DAY 1: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Open SUNY COTE Summit will be recorded and broadcast LIVE!


9:00 – 10:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 AM Alexander Cartwright, SUNY Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and the Interim President of the Research Foundation for SUNY. (live via video conference)

10:15 – 10:30AM  Welcome! Alexandra M. Pickett Opening Remarks

10:30 – 11:15AM  Kim Scalzo Open SUNY update

11:15 – 12:15PM  Open SUNY Online Student Concierge Panel

Moderators: Michele Forte and Theresa Vamvalis
Maureen Owens (FLCC), Karen Schuhle-Williams (Brockport), John Locke (Plattsburgh)
Panel Presentation:  The Open SUNY Online Student Concierge

12:15 -1:15PM    LUNCH  (open networking opportunity)

1:15 – 2:15PM Open SUNY COTE Effective Practice Awards Panel

Moderator: Erin Maney
Open SUNY Effective Practice Award Winners:
1st place: AccessMOOC: Designing for ALL Learners, submitted by Ginger Bidell, Buffalo State
2nd place: Creating Accessible Online Classrooms, submitted by Kevin Murphy, Binghamton – unable to attend
3rd place: Teaching Online Certification Program, submitted by Eric Machan Howd, Binghamton
4th place: Quality by Design (QbD), submitted by Anne Reed, University at Buffalo

Anne Reed, University at Buffalo, Quality by Design (QbD)
Eric Machan Howd, Binghamton, Teaching Online Certification Program
Ginger Bidell (Buffalo State) and Michele Forte (Empire State), AccessMOOC: Designing for ALL Learners
Awards & Panel
Presentation: The Open SUNY COTE Effective Practices Showcase

2:15 – 5:15PM

WORKSHOP (break at 3:15pm)
Facilitators: Nate Angell,
Doorman, Lumen Learning and  Allison Brown, Digital Publishing Services Manager, SUNY Geneseo
Hands-On OER Hackathon: Discover, Evaluate, RemixPlease bring your computer for this workshop!

5:15PM –  Q&A, Wrap up, Review, & Summit Preview of day 2.

Dinner on your own.


DAY 2: Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Open SUNY COTE Summit will be recorded and broadcast LIVE!


8:00 – 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15AM Welcome! – Alexandra M. Pickett

9:15 – 10:15AM

Carla Casilli, Badges + Digital Credentials Strategist
Presentation:  Making sense of the new world of digital credentialing

10:15 – 11:15AM

Alicia Fernandez, Open SUNY student and 2016 recipient of the NUTN Online Student Award
Presentation: What I Have Learned After Completing 28 Online College Courses

11:15 – 11:30AM Break

11:30 – 12:30PM

Keynote Address
Dr. Michelle R. Weise, Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative
Hire Education: The Disruptive Potential of Online Competency-Based Education

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (open networking opportunity)

1:30 – 2:30  7th annual Unsession!

2:30 – 3:30PM

Daniel Greenstein, director of Education, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , United States Program.
Presentation:  Solutions for a New Majority

3:30 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 4:45PM Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors Recognition and Panel

Moderator: Peter J. Shea, University at Albany
Panelists: Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors
Dr. Joanne Souza, Director, Biology Online, Lecturer, Stony Brook, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Dr. Alisia Grace Chase, Historian of Art and Visual Culture, SUNY Brockport, Department of Art
Kathleen D. Borbee, Associate Professor, Business Administration & Economics, Monroe Community College
Meet the 2016 Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors

Recognition and Panel Presentation:  The Formation of Positive Attitudes in Online Teaching

4:45 PM Wrap-up, Survey, and Preview of day 3.

Dinner on your own.


DAY 3: Friday, February 26, 2016

The Open SUNY COTE Summit will be recorded and broadcast LIVE!


Networking with the NUTN Board!

8:00 – 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am Opening Comments and Welcome!


Kevin Bell, NUTN Board member and the executive director for online curriculum development and deployment at the College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University.
Presentation:   How Game Dynamics (not gamification) Will Save Higher Education

10:15 – 10:30AM Break

10:30 -11:30AM

Cristi Ford,  Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Initiatives in the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success (CILSS) at the University of Maryland University College
The Backwards Classroom – Using Peer Instruction to Increase Active Learning

11:30 -12:30PM  Networking with the NUTN Board

Moderators: Cristi Ford, Kevin Bell, and Dale D. Pike
Open SUNY/NUTN Engagement:  Creative Collaboration in an age of Consortia, Collaboratives, and Crazy Workloads


The Summit concludes!

See you next year in Syracuse, NY! 

Please note there will be an event registration fee next year for the Summit.