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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.

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Date  Event Speaker(s)/Presenter(s) 
8/8/14  Part-Time Faculty Orientation  Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE 
8/11/14  Completing Core Course Design   
8/11/14  Integrating Active Learning   
8/12/14  First-Year Seminar Course Design   
8/12/14  Designing Information Literacy Assignments   
8/13/14  Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
8/13/14  Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
8/14/14  Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
8/14/14  From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
8/14/14  Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT
8/15/14  First Year Seminar Writing Instructor Training
8/20/14  Part-Time Faculty Orientation Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE
8/23/14  Part-Time Faculty Orientation Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE
8/25/14  New Faculty Meet-and-Greet Center for Teaching Excellence
Office of Faculty Affairs
8/26/14  Part-Time Faculty Orientation  Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE 
9/3/14  Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: FYS Instructors and Writing Instructors   
9/16/14 Faculty Retention and Success: A Cohort Analysis of the LMU Tenure Pipeline  Office of the Vice President for Intercultural Affairs
Office of Institutional Research 
9/25/14
Rhetorical Foundations of Grantwriting Workshop
 
9/26/14
Learning – Games – Fun – Drinks  
10/2/14
Undergraduate Disciplinary Knowledge at LMU: What We Have Learned from Assessment in the Majors Laura Massa, PhD, Office of Assessment
10/6/14  The Role of STEM Literacy in Teacher Preparation  Philip Molebash, Specialized Programs in Urban Education
10/7/14
Tinker. Play. Experiment. Learn. Share. Academic Technology Summer Grant Presentations  
10/9/14
Rethinking Education: Conjuring Collisions Between Theory and Practice
Andrew Rohm, Associate Professor and M-School Co-Director, Marketing Department, CBA, LMU
Shana PereiraLMU Adjunct Professor and Director, Client Strategy and Development, Resolution Media
Nancy Adzentoivich, LMU Adjunct Professor and Managing Director, Resolution Media
10/14/14 Engaging Undergraduates in Scholarly Research & Creative Activities @ LMU Carla Bittel, Ph.D., History
Martina Ramirez, Ph.D., Biology
10/21/14 The Art of the Recommendation Letter: What Helps Our Students Most? Stella Setka, PhD, University Advisor & Fellowships Coordinator 
10/28/14
Step-by-Step Survey Design: A Practical Guide to Designing Your Survey
Christine Chavez, M.A., Associate Director of Survey Research
 11/3/14  Impact of Stereotype Threat on Classroom Diversity and Student Performance (CREATE-STEM)
Janessa Shapiro, Psychology, UCLA 
11/6/14
Unleashing the Power of Rubrics
Laura Massa, PhD, Office of Assessment
11/7/14
Rhetorical Arts Training
Michele Hammers, PhD, Communication Studies
A.J. Ogilvie, MA, Rhetorical Arts Instructor/FYS Writing Instructor
Jeffrey Siker, PhD, Administrative Director, University Core Curriculum
Elizabeth Wimberly-Young
, MFA, Rhetorical Arts Instructor/FYS Writing Instructor
11/13/14
Fostering Intellectual Character Virtues in the Classroom: Strategies and Exercises Jason Baehr, PhD, Philosophy
11/17/14  CREATE-STEM Seminar  Stacy Brown, Cal State Pomona 
11/21/14
Annotations - Reading - Writing
 
11/21/14
Learning – Games – Fun – Drinks  


Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 8:30am to 5:00pm in UNH 3030

During the part‐time faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s Mission + History
  • Getting Ready for Class
  • LMU’s Students
  • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU
  • Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, …
  • FERPA, What, Why, and How - Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
  • MYLMUConnect (Blackboard) – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, …
  • Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Syllabus and Assignment Workshop 
During lunch you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as:
  • 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
  • Parking
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar
  • Student Psychological Services 
Alternative Dates:
Wednesday, 8/20/14
Saturday, 8/23/14

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Completing Core Course Design
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in UNH 3030

During this workshop, instructors will have the opportunity to receive feedback and suggestions on their core course design. Based on key course design aspects, we will consider all relevant aspects of the course, such as learning outcomes, over structure, in-class activities, assignments, quizzes, etc. To participate in this workshop instructors should have a fully or almost fully developed course proposal and syllabus. Instructors should bring along a copy of the syllabus, all assignments, readings, and other material for the course so that they can discuss details of their courses with others and receive feedback and suggestions from other workshop participants.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Interactive Active Learning
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

During this workshop we will explore different active learning elements in a hands-on and immersive fashion and how to best integrate them into our classes. We will consider different levels of course re-conceptualization, role adjustment, and implementation and discuss task design, learning assessment, and integration into the syllabus. We will also consider student resistance to a different learning environment – how to anticipate, detect, and manage it. Participants will leave with ideas and designs for active learning course components adapted to their respective core courses.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available in the afternoon. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar. 

