Faculty Programs

Spring 2014

Faculty Seminars

Student Mental Health Awareness for Faculty Advisors
Friday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia 1

Dr. Alicia Bourque, Director of the University Counseling Center, will address concerns and issues related to adivising students who share distressing information with faculty or are in present distress.  This workshop will answer questions that faculty have about what their responsibility is to students in crisis and how best to assist them.

Dr. Bourque's Presentation

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Date and location, TBA

Learn how to create a teaching portfolio for tenure, renewal, and promotion.  Dr. Laura Hope will share her insights about how to manage this task and highlight your many achievements in and out of the classroom.

Transformative Teaching
Dr. Eric Gorham, Professor of Political Science at Quest University in Canada, and formerly Loyola's Assistant Provot and Professor of Political Science, will share techniques for tranforming a lecture-based class into an active student learning experience that is engaging and educational.

Video of the presentation given at Tulane University. 

Handouts for the Workshop: Original Syllabus, Revised Syllabus, Lecture versus Classroom Engagement

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Common Curriculum and Tulane University Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.

Service Learning Luncheon for SL Faculty
Wednesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room
Please RSVP to Kelly Brotzman (kbrotzma@loyno.edu)

Over lunch (provided by OCELTS), Dr. Judith Gruber (RELS) will lead an informal discussion about her assignment of structured interviews as a tactic for connecting students’ service placements to major course themes.  Dr. Carol Ann MacGregor (SOCI) will talk about the training she has provided to Professor Gruber’s students about the effective use of interviews as a research method.

Online Teaching Colloquium

The Center for Faculty Innovation, in conjunction with the Monroe Library Online Learning Team, has developed a 5-session colloquium on the best practices for teaching online. This colloquium has been created for all faculty teaching online summer classes at Loyola. There are many ways in which an online course can be developed in order to foster an engaging student learning experience. The "Online Teaching Colloquium" will provide interesting and insightful readings on a variety of topics related to online teaching and practical advice and support for developing your online course from a network of colleagues.  A certificate of completion is available to all those who attend all 5 sessions.

All sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. in Bobet Hall, 216
Please feel free to bring your lunch; dessert will be served.

Tuesday, January 21   Introduction and Developing Student Learning Objectives

Tuesday, February 11   Online Course Design Best Practices-Technology

Tuesday, March 11   Online Course Design Best Practices-Assignments

Tuesday, April 1   Course Assessment Best Practices

Tuesday, April 22   Faculty Presentations

Please RSVP to Liv Newman, lknewman@loyno.edu, to reserve your space.

First-Year Teaching Colloquium

All faculty who teach first-year students are invited to attend this Colloquium.  We will focus on how to incorporate Common Curriculum learning objectives into courses using a variety of pedagogies and best practices for teaching the first-year student.

All sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in Monroe Library, Multimedia 2.  A light breakfast will be served beforehand.

Monday, March 17
Readings: Kloss, "A Nudge is Best: Helping Students through the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development"; Tewksbury and Macdonald, "A Practical Strategy for Designing Effective and Innovative Courses"

Critical Thinking Exercies: "Facts v. Inferences Cash Register Activity" and "More Critical Thinking Exercises"

Designing Syllabi Handout

Monday, March 31
Readings: Bean, "Using Writing to Promote Critical Thinking"

Monday, April 28
Readings: Cannon, "The New Orleans Manifesto"; Hollander, "Learning to Discuss: Strategies for Improving the Quality of Class Discussion"

Monday, May 12, 10:00 am. - 12:30 p.m. in Monroe Library, Multimedia 1
Campus Resources
Representatives from Counseling, the Library, Media Services, the Academic Resource Center, and WAC will share information about what services they offer for students, and detailed ways in which faculty can incorporate these services into their courses.

Continental breakfast served at 9:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to Liv Newman, lknewman@loyno.edu, to reserve your space.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Common Curriculum.

Fall 2013

Faculty Seminars

New Pedagogies for Teaching Large Classes
Dr.Elizabeth Yost-Hammer, formerly of Loyola's Department of Psycholgy, is now running the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University. 

Getting your Students to Read
Dr. Angel Parham and Dr. Daniella Zsupan-Jerome present.

Teaching in the New Common Curriculum, Monday, August 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Monroe Library, Multimedia 2.  For a complete schedule, click here.  Please contact John Sebastian, jtsebast@loyno.edu, for more information, including program presentations and handouts.