Focus on Teaching and Learning

January 12, 2017

Water Tower Campus

Schreiber Center
Water Tower Campus, Schreiber Hall,
16 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL

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 Program Agenda

8:30–Wintrust Hall (9th Floor) Check-in and light breakfast

9:00 -Welcome, Provost John Pelissero

9:05-Kolvenbach Award for Engaged Teaching presented to Dr. Stacy Neier Beran

9:15-Keynote, Dr. Chavella Pittman: Teaching Excellence: Developing Effective Practices for Inclusive Classrooms.  

10:30–11:15 Breakout Session I

Wintrust Hall:  Mobilizing for Justice (1): Promises and Pitfalls of a Politically-Engaged Classroom.  John Donoghue, Benjamin Johnson

405: Discussion Topic (1): Student Context: Drawing on Life Experiences with Adult Learners, Natasha Teetsov, moderator

406:  Deepening Reflections on Social Justice Themes Using Artifacts and Works of Art.  Catherine Nichols, Danielle Forchette, Natasha Ritsma

725:  Developing Principled Leaders, One Student at a Time: Applying Ignatian Pedagogy to Faculty-Student Mentoring. Anne Reilly

11:30-12:15 Breakout Session II:

Wintrust Hall: Mobilizing for Justice (2): Creating Affirming Classroom Settings and Campus Environments: Promoting Social Justice for Sexual and Gender Minority Students, Faculty, Administrators and Staff Members. Betsy Hemenway, Michael Dentato

405: Discussion Topic (2): Experiences of International Students: the Student Perspective. Don Miro, moderator

406: High Impact Student Learning: Addressing the Why and How of Integrating Learning Portfolios into the Curriculum. Annie Kelly

725:  Teaching Team Care in Consultation Psychiatry Rotation. Edwin Meresh, Murali Rao, Aparna Sharma, Nitin Thapar

12:30–1:15 -LUNCH: Wintrust Hall

1:30–2:15 Breakout Session III

Wintrust Hall: Mobilizing for Justice (3): Mobilizing Staff, Faculty and Students. Robyn Mallett, Christopher Manning, Bridget Kelly

405: Core and Engaged Learning Assessment: Process, Procedure and Results. Shannon Milligan, Stacy Wenzel, Patrick Green

725: Creating Interactive Courses Leveraging Loyola’s Instructional Technologies. Sarah Kentner, Kristlyn Dalton

2:30 – 3:15-Breakout Session IV

Wintrust Hall: Effective Practices for Moving from On-Ground to Online Teaching. Bruce Montes, Dan VonderHeide

406: A Vocabulary for Justice: Ignatian Pedagogy and Catholic Social Teaching. Susan Haarman

725: Use of Gamification to Enhance Student Learning: Lessons Learned. P. Ann Solari-Twadell and Stacey Zurek.

3:30--Wrap-up and Networking

ITRS Drop-In Help: Throughout the day, outside Wintrust Hall: ITRS staff will be on hand to address your questions about Sakai, TopHat and other technologies.


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