Current Programs at the CELT

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Concordia University develops faculty for excellence in teaching in the face-to-face and blended learning environments, including the meaningful connection between faith and learning, to support Concordia’s mission of Christ-centered Lutheran higher education. As part of our mission, we offer a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the year, including book discussions/clubs, roundtables, webinars, and more. You’ll find a full listing of current programs below.

Blackboard Learn Training Sessions

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Near-Real-Time Calibration for Early Warning Gravitational-wave Astronomy with Aaron Viets

Thursday October 10, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

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In August of 2017, the Advanced LIGO detectors observed gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger for the first time in history. Two seconds after the merger, a short gamma ray burst, one of the most energetic events in the known universe, was detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, confirming the long-believed theory that short gamma-ray bursts result from binary neutron star mergers. This detection also taught us just how fast we have to respond to these events in order to maximize scientific results - within a few seconds! This means that the data is acquired, calibrated, and searched, events are sent to astronomers, and telescopes are pointed, all within seconds of the signal's arrival. In this talk, I will discuss the methods used to calibrate the data and the challenges of achieving the goal to produce calibrated data in about 1 second.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend. Up to 10 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Achieving an Institution-Wide Culture and Practice in Undergraduate Research Best Practices

Tuesday October 22, Noon – 1:00 PM in the Lakeshore Room

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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites you to attend a webinar titled, “Achieving an Institution-Wide Culture and Practice in Undergraduate Research Best Practices” presented by the 2016 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) recipients. Lunch will be provided for the first 15 faculty who sign up.

Let’s Talk About GLO #1 Christianity and Worldviews: Models of Engagement with Angus Menuge, Philosophy Department

Tuesday October 22, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central / 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: LU006 Media Viewing Room on the Mequon Campus and Zoom to SCI 102 on the Ann Arbor Campus, or use Zoom on your own computer.

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During this session, Dr. Menuge plans to explain what worldviews are; present some of the different models Christians use for engaging non-Christian worldviews; identify and defend the model(s) of engagement that are most biblical; review some examples, e.g. scientism and postmodernism.

Concordia Faculty Seminar – Anatomy Education with Reivian Berrios Barillas

Wednesday November 13, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

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How did anatomy education research assist in improving my pedagogy? Learn about my anatomy education investigations and the CELT opportunity afforded to me through the Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend. Up to 10 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Delwiche and Ulmen, School of Nursing

Thursday November 14, Noon – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Introductions by Dr. Leah Dvorak

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Dr. Jennifer Delwiche, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in Mequon, recently completed her PhD in Nursing from Marquette University. She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Identifying a History of Nonfatal Strangulation: What Impacts Screening by Healthcare, Law Enforcement and Advocates?”
Dr. Brenda Ulmen, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing in Mequon recently completed her PhD in Leadership in Higher Education from Northcentral University. She will talk about her research related to her dissertation “Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Intent to Stay: A Quantitative Study Among Nurse Educators”.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend. Up to 15 free lunches are available for faculty who register in advance.