UW Extended Campus

2020  Collaborative Online Programs Faculty Symposium

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Collaborative Online Faculty Symposium. Like you we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and responses from state government and UW System. Based on those responses and uncertainty regarding this situation we have decided to formally cancel the 2020 symposium. We look forward to hosting the 2021 event and to your attendance and participation.

 

Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning

A professional development opportunity for faculty teaching in online
collaborative programs administered by UW Extended Campus.
Network and engage with faculty, instructional designers, and
media staff to share and discuss best practices in online teaching and learning.

Keynote Speaker

Are They Ready? Preparing Learners for the Future of Work

Currently, workplaces across industries are undertaking massive shifts due to increased use of technologies, the expansion of artificial intelligence, and a reconsideration of the value of employees. In this keynote, Dr. Katie Linder will offer social and economic contexts for these changes and share some of the ways that higher education stakeholders can respond to keep our learning environments relevant for the future of work. Participants will walk away with a deeper awareness of the skills students and instructors need to develop in order to stay current, as well as strategies for making learning intentional and meaningful in the midst of rapidly changing educational expectations.

Dr. Katie Linder

Dr. Katie Linder is currently the executive director for program development at Kansas State University Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University. Katie is also a Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.

Katie is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. For the past several years her work has focused on blended course design best practices, institutional supports for accessible online learning, and research literacy for scholarship of teaching and learning practitioners and distance education stakeholders.

Her latest works include Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (stylus, 2020; co-authored with Kevin Kelly and Tom Tobin), Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff and Administrators (Stylus, 2018), and High-Impact Practices in Online Education (Stylus, 2018). She is also the author of The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide (Stylus, 2016).

Katie earned her BA in English Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and her MA and PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University.

2020 Faculty Symposium Agenda Draft v1

Time Event
9:30 AM-11:30 AM

This meeting is designed for current faculty serving in the Academic Director role for their program and campus.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Registration/Check in

Noon-12:45 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Currently, workplaces across industries are undertaking massive shifts due to increased use of technologies, the expansion of artificial intelligence, and a reconsideration of the value of employees. In this keynote, Dr. Katie Linder will offer social and economic contexts for these changes and share some of the ways that higher education stakeholders can respond to keep our learning environments relevant for the future of work. Participants will walk away with a deeper awareness of the skills students and instructors need to develop in order to stay current, as well as strategies for making learning intentional and meaningful in the midst of rapidly changing educational expectations.

1:45 PM-2:45 PM

Over the past two years, there have been over 10,000 lawsuits filed against universities for not meeting The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Do not fret, UW Extended Campus has taken actions to ensure our online course content is accessible for all students. Join our expert instructional designers and media strategists as they share under-the-hood strategies for ensuring online course content is accessible. Attendees will learn seven techniques that UW Extended Campus employs to ensure content meets ADA standards.

Presenters: Laurie Berry and Patrick Wirth

Now that all UW campuses have been using Canvas for a year or more, faculty and designers have developed some best practices surrounding features of interest to faculty, including rubrics, question banks, and some third-party tools. You’ll come away with useful tips on how to address some of the more complex tasks in course design and maintenance.

Presenter: Stephen Beers

Together we’ll explore best practices for implementing high-impact practices (HIPs) in online courses. We’ll showcase examples from actual courses and discuss some of the research and recommendations found in High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices. Those who attend have a chance to win a copy of this book edited by our guest speaker, Katie Linder! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to HIPs, you’ll find inspiration to bring back to your virtual classroom.

Presenter: Eileen Horn

Come learn how the Backward Design Process can be implemented to ensure a sound course design that facilitates student success. We’ll discuss best practices for the alignment of objectives, assessments and resources, and we’ll define how the instructional designer (ID), faculty member, and media representative work successfully together utilizing this model. Example of working documents used by faculty and IDs will be showcased during the presentation.

Presenters: Eric Peloza and Jen Russo

There is no doubt that teaching online is different than teaching in person; however, there are small steps that one can take to make a big difference for students. Come prepared to both learn and share creative strategies that can improve your online course one step at a time.

Presenter: Amy Lane

Creating learning spaces that motivate our students can be challenging when students come from a range of backgrounds and have different goals for their educational journeys. In this workshop, Dr. Katie Linder will outline some of the foundational aspects of mindset and motivation that we should consider in order to design meaningful online learning environments for our students. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how to embed conversations about students’ values into their learning experiences in order to motivate and encourage students to engage with course content and materials in personalized and unique ways.

Presenter: Dr. Katie Linder

2:45 PM-3:00 PM

Refreshment Break

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Over the past two years, there have been over 10,000 lawsuits filed against universities for not meeting The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Do not fret, UW Extended Campus has taken actions to ensure our online course content is accessible for all students. Join our expert instructional designers and media strategists as they share under-the-hood strategies for ensuring online course content is accessible. Attendees will learn seven techniques that UW Extended Campus employs to ensure content meets ADA standards.

Presenters: Laurie Berry and Patrick Wirth

Now that all UW campuses have been using Canvas for a year or more, faculty and designers have developed some best practices surrounding features of interest to faculty, including rubrics, question banks, and some third-party tools. You’ll come away with useful tips on how to address some of the more complex tasks in course design and maintenance.

