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Fall 2012

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)
5/31/12  IISSAM - Pre-Institute  
6/1/12 IISSAM - Day 1   
6/2/12  IISSAM - Day 2  
6/3/12  IISSAM - Day 3   
8/13/12  Teaching Reading - Writing - Speaking Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE
8/13/12  Assessment Plans for Successful Core Course Proposals Laura Massa, PhD, Director of Assessment 
8/14/12  Completing Course Development Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE 
8/15/12  New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 1  
8/16/12  New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 2  
8/17/12  New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 3   
8/22/12  Part-Time Faculty Orientation I Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE 
8/23/12 Metacognitive Class Strategies Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE 
8/25/12  Part-Time Faculty Orientation II Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, CTE
8/30/12  Teaching Writing Step by Step Stefani Relles, Director of Curriculum, SummerTIME, USC
9/6/12  Incorporating Health Issues into Our Classes Hawley Almstedt, PhD, Health and Human Sciences
Carla Bittel, PhD, History
9/17/12  Using Video to Measure Teaching Practices in Science Classrooms  Vandana Thadani, PhD, Psychology 
9/24/12  Just-in-Time Teaching Workshop Jeff Loats, PhD, Metropolitan State College of Denver
9/27/12  Step-by-Step Survey Design Christine Chavez, MA, Manager of Surveys
9/27/12  Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Gathering Vandana Thadani, PhD, Psychology
10/2/12  Kickstart: Building Study Habits for Reflective Learning Sandra Luca, PhD, Academic Resource Center
Shelby Schaefer, MA, Academic Resource Center 
10/3/12  Engaged Technology and Experiential Learning Todd Shoepe, EdD, MS, CSCS, ACSM - HFS, Health and Human Sciences
10/9/12  Games, Gamers, and the Classroom Susan Scheibler, PhD, Film/TV Studies 
10/9/12  Critical Thinking - Critical Play Susan Scheibler, PhD, Film/TV Studies
10/22/12  SERS: The PENS Project  Jeremy McCallum, PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry 
10/23/12  Promoting Academic Integrity  Don McCabe, PhD, Rutgers University
11/5/12  Flipping the Class: What Does it Look Like and Would it Work for Me?  Karie Huchting, PhD, Educational Leadership
Blake Mellor, PhD, Mathematics
Jeremy McCallum, PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Todd Shoepe, EdD, MS, CSCS, ACSM - HFS, Health and Human Sciences 
11/8/12  Unleashing the Power of Rubrics  Laura Massa, PhD, Director of Assessment 
11/13/12  Using Living and Learning Communities To Enrich Students' Intellectual and Personal College Experiences  Adam Fingerhut, PhD, Psychology
Ricardo Machon, PhD, Psychology
Vandana Thadani, PhD, Psychology 
11/15/12  Teaching for Intellectual Virtues  Jason Baehr, PhD, Philosophy 
12/13/13  SERS: Constructing Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluation: What We Should and Shouldn't Worry About Cassandra Guarino, PhD, Indiana University
1/11/14  Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Gathering - 12/03/12 Vandana Thadani, PhD, Psychology
12/4/12
Creative with Clickers: Enhancing Teaching and Learning  Todd Shoepe, EdD, MS, CSCS, ACSM - HFS, Health and Human Sciences 
12/6/12 Teaching at LMU as Adjunct - Semester Review and Preview CTE


IISSAM - Pre-Institute
Thursday, May 31, 2012

For details, please see http://www.iissam.org.

IISSAM - Day 1
Friday, June 1, 2012

 For details, please see http://www.iissam.org.
IISSAM - Day 2
Saturday, June 2, 2012

 For details, please see http://www.iissam.org.
IISSAM - Day 3
Sunday, June 3, 2012

 For details, please see http://www.iissam.org.
Teaching Reading - Writing - Speaking
Monday, August 13, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in UNH 3030

Moderated By: Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

During this workshop instructors will share reading, writing, and speaking assignments that they plan to use in core courses. Each participating instructor has to contribute at least 2 different kinds of assignments (one reading and one writing assignment, etc.) in advance by uploading them in pdf format during the workshop registration (copies will be provided for all attendees). Uploaded assignments should include all relevant material, instructions, and rubrics, if applicable.

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

Refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Lunch will be available upon request. If you have any dietary needs, please let us know at teachers@lmu.edu.

