Blackboard Sessions

Faculty Book Discussion, via Zoom: Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie Glaude, Ph.D., with Gretchen Jameson, facilitator.

Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern on Fridays September 25, October 23, November 13, and December 4.

Register here by September 15 for a free copy of the book. Limit 15 participants.

“Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.” James Baldwin

In this “searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful book,” Eddie Glaude, Jr. the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professors of African American Studies at Princeton University, suggests America can find hope and guidance to (borrowing a phrase from Lincoln) “think anew and act anew.” Begin Again is Glaude’s endeavor, following Baldwin, to bear witness to the difficult truth of race in America today.

From the facilitator: Glaude is unapologetic in his political leaning. Our goal in the book conversation will not be to argue the rightness or wrongness of political policy, but as Christian scholars and leaders, there is something provocative about the idea of claiming the mantle of responsibility, of voluntarily stepping forward to a certain civic accountability in the face of difficult and challenging topics and times.

I read this book on my summer vacation. Sitting alone on the beach and by the pool, I kept wishing I had some peers with whom to talk about what it stirred in me, the questions it let me to ponder, my own sense of responsibility and failed accountability. It will be a delight to gather together with colleagues around this book. I hope you will join us.

Teaching Long Classes over Zoom: Strategies to Maximize Student Engagement

Thursday, September 10, 5:30-7:00 pm Central/6:30 – 8:00 pm Eastern
Facilitators: Susan Gallanis, Kate Robertson, Elizabeth Evans

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This session will be held over Zoom and is for faculty who teach long Zoom classes (3 – 4 hours).

Teaching a long class (3 – 4 hours) over Zoom presents unique challenges for instructors as they develop active learning strategies and create engaging learning environments to help students learn effectively. This session will focus on best practices before, during and after your Zoom meeting with students. Faculty who are experienced with long Zoom sessions, including Chris Scudella, Alexa Doebele and Marcia Stanczyk, will share effective strategies they have incorporated into their teaching. There will also be time for some hands on practice using some of the Zoom interactive tools.

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue

Tuesday, September 15, 3:00-4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Erin Laverick

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Do you notice your students' eyes glazing over in the middle of an important lecture? Do you find yourself having to entertain more and more over Zoom? Attend this session to learn strategies and tips for better student engagement when using Zoom.

APA Manual 7th Edition: What Faculty Need to Know

Wednesday September 16, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Elaine Gustafson, Mequon Library

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Elaine Gustafson, Instruction Reference & Research Support Librarian at the Mequon Campus, will cover the most relevant updates to the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020), including the new student paper layout and changes to book, journal article, and website citations. She will also share online resources available at both campus libraries to help students and faculty transition.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Alles and Kukor

Thursday, September 17, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Brad Alles, Stacy Kukor

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Brad Alles, (School of Education, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement from Concordia University with research focused on The Effects of Apologetics Education on the Faith Development of Lutheran High School Students.

Stacy Kukor (Occupational Therapy, Mequon) recently completed the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) from Mt. Mary University in Milwaukee with research focused on Comparing Student Learning During In-program Clinical Experiences versus Community Clinical Experiences. Stacy is also a graduate of CUW.

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.

How Faculty Write

Wednesday, October 7, 2:30-4:00 pm Central/3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Christine Tulley

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Learn how to research, write, and publish while still carrying a heavy teaching load. In her recent book, How Faculty Write, Dr. Christine Tulley unpacks how the most successful academics write often and get published. In her presentation, she will share her findings with you and provide with tips for creating a manageable research agenda.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Chuhran and Hollander

Thursday October 8, 3:00-4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Kyle Chuhran and Erik Hollander

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Kyle Chuhran (School of Education, Ann Arbor) recently completed an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland with research focused on Effective Introvert Teachers: A Phenomenological Study of Their Lived Experiences.

Erik Hollander (Batterman School of Business, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership (OCL) from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC) with research focused on Universal Wellness Network: A Study of a Promising Practice.

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.

Concordia Faculty Seminar: Drs. Kabara and Frazier

Monday October 12, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Pollyanna Kabara and Tiffany Frazier

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Pollyanna Kabara (Physician Assistant Studies, Mequon) recently completed the Ed.D. in Higher Education from Concordia University Portland with research focused on Lived Experiences with Inauthenticity of the Physician-Assistant-Program-Admission Essay: A Phenomenological Study.

Tiffany Frazier (Physician Assistant Studies, Mequon) recently completed her Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) Degree from Lynchburg University in Lynchburg, Virginia with research focused on Predictors of Success in Physician Assistant Education.

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.

Experiences as a Post-Traditional Learner

Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 Central/3:00-4:00pm Eastern
Presenter: Stephanie Land

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As we continue to recruit and welcome post-traditional students to CUWAA, it's important to consider how to best serve this population of learners. Come and listen to the Stephanie Land, author of the bestseller, Maid, speak about her experiences as a single mom attending college.