Current Programs

Blackboard Learn 2016-17 Training

Getting to “5” on “Well Organized” on Your Course Evaluations: Tools, Tips, and Tricks

Tuesday January 10, 10:30-12:00 in R006
Led By: Michael Borst and Susan Gallanis

During this session, we will share organization tools that can help Faculty use class time efficiently and improve communication with students.

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Universal Design for Learning

Thursday January 12, 10:30-12:00 in R006
Led By: Susan Gallanis

This hands-on workshop will explore basic concepts of universal design that can help make your content accessible for all students. Bring your laptop.

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Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Thursday January 19, 1:00-2:00 in R006
Presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs: Julie Dresen and Dan McCollum

This workshop will cover the role of the OSP and best practices in grant proposal preparation, including budget preparation and working with external partners. Participants will leave with tips that will help them become more successful in securing grant funding.

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Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Mixed Method Studies)

Friday January 20, 12:00-1:00 in R006
Led By: Angela Walmsley

This introductory research session is designed for faculty who would like to utilize a mixed methods approach to collect data or evaluate a program. Participants will learn introductory techniques to develop a study that involves both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Faith, Learning and Vocation: University Spiritual Life Survey Results

Wednesday February 1, 12:00-1:00 in the Lake Shore Room. Includes lunch for faculty who register in advance.
Led By: Dr. Tammy Ferry

The University Spiritual Life Survey, administered in Fall 2016 to Mequon traditional undergraduate students, looks at how our students see themselves, how they see us, and how we support them. In this session, we will consider:

  • How do we contribute to our students’ growth in faith?
  • How do our students see themselves in relation to God? To others?
  • Where might we improve to provide students with an even better experience?

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Concordia Faculty Seminar: Scholarship and Service - Was Globalization Even Inevitable?

Wednesday February 8, 11:45-12:30 in the Lake Shore Room
Led By: Van Mobley, with Dan McCollum and Dr. Elizabeth Evans

The talk will discuss why voters in the United States, Britain, and other European countries are increasingly skeptical of expansive free trade bills, supranational organizations like the EU and the UN, and unlimited immigration.  It argues that the drive toward a cosmopolitan, borderless world which has now foundered was a twentieth century phenomenon fueled by the end of the cold war. The vision of a post-cold war borderless world was, in retrospect, utopian, and hence bound to fail. It is unclear what, precisely, will emerge as an appropriate twenty-first century objective but the talk will provide some suggestions concerning the direction of the emerging debate.  

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. 45 minutes at lunchtime in the Lakeshore Room. Bring your own lunch; dessert provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Register for each program to let us know you are coming.

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Concordia Faculty Seminar: Scholarship and Service - Does an Acute Bout of Exercise Decrease Pain in Adults?

Wednesday March 8, 11:45-12:30 in the Lake Shore Room
Led By: Kathy Lemley, with Dan McCollum and Dr. Elizabeth Evans

Pain perception has been shown to be temporarily reduced in adults following an acute bout of exercise. But the impact of exercise may differ based upon the population in question. This talk will discuss some of the factors that influence the exercise response and the possible clinical implications of such differences.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. 45 minutes at lunchtime in the Lakeshore Room. Bring your own lunch; dessert provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Register for each program to let us know you are coming. 

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Concordia Faculty Seminar: Scholarship and Service - Problem-Based Learning Inter-Disciplinary Experience

Thursday April 6, 11:45-12:30 in the Lake Shore Room
Led By: Robert Barnhart, Linda Hensel, Christine Moser, Wanda Routier, Meghan Watry-Christian, with Dan McCollum and Dr. Elizabeth Evans

Faculty from the Schools of Education and Health Professions collaborated to create an interactive learning experience requiring students from multiple disciplines to work together to problem solve. Interdisciplinary groups of students participate in a 3-session, problem-based learning (PBL) case with faculty from both schools serving as facilitators. The research study was designed to measure shifts in interprofessional attitudes and understandings of participants. Discussion will include application of Problem-Based Learning projects to other disciplines.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty projects including grants, research, and service designed to spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. 45 minutes at lunchtime in the Lakeshore Room. Bring your own lunch; dessert provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Register for each program to let us know you are coming. 

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