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Focus on Teaching and Learning: Fall 2018

Focus on Teaching & Learning
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sr. Jean Room, Damen Center

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Kate McConell Aug 16, 2018

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Kate McConnell, Senior Director of Research and Assessment with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU).  Her keynote address is entitled, "Reframing Teaching and Learning with Assessment." She will discuss how we can reposition assessment as an integral component of teaching and learning – an almost daily act of good faith in which faculty leverage their expertise to respond to their students’ needs – the entire landscape changes. This session will engage participants in answering the question “How can we value assessment as a key component of teaching and learning” by addressing strategies for measuring student learning, making meaning of the data generated by assessment activities, and determining what – if anything – needs to change based on our assessment work, all with an eye toward reinforcing the connective threads—threads captured in the Ignitian Pedagogy Paradigm—that bind teaching, learning, and assessment together.    


8:30-9:00 (Sister Jean Room, Damen Hall) Check-in & light breakfast

9:009:10 (Sister Jean Room) Welcome and Presentation of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen

9:1510:15 (Sister Jean Room) Keynote by Dr. Kate McConnell: "Reframing Teaching and Learning with Assessment."

10:35-11:20  Breakout Session I: Cuneo Hall

  • “Teaching Community Engagement: How Bringing the Classroom into the Community Can Improve Student Learning.”  Cynthia Stewart, Center for Experiential Learning; MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, Karen Berg-Helfgot, Mary Czulno, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • “Cura Personalis and Cultural Competency at Arrupe College.” Minerva Ahumada Torres, Kieran Flahive, Aisha Raees, Rene Luis Alvarez, Daniel Burke, Susannah Strang, Arrupe College
  • “Difficult Dialogues: Creating Space for Conversations about Identity Facets in the Classroom.” Jenna Silver, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution; Christopher Manning, Department of History and Office of the Provost.
  • "FOTmL: Future-Proofing Students for Advances in Machine Learning and AI.” Mark V. Albert, Dmitriy Dligach, Department of Computer Science; Fady Harfoush, Business Analytics Lab

  • Using ‘Reflections’ as a Pedagogical Tool.” Jeanne Sokolec, School of Social Work

11:35–12:20  Breakout Session II: Cuneo Hall

  • Active Learning Pedagogy in STEM: Implementation and Student Engagement”  Gail Baura, Vincent Chen, Engineering Science; Leanne Kallemeyn, School of Education; Karin Lange, Center for Science and Math Education; Peter Tingley, Matt Bourque, Department of Mathematics and Statistic
  • Using LUC’s Course Evaluation Tool to Self-Evaluate Courses.” Kristlyn Dalton, Office of Online Learning; Jessica Mansbach, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

  • Beyond the Usual Suspects: A Toolkit Session on the Integrative Learning & Lifelong Learning VALUE Rubrics.” Workshop by keynote speaker Kate McConnell.
  • Enhancing Learner Self-Efficacy through Gamified Learning.” Stacey Zurek, Health Sciences Division
  • Assessing Creative Assignments.” Pamela Morris, Alyssa Burns, Susan Geffen, Jana O’Brien, Rich Pieczynski, Bob Akers, School of Communication

12:20–1:30 Lunch & Resource Tables: Sr. Jean Room, Damen Hall

1:45–2:30  Breakout Session III: Cuneo Hall

  • Supporting Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Students by Cultivating Inclusive Spaces.” Joseph Saucedo, James Thomas, Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs; Hanna Ricketson, Mark Anthony Florido, First & Second Year Advising
  • “What’s In a Name? A Toolkit Session on Signature Work.” Workshop by keynote speaker Kate McConnell
  • “’Life’s Greatest Teacher’: Experiential Learning Pedagogy, Peaks and Pitfalls.” Amy Jordan, School of Continuing & Professional Studies; Betsy Hemenway, Women’s and Gender Studies; Anu Krishnaswamy, Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • "Using Storytelling to Connect the Dots for Nursing Students.” Jenny O’Rourke, Lindsey Garfield, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Privacy First in Teaching & Research.” Margaret Heller, Niamh McGuigan, University Libraries

2:45–3:30  Breakout Session IV: Cuneo Hall

  • Fostering Experiential Learning & Reflection Assignments in Engaged Learning Courses.” Cheryl McPhilmy, School of Communication; Catherine Putonti, Department of Biology and Bioinformatics; Ron Greenberg, Department of Computer Science; Sandra Kaufmann, Fine & Performing Arts
  • “Social Justice and Teaching Food History.” Alice Weinreb, Department of History.
  •  “The Topic Paragraph Formula & Essay/Paragraph Equation: Set Essay Structure for Undergraduate Writing.” Lydia Craig, Department of English
  • What are Employers Expecting Faculty & Staff to Teach?” Kathryn Jackson, Student Academic Services
  • Reshuffling the Deck: The Exploratory Learning Paradigm in the Classroom.” Ryan C. Leach, Department of Psychology 

1:45-3:30  Special Session: STEM Faculty Learning Community Meeting. Lead by the Center for Science and Math Education

3:40-4:00  Wrap Up and Networking: Cuneo Hall

Ongoing throughout the Day

  • Cuneo Hall:  LUC Technologies with ITRS Staff. ITRS staff will be on hand to address your questions about Sakai, TopHat & other technologies. These are drop-in sessions & not intended as detailed workshops on technology applications.

The August FOTL program is co-sponsored by: Academic Technology Services, the Center for Experiential Learning, Faculty Administration, the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, & the University Libraries.

 Registration for FOTL is open and can be found online.