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Previous Events

  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Summer 2021
  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Summer 2020
  • Past Events
Spring 2022

Faculty Fellow Presentation

  • January 14, 2022 12:00 pm - Faculty Fellow Brown Bag - Encouraging Students to Seek Help to Promote Long-Term Learning 
    • Kathryn Bojczyk, Ph.D. and Anita Shagnea, M.S.

Presentations

  • January 20, 2022 12:45 pm - Assessing Prior Knowledge & Skills in Your Students’ Writing
    • Kevin Rulo, Ph.D. and Christian Gannon, Ph.D.
  • January 25, 2022 12:45 pm - Teaching Portfolios for Faculty
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Jaunuary 26, 2022 1:00 pm - Setting Up your Course in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S.

Fall 2021

Presentations

  • Best Practices for Running a Hybrid Class Session 
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • Developing a Teaching Portfolio & Teaching Philosophy Statement
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Increase Engagement and Re-energize Student Participation
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.

Summer 2021

Course Design Retreat 2021

  • August 9, 2021 10 am - Develop a Foundation: Applying Research on Learning to Your Teaching
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.
  • August 9, 2021 1 pm - Bolstering Your Course through Effective Use of the CatholicU Template
    •  Helen Smetheram, M.S. and Danny Beason, M.F.A.
  • August 9, 2021 2:30 pm - Motivating Students to Take Control of Their Learning 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 10, 2021 10 am - Start with the End in Mind: Employing Backward Course Design
    •  Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 10, 2021 1 pm - Mapping a Clear Pathway for Your Learners in Cardinal Learn 
    • Danny Beason, M.F.A. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 10, 2021 2:30 pm - Maximizing Cardinal Learn Quizzes from the Start 
    • Amelia Vacante, M.S. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 11, 2021 10 am - Identify Measures: Monitoring and Evaluating Student Learning
    • Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.  
  • August 11, 2021 1 pm - Enhancing Clarity through Transparent Assignments and Rubrics in Cardinal Learn 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • August 11, 2021 2:30 pm - Creating an Organized Gradebook in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. and Danny Beason, M.F.A.
  • August 13, 2021 10 am - Make a Plan: Engaging Students through Course Design
    •  Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • August 12, 2021 1 pm - Leveraging Technology to Support Group Work
    •  Danny Beason, M.F.A. and and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • August 12, 2021 2:30 pm - Increasing Student Participation During Lecture
    •  Marissa Stewart, Ph.D. and Amelia Vacante, M.S.
  • August 13, 2021 10 am - Integrate Students: Building a Community to Support Learning
    •  Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 13, 2021 1 pm - Introducing Yourself to Students Using Panopto
    •  Amelia Vacante, M.S and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • August 13, 2021 2:30 pm -Creating Class Norms and Cultivating a Sense of Belonging
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.

Spring 2021

Presentations

  • February 2, 2021 1-2 pm - Running a Hybrid Class Session
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • April 19, 2021 10-11 am - Grading Effectively and Efficiently 
    • Angela McRae, Ph.D. and Helen Smetheram M.S.

Mid-Semester Recharge Week

  • March 8, 2021 10-11 am - Increase Engagement and Reenergize Student Participation 
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D.
  • March 9, 2021 3-4 pm - Cardinal Learn Midsemester Refresher - Beginners
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. 
  • March 10, 2021 1-2 pm - Refresh Your Course Using Mid-semester Feedback
    • Marissa Stewart,Ph.D. and Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.
  • March 11, 2021 11-12 pm - Cardinal Learn Midsemester Refresher - Advanced
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S. 
  • March 12, 2021 11-12 pm - Restore and Recharge: Guided Reflection on Your Teaching
    • Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Workshop Series

  • February 15, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Best Practices for Running a Hybrid Class Session 
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • February 22, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Fostering Student Engagement in the Hybrid and Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D.
  • February 26,2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Designing Your Cardinal Learn Course for Hybrid Learning
    • Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • March 5, 2021 2:30-3:45 pm - Discussion-based Teaching in the Hybrid & Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. and Marissa Stewart,Ph.D.

Fall 2020

Presentations

  • August 20th, 2:30 pm Creating Community in the Online Classroom
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Maria Cecila Ulrickson, Ph.D.
  • September 8th, 2 pm Creating Alternative Assessments for an Online Course
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D.; Marrisa Stewart, Ph.D.; and Helen Smetheram, M.S.
  • September 17th, 11 am Debate as a Teaching Tool 
    • Jennifer Paxton, Ph.D.
  • September 22nd, 11 am Respondus-Beginners 
    • Noah Bickford
  • September 22nd, 1 pm Respondus-Advanced
    • Noah Bickford
  • October 1st, 2 pm Discussion Based Teaching in the Online Classroom
    • Christiane Gannon, Ph.D. 
  • October 15th, 1:30 pm Annotation and Grading in Cardinal Learn
    • Helen Smetheram, MS
  • October 27th, 10 am Strategies to Support Learning in Online Classes
    • Hannah Jardine, Ph.D. and Marrisa Stewart, Ph.D.
  • November 12th, 1 pm Evaluating Essays and Term Papers
    • Kevin Rulo, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.
  • November 16th, 2 pm Project-Based Learning and Student Engagement
    • Aránzazu Ascunce, Ph.D. and Christiane Gannon, Ph.D.

Summer 2020

Previous Summer 2020 Training

  • July 8, 11 am Blackboard Walkthrough take a virtual 'tour' of Blackboard
  • July 8, 4 pm Zoom for Beginners scheduling; basic settings; sharing your screen; recording
  • July 9, 3 pm Blackboard for Beginners uploading materials; setting up the gradebook and discussion boards; basic settings
  • July 10, 10 am Zoom Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Zoom
  • July 10, 1 pm Blackboard Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Blackboard
  • July 13, 10 am Zoom for Advanced Users breakout rooms for small group work; polling; advanced tools
  • July 13, 1 pm Walkthrough of New Syllabus Template setting up your syllabus in Blackboard
  • July 13, 6 pm Blackboard & Zoom tips for setting up your classes in Blackboard and using Zoom  *Open Access Session 
  • July 14, 4 pm Best Practices for Blended Instruction how to structure a class with students face to face and other students joining remotely
  • July 15, 1 pm Zoom Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Zoom
  • July 16, 3 pm Blackboard for Advanced Users gradebook options; creating and grading assignments
  • July 20, 10 am Online Assessment alternatives to traditional assessment; creating and using rubrics; preventing cheating
  • July 21, 1 pm Best Practices for Online Instruction tips for teaching classes that are 100% online
  • July 22, 12 pm Panopto for Beginners  learn how to use Panopto to record course material, such as lectures                                                   
  • July 22, 1 pm Blackboard Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about Blackboard
  • July 23, 10 am Online Course Walkthrough example of an online course
  • July 23, 3 pm Online Assessment Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about online assessment
  •  July 27, 6 pm Best Practices for Blended Instruction how to structure a class with students face to face and other students joining remotely  
  • August 6, 10 am Accessibility and Accommodations rreview of specific accommodation statements: What do they mean in a remote classroom?
  • August 10, 10 am Tips on Using Blackboard Discussion Boards increasing student engagement 
  • August 11, 1 pm Library Online Resources linking library e-resources in Blackboard; integrating open access resources
  • August 12, 1 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology *Open Access 
  • August 12, 3 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology
  • August 13, 10 am General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology
  • August 14, 1 pm General Q&A drop in to ask the experts questions about instruction; practice using Zoom tools and other technology

Past Events