First-Year Seminar Course Design
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in UNH 3030

This workshop is specifically for instructors who wish to develop or revise a First-Year Seminar based on the Core criteria and with the support and feedback from colleagues. During this workshop, faculty will develop or revise a syllabus and assignment structure for their First-Year Seminar based on key course design principles. We will also be discussing best practices as well as experiences and suggestions from FYS instructors during 2013-14. This hands-on workshop will offer the opportunity to discuss and work together with colleagues when developing the course outline.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar. 

Designing Information Literacy Assignments
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

What are the challenges students have with information literacy in our classes? In what areas/aspects of our class does information literacy matter? How can assignments best address these aspects? How can assignments be designed to address information literacy challenges students experience? Guided by these questions and examples, this workshop offers the opportunity to design information literacy assignments at different levels and to workshop them with other instructors and librarians. This workshop will also offer the opportunity to design assignments related to the modules in the library’s FYS Information Literacy tutorial and review that tutorial (whether as part of a FYS or not), as well as the integration of the tutorial into the syllabus. This workshop is designed for all instructors using information literacy assignments (FYS Faculty and Writing Instructors, RA Instructors, and Instructors teaching classes with Core Information Literacy flags or any other classes addressing information literacy).

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available in the afternoon. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

In First-Year Seminars and other writing-intensive classes, we hope not only to provide assignments and give students practice in writing academic essays, but also to teach students writing concepts and processes that they can carry with them to other classes and writing situations. Recent research suggests that, because writing is always situational and domain-specific, students struggle to abstract conceptual knowledge about writing, and to effectively adapt it for new situations. In order to do this, students need to be aware not only of individual “skills” in writing, such as integrating sources, but also of the system of rhetorical choices and constraints that help us shape how we communicate in different disciplines, and for different audiences. Drawing from research on knowledge transfer, as well as on longitudinal studies of writing development, this workshop will focus on how to design writing instruction that will aid students in conceptualizing, abstracting, and adapting their writing knowledge for new situations.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (pm): Evaluating Students' Writing, and our Writing Instruction
8/14/14 (am): Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
8/14/14 (pm): From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing
8/14/14 (pm): Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

When we assign writing, we have an obligation to evaluate the written work that students produce. We usually think of this task as “grading,” and are primarily measuring whether individual students have produced strong or weak work on the assignment. While this is necessary, this approach in itself cannot differentiate between what students have learned in our class, and what knowledge they brought with them. Various forms of student self-assessment can help us parse these different knowledge bases, and thus gain a better sense of the effectiveness of our teaching. We can also use this combined evaluation process to gain information about what students have collectively understood about writing, and where their writing knowledge overall is stronger or weaker. Evaluating writing in this way helps us to also evaluate our teaching, as this approach to evaluation provides a feedback loop on what students as a whole have learned well, missed, or misunderstood about genre and rhetorical structure, as well as what they understand about the habits and processes involved in academic writing. This workshop will provide a framework for evaluating written work as a reflection of conceptual knowledge about writing, as well as introduce other specific tools for evaluating students’ writing knowledge and our own teaching.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available in the afternoon. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (am): Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
8/14/14 (am): Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
8/14/14 (pm): From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing
8/14/14 (pm): Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in UNH 3030

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

A main goal of the First-Year Seminars is that students will learn to “engage critically and reflectively in scholarly discourse,” but what kinds of in-class activities will promote this learning? What teaching needs to occur before students can fully engage with writing assignments? How should assignments be designed so that the instruction and the assignment challenges change and build on each other over the course of the semester? This workshop will help faculty consider the various concepts and contexts that shape student writing, and will offer strategies for constructing both the sequence of assignments over a semester, and the instruction that will support and scaffold student learning through those assignments. Working with examples from different disciplines, and with both formal and informal assignments, participants will gain hands-on experience with working backwards from the learning objectives, to designing the assignment sequence, to developing the in-class activities that will promote learning.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop. Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (am): Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
8/13/14 (pm): Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction
8/14/14 (pm): From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing
8/14/14 (pm): Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm in UNH 3030

