Concordia University Wisconsin Ann Arbor received a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to support faculty and staff learning in a greater understand of vocation and the Global Learning Outcomes so we can develop students in these areas. This NetVUE Program Development Grant “Integration of Vocation and the University Global Learning Outcomes in Curricular and Co-curricular Student Learning at Concordia University” runs from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2021.
As a participant, you will be working toward important university goals, including advancing student learning in vocation and the Global Learning Outcomes, and advancing our ability to evaluate the learning of students.
Grant participants participate in education, develop learning activities for students, develop assessments for those activities that connect to our efforts to develop measures of student learning in the Global Learning Outcomes, and provide the data on those assessments. Participants provide reflections on their understandings before the education and then after the lessons have been completed to help us measure impact. Full-time employee participants receive a grant stipend of $250.
These are the steps for grant participants:
To sign up for the NetVUE Grant send Elizabeth Evans an e-mail and then you will receive the you the registration link to complete. You will then be added to the Blackboard organization “NetVUE Vocation and GLOs Development Grant.”
In the Blackboard organization, complete a pre-survey of your knowledge about vocation and the GLOs. Please allow enough time to respond fully to the questions.
(Steps 3 and Step 4 can be done concurrently.)
Complete readings on vocation – we will make these books available in the CELT for you
- God at Work by Gene Edward Veith
- The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation by Tim Clydesdale, Ch 1, 4, 5 and 7
Participate in staff/faculty development sessions on GLOs, vocation, and construction of evaluation tools. These are available in the Blackboard organization and on the GLOs channel on the faculty tab of the portal.
- Introduction to the GLOs
- Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students with Rachel Pickett
- Lutheran Understanding of Vocation with Steve Smith
- Construction of Evaluation tools sessions will be scheduled each term. Contact Susan Gallanis.
Complete reflections on learning after sessions completed. The link is in the Blackboard area.
Develop lessons/learning experiences and proposed evaluation process, using rubrics compatible with university-level data collection strategies, submitted for review.
Deliver lessons to students between Fall 2019 and May 2021. Deliver student learning data through Blackboard through working with Susan Gallanis of CELT.
Complete post-survey, including reflections on process and student learning.
Receive stipend of $250 after completion of these steps and receipt of student data.
Contact Elizabeth Evans in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262 243 4283.