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Virtual Winter Retreat

CCTL Virtual Winter Retreat: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This online event is an opportunity for faculty members to learn from one another as we make plans for Spring 2021. 

Please click here to register and receive the Zoom link to join. 

We present a selection of non-concurrent sessions that you can join online. Some sessions are open forum with a moderator and others are facilitated by a presenter.


  • 9:30-9:45 - Zoom Link Opens (The conference link was emailed to attendees upon registration.)
  • 9:45-10:00 - Opening Remarks
    Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, Associate Provost

Suggestions for Syllabi

  • 10:00-10:20 — Syllabus Statements That Support Academic Integrity
    Erin Karper, Ph.D.
  • 10:20-10:40 — Using Inclusive Language When Constructing A Syllabus
    Rita Margarida Almeida Magalhaes, Ph.D., Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 10:40-11:00 — Academic Task Force Statements
    Jamie Carr, Ph.D. and Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D.

Strategies to Promote Student Engagement

  • 11:10-11:30 — Perusall: An e-Reader Platform That Promotes Class-Wide Annotating Of Course Texts
    Shannon Dowd, Ph.D. and Joel Louwsma, Ph.D.
  • 11:30-11:50 — Reducing the Impact of Unconscious Bias
    Virginia Glazier, Ph.D.
  • 11:50-12:30 — Open Discussion: Student Engagement Suggestions, Strategies, Concerns, and Considerations


  • 12:30-1:00

Academic Integrity

  • 1:00-1:20 — Concerns from the Fall 2020 Semester
    Erin Karper, Ph.D. and Kris Principe, Ph.D.
  • 1:20-1:40 — Course Design Strategies That Create a Clear and Consistent Structure
    Anna McNab, Ph.D.
  • 1:40-2:00 — Open Discussion: Academic Integrity Suggestions, Strategies, Concerns, and Considerations

HyFlex Teaching: A Panel Discussion

  • 2:10-3:10
    Panelists: Kris Principe, Ph.D., Patrick Tutka, Ph.D., Jim Delaney, Ph.D., Michael Barnwell, Ph.D., and Christian Elia, Ph.D.


  • 3:10-3:30- Conference Wrap-Up
    Dr. Tim Ireland, Provost