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

What kind of instruction and feedback will help students understand how to write and revise their essay, report, or article, to hone and extend their thinking, or to write more effectively in their next assignment? This workshop will draw on research on the writing process and revision to explore the range of assignment and responding practices, from rubrics to peer review to individual conferences, and when each is effective. By considering feedback in relation to other forms of instruction, participants will learn to provide the kinds of comments and strategies that will help students understand how to improve both their essays and their abilities as writers.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available in the afternoon. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (am): Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
8/13/14 (pm): Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction
8/14/14 (am): Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
8/14/14 (pm): Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in UNH 3030

Presented by: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

More details to follow.

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (am): Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
8/13/14 (pm): Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction
8/14/14 (am): Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
8/14/14 (pm): From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing

FYS Writing Instructors only. 

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar. 

First Year Seminar Writing Instructor Training
Friday, August 15, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in UNH 3030

Facilitators: ARC University Advisors, CTE Director

Topics will include:
  • Contextualizing the First Year Seminar at LMU
  • Writing Studies research that informs writing instructor role
  • Key resources that support FYS writing instructors
  • Working with First-Year Students
  • Administrative issues
FYS Writing Instructors only.

 Please RSVP to advising@lmu.edu.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU event calendar.
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 8:30am to 5:00pm in UNH 3030

During the part‐time faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s Mission + History
  • Getting Ready for Class
  • LMU’s Students
  • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU
  • Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, …
  • FERPA, What, Why, and How - Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
  • MYLMUConnect (Blackboard) – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, …
  • Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Syllabus and Assignment Workshop 
During lunch you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as:
  • 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
  • Parking
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar
  • Student Psychological Services 
Alternative Dates:
Friday, 8/8/14
Saturday, 8/23/14

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 8:30am to 5:00pm in UNH 3030

During the part‐time faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s Mission + History
  • Getting Ready for Class
  • LMU’s Students
  • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU
  • Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, …
  • FERPA, What, Why, and How - Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
  • MYLMUConnect (Blackboard) – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, …
  • Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Syllabus and Assignment Workshop 
During lunch you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as:
  • 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
  • Parking
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar
  • Student Psychological Services 
Alternative Dates:
Friday, 8/8/14
Saturday, 8/23/14

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

New Faculty Meet-and-Greet
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Marymount Center

Event Flyer

Let's get together to celebrate the start of the new school year.

All faculty members are invited!

Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

This event is organized by the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in UNH 3030

During the part‐time faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s Mission + History
  • Getting Ready for Class
  • LMU’s Students
  • Academic Rules and Procedures at LMU
  • Syllabus, Grading, Academic Honesty, Course Evaluations, …
  • FERPA, What, Why, and How - Federal Law: Record Privacy and Security, PROWL
  • MYLMUConnect (Blackboard) – Communication, Collaboration, Document Sharing, Assessment, …
  • Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Syllabus and Assignment Workshop 
During lunch you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you in your teaching, such as:
  • 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
  • Parking
  • Public Safety
  • Registrar
  • Student Psychological Services 
Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: FYS Instructors and Writing Instructors
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 4:15pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

This WCC Get-Together is designed for FYS and Writing Instructors teaching in Fall 2014.

Please direct all questions to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Faculty Retention and Success: A Cohort Analysis of the LMU Tenure Pipeline
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

Office for the Vice President of Intercultural Affairs
Office of Institutional Research

This study focuses on assistant professor tenure-line Westchester hires between fall 2002 and fall 2006. The study was guided by the following questions: How many tenure-line faculty members have been hired? What were their outcomes? When did departures occur? Were outcomes correlated to gender, ethnicity, discipline, or other factors? What was the record of new assistant professors achieving tenure? The answers to these questions may help hiring and faculty support processes, provide new institutional statistics that describe career advancement, and even inform planning related to faculty renewal.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Rhetorical Foundations of Grantwriting Workshop
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

