2020 Faculty Summer Conference

Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience

Call for Proposals

Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience

May 19 - 20, 2020

Ted Constant Center, Old Dominion University


How do you transform the online student learning experience? That is the subject of the 22nd annual Faculty Summer Conference, to be presented May 19-20, 2020, by Old Dominion University’s Center for Learning and Teaching. Designed to gather scholars from across the disciplines, the conference will focus on how to transfer classroom engagement into an online/hybrid setting.

The 2020 conference provides a platform for discussing such questions as:

  • How do we plan, organize, develop, and deliver an effective online/hybrid course?
  • How do we design effective and engaging course assignments and assessments?
  • How do we foster faculty presence, availability, and responsiveness?
  • How do we help faculty build effective and engaging online/hybrid courses?
  • How do we leverage effective course design to sustain online students’ engagement and motivation?
  • How do we encourage faculty to embrace online course design as a strategy they can use to rethink their teaching practices?
  • How do we use research findings to improve learning outcomes?
  • How do we employ emerging technologies, such as analytics, augmented reality, adaptive learning, competency-based learning, and OER, to rethink online/hybrid course design?
  • What are some of the challenges associated with online/hybrid course design (workload, tenure and promotion recognition, copyright, accessibility)?
  • What role does quality assurance play in improving online/hybrid course design and delivery?

Prepare Your Proposal

We encourage you to submit a proposal to share your perspective at the 2020 Faculty Summer Conference. Choose a session type:

  • Paper/Presentation: Present findings from a recent course in which you incorporated innovative online/hybrid course design tools or techniques to enhance learning. Include projected outcomes and lessons learned by both students and instructors.
  • Panel: Lead a panel of faculty, students, and/or partners and engage the audience in a discussion about collaborating on course design to heighten the student experience, or confronting the challenges associated with online/hybrid course design. Include the panelists’ projected outcomes, lessons learned, and the amount of time needed for discussion.
  • Workshop: Lead or co-lead a workshop that demonstrates through hands-on activities how you leveraged course design tools or techniques to improve student engagement in your course(s). Include projected outcomes, the target audience, and the amount of time needed.
  • Poster: Present a poster to summarize key findings from a recent course in which you incorporated cutting-edge course design tools or techniques. Include outcomes, methodology, and lessons learned. The poster session will offer opportunities for you to answer audience questions directly. Upon request, CLT’s Graphic Design group can assist you with your poster.


Proposal Submission deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

Worksheet and Submission Form

Please feel free to download and complete the Proposal Worksheet, to prepare for submitting the online proposal form. Not from ODU? Email your Proposal Worksheet to clt@odu.edu.

Last updated November 11, 2019.