Instructions for Enrolling in the Orientation for Teaching at CUWAA

  1. Click this link to the Orientation in Blackboard.
  2. If prompted, click on Blackboard Single Sign-On.
  3. Enter your CUWAA username and password and click Login.
  4. Click Enroll.
  5. Click Submit. This will send an enrollment request to the Orientation Facilitator. The Orientation facilitator will approve your enrollment request in 1 – 2 days.
  6. When your enrollment request is approved, you will receive an enrollment accepted email. Click on the link to access the orientation.
  7. After your enrollment request is approved you may also access the orientation at any time from My Organizations right in Blackboard.




Engaging Students at a Distance

Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching


Engaging Students at a Distance

Tuesday June 13, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern

With Susan Gallanis, Kate Robertson, and Elizabeth Evans

It’s easy to think of student engagement in terms of live interaction with your students, but what are best practices for asynchronous engagement? During this session participants will learn about research-based, practical strategies to engage students asynchronously. This session is ideal for those teaching courses which include online interaction such as online or blended courses, including those in programs using a master course template. Those teaching face-to-face and virtual courses will learn how to expand engagement beyond live (synchronous) interactions.


Recording of Engaging Students at a Distance

06132023 Engaging Students at a Distance




Concordia Faculty Seminar: Vittoria Sipone, Sara Casali

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Vittoria Sipone, Sara Casali 

Thursday June 8, 11:00 am – Noon Central/Noon – 1:00 pm Eastern on Zoom 

Learn about the research conducted by two Mequon faculty colleagues who recently completed their doctoral degrees: Vittoria Sipone and Sara Casali. 

  • Vittoria Sipone, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Mequon campus, recently defended her dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee toward a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.  The title of Dr. Sipone’s talk will be “Dancing Bees, Singing Whales. The Impact of Idiosyncratic Information on Children’s Attitudes toward and Moral Reasoning about Animals.” 
  • Sara Casali, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the Mequon campus, defended her dissertation last year and received a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The title of Dr. Casali’s talk will be “Social Location: Why it Should Matter to Social Work Education.” 

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.