CELT Programs CUW and CUAA Fall 2021

Fall Book Group for Faculty and Staff: Living Vocationally: The Journey of the Called Life

Led by Rachel Pickett on Zoom

All take place Fridays, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 Eastern the following dates:
September 17, October 15, November 12

Book included. Limit 20 persons. Open to Faculty and Staff
Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 7, 2021 5:00pm Central/6:00pm Eastern

As Christians we have a rich history of “vocation” as the way to live out our lives in service. The God who called Israel and sent Jesus has something in mind for us. God’s call challenges us, and opens us to personal and spiritual development throughout our lives. Living Vocationally, by Paul Wadell and Charles Pinches is the NetVUE Big Read; the books have been provided by NetVUE, part of the Council of Independent Colleges.

The first meeting focuses on Part I, “Preparing for the Journey,” which considers the benefits of living vocationally, and biblical traditions of call. In October, we will consider Part II, “The Journey of the Called Life” which examines why vocation pertains not only to careers, but indeed touches every dimension of our lives and encompasses our full journey through life. Part III, for the November meeting, considers the virtues we need to live the called life well: attentiveness, humility, gratitude, fidelity, justice, courage, hope and patience.

After submitting your registration, the CELT Student Worker will send you an Outlook invitation for this event that includes the Zoom link. Please accept this invitation as you will not receive a separate email confirmation.

The day before each session, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Pickett.

Fall Book Group for Mequon Faculty: A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies from the Science of Learning [CUW only]

Led by Kate Robertson in R006 on the Mequon Campus

All take place Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central in R006 on the following dates:
September 20, October 11, October 25, November 15, November 29.

Book included. Limit 20 faculty.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 7, 2021 5:00pm Central

Do your students know how to study effectively? Are you looking for strategies to share with your students on studying and learning that actually work? Then join this semester’s CELT book group in which we will explore A guide to effective studying and learning, based on ideas grounded in research on learning. Topics such as metacognition, elaboration, imagery, cues, and spaced practice will be addressed. Each chapter contains a tangible “tips you can use” section, plus many practice activities and demonstrations. Participants will gain knowledge of recommended learning techniques that will help their students and guide their teaching.

After submitting your registration, the CELT Student Worker will send you an Outlook invitation for this event that includes the reading schedule. Please accept this invitation as you will not receive a separate email confirmation.

The day before each session, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Robertson.

Book information: Rhodes, M.G., Cleary, A.M., & DeLosh, E.L. (2020). A guide to effective studying and learning: Practical strategies from the science of learning. Oxford University Press.

Aligning Assignments [CUAA Only]

Tuesday September 14, 3:30 – 4:30 Eastern Time
Location: Zimmerman

Facilitator: Erin Laverick

In this session, we will discuss best practices for aligning assessments in a course syllabus and Blackboard. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Laverick.

Faculty Roundtable: Time Management

Wednesday September 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern via Zoom

Facilitators: Kate Robertson (CELT) and Julie Dresen (ORSP)

All faculty are welcome to attend; programming is specifically geared toward faculty with 3-5 years of experience at CUWAA. Meant to be a follow up to Year 1 and Year 2 faculty programming, this month’s Faculty Roundtable will explore strategies for effective time management in both grading and scholarship work. Helpful resources will be shared. Bring your own ideas to share and learn additional tips.
Registration is required for this event.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Robertson or Julie Dresen.

Supporting Student Wellness and Mental Health with Steve Gerner and Beth DeJongh [CUW only]

Thursday September 16, 12:15 – 1:00 pm Central via Zoom|

Presenters: Steve Gerner, Beth Dejongh

Attend this Zoom session to learn how the Mequon Campus provides support to students for their wellness and mental health, including our expanded JED Campus efforts. Learn your role as faculty and staff in supporting students and how we reach students through the CU App.
Registration is required for this event.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Fall 2021 Mequon Traditional Adjunct In-Service/Orientation August 25 on Zoom

Recording

PPT: Fall 2021 Mequon Adjunct In-Service Orientation

Fall Teaching 2021 from Interim Provost

CU ARC COVID19 Update Fall 2021

PPT: What it Means to be Lutheran by Dan Paavola

Concordia University Blackboard Use for Faculty (August 2021)

Blackboard and Other Resources Handout

Syllabus Template and Instructions

Global Learning Outcomes and FOCUS 2021-22 Service and Global Citizenship

Find and Acknowledge your Faculty Contract (Fall 2021)

 

Assessment PARTY 2021

PARTY 21 PPT August 19 and 23, 2021

Handout on GLO #2 Categories

Recording

Coming up: The University Catalog in which your program appears (G or UG) will be the Official CU home for all your program PLOs as of the 22-23 Catalog, to be completed in Spring 2022.
As you make improvements in your program and see the need to update your PLOs,  update them annually in the catalog and your curriculum map if they change.

