Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Spring 2017 Professional Development

co-sponsored by The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy and the Center for Experiential Learning

Register online for this program: Register online: http://fcip.eventbrite.com/

Friday, March 24 

Lunch and Learn
11:30 am -1:00 pm, LSC
Cuneo Hall 410

Deepening Engaged Teaching and Learning: EL Assessment and Faculty Feedback

What did the Engaged Learning assessment initiative teach us about deepening practice? What feedback from faculty shapes this work and informs better teaching and learning strategies? Join us for a panel of engaged learning faculty as we review the EL assessment results and faculty respond with feedback. Since lunch is provided, we request that you register for this event by Wednesday, March 22. Register online: http://fcip.eventbrite.com/


The remainder of these workshops are conducted online and do not require registration. At the time scheduled for the start of the session, login and participate: https://connect.luc.edu/onlineteaching

Open Discussion Series: Sharing Teaching Strategies

As we increase our online and blended teaching offerings at Loyola, it is important that we also develop venues for discussing strategies for good teaching practice. To this end, FCIP is instituting a series of online discussions open to all faculty, adjuncts, staff and graduate students interesting in contributing to an online community of teachers. Whether you have taught for years or just learning about the intricacies of the online, blended and traditional teaching environments, you will have something to add to this conversation. Please join us and share your experiences or your questions.  For these discussions sessions there is no need to register—just login and join the dialogue by clicking on this Adobe Connect URL titled onlineteaching:  https://connect.luc.edu/onlineteaching

Alternative Classroom Activities. Online and blended teaching can present challenges as we attempt to alternate activities and keep students engaged. Join us as two experienced online teachers share their techniques for hosting guest speakers, for organizing and conducting online debates and using other creative teaching strategies to keep students engaged.  Join the discussion with Dan Vonder Heide, Bruce Montes and Stacey Zurek as we investigate new ideas for bringing interactivity online.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 10:00-11:00 AM

General Pedagogy Workshops

Online Group Work: The ability to build and maintain community in an online course remains one of the primary challenges for the online faculty member. This session provides some ideas about how online groups can help students be more accountable to the class and also engage more fully in course content and concepts. We will discuss asynchronous group work with the structure built in Sakai.

Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 PM

Sakai Collaboration Tools: Blogs? Discussion forums? Chat? Wikis? What’s the difference? This workshop will cover the basic features of the four collaboration tools resident in Sakai and provide suggestions for selecting which tool will be most appropriate for your intended instructional use. We will also provide a brief overview for how to establish each of the tools within a Sakai course.

Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 AM

Best Practices for Online Testing: Discover and discuss ways of using online tests, quizzes and other Sakai tools for formative and summative assessment and student engagement.

March 20, 7:00 PM 
April 4, 10:00 AM (repeat session)

Creating Presentation Materials: What would you like to do?  If you are interested in creating presentation materials but not sure which tool fits your needs please join us for an open discussion on what options are available through the university and other third parties.

March 21, 7:00 PM
April 5, 10:00 AM
 (repeat session)

Strategies to Prepare Students for an Online Course: This workshop will cover strategies to motivate students to prepare for your online course

March 22, 10:00 AM
April 6, 10:00 AM (repeat session)