This workshop is a summer course development workshop for new core curriculum courses; grants are available to support course development. This workshop corresponds to one module.

Please direct any questions you may have to teachers@lmu.edu.

Assessment Plans for Successful Core Course Proposals
Monday, August 13, 2012, from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM in UNH 3030

Presented By: Laura Massa, PhD, Director of Assessment

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

Refreshments will be provided during the workshop.  Lunch will be available upon request. If you have any dietary needs, please let us know at teachers@lmu.edu.

Are you developing a proposal for a new Core course? If so, you will also need to submit an assessment plan that explains how the course assignments will provide evidence of students’ level of achievement of course learning outcomes. In this hands-on workshop we will discuss effective assessment plans and you will have the opportunity to create your own core course assessment plan, as well as a rubric to help you carry out that plan. There will be time to discuss your plan and rubric with colleagues and assessment staff as you develop them. If you’ve started your course proposal, please bring the draft along.

This workshop is a summer course development workshop for new core curriculum courses; grants are available to support course development. This workshop corresponds to one module.

Please direct any questions you may have to teachers@lmu.edu.  

Completing Course Development
Tuesday, August 12, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in UNH 3030

Moderated By: Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

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

Refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Lunch will be available upon request. If you have any dietary needs, please let us know at teachers@lmu.edu.

Based on key course design principles, instructors will analyze each others' course proposals. To participate in this workshop instructors should have a fully or almost fully developed course proposal and syllabus. Instructors need to bring along all assignments, readings, and other material for the course so that they can discuss details of their courses with others.

This workshop is a summer course development workshop for new core curriculum courses; grants are available to support course development. This workshop corresponds to one module.

Please direct any questions you may have to teachers@lmu.edu.

New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 1
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, from 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM, UNH 3030

Who are our Students: How do We Engage Them? Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3030
  • Our Undergraduates, Laura Massa, PhD, Director of Assessment
  • Our Graduate Students, Student Panel: TBD
  • Students describing their LMU experience

New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 2
Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 8:30 AM to 1:45 PM

8:30 -   9:45    Getting Ready – The First Day of Class: Course Design, Syllabus, and Meeting your Students 
 Dorothea Herreiner, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Associate Professor, Economics, UH 3030
 9:45 - 10:00    Break
 10:00 - 10:50    Break out sessions: Attend the session of your choice
  1.   Teaching Strategies: How our Students Learn
      Dorothea Herreiner, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Associate Professor, Economics, UH 3030
  2.   Engaged Learning
     Jennifer Ramos, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Daniel Smith-Christopher, Professor, Theological Studies, UH 3222
 11:00 - 12:15   Who are our Students: What to Do When?
UH 3030
Linda McMurdock, Dean of Students
James Landry, Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Pricilla Levine, Director, Disability Support Services
Kristin Linden, Director, Student Psychological Services
 12:30 -   1:45    Lunch with Faculty Panels - Tips for a Quick Start as new Faculty
  1. Panel for Tenure-track faculty: Jennifer Pate, Associate Professor, Economics; Carl Urbinati, Associate Professor, Biology; Kevin Wetmore, Associate Professor, Theatre Arts, UH 3999 (McIntosh)
  2. Panel for Term faculty: Scott Delanty, Instructor, Accounting; Barbara Lang, Adjunct Professor, African American Studies; Olga Moraga, Instructor, Language & Culture in Education UH 3030

New Faculty Orientation 2012 - Day 3
Friday, August 17, 2012, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 9:30 - 11:30 Discriminatory Harassment Awareness
Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3030

Dustin Reece, Director of Learning and Development, Human Resources
Sara Trivedi, EEO Specialist
Workshop Attendance is Required by California Law
 11:30 - 12:00  Formal Orientation Program Ends
Center for Teaching Excellence, UH 3030

Closing Remarks
Joseph Hellige, Executive Vice President & Provost
John Parrish, Faculty Senate President

Part-Time Faculty Orientation I
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

To help part-time faculty become successful teachers at LMU who contribute to LMU’s goal of academic excellence, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) organizes an orientation for new part-time faculty.

During the new-faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s History and Mission
  • LMU's Students
  • Getting Ready for Class – Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • 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, ...
We will conclude with lunch during which you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you during your teaching, such as the Library, the Academic Resource Center, Center for Service and Action, Registrar's Office, IT, etc. Breakfast and light refreshments are available during the morning.

