Resource News – May 20, 2022

NISOD Conference on Teaching and Learning –  NISOD – May 28-31

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

Teaching Professor Conference – Magna Publications – June 3-5

The Teaching Professor Conference is the place for educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. It’s an exhilarating three-day event focused on the latest research-based, classroom-tested best practices to enhance your knowledge and drive ever-better outcomes for the students you teach.

Learning Impact 2022 – IMS Global – June 13-16

Learning Impact is the can’t-miss edtech conference of the year. Professionals from K-12 through higher education, government, and learning technology and content providers connect and collaborate to get ahead of what’s next in teaching and learning.

Coursetune Camp 2022 – Coursetune – June 17

Coursetune Camp is a day-long event of presentations from our K-12, Corporate Learning, and Higher-Education partners sharing how Coursetune has benefited them. This event is free and open to the public.

InstructureCon 2022 – Instructure – July 14

Wherever your educational journey has taken you, we hope it leads you to InstructureCon 2022 this summer. This FREE one-day online event is your chance to hear from fellow educators and other inspiring presenters, network with peers, and fuel up on the latest edtech knowledge on Canvas and the entire Instructure Learning Platform.

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!

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.

Toward Convergence Creating Clarity to Drive More Consistency in Understanding the Benefits and Costs of OER – Midwestern Higher Education Compact

This paper and the recommended practices in it were developed for those who engage in OER efforts at the campus and university system levels. It is our hope that the principles and practices herein will enable such OER stakeholders and practitioners to calculate and communicate with more clarity and consistency the ROI of OER implementation.

Some College, No Credential Student Outcomes Annual Progress Report – Academic Year 2020/21 – National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

The Some College, No Credential (SCNC) report series seeks to understand the educational trajectories of millions of U.S. adults who left postsecondary education without receiving a postsecondary credential and are no longer enrolled. As the third in the series, this report identifies the levels of opportunity within each state for re-engaging SCNC students in the postsecondary attainment pipeline by tracking SCNC student outcomes annually: “Re-Enrollment” after stop-out, completion of “First Credential,” and “Perseverance” as indicated by continuous enrollment beyond first re-enrollment.

Higher Education: Education Needs to Strengthen Its Approach to Monitoring Colleges’ Arrangements with Online Program Managers – US Government Accountability Office

At least 550 colleges worked with an online program manager (OPM) to support at least 2,900 education programs (e.g., certificate and degree programs) as of July 2021, according to the most recently available market research data.

REIMAGINING THE UNIVERSITY: Beyond the Return to Normal in the Decade Ahead – Kaplan

Over the past two years, the pandemic has disrupted higher education, forcing institutions to change. Higher education can’t return to its old way of doing business and expect to survive. Colleges need to transform and distinguish themselves by balancing tradition and stability with innovation and dynamism.

GAO Takes Moderate Stance on Online Program Providers – Inside Higher Ed

Eagerly awaited U.S. review of companies that manage colleges’ online academic programs urges more Education Department scrutiny but doesn’t appear to significantly threaten revenue-sharing deals.

The Uneven Climb From College to Career – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Achievement gaps are about more than who goes to college and who graduates.

4 Charts That Show What College Is Worth – EdSurge

Which college graduates are making the highest starting salaries? Which programs you’ve never heard of are paying off for students? And how much in student debt do they cost? Edsurge through a mountain of College Scorecard data—courtesy of the Department of Education—to explore those questions. Here are four interactive charts that sum up what they found.

Building Community in Times of Crisis – Faculty Focus

Find out how the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) at Seton Hall University used both existing and newly developed online communication techniques to face the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom Rolls Out New Features for Education – Campus Technology

Zoom has introduced several new features for education users of its Chat and Meetings functions, fulfilling the most popular requests from teachers and administrators on its platform, the company announced today.

Three Initial Takeaways from the GAO Report on OPMs – Phil on EdTech

The long-awaited report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the US Department of Education (ED) oversight over Online Program Management (OPM) contracts is out, and as most observers have stated, it is a fairly neutral report with no bombshells.

How Colleges Are Filling Their Classes – Inside Higher Ed

Many colleges and universities, public and private, are still admitting students for the fall. Even those that have met their goals for the fall are worried about summer melt.

Could ‘Course Sharing’ Help HBCUs and Other Minority-Serving Colleges Graduate More Students? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Seven colleges and universities with predominantly Black enrollments are betting that “course sharing” will help more of their students graduate on time. Under a new arrangement, students at any one of the institutions will be able to take online classes offered by the others.

How Can AI Systems Support Teachers: 5 Big Ideas from the Learning Sciences – EdTech Update

The learning sciences study the design and implementation of effective learning environments by drawing on a variety of perspectives across a range of physical, social, and technological spaces. Learning sciences focuses on human learning and helps individuals achieve their fullest potential and attain 21st-century skills. Because of this focus, the learning sciences should be foundational in the design and development of emerging technologies for teaching and learning. 

How to Edit Scholarly Volumes: Lessons from the Presumed Incompetent Project – National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The year 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia (Gabriella Gutirrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez, Angela P. Harris, eds.). Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, Presumed Incompetent examines the obstacles that female faculty of color encounter on the path to tenure and promotion, and offers strategies to overcome these barriers and transform the academic workplace.

