Are you surprised by the poor quality of work you are seeing from students? High expectations are still possible when you provide adequate scaffolding. Spend 30 minutes with CELT and learn how you can help students raise their quality of work. This is especially relevant at the start of the school year when students are adjusting to new courses, new challenges, and higher expectations. Scaffolding assignments is a principle of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Here are the resources for this program that was held on Friday, September 30, Noon – 12:30 pm Central/1:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern via Zoom
The audience for this program is Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Deans. During this session, we will review and discuss the teaching observation process and form used for summative faculty observations, whether for in-person, blended, or online courses. We will also share effective strategies for the observation itself and the post-observation discussion. Best practices for sharing constructive feedback, and tips on how to use the form for formative, peer observations will also be shared.
Here are the resources for this program that was held on Friday, September 23, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
Teaching Observation Form
Classroom Observations PPT
Summative Teaching Observation Process Video
During this 30-minute session, faculty will learn several fast, easy fixes to their documents that can make content more accessible for all students.
Here are the resources for this program that was held on Friday, September 16, Noon – 12:30 pm Central/1:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern on Zoom
Document Improvement Guide 2022
Ally and UDL Resources
Learn Ally and Tips for Improving Your Course Documents
Please plan to join us to learn about the research conducted by two Arts and Science colleagues who recently completed their doctoral degrees: Steve Hendrix (Ann Arbor) and Josh Locklair (Mequon).
- Steve Hendrix, Assistant Professor of Political Science at our Ann Arbor campus, successfully defended his dissertation, A Road Less-Traveled? A Qualitative Study of Personal Characteristics and Formative Experiences Leading College and University Graduates into Public Sector Service Careers in April at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Design with a concentration in Political Education.
- Josh Locklair, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Mequon campus, has completed his Ph.D. in Information Technology at Capella University. His dissertation title is Undergraduates’ Behavioral Intentions Toward Mobile Learning in the United States: A Quantitative Study.
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 to attend.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Thursday, September 15, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 Eastern via Zoom.
Hendrix Steve Doctoral Research 09-15-2022
Locklair Joshua Faculty Seminar 09 15 22
The audience for this program is Department Chairs and Program Directors. What are the expectations for the role of Department Chair or Academic Program Director? An effective chair or academic program director manages faculty, staff, programs, courses, and processes vital to student success. The effective chair also fosters a healthy departmental culture and establishes efficient, collaborative decision-making processes. A strong department chair or program director uses both management skills and leadership skills to create and sustain a successful department in which faculty and staff feel engaged and energized.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Friday, September 9, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
The Successful Department Chair September 2022