CELT Programs at CUW – Spring 2019

CELT Spring Book Group

Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
Led by Janis Chapman (ARC Director) and Susan Gallanis (CELT)

Meets on the following Mondays, 2 – 3 in R006: February 18 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 15 & 29
Register by Wednesday, February 6 to receive the book.

This book group is open to faculty and staff.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is often associated with students with disabilities. Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling (the authors) show that UDL can be profitably broadened toward a larger ease-of-use and general diversity framework. Captioned instructional videos, for example, benefit learners with hearing impairments but also the student who worries about waking her young children at night or those studying on a noisy team bus.

Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone is aimed at faculty members, faculty-service staff, disability support providers, student-service staff and campus leaders who want to strengthen the engagement, interaction, and performance of all college students. It includes resources for readers who want to become UDL experts and advocates: real-world case studies, active-learning techniques, UDL coaching skills, micro- and macro-level UDL-adoption guidance, and use-them-now resources.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Student Use of Quantum Mechanical Models

Thursday February 7, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presented by Dr. Jordan Beck

Brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Free lunch from the cafeteria included for the first 20 people who register in advance for this event.

This program is for faculty, staff and students. Quantum mechanical models are abstract and require navigation of a variety of cognitively taxing representations. Published research about how students use quantum mechanical models at the upper-division level is sparse. This work aims to fill this gap in the literature and begin the process of characterizing learning of quantum chemistry in upper-division courses. The major findings are that upper-division students’ knowledge is significantly fragmented with a retention of determinism and reluctance to apply mathematical formulae. Students, unlike experts, focus on surface features. The data indicates two specific surface features: lexical features and a “complex equals better” heuristic.

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.

Live Magna Outline Seminar: Motivating and Engaging Generation Z Learners with Dr. Corey Seemiller

Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Pharmacy 147

Generation Z is now in college and they’ve brought a unique set of values and interests with them. If you’re challenged by—or even just curious about—understanding the drive and motivation of the young students in your classes, this online seminar will provide research-based context, understanding, and practical tactics that can be implemented in any classroom. This Magna Online Seminar will be held in a Q&A format. Expect a frank discussion on the characteristics, concerns, values, preferences, and sources of motivation of Generation Z college students and what changes in teaching style will be needed to motivate, engage, and connect with this new breed of student.

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Dr. Haendel and Dr. Polzin

Thursday, February 21, Noon – 1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

Dr. Angela Haendel, Assistant Professor in the Speech and Language Pathology department in Mequon, recently completed the Interdisciplinary PhD in Speech-Language Pathology & Psychology from Marquette University. She will talk about research related to her dissertation “Changes in Electroencephalogram Coherence in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder after a Social Skills Intervention. “

Dr. Elizabeth Polzin, Assistant Professor of Education and Assistant Vice President of Academics for Student Success, recently completed the Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership, with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration, from Lindenwood University. Dr. Polzin will discuss research she completed related to her study “A correlational study of academic locus of control, study preparation, and the Praxis II.”

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. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

A View on Communicative Fluency from the Communication Department

Wednesday, February 27, Noon – 1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presenters: Tim Macafee and Sandra Jahns

Each year we focus on one Global Learning Outcome; this year’s focus is Communicative Fluency. Join Department of Communication faculty to learn about their expertise in communication fluency, communication skills all students need, and how Department of Communication courses meet this Global Learning Outcome.

Concordia Faculty Seminar:A Team-Based Collaborative Care Approach in Clinics

Thursday March 7, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presented by Dr. Michael Oldani

Brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

This program is for faculty, staff, and students. During this program, Dr. Oldani describes an approach focused on inter-professional team-based collaborative care in clinics with medical cases focusing on hypertension, with diabetes mellitus and other conditions. Programs involved include Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Physician Assistants.

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.

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