Blackboard Sessions

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Michael Toppe and Mike McKinnis - Recent Doctorates

Wednesday September 29, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Please plan to join us on Zoom to learn about the research conducted by two colleagues who recently completed their doctoral degrees: Michael Toppe and Mike McKinnis

  • Michael Toppe, of the CUW Physician Assistant Studies program, recently completed his Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg (VA) with a dissertation entitled “Faith Based (FB) Community Health Workers (CHWs): Hidden CHWs, Hidden Outcomes?”.
  • Mike McKinnis, of the CUW Occupational Therapy Program, completed his Ph.D. in the Spring of 2021 at Cardinal Stritch University with a dissertation entitled “The Lived Experiences of Acute Care Occupational Therapists When Implementing Fall Prevention Assessments, Interventions, and Documentation.”

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Asset-based Education

Monday October 4, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Location: Zimmerman
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Facilitator: Erin Laverick

Asset-based education calls on teachers to consider students' individual strengths when lesson planning and creating assessments. Come and learn more about how to better meet your students where they are at.
If you have any questions, please contact Erin Laverick.

The Concordia Writing Collaborative: Coming Soon to A Classroom Near You with Stephanie Guedet, Writing Collaborative Coordinator

Wednesday October 6, 12:15 – 1:00 pm Central/1:15 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Presenter: Stephanie Guedet

This program is for faculty. Our efforts to improve student writing are taking a step forward this year with the establishment of the CU Writing Collaborative. Learn what this new approach means and how you can participate in helping students be “attentive” to their writing in your classes.

Registration is required for this event. After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Practices & Processes: Syllabus Submission to Provost and Banner Course Information Form

With Elizabeth Evans and Allison Wolf.
Friday October 8, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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This session introduces the new process and materials for submitting the official course syllabus to the Provost Office, where to find information about the syllabus format and effective course descriptions, and when to complete the Banner Course Information (BCI) form. The audience for this program is department chairs, program directors, academic support staff, and deans.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Meet the New Methodologist: Wayne Thompson

Monday October 11, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Meet and greet our new methodologist supporting faculty in research: Dr. Wayne Thompson. Previously a faculty member at Carthage and Concordia Chicago, Dr. Thompson is available to meet with faculty to support them in their research, including developing research questions, identifying proper methodologies, sampling and data collection, using SPSS, and writing for publication. Dr. Thompson works for the Office of Sponsored Research; Julie Dresen will also be present for this meet and greet.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Launch MKE and COVID-19 Ambassadors: The Work of Dr. Kenneth Harris

Brought to you by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Thursday October 14, 12:15 – 1:00 pm Central/1:15 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Harris

Dr. Harris will discuss his two projects with the campus community. The first, Launch MKE, is focused on creating an online course for new, underrepresented entrepreneurs. Dr. Harris will also discuss the COVID-19 Ambassadors project, which is creating a program to train community workers to become vaccine ambassadors.

Registration is required for this event. After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Heil.

Faculty Roundtable: “Challenging” Students

Monday October 18, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom

Facilitator: Kate Robertson (CELT)
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All faculty are welcome to attend; programming is specifically geared toward faculty with 3-5 years of experience at CUWAA. Meant to be a follow up to Year 1 and Year 2 faculty programming, this month’s Faculty Roundtable will explore strategies for dealing with “challenging” students. Various meanings of “challenging” will be identified and discussed. Helpful resources and strategies will be shared. Bring your own ideas to share and learn additional tips.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Robertson.

Academic Advising Training

Tuesday October 26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Location: DMC
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Facilitator: Kate (Katherine) Robbins

Come and learn about best practices for advising undergraduate students.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Laverick.

Practices & Processes: Classroom Observation of Faculty

Friday October 29, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom

Presenter: Susan Gallanis
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During this session, we will explore and discuss the teaching observation process and form used for summative faculty observations. We will also share effective strategies observers can use while observing and during the post-observation discussion. The audience for this program is department chairs, program directors and deans.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Cindy Lund and Brenda Jobe - Recent Doctorates

Thursday November 4, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom
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Please plan to join us on Zoom to learn about the research conducted by two colleagues who recently completed their doctoral degrees: Cindy Lund and Brenda Jobe.

  • Cindy Lund, of the Speech and Language Pathology Department at the Mequon Campus, recently completed her Ph.D.in Health Sciences from Northern Illinois University. The title of her dissertation is “Physiological Stability during Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants: Associations with Feeding Behaviors and Cues”.
  • Brenda Jobe, from our School of Nursing at CUW, completed her DNP from Marquette University. Her final project was titled “Improving Blood Pressure Accuracy in Pediatric Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project.”

Concordia Faculty Seminars are informal interactive presentations and conversations on faculty and staff projects including grants, research, and service designed to promote scholarship, spark new ideas, provide opportunities for meaningful discussion, and increase collaboration. Faculty, staff and students are welcome at attend.

After submitting your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation, the Zoom meeting link, and the option to add this event to your calendar.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

Keeping Students Plugged In

Tuesday November 16, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Location: Zimmerman
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Faculty Panel: Amber Gray, Robert Hill, Steve Hendrix, Chris Stark, Jessica Luckhardt, Sara Clemm von Hohenberg, Anita Simmons

Do ever find your students drifting off or perhaps playing on their phones while you pour your soul into course content? Come and have a discussion with colleagues and learn about the strategies they use to keep their students engaged.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Laverick.