2014 COIL Conference Agenda

Please see the final conference agenda below. A detailed program will also be provided at registration to our in-person attendees. You can also access presentation abstracts and presenter bios for the conference.

Special Conference Sessions

This year we have several special tracks that will be available during some or all of the breakout sessions throughout the conference. Short descriptions and the identifier for each track are listed here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time

Session

Room

8:00 - 1:00 p.m.       Registration Global Center Lobby
8:00 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Nook Open Cafe (3rd Floor)
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.        Pre-Conference Workshops (Pre-Registration Required)  
 

Negotiating COIL Course Design Using an Instructional Design Planning Framework and Toolkit

  • Rick Reo, Instructional Designer, Division of Instructional Technology, George Mason University
  • Craig B. Little, Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, SUNY Cortland
Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)
 
IT Tools for Enhancing Intercultural Competency Amongst Today's Students
 
  • Angélica Santana Fierro, Professor and Researcher, School of Business and Humanities, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua Campus
  • Douglas Hemphill, Instructional Designer, Division of Extended Learning, SUNY Oswego
Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)
 
Strategies for Creating Dynamic Intercultural Relationships
 
  • Lisa Petro, Executive Director/Co-founder, Know My World
  • Lisa DellaPorte, Program Operations Manager, Know My World
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.                    

Opening Remarks

  • Carey Hatch, Assistant Provost, SUNY System Administration
  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
Central Synagogue Community House Beir Chapel (across the street from the SUNY Global Center)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Address

  • Elmer Poe, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Emerging Academic Initiatives, East Carolina University
Central Synagogue Community House Beir Chapel (across the street from the SUNY Global Center)
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
 
  • Lorrie Clemo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Oswego
  • Joyce Budai, Senior Program Officer, Great Lakes Colleges Association
  • Uliana Gabara, Dean and Chair of International Education, Emerita, University of Richmond
  • Jean Bernard Adrey, Director of the International Experience and Mobility Service, Coventry University
Moderator: Elmer Poe, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Emerging Academic Initiatives, East Carolina University
 
Abstract: George Bernard Shaw said “The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.“ Today our challenge is to foster transformative communications between students in the world’s diverse cultures. But how to embed this process has become an essential question for higher education. Collaborative Online International Learning provides such a vehicle for direct and personal global experiences for students, faculty and staff. Over the last decade the success of COIL programs has been demonstrated in a wide variety of courses using a range of tools. But how do we move these programs from the exception to the exceptional? At the COIL Center’s 6th Conference we explore paths that may take the normalization of COIL experiences into the mainstream of higher education through a series of dialogues with those leaders working to make that happen.
 
Central Synagogue Community House Beir Chapel (across the street from the SUNY Global Center)
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break SUNY Global Center
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions A   
 
The Road to COIL Normalization Track
An Institutional-specific COIL Program: What Would it Take?
 
  • Uliana Gabara, Dean and Chair of International Education, Emerita, University of Richmond, VA
  • Ann Hodges, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
  • Maurizio Del Conte, Professor of Law, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)
 
Student Voices Track
Fully COIL’d Reflections
 
  • Mark Reisinger, Associate Professor of Geography, Binghamton University
  • Maureen Gardner, Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Binghamton University
  • Arielle Nissenblatt, Undergraduate Student, Department of Geography, Binghamton University
Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)
 
A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-media, Cross-cultural, Science-Fiction Movie Education Experience
 
  • Lisa Dethridge, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communications, RMIT University Melbourne, Australia
Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)
 

Fostering Students' Intercultural Competence in a Language Class with Online Collaboration

  • Sabine Levet, Senior Lecturer in French, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)
 
Going the distance – what students say about effective learning online
 
  • Uwe Matthias Richter, Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning in Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University's Learning and Teaching Unit, Cambridge and Chelmsford, UK
  • Philip Long, Partnership Director for the Faculties of Health, Social Care and Education and Course Leader for Postgraduate Certification Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
 
Conference Sponsor Presentation
Using the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment to collaborate internationally
 
  • Christian Bond, Sales & Client Relationship Manager, Asahi Net International, Inc. (ANI)
Boardroom (2nd Floor)
4:30 - 4:50 p.m. Coffee Break SUNY Global Center
4:50 - 5:35 p.m. Breakout Sessions B (45 minutes)  
 
The Road to COIL Normalization Track
Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience
 
  • John Kane, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, SUNY Oswego
  • Lorrie Clemo, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SUNY Oswego
  • Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Professor of English and Women's Studies, and Director, Institute for Global Engagement, SUNY Oswego
  • Doug Hemphill, Multimedia Instructional Designer, SUNY Oswego
  • Amy McHugh, Adjunct faculty member, Department of Communication Studies, SUNY Oswego
Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)
 
Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs
 
  • Ghanashyam Sharma, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Michael Murphy, Assistant Professor of English, Director of the College Writing Program, and Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum, SUNY Oswego
Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)
 
Grow Your Own: Strategies for cultivating larger scale virtual exchange
 
  • Greg Tuke, Instructor, Social Media and Social Change, University of Washington-Bothell and Seattle University
  • Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Washington Bothell
Tiered Classroom (2nd Classroom)
 
Goldilocks Goes Global: Setting the Stage for ‘Good, Better, or Just Right’
 
  • Rick Arrowood, College of Professional Studies, Chair of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management Program, Northeastern University
  • Eva Kampits, Consultant, Former Director at NEASC
  • Heidi Gregory-Mina, Faculty Member, Southern New Hampshire University
Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)
 
Online means audience: Turning the students’ perspectives outward to the world
 
  • Keiko Ikeda, Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansei University
  • Don Bysouth, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
 
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
5:45 - 8:00 p.m. COIL Partner Network Welcome and All Conference Reception (Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served) Central Synagogue Pavilion (between the Global Center and Lexington Avenue)

 


 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Time

Session

Room

8:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration Global Center Lobby
8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Networking Nook Open Cafe (3rd Floor)
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Partnering Meeting for Members of COIL's Nodal Network at SUNY and Global Partner Network (invite only) – light breakfast will be served                               

This meeting is open to all attendees from the COIL Center’s Nodal Network and Global Partner Network member institutions. More information and a list of members can be found on the COIL Center Network pages. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the Network’s members to meet in person to help advance the work we have begun online to support the confluence of these networks with the ultimate goals of sharing resources and best practices, as well as facilitating the creation of more robust partnerships between SUNY campuses and select higher education institutions around the world.

Central Synagogue Pavilion (between the Global Center and Lexington Avenue)
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Information Session: The COIL Network (SUNY Nodal and Global Partners)
During this session COIL Center Staff will introduce the COIL Network Membership Model, as well as some of the resources and strategies that have been created to support the development and success of these networks. This will include highlights from our ongoing restructuring in 2014 with a focus on professional development opportunities. We will also provide further information on how interested institutions can get involved with the Network.
Global Classroom (Basement Level)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break SUNY Global Center
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions C (60 minutes)  
 
The Road to COIL Normalization Track
Private Colleges Normalizing COIL
 
  • Eva Paus, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Professor of Economics, Mount Holyoke College
  • Kate L. Daniels, Senior Instructional Technology Consultant, DePaul University
  • Joyce Budai, Senior Program Officer at the Great Lakes Colleges Association
  • GianMario Besana, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Online Learning and Internationalization, DePaul University
Moderator: Jenifer Cushman, Dean of the Campus and Associate Professor of German, Ohio University Zanesville
Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)
 
 
Teacher Education Track
We Teach the World: Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers
 
  • Marley S. Barduhn, SUNY Global Fellow and Assistant Provost Emerita, SUNY Cortland
  • James O’Meara, Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching at National Louis University, Chicago
  • Janet Duncan, Associate Professor, Department of Foundations and Social Advocacy, SUNY Cortland
  • Miriam Vock, Professor of Research on Teaching and Interventions, Department of Education, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Frederik Ahlgrimm, University Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Anjoo Sikka, Dean, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
  • Philip Long, Partnership Director for the Faculties of Health, Social Care and Education and Course Leader for Postgraduate Certification Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Nancy Chicola, Chair of Elementary Education and Reading, Buffalo State College
Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)
 
Student Voices Track
From collaboration to consultation: incorporating two-tiered learning in a multi-sited, international online graduate course
 
  • David A. Sonnenfeld, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Bettina Bluemling, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University
  • Lei Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China
  • Cherry Ignacio, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)
 
Combined Session: Student Blogging as a Learning Tool 
 

Presentation A: NewsActivist Website Update

  • Gabriel Flacks, Instructor and Coordinator, Humanities Department, Champlain College Saint-Lambert

Presentation B: Blogging as Intercultural Ice Breaker

  • Karyn Hollis, Associate Professor of English, Director, Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric, and Acting Director, Cultural Studies Program at Villanova University

Presentation C: Research-Based Teaching: Weblogs – a Source for Collaborative and Informal Learning