Please RSVP by 8/17 at teachers@lmu.edu or 82815.

ECHO Recording: Part I, Part II, Part III 

Metacognitive Class Strategies
Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Moderated by: Dorothea Herreiner, PhD, Center for Teaching Excellence

During this hands-on workshop we will be developing in-class metacognitive exercises and assignments that can be used in a wide variety of classes. We will also focus on different ways of introducing learning and metacognitive strategies on the first day and throughout class. We invite you to bring along exercises, assignments, and other material that you are currently using to introduce metacognitive elements into your classes.

For more on metacognition, check out Vandana Thadani's September 2011 CTE presentation on Cultivating Great Learners.

Resources:
  • Revised Study Process Questionnaire [link], see also Biggs, Kember, Leung (2001), "The Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire: R-SPQ-2F", British Journal of Educational Psychology, 71, 133-149. [link]
  • Anton Tolman's Metacognitive Instruments [link]
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Vandana Thadani's Before-After Exercise
  • Vandana Thadani's Take-Stock Exercise
  • Halpern, D.F. (1998), "Teaching Critical Thinking for Transfer Across Domains", American Psychologist, 53/4, 449-455.
  • Haynes, T.L. et al. (2008), "The Effect of Attributional Retraining on Mastery and Performance Motivation Among First-Year College Students",  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 198-2007.
  • Tolman, A.O. (1996), "Creating Transformative Experiences for Students in Abnormal Psychology", in: R. L. Miller, E. Balcetis, S. R. Burns, D. B. Daniel, B. K. Saville, & W. D. Woody (Eds.), Promoting Student Engagement, 2, 136-145.[link]
Please contact us at teachers@lmu.edu  for a package with the material. Lunch will be provided. Please respond to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

This workshop is NOT part of any summer grant.


Part-Time Faculty Orientation II
Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

To help part-time faculty become successful teachers at LMU who contribute to LMU’s goal of academic excellence, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) organizes an orientation for new part-time faculty.

During the new-faculty orientation, we will be covering topics such as
  • LMU’s History and Mission
  • LMU's Students
  • Getting Ready for Class – Course Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • 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, ...
We will conclude with lunch during which you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several LMU offices that can support you during your teaching, such as the Library, the Academic Resource Center, Center for Service and Action, Registrar's Office, IT, etc. Breakfast and light refreshments are available during the morning.

Please RSVP by 8/17 at teachers@lmu.edu or 82815.

Teaching Writing Step by Step
Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Teaching Writing Step by Step [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Stefani Relles, Director of Curriculum, SummerTIME, USC

Have you always wondered how to teach writing? How to engage your students so that they really understand what it means to be a good writer? What it means to work on their writing?

If you want to figure out how students can become better and more self-aware writers, the methods and experiences of USC's SummerTIME program can teach us much, not only, but particularly, for those of us who plan to teach First-Year Seminars.

The workshop will detail the research-based instructional tools and practices USC's SummerTIME program has implemented to yield 91% writing improvement (according to post-secondary institutional norms). Three topics will be covered in detail during the workshop to : page length, revisions, and peer review.

For more on SummerTIME, see HERE, see, in particular, the Syllabi and Assignments tab.
Recent coverage of this program on KPCC can be found HERE.

Handout 
Grammar-Checking Tools
ECHO Recording (audio and slides)

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

Incorporating Health Issues into Our Classes
Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Incorporating Health Issues into Our Courses - Teaching and the Bellarmine Forum [Event Flyer]

Moderated by:  Hawley, Almstedt, PhD, Health and Human Sciences  
  Carla Bittel, PhD, History

 The 2012 Bellarmine Forum is titled Health Now: Questions, Controversy, and the Promise of Prevention. The event will take place Oct 24th through Nov 10th. With over 30 activities planned, across 13 days, there are many opportunities to incorporate Forum themes into your fall courses. Two faculty members from the 2012 Bellarmine Forum Planning Committee, Hawley Almstedt and Carla Bittel, will provide resources for faculty pertaining to the Forum programming, tips on how to create classroom discussion surrounding the forum and health topics, and examples of assignments that could be adopted by faculty. For more information about the 2012 Bellarmine Forum, please visit http://bellarmine.lmu.edu/thebellarmineforum.htm.

