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  • FOTL January 8, 2015 at WTC

    December 12th, 2014

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    With the beginnings of a new strategic plan on the horizon, campus units are gearing up to address the renewed commitment to the many aspects of social justice related to higher education. The Focus on Teaching & Learning (FOTL) planning group is addressing the strategic initiatives by centering the theme of the January 8 program […]

    Introducing Video To Online Courses

    November 17th, 2014

    by Terry Moy

    Instructor: J. Smith Course: Introduction to Vegetable Consumption 101 Office Hours: By Appointment Only   Does this look familiar?  Most likely you’ve seen it in a syllabus or in the case of an online course on the homepage.  You might not think about this in a face to face course but in an online course […]

    Working Together

    November 7th, 2014

    by Shannon Milligan

    “Dreams the way we planned ‘em If we work in tandem There’s no fight we cannot win” These are some of my favorite lyrics from “Defying Gravity,” one of my all-time favorite songs.  The overall song contains a wonderful message about finding your own passions and following your heart.  But the above lyrics underscore another […]

    Hi! I’m the new Office Coordinator

    October 17th, 2014

    by Ryan Crisp

    Since joining the staff of the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy one month ago, the question that I’ve been asked most frequently by friends and former colleagues is “What is Ignatian pedagogy?”  My first response is usually “go to our website,” but these past four weeks have built my confidence to the point where I […]

    Academic Use of Twitter

    October 6th, 2014

    by Carol Scheidenhelm

    At the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, we regularly get questions about acceptable academic uses for social media, particularly Twitter. As technology use becomes more pronounced among our students, the questions increase. Professors Linda Tuncay-Zayer and Stacy Neier from Quinlan School of Business regularly use Twitter in their classes and have shared their experiences and […]

    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 […]