2017-2018 Events

For details about events, including abstract, bios, links to handouts, recordings, and other material, follow the links below. Event information gets updated on a regular basis. Please contact us at teachers@lmu.edu with any questions or suggestions.

 

  • 8.11.17 - Part Time Faculty Orientation

    Part Time Faculty Orientation

    During the Part‐Time Faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
    • Getting Ready for Class
    • LMU’s Students
    • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU – Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, and more. 
    • FERPA, What, Why, and How – Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
    • Learning Management System – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, and more.
    • Teaching and Student Learning
    During your break you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as (requested):      
    • Academic Resource Center
    • Center for Service and Action
    • Disability Support Services
    • First Year Experience
    • Hannon Library
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology Services
    • LMU Bookstore
    • Mission and Ministry
    • Office of International Students and Scholars
    • Parking
    • Public Safety
    • Registrar
    • Student Psychological Services

    Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

    Program to start at 9am and go until 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • 8.17.17 - New Faculty Orientation: Challenges to Teaching

    As a part of LMU's New Full Time Faculty Orientation 2017, CTE director Vince Coletta presented on “Challenges to Teaching.” 

    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    8:30am – 9:15am
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

    9:15am - 10:45am the CTE hosted a faculty panel who addressed “Teaching Strategies: How Our Students Learn.”                    

    Faculty Panel:
    Elizabeth Drummond, Associate Professor & Chair, History (Facilitator)
    José García-Moreno, Associate Professor, Animation
    Dorothea Herreiner, Associate Professor, Economics
    Jeremy McCallum, Associate Professor & Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • 8.19.17 - Part Time Faculty Orientation

    Part Time Faculty Orientation

    During the Part‐Time Faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
    • Getting Ready for Class
    • LMU’s Students
    • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU – Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, and more. 
    • FERPA, What, Why, and How – Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
    • Learning Management System – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, and more.
    • Teaching and Student Learning
    During your break you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as (requested):      
    • Academic Resource Center
    • Center for Service and Action
    • Disability Support Services
    • First Year Experience
    • Hannon Library
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology Services
    • LMU Bookstore
    • Mission and Ministry
    • Office of International Students and Scholars
    • Parking
    • Public Safety
    • Registrar
    • Student Psychological Services

    Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

    Program to start at 9am and go until 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • 8.23.17 - Part Time Faculty Orientation

    Part Time Faculty Orientation

    During the Part‐Time Faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
    • Getting Ready for Class
    • LMU’s Students
    • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU – Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, and more. 
    • FERPA, What, Why, and How – Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
    • Learning Management System – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, and more.
    • Teaching and Student Learning
    During your break you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as (requested):      
    • Academic Resource Center
    • Center for Service and Action
    • Disability Support Services
    • First Year Experience
    • Hannon Library
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology Services
    • LMU Bookstore
    • Mission and Ministry
    • Office of International Students and Scholars
    • Parking
    • Public Safety
    • Registrar
    • Student Psychological Services

    Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

    Program to start at 9am and go until 4pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
  • 8.28.17 - Faculty Meet & Greet

    Please join the CTE staff in welcoming the new semester with wine and cheese and good company! 

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

  • 9.1.17 - Faculty Meet & Greet

    Please join the CTE staff in welcoming the new semester with wine and cheese and good company! 

    Friday, September 1, 2017
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

  • 9.6.17 - Faculty Luncheon with Prof. Wieman

    The CTE hosts a luncheon with LMU faculty and guest speaker, Carl Wieman. 

    Wednesday, August 6, 2017
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

    Carl Wieman received the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for creating an incredible new state of matter, the Bose- Einstein condensate.  He was named US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2004.  Carl used his Nobel Prize money to create the popular PHET website, which provides numerous simulations in physics and other fields. In 2007 the U. of British Columbia provided him with five million dollars to transform the teaching practices in their STEM departments.  In 2010 he served as Asst. Sec. of Education in the Obama administration.  Since 2013 Carl has been at Stanford, where he is a Professor in the Physics Dept. and in the Graduate School of Education. His book Improving How Universities Teach Science was published in May by Harvard Press. 

