Current Programs

Blackboard Learn 2016-17 Training

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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CELT Faculty Book Group (Spring 2017)

Mondays, 2:00 to 3:00pm in R006
5 meetings: Feb 13, Feb 27, March 20, March 27, April 10
Lead by: Elizabeth Evans

Join colleagues for discussion and application of the book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport. 

Register by February 6 to get the book free.

Review: “In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this books into two parts, the author first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.”

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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 promote scholarship, 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 “Providing Caregiver Wellness through Telehealth”

Monday, February 13, 11:45-12:30pm
Led By: Katrina Serwe

During this presentation for faculty staff and students, new PhD, Katrina Serwe, will share an overview of her recent dissertation research translating a caregiver wellness program in the face-to-face environment to telehealth. Dr. Serwe will share her research purpose, methods, results, directions for a continued line of research, and end with time for questions and discussion of ideas.

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.

45 minutes at lunchtime in the Lakeshore Room. Bring your own lunch.
Register for each program in advance to let us know you are coming.

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Copyright and Fair Use for Faculty

Thursday February 16, 12:00-1:00 in the Lake Shore Room
Led By: Kathy Nowak and Susan Gallanis

Session covers a general overview of copyright, fair use exceptions, and some practical examples. Includes lunch for faculty who register in advance.

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Interviewing Individuals/Leading Focus Groups in Qualitative Research

Thursday February 23, 12:00-1:00 in R006
Led by Angela Walmsley

Participants will learn the techniques for creating a study involving interviews as the primary data collection. This includes creating an interview protocol for interviewing individuals and/or leading focus groups. Qualitative techniques such as sampling, transcribing, and coding will also be reviewed. Participants should bring draft interview questions if they are working on a study or considering a particular project involving interviews.

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Twenty-minute Topics: The Paradox of Three Biblical Themes with Dan Paavola

Thursday February 23, 1:00 to 2:00pm in R006

Watch a 20 minute video on a Lutheran topic and discuss with the developer/presenter. This is part of a new project between CELT and OCDE to develop Faith, Learning and Vocation content that can be used at a distance; through “flipped delivery” with follow-up discussion board or face-to-face session; or as with this session, watching the video together followed by conversation on the topic. Open to all faculty.

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Student Life Invites You to Honor One Another (H1A): Free Speech and Academic Freedom vs. Title IX: What Can I Say or Do?

Wednesday, March 01, 12:00-1:00pm in Lake Shore Room
Led by Steve Gerner and Andy Luptak

During this session for faculty and staff (there is a limit of 35), Andy Luptak and Steve Gerner will highlight our campus-wide campaign entitled, “Honor One Another” or “H1A”. In Romans 10:12 (NIV) the apostle Paul writes “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” As a part of honoring one another, how do we treat one another when issues of free speech and academic freedom arise? What’s appropriate in dealing with students? Bring your questions and learn from each other as we explore these important topics in university life. Free lunch to faculty and staff who register in advance.

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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 promote scholarship, 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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Twenty–minute Topics: Law and Gospel with John Oberdeck

Thursday March 9, 2:00 to 3:00pm in R006

Watch a 20 minute video on a Lutheran topic and discuss with the developer/presenter. This is part of a new project between CELT and OCDE to develop Faith, Learning and Vocation content that can be used at a distance; through “flipped delivery” with follow-up discussion board or face-to-face session; or as with this session, watching the video together followed by conversation on the topic. Open to all faculty.

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Twenty-minute Topics: Lutheran Understanding of Vocation with Tom Feiertag

Thursday March 23, 3:00-4:00 in R006

Watch a 20 minute video on a Lutheran topic and discuss with the developer/presenter. This is part of a new project between CELT and OCDE to develop Faith, Learning and Vocation content that can be used at a distance; through “flipped delivery” with follow-up discussion board or face-to-face session; or as with this session, watching the video together followed by conversation on the topic. Open to all faculty.

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Service Learning Lunch n' Learn

Wednesday April 5, 12:00-1:00 in the Lake Shore Room
Led by Randy Ferguson, and Faculty from several disciplines.

This program is for faculty. Incorporating service learning into your teaching requires advance planning but can result in significant gains for students. Colleen Fenno (English), Travis Suss (Pharmacy Practice), Tim Macafee (Communication), and Lois Harrison (Physical Therapy) will share their approaches and Randy Ferguson (Director, Christan Service) will share information on Concordia resources available to support service learning.

Free lunch for faculty who register in advance. Registration Link


Introduction to SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

Wednesday April 5, 3:30-4:30 in R006
Led by Angela Walmsley

Participants will learn the basics of the statistical software package, SPSS. This will include how to set up a database and enter data; and how to run descriptive statistics; create some graphs; code and recode data; and run a few common statistical tests (such as correlation and the t-test). It is highly recommended that participants have SPSS installed on their computer by IT prior to the session and come to the session with their laptop.

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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 promote scholarship, 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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SASS Lunch n’ Learn: Academic Success Initiatives

Monday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 (program starts at 12:10) in the Lake Shore Room
Led by: Andy Miller, Celeste Delbar, and Ben Rohde

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is comprised of Academic Advising, Career Services, and the Learning Resource Center. We invite faculty and academic staff to learn about how SASS is supporting faculty and the University in helping students persist to graduation. We will be discussing the new early alert system (including the faculty referral process), our revamped programming for students on probation, and how data analytics is improving our services. Hear how you, as a faculty member, can continue to collaborate with SASS on our mission to cultivate student success.

Free lunch to faculty and academic staff who register in advance. Registration Link


Concordia Faculty Seminar: Scholarship and Service- Information Literacy Skills of Non-traditional RN Students

Thursday, April 13, 11:45-12:30 in the Lake Shore Room
Led by: John Dyson with Dr. Leah Dvorak

This program for faculty, staff and students, provides a summary of the planning, implementation, and results of John Dyson’s PhD recent dissertation study of practicing non-traditional registered nursing students. The study evaluated their self-perceived and actual measured levels of information literacy (IL) skills. These skills are vital for informing professional nursing practice and effective teaching of patients and families. Recommendations for planned future study will be included.

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. 45 minutes at lunchtime in the Lakeshore Room. Bring your own lunch if you wish. Register to let us know you are coming to any sessions you plan to attend.

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