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

CUW Scholarship Boot camp Winter 2020

Thursday January 9, 8:00am - 4:30pm 

Sponsored by the Scholarship Committee and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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Come to Pharmacy 132 for a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours you plan to attend. Sign up for support with writing/editing, research design, or statistical planning and analysis. Let us know in the registration if you want a sandwich at lunchtime.

The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, snacks, beverages, a sandwich at lunchtime, and you supply the focus and attention to projects. The last day to register is Wednesday January 8 at Noon.

Writing/editing support, research design support and statistical planning and analysis support will be available. There are also two presentations connected to this event:

  • 11:00 - 11:30am Writing an Abstract with Jeff Walz (part of registration below)
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm CIRG Workshop with Julie Dresen and Rachel Heil. (separate registration)

Please contact Julie Dresen x2794 or Elizabeth Evans x4283 with questions.

CIRG Workshop: To to apply for the CIRG Research Grant (Concordia Intramural Teaching Grant)

Thursday January 9, 2:00 - 3:00pm in Pharmacy 147

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Presenters: Julie Dresen and Rachel Heil from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Applications are due February 1, 2020. The following topics will be covered:

  • Budget Development (Ensuring your budget is appropriate, addresses necessary resources, and is justified)
  • Objectives and Outcomes (Developing objectives and goals, assessment of processes and outcomes)
  • Efficient and professional writing (Ensuring that your proposal is concise, specific, and clearly communicates your intent)

    Please contact Julie Dresen x 2794 with questions.

Improve Students' Writing Skills: Develop an Writing-Intensive Course

Tuesday January 14, 10:00am - Noon in R006

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Presenter: Sally Canapa

This workshop is for faculty who are teaching or thinking about teaching a writing-intensive course. Participants will learn how a course is designated as writing intensive and the pedagogy that informs this initiative. We will also share and discuss resources and possible approaches to developing a writing-intensive course. Participants are encouraged to bring a writing assignment they are developing or currently using.

Designing Your Course Syllabus with Catherine Robertson and Elizabeth Evans

Wednesday January 15, 10:30 - Noon in R006

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Create or revise your course and syllabus with updated course learning outcomes that connect to your activities and assessments as well as program learning outcomes (PLOs) and global learning outcomes (GLOs). For new or returning faculty. Includes syllabus template and Top 10 syllabus problems. Bring your laptop.

Course Design for Student Success

Thursday January 16, 10:00 - Noon in R006

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Presenters: Susan Gallanis and Elizabeth Polzin

This program is for faculty who want to learn how principles of Universal Design can impact student success. Participants will learn how tools in Microsoft Word can enhance student’s ability to access content in multiple formats with a new Blackboard enhancement called Ally.

Using Zoom in Your Teaching

Thursday January 23, 9:00 - 10:15am in R005

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Presenters: Elizabeth Evans, Justin Frisque, Susan Gallanis

This program is for faculty who teach a face-to-face class on the Mequon campus. Participants will learn how Zoom works in the classroom such as when a laptop cart is used. We will discuss teaching and student engagement considerations involving Zoom. Specific application scenarios will be included such as a guest speaker, snow day, or if the instructor is unable to come to campus.