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.

Assessments in Blackboard – Summer 2020

Session Recording (7/17/2020)

Resources related to this session:

PowerPoint: Assessments in Blackboard

Blackboard Tests Summer 2020

Set Test Availability Exceptions for Accommodations 10132015

Blackboard Test Feedback Options Summer 2020

Test Feedback: What Students See (2 examples)

Upload Test Questions to Blackboard (Tab-delimited TXT file)

Test Question Types

How to copy (export/import) at test from one course to another

 

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Info for Instructors Summer 2020

Respondus Help Center for Students

Blackboard Interactive Asynchronous Tools Sessions – Summer 2020

Link to a previously recorded session (July 30, 2020)

Below are resources related to this session.

Session PowerPoint: Blackboard Interactive Asynchronous Tools

Create a Discussion Forum
Discussion Boards View, Subscribe, Read and Respond
Grade Discussion Forums

Creating Groups
Create and Grade a Group Assignment

Group Tools in Blackboard (including Group Discussion Forums)

Private Journals

Course Design and Pedagogy Sessions – Summer 2020

Link to a previously recorded session (July 13, 2020)

Session PPT (updated June 29, 2020): Course Design and Pedagogy PPT June 29

Class Schedule Template (downloadable and editable)

Uncommon Return Student Return to Campus Plan

Theodore Hopkins (CUAA) article about wearing face masks

Student Laptop Computer Requirements 2020 – 2021

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery – Fall 2020 and Beyond

June 17, 2020 Session Recording

Resources related to this session offered multiple times over the Summer, 2020.

Detailed tutorial: Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 and Beyond 

PowerPoint: Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 and Beyond

Class Schedule Template (downloadable and editable)

Course Quality Checklist: Course Quality Checklist 06 12 2020

Four foundational videos for setting up your Blackboard course: (link to videos)

Link to demo video of the new inline grading tool, Bb Annotate: (Bb Annotatate demo)

Add a Web link to your Blackboard course (i.e., for Zoom session link): (link to video)

How to use the Date Management Tool: (link to video)

CELT Programs and CUW and CUAA – Summer 2020

Summer Zoom Weekly Drop-In for Faculty Every Thursday

This summer CELT is sponsoring a time to keep in touch with colleagues every Thursday Noon – 1:00 pm Central time/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern from May 28 through August 20. This time is for socializing and talking about teaching. E-mail Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu for Zoom link.

Faculty Scholarship Workshop

Sponsored by the Faculty Scholarship Committee

Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Central Time/ 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
(Audience: FT faculty from both campuses)

Our traditional approach to Faculty Scholarship Boot Camp is being reimagined this year. Instead of a quiet place to work with lunch and snacks, we are planning time to learn from and share with each other about our work in the steps of a research project – from idea to publication.

Schedule of Events
9:00 – 10:00 am Developing a Research Question – Sandy Slater
10:00 – 11:00 am Discerning Design from an Initial Research Question – Angela Walmsley
11:00 – 11:45 am Developing a Teaching and Learning Project and next year’s CITG Application (CITG due June 15, 2020) – Elizabeth Evans
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Roundtable Discussion on Current Research Projects (bring your own lunch) – Facilitated by Julie Dresen
12:45 – 1:30 pm Writing a Book Proposal – Mark Wolf
1:30 – 2:30 pm Writing an Abstract – Jeff Walz

One Small Change Can Make a Big Impact: Universal Design Benefits All Students

Thursday June 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time/2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom.

Presented by Laura Traynor (Pharmacy) and Susan Gallanis (CELT)

This session is for faculty. The presenters will introduce the concept and principles behind Universal Design and how making small changes can positively impact all students in a course. A new Blackboard tool that enhances Universal Design, Ally, will be introduced. Ally assists faculty in developing a course that benefits all types of learners.

Best Practices for Poly-synchronous Teaching (in-person students and Zoom students at the same time)

Thursday July 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Instruction for traditional undergraduate and graduate courses that would normally be fully in-person will be different in Fall 2020 as we use social distancing. In most classes, not all the students will be able to fit in the classroom at the same time; one method to address this problem is to have those students who cannot be present physically join in that lesson via Zoom at the same time the lesson is being delivered.