  • 9.6.17 - Student Meet and Greet with Prof. Wieman

    Physics students from CTE director, Vinec Coletta's class meet with Professor Wieman.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2017
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

    Carl Wieman received the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for creating an incredible new state of matter, the Bose- Einstein condensate.  He was named US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2004.  Carl used his Nobel Prize money to create the popular PHET website, which provides numerous simulations in physics and other fields. In 2007 the U. of British Columbia provided him with five million dollars to transform the teaching practices in their STEM departments.  In 2010 he served as Asst. Sec. of Education in the Obama administration.  Since 2013 Carl has been at Stanford, where he is a Professor in the Physics Dept. and in the Graduate School of Education. His book Improving How Universities Teach Science was published in May by Harvard Press. 

  • 9.6.17 - Advances in Research on Learning and Teaching

    Nobel Laureate and distinguished educational researcher Carl Wieman will talk to LMU faculty, proposing a new way to evaluate teaching effectiveness. His visit is sponsored by LMU's Center for Teaching Excellence.

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    Life Sciences Building Auditorium
    4:00 – 5:30 pm Professor Wieman's Talk & Questions
    5:30 – 6:30 pm Hors d'Oeuvres & Drinks

    Professor Wieman's Talk:
    Advances in Research on Learning and Teaching and Their Relevance to the Evaluation of Teaching

    While there has been enormous progress in the knowledge and research methods in academic disciplines over the past 500 years, the teaching has remained largely medieval. This is starting to change, as there has been great progress in research on teaching and learning in the past few decades. When the insights from this research have been implemented in university classrooms, dramatic improvements in learning have been seen when compared to traditional lecture instruction, particularly on tests that capture how well the student is able to make decisions like an expert in the subject. Although the classroom studies have mostly been carried out in science and engineering, they are based on fundamental cognitive psychology/learning science principles that apply quite generally. This research makes a strong case that the extent of use of effective research-based teaching methods is a much better predictor of student learning and success than other methods for evaluating teaching. I will briefly review these advances in research on teaching and learning, and then discuss practical means to characterize teaching practices used in individual courses, followed by an open discussion.

    Wieman poster pic 1Wieman poster pic 2

     

    Carl Wieman received the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for creating an incredible new state of matter, the Bose- Einstein condensate.  He was named US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation in 2004.  Carl used his Nobel Prize money to create the popular PHET website, which provides numerous simulations in physics and other fields. In 2007 the U. of British Columbia provided him with five million dollars to transform the teaching practices in their STEM departments.  In 2010 he served as Asst. Sec. of Education in the Obama administration.  Since 2013 Carl has been at Stanford, where he is a Professor in the Physics Dept. and in the Graduate School of Education. His book Improving How Universities Teach Science was published in May by Harvard Press. 


    This link is to a very recent interview of Prof. Wieman by NPR on his ideas concerning teaching:
    http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/07/530909736/hey-higher-ed-why-not-focus-on-teaching

  • 9.25.17 - New Faculty Orientation: Follow-up

    CTE director, Vince Coletta, presents for the NFO Follow-up series on "Teaching Strategies."

    Monday, September 25, 2017
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

  • 9.27.17 - What Factors Influence LMU Student Persistence and Graduation?

    The Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS) conducted two research studies of new freshmen to identify factors related to first-year retention and subsequent graduation. IRDS will present the key findings of these studies, including what was found to be predictive of retention and/or graduation at LMU and recommendations made to the Provost to improve both first-year to sophomore retention and graduation.

    Presenters:
    Christine Chavez, Senior Director of Institutional Research and Decision Support
    Michelle Castellanos, Ph.D., Associate Director of Survey Research
    Susan Burkhauser, Ph.D., Institutional Research & Business Intelligence Associate
    Dr. Jeanne Ortiz, Dean of Students

    Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu. 

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

  • 10.4.17 - Facilitators and Barriers to Interdisciplinary Scholarly Collaboration

    LMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence is sponsoring a visit by Juliana Fuqua, a nationally recognized expert on interdisciplinary collaboration.

    To be assured of seating please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu. Please know that your RSVP is an indication of your willingness to be included in the filming of this event.