During this workshop, titled “Rhetorical Foundations of Grantwriting” we will explore modes of persuasion appropriate to grants. We will address how to demonstrate that your project is appropriately designed and achievable; how to convey that you and your institution are prepared to manage the project; and how to link your goals closely to the goals of the funder. Toward that end, we will also read, analyze and discuss introductions to grant applications.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to orsp@lmu.edu or x84599.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Learning – Games – Fun – Drinks
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer


Like to play games? Use games in classes or would love to? Would like to try out new games? Interested in ideas of how to integrate games into class? Want to have fun and drinks with colleagues? Join us for fun, games, conversation and drinks. Let us know what game you would like us to include.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Undergraduate Disciplinary Knowledge at LMU: What We Have Learned from Assessment in the Majors
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

Presented by: Laura Massa, Ph.D., Office of Assessment

Do students understand the ethical standards of their discipline? Do they have sufficient knowledge and skills in their major?

Five of LMU’s Undergraduate Learning Outcomes indicate learning that students should demonstrate within their major. Each year LMU programs respond to the Educational Effectiveness Inventory (EEI), which provides an understanding of achievement of these outcomes. This presentation will share what we know from aggregating EEI responses and engage the audience in considering how we might use this information to improve learning.

On the Office of Assessment website (www.lmu.edu/assessment) you can find the report being presented under ‘University Assessment Reports’ and the EEI under ‘Program Assessment Reports.’

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to to Assessment@lmu.edu or extension x82628.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

The Role of STEM Literacy in Teacher Preparation
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

Presented by: Philip Molebash, Specialized Programs in Urban Education, LMU

The education of our nation’s children in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is a national priority. It is well established that teacher effectiveness is the single most important factor in influencing achievement. Despite making STEM an ostensible priority, most of the STEM disciplines have sat on the K-12 curriculum backburner. This has carried over into teacher preparation, forcing programs to focus their energy in preparing novice teachers to emphasize learners’ ELA and math literacy. With science, technology, social studies, engineering, arts, and other disciplines relegated to the sidelines, the only possible outcome has been sub-standard achievement in these disciplines. This must change. In response to these shortcomings, a broad STEM focus in K-12 education is now in play. A helpful development is the publication of four related academic and standards-based reform documents that are moving forward a more broadly conceived STEM agenda—the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics as well as the Common Core Standards for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects, and the College, Career, and Civics Framework for State Standards in Social Studies. A dynamic intersection of literacy skills frames these projects, with all four describing big shifts in literacy teaching and learning. Teachers, teacher educators, and STEM university faculty can view these big shifts through a lens that identifies interdisciplinary crosscutting concepts as a way to develop students’ critical thinking, analysis, design, collaboration, and other noted 21st century skills. All of these shifts are necessary components to developing what Rodger Bybee refers more broadly to as STEM Literacy. This presentation will provide an overview of STEM Literacy and explore why it is important for all educators from pre-Kindergarten to the university level to identify their role in the development of STEM literate students, teachers, and broader society. Opportunities for cross-department and cross-college collaborations will be discussed.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Tinker. Play. Experiment. Learn. Share. Academic Technology Summer Grant Presentations
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

Come see ten ATC mini-grant awardees show off how they are enhancing their classroom through the use of new technologies! The grants were varied and covered topics such as ePortfolios, collaborative writing and online courses. Your colleagues have some great ideas about teaching with technology that they are ready to share with you!

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Click HERE to view the event in the LMU events calendar.

Rethinking Education: Conjuring Collisions Between Theory and Practice
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 12:15om to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

Event Flyer

Presented by:
Andrew Rohm, Associate Professor and M-School Co-Director, Marketing Department, CBA, LMU
Shana Pereira, LMU Adjunct Professor and Director, Client Strategy and Development, Resolution Media
Nancy Adzentoivich, LMU Adjunct Professor and Managing Director, Resolution Media

The world of marketing, branding, and advertising has evolved in recent years thanks to the Internet and e-commerce, Google, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and advances in smartphones and other mobile devices. The statistics are telling: over six billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every month, one in six people around the world have a Facebook account, and our smartphones have evolved from devices that we use to make actual phone calls to powerful personal control centers.

