Loyola University Chicago

Focus on Teaching and Learning


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.

Focus on Teaching & Learning

Lakeshore Campus
August 18, 2016, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Link to event registration

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 the August conference is "Faculty as Learners: A Lens for Building Teaching and Learning Strategies." This broad theme is intended to be inclusive of our work across disciplines, and to remind us of our role as learners, both inside and outside the classroom.

We are thrilled to be joined by Therese Huston, Ph.D., our keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Huston is a cognitive psychologist and the author of Teaching What You Don’t Know and How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices.  She is an engaging, experienced, and humorous presenter with a diverse background in teaching excellence. She is the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University and current Faculty Consultant to the Center (now named the Center for Faculty Development).  

9:00-10:30--Welcome, awards and Keynote (Life Sciences Auditorium): Provost John Pelissero

10:30-11:15--Breakout I (Information Commons)

IC 4th. Linda Tuncay Zayer, Anne Solari-Twadell, Richelle Rogers, Jon Schmidt: Ignatian Pedagogy Basics

215--Joe Saucedo & Dana Broadnax: Student Diversity and Conduct

216--John Orwat, Christine Hwang, Judson Everitt: J-Term: Tips for Maximizing Student Learning

230--Gail Baura: Active Learning in Engineering (I)

112--Marie Harrigan & Kristina Schwoebel: Alternatives to Textbooks

11:30-12:15—Breakout II

IC 4th. Bryan Pickett & Molly Melin: Classroom management panel

215--John Dugan: Context: Learning Who Our Students Are 

216--Sarah Dysart: Support for Blended and Online Learning at Loyola

230--Chad Johnston: Active Learning in Engineering (II)

112—Shannon Milligan: Assessment at Loyola

12:15-1:15—Lunch & Resource Tables (Donovan Reading Room: Cudahy Library)

1:30-2:15—Breakout III

IC 4th. Robert Bucholz & Carol Scheidenhelm: Creating a Syllabus that Defines and Informs

215—Denise Davidson & Rebecca Ramirez-Malagon:Services for Students With Disabilities:

216--James Unland: Teaching and Instilling Confidence Amidst a Hurricane of Change: The Healthcare Industry

230--Jessica DePinto & Kelly Barry: Building Experiential Learning Teams in an Online Environment

2:30-3:15—Breakout IV

IC 4th. Susan Haarman: Alternative Break Immersions

215- Michael Welch, and students (Gabrielle Annala): International Experiential Ignatian Learning: A Strategic Partnership between Students, Faculty, & an International Business

216--Aaron Durnbaugh: Sustainability Concepts to Inform the Curriculum

3:30—Wrap-up session (IC 4th Floor)

Find conference registration online at: http://august2016fotl.eventbrite.com

August FOTL 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.