Faculty Programs

Fall 2014

Faculty Seminar

Publishing Across Disciplines
Wednesday, September 3, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bobet Hall, Manresa Den (1st floor)
Lunch will be served.

Dr. Margaret Cohen, a French professor at Stanford University, will lead a conversation about publishing interdisciplinary material in a wide range of formats and venues.  She will speak from her experience working on a variety of books, from scholarly monographs, to comparative anthologies, to literary translations.  The discussion will be targeted to the interests of the faculty who attend.  Dr. Cohen will subsequently be giving a talk as part of the Biever Lecture Series.

Please contact Dr. Sarah Allison to RSVP: sallison@loyno.edu

Diversity at Loyola 
Friday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia 2

Representatives from the Affirmative Action and Diversity Committee will present on the current state of Loyola's diverse campus community, share ways to enhance interactions among diverse populations, and outline new policies for developing student programming related to diversity. 

Flipping the Humanities, Arts and Social Classroom 
Friday, October 3rd at 3:30 p.m. 
Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2

Dr. Jennifer V. Ebbeler, a Classics professor, from the University of Texas at Austin will share best practices and tips for successfully "flipping the classroom." This session is intended for professor in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. 

Co-Sponsored by Tulane University's Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching

Notable Events of Interes
Sponsored by the Office of Community-Engaged Learning ,Teaching, and Scholarships        
Brown Bag Series 

Using Reflection in your Service Learning Class
Tuesday, September 23 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Monroe Library, CFI Conference Room 334

How to Connect Service Learning to Your Course Content 
Tuesday, October 16 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Monroe Library, CFI Conference Room 334

What Role does Service Learning Play in Promotion and Tenure
Tuesday, November 4. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Monroe Library, CFI Conference Room 334

Sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management

Hurricane Preparedness
Friday, September 5, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia II
RSVP Required: samurphy@loyno.edu

Active Shooter Awareness
Tuesday, September 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia II
RSVP Required: samurphy@loyno.edu

Active Shooter Awareness
Thursday, November 6, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Multimedia II
RSVP Required: samurphy@loyno.edu

Faculty Development Opportunities around New Orleans

Loyola is a founding member of the Faculty Development Network of New Orleans.  As such, Loyola faculty are invited to all faculty development programs hosted by Tulane University and Xavier University.  Please RSVP when required.

Tulane University Faculty Development Programs

Xaview University Faculty Development 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 advising 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, Spring 2014

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, Spring 2014

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 Exercise "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.