Roundtable 2022

NWACC Instructional Technology Roundtable 2022:

What Did We Learn?
What Do We Want to Remember?

November 2-4, 2022
Courtyard City Center
550 SW Oak St
Portland, OR 97204

Wednesday, November 2
4:30pm Check-in begins – Meet and Greet at the hotel – Conference Level

5:30pm Welcome & Dinner – Park Ballroom

6:30pm Keynote: Matthew Rascoff, Vice Provost for Digital Education, Stanford University
Post Pandemic Report (pre-reading) – Lessons Learned – published October 2022

Thursday, November 3
8:00am Breakfast – Park Ballroom

8:30am Welcome & Getting on the Same Page – Park Ballroom

8:45 am Speed Networking and CrowdSourcing – Park Ballroom
Get acquainted with your friends and colleagues at other institutions by discussing common issues around technological change, access and building connection.

10:00 Break

10:15 Breakout Sessions: Supporting the Whole Student

Breakout A: Changes in technology – Park Ballroom
What technologies are you keeping your eye on that support the whole student, or conversely that may present a barrier to inclusion and access? Some examples may include accessibility software, lecture capture, physical learning environments, CRM platforms, and Internet access.

Breakout B: Institutional Initiatives – Laurelhurst
Many factors have adversely impacted the overall well-being of students. In this session, we hope to share steps our institutions are taking to better understand and address the needs of the whole student, e.g., varied learning modalities, new programs, surveys, etc. Are there services, tools or strategies for use in or outside of class designed to support connection and academic success?

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Breakout Sessions: Innovative Practices

Breakout A: Cool Tools Show & Tell – Park Ballroom
Demo and share your favorite technologies for facilitating engagement and delivering content during the pandemic and beyond. Show us the best free tech tools you’ve found. Tell us about institutional purchases over the past 2 years that have improved the delivery of instruction and increased the level of connection for students.

Breakout B: Evolutions in Teaching and Learning (Online Learning and Practices on Campus) – Laurelhurst
How has your approach to supporting teaching and learning changed over the past few years? What ways do we harness these changes to help improve student learning opportunities? Discuss how your views, the changes in the field, and new best practices are informing the evolution of how we address teaching and learning on our campuses.

1:15 Break

1:30 Plenary: Accessibility Knowledge Base – Park Ballroom
NWHeat is a collaboration between the Orbis Cascade Alliance and the NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium to improve digital accessibility on our campuses by sharing best practices, knowledge, and resources. One of the most frequently requested collaborative activities is an online knowledge base of policies and best practices. Marianne Colgrove, Gloria Doherty, and Hana Levay will facilitate a conversation to gather what resources and functionality we would want to see in such a knowledge base. COVID-19 has required us to rethink how we teach which has made our accessibility work even that much more critical to student success. This session will give everyone an opportunity to share resources and identify ways we can each contribute to this project.

2:45 Break

3:00 Plenary Session: Reflections of the Day – Park Ballroom

3:30 Three-Minute Presentations – Park Ballroom
This is your chance to share tidbits from your work with the whole group! Sign up to present an innovative practice on your campus, a recent accomplishment, lessons learned from great challenges, or anything else you think the group should know about. The three-minute time limit will be strictly enforced.

4:15 End of Day Networking [mini happy hour] – Park Ballroom
A structured time to reflect on the day’s conversation with a drink and a time for attendees to self-select and break into groups of 5-7 based on discussion topics and/or food preferences, such as: Thai, Steak, Ethiopian, Seafood, etc. Using portable devices and services such as OpenTable, Yelp, and Zomato, make dinner plans per group. OpenTable users can make a reservation on the spot, or groups can call and make a reservation by phone. Bring your portable devices loaded with restaurant-finding applications.

Friday, November 4
8:00 Breakfast – Park Ballroom

8:45 Breakout Sessions: Professional Communities

Breakout A: Cross-campus collaborations – Park Ballroom
On many campuses, awareness of educational technology’s role in supporting teaching and learning has grown considerably since our last roundtable, resulting in opportunities to engage in new collaborations and rethink existing relationships. How does your team collaborate with other offices and services that support faculty and students, like the center for teaching and learning, the library, academic support, and student affairs? What has changed over the past few years, and what do you see as the future of these collaborations?

Breakout B: The Future of Educational Technology – Laurelhurst
The pandemic pushed educational technologies like web conferencing, remote proctoring, and the LMS to a “suddenly more prominent role”; what educational technologies employed at your institution can you see following a similar trajectory? Also, how can we continue to help leverage technology to transform instruction to be more engaging, innovative, and inclusive?

9:45 Break

10:00 Reconnecting with Matthew Rascoff – Park Ballroom
Remembering the accomplishments & lessons learned.
What does the future look like? Things to contemplate.
Celebrate our community.

10:50 Break

11:00 Plenary Session: Looking Ahead and Circling Back – Park Ballroom
Suggestions for Next Year

11:30 Adjourn