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2020 Sullivan University Faculty Retreat

October 8-9, 2020
Live Virtual Faculty Retreat
Call for Session Proposals
Theme: Lessons Learned for Teaching During Times of Change.

During the past few years we have experienced many changes emanating from the inside (e.g. merger, new and changing programs, census, Blackboard for everyone, new technologies) and from the outside (e.g. regulations, up and down economy, COVID-19). What has remained constant is our dedication to our students and to quality education. Our 2020 Faculty Retreat will also feature change (a fully live virtual event being held Thursday evening and Friday morning). This new format will allow our remote/adjunct faculty to participate in the Retreat in a way that has not been possible in the past.

We invite proposals that highlight innovations, best practices and lessons learned for teaching—particularly during times of change. Presenters will have the choice of delivering their presentations: 1) live via Collaborate or 2) recording their sessions in advance, which will be available during and after the conference, along with the ability for participants to participate in discussions about the sessions.

Sessions may include (but are not limited to):

  • Mitigating the effects of COVID-19
  • How to increase student and faculty engagement
  • Dealing with difficult students
  • Activities that make learning fun
  • How to better support our adjunct faculty
  • Strategies for live remote instruction
  • Strategies for virtual office hours
  • Strategies for creating faculty videos
  • How to make effective course announcements
  • How to utilize Blackboard features and tools
  • What aspects of online/remote courses can be used in face-to-face courses
  • Hybrid and flipped instruction
  • Free/open educational resources
  • Specific products, tools or apps for faculty and students
  • Any other best practices or strategies
Deadline for Proposals: Friday August 14, 5:00 pm

Faculty Retreat Call For Proposals