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Focus on Teaching and Learning

FOTL is a collaborative effort by several academic-support units to provide an opportunity for sharing effective practice for teaching and learning at Loyola University Chicago.

January 2016 FOTL Keynote

August 2015 FOTL Keynote

Focus on Teaching & Learning

January 14th, 2016, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Water Tower Campus:  The John and Kathy Schreiber Center

The theme of the January conference is "Social Justice and Reflective Practice”. 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.

8:30-9:00 (Wintrust Hall – 9th Floor)  Check-in and light breakfast

9:00–9:05 (Wintrust Hall): Welcome by Provost Patrick Boyle

9:10–10 (Wintrust Hall): Keynote by Dr. Patti Clayton (this session will be recorded)

10 – 10:15 (Wintrust Hall): Kolvenbach Award for Engaged Teaching (Presented to Dr. Reuben Keller by Dr. Julia Pryce)

10:20 –11:10:  Breakout Session I

Wintrust Hall: On Matters of Race, Racism, and Discrimination: Structural Competency and Critical Diversity in Historically White Colleges and Universities by David Embrick

405: Designing and Implementing a Faculty Mentoring Process by Jeanne Widen

406: Enhancing Access to Education through Virtual Pedagogies by Peter Stonebraker

725:Pecha Kucha Sessions:

“Discussion-Based Teaching.” Toni Koslow, Gezinus Hidding; “Universal Design for Learning.” Hayley Stokar; “Opportunity for Developing Narrative Competence in Psychosomatic Medicine Clerkship.” Edwin Meresh.

11:20 – 12:20:  Breakout Session II

Wintrust Hall:

Panel: Let's Be Specific: Introducing Concepts & Frameworks for Teaching & Learning about Diversity with Oiyan Poon, Pamela Caughie, Winifred Williams, Hector Garcia

12:20 – 1:15 (Wintrust Hall): Lunch

1:30 – 2:15:  Breakout Session III

Wintrust Hall:Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Social Justice Learning: A Working Session to Co-Create Critical Reflection Assignments by Patti Clayton

405: A More Racially Just Core Curriculum: Black Ideas and Perspectives Matter Too by Jerry Steenken

406: Directing the Wasichu: How to Teach Students to do Social Justice Work as Community Outsiders by Melina Healey

525: Social Justice in Online Courses by Danielle Forchette, Barbara Youngberg, Jeanne Sokolec, and Jeanne Widen

725: Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins by Patrick Boyle and Patrick Daubenmire

2:30 – 3:15:  Breakout Session IV

Wintrust Hall: Holding Difficult Classroom Conversations by Elfriede Wedam

405: Using Civic Reflection in the Classroom by Jon Schmidt

725: Can You Teach Social Justice Without Teaching Public Policy? by Kim Whitmore, Marymargaret Sharp-Pucci, David Swartzman

3:30 (Wintrust Hall): Wrap-up, Refreshments, Networking

Ongoing: Conference Room 220:  LUC Technologies with ITRS Staff

ITRS staff will be on hand to address your questions about Sakai, TopHat and other technologies. These are drop-in sessions and not intended as detailed workshops on technology applications.

The January 2016 FOTL program is co-sponsored by:  Academic Technology Services, the Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration, the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, the Graduate School, and the University Libraries.