In response to the rapid changes taking place in the marketing field, LMU's M-School initiative was developed to transform the way students in the College of Business Administration (CBA) learn about and become immersed within this fast-changing world. M-School was launched in Fall 2012 and it has since grown to a program that has reached over 130 LMU students with a five-course curriculum. The M-School's learning and educational model stresses the concept of engaged learning, fostering close partnerships with the greater-LA branding and advertising community, including Deutsch LA, Electronic Arts, Mattel, Google, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Facebook, and TOMS. M-School courses are co-developed and co-taught with our industry partners to ensure that timeless perspectives, frameworks, and theories are blended with current practice. It also ensures that our students are exposed to leading-edge course material and are also able to build and foster industry connections that help them evaluate individual career choices and opportunities.

In this CTE Lunch and Learn session, Professors Rohm, Pereira, and Adzentoivich will talk about the M-School’s engaged learning model related to course development, an innovative course project designed to bridge theory and practice in which student teams create and execute live paid search campaigns (employing Google AdWords) for six prominent non-profit organizations, and approaches to assessing student learning and performance. Additionally, the session will include an interactive component designed to have participants generate ideas on how their departments within the LMU community might begin to rethink their own unique approaches to education.

Biographies

Nancy Adzentoivich, Managing Director, Resolution Media 
Nancy has worked in the digital and performance media space for more than 15 years. Starting at a small non-profit in NYC in the 1990s, Nancy learned about, and helped to define, search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) from its earliest days. She has worked for two of the largest global holding companies, Interpublic Group and Omnicom, with clients that include Nike, Apple, Levi's, Eli Lilly and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. She has recruited, hired and trained nearly 100 young professionals in digital media, building award-winning teams and watching many of them grow into executives and leaders. Nancy is a board member of SEMPO and a member of the IAB Native Ads Committee. She was also honored at the LABJ Women Making A Difference awards in 2014.

Shana Pereira, Director Client Strategy and Development, Resolution Media
Shana has been with Resolution Media for 18 months creating performance media strategies for brands in the Entertainment and Travel verticals. She is part of the Yahoo Bing Network Product Advisory Group and brings over ten years of marketing experience. Prior to Resolution, Shana was the International Director of the Tourism Board for Australia's Great Barrier Reef. During this time, she created strategic partnerships to increase awareness and aspiration for the Natural Wonder of the World with National Geographic, the Virgin Group and the Twilight Franchise. Notable marketing campaigns include the award winning "Best Job in the World" campaign launched in 2009, which became renowned for being a best in class digital case study, showcased in universities around the globe, including LMU.

Andrew Rohm, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the M-School, CBA, LMU
Professor Rohm has been teaching graduate and undergraduate marketing courses for over twelve years now. Prior to coming to LMU, he was Associate Professor of Marketing at Northeastern University in Boston where he taught in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs. Prior to that, he worked in engineering at United Technologies and in marketing positions at General Motors/E.D.S., Brooks Sports, and Reebok International. Rohm has a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Engaging Undergraduates in Scholarly Research & Creative Activities @ LMU
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by Panel of LMU Faculty: Dexter Blackman, Ph.D., History
  Dermot Ryan, Ph.D., English 
  Garland Kirkpatrick, M.F.A., Art & Art History  
  Heather Tarleton, Ph.D., Health & Human Sciences
Moderated by: Carla Bittel, Ph.D., History
  Martina Ramirez, Ph.D., Biology

This panel will explore models for engaging undergraduate students in scholarly research and creative activities (SRCA). Faculty from diverse fields will discuss different types of SRCA and forms of student engagement, and will reflect on how they prepare students for such activities. The panelists will also discuss the benefits of SRCA to students and faculty alike, as well as the challenges they have faced in involving students in SRCA and how they overcame them. This will be an interactive session, with the panelists responding to questions from the audience and from the moderators.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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The Art of the Recommendation Letter: What Helps Our Students Most?
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by: Stella Setka, PhD, University Advisor & Fellowships Coordinator

What constitutes a strong letter of recommendation? Please join us for an open dialogue in which we will share strategies for writing strong letters of recommendation that convey information in a manner that is honest and useful, as well as evidence about the success of such letters. In this hands-on workshop, we will examine samples of letters from a number of disciplines written for various purposes, and we will work collaboratively to determine what characteristics constitute an effective letter of recommendation.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Step-by-Step Survey Design: A Practical Guide to Designing Your Survey
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by: Christine Chavez, M.A., Associate Director of Survey Research

Thinking of conducting a survey? With careful planning and well-crafted design, a survey can be a powerful and insightful tool. But how do you get started?

