Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Ignatian Pedagogy Seminars

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Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

Toward A Pedagogy of Compassion: Why Student Laziness Does Not Exist

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Dr. Devon Price, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Description: Dr. Devon Price, author of the new book Laziness Does Not Exist, presents a research-based approach to dismantle the "laziness lie" in college classrooms. In this talk, Dr. Price will discuss why instructors often see struggling students in an uncharitable light, and how we can all work to be more thoughtful and curious about the unseen barriers people are facing. They will discuss the hallmarks of a compassionate pedagogy, which involves trusting students to articulate their own needs, reducing barriers to educational access, and ending unnecessarily punitive approaches to assessment, grading, and attendance and participation policies.


Racial Justice, Evaluation, and Student Assessment

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


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Dr. Julia Bninski, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Literature and Writing;
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for Curriculum and Assessment
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago 

Dr. Eilene Edejer, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Assessment and Data Strategy;
Clinical Assistant Professor
Loyola University Chicago School of Education

Dr. Eva Mika, Ph.D., PMP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology
Loyola University Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Dr. Aisha Raees, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago 

Intersectional Pedagogy and Creating an Affirming Learning Environment

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Amy Nelson-Christensen, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Education;
Chair of the Loyola University Chicago Anti-Racism Initiative