DAY 1: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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9:00 – 10:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15AM Welcome! Alexandra M. Pickett – Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:15AM

Kim Scalzo & Larry Dugan
Presentation: Envisioning the Future of Open SUNY

11:15 – 12:15PM 

Kristyn Muller, Open SUNY Impact Analyst
Presentation: National Data, SUNY Trends, and Campus Reality: What Does Our Data Tell Us?

12:15 -1:15PM    LUNCH  (open networking opportunity)

1:15 – 2:15PM

NUTN Nofflet Williams Service Award – 2018 – Presented to Russell Poulin

Dr. Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning
Presentation: Online Course Enrollment and Degree Completion: The Tipping Point

2:15 – 3:15PM

MaryLou Forward, Director, Center for Online International Learning (COIL)
Presentation: Globally Networked Learning through Virtual Exchange

3:15 – 3:30PM  Break

3:30 – 4:30PM

Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors Recognition

4:30 – 5:30PM

Open SUNY Effective Practice Award

Moderator: Erin Maney
Open SUNY Effective Practice Award Winner

Showcase: Effective Practices Award winner Eunjyu Yu from SUNY Canton for the EP: Creatively engaged in writing for digital environments

Award & Showcase: The Open SUNY Effective Practice Showcase

5:30PM –  Q&A, Wrap up, Review, & Summit Preview of day 2.

Dinner on your own.

DAY 2: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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8:00 – 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15AM Welcome! – Alexandra M. Pickett
Open Remarks: Special Guest: SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson

9:15 – 10:15AM

Tanya Joosten, Director, eLearning Research and Development, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
Presentation:  Turning Findings into Practice: Results of Cross-Institutional Online Learning Research

10:15 – 11:15AM

Robert V. Steiner, Director, online teacher education, American Museum of Natural History.
Presentation:  Online and Blended Science Education from the American Museum of Natural History 

11:15 – 11:30AM Break

11:30 – 12:30PM 9th annual Unsession! . – sign up and add links/info.


Keynote Cancelled: Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency, JSB, is unable to be with us.

1:00 – 2:00PM LUNCH (open networking opportunity)

2:00 – 3:00PM Jesse Stommel, Executive Director, Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington & Director, Hybrid Pedagogy and Co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab.
Presentation: Open Pedagogy: How to Build More Compassionate Spaces for Online Learning

3:00 – 4:00PM Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College.
Presentation: Critical Digital Fluency: Agency and Activism in Today’s Polluted Digital World

4:00 – 4:15 Wrap-up, Survey, and Preview of day 3.

Dinner on your own.

DAY 3: Friday, March 2, 2018

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Networking with the NUTN Board!

NUTN Values: Leadership, Mentoring, Networking

8:00 – 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Opening Comments and Welcome!

9:15-10:15AM  Leadership & Mentoring

Leadership Panel

Moderator: Pam K. Quinn, Provost, LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications, Dallas County Community College District, Texas.


  1. Teresa Pittman is the Associate Vice President-Teaching & Learning at the College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  2. Karan Powell is the President (retired) of the American Public University System.
  3. Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocci is Vice Provost for Digital Learning at St John’s University.

10:15 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 -11:30AM Leadership & Policy

Russell Poulin, Director of Policy and Analysis, WCET.
Presentation: The Regulatory Landscape is Changing – And There’s No Map of What’s Ahead

11:30 -12:30PM  Networking & Mentoring

NUTN Engagement

  1. Kevin Bell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures), Western Sydney University, Australia.
  2. Justin Louder, Associate Vice Provost, eLearning & Academic Partnerships, Texas Tech University.
  3. Russ Poulin, Director of Policy and Analysis at WCET, (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies).

The Summit concludes!

See you next year in Syracuse, NY!


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