This is a high tech set up and needs an instructor who is thinking about engaging both groups of students throughout the class period.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant] (via Zoom)

Rachel Pickett, with Elizabeth Evans
Tuesday August 4, 11:00am Central to 12:30pm Central/ Noon Eastern to 1:30 Eastern
Drop ins at the beginning of the program are also welcome

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom are included. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which NOW offers a $500 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. http://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

New and Returning Faculty Development Day – August 6, 2020

All sessions via Zoom

Designing Your Course and Syllabus – Elizabeth Evans, Erin Laverick and Kate Robertson
8:15 to 9:45 Central/9:15 to 10:45 Eastern
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University syllabus template, including the latest revision for this fall, how to demonstrate connection to Global Learning Outcomes and what is required to document the credit hour policy.

Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis and Elizabeth Evans
10:00am to 11:00am Central/11:00 to Noon Eastern
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.

Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis, Julie Dresen and Erin Laverick
11:15 to 12:15pm Central/12:15 to 1:15 pm Eastern
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, including research/scholarship support, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.

Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque
1:00pm to 2:30 pm Central/2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern
Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments (“dropboxes”) and set up the gradebook for a fall course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard.

Traditional Adjunct In-Service
Preparing for Fall 2020 Instruction at the Mequon and Ann Arbor Campuses

With Erin Laverick, Elizabeth Evans, Tori Negash, and Steve Taylor

Thursday August 6 (20200806-5)
4:00 pm to 5:45pm Central/ 5:00pm – 6:45pm Eastern
Or (repeat)
Wednesday, August 12 (20200812-1)
4:00 pm to 5:45pm Central/ 5:00pm – 6:45pm Eastern

Topics include COVID Considerations, Faculty Uncommon Return, Teaching with COPPER (Communication, Organization, Planning, Presence, Enthusiasm and Rapport); Student Support and Accommodations, Classroom technology updates, Blackboard Responsibilities, Updated; Accessing Zoom and Blackboard training, resources and help.

2020 Summer Professional Development for Faculty: Required and Optional – Complete Schedule

The 2020 Summer Professional Development and access information is below.

This summer, faculty who normally teach traditional face-to-face or blended graduate and undergraduate courses will prepare for teaching in a fall that will include COVID-19.  Faculty will have to modify courses to accommodate social distancing guidelines and for medical accommodations (for both students and faculty). Classrooms are not assigned until later in the summer, so we will not necessarily know the exact configuration of each classroom. Planning needs to begin before classrooms are assigned.

Therefore, please develop plans for classes with these issues in mind:

  1. Prepare to follow university guidelines on social distancing and any limitations on the number that can gather in one space;
  2. Provide accommodations and access to instruction for students unable or unwilling to appear physically in the class;
  3. Plan for the possibility that we may need to pivot again to remote instruction during the term;
  4. Recognize that faculty may get sick or need to quarantine; advance planning and collaboration among faculty teaching the same course or courses with similar content is encouraged; and
  5. Some lessons should be fully developed in advance so that that content can be “flipped” and the classroom experiences can focus on interactive activities to engage students and enhance learning.

Attention to Blackboard course sites for communication with students will be essential. Faculty will create assignments (“dropboxes”) in Blackboard so students can submit work electronically. It will be important to have each course ready to go and open on the Friday before the term begins. For example, faculty will post information in Blackboard about how the class will be operating, so only those that can fit into the classroom with social distancing appear in person on the first day of class.

Training for all full-time faculty (and adjunct faculty as recommended by department or school) will occur this summer. There will be two required sessions and multiple optional sessions. Training schedules will appear on the campus calendar and will also be sent by e-mail every Monday.

Attendance will be taken at each session; deans are responsible for ensuring that all full-time, and selected part-time faculty in their schools, attend these sessions.

If you have questions or concerns about this training please contact Leah Dvorak at leah.dvorak@cuw.edu or Elizabeth Evans, CELT Director at 262 243 4283 or elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

Summer Faculty Training Session Schedule

No registration needed for any of these sessions. Please join the Zoom link at the appropriate time. All sessions via Zoom with this link: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622432358, or Meeting ID: 2622432358.

All sessions will be posted on the campus calendars for each campus; from those postings you can download information for your Outlook calendar. NOTE: If no participants have joined 10 minutes after the session start time, the session will be closed/cancelled.

Contact Elizabeth Evans with questions at 262 243 4283 or elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

Sessions organized by date are listed on this post (below). Follow the applicable link to view all sessions organized by week:

New Program available

Best Practices for Poly-synchronous Teaching (in-person students and Zoom students at the same time)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time/ 4:00pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Please register for either the in-person session at Mequon or to join via Zoom. Registration link

This is the only program that requires registration. If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu. A recording of this program will be available afterwards if you cannot attend.

