As Director of the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Scheidenhelm provides training and workshops for faculty and teaching staff across the university. Currently, she and her staff are offering an online teaching certificate course to faculty interested in honing their teaching skills. Carol is the chair of the Academic Technologies Committee at Loyola, and is active on a variety of committee involved with learning technologies. The Faculty Center also co-sponsors the twice-annual Focus on Teaching and Learning event where faculty share their ideas about engaged teaching strategies.
The Faculty Center is also responsible for the assessment effort for the university. Loyola recently standardized on an ePortfolio platform that Center staff are helping to support by working with academic units to create assessment rubrics and portfolio standards at both the course and department level.
An active member of SLATE (Midwest Blackboard Users Group), she enjoys working with other universities improving the effectiveness of teaching with technology. One of her specific teaching-with-technology interests is the use of synchronous discussion in the online class.
Scheidenhelm earned her Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University and taught for the department during her employment in DeKalb. Most recently, she taught English courses online for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of General Studies Program. She also served as the Assistant Director for the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at NIU.