All videos from the previous years' conferences will be posted here. You may also view the tip sheets from each year's conference below or view our full Teaching Tips Booklet that is updated yearly.
The 2021 conference focused on the following three areas: Responsive Practices, Transitioning Your Teaching, and Strategies & Techniques.
Presenters: Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, Dr. Stacy Duffield, and Melissa Stotz
Hear from Provost Fitzgerald about current trends in higher education nationwide and plans for NDSU, now and in the future.
Responsive Practices Track
Teaching with Empathy (Not Sympathy) for Inclusion and Equity
Presenter: Dr. Angela Hodgson
Learn about strategies you can use to incorporate empathy into your courses (even after the pandemic) for inclusion and equity.
Universal Design for Learning: A Holistic Approach to Course Design
Presenters: Dr. Lori Swinney and Lorna Olsen
Participants will be introduced to the three guiding principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and see examples applied to course design. Learn how making simple changes based on the UDL principles can address common accessibility issues students face while meeting the needs of diverse learners.
Cultivating a Resilient Campus Together
Presenter: Dr. Jessica Danielson, LPCC-S, NCC
The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of cultivating resiliency. During this presentation, attendees will explore ways to foster resiliency in students, colleagues, and themselves to create a more resilient campus.
Post Pandemic Future | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Tammy Cummings
Panelists: Dr. Theresa Shume, Dr. Beena Ajmera, and Dr. Kimberly Booth
Hear from three NDSU instructors regarding the pros and cons of continuing HyFlex when classes begin to return to normal or move toward a new normal. Learn ways to adapt HyFlex equipment and technology to supplement your face-to-face classes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions you may have regarding use of the HyFlex equipment and technology.
Ungrading: Alternatives to Traditional Grading
Presenters: Dr. Jenni Momsen and Dr. Jeff Boyer
We will introduce participants to Susan Blum's book, Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead), and how grades intersect with motivation and learning. As time permits, we will explore a variety of assessment and evaluation approaches as alternatives to traditional grading. Participants of the Ungrading book club discussion may find the discussion familiar.
New Certification Courses in Teaching
Presenters: Holly DeVries, Amy Tichy, Dr. Lori Swinney, and Sharley Kurtz
Many instructors have not had the benefit of directly learning methods for teaching in various situations. With CARES grant money, the Learning and Applied Innovation Center was able to create several certification courses to help instructors fill this gap. This presentation will discuss the new certification courses in Evaluating Quality Course Design, HyFlex Design and Facilitation, Online Design and Facilitation, and Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility. You will learn where to find these courses, what they are comprised of, and how you can sign up to take one (or all of them!).
Strategies & Techniques Track
Cares Instructional Design Project | Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sharley Kurtz
Panelists: Dr. Andrea Smith, Dr. Jeanne Frenzel, Jessica Linneman, MSN, RN and Dr. Lydia Tackett
Hear from four instructors who participated in the CARES grant Instructional Design Project. Find out what the project consisted of and learn tips and tricks they took away from the project.
The Power of Asynchronous to Improve Learning
Presenters: Dr. Mari Borr
Are you interested in teaching an online asynchronous class? Or have you tried teaching an asynchronous online class but were unhappy with the results? This session will cover the basics of teaching an asynchronous class. Topics will include organizing the structure of the asynchronous class for less frustration and more learning, encouraging student engagement, and creating assessments that work well in the asynchronous environment.
5 Minutes of Fame: Share Your Success Stories
Moderator: Dr. Melissa Vosen-Callens
Informally share, in 5 minutes or less, your success story of the past year. We welcome you to share your teaching and learning successes both big and small. Sharing your example with instructors who attend this session provides an opportunity to learn from each other. Your example might just be the solution to another instructors pressing issue.
What OTL & LAIC Can Do For You
Presenters: Dr. Stacy Duffield and Melissa Stotz
Learn what the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Learning and Applied Innovation Center can do for your teaching practice.
Teaching Award Winners Announcement - Find out who won each award in 2021.
Congratulations to all Award Nominees:
View video presentations from all past conferences on our YouTube channel.