Please join us for our first general membership meeting scheduled for Jan 14 at 4 pm CST via Zoom.
General Membership Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 982 1567 3883
Dr. Mary Millikin, Rogers State University
As the spring 2021 semester begins with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, faculty are focusing on providing a better student experience despite lingering challenges to the practice of teaching. Zoom technology has become a standard tool for many, whether used to deliver instruction or meet with colleagues and stakeholders. Numerous videos and newsletters have been created to offer instructions and helpful hints for effective use of Zoom in the classroom. Of particular note is Zoom’s April 2020 newsletter Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom which outlines guidelines for starting a class and delivering virtual lessons.
Regardless of type of Zoom class, a number of simple, clear policies and practices can minimize logistical confusion and energize the process including:
Perhaps the most important caveat is to remember why we chose the teaching profession. Faculty influence students on a daily basis. Whether virtual or face-to-face, through sharing knowledge and passion we shape the lives of the next generation and beyond.
Canvas. (2020). Funny Zoom backgrounds that will have you laughing. Retrieved from https://www.canva.com/learn/funny-zoom-backgrounds/
Rogers State University Office for Accountability and Academics. (2020). Fall 2020 Survey of Zoom Class Constituent Feedback. Rogers State University: Unpublished raw data.
Stone, E. (2020, August 19). How to overcome classroom Zoom fatigue. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/08/19/advice-how-make-zoom-classes-energizing-and-community-building-opinion
Workman, C. (2020). Classroom memes. Retrieved from https://www.pinterest.com/ccworkman/classroom-memes/
Zoom. (2020, April). Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom. Retrieved from https://zoom.us/docs/doc/Tips%20and%20Tricks%20for%20Teachers%20Educating%20on%20Zoom.pdf
Join now for extended membership benefits to June 2022. Your new professional world awaits in 2021 with lower dues, improved communications, and more benefits. Grow your international network of business education colleagues and experts. Experience new destinations, cultures, and businesses - both in-person and virtually. Participate in peer-reviewed journals and professional presentations. Receive timely information and tips for business educators. Join SIEC-USA now.
ISBE-USA is now SIEC-USA and is a stand-alone chapter of SIEC-ISBE, no longer associated with NBEA. To celebrate the new year and our new, revitalized chapter, we invite you to grow with us in 2021.
Enjoy lower dues, greater networking opportunities, and new benefits. Join now for extended membership until June 2022. Happy new year!
Dear SIEC-USA chapter member
Season's Greetings to each of you! We have all experienced a different 2020, and I am sure we have all had to make accommodations in many ways for changes in both our personal and work lives. Of course, you most likely recall that the SIEC-2020-Conference (Trieste, Italy) had to be postponed as determined by the Executive Board, and has been re-scheduled for the first week of August 2021 (specific dates and times will soon follow in early 2021). Those who are allowed to travel may attend in person in Trieste, Italy; however, all presentations and conference program talks will be held virtually (most likely via ZOOM) either in Trieste or wherever the presenter happens to be in the world! Due to continued Covid precautions, it is expected that our SIEC-2021-Conference in Trieste will be scaled back with limited social, educational, and cultural visits.
Please note that the SIEC Executive Committee and the Professional Development Committee have extended proposal considerations until January 31, 2021. You have an opportunity yet to get your proposal in as soon as possible and receive academic credit, professional development points, or most importantly the benefit of presenting and receiving feedback alongside your international colleagues.
Proposals submitted for the 2020 conference need not be re-submitted for the 2021 Conference. The theme remains the same "Sustainability Meets Business Education." If not previously submitted, your presentation proposals will be gratefully received and carefully considered. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.
Gerry L. Begeman, PDC Chair, SIEC
Please share your favorite stories about SIEC-USA and the benefits you have received in the comments below. We want to hear from you about why our association is so great!