Virtual Event REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, Hosted by ASU, June 9-10, Adds Spanish Translation and Closed Caption to Make the Event More Accessible to All Attendees

The Largest Gathering of Faculty in the World Focused on Blended Learning, Builds Better Higher Education on the Foundation of Great Teaching

TEMPE, Ariz., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the future of education evolves to support a world of hybrid teaching models, re-evaluating synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, creating innovative ways to engage students, addressing challenges around inequalities, building new policies and more, Arizona State University (ASU) will present REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, a free two-day virtual event to build better higher education on the foundation of great teaching June 9-10.

The virtual event will cover:

  • How to optimize online learning: leading with student success, access to learning via online courses, programs to retain and support students
  • Equality first approaches: student engagement, all access and OER, racial justice, innovation in digital learning, inclusive teaching, gateway courses
  • Developing and supporting robust systems: adopting new technologies, leveraging digital tools, online and hybrid course design, async and synchronous learning models
  • Adapting to policies that address faculty and student facing challenges: safety measures, risk assessments, communications, mental health, administrative/staff considerations, etc.
  • Lessons from COVID: taking cues from institutions and faculty that have taken action with effectiveness, sharing what’s worked, examples and strategies
  • Economic impact: reduced enrollments, reductions in staff, students and families struggling with reduced incomes, job losses, sizable gaps by race, class an institution type
  • How to partner with technology companies to drive innovation and learning outcomes
  • Techniques and strategies to support this year’s new-arrival college students through student-centric strategies, responding to student needs, fostering relationships and laying a strong foundation for the future.

Hundreds of downloadable free curated resources are accessible to attendees. In addition, attendees can earn a Professional Development Credential from ASU by attending six sessions.

The Summit offers 84 sessions across nine tracks:

  • Ask the Experts - ELE
  • Connecting with Students
  • Equity First
  • Hybrid Course Design
  • Leadership
  • Leading Student Success
  • Lesson from COVID
  • Leveraging Digital Tools
  • Online Course Design

Leadership sessions will feature industry trailblazers:

  • Arizona State University - President Michael M. Crow
  • Georgetown University - President John J. DeGioia
  • Georgetown University - Research Director, Anthony Carnevale 
  • Georgia State - Exec. Director, National Institute for Success, Timothy Renick
  • Metropolitan Community College - Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty 
  • Middlebury College - Provost, Susan Baldridge
  • Ohio State University - President Kristina Johnson 
  • Southern New Hampshire University - President Paul LeBlanc
  • St. Augustine's University (HCBU - NC) - President, Dr. Christine McPhail 
  • UMBC - President, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski
  • UT Arlington - Immediate Past President, Vistasp Karbhari

The virtual event will offer Spanish translation and closed caption to make the event more accessible to all attendees. All chats throughout the event will be translated for any users who select Spanish for their language in their profile including sessions, networking lounges and virtual booths.

Register to attend here.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit is produced by Questex.

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