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

Handouts: Assignment, Discussion Questions, Faculty Handout

ECHO recording


Using Video to Measure Teaching Practices in Science Classrooms
Monday, September 17, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in UNH 3030

Using Video to Measure Teaching Practices in Science Classrooms [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Vandana Thadani, Ph.D., Psychology

During this informal presentation, I’ll describe my work developing measures of teaching practices in middle and high-school science classrooms. The measures capture the cognitive and learning strategies elicited through teachers’ instructions, suggestions, tasks and questions—which I refer to collectively as “teacher tasks and questions” (TTQs). For example, TTQ measures capture whether teachers elicit reproduction of information, reasoning, note-taking, reflective thinking, or strategy regulation from students during instruction. The rationale for the measures is that TTQs may frame students’ “job” during lessons as involving any of the cognitive strategies listed previously, and because students’ cognitive strategies play an important role in learning, TTQs may predict student learning. I’ll discuss future directions for this research, which involve assessing whether the TTQ measures have predictive validity—i.e., do they predict student learning or other aspects of students’ beliefs/thinking?

This talk is part of the STEM Education Research Seminar series. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for faculty working on research related to STEM education to present and discuss their work. All interested welcome.

The STEM Education Research Seminar is organized by Anna Bargagliotti, Ph.D., Mathematics, and Jeff Phillips, Ph.D., Physics. Please contact them directly or via teachers@lmu.edu for details.


Just-in-Time Teaching Workshop
Monday, September 24, 2012, from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM in UNH 3030

Just-in-Time Teaching Workshop - Writing Questions & Making It Work [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Jeff Loats, Ph.D., Physics, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Incorporating learner-centered teaching techniques into our work is rewarding and empowering, but it also presents difficulties and challenges. In this workshop we will tackle specific JiTT issues: how to write good questions, and how to use the responses in class. We will also discuss broader topics that arise whenever we shift to learner-centered techniques: setting the stage for students, managing your time-commitment and getting student buy-in. You will leave with ideas and tools so that implementing Just in Time Teaching will be a positive experience for everyone involved.

The workshop is preceded by a talk by Dr. Loats entitled Just-in-Time Teaching, 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Dr. Jeff Loats is an Associate Professor of Physics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is passionate about evidence-based teaching and learning and the effective use of technology in the classroom. He has won teaching awards at two different institutions of higher education and has given talks about teaching and technology to a wide variety of audiences. He was invited to be a Featured Speaker at the Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching in March 2012. He is the Principal Investigator of a 3-year National Science Foundation grant working to develop high-quality active-engagement teaching materials for courses on nuclear and particle physics.

Reception to follow the workshop. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

Slides from the talk can be found here.
Slides from the workshop can be found here.

Step-by-Step Survey Design
Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UH 3030

Step-by-Step Survey Design: A Practical Guide to Designing Your Survey [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Christine Chavez, Manager of Surveys

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 be given a brief introduction to Qualtrics, LMU’s online survey solution.

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


Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Gathering
Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM in the Marymount Center

Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer...Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Gathering [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Vandana Thadani, Ph.D., Psychology

The Wine, Cheese, Chocolate Hour (and 15 minutes) is back! These informal gatherings are a chance to share ideas and experiences related to teaching and learning, over some delicious, calorie-rich refreshments. Several of us have goals that we’d like to achieve with students—for example, metacognition, intrinsic motivation, persistence, or deeper understanding and application of course material. All of these ideas are related to this year’s program, “Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.” For this gathering, bring any ideas about innovations you are trying (have tried) with a class that might enhance outcomes such as those listed above--or alternatively, bring goals you’d like to achieve with students that might benefit from collective brainstorming. I hope you’ll join me and our colleagues to chat, share, reconnect, eat and drink, or just absorb!

Refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or call x85866.

This event is part of Vandana Thadani's Faculty Associate project Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.
Kickstart: Building Study Habits for Reflective Learning
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Kickstart: Building Study Habits for Reflective Learning [Event Flyer]

Presented by:    Sandra Luca, Ph.D., Academic Resource Center 
   Shelby Schaefer, M.A., Academic Resource Center

Kickstart is an on-line resource created by the ARC University Advisors to assist first-year and new transfer students make the transition to Loyola Marymount. The short video tutorials are available via MyLMU Connect and students can watch at their own pace, or focus on a particular issue for which they need assistance. Topics range from developing a study schedule, critical reading, note-taking, exam preparation and more.

The University Advisors will be available to show a demonstration, hear your suggestions for collaboration and to answer any of your questions about integrating the Kickstart tools into your classroom.