Why Having Two Types Of Elite Universities Will Restore Confidence In U.S. Higher Education – Forbes

As much as Ivy League and other elite institutions may continue to enjoy a large part of the mindshare of ‘college,’ the future is very much in the hands of a new class of elite university – those that are the fastest growing and most student-centric institutions. The growth of institutions such as Western Governor’s University (WGU), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Arizona State University (ASU) and a handful of others has created a new elite in higher education.

How Technology Investments Can Better Engage Adult Learners – EdTech Magazine

Community colleges see the value of investing in tools to support students over age 22.

The Evolving Conversation about Quality in Online Learning – Inside Higher Ed

This episode of The Key explores Inside Higher Ed’s recent report, “The Evolving Conversation About Quality in Online Learning.” The report examines a wide range of issues around the current and future state of technology-enabled learning to try to help administrators and faculty members prepare to deliver high-quality virtual instruction, however it fits into their institutional missions. 

Bootstraps: A Podcast Series – Edsurge

There’s a longstanding tradition of prizing “merit” in deciding which students get access to the best educational opportunities in America. The narrative goes that a merit-based system allows anyone “to pull themselves up by their bootstraps” to land a slot in a selective public magnet school or an elite college. But does the current system achieve equality? Are there potentially better—or at least fairer—ways to allocate educational opportunity?

Advancing Digital Accessibility – Educause

Kyle Shachmut, assistant director for Digital Accessibility Services at Harvard University, shares advice on digital accessibility strategies, and talks about his own journey promoting equitable access.

Sparking Joy through Co-construction Circles, Empathy Mapping, and the Teaching Perspectives Inventory – Faculty Focus

We’re chatting about co-construction circles, empathy mapping, and the Teaching Perspectives Inventory with Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine, and Caralyn Zehnder who will be presenting at our Teaching Professor Conference. 

Enabling the Digital-First Campus – Campus Technology 

In a panel discussion moderated by Brian Fodrey, Senior Director of Business Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, this session will explore how technology can help institutions find efficiencies in IT and administrative workflows, leverage AI and automation, and/or reduce paper-based processes so that staff can spend less time on tedious tasks and more time focusing on supporting student’s learning and their institution’s mission.

How to Help Make Learning More Accessible and Inclusive With D2L Brightspace – D2L

Today’s learners want their education to be accessible and inclusive regardless of their differences and/or disabilities. D2L strongly believes that learning technologies should never limit learning opportunities, and it is our duty as educators to empower all learners to succeed.

The Power of Connection in a Virtual World – Talent Management & Class

Technology can be a great enabler of many things. But when it comes to human connections in virtual work environments, it’s the “human” in the equation that matters most. With a world of work that continues to be largely remote, organizational leaders are more pressed than ever to help their people establish these all-important connections and feel like they are a part of something bigger. This discussion will focus on how to accomplish this sense of connectivity in the workplace, including creating a shared sense of values and norms, establishing a culture that prioritizes psychological safety and more.

Tools to Bolster Quality Initiatives for Canvas Customers – Quality Matters 

During the webinar, representatives from Cidi Labs, Southern State Community College and Quality Matters shared how instructional design tools for Canvas can make your work more efficient and easier to scale. 

Course Design Considerations for Inclusion and Representation – Quality Matters

The concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are explained in detail, based on research that shows the importance of incorporating these elements into online course design and the disadvantages many learners experience when they are not present.

Technology Think Tank: How to Enrich Student Experiences and Fuel Self Service in Higher Education – Campus Technology – May 24

In this round table discussion, thought leaders and experts in the higher ed space will share real-world knowledge on how colleges and universities are leveraging smarter and more efficient technologies and data to enrich student, faculty and parent experiences.

Transferable Training Skills – Magna – May 25

For student affairs professionals looking to enhance the leadership skills of the students they work with, this Magna Online Seminar, presented and facilitated by Leadership Trainer, will help maximize engagement and develop leadership capacity in their students.

Black Brilliance: Supporting Black Faculty in Higher Education – US Department of Education – May 26

Join the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans for our AfAmEd Connector Virtual Roundtable. This roundtable will focus on campus climate and recruitment and retention of Black Faculty at community colleges, predominately black institutions (PBIs), and predominately white institutions (PWIs).

Ask the Experts: Career Advancement Advice – Educause – May 26

Are you ready for your next leadership role but don’t know how to market yourself to be successful? Maybe you’ve been contacted by a search firm, but you’re unsure about how to best engage. Join our interactive panel featuring industry leaders and search-firm professionals as they share strategies and advice on how to advance in your career.

Exploring the 2022 Teaching and Learning Horizon Report – Educause – May 28

This webinar will explore the trends, challenges, and key technology developments identified by a panel of global experts in the 2022 Teaching and Learning Horizon Report. Members of the Horizon Report team and panel will highlight contextual trends and challenges and discuss how key technologies can assist higher education teaching and learning professionals in meeting upcoming challenges and capitalizing on opportunities. Implications of trends and key technologies will be considered from different institutional perspectives.

Enabling Equitable Education – Edsurge & Microsoft Education – May 31

Experts from the Barksdale Reading Institute, First Book, and Microsoft Education will discuss how technology solutions can help you develop a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible classroom.

Listen, understand, act: How to close gaps in your education experiences – Qualtrics – June 7

Education institutions have always aimed to foster environments for students to learn and thrive. While this work has not been without its challenges, the past few years have escalated these challenges to unprecedented levels.

Change Student Behavior for True Digital Citizenship – Edsurge & Hapara – June 15

Learn how to build true digital citizenship in your school district without just closing browser tabs–get started on the journey to impactful changes in online student behavior.