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: Intergenerational Connections – Students Serving Older Adults

Thursday April 18, 12:15 – 1:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room
Presented by Drs. Sharon Chappy, Lois Harrison, and others
Free lunch for the first 20 to register. Registration link

Brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

This program is for faculty, staff and students. This project is designed to provide an inter-professional in-home team-based assessment approach for falls risks, medication risks, and mental health screening for seniors receiving “meals on Wheels” in Sheboygan County. This novel approach incorporates an inter-professional and holistic approach to the quality of life and wellbeing of seniors in their homes while exposing students to the realities and challenges the elderly face to remain safe in their homes

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.

Faith, Learning and Scholarship Lunch and Learn

Monday April 29, Noon—1:00pm in the Lakeshore Room, Mequon Campus or join via Zoom

With Angela Walmsley, Elizabeth Evans, and Jason Lane
Registration link

Concordia as a Christian Lutheran community could be the leader in faith and learning scholarship. Join the over 40 full-time faculty who are already doing scholarship on faith. Get together with others interested in developing a teaching and learning scholarship project around faith, service, or vocation for 2019-2020. We will form a faculty learning community to support one another in our learning and accountability in completing our goals. Learn how the CITG grant can support this work with a $500 stipend. Free lunch for the first 20 faculty who register in advance to attend in person. There is also an option to attend by Zoom which will be 12:10 to 1:00pm Central time and 1:10 pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time.

CUW Scholarship Boot Camp Summer 2019

Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 – 8:00 to 4:30 in Pharmacy 132

Registration link
Come to a quiet place to work on your faculty scholarship projects, including your advanced study courses and dissertations. Sign up for the hours and days you plan to attend. Come as you are; arrive and leave as you need to.

Writing support, research design support and statistical planning and analysis support will be available for part of each of the days.

The goal of this time is to produce tangible work. We provide the space, snacks, beverages, and lunch. You supply the focus and attention to projects.

PH 132 will be the quiet space away from your phone and interruptions. The room will be open from 8am to 4:30 each day. You are encouraged to stay all day to get maximum benefit.

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and supported by CELT
Please call Julie Dresen x2794 or Elizabeth Evans x4283 with questions.

Building Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences: A Workshop

Wednesday June 5, 9:00 – 3:00 (full day workshop)
Thursday June 6, 9:00 – 3:00 (individual meetings and consultation)

Facilitator: Dr. Julio Rivera from Carthage College
Registration link

All activities take place in the Lakeshore Room.
There are a very limited number of openings and registration is required. Participants must attend both days; June 5 in its entirety and at least part of June 6.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.

This program is for faculty and brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP).

Undergraduate Research offers an experience to students that challenges them to grow academically and socially. The demand for research opportunities generally outpaces the availability for the traditionally mentored experience. Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) allow colleges and universities to expand the number of opportunities to students by integrating them into the curriculum. This workshop will focus on designing a CURE for implementation in the fall or spring semester next year. Participants will meet in a small group with a facilitator/mentor. Faculty will re-design their course to center on both the course learning outcomes and a research outcome for the students taking the class. Participants will also outline and create scaffolded activities that provide research skills so students can complete the semester research experience. The workshop will happen in two parts. The first part will be in June to focus, design, and outline the course structure. Faculty participants are expected to work between June and August on their materials. In August (date to be determined), there will be a third meeting with the facilitator/mentor to review and discuss the course and suggest refinements. Faculty participating in the workshop should be willing to share a previous syllabus for the course (or a syllabus outline of a new course) and some assignments. The goals of the workshop will be to have a CURE “ready to go” for the following year and the willingness to share the process of design and implementation to other faculty in the University.