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

Taking the Pulse of Teaching During a Pandemic

Wednesday May 20, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

Registration
Drop ins at the beginning of the program are also welcome.

This semester has been like no other in our teaching experiences. Join with colleagues to reflect on the second half of the past semester and look ahead to more opportunities to challenge and support students in new ways. Faculty leaders will engage participants in important questions about meeting students where they are, using active learning strategies to engage them, and charting a new course to continue to foster effective learning with our students. Facilitators include Erin Laverick and Mikaely Schmitz.

Zoom link for this session: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622432358
Meeting ID: 2622432358.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant]

With Rachel Pickett, Elizabeth Evans and Elizabeth Peckham
Thursday May 21, 9:00 – 10:30 am Central Time/10:00 – 11:30 am Eastern Time via Zoom

(Audience: faculty and staff from both campuses)

Please register here https://cuw.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sI1wvrEUl4RHy5
Drop ins at the beginning of the program are also welcome

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom will also be discussed. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which offers a $250 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. http://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

Zoom link for this session: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622432358
Meeting ID: 2622432358.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

Summer Zoom Weekly Drop-In for Faculty Every Thursday

This summer CELT is sponsoring a time to keep in touch with colleagues every Thursday Noon – 1:00 pm Central time/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern from May 28 through August 20. This time is for socializing and talking about teaching. E-mail Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu for Zoom link.

Faculty Scholarship Workshop

Sponsored by the Faculty Scholarship Committee

Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Central Time/ 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
(Audience: FT faculty from both campuses)

Our traditional approach to Faculty Scholarship Boot Camp is being reimagined this year. Instead of a quiet place to work with lunch and snacks, we are planning time to learn from and share with each other about our work in the steps of a research project - from idea to publication.

Please register for each session you plan to attend. We will send handouts the day before the session. If we do not have at least 2 persons registered for any session, that session will be cancelled.
Registration closes June 1st at 4:30 pm Central. Registration link.

Schedule of Events
9:00 – 10:00 am Developing a Research Question – Sandy Slater
10:00 – 11:00 am Discerning Design from an Initial Research Question – Angela Walmsley
11:00 – 11:45 am Developing a Teaching and Learning Project and next year’s CITG Application (CITG due June 15, 2020) - Elizabeth Evans
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Roundtable Discussion on Current Research Projects (bring your own lunch) - Facilitated by Julie Dresen
12:45 – 1:30 pm Writing a Book Proposal – Mark Wolf
1:30 – 2:30 pm Writing an Abstract – Jeff Walz

If you have any questions about this program, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu.

One Small Change Can Make a Big Impact: Universal Design Benefits All Students

Thursday June 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time/2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom.

Presented by Laura Traynor (Pharmacy) and Susan Gallanis (CELT)

This session is for faculty. The presenters will introduce the concept and principles behind Universal Design and how making small changes can positively impact all students in a course. A new Blackboard tool that enhances Universal Design, Ally, will be introduced. Ally assists faculty in developing a course that benefits all types of learners.

There is no registration for this program. Use this Zoom link for the session: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622432358, or meeting ID: 2622432358.