Classroom Observation of Faculty

Friday, October 27, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Leaders: Catherine (Kate) Robertson 

 The audience for this program is Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Deans. During this session, we will review and discuss the teaching observation process and form used for summative faculty observations, primarily for in-person classes. We will also share effective strategies for the observation itself and the post-observation discussion. Best practices for sharing constructive feedback, and tips on how to use the form (link to observation form) for formative, peer observations will also be shared. 

PowerPoint: Classroom Observations 2023

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

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:

PowerPoint

Recording

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:

Recording

Handout

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:

Recording

Powerpoint

The Successful Department Chair/Academic Program Director


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

The Successful Department Chair/Academic Program Director 

Friday, September 8, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Presenter: Leah Dvorak
The audience for this program is Department Chairs and Program Directors. What are the expectations for the role of Department Chair or Academic Program Director? An effective chair or academic program director manages faculty, staff, programs, courses, and processes vital to student success. The effective chair also fosters a healthy departmental culture and establishes efficient, collaborative decision-making processes. A strong department chair or program director uses both management skills and leadership skills to create and sustain a successful department in which faculty and staff feel engaged and energized.    
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PowertPoint Presentation:

Academic Program Review (APR) Process and Purpose


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT
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.    
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Academic Program Change, New Program Proposal and Suspension/Discontinuance Starting September 2023


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

Academic Program Change, New Program Proposal and Suspension/Discontinuance Starting September 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 9:00 – 10:00 am Central/10:00 – 11:00 am Eastern on Zoom

Presenters: Brooke Johnson, Michele Hoffman

This session will walk through the new process programs will use starting September 2023 to initiate, change or discontinue programs as of the 2024-2025 academic year (beginning August 2024). Come to this program to learn about the tools and deadlines for these curriculum processes.   This program is for all program directors, department chairs, and academic staff involved in managing our complement of programs.

 

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Mequon Adjunct Orientation (In-Person Classes)


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

Mequon Adjunct Orientation (In-Person Classes) 

Monday, August 21, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Central via Zoom 

 

Presenters: Kate Robertson, Elizabeth Evans, Ty Landers, Jason Lane, Jan Chapman, Andrew Wahl 

 

Are you ready for teaching the spring semester that begins on August 28? During this session for Mequon adjuncts teaching in-person classes, we will share important policies and 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. 

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Handouts from the session:

Program Assessment Leader Roundtable 23


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

Program Assessment Leader Roundtable 23 on Zoom

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

 with Elizabeth Evans

For all program assessment leaders including faculty assessment committee members at each campus. This session will focus on a review of GLO #6 Analytical Fluency from the past year, including data submitted to date, and a look forward to 2023-2024 focus on GLO #3 Integrated Disciplinary Knowledge and GLO #1 Christian Faith. Leaders contribute to collegial conversations about assessment practices and experiences, their development in the phases of the assessment cycle, and share improvements made in the past year arising out of assessment results. Reminders about current year instructions, resources, and support information are available on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes channel on the portal (faculty tab), and the October 1, 2023 deadline for reports for 2022-2023 from programs (majors/graduate programs/stand-alone certificates).

 

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Handouts and PowerPoint link are below:

 All of these links and more are on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes portal channel (Faculty tab)