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    Carol Scheidenhelm

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    Julia Pryce

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    Sarah Dysart

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    Shannon Milligan

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    Terry Moy


  • FOTL as a Community of Practice

    July 30th, 2014

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    Twice annually, Loyola University Chicago organizes the Focus on Teaching and Learning event designed to provide a forum where professionals can gather to share ideas about the art of teaching. Since its inception in January 2007, FOTL has provided a forum where faculty have provided countless presentations on strategies for engaging students in the learning […]


    Faculty Teaching Awards

    April 16th, 2014

    by Julia Pryce

    Over the last many months, I have been working closely with FCIP staff and our Advisory Board members to revisit and enhance the University’s process of granting teaching awards. This has been a stimulating and rewarding process, as we work together from multiple disciplines and perspectives to understand how to honor and acknowledge the breadth […]


    Academic Integrity Revisited

    April 15th, 2014

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    The April 7, 2014 issue of America: The National Catholic Weekly features a short article discussing the state of cheating and academic dishonesty in higher education today. Author of the article, Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., outlines the key points in a recently published book on the topic: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (by James […]


    The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

    February 24th, 2014

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    “If teaching is a scholarly endeavor, let’s treat it as such.” This statement by Dr. Julie Glass appropriately sums up one of the current “hot topics” in higher education: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, generally referred to as SoTL. Though it has been discussed for well over a decade, SoTL is beginning to grow […]


    Julia Pryce on FOTL

    December 20th, 2013

    by Sarah Dysart

    A note from the FCIP’s Associate Director, Julia Pryce about the upcoming FOTL event: As the holidays approach and grades are turned in, I find myself looking forward to the “Focus on Teaching & Learning” event, which will be held on Loyola’s Water Tower campus on January 9, 2014. Although I have participated in FOTL […]


    Meaningful Assessment

    December 13th, 2013

    by Shannon Milligan

    In the past, some of my personal goals read like generic New Year’s resolutions: eat better, exercise more, call home more.  I started off with the best intentions and, by March, had all but given up.  That 5K I wanted to run?  Not happening unless I was being chased for a very, very long time. […]


    Ignatian Pedagogy in the Classroom

    November 26th, 2013

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    Cura personalis. Magis. AMDG. These terms, familiar in Jesuit ideology, may be less obvious as we move into the classroom. How do we exemplify these ideals as faculty working with students? On Wednesday, November 20, three Loyola faculty shared their views on how Ignatian Pedagogy informs their work in the classroom, and the teaching and […]


    Lecture Capture at Loyola

    November 13th, 2013

    by Sarah Dysart

    Loyola is currently piloting Panopto, a lecture capture platform, which allows instructors to simultaneously record screen content (such as your PowerPoint slides or the website you are navigating) and video of the instructor. An instructor can share a lecture capture recording directly in Sakai via the Sakai integration or by distributing the link to the […]


    Lessons Learned

    Lessons Learned

    October 25th, 2013

    by Terry Moy

    Imagine an office with several unlabeled boxes neatly stacked in the corner.  There are assorted piles of papers, handouts, books, and mail on a desk.    Would you be able to tell what are in the boxes without opening them?  Would you be able to find something easily on the desk? A student signing on to […]


    Ignatian Pedagogy Discussion Series

    October 17th, 2013

    by Sarah Dysart

    This past week, we kicked off the first sessions of our Ignatian Pedagogy Faculty and Staff Discussion Series that meet monthly on both Lakeshore and Water Tower campuses. These groups convened faculty and staff from myriad schools and disciplines, including the Schools of Communication, Business, and Social Work, departments of Physics, Political Science, and Chemistry, […]