April 2020
Faculty Development & Opportunities

The 2020 Conference on Teaching Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Location: Online

The COVID-19 crisis has forced college classes online and many faculty have had to innovate the way they teach in a moment’s notice. This year, the Conference on Teaching Innovation will be held online and will highlight innovation in teaching and learning… at a distance. Sessions will be offered via self-paced recordings as well as live sessions; and will be focused on the challenges and triumphs of moving online.

2020 Schedule

  • 9am – SELF-PACED/RECORDED – Virtual Conference Opens
  • 2pm – LIVE – Caring and Counselling Panel
  • 3pm – LIVE – Pandemic Teaching Discussion
  • 4pm – LIVE – Virtual Happy House & Cooped-Up BINGO

Beyond the Looking Glass: Tenets of Meaningful Transparency
April 30

Join NILOA staff as we discuss updated thinking on transparency of learning, design, processes and practices as institutions work to convey information of student learning in a clear and coherent manner to different audience(s).

Recorded: Assignment Design: Charrettes to Build Community in a Time of Physical Distance
Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Dr. Pat Hutchings, NILOA Senior Scholar, Dr. Tami Eggleston, McKendree University, and Dr. Shontell Stanford, Morehouse School of Medicine, discussed designing assignments for online learning, including tips for maintaining equity, quality, and applicability.
Accelerated college graduation to fight Covid-19: ‘I get to make a difference’
Some local colleges will confer degrees early to speed up students’ enlistment in the battle against Covid-19.
D’Youville College plans to graduate healthcare workers early to help battle COVID-19
As New York’s hospital system braces for the arrival of more COVID-19 patients, D’Youville College in Buffalo announced plans to move up graduation for healthcare students.
Our Faculty
Buffalo District and D’Youville College teach students to get their hands dirty
Buffalo District biologist Andrew Hannes and D’Youville lab instructor Jason Den Haese led a fish population survey at Unity Island in Buffalo, NY, on October 21, 2019.

Dr. Todd Walter, psychology, was on Channel 4 to discuss stress and anxiety in the time of a crisis.
D’Youville College plans to graduate healthcare workers early to help battle COVID-19
Dr. Canio Marasco, dean of D’Youville’s School of Pharmacy, was interviewed by WBFO. As New York’s hospital system braces for the arrival of more COVID-19 patients, D’Youville College in Buffalo announced plans to move up graduation for…
Coronavirus Questions: Dr. Finney of D’Youville answers some of your questions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — You’ve been asking us a lot of questions about coronavirus. Dr. Maureen Finney, the Dean of Health Professions at D’Youville College, joined us to help us answer some of those questions.
Managing Stress in Response to COVID-19
Concerns or feelings of worry are normal during times of crisis. Learn some concrete tips for coping in times of quarantine and COVID. Featuring Dr. Todd Walter, Associate Professor, Psychology at D’Youville College. Find more short courses at: www.Buffalearn.com.
5 Facts about Essential Oils
Did you know that it takes 75 lemons to make one bottle of lemon essential oil? Or that plants make essential oils for their own benefits? Learn 5 fun facts about essential oils in this short, informative video. featuring: Dr. Stacie Lampkin, Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, D’Youville
Find more short courses at: www.Buffalearn.com.
Teaching Methods
Summer Session Online
Just a reminder that our upcoming summer 2020 courses will be offered online* for the health and safety of faculty and students.
Assignment Charrettes in a Time of COVID-19
Assignment charrettes, or structured peer review of assignment design, provide an opportunity for faculty members to come together and discuss, through a structured peer review process, the design of their assignments in relation to learning outcomes, evaluative criteria, and the means by which students are prepared to complete the assignment….
Teaching lab sciences and the fine arts during COVID-19
Teaching lab sciences and the fine arts during COVID-19.
Handling clinicals, apprenticeships and more – Community College Daily
Community colleges across the country are shifting classes to online instruction in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re finding more challenges in figuring what to do about nursing clinicals, apprenticeships and other hands-on programs….
Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All | IDDblog: Instructional Design Tips, Advice, & Trends for Online & Distance Learning | Educational Technology and Online Course Design Help
Daniel Stanford discusses solutions for online teaching that may help save bandwidth, be more accessible to students, and create a unified online learning environment.
Free college management software and faculty resources |
Higher education solution providers are offering free services, such as free online training software and free college courses, due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: How adjuncts are impacted |
Never has academia’s labor problem been more visible than now when higher education finds itself having to turn on a dime to make sure students can finish courses that can no longer be taught on
Educational Technology

