2014 COIL Conference Webcast Agenda

We are very pleased to again be able to offer a free live webcast to allow individuals across the world that may not be able to attend the event for geographic, financial, political or other reasons to benefit from the many informative sessions on being offered focused on this year's theme of Reimagining Education: Can Collaborative Online International Learning be Normalized?

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. We are calling this thematic series, the Road to COIL Normalization Track.  Each of these presentations will be streamed live.

If you are interested in joining the webcast please complete the short registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/COILConWebcastRegistration.

You can see the list of sessions which will be webcast below. You can view the times of the event in other parts of the world by clicking the links below.

March 20, 2014: 1:00 - 5:35 p.m. NYC EDT Time
March 21, 2014: 10:45 - 6:00 p.m. NYC EDT Time

An agenda for the webcast is below. You can also access presentation summaries and presenter bios for the conference.

We will also be recording all conference sessions to be made available as a video archive on the COIL website at the end of April.


Webcast Agenda

Thursday - March 20, 2014

Time Title
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Carey Hatch, Assistant Provost, SUNY System Administration
  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Address (click for more information)

  • Elmer Poe, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Emerging Academic Initiatives, East Carolina University
2:00-3:15 p.m.

Plenary Session: The Road to COIL Normalization – Panel Discussion (click for more information)

  • 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

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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
  • Ann Hodges, Professor of Law, University of Richmond
  • Maurizio Del Conte, Professor of Law, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy

Abstract: Richmond has some 65 partner universities abroad. More than 60% of students graduate with study abroad and 11% are international. A COIL program using the partnerships has the potential for expanding faculty involvement in collaborative teaching and research and enhancing internationalization at home. Yet, with this infrastructure in place, significant challenges must be overcome. Sharing our analysis of the challenges and work undertaken for addressing them can serve other institutions embarking on COIL projects.

4:50 - 5:35 p.m.

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

Abstract: This session will describe lessons learned during the development of a campus COIL
program. It will examine how we have built a network of support to encourage and assist faculty and programs in developing COIL courses. This support comes from many areas of campus including: the Provost's office, experienced COIL instructors, the SUNY-COIL Center, the Oswego Office of International Education and Programs, the Division of Extended Learning, and the campus teaching center.

 

 

Friday - March 21, 2014

Time Title
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

The Road to COIL Normalization Track

Private Colleges Normalizing COIL

Budai PowerPoint Presentation

Besana PowerPoint Presentation

  • 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
  • GianMario Besana, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Online Learning and Internationalization, DePaul University
  • Joyce Budai, Senior Program Officer at the Great Lakes Colleges Association

Moderator: Jenifer Cushman, Dean of the Campus and Associate Professor of German, Ohio University Zanesville

Abstract: This session will feature representatives from private colleges in the U.S. which have made substantial progress along the path towards the normalization of COIL courses on their campuses. Each speaker will discuss the rationales behind their programs and highlight strategies being employed at their institution, including the ways they garnering ongoing support for their initiatives as well as approaches to support and encourage faculty involvement.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: ACE/COIL Internationalization Through Technology Awards Luncheon (click for more information)

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.

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

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

The Road to COIL Normalization Track

Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL

PowerPoint Presentation

  • 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

3:10 - 4:10 p.m.

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

Abstract: There are multiple paths towards the normalization of COIL courses. This session will feature representatives from international institutions which have embarked on that journey. Each presenter will introduce their initiatives including the rationales behind their programs. They will also highlight strategies being employed at their campus to support and encourage faculty and student involvement and to facilitate the growth and sustainability of their initiatives.

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.

5:40 - 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks: New Directions for COIL and Open SUNY

  • Jon Rubin, Director, SUNY COIL Center

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