracts and will notify authors by October 1, 2018
  • A poster session will be held Monday, October 22, 2018 in the Terrace Room on the Mequon campus (Ann Arbor location TBD); there will be snacks
  • Presentations will take place on Wednesday, October 24, Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26, 2017 in the Lakeshore Room on the Mequon campus (Ann Arbor location TBD); lunch will be provided
  • This is a peer-reviewed event; it is a great place to get some feedback on your scholarly work, and to get a peer-reviewed scholarly product for your CV.
  • All academic disciplines are welcome; we hope to have a strong representation from all 6 schools and a wide variety of departments and programs

You can direct any questions to julie.dresen@cuw.edu or give me a call at x2794.   Committee members are also happy to provide advice and assistance.

Blessings,

The Faculty Scholarship Committee

(Jordan Beck, Mike Brown, Julie Dresen, Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis, Brian Harries, Pollyanna Kabara, Ted King, Jeff Potratz, Scott Van Ornum, Jeff Walz, Jan Weisenbach, Mark Wolf, Katrina Serwe, Angela Walmsley, Georgia Kreiger, Jan Weisenbach)

Abstract Template 2018

Summer 2018 CELT Programs at CUW

Faculty and Staff Summer 2018 Book Group
“Gen Z: The Culture, Beliefs and Motivations Shaping the Next Generation”
with Elizabeth Polzin (Student Success) and Kurt Taylor (Theology).

Four Wednesdays: June 6, 13, July 11, 18, 2018
All from 11am to Noon in R006

There’s a new generation making up more than 25% of the US population and they’ve already arrived on CUW’s campus. Faculty and staff are welcome to register for this summer book group discussion of Generation Z. Due to the high cost of this book, it will be loaned to participants. Register with CELT to participate. Limit 18 people.

Concordia University Wisconsin Dissertation Boot Camp Summer 2018

Tuesday June 5 and Wednesday June 6 8am to 5pm
Wednesday June 27 and Thursday June 28 8am to 5pm

Come to a quiet place to work on your dissertation or other faculty scholarship projects. Sign up for the day or days you will attend. Come as you are; arrive and leave as you need to.

Statistical and writing support will be available for some part of each of the days.

The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, snacks, beverages, a lunch, and 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 5pm each day. You are encouraged to stay all day to get maximum benefit.

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, supported by the Office of Sponsored Programs and CELT

Academic Innovation Team on Augmented and Virtual Reality With Bernard Bull

Meeting dates: Thursdays (June 21, July 19)
2:30 to 4:00pm Central – (CUW-In R006)
3:30 to 5:00pm Eastern – (CUAA-Krieger 103)

During this semester, we are launching the first of what we hope to be several future academic innovation teams. An academic innovation team is a group of faculty and academic staff who gather monthly to focus upon a specific academic innovation, with the ultimate goal of enhancing teaching or pursuing a scholarly project.

Spring 2018 CUAA Programs

Interest in Academic Innovation Team on Augmented and Virtual Reality

With Bernard Bull
Meeting dates: Thursdays (Feb 22, March 22, April 19, June 21, July 19)
2:30 to 4:00pm Central – (CUW-In R006)
3:30 to 5:00pm Eastern – (CUAA-Krieger 103)

During this semester, we are launching the first of what we hope to be several future academic innovation teams. An academic innovation team is a group of faculty and academic staff who gather monthly to focus upon a specific academic innovation, with the ultimate goal of enhancing teaching or pursuing a scholarly project.

Step 1 Learning
This first team will focus upon augmented and virtual reality in the higher education. In our first meetings, we will learn about one another’s goals and interest in this area, and focus upon learning about augmented and virtual reality in education through research articles, demonstrations, guest presenters, and experimenting with some of the technologies.

Step 2 Applying Your Learning
After building a foundation, members of the academic innovation team will choose an individual or group project that seeks to apply augmented and/or virtual reality to a specific lesson, course, or content area. Or, others may choose to engage in a formal scholarly project related to enhancing student learning through augmented and/or virtual reality.

Faculty Book Club: Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks: Decode the Critical Thinking of Your Discipline written by Joan Middendorf and Leah Shopkow

Meets at the following dates and times:
Monday February 26, 4:00—4:50 in SCI 101
Thursday March 1, 9:30-10:20 in SCI 101
Wednesday March 7, 4:00-4:50 in Krieger 107

Faculty may be experts in the content of a course in a discipline, but students are often novices. Students will therefore encounter bottlenecks in learning where they get stuck and tend to fall behind. This book suggests a method of decoding the disciplines to uncover the mental tasks that students need to navigate. The method further suggests modeling that process, providing opportunities for practice and feedback, assessing learning, and revising the course in light of this knowledge. The authors invite those who try this method to share their findings with others through a scholarship of teaching and learning project.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Dispositional Transference in Teacher Preparation Candidates

Presented by Dr. Sara Rokicki
Monday March 5, 3:00—3:50 (location T.B.D)

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.

Getting the Meaningful Teaching Evaluations You Want and Deserve with Robert Hill

Thursday May 3, 3:30 – 4:30 pm (ET) in SCI 101

This program is for faculty. Online teaching evaluations will be made available to the students very soon! The focus of this session is how to get your students to complete their online teaching evaluations and to take them seriously. Also, we will explore some strategies to illicit detailed, meaningful, and helpful feedback from our students.