STAR Symposium 2018 – Call for Presentation Proposals is Open!

The STAR Symposium planning committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 2018 STAR Symposium which will be held February 9, 2018. We’re hoping you’ll share your ideas and approaches for engaging your students, managing your classroom, integrating best practices or collaborating for improvement. This is your opportunity to share the innovative work you’re doing at your institution, for your department, and in your classroom!

This all-day virtual conference will focus on topics related to quality initiatives and best practices (teaching, design, faculty support, etc.) for face-to-face, blended, and online courses and/or programs. The planning committee is seeking proposals for presentations related to the following topics:

  • hand resting on open laptop with open book nearbyFaculty Development and Support
  • Course Design and Delivery
  • Grading, Assessment, and Feedback
  • Student Engagement
  • Technology Integration
  • Measuring the Impact of Best Practices
  • Other Innovations…

We are seeking both 50-minute and 25-minute presentations which will be offered concurrently. Individuals looking for information about the types of sessions offered last year are encouraged to review the STAR Conference Guide.  (http://bit.ly/STARGuide2017)

To submit your proposal, please complete this form. The conference planning committee will be accepting proposals until October 31. We will review all proposals and will contact everyone regarding the status of their proposal in December.

Use this Star Symposium Flyer_18 to share this opportunity with colleagues.

STAR Symposium 2017 Wrap-up

Thank you to Presenters and Participants

Thanks to all who worked to make the 2017 STAR Symposium a great success and to all of the presenters and participants from across the United States and Canada. The all-day virtual conference was held February 10, 2017. Here’s a quick summary of the day:

  • The day started with a Keynote by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) on the importance of moving towards the use of open educational practices in our courses. His session, Innovating with Openness: Changing Our Approach, was recorded and is meant to be shared.
  • The symposium featured twenty concurrent sessions that were delivered via four virtual meeting rooms throughout the day. A full list of sessions and presenters can be viewed in the STAR Symposium Conference Guide.
  • The day concluded with a Featured Session by Dr. Hope Nordstrom & Keith O’Neal (both from Lipscomb University). Their session, EduBytes- The Digital Tool Buffet, was also recorded.
  • There were 185 participants including participants from twenty-four Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota and from twenty other institutions.
  • Altogether, there were participants and presenters from eighteen different states.
  • star-symposium-7New at this year’s symposium were the conference badges that were awarded to participants and presenters. Committee members also received a special badge.

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