Conference/Webinar Opportunities

FREE recorded proceeds from the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE); sessions include using Game-Based Learning, Using Cognitive Science to enhance Technology Teaching and  Innovation in Higher Education (http://opensunycotesummit2015.edublogs.org/mediasite/)


Discipline-based Webinars: March, April and May of 2015

From NCAT (National Center for Academic Transformation)

Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned:

  • March 10, 2015 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning College Algebra at the University of Missouri-St. Louis presented by Shahla Peterman, featuring the use of the Emporium Model, a proven approach to learning college-level mathematics.
  • April 14, 2015 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Women in Society at Arizona State University presented by Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis, featuring the redesign of a large enrollment, general education course using the Replacement Model, a blended learning approach.
  • May 12, 2015 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Developmental English and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University (TN) presented by Martin Golson, featuring the use of the Linked Workshop Model for developmental education.

You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee.  Go to http://thencat.org/Webinars/2015Webinars.html to register.

Videos of prior webinars may be accessed at http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/Webinars.html.

  • American and European History (SUNY Potsdam)
  • Chemistry (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
  • College Algebra (University of Central Florida)
  • Computing and Information Literacy (Arizona State University)
  • Developmental Math (Cleveland State Community College, Chattanooga State Community College, Manchester Community College and Northwest-Shoals Community College)
  • Developmental Reading (Northeast State Technical Community College)
  • Economics (Buffalo State College)
  • General Psychology (Frostburg State University and the University of New Mexico)
  • Getting Started on Course Redesign: examples of how redesign efforts began at both four- and two-year institutions
  • Redesigning Science: Case Studies in Biology and Chemistry
  • Statistics (Niagara County Community College)


May 19-21, 2015, Dee Fink & Associates will host their Annual National Workshop on “Designing Courses for Greater Student Engagement & Better Learning” in Chicago, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

  • This workshop teaches participants how to design their courses in a way that leads to greater student engagement and better student learning.
  • You can find additional information about the workshop itself, its cost, lodging, and procedures for registering, here: http://www.deefinkandassociates.com/index.php/workshops/chicago-2015/Note: There is a Group Discount of 25% if 4 or more people from the same institution register for the workshop.


UBTech 2015 -Call for Presentations

 Rosen Shingle Creek • Orlando • J​une 15-17, 2015 • Registration Opens January 2015
The deadline for submitting a presentation proposal is Dec. 19. Speaker notifications will be made in late January.
Be a Speaker at Higher Ed’s Growing Technology Leadership Event–Now Featuring a Brand New Track on Institutional & Student Success!UBTech 2015 will explore how the creative use of technology on campus is generating new success stories, and overcoming today’s toughest campus challenges.  The UBTech program features multiple formats: strategic presentations, roundtable-style discussions, and interactive workshops in the following areas:

  • Instructional Technology: content, course delivery, apps, online/remote instruction, MOOCs, flipped classrooms
  • Campus IT: networks, security, enterprise, virtualization, storage, data management, cloud computing
  • Facilities & Infrastructure: space planning and design, sustainability, energy management, accessibility
  • AV Integration: collaborative learning spaces, maintenance and support, training, system adoptions
  • Policy & Practice: intellectual property, social media, technology usage, campus communication, change management, professional development
  • Executive Leadership: growth strategies; new ventures; organizational structure; partnerships; advancement
  • Student Experience: recruitment; retention; academic outcomes; financial and career counseling
  • Business Enterprise: financial affairs; tuition strategies; marketing and branding; operational streamlining

Attendance Opportunities