2020 Fall Meeting Information

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Place and Space in Educational Development

Hosted Online by the University of Waterloo

The COED Fall Meeting has always represented a wonderful opportunity to connect with educational development colleagues from across the province, and we hope to strengthen that sense of community with our approach to this year’s event. Our plan will include both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for engagement to support the sharing of successes and resources and to promote discussion of current issues in higher education. Our multi-day virtual approach will take place over several days with synchronous sessions on November 4th and 5th, 2020 (Wednesday and Thursday) from 1–4 pm daily.

Our theme in 2020 was the roles of Place and Space in Educational Development. As the roles of place and space in higher education have taken on different dimensions in our current times, we encourage you to consider the implications of these changes on how we plan and carry out day-to-day activities as well as our larger projects. How have our definitions of place and space shifted? How have our conceptions of place and space stretched our thinking about education? Were the roots of change in place pre-COVID? How has the shift to the remote environment changed our work with faculty and, by extension, impacted the position of educational development within higher education?

We invite you to bring your thinking and your experiences to our collective table for discussion and sharing at the COED Fall Meeting 2020!

Curriculum Working Group Pre-Meeting

On Tuesday, November 3rd, the Curriculum Working Group will gather for a half-day virtual meeting focused on 2 key areas: strategies for conducting curriculum work remotely, and calls to action as informed allies and curriculum leaders. Participants will be asked to do a small amount of pre-work prior to the session, the details of which will be sent to registrants in advance. If you’re not a member of the Curriculum Working Group but you’re interested in curriculum development, please register!

Synchronous Sessions

Wednesday, November 4

  • 1–2 pm: COED Fall Meeting Kick-Off
  • 2–2:30 pm: Networking
  • 2:30–4 pm: Theme Panel

Thursday, November 5th

  • 1–2:30 pm: Roundtables
  • 2:30–3 pm: Networking
  • 3–4 pm: COU Update & Looking Ahead

Asynchronous Engagement

All registrants will be adding to a Microsoft Teams site where they can connect with colleagues outside of synchronous sessions, and check in on what other institutions and groups within COED have been up to over the past year. If you are interested in engaging in any of these asynchronous activities, be sure to complete the registration survey!

  • Institutional updates (Padlet & MS Teams)
  • Action Learning Set updates (Padlet & MS Teams)
  • COED Website discussion (MS Teams)

We look forward to seeing you at Waterloo!

University of Waterloo