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

**All Programs are via Zoom unless Noted Otherwise**

Concordia REPORT IT! Reporting Bias at Concordia University

Monday, April 12 from Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Presenters: Steve Gerner and John Rathje from Student Life, Shanitra Cheff and Walter Goodwyn from the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, and Erin Laverick and Elizabeth Evans from the CELT

Concordia University is committed to creating a Christian community and campus environment that is safe and welcoming for all students. This session will help employees know what to do if they see or hear an incident of bias in our hallways, digital spaces, classrooms, or athletic fields and how to report incidents of bias, harassment, or discrimination through our new tool on the home page of the portal.

Critical Thinking in the Professions Roundtable

Wednesday April 14, Noon - 1:00 pm Central/1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern

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With Meghan Watry-Christian, OT; Kathleen Kannass, LICI EdD; Dawn Kuerschner UG Nursing, Pollyanna Kabara Physician’s Assistant; Michael Brown, Pharmacy

Each colleague will share

  • how their discipline/department frames an approach to critical thinking/creative problem solving
  • how faculty teach critical thinking/creative problem solving;
  • how students demonstrate linked knowledge/skills/attitudes

CELT will also introduce the four university categories for this GLO (analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reflection).

This program is the third in a series on the Focus GLO of the Year (GLO #4 Critical Thinking/Creative Problem Solving) faculty development programming.

Faculty Scholarship Week Programs April 2021

Faculty Scholarship Week Presentations: Monday

Monday, April 19, 2021
Noon – 1:00pm Central/ 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern
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  • Michael Oldani (“How Does the Pharmaceutical Industry Think About Race? Race as Both a Limiting and Liberating Factor to Drug Prescribing and Marketing”)-Noon to 12:20 Central/1:00 – 1:20 Eastern
  • Uvi Castillo, Tzvia Springer, and Terry-Elinor Reid (“Identifying Potential Antimicrobials Found in Extracts from a Native Plant of Madagascar”): 12:20 – 12:40 Central/1:20 – 1:40 Eastern
  • Terry-Elinor Reid (“Multi-cytokine Inhibition and NKG2A+CD8 T-cells in Humans with Immune and Hematologic Disorders: Computer-aided Drug Discovery”): 12:40 – 1:00 Central/1:40 – 2:00 Eastern

Faculty Scholarship Week Poster Session

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
11:00am – Noon Central/Noon – 1:00pm Eastern
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  • Jennifer Bueby (“Perspectives of Neurorehabilitation Providers on the Utilization and Implementation of the Attention Process Training Program After Web-based Education”) 11:01 – 11:10 Central/12:01 to 12:10 Eastern
  • Christopher Cunningham (“A One-Step Synthesis of 6-Desoxonaltrexone”) 11:12 – 11:21 Central/12:12 to 12: 21 Eastern
  • Sarah Collins, Lisa Adams-Qualls, Nichole Ostrowski, and Sara Koeferl (“Exploring the Impact Covid-19 has had on Social Work Students at Concordia University”) 11:23 – 11:32 Central/12:23 to 12:32 Eastern
  • Amy Lindgren (“Energizing Preschoolers and Pre-Service Educators: Reflections on Wind Day”) 11:34 – 11:43 Central/12: 34 to 12: 43 Eastern
  • Tracy Tuffey and Rachel Pickett (“Service Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Undergraduate Experiences & Learning Outcomes”) 11:45 – 11:54 Central/12:45 to 12: 54 Eastern

Faculty Scholarship Week Presentations: Thursday

Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:00am – Noon Central/Noon to 1:00pm Eastern
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  • Steve Taylor (“Professional Mentoring at a Christian Predominantly White Institution: Impacts on the Social Connections of African American Students”): 11:00 – 11:20 Central/Noon – 12:20 Eastern
  • Linda Hensel (“What’s Special about Special Education in Lutheran Schools?”): 11:20 – 11:40 Central/12:20 – 12:40 Eastern

Faculty Scholarship Week Presentations: Friday

Friday, April 23, 2021
Noon – 1:00pm Central/1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern
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  • Stacy Stolzman (“Effects of COVID-19 on Health Sciences Students”): Noon – 12:20 Central/1:00 – 1:20 Eastern
  • Sandy Slater (“The Association between COVID-19 State Orders and Physical Activity and Mental Health”): 12:20 – 12:40 Central/1:20 – 1:40 Eastern
  • Natalie Ross, Rachele Arnoldussen, Beth Buckley, Pollyanna Kabara, Katrina Serwe, and Cindy Witte (“CALM (Centering and Living Mindfully) for the Caregiver. Evaluating a Dual Mindfulness Practice Intervention on Perceived Stress/Distress Level, Mental Health, and Well-being of Health Care Students”): 12:40 – 1:00 Central/1:40 – 2:00 Eastern