MESSAGES FROM THE ASU REMOTE TEAM
From Executive Producer of REMOTE
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, ASU’s VP for Cultural Affairs
We are pleased to once again host ASU’s REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, now in its third year. The 2022 event to be held on June 8-9, virtually, will be just as relevant as the first two iterations. During the two days of the event, and on-demand for six months after, we bring together frontline faculty and decision makers from global universities and colleges to share highly relevant strategies and interventions for all learning modalities.
Our hope is that by sharing teaching and learning experiences from faculty and institutional leaders, we can overcome pandemic challenges and improve the future of higher education. REMOTE will showcase how educators have integrated digital tools and pedagogies that are diverse, equitable and inclusive. REMOTE 2022 will cover timely topics to maximize success for learners in the areas of increased learner variability, adaptive learning, effective uses of tools, and equitable uses of digital learning. The event will include 80+ sessions over multiple tracks and will provide a great deal of information which will help participants improve mixed-mode learning for all learners.
Many of our attendees take advantage of the free workshops at REMOTE to earn professional development credits. This year we again offer a Digital Badge to those attendees who complete a minimum of six sessions at REMOTE through August 1, 2022. Details on how to earn the badge can be found here.
Our attendees are higher education professors, instructors, lecturers, teaching professionals, instructional designers, provosts, deans, department chairs, university presidents and administrators from more than 150 universities and institutions across the world. All sessions are recorded and transcripts will be available in Spanish, as well as the ability to chat live in Spanish at each of the sessions and networking lounges.
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge ASU 365 Community Union for planning and preparing this year’s REMOTE. In particular, I want to thank Jonathan Ainlay, Associate Director of ASU 365, for his tireless efforts to deliver a first-rate program.
We look forward to seeing you at REMOTE 2022, and for your continued success.
From David Levin, Executive Producer of REMOTE 2020-21
REMOTE began as an immediate response to the COVID crisis spring of 2020. Designed as a straightforward way to equip faculty with the best tools and tips of remote and hybrid teaching, its goal was to support them as they began in-class work with students in the fall of 2020. Almost 50,000 faculty and administration registered to join us live, and the event exceeded all our expectations!
Now, we know that COVID will be with us – in some form – forever. We also know that we don’t want to “go back” to January 2020 as if it was some kind of perfect pedagogical world. It wasn’t. The pace of reform across Higher Ed has been glacial over the last decade. Yet COVID, with its relentless, ugly grip, has ushered in more changes than we’ve seen over the past 10 years (despite the good intent of faculty, administrators and innovators). Higher Ed is now changed forever – and the next two years will see that cascade of change flow through institutions of all sizes.
On the positive side, we’ve learned so much in the past few years. Student behaviors and expectations have changed. Workplace and professional practice have been significantly reshaped. We can do SO much better for our students NOW than we could in January 2020. REMOTE 2020 and 2021 were an outstanding success. Together, we are making a difference!
From Jonathan Ainlay, Associate Producer of Remote 2022
It is with great anticipation and excitement that I count down the days to this year’s REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit. Many people — from the team at ASU, to members of the Advisory Committee, to faculty and administrators across the globe — have worked hard to deliver a program that is compelling, relevant, and useful. I am grateful to them all. They’ve been motivated by a common belief that we can learn from one another and that Remote offers a forum for doing so.
I hope you will take full advantage of all that REMOTE offers, including insightful presentations, lively discussions, and networking opportunities. And, as participants in an ongoing conversation about the opportunities and challenges facing education today, we all look forward to learning from you.
Associate Director, 365 Community Union