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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 and Learning Conference

Spring 2015: January 8, 2015, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Corboy Law Center, Water Tower Campus

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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 conference is "Social Justice: Presence and Promise in Jesuit Education.” This theme is intended to assist us in considering how the value of social justice is present, and how we can further advance this focus in our work here at Loyola, both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Carolyn Shields of Wayne State University will present the keynote address. Dr. Shields is a renowned educator and speaker who will share her expertise on incorporating issues of social justice into the curriculum.

 Tentative Agenda

8:30-9:00: Kasbeer Hall:  Check-in and light breakfast

9:00: Kasbeer: Welcome--

9:15-10:15: Kasbeer: Keynote—Dr. Carolyn Shields

10:30-11:30: Breakout Session I

  • CLC 206:  Dreamers Welcome: Living the Loyola Mission through Educating Undocumented Students. Mark Kuczewski, Kathleen Maas-Weigert, Katherine Kaufka Walts, Favio Bravo.
  • CLC 207:  Pecha Kucha sessions. (1) Patient Centered Care, Bedside Comunication and Interpersonal Skills Development: opportunities for Medical Student Education in Psychosomatic Medicine Clerkship. Edwin Meresh, Murali Rao, David Schilling, Aoparna Sharma, Nitin Thapar, Angelos Halaris. (2) Intellectual Boredom: when am I ever going to use this? Stephen Murata. (3) Less Personal, but More Personal Transformation. Ann Riggs (4) The Ignatian Pedagogy Paradigm as a Framework for Assessment. Shannon Milligan
  • CLC 208:  Engaging Failure: How Do We Walk with our Students in Accepting Human Frailty and Limits? Frank LaRocca, Timothy Classen, Anne Reilly.
  • CLC 209:  Integrating Social Justice in Nursing, Law, Medicine and Bioethics. Lena Hatchett, Nanette Elster, Katherine Wasson, Kayhan, Lisa Anderson.

11:40-12:10:  Breakout Session II (1/2 hour)

  • CLC 206:  Beyond Green: Adding Sustainability to Courses Outside the Natural Sciences. Anne Reilly
  • CLC 207:  What’s Your Blend: Leveraging Technology to Bridge the Gap Between Traditional & Online Learning.Sarah Dysart
  • CLC 208:  Service Learning for Communicators & Other Fields with a Mission. Pamela Morris, John Goheen
  • CLC 209Experiential Learning in Social Justice: The Poverty Simulation. Lisa Burkhart, Jorgia Conner, Leann Horsely, Fran Vlasses
  • CLC 201Social Justice Collections at the Women & Leadership Archives: Creative Collaborations. Nancy Freeman

12:15-1:15: Kasbeer Hall:  Lunch

1:15-2:15: Breakout III

  • CLC 206:  Ignatian Pedagogy for the non-Ignatian. Julia Pryce, Carol Scheidenhelm and others.
  • CLC 207:  Using Data for Social Change through Interdisciplinary Student Engagement. Earvin Balderama, Joan Phillips, Timothy O'Brien, George Thiruvathukal, Mark Albert, Fady Harfoush
  • CLC 208'Pinteresting' Pedagogy: Fostering Creativity, Collaboration & Reflection through Pinterest. Jenna Drenten
  • CLC 209:   Increasing Engagement through Sakai Integrations: Loyola Media & Atomic Learning. Jennifer Narula, Sarah Kentner

2:30-3:30 Breakout Session IV

  • CLC 206: From Talk to Action: Engaging in Race at the University. Anita Thomas
  • CLC 207Suffering in Silence: the Experience of Students with Disabilities and Military Veteran Students in the Classroom. Rebecca Ramirez-Malagon, Anita Lumpkin
  • CLC 208: Presence in the Feminist Classroom. Suzanne Biost, Betsy Jones Hemenway, Prudence Moylan, Ann Shanahan, Sweta Singh.
  • CLC 209Transcending Geography: Resource Identification and Collaborative Planning around Global Health & Social Justice. Virginia McCarthy, Lucia Garcia, Amy Blair, Jorgia Connor, Amy Luke, Joanne Kouba

3:40:CLC 209  Wrap-Up Session



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