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Focus on Teaching and Learning: Fall 2018

Focus on Teaching & Learning
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sr. Jean Room, Damen Center

 Go to https://fotlaugust2018.sched.com/ to See the Agenda on your Mobile Device

Kate McConell Aug 16, 2018

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kate McConnell, Senior Director of Research and Assessment with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU).  Her keynote address is entitled, "Reframing Teaching and Learning with Assessment." She will discuss how we can reposition assessment as an integral component of teaching and learning – an almost daily act of good faith in which faculty leverage their expertise to respond to their students’ needs – the entire landscape changes. This session will engage participants in answering the question “How can we value assessment as a key component of teaching and learning” by addressing strategies for measuring student learning, making meaning of the data generated by assessment activities, and determining what – if anything – needs to change based on our assessment work, all with an eye toward reinforcing the connective threads—threads captured in the Ignitian Pedagogy Paradigm—that bind teaching, learning, and assessment together.    

Agenda:

8:30                 Check-in and light breakfast (Sister Jean Room, Damen Student Center)

9:00                 Welcome – Dr.JoBeth D’Agostino, AssociateProvost

                         Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen presented to Dr. Elise Martel Cohen and Dr. Noah Butler

                         Agenda & Examen – Matthew Thibeau, Interim Director, Faculty Center

9:30                 Keynote - Dr. Kate McConnell: Reframing Teaching and Learning with Assessment


10:30 - 11:30              ITRS Drop-In (Cuneo Hall 410)

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


10:35-11:20                Breakout I (Cuneo Hall)

Room 202     Teaching Community Engagement: How Bringing the Classroom into the Community Can Improve Student Learning.

Cynthia Stewart, Center for Experiential Learning; Mary Margaret Sharp-Pucci, Karen Berg-Helfgot, Mary Czulno, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

 

Room 203       Cura Personalis and Cultural Competency at Arrupe College.

Minerva Ahumada Torres, Kieran Flahive, Aisha Raees, Rene Luis Alvarez, Daniel Burke, Susannah Strang, Arrupe College

 

Room 206       Using ‘Reflections’ as a Pedagogical Tool.

Jeanne Sokolec, School of Social Work

 

Room 210      Difficult Dialogues: Creating Space for Conversations about Identity Facets in the Classroom.

Jenna Silver, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution; Christopher Manning, Department of History and Office of the Provost.

 

Room 217       FOTmL: Future-Proofing Students for Advances in Machine Learning and AI.

Mark V. Albert, Dmitriy Dligach, Department of Computer Science; Fady Harfoush, Business Analytics Lab

 

Room 218       Beyond the Usual Suspects: A Toolkit Session on the Integrative Learning & Lifelong Learning VALUE Rubrics.

Workshop by keynote speaker Kate McConnell.


11:35-12:20                Breakout II (Cuneo Hall)

Room 202       Active Learning Pedagogy in STEM: Implementation and Student Engagement. 

Gail Baura, Vincent Chen, Engineering Science; Leanne Kallemeyn, School of Education; Karin Lange, Center for Science and Math Education; Peter Tingley, Matt Bourque, Department of Mathematics and Statistic

 

Room 203       Using LUC’s Course Evaluation Tool to Self-Evaluate Courses.

Kristlyn Dalton, Office of Online Learning; Jessica Mansbach, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

 

Room 210      What’s In a Name? A Toolkit Session on Signature Work.

Workshop by keynote speaker Kate McConnell

 

Room 217       Enhancing Learner Self-Efficacy through Gamified Learning.

Stacey Zurek, Health Sciences Division

 

Room 218       Assessing Creative Assignments.

Pamela Morris, Alyssa Burns, Susan Geffen, Jana O’Brien, Rich Pieczynski, Bob Akers, School of Communication


12:20-1:30                  Lunch & Resource Tables (Sister Jean Room, Damen Student Center)


2:00 - 4:00                  ITRS Drop-In (Cuneo Hall 410)

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


1:45-2:30                    Breakout III (Cuneo Hall)

Room 202       Life’s Greatest Teacher’: Experiential Learning Pedagogy, Peaks and Pitfalls.

Amy Jordan, School of Continuing & Professional Studies; Betsy Hemenway, Women’s and Gender Studies; Anu Krishnaswamy, Institute of Environmental Sustainability

 

Room 203       Supporting Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Students in the Classroom.

Hanna Ricketson, Mark Anthony Florido, First & Second Year Advising

 

Room 217       Using Storytelling to Connect the Dots for Nursing Students.

Jenny O’Rourke, Lindsey Garfield, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

 

Room 218       Privacy First in Teaching & Research.

Margaret Heller, Niamh McGuigan, University Libraries

 

Room 417       Special Session: STEM Faculty Learning Community Meeting.

Lead by the Center for Science and Math Education (1:45 pm – 3:30 pm)


2:45-3:30                    Breakout IV (Cuneo Hall)

Room 202       The Topic Paragraph Formula & Essay/Paragraph Equation: Set Essay Structure for Undergraduate Writing.

Lydia Craig, Department of English

 

Room 203       “Fostering Experiential Learning & Reflection Assignments in Engaged Learning Courses.”

Cheryl McPhilmy, School of Communication; Catherine Putonti, Department of Biology And Bioinformatics; Ron Greenberg, Department of Computer Science; Sandra Kaufmann, Fine & Performing Arts

 

Room 210      Social Justice and Teaching Food History.

Alice Weinreb, Department of History.

 

Room 217       What are Employers Expecting Faculty & Staff to Teach?

Kathryn Jackson, Student Academic Services

 

Room 218       Reshuffling the Deck: The Exploratory Learning Paradigm in the Classroom.

Ryan C. Leach, Department of Psychology


3:40 – 4:00                  Wrap-up and Networking (Cuneo Hall 210)

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*10:30 - 11:30 AM & *2:00 - 4:00 PM   ITRS Drop-In : Cuneo Hall Room 410

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

The August FOTL program is co-sponsored by: Academic Technology Services, the Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration, the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, & the University Libraries.

 Go to https://fotlaugust2018.sched.com/ to See the Agenda on your Mobile Device