Instruction for traditional undergraduate and graduate courses that would normally be fully in-person will be different in Fall 2020 as we use social distancing. In most classes, not all the students will be able to fit in the classroom at the same time; one method to address this problem is to have those students who cannot be present physically join in that lesson via Zoom at the same time the lesson is being delivered.

This is a high tech set up and needs an instructor who is thinking about engaging both groups of students throughout the class period.

Required Training Sessions (Two)

Course Design and Pedagogy

Is a 90-minute program offered on Zoom multiple times starting the week of June 8 and continuing through July 27 (except the week of June 22).

This session focuses on hybrid course design and teaching strategies useful for fall instruction.  Even if you hope to use a fully synchronous delivery, developing content in advance will be essential to meet student needs. This session’s focus is on planning and developing your course in light of the need for social distancing and best teaching practices using the Foundations – Applications – Evaluation model. This model emphasizes class time with students as time for active, applied learning, building on foundations completed by the students prior to class sessions. Also: how to build connections and community, effective live teaching, and the difference between videoconference and in-person. This session is required for full-time faculty. Offered via Zoom. With Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis and Catherine (Kate) Robertson.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Wednesday June 10, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Friday June 12, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Thursday June 18, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Thursday June 18, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Monday June 29, 12:00 – 1:30 Central/1:00 – 2:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 30, 10:30 – 12:00 Central/11:30 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 8, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 9, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 13 8:30 – 10:00 Central/9:30 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 16, 3:30 – 5:00 Central/4:30 – 6:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Friday July 24, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 27, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 & Beyond

This is a 90-minute program offered on Zoom multiple times starting the week of June 16 and continuing through August 14 (except the week of June 22).

The focus of this session is using your Blackboard course site as a tool for organizing your content and communicating with students. Topics include updated faculty expectations for Blackboard including assignment drop boxes for all students to submit assignments, using the Content area effectively, the Grade Center, a sample Blackboard course template, how to reduce the size of your course, posting your office hours, and an effective course review checklist. This session is required for full-time faculty. Offered via Zoom. With Susan Gallanis and others.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Monday June 15, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 1, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 6, 9:30 – 11:00 Central/10:30 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 14, 4:00 – 5:30 Central/5:00 – 6:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 20, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 29, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 5, 3:00 – 4:30 Central/4:00 – 5:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 12, 10:30 – 12:00 Central/11:30 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Friday August 14, 9:30 – 11:00 Central/10:30 – 12:00 Eastern

Optional Training Sessions (Five) 

Technical Training on Zoom

All sessions with Justin Frisque

Zoom Basics Updated

Topics include logging into your Zoom account, meeting controls, security, screen sharing, how to get help. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Monday June 8, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 16, 1:30 – 2:00 Central/ 2:30 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Monday June 22, 11:00 – 11:30 Central/12:00 – 12:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 6, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Monday August 3, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Monday August 17, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 19, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern

Zoom Interactive Tools

Topics include polls, using the whiteboard and break-out groups. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Tuesday June 9, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 1:30 – 2:00 Central/2:30 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 23, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 7, 2:00 – 2:30 Central/3:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 2:00 – 2:30 Central/3:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 18, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Thursday August 20, 9:30 – 10:00 Central/10:30 – 11:00 Eastern

Recordings

Session focus is on making, storing and sharing recordings in Zoom and Panopto for the short- and long-term. Includes recording Zoom sessions and posting link in Blackboard, or pre-recording course content and where to store for future courses. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Tuesday June 9, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 2:30 – 3:00 Central/3:30 – 4:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 23, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 7, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 11:00 – 11:30 Central/12:00 – 12:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 18, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Thursday August 20, 10:30 – 11:00 Central/11:30 – Noon Eastern

Blackboard Training

All sessions with Susan Gallanis

Interactive Asynchronous Tools in Blackboard

Session covers setting up Discussion Boards (entire class), Group Discussion Boards and Group Assignment, and Private Journals. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Time Offered::

  • Tuesday July 7, 11:00 – 12:00 Central/12:00 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 15, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Friday July 24, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 30, 10:00 – 11:00 Central/11:00 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Thursday August 13, 4:00 – 5:00 Central/5:00 – 6:00 Eastern

Assessments in Blackboard

Session covers setting up Blackboard Tests, setting Test Options and test security including Respondus. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Thursday July 9, 9:00 – 10:00 Central/10:00 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Friday July 17, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Monday July 20, 9:00 – 10:00 Central/10:00 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 10:00 – 11:00 Central/11:00 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 12, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern