Carol Scheidenhelm, Ph.D.
Title/s: Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
Office #: Cuneo Hall 408
As director of the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Carol strives to help provide opportunities for faculty to come together and share best practices in teaching that reflect Loyola’s founding principles. To this end, she works with departments, colleges and faculty to organize faculty development sessions on topics of interest to faculty across disciplines. The Center strives to address the needs of the faculty as identified by the faculty. The Center continues to plan programming around the importance of Ignatian pedagogy as it relates to our Jesuit educational traditions.
Carol helps direct the Center staff as they provide workshops on the pedagogical issues inherent in teaching with technology and best practices in online and blended teaching. Other services provided by the Center include assistance with effective practices for ePortfolio use in assessment and help for departments in the process of reviewing and updating their assessment planning efforts.
Carol earned a Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University (NIU), where she worked as Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. She also taught online courses in English and Education for NIU. Since coming to Loyola, she has become active in both instructional design and assessment groups. She works actively with ITS and Academic Technology Services to analyze and select appropriate online technologies and with the Office of the Provost on campus-wide teaching initiatives. Carol chairs Loyola's Academic Technologies Committee, co-chairs the Copyright Committee, is a member of the Focus on Teaching and Learning planning group, and organizer of the Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG), an informal organization of university and college professionals interested in assessment.
Contact Carol for more information about the Center's Ignatian Pedagogy workshops and reading groups, the online teaching course, assessment planning and reporting, or other issues relating to teaching and learning.