Loyola University Chicago

Focus on Teaching and Learning

August 2020 FOTL Session Descriptions

Reflections on Online Teaching (Opening Panel)

Faculty Presenters:
Stacy Neier (Quinlan: Dept. of Marketing)
Nat Samuel (IPS)
Peter Tingley (CAS: Math/Stats)
Maribel Lopez (Social Work)

Our panelists will share examples of how they set expectations, build community, involve  students in course design, and structure the course in a way that is responsive to students’ needs and contexts.


Taking Engaged Learning Online

Cynthia Stewart (Experiential Learning)

Faculty Presenters:
Dinko Bačić (Quinlan)
Natasha Teetsov (Continuing Studies)
Vicky Kynourgiopoulou (Rome)

Presenters will explore how to effectively design an online course for students to learn new content and to apply this content in a real-world setting; share best practices to foster community engagement in an online classroom; and, connect the Jesuit values to project based work.


Making the Most of Synchronous and Asynchronous Time

Stacy Wenzel (Office of Institutional Effectiveness)

Faculty Presenters:
Maureen Keane (Continuing Studies)
Meghan Dougherty (Communication)
Jim Devery (CAS: Chem/Bio)

Presenters will give short presentations about how to present course content and engage with students in asynchronous and synchronous formats.


Delivering Feedback Online

Sydney Curtis (Education)

Faculty Presenters:
Hans Svebbaken (Theology)
Linda Kurtos (IES)
Minerva Ahumada (Arrupe)
Marianna Swallow (Communication)

Presenters will give five minute presentations on topics like how to use technology tools to give feedback, how to vary your feedback, and how to ensure students use your feedback. Then, audience members will be able to ask questions.


Building Community Online

Jessica Mansbach (FCIP)

Faculty Presenters:
George Villanueva (Communication)
Sandy Helquist (CAS: Chem/Bio)
Vinny Donnelly (Quinlan)

Presenters will give short talks about how to create a sense of community in your classroom by using group work, icebreakers, and semester long projects.


Accessing Support Online: Where Students Can Go For Support

Annie Kelly (Student Academic Services)

Learning and Student Success;
Writing Center;
Wellness Center
Student Diversity &
Multicultural Affairs;
University Libraries;
Office of Online Learning

Presenters will describe how students can gain online access to a variety of academic and wellness services that will support their success throughout the semester. Presenters will also discuss. Presenters will also discuss how faculty can connect students to resources.