Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development

Teaching Enhancement Workshop

"Level Up Your Teaching," Thursday, January 12, 2023 -Virtual

Program | TEW Committee | Past Workshops

Each new semester is an opportunity to try new things in the classroom. The January 2023 TEW sessions are designed to help you "level up" your teaching without stretching you too thin. That's the win-win that we all need for the new year. 

RSVP to tew@loyola.edu.

Schedule of events

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Community-Engaged Pedagogy

In this session, you’ll be able to choose between two breakout rooms, each presenting multiple ways of incorporating community engagement into your work. In one breakout room, panelists will focus on community-engaged teaching, with a particular emphasis on upcoming opportunities for Spring ’23. In the other, panelists will provide an introduction to community-engaged scholarship. We’ll explore ways to connect your own research agenda with community partners and consider strategies for supporting student research, a high-impact practice. These two conversations will feature CCSJ staff and Loyola faculty with experience doing this work as teachers and as researchers. You’ll also learn about institutional support for community engagement via Kolvenbach grants and other opportunities from ORSP, CCSJ, and the Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice.

Moderator: Stephen Park (English/CCSJ)

  • Breakout 1: Community-Engaged Learning Opportunities for Spring 2023
    Ben Belz (CCSJ) and Gia McGinnis (CCSJ) 
  • Resources:
    Belz, B. & Park, S., "Opportunities for Community Engagement," January Teaching Enhancement Workshop, 2023. (PDF)
  • Breakout 2: Introduction to Community-Engaged Scholarship and Student Research
    Nouf Bazaz (Education Specialties), Rajesh Kumar (ORSP), and Qi Shi (Education Specialties)

10:45 - 11 a.m.


11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Win-Win Teaching Strategies

This session will highlight teaching strategies that benefit student learning and lighten the professor’s workload. You’ll be able to choose between two breakout rooms. The first will feature Loyola’s experts in course design who will offer guidance on how to make your materials and activities easy for students to navigate and easy for you to manage. Friction with students can minimized through thoughtful course design. The second breakout will outline specific activities that (i) engage students’ varied backgrounds (ii) encourage students to interact with you, the content and each other. These learning activities improve student learning and also reduce class prep time. Work less for better results? Sounds good to us!

Moderator: Carrie Horowitz-Lang (Teacher Education)

1 p.m.

Afternoon Sessions

Finding the Time: Faculty Writing Retreats

Join your colleagues in January for an intensive writing session with breaks for food, community, and perhaps a bit of healthy griping. Come with an achievable goal and good attitude. Open to all faculty.

If you would like to take part in the writing retreat, please RSVP to nfenchak@loyola.edu

Loyola/Notre Dame Library Board Room 

Teaching Enhancement Committee Members, 2022-23

  • Diana Betz (Psychology) 
  • Mavis Biss, Chair (Philosophy) 
  • Irem Demirkan (Management and Organizations)
  • Carrie Horwitz Lang (Teacher Education)
  • Stephen Park (English)
  • Andrew Schoeffield (Biology)
  • Beth Kotchick (Psychology /Academic Affairs), ex officio

Past Teaching Enhancement Workshops

August 2022: The Joy of Teaching

January 2022: What are my Students Thinking?

September 2021: Stepping Through the Portal: Rebuilding Community

January 2021: Best Use of Zoom and Classroom Sessions

August 2020: Planning for Fall 2020: Classroom Trial Sessions

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