Center for Teaching and Learning

Lunch Series

The Lunch Series provides a forum for faculty and others to learn about and discuss issues relevant to teaching and learning at Cal Lutheran.

We meet from 12:15 – 1:00 pm on Thursdays in SBET 127 (unless otherwise noted). Lunch is provided.

If you would like to propose a topic or to lead a series session, please contact Joan Wines at x3277 or

See archived Teaching and Learning Series Lunch Sessions 2002-2014 at

SPRING 2015 Thursdays

Topic Presenter Date

"The Teacher-Scholar Model: Promoting Student Learning and Fostering a Community of Inquiry"

Grady Hanrahan (Assosciate Provost of Experiential Learning, Research, and Faculty Development) January 22
"Finding and Incorporating E-Videos and Other Visual Digital Materials via Blackboard" Lala Badal (Informational Resources Assistant Director ISS) and Joseph Henle (CTL Blackboard Information Specialist) January 29
"Utilizing the New Student Planning Function in Web Advisor" Maria Kohnke (Registrar) February 5
"Career Services Outcomes: Internships, Jobs, Graduate Schools, and New Growth Areas" Cindy Lewis (Director of Career Services) February 12
"Applications of CLU's NetVUE Grant" Cynthia De Martino (CTL Director) and Angela Naginey (Senior Director of Student Success) February 19
"Valuing the Introverted Student in an Extrovert Dominant Culture" Monica Gracyalny (Marketing Communication) February 26
"Opportunities for CLU Faculty: Teaching and Learning Abroad" Lisa Loberg Ed.D. (Study Abroad Center Director) March 5

"A Cold Calling Model for the Classroom: Some Unexpected Results"

Maryjo Shane and Laura Donna Carson (School of Management) March12

Content Technologies”: Customizing Cross-Curricular Study Guides for Students and Faculty”

Paul Witman (School of Management) March19
"A Cross Curricular Model for Student Centered Learning" Chad Barber (Biology) March 26
Spring Break March 28-April 5    

“Involving Your Students in CLU’s SEEd Project”

Bryan Rasmussen (English) April 9

"Using the New Library Classroom: An Overview"

Note: We will meet at 12:15 in Library Room 138; lunch will be served

Joseph Henle (Center for Teaching and Learning) and Zareh Marselian (Associate Provost ISS) Apri 16
"Clickers Tutorial" David Nelson (History)

Apri 23

"What Faculty Should Know about FERPA" Maria Kohnke (Registrar) Apri 30
Joint Session with the Center for Equality and Justice: "How to Deal with Difficult Dversity Topics in Classroom Discussions" Fculty Panel May 7
"How to Plan,Script, and Perform Engaging Teaching Videos" Barry Burns (Multimedia) May 14

Fall 2014 Thursdays

Topic Presenter Date
Discussion: "The Teaching Naked Cycle:
Technology Is a Tool, but Psychology Is the New Pedagogy" See < go.cfm?a

Try to read this recent article by Goucher College's president before the CTL session.

Andrea Sell (Psychology)


"Re-emphasizing Writing acoss the Curriculum: What's New and Relevant in ENGL 110 and the Writing Center" Joan Wines (English)
Scott Chiu (English/Writing Center Director)
"Using Google Docs" David Nelson (History) 9/18
" through an Expert's Lens" John Choe ( 9/25
"Blogging for Fun and Pedagogy: A Tool for Student Engagement" Paul Witman, Lisa Buono, and Jonathan Cordero
"Time-saving Tips for Blackboard Grading and Assignments" Louise Kelly (Exercise Science) 10/9
"Tips and Tricks on Course Design and Deployment in Blackboard." Joseph Henle (Center for Teaching and Learning) 10/16
"How Media Services Can Help You Enhance Teaching and Learning" Glen Rewal (Media Services) 10/23
"Student Self Validation: Why It's Important and How to Instill It" Barry Burns (Multimedia) 10/30
"Exciting Opportunities for Your Students through CLU's New Membership in HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)" Rafaela Fiore Urizar (Spanish) 11/06
"Updates to the University Honors Program" Colleen Windham-Hughes (Religion) 11/13
"Principles of Managing Time and Boundaries in a Virtual Classroom" Harry Starn (Director of Online Learning) 11/20
"Active Learning Spaces: How Changing a Room Can Change Teaching and Learning Experiences" Lala Badal (ISS) and Cia DeMartino (CTL Director) 12/4
"Core 21: A Discussion" Jose Marichal (Political Science) and Tim Hengst (Multimedia) 12/11


SPRING 2014 Thursdays

Topic Presenter Date
Advising Basics: The Short List David Nelson (History) Jan 23
Teaching with iPads: Interactive Demonstration (Please bring your iPads!) Dan Restuccio (Multimedia) Jan 30
Teaching Excellence Award Series: Michael Arndt Michael Arndt (Theater Arts) Feb 6
Reflections on Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities Rafaela Fiore-Uriza (Spanish)
Christine Sellin (Art)
Marylie Gerson (Psychology)
David Nelson (History)
Feb 13
Getting Students Up-to-Speed with Materials That Provide Remedial Help: Kahn Academy Michael Gagliardo (Math)
Feb 20
Exploring the Dual Face of Wikipedia Cia DeMartino (CTL Director) Feb 27
The Importance of and Procedures for Instructing Students in Metacognitive Techniques Andrea Sell (Psychology) Mar 6
Distinguishing Experiential and Service Learning Bill Bilodeau (Geology) Mar 13
Spring Break March 15 -March 23    

"Creating a Positive Class Dynamic: Student-Generated Service Program in Haiti"

CLICK HERE to watch the recording of this session

Ryan Glatt (student) and Russell Stockard (Communication) Mar 27
Publishing the CLU Echo: A Campus-wide Experiential Learning Project Kirstie Hettinga (Communication) Apr 3
"A Discussion about Class Discussions"
Teaching Excellence Award Series: Linda Ritterbush
Linda Ritterbush (Geology) Apr 10
WASC Essay #7 Sam Thomas (Religion) Apr 17
Social Services and Service Learning in Broadcast News Production: A Spot Light on Ventura County Social Services David Grannis (Communication) Apr 24
The Sustainable Classroom: Some Theory and Practice Sam Thomas (Religion) May 1
Need-to-Know Info on CLU's New Phone System Nancy Marks (Starnet Data) Cristina Mendez and Zareh Marselian ISS) May 8