Month: April 2021
Faculty Scholarship Week Events
Here are the recordings and resources used at the sessions of these events:
Monday – 4/19/2021 – Presentations from Michael Oldani, Uvi Castillo, Tzvia Springer, and Terry-Elinor Reid
Wednesday – 4/21/2021 – Posters from Jennifer Bueby, Christopher Cunningham, Sarah Collins, Lisa Adams-Qualls, Nicole Ostrowski, Sara Koeferl, Amy Lindgren, Tracey Tuffey, and Rachel Pickett
- Bueby Poster and PowerPoint
- Collins – Ostrowski – Koeferl – Adams-Qualls Presentation
- Lindgren Poster and Presentation
- Tuffey and Pickett Poster and Presentation
Thursday – 4/22/2021 – Presentations from Steve Taylor and Linda Hensel
Friday – 4/23/2021 – Presentations from Stacy Stolzman, Sandy Slater, Natalie Ross, Rachele Arnoldussen, Beth Buckley, Pollyanna Kabara, Katrina Serwe, and Cindy Witte
2021-2022 Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant (CITG)
The Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant (CITG) is available to full-time faculty of Concordia University teaching a course in 2021-2022 incorporating a planned innovation which improves student learning.
Of special interest this year, projects that involve the following will be prioritized
- Identifying, implementing and evaluating an instructional model that facilitates mixing of traditional and post-traditional students
- Identifying, implementing and evaluating a pedagogical approach that serves diverse students
- Developing a writing intensive course in connection with Writing Across the Curriculum
The grant can be applied to team teaching a course for the amount of the additional faculty pay at the adjunct rate.
Faculty are encouraged to consider developing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project connected to the innovation implemented.
Please review the application instructions and policies document and develop your grant proposal in a word document. The application cover and signature page must be completed and signed electronically and then submitted with the word document by June 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact email@example.com or Erin.Laverick@cuaa.edu with your questions.
CITG Part 1 of 2: 2021-2022 Application Instructions, Policies due June 15, 2021
CITG Part 2 of 2: Electronic Application Cover and Signature Page
Blackboard Course Size Limits
- Blackboard courses have a 1GB size limit.
- When the course size reaches 500MB, faculty will see this alert in Blackboard that the “soft limit” has been reached
- If the course size maximum of 1GB is reached, faculty will no longer be able to upload course content and will see this message when attempting to upload a file.
How to reduce Blackboard course size
- Avoid reaching the course maximum from the start. Do not upload the following file types:
- Video files (mp4, mov, wmv, etc.)
- PowerPoint files with voice over.
- Learn what to do instead: https://celt.cuw.edu/how-to-avoid-running-out-of-space-in-your-blackboard-course/
- If approaching or the course has reached the maximum, reduce course size by doing this:
- Delete large files from the Content page AND
- Delete the file from the Content Collection. See image below for an example. After clicking on Content Collection, click on the option that includes the course 5-digit CRN.
Concordia REPORT IT! Reporting Bias at Concordia University
Here are the recording and resources for this session, held 04/12/2021: