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.

January 2018 Programs at CUW

How Does Grit Team with a Growth Mindset to Cultivate Lifelong Learning?

Presented by Lolita Paff and brought to you by Magna Publications
Tuesday January 9, 12:00-1:00 in R006

Bring your lunch and we’ll watch, then discuss this 20-minute recorded presentation that can help you improve your teaching. You’ll also learn how to access the four Magna subscriptions Concordia provides to faculty. Feel free to pull out your laptop to set up your account on the spot.

What’s New with Panopto with Justin Frisque

Wednesday January 10, 10:30-11:30 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)

Panopto is a software instructors can use to record their lectures, or create voiceover PowerPoint videos. Justin will cover new features including quizzing within video, captioning, as well as review some existing features that may not be known to participants. At the end he’ll cover the basics of using Panopo for those interested in it, but have never used it.

Concordia Servant Leader Roundtable

Thursday January 11, 7:30-8:30 in the Lake Shore Room

The January meeting’s topic is: Interest vs. Commitment
“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuse – only results.” ~ Ken Blanchard

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (face-to-face only)

Thursday January 11, 11:00-12:00 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
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.

Linking Classroom and Community: Service-Learning as a Teaching Strategy

With Gavin Luter from Campus Compact
Introduced by Randy Ferguson
Friday January 12 in Pharmacy 205
Choose from two sessions (they are identical sessions): 9:00-11:00 or 1:00-3:00

Linking community issues with your course content, known as service-learning, has many benefits for student learning and for the community. Come to this interactive session, and you will learn about what makes high-quality service-learning. You will also get information about organizations and resources that can help build your capacity to bring service-learning into your classrooms. This session also includes a planning session where will explore what faculty need to feel supported in doing this work.

How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?

Presented by Lynn Gillette and J. Robert Gillette and brought to you by Magna Publications
Wednesday January 17, 12:00-1:00 in R006

Bring your lunch and we’ll watch, then discuss this 20-minute recorded presentation that can help you improve your teaching. You’ll also learn how to access the four Magna subscriptions Concordia provides to faculty. Feel free to pull out your laptop to set up your account on the spot.

Blackboard Basics (webinar and face-to-face)

Monday January 22, 11:00-12:00 in R006
Susan Gallanis

Log in and basic navigation, add course content, set up grade center, grade assignments, open course to students.

Spring 2018 CUW Programs

CELT Spring Faculty Book Group

5 Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in R006: Feb 19, Feb 26, March 19, April 16, and April 30

“Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks: Decode the Critical Thinking of Your Discipline”
By Joan Middendorf and Leah Shopkow (Stylus, December 2017)

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. There is also a live webinar with the author on Friday February 23 at 3pm. Please sign up by Feb 8 for a free book.

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.

Critical Conversations in Curriculum: Foundational Questions

Tuesday February 27, 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Luptak Terrace Room

Between February and July, Bernard Bull will be hosting a monthly event to explore critical conversations in curriculum. This is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to examine and discuss substantive issues about curriculum. This is not about curriculum as an exercise in compliance. In February, we begin with a shared discussion on foundational questions for the series: What is curriculum? What are dominant viewpoints and philosophies about curriculum in higher education? Is there such a thing as a distinctly Christian and/or Lutheran curriculum? How are beliefs and values manifest in a curriculum, and What are the implications for living out Concordia’s distinct mission? Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Supporting Our Students: Recognizing Student Concerns & Next Steps (Lunch n’ Learn)

With Rachel Pickett, PhD, and Elizabeth Polzin, MA
Wednesday February 28, 12:00-1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

In recent years, college campuses have seen an increase in the amount of students dealing with mental illnesses, stressors and other concerns. Faculty are not expected to act as counselors or solve students’ personal problems; but rather demonstrate Christian concern and refer students to the appropriate services. This Lunch n Learn will provide faculty information on how to recognize various student concerns, review active listening tools, as well as offer resources for faculty and students in navigating these concerns. The main focus of the program will be on discussion of case studies and practicing skills faculty can use in their interactions with students. Counseling center staff, along with the presenters, will provide insight and guidance. Free lunch in the cafeteria for those who register in advance.

