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    Carol Scheidenhelm

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  • Online? Blended? On Ground? When is Learning Just Learning?

    July 12th, 2017

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    Scholars have dedicated a lot of print to the needs of online students, and rightly so. Online learning has a unique set of challenges for both the student and faculty. But have we reached a point where we are spending too much time making the distinction between online learning and just learning? With the ubiquitous […]


    Dealing with Controversy in the Classroom

    April 21st, 2017

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    The current political environment is evolving so rapidly that we, as educators, need to continuously react to situations we have become aware of within days—or even hours—of class time. This constant flow of politically-charged information and alternative facts presents unprecedented challenges to our previously held convictions about free speech in the classroom. Many faculty simply […]


    Sharing Teaching Practice as Research

    January 13th, 2017

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    A routine component of most academics’ professional lives includes attending conferences for the purpose of learning new strategies and contemporary ideas about disciplinary research studies and practice. This sharing of research is prevalent even within academic departments at the university. Yet when we ask faculty what venues they have for sharing ideas about teaching or […]


    Academic Fitbits

    July 15th, 2016

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    Twitter. Fitbit. Pokemon Go. When many of us began teaching and working in higher education, these concepts simply did not exist (to be fair, one would have to be just weeks old not to pre-date Pokemon Go): we called or wrote people to share our ideas; If we wanted to measure our activity, we had […]


    Ignatian Pedagogy and the Spiritual Exercises

    Ignatian Pedagogy and the Spiritual Exercises

    March 30th, 2016

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    In the almost ten years I have been at Loyola, I’ve encountered a great number of faculty committed to transformative teaching. Central to the Jesuit concept of educational practice, transformative education is not merely a method of teaching but a means by which students make meaning of their learning, their lives and their place in […]


    Reflecting on Focus on Teaching & Learning

    Reflecting on Focus on Teaching & Learning

    February 11th, 2016

    by Ryan Crisp

    By Julia Pryce, PhD Associate Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy Associate Professor, School of Social Work This January’s Focus on Teaching & Learning (FOTL) was slightly different than the others, and it took me a little while to pin down quite how. Surely the location, in the lovely Schreiber Center, was part of it; […]


    Inspiration

    January 11th, 2016

    by Terry Moy

    My uncle recently moved to Macau, China to join the faculty at the University of Macau.  Once he arrived he sent me a text message late in the night.  It read, “Do you know Ricci?  Matteo Ricci?  He is a big deal here.”  Being late in the night and not knowing the context I really […]


    A City Resting on a Hill

    November 16th, 2015

    by Shannon Milligan

    “Walk beside me and be my friend”-From a Jewish children’s song A friend asked if I’d been following the news out of Missouri: had I heard about the President resigning? The things said (and, perhaps even more strikingly, the things not said) to students at the University of Missouri? I replied that I had indeed […]


    FOTL 2015: Inspired, Emboldened, and Refreshed

    September 1st, 2015

    by Ryan Crisp

    By Julia Pryce, Ph.D. Associate Director, FCIP This year’s Focus on Teaching & Learning event, which was focused on the theme of social justice, did not disappoint, as I jumped from one presentation to the next, trying to catch parts of multiple presentations at once so as to not miss out on enough content to […]


    Teaching, Research and Reflection

    August 17th, 2015

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    Jesuit educators have a long tradition of encouraging reflective practice among students. Providing opportunities for students to reflect on what they have learned enables them to determine what changes they will make in their lives based on their new understanding of who they are in relation to the world. Some actions resulting from these reflections […]