UPDATE: NeMLA 2021 - Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable - Remote participation possible!

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Updated call for proposals for a roundtable session at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention to be held in a hybrid/virtual format March 11 - 14, 2021

In-person participation will take place in Philadelphia, PA

Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good - Roundtable

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

COVID-19 has presented higher education with a disruption that some argue was long overdue. Seemingly overnight, the pandemic forced us to rethink and retool our teaching methods, our students' access to course content, as well as our interactions with them and assessment of their learning. For many, when technology either saved the day, made things worse, or both, the switch to remote or online teaching was a learning experience itself. Perhaps you discovered online alternatives to assigned readings, like open educational resources or electronic texts; partnered with the library or student services for instructional or non-instructional support; implemented universal design for learning; developed effective asynchronous or synchronous lesson plans; established remote classroom management strategies that worked; engaged students using video conferencing tools; connected with students while you or they had unreliable internet access; revised quizzes, examinations, essays, or presentations to accommodate emerging challenges; or made grading more efficient using the tools of a learning management system. In this informal roundtable session, tell us what you did to made good of a bad situation, and how the experience continues to do some good for you and for your students. Each speaker will share their thoughts for 5-10 minutes, followed by open conversation, support, sharing, and perhaps debate between participants and the audience. Panelists may chose to participate either in-person or remotely!

Panelists may be invited to contribute to an open resource repository for materials related to remote or online composition, literature, or language instruction.

Submission Requirements

The submission deadline is September 30, 2020. All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA CFP web site at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/. Search for ID #18529, "Reluctantly Remote or All in Online: COVID-19 Changed the Way I Teach for Good Roundtable." General guidelines for abstracts can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html. View the conference web site at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html. Send questions regarding the roundtable to matobin@psu.edu.

Panelists will be notified of acceptance or rejection by October 15, 2020. NeMLA membership is not required to submit abstracts. However, if your abstract is accepted to a session and you agree to present at the convention, you will be required to pay for membership and convention registration.

Contact Information

Mary Ann Tobin, PhD
Assistant Research Professor & Instructional Consultant
Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
The Pennsylvania State University

Contact Email: matobin@psu.edu
Conference URL: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/