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    4:00 – 5:00 PM Prof. Fuqua’s Talk
    5:00 – 5:30 PM Reception
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3030

    Professor Fuqua’s Talk:
    Facilitators and Barriers to Interdisciplinary Scholarly Collaboration

    Have you worked on a team, group, or network and found it did not go as well as you hoped? In this session I will discuss some factors (not an exhaustive list of factors) that facilitate and impede group processes and outcomes from the perspective of research findings on interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration, the science of team science, social psychology, and health sciences. Intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, environmental, and institutional circumstances can hinder or facilitate effective group work as well as cross-disciplinary thinking and innovations. We will discuss some past findings. Professors, administrators, and staff are particularly welcome if they are interested in learning of factors that may help them re-think how well their past collaboration went, current collaboration is going, or future collaboration will go, particularly across disciplinary boundaries.

    Juliana Fuqua, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, completed her doctoral thesis at UC Irvine, where she conducted an evaluation of several transdisciplinary scientific collaborations. She has published in multiple journals, including the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and she has given invited talks at conferences and meetings of principal investigators across the country, including the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes for Health (National Cancer Institute).

  • 10.11.17 - Chinese Wisdom Texts as a Window on Contemplative Pedagogy

    Writer, scholar, and translator Bill Porter will engage in a conversation with LMU faculty about intersections between Chinese philosophical and literary traditions and contemporary pedagogy and mindfulness in the classroom. LMU faculty are encouraged to contribute their perspectives and experience with contemplative pedagogy to the conversation; this is the first in a series of events on slow time and contemplative pedagogy at CTE. Lunch will be provided. 

    Bill Porter translates under the pen-name Red Pine(Chinese: 赤松; pinyin Chì Song). He specializes in Sanskrit and Chinese texts, primarily Taoist and Buddhist, including poetry and sutras. He has lived and done monastic practice in Taiwan, travelled extensively in mainland China and currently lives in Port Townsend, WA.  His translations include a new rendering Laozi'sTao Te Ching , the Lankavatara Sutra, and  The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse.     

    He is also the author of Road to Heaven: The Chinese Hermit Tradition, a book that recounts his search for and conversations with contemplatives who chose to live in the remote seclusion of the mountains of Southern China. (He tells the story of one individual, a recluse of some fifty years, who did not recognize the name of Mao Tse Tung.)

    Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu and let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. 

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

    This event is hosted by the CTE and 2017-18 Faculty Associate, Professor Paul Harris.

  • 10.16.17 - Open Classroom Launch

    The LMU Center for Teaching Excellence has for years encouraged faculty to share pedagogical ideas by opening classrooms to others during an Open Classroom Week.  This year Vince Coletta, CTE director, is extending the Open Classroom Program to an ongoing, year-round program.  Many of the faculty have valuable ideas about teaching that they would like to share with colleagues. Please consider opening your classroom this semester on dates of your choosing, under whatever conditions you choose – typically, advance notice of a visit.

    Please consider visiting the CTE for an open discussion of what we can expect to learn from visits to colleagues' classrooms. 

    Refreshments will be provided - wine and cheese. 

    Monday, October 16, 2017
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

  • 10.18.17 - Unleashing the Power of Rubrics

    Unleashing the Power of Rubrics is designed to provide a step by step guide for creating rubrics, discuss the benefits and many uses of rubrics, and show you how to use them for assessment of learning outcomes in your program.

    Please RSVP to assessment@lmu.edu.

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000

    This workshop is directed by the LMU Office of Assessments and hosted by the CTE. 

  • 10.20.17 - Open Classroom Launch

    The LMU Center for Teaching Excellence has for years encouraged faculty to share pedagogical ideas by opening classrooms to others during an Open Classroom Week.  This year Vince Coletta, CTE director, is extending the Open Classroom Program to an ongoing, year-round program.  Many of the faculty have valuable ideas about teaching that they would like to share with colleagues. Please consider opening your classroom this semester on dates of your choosing, under whatever conditions you choose – typically, advance notice of a visit.

    Please consider visiting the CTE for an open discussion of what we can expect to learn from visits to colleagues' classrooms. 

    Snacks will be provided. 

    Friday, October 20, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3000