Zoom Meeting Tips
Now that D’Youville College is fully online, many of us are using Zoom to connect with our students and colleagues.  As more people use this platform. and host their virtual events using Zoom, please find below some tips to ensure all events run smoothly and are secure.
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and univ
Making the Move to Online Courses: Resources to Inform Teaching and Learning
Making the Move to Online Courses: Resources to Inform Teaching and Learning Thank you for coming to examine this resource which is being compiled by the NILOA team, pulling information from various places with resources on making the move to online courses. We will keep this page updated and i…
Distance Education and Innovation – Regulation Updates
The U.S. Department of Education has an open comment period (through May 4) on proposed language for regulations affecting online learning. We encourage you to read the document and participate by adding suggestions before the May 4th deadline…
Ensuring Fairness in Unprecedented Times: Grading Our Nation’s Students
For high school and college students across the country, getting through the end of the school year has gotten very complicated. The spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, and the widespread closure of public places in response, has turned our education system on its head. For some, this means the cancellation or postponement of beloved rituals like the prom, spring break, and commencement. For even more…
Assessing Student Learning in the Online Modality
Online education can be leveraged to help current students complete their degrees and to attract new students. While online learning is not new, in recent years, it has been moving away from the periphery of higher education and becoming a central component of institutional strategies for increasing student enrollment, retention, and….
During the COVID-19 crisis, higher ed should rethink how to assess, test and grade students (opinion)
Rethinking how we assess, test and grade our students gives not only them but also instructors needed flexibility during an impossible time, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis write.
Students need maximum flexibility for assessments from home
A solution that works for some might not work for others. Each student’s circumstances must be considered, argues Simon Hunt..
Inclusive Practices
What Students Want Colleges to Know About COVID-19 Shutdowns – EdSurge News
Most of our coverage of the COVID-19 emergency has focused on talking to educators and administrators about how they’re responding and adjusting to …
Canceled research, sports, recitals — college students are coping with more than closed campuses
Colleges and universities universities closed due to coronavirus has disrupted the educations of millions of students across the country.
Closing the Gap: Perspectives from a Cross Scholar on Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
By Zach del Rosario
“Zach, you are widening the gap,” my friend Elizabeth, a veteran public-school teacher with a perspective I lacked, told me. “These kids you’re teaching in outreach—they’re all white and East Asian!”….

Online Resources from the Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
AAC&U thanks presenters who were planning to join us at the Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success in New Orleans for their efforts and generosity in contributing to the intended conference program. Because the New Orleans conference was canceled, several presenters who did not participate in the virtual conference provided presentation materials, recordings, and resources, which are archived here. Registrants for the virtual conference can also access recordings and materials from plenaries and workshops.
Liberal Arts and the Islamic Tradition: General Education at Saudi Arabia’s First Women’s University
When Effat College opened in 1999 as the first women’s college in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), “it was difficult in the beginning” because of restrictions placed on women, said Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail, president of what is now Effat University. “The brochure or catalog couldn’t…
Faculty Wellness
Healing & Hope: A Non-Denominational Prayer Service
Working from home? Here are some sensory diet tips provided by students in OT!
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Working from home? Here are some ergonomic tips provided by students in OT!
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Working from home? Here are some physical activities provided by students in OT!
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What We’re Reading

Preparing (quietly) for a fall semester without in-person instruction | Inside Higher Ed
If campuses are still off-limits to students come September, this spring’s version of remote learning won’t suffice. Some colleges are preparing (quietly) to deliver better online learning at scale if needed.
Reimagining Higher Education Post-Coronavirus | Inside Higher Ed
How to make colleges and universities less fragile and higher education more affordable, accessible, equitable, resilient and sustainable.
Colleges go pass/fail to address coronavirus
As classes move online, some colleges are choosing to go pass/fail to relieve student stress. Is that the right move?
Coronavirus leads many colleges — including some that are competitive — to go test optional | Inside Higher Ed
Many other tactics are being used as well.
Knowledge and ability, not just time in a classroom, should determine education credentials
Education in the United States uses time as a measurement for learning. My guests talk about changing this paradigm to value knowledge, skills, and abilities over how long it takes to learn. Dr. Charla Long of the   Competency-Based Education Network ,   Natalie Schwartz   of Education Dive, and…
Other News
Thanks to Bob Grabowski who continues to put out User Guides for our classrooms. ALT 150 and 158 are two of the latest.
Commencement | D’Youville
D’Youville’s commencement ceremonies are a celebration of our students. Join us. Get details, tickets, and RSVP for events.
D’Youville Accelerates Graduation to Support Healthcare Workforce | D’Youville
D’Youville announced today that they are accelerating graduation for high-needs healthcare fields such as Physician Assistant, Nursing, and Pharmacy.
Summer of Learning | D’Youville
We know that Spring 2020 has been a semester like no other, so D’Youville is stepping up by offering a robust summer schedule with select courses offered at a discounted rate. Limited spots are available, so apply today.
D’Youville Launches COVID-19 Crisis Response Initiative | D’Youville
D’Youville announced the launch of its COVID-19 Crisis Response Initiative today. The Initiative will empower students to regain control of their lives and kick-start their college education with free credit-bearing courses this summer, as well as offer support as they transition to the next…

Writing a journal article? Grading research papers? We have help for you.  
The library research department has just posted its Library Subject Guide for Refworks, the library-subscription based reference management system.  The subject guide, located at https://dyc.libguides.com/citation_management has links to instructional videos and books.  Remember the Refworks not only helps you prepare citation specific reference lists, but it can help you cite in-text. It can also convert a journal article manuscript from once citation format to another, for example APA 7 converts to AMA with the click of a few buttons.  Many other features exist. Take a look at this guide and contact me for assistance. Call 716-998-0523 or email lucasd@dyc.edu.

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