Current Programs

Blackboard Learn 2016-17 Training

Advanced Grants Workshop: How to Fund Your Passion and Increase Your Scholarship Activity

Monday May 22, 1:00-2:00 in R006
Led by Julie Dresen (Director, Office of Sponsored Programs), Dan McCollum (Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Programs – Post Award), Cathy Melan (Director of Grants, Advancement)

During this session for faculty, participants will bring their project or program ideas to this one hour workshop. They will hear from current Concordia faculty who secured funding for their projects and learn how to locate funding as well as steps to apply and identify collaborators.

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Mequon Faculty Institute
Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Deadline to register is Friday, May 12. Sign up for as many programs as you are able to attend. Includes lunch if you sign up for a morning and an afternoon session.

Registration link (for all programs).

Tuesday, May 23 Sessions

9:00am to 10:30am - Blackboard Collaborate: Web-conferencing, Online Office Hours and Groups
with Susan Gallanis (CELT) and Margie Blodgett (OCDE)
This session is for all faculty (online, face-to-face and blended). This will be a hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) where you will learn how to set up and navigate Blackboard Learn Collaborate. Participants will also learn how to set up a virtual web-conference session to meet synchronously with students, and learn how to set up groups so students can virtually (without the instructor) to work on projects.

10:45am – Noon - Hands-on with Blackboard Grade Center
with Susan Gallanis, CELT
This session is primarily for faculty who set up and maintain the Grade Center in their course in Blackboard. This hands-on session (bring your laptop) will include troubleshooting, a brief review of a percentage-based grade center and describe the most common problems faculty encounter in setting it up to calculate according to the syllabus. Bring your questions and/or your course syllabus to get started with setting up the grade center for an upcoming course.

1:15 – 3:15pm - Getting to 5 on “Being Organized”
with Mike Borst (OT) and Susan Gallanis, CELT
This session is primarily for faculty who teach face-to-face or blended courses. During this session you will learn about organization tools that help faculty use class time efficiently and improve communication with students.

Wednesday May 24 Sessions

9:00am – Noon - Spiritual Vitality: Our Students, Our School, and the Role You Play
with Steve Smith, Campus Pastor and Tammy Ferry, Institutional Research
This session is primarily for faculty who teach on campus. Developing students spiritually and in their vocations are important university goals here at Concordia. Faculty are a vital part of student development. What can you do to support student spiritual growth? Includes a quick review of the data from the University Spiritual Life Survey administered to traditional undergraduate students at Mequon in the Fall 2016. Session includes Chapel and a break.

1:15pm – 3:15pm - Understanding Your Course Ratings…What to Note and What to Ignore
with Paul Wangerin and Tammy Ferry from Institutional Research 
This session is for all faculty. The presenters will help you understand the framework used to create and analyze the new rating form that students complete in Course Eval first implemented in Fall of 2016. Paul will also share any initial trends in online vs. face-to-face courses.


CELT Summer Book Group

“Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance” written by Angela Duckworth
Tuesdays Noon to 1pm in R006
May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
Free book if you register by May 23

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In this 6-minute TED Talk about her book, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

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