OATYC Conference 2014, call for proposals


Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges www.oatyc.org
Conference Date:  Friday, October 10, 2014
Hosted by Wright State University’s Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio

Call for Proposals — Due April 30th
Theme: “How We Teach”

The topic for this conference is intentionally open-ended. No aspect of a faculty member’s basic responsibilities has become as dynamic, as challenging, and as full of diverse possibilities as how we teach. With that in mind, we offer the following topics as suggestions and very much welcome proposals on other topics:

  • Development of New Courses or Academic Programs
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches to Presenting Course Content in the Conventional Classroom, Including but Not Limited to Uses of Technology
  • Development and Delivery of “Mixed-Mode” Courses (Partly On-Site and Partly Online)
  • Development and Delivery on Online Courses
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Development and Delivery of Distance Courses by Other Means, Such as Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL)
  • The Decline of, but Continuing Impact of, For-Profit Universities
  • Transformation of Textbook Companies into “Educational Providers”
  • Competencies vs. Credits: the Western Governors University Model: Faculty vs. “Contracted Evaluators”
  • “Unbundling” of Faculty Responsibilities
  • Compensation and Working Conditions of Adjunct Faculty
  • Development of Consistent Expectations and Standards for Multi-Section Courses
  • Issues Related to Online Courses (Such as Insuring That the Student Enrolled Is Actually Completing the Work)
  • Development, Delivery, and/or Management of Dual-Enrollment Courses
  • Development and Delivery of Courses at Satellite Sites
  • Development and Delivery of Non-Credit Courses On-Site
  • Development and Delivery of Credit and Non-Credit Courses to Industrial and Other Corporate Sites
  • Development of Service-Learning Courses and Internship Opportunities
  • Remedial Education
  • Policies and Practices for Dealing with “Problem” Students
  • Academic Freedom and the Politicization of the Classroom
  • Faculty Development Opportunities and Challenges
  • The Scholarship of Teaching
  • Development of Open-Source Course Materials

Proposal Guidelines:

  • Title and a one-sentence description of your presentation along with the name, institution, address, phone number and e-mail of co-presenters.
  • 100 word summary of proposal, with an indication of its length—either 25 or 50 minutes.
  • All rooms will be equipped with a computer station and projection monitor. Please note any specific additional equipment and/or audio-visual requests.

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
E-mail proposals
to Marty Kich at

Please note:  Each presenter must register at the full registration rate ($80 before October 1).


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