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ETOM Fall 2021 Virtual Conference

November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Theme: Charting a Path Forward

Our Keynote and Workshop Presenter … 

Headshot of Keynote Speaker

Bonni Stachowiak is Dean of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Business and Management at Vanguard University of Southern California. 

As the creator and host of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast, she provides a space for discussing the art and science of facilitating learning. She also explores ways to improve our productivity, so we can be more present for our students and have more peace in our lives. 

Her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership degree is from Pepperdine University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. Her Bachelor’s degree is in social sciences, which is also from Chapman University. 

Here’s a video message from Bonni. Also, check out her resource page for the conference.


Conference Schedule (or see the detailed Program)

Welcome and Keynote (9:00 – 10:20am) 

  • Kevin Wagenmaker, ETOM President 
  • Keynote, Bonni Stachowiak, “The Way Out: Behind Us and Before Us.”

Breakout Session 1 (10:30 – 11:20am) 

Using Breakout Rooms to Build Community Remotely 

  • Nancy Barr, Professor of Practice-Engineering Communication, Michigan Technological University 

Pandemic Inspired Changes from an e-Learning Support Unit 

  • Dan Arnold, Manager of Support Services, Oakland University 
  • Kate Huttenlocher, Assistant Manager of Support Services, Oakland University 

Making the leap to a new normal; an old dog learning new tricks! 

  • Kimberly Kenward, Director, eLearning Technologies, Grand Valley State University 
  • Hunter Bridwell, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, GVSU 
  • Jerry L Johnson, Ph.D, Associate professor, School of Social Work, GVSU 

Breakout Session 2 (11:30 – 12:20pm) 

Make the Most of Pandemic Learned Practices 

  • Shaun Moore, Director of e-Learning, Oakland University 
  • Jess Tess-Navarro, Instructional Designer, Oakland University 

Best Practices in Quality Online Teaching and Course Evaluation 

  • Kelley E.B. Senkowski, Instructional Technology Project Specialist, Grand Valley State University 
  • Eric Kunnen, Senior Director, IT Innovation and Research, Grand Valley State University 

Concerning Equity in Distance Learning 

  • Bill Knapp, Executive Director, Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies, Grand Rapids Community College 

Lunch Break (12:30 – 1:00 pm) 

Breakout Session 3 (1:00 – 1:50pm) 

Hero’s Path Forward (No going back) 

  • Diane Miller, Full-time Communication Faculty, Mid Michigan College 
  • Michael Schram, Instructional Designer, Mid Michigan College 

Khaki Patrol: NMC’s Online Course Review Process 

  • Mark DeLonge, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Northwestern Michigan College 
  • Ryan Bernstein, Instructional Designer, Northwestern Michigan College  

Closing (2:00 – 3:15pm) 

  • Keynote Workshop, Bonni Stachowiak, “Productivity During Challenging Times”
  • The ETOM Executive Board will share special announcements and launch the survey!