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How to Speak the Same Language: Getting Faculty and Instructional Designers on the Same Team

How centers for teaching and learning and faculty can communicate to improve student outcomes and foster a culture of academic excellence.

May 30
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Cross-departmental communication

Student success

Professional development

Are you an instructional designer or faculty member looking to make a real impact on student outcomes? Join us for an engaging fireside chat with Dr. Sherri Braxton, Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College, and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation at the University of Louisville, as we explore how these two crucial roles can work together to create a culture of academic excellence. While Centers for Teaching and Learning offer valuable professional development opportunities, especially for the creation and teaching of online and blended courses, many faculty members struggle to fully utilize these resources and apply their learning in the classroom. By building strong partnerships between instructional designers and faculty, we can bridge this gap and create a shared language that puts student success at the forefront.

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Are you an instructional designer or faculty member looking to make a real impact on student outcomes? Join us for an engaging fireside chat with Dr. Sherri Braxton, Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College, and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation at the University of Louisville, as we explore how these two crucial roles can work together to create a culture of academic excellence. While Centers for Teaching and Learning offer valuable professional development opportunities, especially for the creation and teaching of online and blended courses, many faculty members struggle to fully utilize these resources and apply their learning in the classroom. By building strong partnerships between instructional designers and faculty, we can bridge this gap and create a shared language that puts student success at the forefront.

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Cross-departmental communication

Student success

Professional development

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Sherri Braxton ScD

Senior Director for Digital Innovation

Bowdoin College

With over 20 years of higher education experience and prior experience as a defense contracting program manager, Dr. Sherri Braxton currently serves as the inaugural Senior Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College. She is also active in the 1EdTech Consortium, EDUCAUSE, and the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), all of which focus on effective practices in technology for higher education. Dr. Braxton is also one of the inaugural mentors of the Next Leaders Fellowship, an initiative providing a framework to identify, develop, and advocate for talented Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) information and technology professionals in higher education. She is a national thought leader on digital credentials, microcredentials, and comprehensive learner records and has both presented and authored several articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Braxton Castanzo earned a Doctor of Science in Computer Science with Minors in Educational Leadership and Management Science from the George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a Math Minor from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Wake Forest University. She is also a graduate of both the MOR Associates Information Technology Leadership Program and the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders Institute where she also served as a faculty member and co-director.

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Kelvin Thompson, EdD
Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation
University of Louisville

Dr. Kelvin Thompson works to make online and blended learning even better a little bit every day while serving at the University of Louisville as Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation. Kelvin writes, speaks, and consults within the US higher education community. During his 24+ years at UCF he created a number of resources for use by the broader online community (e.g., the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository; the Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching; and the BlendKit Course). He also co-hosts the popular “TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast” and is co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Online Higher Education. In 2020, Kelvin was selected as a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.

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Julian Allen, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Labster

Julian Allen, PhD is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Labster, whose interactive virtual training simulations provide immersive digital learning experiences that reinforce the exciting connection between science and the real world for more than six million students in educational institutions around the globe. When he was the Chief Learning Innovations Officer at Georgia State University, Dr. Allen led initiatives to strengthen teaching and learning through the strategic use of technology, innovative pedagogies, and data analytics. He was also a faculty member in the Learning Technology Leadership program at the nonprofit association EDUCAUSE, helping develop the next generation of learning technology innovators.

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How to Speak the Same Language: Getting Faculty and Instructional Designers on the Same Team

May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
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How to Speak the Same Language: Getting Faculty and Instructional Designers on the Same Team

May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
ET
How centers for teaching and learning and faculty can communicate to improve student outcomes and foster a culture of academic excellence.

Are you an instructional designer or faculty member looking to make a real impact on student outcomes? Join us for an engaging fireside chat with Dr. Sherri Braxton, Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College, and Dr. Kelvin Thompson, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation at the University of Louisville, as we explore how these two crucial roles can work together to create a culture of academic excellence. While Centers for Teaching and Learning offer valuable professional development opportunities, especially for the creation and teaching of online and blended courses, many faculty members struggle to fully utilize these resources and apply their learning in the classroom. By building strong partnerships between instructional designers and faculty, we can bridge this gap and create a shared language that puts student success at the forefront.

