Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Teaching Enhancement Workshop

August 30, 2017, Evergreen Campus
Student-Driven Learning and High-Impact Teaching Practices

Loyola faculty: RSVP to tew@loyola.edu.

Committee Members | Past Workshops

Workshop Program (tentative)

 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Conversation

9 - 9:15 a.m. 

Welcome and Overview

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Plenary: High-Impact Teaching Practices and Student Success

AAC&U Team for 2017 Summer Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

  • James Dickinson, assistant vice president for career services
  • Brian Norman (English), associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity
  • Barnaby Nygren (Fine Arts), associate professor of fine arts, Committee on the Assessment of Student Learning
  • Lisa Oberbroeckling (Mathematics), Class Dean of 2022
  • Marie Yeh (Marketing), assistant professor of marketing

Resources: American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Resources for High-Impact Practices


10 - 10:15 a.m.. Break
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Flash Sessions: Campus Support for High-Impact Teaching Practices

 “Flash sessions” are a new conference model to offer short bursts of information to facilitate networking, exchange, and community. Each session will consist of a 7-10 minute presentation highlighting campus support for high-impact practices, with time for a few questions. We hope it leads to follow-up conversations and planning. Each session offered twice so that participants can take part in two.

Participating offices: TBD

Resource: Faculty Development and Diversity Page


 11 a.m. -12 p.m.

Student Research as a High-Impact Teaching Practice

Break-Out Streams
Individual participants TBD


  • Maren Blohm (Biology) - Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Mavis Biss (Philosophy) - Humanities
  • Irem Demirkin (Management and International Business) - Business
  • Jill Snodgrass (Pastoral Counseling) - Social Sciences
  • Vanessa Dodo-Seriki (Teacher Education) - Education
 12 - 1 p.m. Lunch and Conversation

Other Afternoon Offerings

Shuttle Tour of Baltimore (CCSJ) - TBD


Teaching Enhancement Committee

Members, 2016-17

  • Chair: Maren Blohm (Biology) 
  • Mavis Biss (Philosophy) 
  • Vanessa Dodo Seriki (Teacher Education)
  • Jill Snodgrass (Pastoral Counseling) 
  • Irem Demirkin (MGIB), spring; Rebecca Trump (Marketing), fall
  • Brian Norman (English /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

January 2017: Evidence-Based Teaching Practices

August 2016: Race in the College Classroom

January 2016: Modes of Engagement

August 2015: Inclusive Teaching and Loyola's Diversifying Student Body

January 2015: The Jesuit Mission, In Action

August 2014: Beyond Words: The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Teaching