Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

Teaching Enhancement Workshop

Reflection on Student Learning and Teaching Practice
August 28, 2019, Evergreen Campus

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ProgramCommittee MembersPast Workshops

Workshop Program

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Conversation  McGuire Hall
9 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

Plenary: "Faculty Speed Dating"

The plenary will feature faculty speed dating which will give faculty an opportunity to learn from and share with their colleagues across divisions. Faculty will be given a colored name tag based on their academic division. During the speed dating event you should find someone with a different colored name tag during each rotation. During each "date" you will have 5-7 minutes to discuss the question posted. When the bell sounds you will get a new "date" and a new question.

Questions for Faculty Speed Dating (5-7 minutes per question):

  1. What do you do for research/Scholarship?
  2. What is the thing you struggle with most in the classroom?
  3. How do you facilitate rather than control the conversation when it comes to difficult topics in the classroom?
  4. How do you know if you have been effective in the classroom (a class session vs whole semester)?
  5. What are alternate ways that you assess student learning rather than standard testing?
  6. What's the most creative/effective feedback tool you've used or seen used?
9:50 -10 a.m. Break
10 - 10:40 a.m. Break-Out Sessions:1, 2, 3, and 4 *see break-out descriptions for room locations
10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Break-Out Sessions:3, 4, and 5
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Break-Out Sessions:1, 2, and 5

Break-Out Session Descriptions

1. "Effective Rubrics!"

Location: TBD


  • Martin Camper (Writing)
  • Afra Hersi (Teacher Education)
  • Lisa Scheifele (Biology)

2. "Incorporating Self-Assessment into Your Teaching"

In this roundtable we will talk about the benefits of helping students learn how to self-assess their work and ways of incorporating it into the class.

Location: TBD


  • Carolyn Barry (Psychology)
  • Kim Derrickson (Academic Affairs/Biology)
  • Rachel Grover (Psychology)
  • Peggy O'Neill (Loyola College/Writing)

3. "High Impact Practices: Assessing Student Outcomes of Active Learning"

Location: TBD


  • Emily Quickel (Psychology)
  • Jeremy Schwartz (Economics)

4. "Finding Value in Assessment"

How do you decide what to assess? Learn how two programs in the School of Education have set up different assessment systems to measure student achievement and improve program outcomes. Then join in the shared exploration of the value of assessments as you complete a survey about your own perceptions and engage in a conversation about the results.

Location: TBD


  • Kelly Keane (Education Specialties)
  • Leah Saal (Teacher Education)

5. "Evaluating and Implementing Learning Aims in the Classroom"

Location: TBD


  • Timothy Clark (Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Wendy Smith (Education)
12:20 p.m. Lunch and Conversation
McGuire Hall

Teaching Enhancement Committee

Members, 2019-20

  • Chair: Maren Blohm (Biology) 
  • Rebekah Eklund (Theology)
  • Giuseppina Iacono Lobo (English)
  • Patricia Kanashiro (International Business)
  • Derek Kendig (Biology)
  • Cindy Moore (Writing /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

January 2019: Motivation: Theory in Action

August 2018: Approaching Challenging Topics in the Classroom

January 2018: High-Impact Teaching Practices Using Digital Pedagogy

August 2017: Student-Driven Learning and High-Impact Learning Practices

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