New and Returning Faculty Development Day January 2023

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • 8:15 - 4:00 Central / 9:15 - 5:00 Eastern
  • All sessions are via Zoom


Register HERE.

Five sessions are offered throughout the day. Register for each session you are planning to attend. Session times and descriptions are included on the registration page.

After submitting your registration, the CELT Student Worker will send you an Outlook invitation for each session you registered for, and it will include the Zoom link. Please accept the invitation(s) as you will not receive a separate email confirmation.

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


Five sessions are offered throughout the day:

1) Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus - Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Evans

  • 20230111-2
  • 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. Central / 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Eastern
  • Review and incorporate best practices in course design and syllabus development to ready your syllabi for this semester, including how to write/improve your objectives, align teaching activities and assignments with course learning objectives, use the Concordia University syllabus template and resources, and align your course with the "big picture" of Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), Global Learning Outcomes (GLOs), and University Liberal Arts Outcomes (ULAOs).

2) Blackboard Basics - Susan Gallanis

  • 20230111-3
  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Central / 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments ("dropboxes"), and set up the gradebook for a Fall course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard. This session is for those who set up their own Blackboard courses.

3) Engaging Your Learners - Susan Gallanis, Kate Robertson, and Diana Belscamper

  • 20230111-3
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Central / 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Eastern
  • Effective teaching fosters learning; students need to be engaged for learning to happen. This session introduces strategies to engage students in multiple instructional modes.

4) Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor - Susan Gallanis

  • 20230111-4
  • 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • The first half of this session will show how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session will cover Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test.

5) Faculty Resources - Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis, and Wayne Thompson (primarily for full-time faculty)

  • 20230111-5
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central / 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, including research/scholarship support, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.