USDLA 35th Anniversary National Conference – USDLA – July 18-21
We are gearing up for our 35th Anniversary celebration so please mark your calendars and join us in Nashville!
Education Summit ’22: Learning Together. Teaching Together. – Course Hero – July 28-29
Join thousands of faculty, instructional designers, and administrators to unravel the latest in learning and teaching – and explore the common ground between the two. Connect with colleagues, hone fresh classroom strategies, and celebrate inspired pedagogy, together, at Education Summit ’22.
Educause 2022 Annual Conference – Educause – October 25-28
With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, the premier higher ed IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.
QM Connect Conference Expanding Possibilities – QM – November 6-9
It’s time to look beyond what you know and look instead at what is possible. Join your peers at this fall’s QM Connect Conference to see how they are Expanding Possibilities.
OLC Accelerate – Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World – OLC – November 1-3 (Virtual), 14-17 (Orlando)
The Online Learning Consortium’s Accelerate 2022 conference, Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World, emphasizes the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Supporting administrators, designers, and educators alike, this conference offers attendees a comprehensive list of sessions and activities tailored to addressing the challenges and goals of our entire community.
Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2021 – Inside Higher Ed
The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of faculty members within higher education triennially since early digital transformation at the turn of the century. This project has aimed to provide actionable findings to help colleges and universities, among other relevant stakeholders such as academic libraries, learned societies, and scholarly publishers, make evidence-based decisions for their planning and strategy.
Against the backdrop of the global pandemic and its numerous impacts to many different facets of higher education, this eighth cycle of the survey once again queried faculty nationally on topics such as scholarly discovery and access, data management, research dissemination, and the value of the library. We also added new questions on key areas of interest, including equitable and holistic teaching practices, instructional support, perspectives on scholarly outputs and open access models, as well as on faculty capacity and evaluation. Our key findings below highlight the most notable results from the 2021 US Faculty Survey.
Promoting Digital Literacy for Adult Learners: A Resource Guide – EdTech Update
This resource offers research-based guidance on supporting and coaching adult learners in developing and applying digital skills.
Calling It Quits – Inside Higher Ed
It remains unclear just how many professors are leaving their jobs during the Great Resignation, but stories about who is leaving, and why, abound. Will institutions be forced to respond with real change?
How to Make the Most of an Academic Conference – The Chronicle of Higher Ed
Advice on navigating professional meetings in all formats — in person, virtual, and hybrid.
Let’s Talk About Race and Academic Integrity – Inside Higher Ed
Race has been missing from conversations around academic integrity even though the issue is racialized through and through, Antar A. Tichavakunda writes.
UAGC Financials Confirm Falling Enrollments and Revenue – PhilonEdTech
It is crucial that institution leaders have an accurate understanding of the experiences of Purdue Global and UAGC, rather than marketing claims, to better inform their decisions.
A course called Transformations is designed for students new to the University of Virginia—but not entirely new to higher education. They’re all adults enrolled in the university’s online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. Each of them has already earned at least 45 college credits—equal to about three semesters—and desires to complete a degree. Yet many of the students want more than that, too.
The New Labor Market: No Bachelor’s Required? – The Hechinger Report
Thanks to a tight labor market, more good jobs are opening up to workers who lack a bachelor’s degree. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced in March that the state government would strip bachelor’s degree requirements from thousands of job listings. A month later, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis directed government agencies in his state to embrace hiring workers for skills, not degrees.
Enabling Midcareer Faculty of Color to Thrive – Inside Higher Ed
We must ask how prevailing policies and practices are — and are not — recognizing the contributions of those faculty members and provide the support they need to succeed, write Sydney Freeman Jr. and Laura W. Perna.
Is Twitter Making Academe Stupid and Mean? – The Chronicle of Higher Ed
Does social media destroy thinking or nurture community? Three professors weigh in.
How to Incorporate Skills-Based Training into Your Curriculum – Fierce Education
In order to justify the value of higher education today, transformational change is paramount. How can we justify the value of higher education? Are certifications becoming more relevant? How can universities match the skills employers require from new graduates?
Student Persistence Rate Inches Toward Pre-Pandemic Level – Campus Technology
Three out of four students who started college in fall 2020 — the first fall semester of the COVID-19 pandemic — returned for a second year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Does Our Academic System Unnecessarily Pit People Against Each Other? – EdSurge Podcast
It’s worth taking a closer look at how the systems we live in — including our education systems — make us feel about ourselves and our connections with our fellow citizens. That’s one key point in an award-winning philosophy paper by Waheed Hussain, and In today’s highly polarized environment, his framework for thinking about ethics in education seems more relevant and important than ever.
In this episode, Faculty Focus talks to Loreen Smith who explains the purpose of a Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Program (P2P), the steps to implement it, and how it can significantly impact students.
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp. In this episode, your guest is Krystal Iseminger, Accessibility & Course Quality Specialist at WSU Tech. Your host is Dr. Joe Sallustio and your sponsor is Anthology Together 2022. This episode was recorded LIVE & in person at the Anthology Together Conference.
Breaking Down Barriers to a Whole-Campus Approach – The Chronicle Of Higher Eduction
Review Readiness: Establishing Internal Review Processes to Prepare for QM Certification Reviews – Quality Matters – July 20
You know proactive collaboration with your colleagues is critical to the course design and review process. So how can you give yourself – and your team – the best possible chance at success?
Flexible Tools for Data Science Education – Educause – July 21
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become critical for organizations seeking to leverage business value from their data. The need for schools to prep students to be technologists well-versed in these tools is in more demand than ever. However, institutions building data science courses are often stymied by the high variability of needs across teachers, faculty, and students. Instructors and students often struggle with configurations of rapidly evolving AI/ML tooling.
Zoom Education Summit – Zoom
This year, Zoom will host its inaugural Global Education Summit focusing on the future of education and how hybrid work and hybrid learning are changing the primary & secondary (K-12) and post-secondary education landscape.
Connecting the Learner Experience – Yellowdig – July 25
Yellowdig is devoted to creating a connected learning experience for students, and we are lucky to work with many leaders who are transforming this space. Each webinar will feature a unique leader to share their experience and expertise around the topic. The conversations in this webinar will resonate with institutions that are looking to create a fully connected experience for their learners from admission to alumni. Check out the schedule below to see who will be featured in each webinar: