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Teaching Enhancement Workshop Fall 2019

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



Program | Committee Members | Past Workshops

Workshop Program

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

Welcome and Overview

  • Cindy Moore, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Faculty Development
  • Rebekah Eklund, Associate Professor of Theology and Co-Chair of the Teaching Enhancement Committee
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 alternative 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!"

This breakout session explores what rubrics are, how to create and implement effective rubrics, and why employing rubrics is important for both faculty and students. We will also address myths and misconceptions about rubrics.

Location: Maryland Hall 242


  • 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 both instructors and students learn through self-assessment of their work.

Location: Maryland Hall 243


  • Carolyn Barry (Loyola College/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"

This session will discuss various ways to assess student outcomes following active learning classroom strategies. Best practices for assessment and active learning will be discussed. Presenters and participants will share examples of how they determine if active learning is working in their classroom.

Location: Maryland Hall 244


  • Emalee 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: Sellinger Hall 221


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

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

What is the difference between a learning aim and an objective? How can you be sure that you are assessing what you set out to teach? In this session, we discuss and compare learning aims, essential questions, objectives, and standards. Participants will be given an opportunity to think about and discuss aims and objectives from their own classes. Feel free to come with particular objectives that you would like to discuss.

Location: Sellinger Hall 223


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

Other Afternoon Offerings

Baltimore Community Shuttle Tour (sponsored by CCSJ)
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. (Depart from Govantowne Farmer's Market at 5104 York Road)

Join new Loyola faculty and colleagues for a shuttled introduction to Loyola’s neighborhood setting, including the Govans Community Farmers’ Market, Loyola Clinical Centers, Govans Elementary School, GEDCO’s CARES program, Glenwood Life, 4th District City Council Office, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle, and other community engagement partnership sites. All are welcome. Erin O'Keefe, director for Loyola's Center for Community, Service, and Justice and York Initiative will narrate the introduction. RSVP with Kristen Fisher.


Teaching Enhancement Committee

Members, 2019-20

  • Jean Lee Cole (English) 
  • Co-Chair: Rebekah Eklund (Theology)
  • Marie Heath (Education Specialties)
  • Giuseppina Iacono Lobo (English)
  • Co-Chair: Patricia Kanashiro (Management and International Business)
  • Derek Kendig (Biology)
  • Cindy Moore (Writing /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

August 2019: Reflection on Student Learning and Teaching Practice

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