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Teaching Enhancement Workshop Fall 2020

Teaching Enhancement Workshop August 2020

Planning for Fall 2020: Classroom Trial Sessions

The Committee for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning invites you to workshop sessions on Tuesday, August 11th that will allow you to experience the new socially distanced classrooms. Experiencing a classroom in-person or remotely with new seat capacity and technology should help all those attending think about the best ways to use their classroom time as well as challenges that may need to be overcome in the classroom.  

Planning an in-person workshop before the start of the semester and during the pandemic required extra work from many people. The CETL would like to thank Academic Affairs, the Academic Continuity Working Group, OTS, Event Services, and Facilities among other university offices for all their help in creating this opportunity for faculty. 

Due to social-distancing guidelines, registration is required. Using the link, you may sign up to attend one classroom workshop, either in person or remotely through Zoom. (We must restrict registration for a single session due to space constraints; you may sign up for the waitlist for additional sessions, and you will be added if space allows.)  

During each session, faculty colleagues will host brief classroom activities to demonstrate classroom functionality. Attendees will be able to experience the classroom from either the in-classroom student perspective or from the remote learner perspective via Zoom. The example classrooms will have socially-distanced seating and will also be equipped with the new classroom technology available for the fall semester (mobile technology carts or Pan-Tilt-Zoom [PTZ] cameras). Three 1-hour sessions will be offered in each of 5 example classrooms. Sessions will be recorded for those not able to attend. 

Sessions will be held from 9:00-10:00 AM, 10:10-11:10AM, and 11:20AM-12:20PM in the following classrooms: 

  • Maryland Hall 241 (capacity 10 students) 
  • Maryland Hall 342 (capacity 10 students) 
  • Maryland Hall 343 (capacity 10 students) 
  • The Study (capacity 32 students) 
  • McGuire Hall West (capacity 18 students) 

Register on Eventbrite to attend. Register for a single session only. Sign up for the waitlist if you would like to attend an additional session. If attending through Zoom, you will receive a Zoom link the day before the workshop. 

Please register by 5 PM on Thursday, August 6. Here, again, is the link: August Teaching Enhancement Workshop: Classroom Trial Sessions

Anyone attending a classroom session on campus will need to complete steps related to COVID-19 training and symptom checking:  

  • Complete the university approved COVID-19 Training Course offered by HR before coming to campus. (Information for this training was sent by HR on 7/6/20 in an e-mail titled ‘Faculty, Staff, and Administrator – Required Return to Campus Training, GetVitalCheck Welcome Letter.’)  
  • Monitor symptoms prior to the workshop and only attend if you receive the clear pass from getVitalcheck on the morning of the workshop.  
  • You must be enrolled in getVitalcheck and pass the survey on Aug. 11 in order to be allowed to attend the workshop. You will be enrolled by registering for this event and should receive messaging starting August 10th. 
  • All members of the Loyola community must wear cloth face coverings while on campus whether inside or outside. Please remember to bring a mask and wear it all times while on campus for the workshop. We will also be maintaining 6 ft of social distancing inside and outside of the classrooms while on campus. 

Previous Virtual Events

Thursday, July 23
10-11 a.m.
Community Before Content: Strategies for Online Learning Success.Community is a prerequisite for engaged learning! Join us to reflect on the spring and explore ways to cultivate community though connections, trust, and communication in your fall online classes.Parts of the session will be recorded and made available for viewing by August 1.

Moderated by: Dr. Brianne Higgins Roos, Lecturer, Dept of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.

The Zoom session can be joined here: Community Before Content Zoom Workshop

Monday, June 29
10-11 a.m.

Show me the Data: How to design your course for the fall using student data from last spring. In this session, we will discuss results from a student survey conducted in the spring semester regarding online learning for both undergraduate and graduate courses. This feedback should be useful in planning Fall courses.

Moderated by: Dr. Marianna Carlucci, Associate Professor of Psychology; Equity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs; Harry W. Rogers III Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2020.

Recording of the session: Dr. Carlucci's Show me the Data Presentation (Screenshare plus Speaker View)

The presentation ends at approximately 1 hour into the video. The remaining time is a discussion between some faculty that continues the conversation started by the presentation.

Dr. Carlucci's Powerpoint Presentation
Information From DSS on Spring 2020 Student Feedback
Spring 2020 Student Feedback Data


In addition to the summer workshop sessions, the CETL is also currently creating a Teams site that will allow university members to share resources and ideas related to pedagogy for the Fall 2020 semester and beyond. This site will also be a great location to continue the conversation about the ideas and information discussed within the summer workshops. Please be on the lookout for more information on access to this site in the coming weeks.

Teaching Enhancement Committee Members, 2020-21

  • Mavis Biss (Philosophy) 
  • Jean Lee Cole (English) 
  • Irem Demirkan (Management and International Business)
  • Derek Kendig, Chair (Biology)
  • Marie Heath (Education Specialties)
  • Cindy Moore (Writing /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

January 2020: Teaching for Active Citizenship

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