Resources and Support for Faculty Scholarship: A Faculty Lunch n’ Learn

Wednesday March 7, 12:00-1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

Overview of the Concordia resources and support available for faculty scholarship, detailed handout included.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Development of A Personalized Medical Device for Drug Dosing and Selection with Dr. Joseph McGraw; Pharm. D., M.P.H., Ph.D, Associate Professor

Thursday March 8, 12:15-1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

Genotyping approaches to personalized medicine do not account for environmental factors. We have developed a personalized medical diagnostic that identifies an individuals’ hepatic metabolic phenotype. Metabolic phenotyping accounts for environmental and health factors while informing individualized drug dose and selection.

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.

Monthly Article Discussion

Wednesday March 21, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in R006

Join Susan Gallanis once a month for an informal discussion of a teaching-related article from our Magna Publications subscription. The article for March is “Mining the Analogy”. You will recieve a link to the article when you register.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Cultural Competence Education – Pedagogical Strategies and Clinical Application Approaches with Dr. Katherine Liesener

Monday March 26, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

In order to provide culturally competent health care and reduce health disparities, health care providers must be responsive and sensitive to all cultural and sociocultural differences present in the population. However, educators and practitioners often underestimate the complexity of culturally competent health care by assuming that it applies to race and ethnic differences only. This session will provide the participants with a fresh, holistic, multi-faceted approach to culturally competent health care, which is required in order to minimize stereotypes and assumptions, and maximize patient outcomes.

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.

Critical Conversations in Curriculum – Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Unity

Tuesday March 27, 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Luptak Terrace Room

Between February and July, Bernard Bull is hosting a monthly conversation for faculty and staff to discuss substantive issues of curriculum. During this second critical conversation in curriculum, we will use President Ferry’s inaugural speech as a launch pad to discuss the role of truth, beauty, goodness, and unity throughout the University. How do these connect to our mission of helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit? How do these apply across the curriculum? What does it look like to have a University-wide curriculum that is shaped and informed by celebrating and cultivating a value for truth, beauty, goodness, and unity? Beverages and snacks will be provided. Mark your calendar for future Tuesdays: April 24, May 22, June 19 and July 24, all 3:00 to 4:30pm

Assessment Showcase Lunch n’ Learn

Wednesday March 28, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

Sponsored by the Assessment Committee and the CELT

J.J. Barnett and Dylan Thompson share the chemistry program’s assessment story as it relates to the process of obtaining American Chemical Society (ACS) approval of CUW’s chemistry major. Ongoing assessment-based improvements in fulfilling the chemistry program’s outcome relating Faith to the discipline will be a significant portion of the presentation.

Rank and Promotion Lunch n’ Learn

Wednesday April 4, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Luptak Terrace Room

Presenters: Christy Moser and Jon Baum
Introduced by Leah Dvorak

Find out how to get advanced in rank! The CUW Rank and Promotion Committee will tell all. Join us for a lunch n’ learn on Wednesday, April 4 in the Terrace Room from 12:15-1:00. The Rank & Promotion committee chair and committee members will be present to explain the process and answer questions.

Resources to Support the Teaching of the Global Ends Across the Curriculum (Lunch n’ Learn)

With Bernard Bull
Thursday April 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

In this session we will explore texts and resources that can help us deepen our understanding of the global ends, and how they can inform what and how we teach.

Celebrate Undergraduate Research Week!

Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 – 1:30 in the CCES Large Classroom
Speaker: Dr. Julio Rivera

Dr. Rivera is Professor of Management, Marketing, and Geospatial Science at Carthage College. He is a national leader in the in the undergraduate research movement and is a past president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), where he served on its executive board and was named its volunteer of the year in 2005. He regularly serves as a consultant to other colleges and universities as they develop undergraduate research programs and he has worked in two National Science Foundation grant programs to expand undergraduate research opportunities for students. While at Carthage College, Dr. Rivera has served at the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and he was the recipient of the 2002 Carthage College Distinguished Teaching Award. He is currently working with Epigeum-Oxford Press developing a resource for students and faculty on research as a transferable skill. His current research focuses on examining variations in home value in Southeast Wisconsin.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Interprofessional Education

Concordia Faculty Seminar: “It’s Only Money: How to go from ‘Wouldn’t it be fun…?’ to ‘How to get it funded…'” with Dr. Michael Uden; Vice Provost of Student Enrollment and Student Engagement

Thursday April 12, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lake Shore Room

This seminar will outline strategies for the successful funding of new initiatives and program ideas. Several real-life examples will be shared as well as suggestions and guidelines.

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.

Teaching and Learning Author Webinar Series

Friday April 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

In 2018, Stylus Publishing is offering a series of webinars to help readers connect with our authors. Dr. Katie Linder, host of the You’ve Got This podcast, will facilitate conversations with Stylus authors about their latest books and writing process. This webinar is from Linda Nilson on her new book (available April 2018) “Creating Engaging Discussions”.

Monthly Article Discussion

Wednesday April 25, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in R006

Join Susan Gallanis once a month for an informal discussion of a teaching-related article from our Magna Publications subscription. The article for April is “Figuring Out Feedback to Students”. A link to the article will be provided when registering.

Faith and Learning Development Institute: The Global Ends, Christian Faith and Worldviews

Tuesday May 22, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm in Pharmacy 132
Led by: Bernard Bull, Susan Mobley, Dan Paavola, Angus Menuge and Elizabeth Evans

This session is an opportunity to learn about the meaning and purpose of the “global ends” which all Concordia programs are to address, and particularly the first “global end” on Christian Faith and worldviews. Do you know how to talk about worldviews, the Christian worldview and other worldviews? Do you have the tools that will help you make decisions on curriculum materials and teaching? As faculty members, program directors, and academic staff begin to look at revising programs and courses to address the global ends, the time is right for a faculty and academic staff institute. This program is open to all full-time faculty and staff, including program directors, center directors, and instructional designers as well as adjunct faculty. Coffee available at 8:30am. Box lunches will be provided.

Spring 2018 Blackboard Sessions

Blackboard Basics (Webinar and Face-to-Face )
Thursday February 15, 12:00-1:00 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
Log in and basic navigation, add course content, set up grade center, grade assignments, open course to students.

Blackboard Setting Up Groups and Group Tools (Webinar and Face-to-Face)
Friday February 23, 12:00-1:00 in LU006
Learn how to set up groups in Blackboard. From there you can create group assignments and use a variety of group tools such as group discussion boards, journals and sharing files.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only)
Monday February 26, 12:00-1:00 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
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.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Webinar only)
Monday March 5, 1:00-2:00 in R006
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.

Blackboard More Tools (Face-to-Face and Webinar)
Friday March 9, 10:00-11:00 in R006
Learn how to embed YouTube videos, discussion forums, email/course messages, add the Panopto tool.

Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics (Face-to-Face and Webinar)
Thursday March 22, 12:00-1:00 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
Create an assessment with 5 question types, create a question pool, create a rubric and grade using a rubric.

Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics (Face-to-Face and Webinar)
Tuesday April 10, 2:30-3:30 in R006
Create an assessment with 5 question types, create a question pool, create a rubric and grade using a rubric.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate (Face-to-Face only)
Wednesday April 11, 1:00-2:00 in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
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.

Critical Conversations in Curriculum: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Unity – Tuesday March 27

Meeting date changed from March 20 to March 27.

Between February and July, Bernard Bull is hosting a monthly conversation for faculty and staff to discuss substantive issues of curriculum.  During this second critical conversation in curriculum, we will use President Ferry’s inaugural speech as a launch pad to discuss the role of truth, beauty, goodness, and unity throughout the University. How do these connect to our mission of helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit? How do these apply across the curriculum? What does it look like to have a University-wide curriculum that is shaped and informed by celebrating and cultivating a value for truth, beauty, goodness, and unity?

