Loyola University Chicago

Focus on Teaching and Learning

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Fall 2017

Focus on Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Lake Shore Campus

Watch the Provost Welcome and Keynote Speaker

The Loyola University Chicago semi-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. Please plan to join us for this, the 21 semiannual conference, at the Lake Shore Campus.

Our keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Randall Bass of Georgetown University. Dr. Bass is Vice President for Education and a Professor of English. He leads the Designing for the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. He is the author of numerous books, articles and digital projects on disruptive education, new directions in teaching and learning and transformative teaching.  

FOTL  Agenda

Please note: changes may occur based on room availability. Check the Sched.org schedule for any last-minute changes. Find the information at: https://fotlaugust2017.sched.com/

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

9:00 -Welcome, Provost John Pelissero

9:05-Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen

9:15-Keynote, Dr. Randall Bass: The Evolution of Higher Education: Integrative Designs in a Dis-integrative Age.  

What would a higher education look like if we were designing it now, given what we know about the full spectrum of learning, about the expanding population of students entering higher education, the global digital ecosystem and the challenges that lay ahead for our graduates? This is a critical, if not urgent, time for universities to rethink how breadth, depth and integration should shape the learning experience for all students. This talk will explore the questions of transforming the undergraduate teaching and learning experience, in the classroom and more broadly across the curriculum and co-curriculum. In particular, the session will look at how the new learning ecosystem gives us an unprecedented opportunity to design course-based learning environments that address the whole person, bridge liberal and professional education, and can help students to become agents of positive change. Challenged by costs, shifts in perception of higher education from a public to a private good, and years of talk that higher education can be unbundled, universities have to rethink how we engage students in designing their own education, help them connect theory to practice and prepare for a world of uncertainty. 


10:35-11:20--Breakout I (Information Commons)

IC 4th. “Understanding Bias and Promoting Inclusivity.” Kelly Moore, Michael Dentato, Robyn Mallet, Chris Manning, Aana Vigen, Bridget Kelly, Betsi Burns.

215—STEM Track: “Connecting Math & Science Teaching & Learning Part I.”  Linda Brazdil, Karin Lange

120—“Content Knowledge, Presentation Skills, and Information Literacy: Collaboration in Assignment Design.” Hans Svebakken, Jane Currie.
Connecting Engaged Learning Courses to Social Justice.” Patrick Green, Susan Haarman, Kevin Kaufmann, Anne Kelly
112—“Learning by Listening in the CORE Classroom.” Joseph Vukov, Yiran Zhang

11:35-12:20—Breakout II

IC 4th. “Worth the Risk: Using ‘Dangerous Pedagogy’ to Foster Trust in Community-Based Learning.” Stacy Neier-Beran, Jenna Drenten

215—STEM Track:Connecting Math & Science Teaching & Learning Part II. Linda Brazdil, Karin Lange

112—“The Challenge of Incorporating Ignatian Pedagogy to Engage Students in Large STEM Classes.” Jennifer Zitzner and Patrick Duffie.
Faculty Involvement in Student Retention.” Betsi Burns, Shawna Cooper-Gibson

120—“Feeding Critical Thinking through Food History” Alice Weinreb

12:20-1:15—Lunch & Resource Tables (Damen Student Center, Sister Jean Room)

1:30-2:15—Breakout III (Information Commons)

IC 4th. “What IS Ignatian Pedagogy and How Does it Influence Teaching?” Carol Scheidenhelm

215—STEM Track: “Examining Research & Taking Action.” Matt Bourque, John Houlihan, Karin Lange

112— “’Yes, and”: Improv for Improving Classroom Teaching’. Emily Chin

317-- Teaching Shorts: “Grading Participation in the Blended Classroom,” Debbie Hunter Snow; “Opportunities and Challenges of a Multi-Site Synchronous Humanities Course.” Kyle Roberts.

2:30-3:15—Breakout IV

IC 4th. -“The ‘Design Critique’: Stimulating Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Learning Engagement in Research Ethics and methodology.” Richard W. Bowen

215- STEM Track: “General Chemistry Lab and Hess’s Law: Connecting Ways of Thinking.” Katrina Binaku, Linda Brazdil

112—“Basic Training:Student Veterans in the Classroom.” Regina Conway-Phillips, MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, Anita Lumpkin

120--“What’s new in Sakai 11?”  Corey James, Joe Verble

3:30—Wrap-up session (IC 4th Floor)

Register for the event online at: https://fotl2017august.eventbrite.com