The School of Business and Legal Studies is expanding the Honor Pledge to adult education business courses and and MBA courses.
In every program, faculty identify what students should know, do, and value when they graduate. These learning goals, or program-level student learning outcomes, are an important part of curriculum oversight and development. Attached is a document outlining the program outcomes for Business Management. How does your course contribute to these learning outcomes?
We assess the program outcomes for Business Management by reviewing the papers from AL474 The Business Plan. If you teach the Business Plan, it is important for you to evaluate student learning in that course with these outcomes in mind. If you teach a course prior to the Business Plan such as Marketing, Business Finance, or Accounting, please think about how your course contributes to students knowing how to accomplish the learning evaluted in AL474.
All of the student learning outcomes in CUW programs are being reviewed and revised after assessment expert Susan Hatfield visited the campus in June. Stay tuned for possible future changes as we consider adding the adult education programs to the School of Business and Legal Studies’ specialized accredition with IACBE.
The Instructional Design Center works to improve teaching at CUW. They offer instructional sessions using technology and other events as well. Sessions are offered as webinars on Adobe Connect, so anyone can participate. Click here to see the schedule of upcoming events.
The Higher Learning Commission, CUW’s regional accreditor, will be coming for a comprehensive vist in the 2012-2013 school year. In preparation for this visit, we are starting the process of self-study of how CUW meets the five criteria for accreditation. As part of this process, we are looking for feedback from students, staff, and faculty. At the Mequon campus, we will be holding two meetings to seek your feedback on September 22nd. Please see more information about the criteria for accreditation here and more inforamtion about how to give feedback here.
Concordia University Wisconsin
Faith, Learning and Vocation Seminar Series
Mondays in Pharmacy 026 from 4:00-5:30 pm Central Time
The goals of the faith and learning seminar series are to:
- Promote discussion and reflection concerning the interaction of faith, learning and vocation in a Lutheran university
- Prepare faculty members to incorporate faith and vocation into courses in their academic disciplines
|September 24 2012||What Lutherans believe: Lutheran theology and higher education||Dr. William CarioDr. Bernard Bull(Concordia University Wisconsin)|
|October 22 2012||The doctrine of vocation||Dr. G. Edward Veith(Patrick Henry College)|
|November 26 2012||Faith, learning and vocation: educating the whole person||Dr. Thomas Christenson(Capital University)|
|January 21 2013||The three articles as a means to connect faith with learning: God the Creator, Jesus Christ Incarnate, the Holy Spirit||Dr. William Cario(Concordia University Wisconsin)|
|February 25 2013||Christian perspectives on faith, learning and vocation||Dr. Brad Condie(Concordia University Wisconsin)|
|March 182013||Incorporating faith & vocation into the professional programs||Dr. Donald Christian (Concordia University Texas)|
|April 222013||Lutheran Higher Education: where are we headed?||Dr. Paul Dovre(Concordia Morehead)|
The following individuals have been awarded the Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant for 2012-2013 for innovative teaching.
– Dr. Soenksen and Dr. Angus Menuge for Team Teaching Winterim Travel Course – Athens and the Cross
– Dr. Mark Wolf and Dr. Harald Tomesch for Team Teaching Winterim Course – Theology and Film
– Dr. Angus Menuge and Dr. Mark Wolf for Team Teaching Spring Course – The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy
– Dr. Ann Franz for up to $2000 conference and travel funds to develop blended learning features in her courses
Are you interested in learning the basics of how to use ANGEL, having a refresher, or perhaps some Intermediate training? Or, would you like some Advanced training on how to transfer courses from Blackboard to ANGEL? Sign up for any of the following webinars happening this August. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom Davila at email@example.com or call at 262-243-4327.
Introduction to ANGEL
Wednesday, August 16th 2012 at 1:30-2:30pm, CDT (2:30-3:30pm, Eastern) – Sign up here
This introductory session will get you started in using ANGEL to manage your courses online. Topics covered include: logging into ANGEL, managing your ANGEL homepage, adding documents to your ANGEL course and enabling you course for students.
Advanced ANGEL: From Blackboard to ANGEL
Friday, August 17th 2012, Noon-1:00pm, CDT (1:00-2:00pm, Eastern) – Sign up here
If you would like to learn more about moving content from a course previously held in Blackboard and importing it into ANGEL so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, this is the one for you!
Wednesday, August 30th 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, CDT (2:30-3:30pm Eastern) – Sign up here
The Intermediate ANGEL webinar will delve deeper into building a course in ANGEL. Topics covered include: building discussions, creating quizzes, using and building the grade book, and customizing your course homepage
Are you interesting in learning how you can improve your teaching based on how the brain learns? Please join us this fall on Fridays at noon for a faculty development book discussion group on “From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education” by James E Zull. Zull is Professor of Biology. Biochemistry and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University and was the Founding Director (Emeritus) of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education.
The dates are:
Friday September 7 – Introduction, pick up your book at this session (10 free books for those who sign up and are able to attend all sessions)
Friday September 21 – Chapters 1 and 2
Friday October 5 – Chapters 3 and 4
Friday October 26th – Chapters 5 and 6
Friday November 9th – Chapter 7 and 8
Friday November 30th – Chapters 9 and 10
Here is the information for the Smart Notebook Software.
If you would like to download the Smart Notebook Software to play with on your own computer, go to http://www.smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Download+Software.
You will be asked for a product key. Please contact CELT for access to this key. The license states that you can download the software for free on other computers, but may not use the software on competitor’s products, so you can’t use the software with a different brand of interactive white board (so you can’t use it on a Promethean Board).
You may also be interested in the social network on Ning for Smart Board using educators http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/ or http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/. The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Shodor Interactivate, and NCTM Illuminations are great resources for any Interactive white board, computer lab activities, for a math center with a few classroom computers, or with 1 computer and a projector.
If you teach with a Promethean Board at some point I recommend checking out http://www.prometheanworld.com/ for resources for Promethean Boards. Promethean Boards also have a great deal of resources. I’m just not as familiar with those. Let me know if you have any questions.
Nicole Muth Ph.D.
Concordia University Wisconsin
Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence Department Chair
Concordia University Wisconsin’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching develops faculty for excellence in teaching in the face-to-face and blended learning environments, including the meaningful connection between faith and learning, to support Concordia’s mission of Christ-centered Lutheran higher education. CELT encourages self-reflective, scholarly teaching among Concordia faculty through consultation, collaboration, and community.