This workshop will introduce you to the basic steps of designing a survey. You will also learn about survey ethics and the Institutional Review Board, survey resources available at LMU, and how to design your survey so that you can get the most out of your results.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to surveys@lmu.edu.

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Impact of Stereotype Threat on Classroom Diversity and Student Performance (CREATE-STEM)
Monday, November 3, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by: Janessa Shapiro, Psychology, UCLA

There are many explanations for achievement gaps--what goes on at home, culture, and some even point to biology. Different from many of these hypotheses, social psychological research has identified the role the situation can play in generating these disparities. The present talk will focus on the role that stereotypes, stereotype threat, and self-fulfilling prophecies can play in undermining student's interest and performance in academics. The talk will also focus on empirically verified strategies that have been shown to reduce the influence of negative stereotypes in academic contexts.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Unleashing the Power of Rubrics
Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by: Laura Massa, Ph.D., Office of Assessment

Rubrics are a powerful tool that can help you understand and promote student learning while saving you time. Unleashing the Power of Rubrics will present a 5-step process for creating rubrics, share ideas for how to enhance student learning with rubrics, and provide tips for speedily and successfully capturing what your students have learned.

As part of the workshop, participants will be given time to begin building a rubric. Bring along a description of an assignment so you can get started on your own rubric.

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to assessment@lmu.edu or call 310.258.2628.

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Rhetorical Arts Training
Friday, November 7, 2014, from 9:00am to 5:00pm in UNH 3030

Presented by:
Michele Hammers, PhD, Communication Studies
A.J. Ogilvie, MA, Rhetorical Arts Instructor/FYS Writing Instructor
Jeffrey Siker, PhD, Administrative Director, University Core Curriculum
Elizabeth Wimberly-Young, MFA, Rhetorical Arts Instructor/FYS Writing Instructor

For Rhetorical Arts Instructors only.
The training has been organized by Michele Hammers, Jeffrey Siker, Elizabeth Wimberly-Young, and A.J. Ogilvie. Please direct all questions to them.

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CREATE-STEM Seminar
Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in UNH 3030

Presented by: Stacy Brown, Cal State Pomona

More details to follow.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Fostering Intellectual Character Virtues in the Classroom: Strategies and Exercises
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 12:15pm to 1:30pm in UNH 3030

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Presented by: Jason Baehr, Ph.D., Philosophy

"Intellectual virtues" are the deep personal qualities or character traits of a good thinker or learner. They include traits like curiosity, open-mindedness, intellectual courage, intellectual tenacity. Growth in intellectual virtues is an important but neglected educational aim. I will provide a quick overview of what intellectual virtues are and why they are important in education. Next, I will explain several ways in which an emphasis on intellectual character growth can be incorporated into academic instruction at the university level. Participants will then be given an opportunity to think about and discuss how they might adapt some of these strategies in their own classes.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Annotations - Reading - Writing
Friday, November 21, 2014, from 11:00am to 1:00pm in UNH 3030

Annotation Studio is an easy-to-use, free, and open source digital annotation tool created by HyperStudio, designed in consultation with academic instructors and researchers.

Have you heard about Annotation Studio and would like to learn more? Are you interested in incorporating a collaborative digital annotation tool into your class or research? Are you interested in using Annotation Studio and would like to hear from adopters of Annotation Studio about how they integrated it into their classes? Have you already used Annotation Studio but would like to learn about the new features added in v.2.0?

Then please join us on November 21, 2014 from 11am-1pm as HyperStudio hosts the Annotation Studio v.2.0 webinar! Participants in this discussion will come away with an understanding of a range of constructive and innovative assignments for students that focus their attention on careful reading and analytical writing while creating a dynamic social classroom environment.

In this webinar, members of the Annotation Studio team as well as instructors who have used Annotation Studio will provide an overview of Annotation Studio and share use cases.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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Learning – Games – Fun – Drinks
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in UNH 3030

Like to play games? Use games in classes or would love to? Would like to try out new games? Interested in ideas of how to integrate games into class? Want to have fun and drinks with colleagues? Join use for fun, games, conversation and drinks. Let us know what game you would like us to include.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

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