Link to University Global Outcomes https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/outcome-statements.html

What is EAC? With Susan Gallanis https://cuwaa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=65399f4f-6452-4106-b5d3-ad83014c4466

Instructions for 2020-2021 Academic Program Assessment Reporting: http://celt.cuw.edu/2020-2021-academic-program-assessment-reporting/

Faculty Development Day – August 5, 2021

Here are the recordings and resources used in the sessions from the Faculty Development Day on August 5, 2021:

Designing your Course and Syllabus (with Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Evans)

Recording

Handouts:

Syllabus Outline, PowerPoint, Evaluation, Syllabus Template, Sample Syllabus – BIO 301, Sample Syllabus – CCE 110, Sample Syllabus – MGMT 336, Blooms Chart, Blooms Taxonomy Wheel, Blooms Taxonomy Verbs, Tentative Course Schedule, Fall 2021 Dates

Blackboard Basics (with Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque)

Recording

Handout

Faculty Resources (with Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis, and Rachel Heil)

Recording

Handout

Active Lecturing (with Susan Gallanis)

Recording

Zoom and Recordings (with Justin Frisque)

Recording

 

CELT Programs CUW and CUAA – Summer 2021

Beg, Borrow or Steal – Why Plagiarism Matters to Students and Faculty

Monday July 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Central/5:30 – 8:30 pm Eastern via Zoom

Brought to you by the CELT

During this session we will discuss the common types of plagiarism, and share strategies and activities to help students understand and avoid plagiarism. We will also share best practices for talking to students about plagiarism, discuss the university reporting process and share related resources. Joining the session includes Elizabeth Polzin, Assistant Vice President of Academics Student Success; Elaine Gustafson, Instruction Reference and Research Support Librarian; and other guests.

Two Faculty Development Programs offered during Summer, 2021.

These sessions are required for full and part-time faculty who did not attend the Course Design and Pedagogy session or the Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery session offered during Summer 2020. Faculty who did attend these sessions in Summer 2020 are welcome, but not required to attend.

Both session are 90 minutes and offered via Zoom.

Introduction to Four Instructional Methods at CUWAA

Beginning Spring 2020, Concordia modified course development and instruction to meet the challenges presented by the pandemic. We utilized a variety of instructional delivery methods during the last year. In this session, we will build upon what we learned during COVID to remain resilient, flexible, and prepared for the future.

This session is an overview of four instructional methods used at CUWAA: 100% Virtual, Polysynchronous, Face-to-Face with Occasional Zoom, and Online Asynchronous teaching. The session will focus on how you can most effectively plan and deliver your course in any of these four methods. The goal is to share best practices and resources for teaching and for communication with students. This session is required for full and part-time faculty who did not attend the Course Design and Pedagogy session offered during Summer 2020. Faculty who did attend the session in Summer 2020 are welcome, but not required to attend.

Registration is required for this event. Register for one of the sessions below (each registration link is specific to the session date):

  • Wednesday June 16, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central/Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Thursday July 22, Noon – 1:30 pm Central/1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern
  • Monday August 9, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery 2021

The focus of this session is using your Blackboard course site as a tool for organizing course content and communicating with students. Topics include faculty expectations for Blackboard, including using assignment “drop boxes” for all students to submit their assignments, using the Content area effectively, and more. We will highlight important features of the Grade Center, share a sample Blackboard course template, explain how to avoid hitting the course size maximum, and provide an effective course review checklist. This session is required for full and part-time faculty who did not attend the Blackboard for Effective Course Design session offered during Summer 2020. Faculty who did attend the session in Summer 2020 are welcome, but not required to attend.

Registration is required for this event. Register for one of the sessions below (each registration link is specific to the session date):

  • Wednesday June 16, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Central/3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
  • Thursday July 22, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern
  • Monday August 9, Noon – 1:30 pm Central/1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

Christian Vocation and Personal Meaning: Supporting Student Mental Health

Tuesday August 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am Central/11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern via Zoom

Facilitator: Rachel Pickett, Professor of Psychology, First Year Experience Director

This session will focus on the concept of Christian Vocation as a way to engage students in exploring meaning and purpose as a tool to foster positive psychological well-being. A brief foundation on the impact of COVID19 and student mental health will be provided along with research supporting the link between meaning, purpose, and well-being. Resources on vocational discernment, campus outlets/referral processes, and discussion techniques grounded in humanism will be presented. Participants will explore ways to incorporate vocation in their interactions with students. This workshop can apply to the NetVUE grant.

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery – Fall 2021

Below is the session recording and other resources from this session offered several times during Summer, 2021.

Recording (7/22 – with captions)

Recording (8/9 – with captions)

PowerPoint

Resources

  • Four Foundational Videos to Set Up Your Course in Blackboard – For faculty who design their own individual Blackboard course (no master course template)
    Link to video. Topics included: