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2021 National Symposium

Co-sponsored by Dillard University
 

Redesigning Higher Education After COVID-19

When: November 19-20, 2021
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

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Redesigning Higher Education After COVID-19

 

Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted higher education. The principal mission of colleges and universities–teaching and learning–was thrown into disarray by the sudden closure of campuses and the dislocation of faculty members and students. Classes were abruptly shifted online, which required both professors and students to quickly adjust to a new learning environment. Communication switched from in-person conversations to online Zoom meetings, which sustained connection but reinforced our sense of personal separation.  The COVID-19 pandemic aimed a revealing spotlight on issues in higher education that were always present but were now brought more fully into view, such as concerns about student wellness and faculty work-life balance.

We have now reached the one-year mark of this educational transformation. There are hopeful signs of declining COVID cases nationwide and an increase in the number of COVID vaccinations. There is also cautious optimism about the ability to return to our campuses in the fall. But what will higher education look like after COVID-19?  What lessons have we learned from our pandemic experience that can stimulate us to reshape higher education in a way that is better at fostering student learning and supporting faculty advancement? This FRN Symposium provides an opportunity to reflect on our COVID-19 experiences and chart a new course for redesigning higher education for our post-pandemic future.

 

Registration Information

The registration fee is $99 for participation in the National Symposium for faculty members and administrators. The registration fee applies to Faculty Resource Network and Leadership Alliance member institutions, and those joining us from institutions not affiliated with the FRN consortium. The registration fee is non-refundable.

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Hotel Information & Special Symposium Rate

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Hotel. Call-in and online booking information can be found below.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Rooms are available at $239 per night, and are on reserve for November 18, 19, 20, and 21. For the best room selection and availability, please make your plans as early as possible.
 

CALL-IN

All reservations can be made by calling the Ritz-Carlton Central Reservations at 1 (800) 826-8987. Information that should be provided over the phone is included below:

Group Name: NYU Faculty Resource Network National Symposium

Group Date: November 18, 19, 20, 21, 2021

*Group Code: XHBXHBA (Deluxe Accommodations – $239)
 

ONLINE

Book your group rate for NYU Faculty Resource Network National Symposium

 

*Please note, if these codes are used outside of the blocked dates, the codes will not work and registrants will be told there are no rooms, etc. If guests would like to stay on dates outside of the block, it will be determined on an availability basis.

FRN National Symposium 2021 Schedule at a Glance

All Times in CDT

Day 1 – Friday, November 19, 2021 @ Ritz Carlton, New Orleans

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9:30am – 11:30am

Professional Development Workshop

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2:00pm – 2:10pm

Welcome Remarks

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2:15pm – 3:30pm

Plenary Panel with Question and Answer Session

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3:30pm – 4:30pm

Reception

Day 2 – Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ Dillard University

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8:00am

Bus transportation (pre-paid option)

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8:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast

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9:45am –10:30am

Introduction and Keynote Address

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10:45am –11:45am

Plenary Roundtable

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12:00pm –1:30pm

Lunch

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1:45pm – 2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Breakout Sessions

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4:15pm – 5:15pm

Breakout Sessions

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5:30pm

Bus transportation (pre-paid option)

Breakout Sessions

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Session 1
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Room 1

From Curriculum to Career Fairs: Redesigning a Career Pathways Initiative

Casey Schreiber — Dillard University

Room 2

Talk Story Session: Are Changes to The Way We Teach Due To The Pandemic Permanent?

Richard Kido — Chaminade University
Audrey Latourette — Stockton University

Room 3

Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellness

Rosalee Martin — Huston Tillotson University
Alice Stephens — Clark Atlanta University

Room 4

Crisis Meets Opportunity: Retaining Online and Hybrid Successes when Returning to the Higher Education Classroom

Renee Evans — University of Miami

Room 5

Using Digital Vision Boards for Instruction

Rhonda McCoy — Paine College

Effective Strategies for Online and Hybrid Teaching

David Surrey — Saint Peter’s University

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Session 2
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 1

Advancing Social Justice to Support LGBTQ+ Student Mental Health and Wellness on College Campuses in a Post COVID World

Sheila Gregory — Clark Atlanta University

Room 2

Melding Academic Knowledge and Life Reflection into the Career Space: Spelman’s Career Pathways Initiative

Pavri Tinaz — Spelman College

Room 3

RADical Health: Cultivating Student Wellness in Uncertain Times

Trace Jordan — New York University

Self-Care and Student Success

Madga Desgranges — Fairfield University

Room 4

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Lillian Agosto-Maldonado — University of the Sacred Heart

Promoting Positive Images of Afro-Latino Professionals in the Post-Covid Era: An African Diasporic Reflection

Katrina Watterson — Johnson C. Smith University

Room 5

Fostering Imaginative Inter-Disciplinary Interventions for Higher Education Learning in a Post-Pandemic Paradigm

James Lawler — Pace University

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Session 3
4:15pm - 5:15pm

Room 1

The Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Teaching – Faculty Perspectives

Guanlin Gao — Chaminade University

Room 2

Planning for Student Success in the Post COVID World

Ebony Turner — Dillard University

Room 3

Teaching through Trauma: Takeaways from a Year of Remote Teaching

Rachel Schwartz — St. Joseph’s College

Room 4

Self-Care (for nursing students)

Edna Aurelius — Wagner College

Room 5

Co-teaching during pandemic times: Our remote-virtual learning experience

Iliana Ballester-Panellii — University of the Sacred Heart

Strengthening the Academic Curve Post COVID 19

Andrea Montgomery — Toogaloo College

Previous National Symposia

 

  • 2020 National Symposium: "Curriculum Innovation for Transformative Learning"
  • 2019 National Symposium: "Critical Conversations and the Academy"
  • 2018 National Symposium: "Transforming Teaching Through Active Learning"
  • 2017 National Symposium: "Engaging With Diversity in the College Classroom"
  • 2016 National Symposium: "Teaching a New Generation of Students"
  • 2015 National Symposium: "Advancing Social Justice From Classroom to Community"
  • 2014 National Symposium: "The Global Imperative for Higher Education"
  • 2013 National Symposium: "Reinventing Liberal Education"
  • 2012 National Symposium: "New Faces, New Expectations"
  • 2011 National Symposium: "Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium"
  • 2010 National Symposium: "Engaging Students in the Community and the World"
  • 2009 National Symposium: "Challenge as Opportunity: The Academy in the Best and Worst of Times"
  • 2008 National Symposium: "Defining and Promoting Student Success"
  • 2007 National Symposium: "Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy"
  • 2006 National Symposium: "The Millennial Student"
  • 2005 National Symposium: "Spirituality and Higher Education"
  • 2004 National Symposium: "Beyond Brown vs. Board of Education: Diversity and Higher Education"
  • 2003 National Symposium: "Approaching Assessment: The Road Ahead"
  • 2002 National Symposium: "Being a Professor..."
  • 2000 National Symposium: "The Future of Liberal Arts Education"
  • 1999 National Symposium: "The Teaching and Learning Continuum"