Presenter: Stephen Beers

Together we’ll explore best practices for implementing high-impact practices (HIPs) in online courses. We’ll showcase examples from actual courses and discuss some of the research and recommendations found in High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices. Those who attend have a chance to win a copy of this book edited by our guest speaker, Katie Linder! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to HIPs, you’ll find inspiration to bring back to your virtual classroom.

Presenter: Eileen Horn

Come learn how the Backward Design Process can be implemented to ensure a sound course design that facilitates student success. We’ll discuss best practices for the alignment of objectives, assessments and resources, and we’ll define how the instructional designer (ID), faculty member, and media representative work successfully together utilizing this model. Example of working documents used by faculty and IDs will be showcased during the presentation.

Presenters: Eric Peloza and Jen Russo

There is no doubt that teaching online is different than teaching in person; however, there are small steps that one can take to make a big difference for students. Come prepared to both learn and share creative strategies that can improve your online course one step at a time.

Presenter: Amy Lane

Creating learning spaces that motivate our students can be challenging when students come from a range of backgrounds and have different goals for their educational journeys. In this workshop, Dr. Katie Linder will outline some of the foundational aspects of mindset and motivation that we should consider in order to design meaningful online learning environments for our students. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how to embed conversations about students’ values into their learning experiences in order to motivate and encourage students to engage with course content and materials in personalized and unique ways.

Presenter: Dr. Katie Linder

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

Over the past two years, there have been over 10,000 lawsuits filed against universities for not meeting The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Do not fret, UW Extended Campus has taken actions to ensure our online course content is accessible for all students. Join our expert instructional designers and media strategists as they share under-the-hood strategies for ensuring online course content is accessible. Attendees will learn seven techniques that UW Extended Campus employs to ensure content meets ADA standards.

Presenters: Laurie Berry and Patrick Wirth

Now that all UW campuses have been using Canvas for a year or more, faculty and designers have developed some best practices surrounding features of interest to faculty, including rubrics, question banks, and some third-party tools. You’ll come away with useful tips on how to address some of the more complex tasks in course design and maintenance.

Presenter: Stephen Beers

Together we’ll explore best practices for implementing high-impact practices (HIPs) in online courses. We’ll showcase examples from actual courses and discuss some of the research and recommendations found in High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices. Those who attend have a chance to win a copy of this book edited by our guest speaker, Katie Linder! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to HIPs, you’ll find inspiration to bring back to your virtual classroom.

Presenter: Eileen Horn

Come learn how the Backward Design Process can be implemented to ensure a sound course design that facilitates student success. We’ll discuss best practices for the alignment of objectives, assessments and resources, and we’ll define how the instructional designer (ID), faculty member, and media representative work successfully together utilizing this model. Example of working documents used by faculty and IDs will be showcased during the presentation.

Presenters: Eric Peloza and Jen Russo

There is no doubt that teaching online is different than teaching in person; however, there are small steps that one can take to make a big difference for students. Come prepared to both learn and share creative strategies that can improve your online course one step at a time.

Presenter: Amy Lane

Creating learning spaces that motivate our students can be challenging when students come from a range of backgrounds and have different goals for their educational journeys. In this workshop, Dr. Katie Linder will outline some of the foundational aspects of mindset and motivation that we should consider in order to design meaningful online learning environments for our students. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how to embed conversations about students’ values into their learning experiences in order to motivate and encourage students to engage with course content and materials in personalized and unique ways.

Presenter: Dr. Katie Linder

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Join your colleagues for informal conversation.

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Dinner and Faculty Showcase

Time Event
7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Open Spaces Discussions

8:00 AM-10:00 AM
10:15 AM-12:15 AM
10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Open Spaces Discussions

12:15 PM

Grab-n-Go Lunch

Please note that the Faculty Symposium has been canceled. If you made a reservation you should have recieved a cancellation from the Concourse. If you did not receive a cancellation please contact the Concourse at the phone number below.

The meeting will be held at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Blocks of rooms are being held at the hotel for Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1. Rooms will be held until Tuesday, May 5th . If you will need a hotel room please call the hotel and make a reservation before the cutoff date of Tuesday, May 5th. UW Extended Campus will cover the hotel cost. If your plans change and you are not able to attend or do not need the room please be sure to cancel your hotel reservation.

Madison Concourse Hotel

800-356-8293 (please identify yourself as part of the 2020 UW Collaborative Faculty Symposium when making your reservation)

Rate: $131/night

Parking

Parking for overnight guests is available for a fee of $5.00/day.
If you are not staying overnight, parking is available at the City of Madison garage: https://www.cityofmadison.com/parking-utility/garages-lots/state-street-capitol-garage

 

There is no fee to attend the Faculty Symposium. If you will need lodging, please be sure to make your reservation before May 5th. Participants are responsible for their transportation and parking expenses. Please enter the event password provided in the invitation email and Outlook invitation. If you have questions please contact Robin Craig, robin.craig@uwex.edu.