Watch the live stream of these events at Focus on Teaching & Learning: Fall 2012
9:00-10:15 a.m. - Keynote: "Through a Different Lens: Teaching, Learning, and a New Role for Faculty"
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Wright, Vice President of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Assessment of student learning has helped us to see student education from many new perspectives. In this talk, we'll explore some of the implications for faculty - and the creative ways in which the role of faculty may evolve.
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Breakout Session I A: "Models of Engaged Learning: A Panel of Loyola's Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows"
Panel: Patrick M. Green, Director, Center for Experiential Learning (facilitator), Daniel Amick, Department of Anthropology, Mary Dominiak, Undergraduate Health Systems Management Program, Sarah Gabel, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Asim Gangopadhyaya, Department of Physics, Bren Ortega Murphy, Women's Studies/Gender Studies/School of Communication
This panel features faculty who have demonstrated significant examples of engaged learning in the areas of service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, public performance, and field work. An overview of the Engaged Learning requirement will be discussed. Each panelist will share how they have implemented engaged learning with students, sharing their course models and how student learning was enhanced in and out of the classroom.
1:30-2:30 - Breakout Session II A: "Critical & Creative Strategies for Integrating Classroom and Community, or Teaching 'Kindness and Truth [to] Meet'"
Christopher Skrable, Center for Experiential Learning, Kathleen Maas Weigert, Social Justice Initiative, Office of the Provost
So-called "deep learning" pedagogies such as service-learning and community-based research seek to enhance students' academic and pre-professional development by providing them with opportunities to learn from both traditional academic and community sources of knowledge. However, the depth of students' transformation in such experiences is dependent upon instructors' creativity in inviting their students to integrate these two realms of knowledge. This workshop will share promising practices and concrete examples of critical reflection as a necessary element of community-engaged course design, as well as specific mechanisms for assessing students' integrative learning in such courses.
2:45-3:45 - Breakout Session III A: "Connecting the Dots: ePortfolios as a Tool for Integrative Pedagogy, Learning, and Assessment"
Ashley Kehoe and Christopher Skrable, Center for Experiential Learning
This session will demonstrate how ePortfolios can facilitate "academic dot-connecting" -- or the purposeful integration of student learning, assessment, and professional development. We will review the basics of ePortfolio pedagogy, provide details about Loyola's ePortfolio program, and highlight best practices for using ePortfolios to enhance teaching and learning strategies.
For more information and complete schedule, visit http://www.luc.edu/facultycenter/engagedteaching/fotlarchives/focusonteachingandlearningfall2012/