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Frederick Barnhart, University Libraries

Jack Corliss, Information Services

Patrick Green, Experiential Learning

Jessica Horowitz, Graduate School

Shannon Milligan, FCIP

Bruce Montes, Information Services

Julia Pryce, FCIP

Carol Scheidenhelm, FCIP

Bill Sellers, ORS

Tim Walker, Information Services

Susan Wardzala, University Libraries

FOTL: January 9, 2014

December 12th, 2013

The FOTL Planning Group has gone through the 17 proposals submitted for sessions at the upcoming event. This is the largest number of submissions we have ever received, making the decisions difficult (we can accommodate only 11 sessions). But the program we have assembled is our most diverse and interesting to date. We hope you […]

Note from Faculty Member re: FOTL

August 26th, 2013

Thought I’d share this note from Pam Morris regarding the benefits of attending and presenting at FOTL: “Just a note to tell you how much I appreciate the FOTL! The events have helped me gain a perspective for pedagogical practices to achieve effective student learning. The presentation I gave at the Spring 2013 FOTL about […]

thanks for a good FOTL

August 26th, 2013

Thanks to all the presenters and those who attended the recent FOTL event. We had great attendance and a wonderful variety of informative sessions. The sponsoring units and their staff members also deserve a heart-felt thank you.

Fall FOTL is August 15

July 31st, 2013

Register now for Focus on Teaching and Learning scheduled for August 15 on the Lake Shore Campus. We will also have sites at the Maywood and Water Tower Campuses. If you plan to attend remotely, please note your intent when you register for the event. We would like to be certain the rooms we have […]

Open Registration for Summer Online Teaching Workshops

May 13th, 2013

The following is a listing of all workshops we will be offering during May & June. Each workshop has two sessions to choose from. These hour-long sessions are online, are spaced throughout the day and week for your convenience, and are open to all Loyola faculty and instructors.

Keynote Speaker, Randall Bass, FOTL Spring 2013

March 6th, 2013

Click here for Dr. Bass’s webpage and blog:  Dr. Bass Click here to access Dr. Bass’s presentation:  Keynote      “Randy Bass is Associate Provost and Professor of English at Georgetown University, and Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), a campus-wide center, supporting faculty work in new learning and […]

Reflective Writing

February 26th, 2013

In his 1944 book How We Think, Dewey defines education as “that reconstruction or reorganization of experience which adds to the meaning of experience, and which increases [one's] ability to direct the course of subsequent experiences.”  Building on and interpreting Dewey, Carol Rodgers argues that academic reflection is fundamentally “a meaning-making process that moves a […]

Real Time Online Classes

February 26th, 2013

Ideas/Thoughts There are sometimes issues with scheduling. One way to get around this is to poll students on times for synchronous sessions. There was also the questions of whether multiple options for dates and times could be shown in locus One person noted that some classes (such as classes with a clinical/lab element) need to […]

Flipped Classroom

February 26th, 2013

Used Team-based Learning model for flipped classroom in Senior Nursing leadership course Faculty characteristics – not sage on stage, facilitator, no content review in class Student characteristics (in TBL model) – teams, group think, collaborate, evaluate peers and learn from experience, active learners, application level Traditional flipped classroom in Computer Science course – lectures placed […]


February 26th, 2013

For faculty/departments Need to clarify the process for faculty/departments to use ePortfolios Questions about how to scale up appropriately while still maintaining best practices & an integrated approach. Question of how to assess at the macro (institutional) level: CORE, university learning outcomes, etc. How to reframe reflection assignments using multi-media – “multimodal reflection” – What […]