Spring 2013 Conferences
Teaching and Technology Showcase 2013
It takes energy, creative thinking and a certain amount of courage to incorporate technology into your teaching! Come share with colleagues what you have been doing with technology in your classroom!
When: Tuesday, May 14th, 12p.m.-4p.m.
Where: Student Union Ballroom
Who: Faculty from across schools and disciplines
Schedule 12:00-1:00: lunch 1:00-2:30 Showcase of faculty presentations 2:30-4:00 An afternoon panel discussion with members of the Committee on Online Learning
To join the Showcase fill out the form:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Alger 110 and nearby rooms
Deadline for Proposals: 4:00p.m. March 15, 2013.
Proposals will be due on Friday, February 15, 2013 to FCTL@ric.edu.
In your proposal please include a title, names of presenter(s), department affiliation, AV requirements, and a brief description of your presentation along with a one-sentence abstract for the program.
- There will be no more than two individual presentations per 60-minute hour.
- Plan on 15-20 minutes for each individual presentation.
- Group proposals: Plan on 40 minutes total for group presentations.
- We will work hard this year to make sure that 20 minutes of each remain hour for discussion.
- Moderators will provide timely support to help keep sessions on track.
To help you brainstorm ideas for this year's topic, "fail-safe," below is a fanciful list of possible topics:
Train Wrecks, Rubber-Necking, and the Spectacle of Failure
Nuclear Power as “Fail-Safe” Industry
Creative Success and the Failure of the Body: Beethoven, John Milton, Stephen Hawking, Helen Keller
“I Got Fired and It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”: Walt Disney, John Lasseter, Steve Jobs
“Apollo 13: Failure Is Not An Option”
George Bailey, Epic Fail.
Discovery Through Failure: Viagra Anyone?
Losing Battles: The War on Cancer
Nutrition Fails: Processed Food and the White Death
Discovering Failure: History and New World Contact
Culture, Fame, and the Celebration of Failure: Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians
“Winning!” as Failure
“Amazing Grace”: Failure and Redemption
Marketing Failures: China and Coca Cola
Marketing Failures: Gerber Baby Food and Africa
Marketing Failures: Chevrolet and the Nova
“Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Succeed”
Memes, Tweets, and the “Epic Fail”
Contemporary Culture and the Failure of Imagination
Courting Failure: Self-Sabotage
Systems Failure: Technology and the Quest for Fail-Safe
Systems Failure? Biology, Aging, and Death
Systems Failure: Economy
Systems Failure: Engineering Marvels
Hubris, Tragedy, and Failure
Passing, Failing and the Art of Teaching
Success as Failure Before Its Time: Van Gogh
Failure as Success Before Its Time: Enron and Corporate Malfeasance
When Civilizations Fail
Cold-War Dreams: Mutually Assured Destruction as Fail-Safe Deterrent
The Creativity Project Committee: Karen Almeida, Lisa Bain, Teresa Coffman, Patti Nolin, Ron Pitt, Deborah Siegel, David Abrahamson, Glenn Rawson, J. Zornado.