27th Annual VIRTUAL Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning (2021)


WEDNESDAY, AUG 25, 2021

AGENDA

10—11 a.m.

Virtual Keynote Address, Dr. Isis Artze-Vega

11:10 a.m.—12 p.m.

Virtual Looking Back, Planning Forward Breakout Discussions - led by members of ECS/UAS


Keynote Address

TEACHING FOR EQUITY WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER AGAIN: EMBRACING THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Isis Artze-Vega, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Valencia College 
 

The dual disrupters of COVID-19 and America's reckoning with racial justice shook our institutions to their very cores. And even as they themselves faced uncertainty and fear, college faculty responded with urgency, innovation, and perhaps unprecedented levels of care for students. As we come together again and welcome the 2021-2022 academic year, what COVID lessons and equity insights might stay with us for the next phase of our teaching and learning journeys? How might we leverage the unparalleled potential of our courses and relationships with students to reenergize ourselves and help students realize their educational goals? This talk will describe several challenges and opportunities associated with teaching for equity, including practical strategies faculty will be able to implement almost immediately.

Access the recorded keynote address and conference materials.


Isis Artze-Vega, Ed.D. serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Valencia College in Central Florida, long regarded one of the nation’s most innovative community colleges, serving more than 70,000 students each year, and a recently designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. She provides strategic leadership for the areas of curriculum, assessment, faculty development, distance learning, career and workforce education, and partnerships for educational equity. Prior to joining Valencia, Isis served as Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning at Florida International University. There, she provided leadership for such university-wide initiatives as a multi-year gateway course project, a hybrid course initiative, and the comprehensive redesign of teaching evaluation. Prior to joining FIU, Isis taught English Composition and Enrollment Management at the University of Miami. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and French from Duke University, a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Miami, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Miami. Isis is an active member of the national educational development community, currently serving on the board of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. Most importantly, she is the proud wife of visual artist Sinuhe Vega; the proud mami of Kamilah, 13, and Delilah, 11; and forever indebted to extraordinary parents, Mayra and Elias. Her work is fueled by a commitment to equity and justice, implemented through love and service.

Isis Artze-Vega of Valencia College


Looking Back, Planning Forward Breakout Discussions

Are there new practices that you would like to carry forward into the years ahead? What do you want to make sure to leave behind? What will the coming academic year look like? How can we best prepare? These informal discussions facilitated by members of ECS/UAS will provide an opportunity to pause and reflect together. Facilitators will provide additional guided prompts and offer the chance to share with and learn from your colleagues. This year, these discussions are replacing our traditional format of concurrent sessions highlighting innovative teaching practices. Know that we are committed to offering opportunities for you to learn from your colleagues throughout the coming academic year. 

 


BOOK RAFFLE

The following books are not only wonderful resources, but will also be raffled off during the 2020 Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning and added to the Pew FTLC Library (068 JHZ). To the extent possible, these books will also be made available in eBook form through University Libraries.

Book Title

Author

Learning that Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education (2021)

Caralyn Zehnder, Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine, and Julia Metzker

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults (4th Edition , 2017)

Raymond Wlodkowski and Margery Ginsberg

Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (2020)

Kevin Gannon

How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching (2018)

Joshua Eyler

Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead (2020)

Susan Blum

Minding Bodies: How Physical Space, Sensation, and Movement Affect Learning (2021)

Susan Hrach

Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments (2020)

Kevin Kelly and Todd Zakrajsek

At the Intersection: Understanding and Supporting First-Generation Students (2021)

Robert Longwell-Grice and Hope Longwell-Grice

Promoting Inclusive Classroom Dynamics in Higher Education: A Research-Based Pedagogical Guide for Faculty (2020)

Kathryn Oleson

Designing and Delivering Effective Online Instruction: How to Engage Adult Learners (2021)

Linda Dale Bloomberg

Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading (2021)

Jenae Cohn 

Book Cover of Learning that Matters


Past Conferences on Teaching & Learning

2019

LIBERAL EDUCATION IN ACTION
DR. MONA HANNA ATTISHA

2018

IMPACT OF NARRATIVE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING
MICAELA BLEI OF THE MOTH