Effective Teaching: Moving Students from Perplexity to Discovery

Ken Seeskin presented this topic on the Mequon campus on April 25, 2014. If you missed his presentation, you can view it here.

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The Persistence of Vision

If you missed the May 5, 2014 presentation by Dr. Jeffrey E. Burkart you can view the recording here.

The Persistence of Vision: Reflections on Faith and Learning

Burkart, Jeffrey

Dr. Burkart is an Emeritus Professor of Educational Communications/Media & Artist in Residence at Concordia University Stain Paul.


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7 Characteristics of Good Learners

This is a great list Maryellen Weimer pulled together describing seven characteristics of good learners.

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Self-regulated learning from live lectures

Lectures can have a bad rap as being passive for students. Read this article to learn how to incorporate self-regulated learning into your live lectures.

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Learning to Learn

Here is an excellent article from Karl R. Wirth and Dexter Perkins (2008) that provides an excellent overview of different learning theories including the Cognitive Domain (Bloom), Affective Domain (Krathwohl), a Taxonomy of Significant Learning (Fink), the Learning Cycle (Kolb), Levels of Intellectual Development (Baxter Magolda), critical thinking and metacognition.

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Submit your proposal for the Concordia University Faculty Scholarship Day

Concordia University Faculty Scholarship Day

Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Mequon Campus.

Submit proposals to present either a poster or a platform presentation by August 29, 2014.  For more information contact members of the Concordia Faculty Scholarship Committee or Dr. Leah Dvorak  (leah.dvorak@cuw.edu).

Scholarship Day Abstract submission form 2014


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March and April CELT Newsletters

Along with current program information, the CELT newsletter includes articles and resources that address teaching and learning.

March CUAA Newsletter March CUW Newsletter

April CUAA Newsletter April CUW Newsletter

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Extreme Makeover: Lecture Edition

If you missed the March 17 Lunch n’ Learn by Tina Orr (Nursing) and Susan Gallanis (CELT) you can view it here.

This presentation describes the process of incorporating active learning strategies into a high content nursing course.

You can find the presentation handouts here.


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Instructor Self-Assessment: Tools and Techniques

“A good teacher teaches and learns” (Chan, 2010). Evaluating your own teaching is an excellent way to identify strong aspects of your work and areas of improvement.

Here are some resources to get you started.

This link from the University of Hong Kong describes different self-evaluation methods and includes additional online resources.

This link from the University of Texas at Austin offers a step-by-step guide for developing your self-assessment plan.



Chan C.(2010) Assessment: Evaluating your own Teaching, Assessment Resources@HKU, University of Hong Kong [http://ar.cetl.hku.hk]: Accessed March 31, 2014 from http://ar.cetl.hku.hk/evaluate_teach.htm#2.

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For Learners

Here are a couple of articles you might want to share with your learners. It’s a great way to give college students some advice for a successful learning experience. The first is Dr. Robert Leamnson’s article Learning (Your First Job). The second is the same information, but is more condensed.

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