Readings for this second session:

Mark your calendar for future Tuesdays: April 24, May 22, June 19 and July 24, all 3:00 to 4:30pm

Link to register for this and future sessions: http://celt.cuw.edu/critical-conversations-with-bernard-bull/

Supporting Our Students: Recognizing Student Concerns & Next Steps

On February 28, 2018, Rachel Pickett and Elizabeth Polzin led this excellent session.

More about the program below as well as the PowerPoint slides.

In recent years, college campuses have seen an increase in the amount of students dealing with mental illnesses, stressors and other concerns. Faculty are not expected to act as counselors or solve students’ personal problems; but rather demonstrate Christian concern and refer students to the appropriate services. This Lunch n Learn will provide faculty information on how to recognize various student concerns, review active listening tools, as well as offer resources for faculty and students in navigating these concerns. The main focus of the program will be on discussion of case studies and practicing skills faculty can use in their interactions with students. Counseling center staff, along with the presenters, will provide insight and guidance. Free lunch in the cafeteria for those who register in advance.

PowerPoint slides: PPT Handouts Supporting Students-Mental Health & Other Issues

Elizabeth Polzin

Rachel Pickett

 

Critical Conversations in Curriculum on Tuesday February 27

Between February and July, Bernard Bull will be hosting a monthly event to explore critical conversations in curriculum. This is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to examine and discuss substantive issues about curriculum. This is not about curriculum as an exercise in compliance.

On February 20, we begin with a shared discussion on foundational questions for the series: What is curriculum? What are dominant viewpoints and philosophies about curriculum in higher education? Is there such a thing as a distinctly Christian and/or Lutheran curriculum? How are beliefs and values manifest in a curriculum, and What are the implications for living out Concordia’s distinct mission?

Readings for The first Critical Conversation in Curriculum
1. Education and the Abolition of Man – http://www.cslewis.com/education-and-the-abolition-of-man/
2. A Faculty and Model of Higher Education for the Lutheran University – https://issues.cune.edu/the-lutheran-faculty-pre-k-through-higher-education/a-faculty-and-model-of-higher-education-for-the-lutheran-university/

Join us for future sessions by registering here: http://celt.cuw.edu/critical-conversations-with-bernard-bull/

Faculty and staff in attendance

Dr. Bernard Bull leading the conversation

Academic Innovation Team with Bernard Bull

February 22, 2018 was the first meeting of the Academic Innovation Team on Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Handout from this session7ThingsAboutAugmentedandVirtualReality

About this program:

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.

Future meeting dates:
Thursdays: 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)

Register: http://bit.ly/CUInnovate

Bernard Bull leading this first session:

Link to Bernard Bull blogging about augmented and virtual reality: http://etale.org/main/2018/02/22/the-launch-of-an-academic-innovation-team-on-augmented-virtual-reality-in-the-higher-education-classroom/ 

 

Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Lunch n’ Learn

On Monday February 12, 2018 Susan Mobley and Brian Harries presented this program. Below is more about the program and related handouts.

Teaching with a partner from another discipline carries both rewards and challenges. Hear Drs. Mobley and Harries share on their collaborations across their disciplines in undergraduate teaching. Session will include tips and emerging best practices.  Free lunch from the cafeteria included for those who register in advance.

Collaborative Team Teaching Handout

Critical Conversations with Bernard Bull

Critical Conversations

Bernard Bull will be hosting a monthly event to explore critical conversations in curriculum. This is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to examine and discuss substantive issues about curriculum. This is not about curriculum as an exercise in compliance. In February, we begin with a shared discussion on foundational questions for the series: What is curriculum? What are dominant viewpoints and philosophies about curriculum in higher education? Is there such a thing as a distinctly Christian and/or Lutheran curriculum? How are beliefs and values manifest in a curriculum, and What are the implications for living out Concordia’s distinct mission? Beverages and snacks will be provided.

All sessions from 3:00-4:30. Dates and registration links below. Specific topics coming soon.

Tuesday February 27: Foundational Questions. (registration closed)
Tuesday March 20: (registration closed)