You are invited to submit a proposal and/or attend the 2017 University of Massachusetts Academic Innovation Conference to share ideas and best practices for academic innovation.
WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017; from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: UMass Club, One Beacon Street, 32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108
WHO: All University of Massachusetts faculty, administrators, academic support staff, librarians, information technology specialists and instructional designers.
KEYNOTE: Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education at Georgetown University
There is no cost to attend. Please register early space is limited. Register and submit proposals through the website.
Browse topics below and share your proposals using the online submission form on the website. Individual, roundtable and panel presentations will be considered, and there will also be a poster session for those interested.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Proposals should be 350 words or less. Proposal deadline is January 30, 2017, with acceptances by February 24, 2017.
Please consider the topics below. Suggest additional topics as well.
Academic Planning - Enhance enrollments; implement efficient processes, course demand predictors
Academic Support and Libraries - Open Educational Resources, open textbooks, academic technology, 3rd-party vendors, academic advising, degree audit and 'what if' scenarios
Affordability - Lower cost to students and families, 3yr BA, 5yr MA, prior learning
Bookstore Initiatives and Contracts - Sell-through efficiencies, buy-back coordination, print-on-demand options
Online Innovations - Innovations in blended and online teaching and learning
Research - Student involvement; interdisciplinary collaborations, system-wide initiatives
Retention - Student success initiatives; curriculum redesign, accelerated programs