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Teaching Enhancement Workshop Fall 2017

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


Loyola faculty: RSVP to


Workshop Program

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Conversation McGuire Hall East
9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas (Education Specialties), interim associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity
  • Maren Blohm (Biology), chair of the teaching enhancement committee

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Plenary: High-Impact Teaching Practices and Student Success

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

  • James Dickinson, assistant vice president for career services
  • 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:

  • Career Services
  • Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship
  • Loyola/Notre Dame Library
  • Disability Support Services
  • Messina
  • National Fellowships Office
  • Office of Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Writing Center

Resource: Faculty Development and Diversity Page

McGuire Hall West
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Divisional Break-Out Streams: Student Research as a High-Impact Teaching Practice (more information on each breakout session will be available soon)

Humanities - Sellinger Hall 203


  • Lesley DiFransico (Theology)
  • Nicholas Miller (English)
  • James Snow (Philosophy)
  • Rebekah Eklund (Theology), Facilitator

Natural and Applied Sciences - Sellinger Hall 221


  • Robert Bailey (Engineering) and Robert Pond (Engineering)
  • Mary Lowe(Physics)
  • Maren Blohm (Biology), Facilitator

Social Sciences - Sellinger Hall 223


  • Theresa DiDonato (Psychology)
  • Mickey Fenzel (Pastoral Counseling)
  • Lisa Schoenbrodt (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences)
  • Jill Snodgrass (Pastoral Counseling), Facilitator

School of Education - Maryland Hall 241


  • Laura Alpaugh (Teacher Education) and Jesse Braitman (BCPS, Overlea High School)
  • Camika Royal (Teacher Education)
  • Wendy Smith (Teacher Education)
  • Stacy Williams (Teacher Education) and Scott Kotarides (BCPS, Overlea High School)
  • Vanessa Dodo-Seriki (Teacher Education), Facilitator

Sellinger School of Business and Management - McGuire Hall East


  • Fabio Mendez (Economics)
  • Yoon Shin (Finance)
  • Gloria Wren (Information Systems, Law and Operations)
  • Patricia Kanashiro (Management and International Business), Facilitator
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch and Conversation McGuire Hall East

Other Afternoon Offerings

Moodle Drop-in Session - Knott Hall 108

1:30 - 3 p.m.

New to using Moodle and just want to get acclimated to its capabilities? Moodle for Beginners is the course for you. Moodle provides a wealth of tools to be able to post readings, administer assignments, and create other interactive course materials. Topics covered include uploading files to your course, creating a basic assignment, accessing student activity reports, taking attendance and more.

Baltimore Community Orientation by Shuttle (sponsored by CCSJ)

3 - 4:30 p.m. (Depart from Govanstowne Farmer's Market at 5104 York Road)

Join your colleagues in discovering our great city, including our nearest neighbors and Loyola's presence throughout Baltimore. Especially good for newer faculty and also those who want to commit to engaging our city. RSVP


Teaching Enhancement Committee

Members, 2017-18

  • Chair: Maren Blohm (Biology) 
  • Mavis Biss (Philosophy) 
  • Vanessa Dodo Seriki (Teacher Education)
  • Patricia Kanashiro (International Business)
  • Jill Snodgrass (Pastoral Counseling) 
  • Cheryl Moore-Thomas (Education Specialties /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