New and Returning Faculty Development Day

New and Returning Faculty Development Day 

Thursday January 4, 8:15 – 4:00 Central/9:15 – 5:00 Eastern 

Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Led by Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Evans 

Learn about and incorporate best practices in course design, and syllabus development. Discussion includes how to improve your objectives, align course objectives with assessments, the Concordia University syllabus template latest revision, and how to connect to program and Global Learning Outcomes.  


Blackboard Basics

Led by Tyler Shadick and Elizabeth Evans

Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments (“dropboxes”) and set up the gradebook for a Spring course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard. The session is for those who set up their own Blackboard courses. 



Overview Handout

Blackboard Use Handout

Engaging Your Learners

Led by Kate Robertson 

Effective teaching fosters learning; students need to be engaged for learning to happen. This session introduces strategies to engage students in multiple instructional modes. 




Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor

Led by Tyler Shadick and Elizabeth Evans

The first half of this session will show how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session will cover Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. Faculty will learn the difference between LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test. 



Respondus Handout

Blackboard Handout

Student Blackboard Handout

Faculty Resources

Led by CELT and ORSP (primarily for full-time faculty) (for set up: EE, SG, Wayne Thompson, Janessa Doucette) 

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. 


Instructional Resources Handout

Faculty Resources Handout

Mequon Adjunct Orientation

Mequon Adjunct Orientation (In-Person Classes) 

Wednesday January 3, 5:00 – 6:45 pm Central via Zoom 

Led by Susan Gallanis, Catherine (Kate) Robertson, Jason Lane, Ty Landers, Andrew Wahl, Garrett Stremski, Elizabeth Kirk, and Kathleen Hoppa-Grady 

Spring semester begins January 8! Are you ready? During this session for Mequon adjuncts teaching in-person classes, we will share important policies, where to find them as well as many resources that address first day teaching, student support, Academic Resource Center services, classroom AV, faith and learning, Blackboard, and more. 


Orientation PowerPoint

Christ at the Center PowerPoint

ARC Accessibility Resources

Interactive Techniques Handout

Class List Handout

Lesson Template and Script

Mequon Instructional Librarian Services

The Texts of the Catechism

Adjunct Faculty Handbook

How to Log Into One Drive

How to Share Files in One Drive

Getting Started with Panopto

Panopto Resources

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Erin Regis-Bailey and Amber Melick, New Doctorates

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Erin Regis-Bailey and Amber Melick, New Doctorates

Wednesday November 29, 11:00 am – Noon Central/Noon – 1:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Erin Regis Bailey, Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology on the Mequon campus, recently completed her Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) degree from Northwestern University. Her culminating project was entitled “Exploring the Teaching Motivations, Barriers and Benefits of Medical Speech-Language Pathology Community Clinical Educators: A Qualitative Descriptive Study Design.”  

Amber Melick, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, who teaches in our Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program on the Ann Arbor campus, has recently completed the Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) degree from Temple University.  Her capstone paper was titled The Effect of Collaborative Patient Simulation on SPICE-R Scores of Health Education Students. 

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. 


Facilitating Acute Care Competencies & Confidence in Physical Therapy Doctoral Students: Outcomes of a CITG Project

Wednesday October 25, 2023 from 12 – 1 pm  HS 109 – SHP Simulation Lab 

With Stacy Stolzman & Physical Therapy Doctoral Students  

Last year, the Concordia Intermural Teaching Grant (CITG) supported a teaching and learning project to expand student learning using the new School of Health Professions Simulation Lab.  This presentation will show how DPT students gained acute care competencies and increased confidence in a graduate course taught by Dr. Stolzman which was supported by grant-funded faculty development at Mayo Clinic and grant-funded equipment used in the lab.  See the students in action completing an acute care simulation scenario and learn the critical pieces of simulation learning. While food is not usually allowed in the Simulation Lab, you may bring your bag lunch for this event. 

Resources from this program are attached below:


Syllabus Issues, Alignment with Catalog, and Updates to Banner Course Information Forms

Friday October 20, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

With Elizabeth Evans and Allison Wolf 

The audience for this program is faculty, department chairs, program directors, academic support staff, and deans. 

The Academic Office has seen an increase in syllabi submissions that contain information misaligned with Banner Course Information (BCI) data. BCI data is used by the Registrar’s office to create the catalog and scribe Degree Works program audits. Syllabi provided to students should match the catalog information for the year in which a course is offered.  

This session will focus on our need to provide students with syllabi that match the current catalog year, the submission of syllabi to the Academic Office by Department Chairs and Program Directors, and what to do when changes to a syllabus, and its BCI data, are needed. Other areas that need attention for improvement of syllabi will also be covered in brief, and an explanation and demonstration of the updated BCI mach form will be provided. 

Resources from this program are attached below:



Just in Time – Blackboard Grade Center Set Up

Wednesday October 11, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern 

Presenter: Susan Gallanis 

Mid-semester is approaching so now is a good time to review your Grade Center. During this session we will discuss the difference between a points-based and percentage-based Grade Center. We will show how to set up a percentage-based Grade Center, including the import settings for any Grade Center such as setting the “external grade”. Bring your questions! We will answer as many as we can during the session. 

Resources from this program are attached below:



Update to ARC Practice and Policy on Accommodations

Monday September 25, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern 

Facilitators: Jordan Beck, Elizabeth Polzin, and Erin Laverick 

Recent changes to ADA law have impacted the ways in which CUWAA serves students through accessibility services. The Faculty Senate created an ARC Ad Hoc Committee dedicated to learning more about how these changes impact accommodations and faculty work. During this session, we will discuss the changes to ADA law, how the changes impact the accommodation process, and provide a summary from the Faculty Ad Hoc Committee. Time will be allocated for faculty questions, comments, and suggestions for further learning during the session. 


Resources from this program are attached below:



Leadership Challenges: Faculty Effectiveness and Evaluation with Leah Dvorak

This session will review CUWAA’s full-time faculty annual evaluation form, process, and timeline. We will discuss sources of evidence used to ensure that our faculty are effective teachers addressing the mission of Concordia, productive scholars, and contributing service to the university, church, community, and/or profession. We will also cover the many resources CUWAA provides to help faculty achieve their goals, including the CELT (for teaching), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (for research, grants, and scholarship), the full-time faculty onboarding process, and how department chairs/program directors can (and should) be involved in observing, mentoring and supporting their faculty.

Below are resources and the recording for this session that occurred Wednesday April 19, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern.



Teaching Observation Process and Resources

Teaching Observation Form

2022 Aug 10 Faculty Resources Handout