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.