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

Information sheet for faculty and staff
Presentation
ECHO Recording


Engaged Technology and Experiential Learning
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in UNH 3030

Engaged technology and experiential learning: iPads, digital microscopy, and Internet freeware in the creation of lab Atlas projects. [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Todd C. Shoepe, Assistant Clinical Professor, Health and Human Sciences

Self-paced project-based learning is an effective method of instruction that engages students in personal, constructed experiences. We will discuss one example of this approach where students create personalized photographic anatomical atlases by the acquisition of specimen images taken with iPads and digital microscope cameras, complete knowledge-construction activities, journal them in Blackboard blog spaces for instructor feedback, and then compile them into a digital book using Internet publishing freeware (bookemon.com). Results of a research investigation will be included. The initiation of this project was supported through the HAPS Faculty Research Award, 2011.

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

Presentation
Handout
ECHO Recording

Games, Gamers, and the Classroom
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Games, Gamers, and the Classroom: Teaching with Video Games [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Susan F. Scheibler, Ph.D., Film/TV Studies.

This workshop explores the way students learn through video games and the ways that faculty from across the disciplines can use video games in their courses to engage and challenge students. The workshop will provide an overview of types of games, ways they can be used in classes and as assignments, and introduce faculty to the wide range of games dealing with social justice issues, politics, health, religion and faith, ethics, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality.

This presentation is complemented by a hands-on session, Critical Thinking - Critical Play at 4:30 pm in the library, WHH 118. You are very welcome to join us for the presentation at convo hour w/o attending the afternoon session, obviously, although we hope that you may be able to join us for both.

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

ECHO Recording
Presentation
Teaching with Games Resources


Critical Thinking - Critical Play
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in UNH 3030

Critical Thinking - Critical Play [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Susan F. Scheibler, Ph.D., Film/TV Studies.

Interested in exploring hands-on the ways that video games can be used in your courses? Then join Sue Scheibler and colleagues from across LMU in an evening of game-play.

This hands-on session complements the convo-hour presentation on Games, Gamers, and the Classroom at the CTE. You are welcome to join us for the hands-on section in the afternoon w/o having attended the lunch time talk, although we hope that you may be able to join us for both. We will be serving drinks and refreshments at the end of the game session with the opportunity for discussion and further explorations.

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the event. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.

SERS: The PENS Project
Monday, October 22, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in UNH 3030

The PENS project: using technology to improve problem-solving skills and flip classroom learning [Event Flyer]

Presented by:
Jeremy McCallum, PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Problem-solving Examples with Narration for Students (PENS) project is creating and assessing instructional materials that target one of the central skills required for success in the STEM fields: problem-solving. Instead of focusing solely on the refined end product of problem-solving, written solutions, students are instructed on how to focus explicitly on the problem solving process, with particular attention paid to self-regulation. In this talk, I will share my experiences with incorporating technology to create think-aloud videos to improve students’ skills in problem solving and how I use think-alouds to flip classroom learning. The technologies used to create think-aloud videos (iPad apps and livescribe pen) will be discussed and highlighted, demonstrating expert and student created videos used for pre-lecture videos and as homework assignments. I will discuss how I am implementing these videos to improve problem solving skills, self-regulation, and reflection for my current first semester organic chemistry course and the methods by which I will assess these skills.

This talk is part of the STEM Education Research Seminar series. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for faculty working on research related to STEM education to present and discuss their work. All interested welcome.

The STEM Education Research Seminar is organized by Anna Bargagliotti, Ph.D., Mathematics, and Jeff Phillips, Ph.D., Physics. Please contact them directly or via teachers@lmu.edu for details.

Event Recording


Promoting Academic Integrity
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in UNH 3030

Promoting Academic Integrity [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Don McCabe, PhD, Rutgers University
  Professor of Management & Global Business
  affiliated with The Center for Academic Integrity

This fall, LMU faculty and a selected sample of LMU students are completing Dr. McCabe’s survey on Academic Integrity. In this talk, “Promoting Academic Integrity”, Dr. McCabe will focus on typical patterns of academic dishonesty and academic integrity attitudes based on the general results of his surveys and compare them to LMU’s results. Based on LMU’s survey results and his research, he will discuss what factors are important for a productive discussion and review of an institution’s culture and policies of academic integrity.

