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Focus on Teaching and Learning

Focus on Teaching and Learning: Spring 2014


Focus on Teaching and Learning, Spring 2014

January 9, 2014, 8:30am-4pm, Corboy Law Center

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 envision a faculty and staff life that involves active scholarship, candid and vibrant collaboration, dialogue around teaching and learning, and innovative activities that reflect the University’s mission. FOTL can support faculty and staff activity at all stages of development; work begun through this gathering can continue in myriad ways in faculty and staff life.  FOTL is free for members of the Loyola community.

The theme of the Spring 2014 semester conference is "Considering our Ignatian Tradition through Innovative and Creative Practice”. This theme is intended to assist us in linking the work that we are doing with the University’s mission and Jesuit Catholic tradition.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Laura Sponsler, Content Director of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Research and Policy Institute.  Dr. Sponsler will address the role of Ignatian thought in our teaching and research efforts.  


8:30-9:00:  CLC 15th. Floor: Check-in and light breakfast

9:00: CLC 15th. Floor--Kasbeer Hall: Welcome: Provost John Pelissero

9:05-10:15: CLC 15th. Floor--Kasbeer Hall: Keynote Address: Dr. Laura Sponsler, Ignatian Values: A Foundation for Student Learning. (see above for link to live stream of presentation)

10:30-11:30: Breakout Session I

  • CLC 201: Record, Share and Archive Your Class Lectures with Panopto.  Christina Bello, Academic Technology Services.
  • CLC 206:  Ignatian Pedagogy in the Classroom. Micael Clarke, Department of English; Patrick Daubenmire, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Marilyn Krogh, Department of Sociology;  Julia Pryce, School of Social Work and Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
  • CLC 209: Best Practices in Online Teaching. Sherrie Weller, Department of English; Jeanne Widen, School of Continuing & Professional Studies; Eva Mika, Department of Psychology; Kathleen Poll, Office of the Provost.
  • CLC 211: Why Assessment? Loyola’s Commitment to Student Assessment Practices. John Pelissero, Provost; Marian Claffey, Associate Provost; Carol Scheidenhelm, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

11:45-12:45: CLC 15th. Floor--Kasbeer Hall: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Breakout Session II

2:15-3:15: Breakout Session III

  • CLC 206: IDEA: How Do I Interpret and Use Course Evaluation Results? Terri Pigott, School of Education; Shannon Milligan and Ruth Ashton, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
  • CLC 209:  Involving Undergraduates in Research Through Courses. Andrew Warne, Center for Experiential Learning; Robert Lombardo, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Stacy Neier, Quinlan School of Business; Lane Vail, Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • CLC 211: Ignatian Innovation Session:
    1. Philosophy of Genius, Stephen Murata, Department of Biology
    2. Pedagogical Benefits of Mindfulness Practice During a Service-Based Learning Course. Rebecca Silton, Department of    Psychology; Dianna Stencel, Wellness Center
    3. Teaching Agency Through Classroom Community, Michael Meinhardt, Department of English
    4. Higher Education’s Role in Transformation of Society, Jack MacNamara, Center for Urban Research & Learning

 3:15: Wrap-Up Session

  • CLC 211: Lingering Questions. We have been collecting questions throughout the day and will open a dialogue about the topics you’ve written down during this short, concluding session.

11:30-4:00: Instructional Technology Drop-In Sessions

  • CLC 201: Academic Technology Services staff will be available to provide consultation and support on Sakai, Adobe Connect, Panopto, clickers, and most other instructional technologies.

11:30-1:00: Clicker Checkout

  • CLC 204: Instructor clicker kits will be available to checkout for the Spring 2014 semester. Please bring your Loyola ID.

The January event is sponsored by: Academic Technology Services, The Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration, The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, The Graduate School and University Libraries.

 If you have any questions regarding FOTL, please contact fotl@luc.edu