Presenter(s)

Sherri Braxton ScD

Senior Director for Digital Innovation

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Bowdoin College

With over 20 years of higher education experience and prior experience as a defense contracting program manager, Dr. Sherri Braxton currently serves as the inaugural Senior Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College. She is also active in the 1EdTech Consortium, EDUCAUSE, and the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), all of which focus on effective practices in technology for higher education. Dr. Braxton is also one of the inaugural mentors of the Next Leaders Fellowship, an initiative providing a framework to identify, develop, and advocate for talented Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) information and technology professionals in higher education. She is a national thought leader on digital credentials, microcredentials, and comprehensive learner records and has both presented and authored several articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Braxton Castanzo earned a Doctor of Science in Computer Science with Minors in Educational Leadership and Management Science from the George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a Math Minor from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Wake Forest University. She is also a graduate of both the MOR Associates Information Technology Leadership Program and the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders Institute where she also served as a faculty member and co-director.

With over 20 years of higher education experience and prior experience as a defense contracting program manager, Dr. Sherri Braxton currently serves as the inaugural Senior Director for Digital Innovation at Bowdoin College. She is also active in the 1EdTech Consortium, EDUCAUSE, and the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), all of which focus on effective practices in technology for higher education. Dr. Braxton is also one of the inaugural mentors of the Next Leaders Fellowship, an initiative providing a framework to identify, develop, and advocate for talented Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) information and technology professionals in higher education. She is a national thought leader on digital credentials, microcredentials, and comprehensive learner records and has both presented and authored several articles and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Braxton Castanzo earned a Doctor of Science in Computer Science with Minors in Educational Leadership and Management Science from the George Washington University. She also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a Math Minor from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Wake Forest University. She is also a graduate of both the MOR Associates Information Technology Leadership Program and the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders Institute where she also served as a faculty member and co-director.
Kelvin Thompson, EdD

Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation

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University of Louisville

Dr. Kelvin Thompson works to make online and blended learning even better a little bit every day while serving at the University of Louisville as Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation. Kelvin writes, speaks, and consults within the US higher education community. During his 24+ years at UCF he created a number of resources for use by the broader online community (e.g., the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository; the Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching; and the BlendKit Course). He also co-hosts the popular “TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast” and is co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Online Higher Education. In 2020, Kelvin was selected as a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.

Dr. Kelvin Thompson works to make online and blended learning even better a little bit every day while serving at the University of Louisville as Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation. Kelvin writes, speaks, and consults within the US higher education community. During his 24+ years at UCF he created a number of resources for use by the broader online community (e.g., the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository; the Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching; and the BlendKit Course). He also co-hosts the popular “TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast” and is co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Online Higher Education. In 2020, Kelvin was selected as a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium.
Julian Allen, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Labster

Julian Allen, PhD is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Labster, whose interactive virtual training simulations provide immersive digital learning experiences that reinforce the exciting connection between science and the real world for more than six million students in educational institutions around the globe. When he was the Chief Learning Innovations Officer at Georgia State University, Dr. Allen led initiatives to strengthen teaching and learning through the strategic use of technology, innovative pedagogies, and data analytics. He was also a faculty member in the Learning Technology Leadership program at the nonprofit association EDUCAUSE, helping develop the next generation of learning technology innovators.

Julian Allen, PhD is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Labster, whose interactive virtual training simulations provide immersive digital learning experiences that reinforce the exciting connection between science and the real world for more than six million students in educational institutions around the globe. When he was the Chief Learning Innovations Officer at Georgia State University, Dr. Allen led initiatives to strengthen teaching and learning through the strategic use of technology, innovative pedagogies, and data analytics. He was also a faculty member in the Learning Technology Leadership program at the nonprofit association EDUCAUSE, helping develop the next generation of learning technology innovators.

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