CELT Programs at CUW – Spring 2020

Faculty Book Group White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00am on February 6, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 2020

Co-facilitated by Drs. Ken Harris and Elizabeth Polzin

Deadline to register: Thursday, January 30.

While most of us have likely completed a course on multiculturalism or have been required to engage in cultural competence training, few of us have arenas where we can directly converse on the topic of racism. As a predominately white institution and as Christian citizens, it is imperative that we increase our ‘racial stamina’, the ability to which we can engage in conversations regarding race. Join us for discussion regarding the book White Fragility. Throughout our conversations, we will seek to understand how to engage constructively with respect to racial issues and best serve our neighbors as we reflect on our role in this critical conversation.  Book is included. Limited to the first 15 participants to register.

Thanks for the Feedback Book Group

Six sessions from Noon – 1:00pm on Fridays in R006

February 7, 14; March 6, 27; April 3, and 17, 2020

Facilitators:  Darcy Paape, Women’s Leadership Institute, and Sandra Jahns, Communication Department.

Deadline to register is Thursday, January 30 or when the limit is reached.

This book group for faculty and staff focuses on Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. Not focused on giving feedback, where the conversation often starts, this book offers suggestions of frameworks and mindsets we can use to receive feedback so that we can best learn from it. We might also be able to use these ideas to help students receive constructive feedback.  The leaders will offer thought-provoking biblical applications throughout the study. This group will meet in R006. Please bring your brown bag lunch if you wish; CELT will provide a cold beverage. There is a limit of 15 participants.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Aaron Moldenhauer and Sheri Bunyan

Monday February 10, 12:10 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room

  • Rev. Dr. Aaron Moldenhauer, Assistant Professor of Theology, recently received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston IL.  He will talk about his research related to his dissertation “Luther’s Doctrine of Christ: Language, Metaphysics, Logic.”
  • Dr. Sheri Bunyan, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, recently completed her Ph.D. in Exercise and Rehabilitation Science from Marquette University.  She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Submaximal Isometric Force Steadiness in People with Multiple Sclerosis Under Single and Dual Task Conditions.”

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. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Christian Faith: On Prayer with Dan Paavola

Wednesday February 26, 12:10-1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room

Prayer expresses our relationship with God, strengthening our tie with Him as we trust and exercise His promises. In prayer we tell God our worries and ask for His answers. But we also celebrate His past and future care of us by giving Him thanks. In this lunch-and-learn presentation, Dan Paavola will lead us in a discussion on the gift of prayer. Please join us as we share how we pray and the wonderful answers God provides.

This series related to our Christian Faith Global Learning Outcome is for faculty and instructional staff.
15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance. Get your lunch from the cafeteria and bring it to the Lakeshore Room.

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Drs. Brenda Ulmen and Steve Taylor

Thursday February 27, 12:10-1pm in the Lakeshore Room
Introductions by Dr. Leah Dvorak

  • Dr. Steve Taylor, Vice President of Student Life, recently received his Ed.D in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland. He will talk about his research related to his dissertation “Professional Mentoring at a Christian Predominantly White Institution: Impacts on the Social Connections of African-American Students”
  • Dr. Brenda Ulmen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in Mequon recently completed her PhD in Leadership in Higher Education from Northcentral University. She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Intent to Stay: A Quantitative Study Among Nurse Educators”.

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. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Spring 2020 Blackboard and Respondus Sessions

Blackboard Basics with Gradebook with Susan Gallanis

Wednesday January 22, 1:00 – 2:30 in Rincker 006

This program is ideal for new faculty or any faculty who want to improve their understanding of the Blackboard Grade Center. In addition to the Grade Center, participants will learn how to add the three most common content types, create an assignment/drop box, and open the course for students. Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabus and laptop.

Blackboard Tests and Respondus with Justin Frisque

Wednesday January 22, 3:00 – 4:00 in Rincker 006

Faculty will learn how to set up a Blackboard test, including 5 question types. The second part of the program will cover how to use Respondus LockDown Browser, a tool that enhances test integrity and discourages cheating. Bring your laptop.

Blackboard Basics with Susan Gallanis

Tuesday February 11, 8:00 – 9:00 am in R006 or via Zoom.

This program is ideal for new faculty or any faculty wishing to improve their understanding of the Blackboard Grade Center. In addition to the Grade Center, participants will learn how to add the three most common content types, create an assignment/drop box, and open the course for students.

This session is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Tests and Rubrics with Justin Frisque

Wednesday February 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am in R006 or via Zoom

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.

This session is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

Blackboard Portfolios with Susan Gallanis

Monday March 9, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in R006 or via Zoom

Faculty will learn how to set up a digital portfolio using Blackboard including how to create a template, add course and personal artifacts, share a portfolio, and set up a Portfolio assignment in your course.

This session is available face-to-face, as well as via webinar streamed from the Mequon campus. You can join the webinar from your own computer using Zoom.

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