Focus on Teaching & Learning Conference
Fall 2015: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Klarchek Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus
The Loyola University Chicago bi-annual Focus on Teaching & Learning (FOTL) conference is dedicated to the belief that as educators, we can grow and develop by learning through one another. We seek to contribute to a faculty and staff life that involves active scholarship, candid and vibrant collaboration, and innovative activities that reflect the University’s mission. Our hope is that FOTL can support faculty activity at all stages of development, and that work begun through this gathering can continue in myriad ways in faculty life.
The theme of this fall semester conference is "Social Justice: Promoting Diversity and Understanding Privilege.” This theme is intended to assist us in considering how the value of social justice is present and can be expanded in our work here at Loyola, both inside and outside the classroom.
We are pleased to be joined by Dr. Diane Goodman, our keynote speaker for the event. As a professor, consultant, trainer, author and activist, Dr. Goodman has been addressing issues of diversity and social justice for over 25 years. Diane and her associates have worked with a wide range of organizations, community groups, and universities on diversity and social justice issues. Using a participatory approach, she helps people increase their awareness, knowledge and skills to foster equity and inclusion.
8:30 - 9:00 am
Check-in and light breakfast
9:00-9:05 Welcome by Provost Samuel Attoh
9:05 - 10:10 Keynote address
Dr. Diane Goodman: Social Justice in the Classroom: Creating Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environments. How does social justice relate to teaching and learning? This keynote will explore five dimensions that help create socially just learning environments that allow all students to fully engage and learn. Regardless of discipline, faculty can ensure that content, pedagogy and interpersonal and group dynamics foster equity and inclusion.
10:10-10:20 Announcement of Freshmen Teaching Award 2015 recipients
10:30 - 11:30
Social Justice Collections in Loyola's Archives by Nancy Freeman
TopHat: LUC's New Response System by Sarah Kentner
IDEA/Campus Labs by Ken Ryalls, IDEA
Engaging Power & Privilege through Partnership and Ignatian Pedagogy by Miguel Macias, Paige Gardner, and Susan Maarman
Using Evidence-Based Learning, ePortfolios & Assessment in Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs by Shannon Milligan and Michelle Kusel
Faculty Activity System by Fraser Turner
Greenzone: Creating a Safe Place for Student Veterans by Anita Lumpkin
Sustainability Across the Curriculum by Aaron Durnbaugh
11:40 - 12:10
May we take the test as a group? by Robin Mallett
How the IPP Fosters Reflection Practitioners by Danielle Forchette
What's New in Sakai 10? by ITRS Staff
Using Library Data Tools to Design Social Justice Focused Assignments by Benjamin Aldred
Rethinking Class Participation in a Humanities Course by Hans Svebakken
The Art of the Revision: Crafting Critique in the Classroom by Alyson Paige Warren
Quinlan Ramble: an Exploration of IPP in Co-Curricular Experiential Learning by Stacy Neier Beran, Alex See, and Allison Davis
12:15 - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:20 - 2:50
Serving Together: Educating for Justice for Immigrants by Mark Kuczewski, Katherine Kaufka Walts, Ruth Gomberg Munzo, Aurora Chang, Ginny McCarthy, Karen Aquirre, and Everado Arias
Approaching the Bridge: Faith, Service & Justice in the Context of Diversity by Jon Schmidt, Colby Dickinson, Megan Barry, and April Gutierrez
Integration of the Art of Reflection in the Education & Practice of Spiritual Care by P. Ann Solari-Twadell, Fr. Glenn Chung, S.J., Kara Podjasek, Megan Ryan, Julia Newman and Rachel Filer.
Practical Approaches to Using Technology for "Secure & Manageable" Course Development by Bruce Montes and Dan Vonder Heide
Engaging Pedagogies that Work: Community Building & Collaborative Learning in the Classroom by Annie Kelly and Veronica Wilson
Social Justice Workshop: Microaggressions in the Classroom. by Diane Goodman. Faculty as well as students often unintentionally do or say things that are hurtful and offensive. This workshop will help faculty identify and respond to microaggressions that affect students from a variety of social identity groups.
3:00 - 4:00
RAW: Self-Analyzing Whiteness by Paige Gardner, Felicia Gowanlock, Jenn Kosciw, and Monica Cohen
IDEA/Campus Labs by Ken Ryalls, IDEA
Critical Conversations about Concepts that Matter by Kathleen Maas Weigert, Jon Schmidt, and Caleb Steindam
Interfaith Ally Training by Brian Anderson
Ethical Immersions & Ignatian Pedagogy by Susan Haarman
Engaged Learning Faculty Development by Patrick Green
The Fall 2015 FOTL program is co-sponsored by: Academic Technology Services, the Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration, the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, the Office of Research Services, and the University Libraries.