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Fall Planning 2023 - Distance Learning Track

by Cheryl Kohen on 2023-08-14T11:44:33-04:00 | 0 Comments

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Fall Planning 2023 - Distance Learning Track

The fall semester is nearly here and we're excited to see you all soon! Fall planning week begins Monday, August 21 through Friday, August 25. Here is the full Fall 2023 Planning Schedule. You'll notice that many of the sessions are available virtually via Teams, though there are some face-to-face sessions, such as the Online Studies and Instructional Resources meeting, and the Faculty Innovation Center's open house (Daytona Campus, building 200, 2nd floor). We look forward to seeing you all online and in person soon!

Monday, August 21

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

President's Welcome Back, Dr. Thomas LoBasso, featuring keynote speaker Dr. José Antonio Bowen.

Audience: All faculty and staff (College-Wide)  

hybrid meetingLocation: HYBRID: Hosseini Center (1200), Ballroom & Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: Please join Dr. LoBasso and members of the Senior Executive Team as we kick off the Fall 2023 semester. Dr. José Antonio Bowen is a world-renowned academic scholar who will present about teaching change with a new 3Rs: relationships, resilience, and reflection. This welcome back will also include an in-person pinning ceremony for recipients of the ACUE national teaching certification. 

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Faculty Senate Meeting, Paul Capps 

Audience: All faculty and staff (college-wide)

hybrid meetingLocation: HYBRID: Hosseini Center (1200), Ballroom & Online via Microsoft Teams 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Professional Photos at the DSC Photo Studio, Marketing & Creative Services

Audience: All faculty and staff (college-wide)

photographerLocation: IN-PERSON: Wetherell Center (100), Room 219A  

Notes: Stop by the DSC Photo Studio for your professional photo, courtesy of the Marketing and Creative Services team. No appointment is necessary.  

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

What Is Your Legacy?, Frederick Shegog  

Audience: All faculty and staff (college-wide)

hybrid meetingLocation: HYBRID: Hosseini Center (1200), Ballroom & Online via Microsoft Teams  

Notes: From dumpster diving to graduating Summa Cum Laude, come hear the transforming story of Frederick who was homeless and abused alcohol daily and now motivates and encourages others on how to combat substance use disorders and improve mental health.   

Tuesday, August. 22

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

Online Studies and Instructional Resources Meeting, Dr. Cheryl Kohen & Bill Harrison

Audience: Required for faculty teaching hybrid and online courses  

hybrid meetingLocation: HYBRID: Nunamann Hall (200), Faculty Innovation Center & Online via Microsoft Teams  

Notes: This meeting is mandatory for all faculty teaching hybrid and online courses. Please join us to learn about updates, resources, and best practices for digital learning at DSC.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Faculty Innovation Center Open House, Division of Online Studies

Audience: All faculty and staff (college-wide)

open house cheese platter​​​​Location: IN-PERSON: Nunamann Hall (200), Second Floor  

Notes: Mix and mingle in the Faculty Innovation Center! Refreshments of cheese, fruit, cookies, coffee, tea, and water will be served. Get help with your Falcon Online course shells and visit with peer faculty members!

Wednesday, August. 23

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Discovery Team for Student Success (formerly Retention Committee) Meeting, Dr. Erik D’Aquino & Dr. Rigo Rincones 

Audience: Members of the Discovery Team for Student Success (formerly Retention Committee) 

in person presenter Location: IN-PERSON: Hosseini Center (1200),  Madorsky Theater 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Simple Syllabus Updates, Kathy Hoellen

Audience: All faculty

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: Join this session to learn more, ask questions about, and offer input on the Simple Syllabus implementation. 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Information Technology Listening Session, Roberto Lombardo & Information Technology Representatives

Audience: All faculty and staff (college-wide)

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: In this session, Information Technology (IT) wants to take a moment and listen. This is a structured feedback session. We will focus this listening session on ways that you’re using technology and, on the strategies, to improve this experience.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

eMentors Meeting & Artificial Intelligence (AI) discussion, Dr. Cheryl Kohen & Rich Vollaro

Audience: Members of the eMentor Committee and open to the DSC community  

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: The eMentor committee will discuss additional updates and committee recommendations with Falcon Online; moreover, faculty outside of the eMentor committee are invited to discuss AI tools, like ChatGPT, and how this will impact pedagogy, curriculum, developing clear criteria, and academic integrity.  

Thursday, August 24

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Overview of the Judicial Affairs Process and the Role Faculty Play in Maintaining Academic Integrity, Elijah Houser, Cicso Ortiz & Cerese Ramos 

Audience: All faculty and staff (College-Wide)

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: Integrity is a core value of DSC. Maintaining high standards of academic honesty and integrity throughout our institution is a shared responsibility of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This session will identify strategies to encourage academic integrity within courses and offer guidance for responding to and reporting violations of academic integrity. Examples of violations of academic integrity will be reviewed along with the college’s procedures in reporting academic integrity violations and the role that Judicial Affairs serves in this process.  

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

NEW Early Alerts & Kudos System, Dr. Michelle Goldys

Audience: All faculty and staff (College-Wide)

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: This fall semester we will introduce a new Early Alert & Kudos system. Join us for details on the process, important dates, and best practices to maximize student success.  

Friday, August 25

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

ChatGPT Sandbox, Online Studies, Instructional Resources, and the Writing Center 

Audience: All faculty and staff (College-Wide)

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: Are you curious about AI? Want to set up a ChatGPT account? Please join the Online Studies, Instructional Resources, and Writing Center teams to learn more about how generative AI is already changing the way we do...everything.  

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Peer Reviewer Meeting, Dr. Cheryl Kohen

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Members of the Peer Reviewer Committee will receive this Microsoft Teams link directly 

Audience: Members of the Peer Reviewer Committee only

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research (CIWR) and You: Reinvigorating Your Passion for Academia, Dr. Michael Mallott, CIWR Director 

Audience: All faculty and staff (College-Wide)

online meetingLocation: ONLINE: Online via Microsoft Teams

Notes: Do you long to take a deeper dive into the life of the mind? Do you want to contribute to building a stronger academic community? In this session, we'll discuss the exciting initiatives of the CIWR and how you can join us in reigniting your love for what brought you to academia.  

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Preparing for Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit, Alicia Alexander 

Audience: All faculty and staff (CollegeWide); Mandatory for supervisors 

hybrid meetingLocation: HYBRID: L. Gale Lemerand Student Center (115), Events Center & Online via Microsoft Teams 

Notes: All institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) are required to undergo a review for reaffirmation of accreditation every ten years and the QEP is an integral component of this process.  This session will provide information to prepare for the On-Site Visit portion of the review, which is being held September 25-28. Information shared will be related to logistics for hosting the SACSCOC Review Committee members, preparing campuses, and updates on the QEP project. 

For additional questions or one-on-one help, please contact us in the Faculty Innovation Center. You may book a face-to-face or virtual appointment, contact us via email at, or call 386.506.3485. FIC office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM now located on the second floor of Nunamann Hall (building 200). If you found this to be enlightening and valuable, please subscribe to our blog! We look forward to seeing everyone virtually and in-person!

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Dr. Cheryl Kohen
Dean, Division of Online Studies
Division of Online Studies

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