This year marks the 45th consecutive annual meeting and conference of the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium. Each year since its inception, SRFIDC has brought faculty and organizational development professionals in the southern region of the US together for sharing ideas, experiences, new approaches, and collegial concerns affecting our profession and work. This year, like so many other institutions, the conference is virtual and will occur entirely in the all-too-familiar e-learning space of Zoom.
Highlights and basic format: There are 20 minute, pre-recorded asynchronous sessions, which will be available throughout the 3 day conference period, and 50 minute interactive live sessions on Thursday and Friday. In addition to our keynote presentation with Michele DiPietro on Thursday morning, there is also a panel presentation Thursday at noon and the Member's Forum open discussion on Friday morning. Don't forget the closing networking session and raffle at 1 on Friday. Innovative Educators have donated 2 webinar registrations for lucky attendees. Be there to win.
2021 Conference Schedule and Agenda ( All schedule times are EST )
Wednesday, March 10 - 12:00 pm
Selected asynchronous presentations will be made available at this time and remain open through the 3 days of the conference. If you have already registered, please use the link below and proceed to the virtual conference presentation space. If not, please register and submit payment to access the conference location.
Tales of Serendipity: Unexpected Outcomes from Remote Teaching and Learning. Eric Main, Amanda Main, University of Central Florida
Suddenly there is an Intersection between Customer Service and Faculty Excellence. Susan Schnorr, Walden University
Emerging into a Crisis: The Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Mental Health and Psychosocial Development. Amanda Halliburton, University of North Georgia
Supporting Faculty Teaching in Pandemic Times: Curating Resources and Faculty Survey. Virginia Khare, Eckerd University
Positively PBIS: Implementing PBIS in Remote K-12 Settings. Alana Harte, Keisha Lewis, Pine Cobble School
Teacher Appreciation Grams: A Platform for Students to Share Positive Stories of Teaching. Shawn Beilicki, Alexandra Barnett, Tom Doss, Liberty University
Thursday, March 11 - 9 am to 2 pm
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction to the conference.
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, University of North Georgia and SRFIDC Board Chair Dr. David McCurry, Jacaranda Educational Development, Conference Committee Co-chair Dr. Toni DiMella, University of South Carolina Upstate, Conference Committee Co-chair
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote Address: Storying our way through: Making sense of turbulent times
Dr. Michele DiPietro, Executive Director for Faculty Development, Recognition, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Kennesaw State University
Session Tracks: Track A: Method and Technique - tools, methods, and habits of our work. Track B: Process and Response - theory, processes, and application in our work in this time.
10:05 - 11:00 Concurrent Session 1:
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track A Using learning objects to build faculty confidence and foster social presence in remote learning environments Lisa LaCross, David S. Williams University of South Alabama
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track B Agency + Pathways = Hope: Promising Pandemic Course Redesign Activities and Outcomes Ben Haywood, Diane Boyd Furman University
11:05 - 12:00 Concurrent Session 2:
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track A It's a keeper: The top 3 practices faculty should retain after the pandemic Chad Rhorbacher, Claudia Cornejo-Happel Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track B Hyflex: Good for students, good for teachers? Damien Duchamp St. John Fisher College
12:45 - 2:00 Panel Presentation: Leveraging Design Thinking and UDL: Mindset, Processes, and Tools Diana LaRocco, Eric Moore, Lillian Nave, Jennifer Pusateri Goodwin University
Friday, March 12 - 9 am to 2 pm
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction to the conference, Day 2.
Dr. David McCurry, Jacaranda Educational Development, Conference Committee Co-chair Dr. Toni DiMella, University of South Carolina Upstate, Conference Committee Co-chair
9:15 - 10:00 Member's Forum and General Meeting: How to take SRFIDC beyond the pandemic Dr. Rebecca Johnston, SRFIDC Board Chair
10:05 - 11:00 Concurrent Session 3:
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track A Promising Tech Tools: Sharing and Comparing Engaging Apps & Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning Bonnie Mullinix Walden University
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track B Creating Another Layer of Support for Faculty Damien Duchamp St John Fisher College
11:05 - 12:00 Concurrent Session 4:
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track A Transformation in a Time of Crisis: Responsive Programming for Faculty Development Xavier Hopkins, Casey Carroll, Gloria Washington, Michelle Hardee University of South Carolina Columbia
Continual Zoom Meeting, Track B Opportunities in the Scholarship of Teaching and Publishing OER: Pandemic Changes for Teachers and University Presses Bonnie J. Robinson, Rebecca Johnson University of North Georgia
12:05 - 1:00 pm Closing Remarks and Networking Raffle