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Summer 2020 Retreat Schedule

The CCTL Summer Retreat is a free virtual conference for full- and part-time faculty to help them design and deliver effective and engaging learning experiences. Educators drawn from all four colleges will present impactful online teaching techniques. Click here to download a printable schedule. 

Tuesday, July 14th  (3:00pm to 4:00pm)

3:00-4:00: Understanding Students' Experience of Canvas 

This hour-long session enables participants to experience Canvas from a student’s perspective and be better prepared to help students navigate this platform. Participants will be enrolled in a Canvas “course,” engaging in small group discussion, posting on a Discussion board, submitting an assignment, and viewing grades. Dr. Rachael Rossi will lead this session. Participants must register for this session by Monday, July 13 to join as a student. Please click here to register.

Wednesday, July 15th  (9:45am to 4:00pm)

Remote Joining: Link to join

Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 929-238-0843‬ PIN: ‪308 464 310‬#

Morning Sessions  (10:00-12:00)

9:45 - Conference Room Opens

  • Please join early because our speakers will begin sharply at 10:00 am. 

10:00-11:00 - Lightning Talks

  • Contingency Planning: Delivery in Canvas: This session will cover questions people have about using Canvas for delivery of course materials in face to face, hybrid, or hyflex settings, with a focus on consistency, redundancy, and usability.

    • Presented by: Erin Karper, Ph.D., English 

  • Transitioning a Senior Seminar: Lessons Learned:This session will cover viewing students' presentations and other high stakes assignments online, technology issues, and student engagement.

    • Presented by: Cassie Marnocha, Ph.D. Biology

  • Creative Icebreakers for Online Classrooms: How to Warm-Up A Virtual Classroom

    • Presented by: Rachael Rossi, Ph.D., Faculty Development Coordinator 

11:15-12:00 - Establishing and Maintaining Academic Integrity Standards Online

  • Presented by Erin Karper, AIB Co-Chair. This session will cover some of the most common problems and pitfalls with maintaining academic integrity standards in online or hybrid courses and offer strategies for creating course material which helps to maintain standards.

12:00-1:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions (1:00-4:00)

1:00 - Conference Room Opens

  • Please join early because our speakers will begin sharply at 1:15 pm. 

1:15-2:00 -  Student Survey Results: What Students Told Us About Their Experience Online (followed by open discussion)

  • Presented by Dr. Vennessa Walker, Director of Institutional Research, and Dr. Rachael Rossi, Faculty Development Coordinator

2:00-3:00 - Lightning Talks

  • Creative Assignments to Encourage Engagement 

    • Presented by: Anna McNab, Ph.D., Management

  • Case Studies-Based Teaching in an Online Environment

    • Presented by: Pat O’Meara, Ph.D., Accounting

  • Participation Norms in an Online Course

    • Presented by: Rachael Rossi, Ph.D., Faculty Development Coordinator

3:00-3:25 - Best Practices for Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning

  • Presented by Madhurima Bhattacharyay, Ph.D., Management, and Harold Lobo, Ph.D., Education 

3:30-4:00 - Current Update on NU’s Reopening Plan

  • Presented by: Jim McCutcheon, Ph.D. Academic ReStart Group 

The CCTL Committee extends our heartfelt thanks to all of our presenters for their willingness to share their time, knowledge, and expertise.



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