CELT Programs at CUW – January 2019

Getting Started with a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project:
SoTL Working Lunch

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

Are you looking for a scholarship project?
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a path that will inform your teaching and expand your scholarship output.

Leaders: Angela Walmsley and Elizabeth Evans

Come as you are. Get started!
You get lunch! And a great book on SoTL.
No preparation needed other than an exercise of your curiosity. . bring a question you have about your students’ learning.
Bring your computer to get your ideas down on paper.

In this session you will learn about the steps in the SoTL process, identify a preliminary research question and study design, and set target dates for further steps. Follow-up support and/or touchpoints for each step can also be planned if participants are interested.

Concordia University Wisconsin Scholarship Boot Camp Winter 2019

Tuesday January 15 and Wednesday January 16, 2019 8am to 4:30pm

Come to a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours and days you plan to attend. Come as you are; arrive and leave as you need to.

Writing support, research design support and statistical planning and analysis 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 039 will be the quiet space away from your phone and interruptions. The room will be open from 8am to 4:30 each day. You are encouraged to stay all day to get maximum benefit.

The last day to register for lunch (from the Landing) is Monday, January 14th at noon.

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and supported by CELT
Please call Julie Dresen x2794 or Elizabeth Evans x4283 with questions.

January Blackboard Sessions

Blackboard Basics with Susan Gallanis
Tuesday January 8, 10:00 – 11:00 am in LU006

This session is for faculty. Learn how to log in and find your courses, add a folder, upload a document, create an Assignment (“drop box”), set up the grade center, open course for students, copy a course.

Respondus LockDown Browser with Susan Gallanis
Tuesday January 8, Noon – 1:00 pm in LU006

This program is for faculty. Learn how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a deterrent to cheating, for a test in Blackboard when the instructor is in the room during the test. When using LockDown Browser, students cannot print, make screen captures, access other web pages, or access other applications while taking the exam.

Blackboard Tests and Rubrics with Justin Frisque
Friday January 11, 9:00 – 10:00 am in LU006

This session is for faculty. Learn how to create online tests using a variety of test questions. Learn how to create electronic rubrics you can attach to drop boxes and other assignments.

Respondus LockDown Browser with Justin Frisque
Friday January 11, 10:00 – 11:00 am in LU006

This program is for faculty. Learn how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a deterrent to cheating, for a test in Blackboard when the instructor is in the room during the test. When using LockDown Browser, students cannot print, make screen captures, access other web pages, or access other applications while taking the exam.

Center Faculty Webinar – November 13, 2018

CELT facilitated this webinar that addressed the revised 6-week course schedule that takes effect January 1, 2019.

Materials shared:

Center Faculty Webinar PPT
Overview of changes to Center 6-week courses beginning 1/1/2019
Sample six week course calendar
Updated Language in AL Center Course Modules as of January 1
Open Blackboard course and set the date it opens for students
Provide audio or video feedback to student assignments
Student success reports in Blackboard

Link to view the webinar: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/87bec634e386417e9a32ce946bd52e35

Teaching Effective Professional Communication

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 this year’s Faculty Laureate Carrie Jo Scheel (OT) presented “Teaching Effective Professional Communication”.

The program included sharing her expectations and evaluation of OT students’ oral and written communication while making presentations.This session is part of this year’s focus on Global Learning Outcome #5 Communicative Fluency.

Related handouts are below.


Presentation Powerpoint

Presentation Rubric

Diversity, Success & You

On Monday, October 29, 2018, Eugene Pitchford III and Steve Gerner presented the program Diversity, Success & You. Below is the program description and related handouts.

This program is designed to give you the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to effectively facilitate diverse learning environments. An emphasis in this session is on understanding how students’ experiences are impacted by race and socioeconomics. This highly engaging professional development will challenge you to apply this novel learning in your current professional role.


Powerpoint: Diversity, Success & You

Multiple Dimensions of Identity


Library Resources for Faculty Scholarship

Here are some Faculty Scholarship resources shared by CUW Instruction, Research, and Reference Librarian Elaine Gustafson during her program from October 22, 2018.


Elsevier Journal Finder

Journal Guide Search

JANE search

Edanz Journal Selector



Scimago Journal and Country Rank

SCI Journal Impact Factor List






Academia: https://www.academia.edu/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/

Mendeley:  https://www.mendeley.com/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/

Google Scholar Author Profile Search: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=search_authors



UIC Measuring Your Impact Guide

UMich Research Impact Metrics Guide

Florida Gulf Coast U Faculty Scholarship Guide



“Open Access Overview” by Peter Suber: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm

Connected Researchers Website

American Journal Experts


Research Sharing Rights

How Can I Share It: http://www.howcanishareit.com/

Sherpa/Romeo (Publisher search): http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/index.php



Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association



September 14, 2018 – Center Adjunct Faculty Development Day

Attached below are the handouts and presentation slides from the Center Adjunct Faculty Development Day event.


Library Presentation:

Get to Know Primo: DOC

Primo 101

Other Materials:

10 Ideas for Engaging and Successful Student Experience Michael Uden Center Adjunct Faculty

Cocordia Global Learning Outcomes – Dr Tammy Ferry Sept 14, 2018

Five Star Student Experience Michael Uden Center Adjunct Faculty

Small Class Size Resources


CELT Programs at CUAA – Fall 2018

Further Dialogue on Creating and Changing Academic Programs
Presented by Bernard Bull

Wednesday September 5, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Manor Ballroom

Following the presentation to faculty on August 13 about the new process for creating and changing academic programs, Bernard Bull will lead a conversation highlighting how the process would work. Faculty are encouraged to bring ideas for new programs or program changes to create examples for the conversation.

Critical Conversations: Curriculum in a Post-Christian Culture
Led by Bernard Bull

Thursday September 6, 3:30 – 5:00pm in the Manor Living Room

This session is for faculty. During this session, we will consider curriculum in light of the current culture, a culture in which Christian teachings are sometimes defined or framed as intolerant, irrelevant, bigoted, and even potentially illegal. What are the implications for what and how we teach? How do we prepare students for faith and life in such a context?

Student Evaluation of Teaching: Getting the Meaningful Results You Want
Led by Robert Hill

Monday September 17, 4:10—4:50 pm in Science 101

The focus of this session is how to get your students to complete their online teaching evaluations and to take them seriously, a process that begins long before the end of the semester. We will explore strategies to solicit detailed, meaningful, and helpful student feedback.

Faculty Book Club: What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

Three Meetings:

  • Wednesday September 26, 4:10 – 5:00 in Krieger 107
  • Monday October 15, 4:00 – 5:00 in the Manor Living Room
  • Monday November 5, 4:00 – 5:00 in Science 105

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? The short answer is—it’s not what teachers do, it’s what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. The best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn. In stories both humorous and touching, Ken Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students’ discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators alike.

Faculty Round Tables: Communicative Fluency

Tuesday November 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Science 102
Presented by Tammy Ferry

Come be informed and inspired about how to help your students grow in real world communication!
All faculty are invited to attend and every department is expected to have representation. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Assessment Committee.

International Students’ Experiences Learning English in the ELI

Dan Wagner, English Language Institute Director and CUW presents this Lunch n’ Learn on 9/26/18.

Here is his PowerPoint: Powerpoint

Program description: International Students’ first stop before they arrive in your classes may be the English Language Institute (ELI). Dan Wagner will share what students learn there and seek feedback from faculty on how ELI experiences can connect to learning experiences for international students in other courses and programs.