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Teaching Narratives Symposium 2020: Creating Connections

Creating Connections, May 27, 2020

The Office of Online Learning and Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, and University Libraries are pleased to offer the third annual Teaching Narratives Symposium on May 27, 2020. The event will bring together St. John’s University faculty, administrators, staff and friends to share stories that highlight teaching practices which “create connections.” In order to allow for a wide range of possibilities, this broad theme invites presentations from all corners of the university. 

Portrait of Dr. Eric Fredericksen

Dr. Eric E. Fredericksen will be our keynote for the 2020 Teaching Narratives Symposium. He is the Associate Vice President for Online Learning and provides leadership for the exploration of online learning initiatives at the University of Rochester. He is also Associate Professor in Educational Leadership in the Warner School where he teaches in the classroom and online, is Associate Director of the Learning in the Digital Age Research Center, and is Program Director for Online Teaching and Learning programs.

Eric has extensive experience in online education and instructional technologies. He was Associate Vice Provost for Academic & Research IT at the University of Rochester from 2005-2012. Prior to the University of Rochester, Eric served as the Director of Academic Technology & Media Services at Cornell University. Before Cornell, Eric was the Assistant Provost for Advanced Learning Technology in the State University of New York where he provided leadership for all system-wide programs focused on the innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning. This included the nationally recognized SUNY Learning Network - winner of the EDUCAUSE Award for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning and Sloan-C Awards for Excellence in Faculty Development and Excellence in Institution-wide Online programming. Eric was the Co-PI and Administrative Officer for three multi-year, multi-million dollar grants on Online Learning from the Sloan Foundation. For the past 18 years, he has been designing and teaching graduate online courses in education. His research has included studies of the student and faculty experience in online courses, and more recently on Leadership for Online Learning in U.S. colleges and universities. He was Chair of the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning and served as Chair of the Sloan-C Awards Program for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning. In 2012, Eric was elected to the Board of Directors for the Sloan Consortium, he served as President of the Board 2018-2019, and was honored as a Sloan-C Fellow in 2013.



Teaching Narratives Symposium 2020

Get inspired by presentations from your peers, connect with colleagues, and be part of the conversation at the 2020 Teaching Narratives Symposium.

Participants networking, learning and sharing at the Teaching Narratives Symposium.