Don McCabe is a Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers University in NJ. Over the last twenty-two years he has done extensive research on college cheating, surveying over 250,000 students (including ~20,000 Canadian students) at more than 210 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. He has also surveyed over 40,000 high school students in the United States during the last ten years. His work has been published widely in business, education and sociology journals, including the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, and he is founding president of the Center for Academic Integrity, a consortium of over 300 colleges and universities based at Clemson University who are joined in a united effort to promote academic integrity among college and university students.

Don has a B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (1966), an M.B.A. in Marketing from Seton Hall University (1970), and a Ph.D. in Management from New York University (1985). He worked for over 20 years in the corporate world before joining Rutgers in 1988. His last corporate position was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Devro, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

Refreshments will be served at the end of the presentation. Please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or x85866.
The Von der Ahe Suite is on the third floor of the Hannon Library.

ECHO Recording

For results of the Academic Integrity Survey - please contact us at teachers@lmu.edu.


Flipping the Class: What Does it Look Like and Would it Work for Me?
Monday, November 5, 2012, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in UNH 3030

 Flipping the Class: What Does it Look Like and Would it Work for Me? [Event flyer]

Presented by:   Karie Huchting, Ph.D., Educational Leadership
   Blake Mellor, Ph.D., Mathematics
   Jeremy McCallum, Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry
   Todd Shoepe, Ph.D., Health and Human Sciences


Class flipping "means that the events that have traditionally taken place inside the classroom now take place outside the classroom" (Lage et al., 2000). Also known as inverting the classroom, this technique promotes a move from a professor-centric lecture format to a student-centric working classroom. Students are expected to view, listen to, or read lecture material through pre-recorded video/audio segments or lecture notes in order to appear in class prepared for planned activities which might include problem solving, group work, project development, discussion, creative works, or homework. In contrast to traditional formats, flipping allows students more time in the presence of the professor during the times that they are most engaged in the application of the material. Each of the presenters from different disciplines will share their experiences with flipped class designs including their rationale and examples of their recording methods from recently flipped classes. An open discussion will be included following the brief presentations.

Event Recording

Samples, Instructions, Slides, etc.

Huchting   Presentation Slides - Lessons Learned
Mellor Class Instructions - Lecture Notes Sample (recent Acrobat Reader required)
McCallum   Presentation Slides 
Shoepe Presentation Slides - Camera Recording Lecture Sample - Online Class Session Sample - Screen Capture Sample 


References

This presentation is part of Todd Shoepe's CTE Faculty Associate Project on Examining the Pedagogy of Online Education and Technology.

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


Unleashing the Power of Rubrics
Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Unleashing the Power of Rubrics [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Laura Massa, PhD, Director 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 x82828.


Using Living and Learning Communities To Enrich Students' Intellectual and Personal College Experiences
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Using Living and Learning Communities To Enrich Students’ Intellectual and Personal College Experiences [Event flyer

Presented by:   Adam Fingerhut, Ph.D., Psychology
   Ricardo Machon, Ph.D., Psychology  
   Vandana Thadani, Ph.D., Psychology

Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) are increasingly recognized as being a means for enhancing students’ engagement, retention, sense of connectedness, learning, and overall college experience. PEAP, the Psychology Department’s LLC, is one of seven LLCs at LMU. Currently PEAP is in its fourth year; after three consecutive cohorts, the department took one year to revise the program extensively, based on data collected with the previous cohorts. The program has been redesigned in order to more intentionally 1) bridge students’ intellectual, academic, and living (social) experiences; 2) enculturate students to be intellectually energized and engaged; and 3) create a college environment in which students feel deeply connected to each other, their department and the university In this presentation, we’ll share the lessons we learned and the strategies and activities we have developed to enrich the PEAP program and our students’ experience of college.

This presentation is part of Vandana Thadani's CTE Faculty Associate Project on Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.

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

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Teaching for Intellectual Virtues
Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Teaching for Intellectual Virtues [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Jason Baehr, PhD, Philosophy

Intellectual virtues are traits like curiosity, open-mindedness, attentiveness, intellectual carefulness, intellectual thoroughness, intellectual rigor, and intellectual perseverance. Substantial philosophical research on these traits has been conducted by philosophers in recent decades. However, the resulting theories have yet to be applied in any systematic way to educational theory or practice. This is surprising given the popular idea that education should foster things like lifelong learning and critical thinking, for intellectual virtues are the character traits of a lifelong learner or critical thinker. What, then, might it look like to teach for intellectual virtues? And what are the advantages of such an approach? In my talk, I will explain what intellectual virtues are, why we should teach for intellectual virtues, and how teaching for intellectual virtues compares with other, more familiar educational approaches and bodies of research. This talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop in the spring that will focus on strategies for fostering intellectual virtues in a classroom environment.

