20240126-1 Eight Elements of Effective Program Assessment

Eight Elements of Effective Program Assessment  

Friday January 26, Noon – 1:00 Central/1:00 – 2:00 Eastern via Zoom 

 

With Elizabeth Evans and Kemery Sigmund

 

The audience for this program is department chairs, program directors and faculty.  

Evaluating our students’ learning at the program level involves establishing learning goals, creating tools to evaluate student learning, collecting data using the tools, developing conclusions about the data, and making changes to improve student learning. Engaging faculty in the process and using the process for improvement are further vital elements. Please come to this winter faculty development program to learn more what creates effective assessment practice at Concordia in each major, graduate program, and stand-alone certificate.   

 

Recording: https://cuwaa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=3a7cd308-cab8-4acd-a2d5-b103015df753

Handouts:

Final Eight Criteria Assessment Session 1-26-24

Feedback on Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Example

20240125-1 Best Practices in Writing Multiple Choice Exams (for Faculty)

Best Practices in Writing Multiple Choice Exams (for Faculty) 

Thursday January 25, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

 

With Michael Brown 

 

The audience for this session is faculty. Writing multiple choice exams can be challenging.  What characteristics make “good” multiple choice questions good?  What characteristics of exam questions should typically be avoided? What is an appropriate balance of question difficulty across the exam? After the exam, what characteristics may help decide whether to keep or throw out a question?  This session will explore these topics and provide an opportunity for participants to review their own questions using these principles of best practice. 

 

Recording https://cuwaa.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=8fbc4578-5b58-475f-9da9-b103015cf63d

Handout:

BrownMC Item-Writing Presentation v 1 25 24

 

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.  

Recording

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. 

Recording

PowerPoint

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. 

Recording

PowerPoint

Handout

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. 

Recording

PowerPoint

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. 

Recording

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. 

Recording

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. 

Recording

Creating and Sustaining an Effective Curriculum

Creating and Sustaining an Effective Curriculum 

Friday, November 17 Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 Eastern via Zoom 

With Leah Dvorak, Elizabeth Evans, and Erin Laverick 

 

Effective curricula at Concordia are rigorous, relevant, coherent, current, experiential, explicit, and well-communicated to students.  They are also aligned with the mission, university learning outcomes, and program learning outcomes Effective academic programs result in healthy enrollment, retention, and completion numbers, demonstrate learning as expected by the faculty, and use continuous improvement.  At this session, we will present tools for planning, implementing, and improving such curricula.  The audience for this program includes faculty, department chairs/program directors, and deans. 

Recording

PowerPoint

Best Practices for Managing Blackboard Course Size

Best Practices for Managing Blackboard Course Size 

Friday November 10, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

 Led by: Tyler Shadick 

 

This session is for faculty. Blackboard courses have a finite amount of space before the maximum is reached. During this session, participants will learn best practices for sharing large files in their course such as videos and voiceover PowerPoints. We will also explain how using the course Content Collection can save additional course space and save you time when documents need updating or are shared in multiple locations within a course. 

PowerPoint Course Size

Recording

Getting Started with Panopto with Justin Frisque

Getting Started with Panopto with Justin Frisque 

Friday, November 3, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

 

The audience for this program is faculty. Panopto is a tool used to record and share videos, including voiceover PowerPoint recordings. Participants will learn how to access Panopto to create recordings and integrate the Panopto tool in your Blackboard course. Also covered is the organization of videos within Panopto and setting viewing permissions. 

Recording

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:

Handouts