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Focus on Teaching and Learning: January 2019

Focus on Teaching & Learning
January 2019


How do you and your faculty and staff colleagues animate and bring to life Loyola’s mission through your support of our students’ learning?  How does Loyola’s mission influence your strategies for how you teach, design courses, and/or develop student learning and formation? Please join us at the January Focus on Teaching and Learning (FOTL) event, Loyola’s semi-annual educational development program to build capacity and enhance teaching and learning strategies for Loyola’s faculty and staff educators.  

Join us in sharing what you are doing, how it is working, and what you would like to explore further.  Let’s generate more dialogue and build our professional communities of practice around teaching and learning!  

FOTL is facilitated in August and January by co-sponsoring offices that support and implement resources for teaching and learning at Loyola.  FOTL  takes place on January 9, 2019 on the Water Tower campus in Schreiber Center from 9:30am-4:30pm.   

Please be sure to register for FOTL.


Focus on Teaching & Learning Agenda

January 9, 2019

Water Tower Campus, Schreiber Center

9:15 – Wintrust Hall (Schreiber Center) Check-in and light breakfast

9:45 – Welcome, Interim Provost Margaret Faut Callahan

9:45 – Peter Hans Kolvenbach Award for Engaged Teaching presented to Dr. Pamela Caughie

9:50Faculty Panel, Sasha Adkins, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Michael Burn, Department of Biology, Eric Gobel, Department of Psychology, Thea Strand, Department of Anthropology

11:00-11:50    Breakout I

Wintrust Hall – A Home for all Faiths: Interreligious and Interfaith Collaboration at Loyola University Chicago. Kathleen Maas Weigert, Department of Sociology, Mary Margaret Sharp-Pucci, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Omer Mozzafar, Muslim Chaplain

405 – Exploring Faculty Perception of Student Retention. Christopher Manning, Department of History and Office of the Provost, Stacy Neier Beran, Quinlan School of Business, Jessica Brown, School of Communication

406 – Using Restorative Circles to Foster Classroom Discussion, Build Community and Support Cross-Cultural Conversations. Miranda Johnson, School of Law, Teresa Frisbie, School of Law, Josie M. Gough, School of Law, Jenna Silver, Office of Student Conduct & COnflict Resolution

12:00-12:50   Lunch Wintrust Hall


1:00-1:50   Breakout II

Wintrust Hall – Academic Program Review and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. Eilene Edejer, School of Education, Brian Erdman, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Patricia Rupert, Department of Psychology, Stacy Wenzel, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Hilary Zimmerman, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

405 – Shoveling the Ramp: Clearing a Path to Accessible Learning. Christopher Dickman, Office of Online Learning, Jessican Mansbach, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Kristlyn Thomas, Office of Online Learning

406 – Cura Personalis In and Out of the Classroom. David deBoer, Wellness Center, Andrea Boyd, Wellness Center

2:00-2:50    Breakout III

Wintrust Hall – Developing and Sustaining the Engaged Learning Course: The Business Statistics Experience. Peter W. Stonebraker, Quinlan School of Business

405 – How Does Good Historical Thinking Lead to Civic Engagement? Michelle Nickerson, Department of History, Alice Weinreb, Department of History, Tim Lacy, Department of History

406 – Interdisciplinary STEM Faculty Leaning Community: Creation of Interdisciplinary Content. Linda Brazdil, Center for Science and Math Education and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Karin Lange, Center for Science and Math Education and Department of Mathematics and Statistics

3:00-3:30Private tour of LUMA and discussion of the impact of the arts on teaching and learning