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Teaching Enhancement Workshop January 2020

Teaching for Active Citizenship
January 9, 2020, Evergreen Campus



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A panel of distinguished faculty, followed by workshop-type sessions on the why and how of encouraging students to be active citizens on campus and beyond.

Workshop Program

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Conversation McGuire Hall East
9 - 9:05 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

  • Rebekah Eklund, Associate Professor of Theology and Co-Chair of the Teaching Enhancement Committee
9:05 - 9:55 a.m.

Plenary: "Why Teach for Active Citizenship?"

The plenary session will feature presentations about the importance of helping students to become active citizens. Each of the speakers will discuss their classroom experiences and present data for 10 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. The goal of the plenary includes engaging the following questions:

  • Why should we encourage our students to be active citizens?
  • How are our students already engaging in active citizenship, and what impact is it having on them, the university, and the local community?
  • What is our role in promoting active citizenship?

Introduction: Rev. John Savard, S.J.

  • Rev. John Savard, S.J., (Education Specialties), lecturer of Education Specialties and Rector of Ignatian House.

Plenary Speakers: Elizabeth Dahl, Elise Gower, and Suzanne Keilson

  • Elizabeth Dahl (Chemistry), associate professor of chemistry and chair of Faculty/Academic Senate, champion for campus environmental sustainability and moderator of the environmental action club since 2014.
  • Elise Gower (Center for Community, Service, and Justice), associate director of programs of the center for community service and justice.
  • Suzanne Keilson (Engineering), associate professor of engineering and chair of the diversity subcommittee of the UCC.
9:55 -10:05 a.m. Break

Break-Out Sessions, "How to Create Active Citizens"

10:05 - 10:50 a.m. Break-Out Sessions: 1 and 2 *see break-out descriptions for room locations
10:55 - 11:40 a.m. Break-Out Sessions: 2 and 3
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break-Out Sessions: 1 and 3

Break-Out Session Descriptions

1. "Creating Active Citizens Through the Classroom"

Faculty share how they have incorporated active citizenship into assignments and syllabi.

Location: Maryland Hall 241

Presenters: Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno and Andrea Leary

  • Tania Cantrell Rosas-Moreno (Communication) is an international award-winning scholar and teacher  (2019 PR News' Top Women in PR Honoree, 2018 PRSA-MD Educator of the Year, Loyola's Faculty Excellence Award for Engaged Scholarship) and has led public relations students in campaigns for local nonprofits on social-justice-based issues for the past ten years.
  • Andrea Leary (Writing) is also a previous winner of Loyola's Faculty Excellence Award for Engaged Scholarship and has been connecting our students and our community for over 10 years, working with and for community partners including The Arc Baltimore, Tunbridge Charter School, and Strong City Baltimore.

2. "Assessing Student Active Citizenship and Civic Engagement"

Loyola's faculty director for community-engaged learning and scholarship shares formative and summative assessment strategies to measure student activism and outcomes of civic engagement.

Location: Maryland Hall 243

Presenter: Allen Brizee

  • Allen Brizee (Writing) is the faculty director for community-engaged learning and scholarship in the CCSJ and has taught service-learning at Loyola for nine years. He has also conducted community-based research through the York Road Literacy and Employment Initiative with GEDCO/Cares Career Connection. He wrote about this work in his 2016 book Partners in Literacy. In 2015, Allen won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship.

3. "Pedagogies for Active Citizenship"

This session will help participants identify and develop pedagogy and learning outcomes which support active citizenship. The session is intended for instructors of all disciplines.

Location: Maryland Hall 247

Presenter: Marie Heath

  • Marie Heath (Education Specialties) is an assistant professor in the School of Education whose research and teaching centers on the intersection of education, civic engagement, and technology in order to foster social change. She examines the connections between participatory practices and justice-oriented citizenship and the ways that teachers might support a critical approach to learning inspired by action, engagement, and connection. Prior to her work in higher education, Marie taught social studies in Maryland public schools.
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Conversation
McGuire Hall East
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Other Afternoon Offerings

1. "Enhancing Loyola's Brand"

Enhancing Loyola's brand has been identified as one of the seven areas of focus distilled from The Ignatian Compass, Loyola's strategic plan. This workshop will introduce you to the new brand strategy and discuss ideas for living out Loyola's brand in out day-to-day work.

Session times: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Knott Hall 007

Presenter: Sharon Higgins

  • Sharon Higgins (Marketing and Communications), associate vice president for marketing and communications.

2. "Using Virtual Reality in your Classroom"

Learn how the Library's virtual reality program can support your teaching. The library offers faculty a reservable VR classroom that includes four headset stations and 30 Google Cardboard units available for checkout so you can bring to your class. Marianna Carlucci will describe her use of Google Cardboard with an app that demonstrates the psychological effects of solitary confinement, and library staff will be ready to discuss VR and other services and programming appropriate for your teaching needs.

Session time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Knott Hall 009

Presenters: Marianna Carlucci and Matthew Treskon

  • Marianna Carlucci (Psychology) has been using virtual reality in the classroom for the past year and has been experimenting with other areas of the Innovation Station, including their 3D printer.
  • Matthew Treskon (Loyola/Notre Dame Library), technology librarian, has overseen the development of the library's makerspace, the Innovation Station, which includes technologies ranging from 3D tech to audio recording to virtual reality for learning and creative endeavors. More information

3. "Introduction to Innovative Classroom Technology"

Representatives from Loyola's technology provider for the new Knott 105 and Knott 107 prototype innovation classrooms will be available to introduce faculty to the pedagogical capabilities of each room's technology. Faculty who taught in the renovated classrooms during spring 2019 will be available to offer peer support and answer questions.

Session times: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Knott Hall 105 and 107

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