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

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SERS: Constructing Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluation: What We Should and Shouldn't Worry About
Monday, November 19, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in UNH 3030

Constructing Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluation: What We Should and Shouldn’t Worry About [Event Flyer]

Presented By: Cassandra Guarino, PhD, Indiana University

In line with the general push for accountability in public schooling, the federal government’s Race to the Top competition has promoted the adoption of test-based performance measures as a component of teacher evaluations. Amid much controversy, many states and districts have responded by requiring that some portion of teacher evaluations be based on testing data. The statistical models used to create these performance measures are generally referred to as “value-added models.” The validity of value-added models, however, has been the subject of ongoing controversy among researchers and has been widely contested by teachers’ unions. A key concern in the debate is the extent to which nonrandom sorting of students to teachers may bias measures and lead to a misclassification of teachers as high or low performing. This talk discusses sources of bias and error in the measures and presents findings from a large IES project aimed at studying value-added methodologies. It takes stock of what we currently know and do not know about how well these models work and discusses the implications for policy.

Cassandra Guarino is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Education. She obtained her PhD in the Economics of Education from Stanford University in 1999, after which she worked as an economist at the Rand Corporation and then on the faculty at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on value-added measures of teacher performance, teacher quality, teacher labor markets, school choice, and issues in which health and education are linked. She currently leads an Institute of Education Sciences grant on methodological issues involved in value-added modeling. She has taught courses in economics of education, policy analysis, quantitative research methods, school choice, value-added modeling, and microeconomics.

This talk is part of the STEM Education Research Seminar series. The goal of the series is to provide a forum for faculty working on research related to STEM education to present and discuss their work. All interested welcome.

The STEM Education Research Seminar is organized by Anna Bargagliotti, Ph.D., Mathematics, and Jeff Phillips, Ph.D., Physics. Please contact them directly or via teachers@lmu.edu for details.

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Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Gathering - 12/03/12
Monday, December 3, 2012, from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM in UNH 3030

Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer - Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Gathering [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Vandana Thadani, Ph.D., Psychology

The Wine, Cheese, Chocolate Hour (and 15 minutes) is back! These informal gatherings are a chance to share ideas and experiences related to teaching and learning, over some delicious, calorie-rich refreshments. Several of us have goals that we’d like to achieve with students—for example, metacognition, intrinsic motivation, persistence, or deeper understanding and application of course material. All of these ideas are related to this year’s program, “Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.” For this gathering, bring any ideas about innovations you are trying (have tried) with a class that might enhance outcomes such as those listed above--or alternatively, bring goals you’d like to achieve with students that might benefit from collective brainstorming. I hope you’ll join me and our colleagues to chat, share, reconnect, eat and drink, or just absorb!

Refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or call x85866.

This event is part of Vandana Thadani's Faculty Associate project Learning and Teaching Environments that Foster Transfer.

Creative with Clickers: Enhancing Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in UNH 3030

Presented by: Todd Shoepe, Health and Human Sciences

Creative with Clickers: Enhancing Teaching and Learning [Event Flyer]

If you are currently using clickers of or considering using them in the future, please join us in an informal discussion supported by the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to attendance and recall-based activities, clickers can be used in a variety of ways to engage students from pre-reading checks, comprehension checks, application, problem solving, and advanced reasoning. The format of this session will be casual conversation to share ideas of current techniques in order to facilitate more novel and innovative uses of clickers in our pedagogy.

This presentation is part of Todd Shoepe's CTE Faculty Associate Project on Examining the Pedagogy of Online Education and Technology.

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


Teaching at LMU as Adjunct - Semester Review and Preview
Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in UNH 3030

Teaching at LMU as Adjunct: Semester Review & Preview [Event Flyer]

Presented by: CTE

An opportunity for adjunct faculty to get together in an informal way and discuss teaching successes and challenges, as well as opportunities, needs, and suggestions for the semesters to come. We hope many of you can join us, also only for the earlier or later part of the gathering.

Refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or call x85866