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Faculty Summit 2019

University of Rochester Faculty Summit 2019:
Teaching and Learning with Technology

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October 30, 2019 noon - 4:00
Douglas Commons - Feldman Ballroom
Hosted by:
  • Office of Academic Administration
  • Center for Learning in the Digital Age
  • Educational IT Governance Committee

The Faculty Summit encourages innovators in the use of technology for teaching and learning to convene for an afternoon of discussion and information sharing. After opening remarks from Rob Clark, Provost and Senior Vice President for Research and David Lewis, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, participants will have the opportunity to learn more from recipients of the Educational IT Governance Committee Innovation Grants; faculty employing the AEFIS solution to assist with assessment, evaluation and accreditation work; and faculty demonstrating innovative uses of multiple technologies in various disciplines. Poster sessions, networking opportunities, and information tables will be available throughout the afternoon in addition to 30-minute concurrent sessions offered at 1:30, 2:15 and 3:00. The summit will conclude with the hosts moderating an open discussion on the future of teaching and learning with technology.

Concurrent session schedule:

TimeDouglass 4Feldman Ballroom AFeldman Ballroom D
1:30 - 2:00

OR Simulation Program

Learn more about the simulation program in the OR.

Capturing Assessment Data using AEFIS

AEFIS can be used to capture assessment data for program evaluation and accreditation purposes. Learn how one program at the university collected data in an effort to fine-tune their program.

Qwickly - More than just Attendance

Qwickly is an attendance tool built into Blackboard. Learn how one faculty member is using it to provide insight into student performance.

2:15 - 2:45

iPads in Medical and Nursing Education

Learn how the Medical School and School of Nursing are using iPads to enhance their educational programs.


Course Evaluations using AEFIS

AEFIS has the capability to administer course evaluations. A number of schools are already using this software platform for this purpose. Learn how one school uses this to streamline their process.


Examining Course Material Accessibility using Blackboard Ally

Ally is an accessibility tool built into Blackboard. It will help faculty with creating more accessible materials, as well as provide alternative formats for students. Learn more about the pilot of this software and future plans.


3:00 - 3:30

Simulation for Chemical Engineering

Learn more about a simulation project for Chemical Engineering.

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Creating a School-wide Syllabus Repository using AEFIS

AEFIS has the capability to deliver ADA compliant syllabi that meet your department/program standards through a template format. See how two schools are using this feature to provide students with more consistent syllabi.

Streamline Grading with Gradescope

Gradescope provides an online grading process to assist with consistency and timeliness. Learn more about how this is being used in science classes to grade exams and homework in large courses.