  • Alexander Henning Knoth, Research Assistant, Sociology of Gender and E-Learning Coordinator, Economic and Social Science Faculty, University of Potsdam (Germany)

Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)
 
Combined Session: Regional Perspectives - Eastern Europe
 
Presentation A: Barriers to Collaborative Online Learning in Slovakia
 
  • Katarina Pisutova, Coordinator for e-learning ,Comenius University, Slovakia and Instructional Designer, International Programs, SUNY Empire State College
Presentation B: International Online Language Teaching: Collaborative and Natural vs. Self-paced and Structured 
 
  • Gulnara Sadykova, Associate Professor at the Department of Germanic Philology, Director, Kazan International Linguistic Center, Kazan Federal University (Russia)
  • Gulnara Gimaletdinova, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Philology Kazan Federal University (Russia)
  • Lilia Khalitova, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Philology, Kazan Federal University (Russia)
  • Nazira Migmanova, Graduate Student, Department of Germanic Philology, Kazan Federal University (Russia)
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
 
Instructional Designer Perspectives Track - Combined Session
 
Presentation A: The Instructional Designer as Full Partner with Faculty in the Design of COIL Courses
  • Rick Reo, Instructional Designer, Division of Instructional Technology, George Mason University
Presentation B: A View from the Trenches: An Instructional Designer Perspective on COIL
  • Douglas Hemphill, Instructional Designer, Division of Extended Learning, SUNY Oswego
Boardroom (2nd Floor)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
 
  • Remarks by Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, The State University of New York
  • Remarks by Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, American Council on Education
Abstract: Dr. Peterson will provide an overview of what the American Council on Education has learned from its survey, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses, and its implications for the use of technology in extending the reach of international education. Traditional models of providing opportunities for global learning need to be examined in light of the demographics of today’s student population. This challenge will require new thinking and close cooperation among institutions so that new approaches are an integral part of efforts to internationalize colleges and universities.
 
Dr. Peterson will introduce the ACE-COIL Award Program to Advance Internationalization through Collaborative Online International Learning, sharing with the audience why ACE partnered with COIL to offer this award, and the value the COIL model provides to the field. She will then join COIL Director Jon Rubin in announcing the three award-winning institutions, who will each be represented by their Provosts who will be present to accept their award.
                    
 
 
  • COIL Award for Advancing Internationalization through Collaborative Online International Learning 
This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated an institutional vision for and commitment to enhancing curricular internationalization through the use of technology, specifically collaborative online international learning. The three winning institutions have demonstrated their capability and commitment to develop and implement globally networked courses that align with the models evolving at the SUNY COIL Center. The Provost of each institution will accept the award during this presentation and also offer brief remarks about their proposed COIL initiatives which will be supported by the SUNY COIL Center and the American Council on Education.
Central Synagogue Pavilion (between the Global Center and Lexington Avenue
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions D (60 minutes)  
 
The Road to COIL Normalization Track
Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
 
  • Donald Katt, President, SUNY Ulster Community College
  • Katherine P. Douglas, President, SUNY Corning Community College
  • Jayne Peaslee, Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Corning Community College
  • Richard Cattabiani, Director of International Programs, Ulster Community College
     
    Moderator: John E. Fowler, Assistant Director, SUNY COIL Center
Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)
 
Hospitality and Online Intercultural Pedagogy: Practical and Theoretical Reflections
  • Nathan R.B. Loewen, Professor, Departments of Humanities and Religious Studies, Vanier College, Quebec, Canada
  • Eric Lozowy, College Dean, Science and General Studies, Vanier College, Quebec, Canada
  • Jennifer Mitchell, IT Pedagogical Counselor, Pedagogical Development Office , Vanier College, Quebec, Canada
  • Stacey DeWolfe, Freelance writer, teacher and musician
Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)
 
Combined Session: Early Assessment Attempts in COIL Courses
 
Presentation A: The Value of a Virtual Term Abroad
 
  • Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Instructor and Director of Latin American Programs, SUNY Empire State College
  • Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Instructional Designer, Cornell University

Presentation B: Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course

  • Bidhan Chandra, Associate Professor, Center of Distance Learning, Empire State College
  • Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski, Executive Director, International Education, SUNY Cobleskill
  • Keith Landa, Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Purchase College
  • Runi Mukherji, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, SUNY College at Old Westbury
  • Rebecca Smolar, Project Manager, SUNY Levin Institute
  • Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Instructional Designer, Cornell University
Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)
 
Mini-Workshop
Global Work Teams: Are We Adequately Preparing Our Students?
 
