Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) Annual Conference
FACULTY IDEA EXCHANGE (FIX) 2022
The Columbus State Community College Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) is an annual summer conference planned by the CSCC Instructional Success Committee (ISC) that provides a forum where college educators from Central Ohio and beyond can share and compare best teaching practices. Educators from every institution are invited.
FIX 2022 is scheduled for June 10, 2022 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Columbus State Community College WD Conference Center (in-person).
We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote and plenary speaker is Dr. Daniel Willingham, a cognitive psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. His research began on the brain basis of learning and memory, and now currently focuses on the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education. He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine, and is the author of Why Don't Students Like School?, When Can You Trust the Experts?, Raising Kids Who Read, and The Reading Mind. In 2017 he was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences.
In addition to the featured speaker, breakout sessions focusing on student success and best teaching practices will be presented by faculty and other education experts from higher-ed institutions of Central Ohio (and beyond). Please see CALL FOR PROPOSALS below for details on how to submit a proposal to present.
As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic continues, we are prepared to manage this in-person event with the well-being of our attendees, staff, and speakers in mind. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct and all polices in effect for any event sponsored at Columbus State. We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions regularly and coordinate with national, state, and local public health agencies. We reserve the right to modify any policies and procedures at any time given the rapidly changing nature of the current global pandemic. Further, any changes to the event will be announced, including meeting info if the situation requires that the event be pivoted to a web modality.
***CALL FOR PROPOSALS***
We are actively seeking proposals based on successful and innovative teaching strategies and their link to student success (e.g., best teaching practices, effective study strategies, diversity/equity/inclusion in the classroom, technology in the classroom, motivation, etc.). Strategies must be applicable across all disciplines.
There are two presentation formats you can submit for:
1) TRADITIONAL - presentations that are 50 minutes in length, including some time for questions, and
2) QUICK FIX (aka PechaKucha) - a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), making for fast paced and potent presentations. Talks in this style are an exciting way to give an audience food for thought, to challenge an accepted way of thinking, to shed light on a practice or idea, and to do so with compelling visual accompaniment.
Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2022
FIX CLIX (FIX Classroom Innovation Exchange)
The CSCC Instructional Success Committee has established a resource for faculty at Columbus State - FIX CLIX - that can be used to support instructional success in the classroom and share peer-submitted, evidenced-based resources on best practices in teaching. We work to collect the interests and insights in the teaching profession and provide them here as a resource for all interested in improving instructional success. If you have been inspired by a book, a research paper, or your peers and want to share your excitement, please consider submitting a proposal for a blog post via the link below.