Academic Program Review (APR) Process and Purpose

Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Academic Program Review (APR) Process and Purpose
Thursday, August 24, 2023 10-11 AM Central/11-12 noon Eastern
Presenters: Leah Dvorak, Brooke Johnson, Michele Hoffman, Elizabeth Evans
This session is for faculty and program leaders and focuses on our new process for Academic Program Review (APR) beginning in September. Topics include why this process is vital to a healthy program and the complement of academic programs at our university, and how the process will work. You will learn what information is provided by OIE and what information needs to be uploaded by program representatives. The system used for this process is new for APRST and will be explained in the August 22nd program on Academic Program Change. Those programs assigned to participate in September, October or November APR should send representatives to this session as well as the 8/22 session.    
Click here for a recording of the session.

Improve Your Spring Course Workshop 2023

Improve Your Spring Course Workshop 

Wednesday May 17, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Central/12:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern on Zoom 

Facilitators: Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Evans 

Whew! Your grades are in and you’ve finished the whirlwind of the semester. This is the perfect time to review and reflect on one of your courses and plan improvements for next time.  Bring your reflections captured throughout the course, your “student results,” your syllabus and your course materials, teaching strategies and assignments to this session.   

What does your course look like from the student’s POV? How did the course results align with your hopes/ goals?   

How did your organization, delivery of content, communication, evaluation strategies and instructional strategies make for effective learning?  

After review of your course, you will develop at least three actionable changes to improve the student learning experience next time.  You can use the plan as an example of your continuous improvement for your upcoming annual faculty evaluation in June. Discussion and workshop time are included. This workshop fits any course delivery, including online. 


Improve your Spring PPT


Revised-blooms-chart and questioning strategies

Concordia Faculty Seminar — Sandy Slater and Sara Casali 3/1/23

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Sandy Slater and Sara Casali 

Wednesday March 1, 12:10 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room (Mequon campus) 

Sandy Slater (Public Health/Pharmacy) and Sara Casali (Social Work) are the co-directors of a 5-year Health Resources and Services Association (HRSA) grant to prepare health professionals to serve in interprofessional teams providing services to those impacted by opioid and substance abuse disorders. Dr. Sandy Slater is Associate Professor and Director of the Bachelor of Science of Public Health Program. Dr. Sara Casali is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Social Work Field Experience.  They will be introduced by Tonya Bartoletti of the Office of Sponsored Research (ORSP). 

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. 



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