  • Susan Bray, Principal Owner, New Vistas, Senior Associate of both WorldWork Ltd, and of TCO International Diversity Management
Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor)
 
Teacher Education Track – Combined Session
 
Presentation A: Thinking Otherwise: How Global Perspectives Transform Education 
 
  • Mary Jensen, Associate Professor of Education, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
  • Jane Fowler Morse, Professor of Education, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
  • Linda Steet, Associate Professor, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
Presentation B: Online collaboration in teacher education: some insights from an ongoing trial
 
  • Miriam Vock, Professor of Research on Teaching and Interventions, Department of Education, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Frederik Ahlgrimm, University Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany
 
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
2:45 - 3:10 Coffee Break SUNY Global Center
3:10 - 4:10  Breakout Sessions E (60 minutes)  
 
The Road to COIL Normalization Track
International Institutions Normalizing COIL
 
  • Ulrike Lucke, Full Professor of Computer Science and Chief Information Officer, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Keiko Ikeda, Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University
  • Nathan R.B. Loewen, Professor, Departments of Humanities and Religious Studies, Vanier College, Quebec, Canada
  • Eric Lozowy, College Dean, Science and General Studies, Vanier College, Quebec, Canada
Moderator: Jean Bernard Adrey, Director of the International Experience and Mobility Service, Coventry University
Global Classroom, Side A (Basement Level)
 
Student Voices Track
A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
 
  • Hope Windle, Instructional Designer and Associate Professor, SUNY Ulster
  • Jeannine Mercer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Lebanon Residency Program, SUNY Empire State College
  • Mindy Kole, Assistant Professor of Business, Director of the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, SUNY Ulster
  • Marwa El Charif, Undergraduate Student, Lebanon Program, SUNY Empire State College
  • Charbel Ghanime, Undergraduate Student, Lebanon Program, SUNY Empire State College
  • Joellen Blas, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
  • Christopher Privett, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
  • Shawn Smith, Undergraduate Student, SUNY Ulster
Global Classroom, Side B (Basement Level)
 
Instructional Design Perspectives Track
Synchronous Courses with Global Partners Using Videoconferencing
 
  • Todd Austin, Videoconferencing Lead, Instructional Support Services, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts University of Michigan
  • Philomena Meechan, Instructional Learning Lead, Language Resource Center, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
 
Tiered Classroom (2nd Floor)
 
Mini-Workshop
Breaking the mould: Engaging with COIL to enhance internationalizing the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University
 
  • Sabine McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, GCU LEAD Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • Liz Frondigoun, Lecturer in Criminology/ Sociology, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • J. David Moore, Lecturer in Audio Technology, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Multipurpose Room
 
Teacher Education Track
Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field
 
  • Anjoo Sikka, Dean, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, SUNY Geneseo
  • Janet Duncan, Associate Professor, Department of Foundations and Social Advocacy, SUNY Cortland
  • Miriam Vock, Professor of Research on Teaching and Interventions, Department of Education, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Frederik Ahlgrimm, University Lecturer, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Philip Long, Partnership Director for the Faculties of Health, Social Care and Education and Course Leader for Postgraduate Certification Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Nancy Chicola, Chair of Elementary Education and Reading, Buffalo State College
Room 202 (2nd Floor)
4:30 - 5:40 p.m.
Closing Plenary – How Can We Work Together to Normalize COIL?
 
  • Jean Bernard Adrey, Director of the International Experience and Mobility Service, Coventry University
  • Jenifer Cushman, Dean of the Campus and Associate Professor of German, Ohio University Zanesville
  • John Fowler, Assistant Director, SUNY COIL Center
  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
  • Elmer Poe, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Emerging Academic Initiatives, East Carolina University

Abstract: In this session the moderators from each of the today’s Road to Normalization Track sessions will summarize some of the key lessons and ideas put forward in each of those presentations. This will set the stage for a moderated discussion, also including our keynote speaker and the Director of the COIL Center, where all conference attendees are welcome to share the ideas, questions, or inspirations related to this year’s theme that they have gathered in the past two days. By working together and sharing ideas and best practices we can each contribute to advancing the collaborative online international learning field along the path to normalization.

Global Classroom (Basement Level),

Tiered Classroom (2nd Level),

Room 109 (Ground Level)

5:40 - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks: New Directions for COIL and Open SUNY

  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
 
 
Webcast attendees, please note that the webcast will only include the plenary sessions and those sessions scheduled in the Global Classroom (A). The other sessions will be recorded and posted as a video archive to the COIL website by the end of April. We have posted a seperate webcast agenda.