Adjunct Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference 2020: Save the DateSave the date for the 7th Annual Adjunct Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference, featuring keynote speaker, Thomas J. Tobin, Program Area Director for Distance Teaching & Learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Online

Tobin is an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in technology-enhanced education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning (UDL).

Before joining UW-Madison, Tobin served for five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tom’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, the Journal of Interactive Online Learning and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

His books include:

  • Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor.
  • The Copyright Ninja: Rise of the Ninja (2017).
  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling.
  • Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020) with Katie Linder and Kevin Kelly.

Tom’s keynote will be “Reach Everyone & Teach Everyone with UDL” and he will also facilitate a workshop during the conference, “Expand Learner Choices with UDL”. Detailed conference agenda and registration information coming soon!

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.


We also encourage you to save the date for the 12th Annual Assessment Conference and Share Fair on Friday, September 25. The conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, D.C. Learn more and save the date!