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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: August 1, 2022

Members (On-Site): $500 per person ($450 Early Bird)
Members  (Virtual Via Zoom): $175
Non-Members (On-Site): $700 per person ($650 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $325

 

Virtual Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Access to all conference resources

 

On-Site Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Networking/Fellowship with attendees & presenters
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Three night’s lodging at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

 

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 TV DINNER OR CROCKPOT: FOSTERING THE SPIRITUALLY TRANSFORMED LIFE OF THE PROFESSOR

Presenter: Joanne Jung | Associate Dean of Online Education & Faculty Development, Biola University (CA)
Overview: One’s online presence can become a smokescreen, camouflaging the reality of a pseudo-spiritually formed life of a professor. Students need, deserve, and should expect to clearly see in you Who you are following and that you are following well. Join Joanne as she addresses:

  • Assessing our own spiritual transformation
  • Following God’s lead in one’s transformation
  • What faithful following looks like in online education

 DEVELOPING & MANAGING YOUR ONLINE PROGRAMS

Presenters: Carrie Meyer | Dir of Online Learning & Cassie Lemberg Marketing & Communications Manager, Taylor University (IN)
Overview: Interested in starting or growing your online programming? Trying to widen your circle of learners? Let’s talk about how to get started and the important components of how to identify, develop, and manage online programs. Specifically, we will consider:

  • Taking a 3-phase approach to new program development
  • Conducting market research
  • Engaging in cross-departmental collaboration
  • Providing student and curriculum support
  • Committing to continuous quality improvement

 THE INTERSECTION OF ONLINE EDUCATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: MANAGING INFRASTRUCTURE & DELIVERY

Presenter: Matt Winn | VP of Information Technology & Dean of Online Education, Dallas Baptist University (TX)
Overview: Online Education isn’t solely an academic or Information Technology responsibility. It takes both areas to successfully carry out effective online learning. We must find ways to speak the language of both camps so that our faculty and students are put first. 

  • What does the IT leader need to know about education?
  • What does the educator need to know about IT?
  • Where do we compromise and where do we stand our ground?

 GETTING THE RIGHT STUDENTS IN AND OUT OF YOUR INSTITUTION

Presenter: James Spencer | Principal, Examen Consulting (IL)
Overview: There is no “one size fits all” approach to enrollment management. Regardless of similarities, each higher education institution has distinctive features that attract certain students, as well as organizational capacities that will influence the strategies used to engage students across the whole of the student lifecycle. This session will consider:

  • Creating institutional distinctives that matter to students
  • Communicating those distinctives during the marketing and recruitment process
  • Delivering on those distinctives throughout the student experience through organizational design

EXPLORING INTERACTIONS AMONG FAITH, TECHNOLOGY, AND TEACHING

Presenter: David Smith | Director, Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching & Learning, Calvin University (MI)
Overview: It is tempting to think of technology as a tool that can be used to deliver learning, and of faith questions as then connected mostly to the content and context of that learning. Yet technology also functions as part of the environment that shapes learning. Based on an extensive empirical research project. 

  • How can faith commitments shape our learning practices with technology?
  • How does teaching with technology shape our commitments and practices?
  • What can we learn from technology use in Christian classrooms?

FOSTERING DISCIPLESHIP IN ONLINE EDUCATION

Presenter: Mary Lowe | Online Associate Dean, Rawlings School of Divinity, Liberty University (VA)
Overview: Online education fosters and facilitates education and growth of the learner in a way that contributes to the formation of the whole person, including spiritual formation. In that learning process, we seek to create disciples who will become transformed not only by the renewing of their minds but by the entirety of their persons. In this session, we will examine how online education fosters a discipleship framework and address the following questions: 

  • Why do we disciple/educate?
  • Who are we as disciple-makers/educators?
  • What is our role as disciple-makers/educators?

COURSE DESIGN ACROSS MODALITIES: LEVERAGING INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR ONLINE & IN-PERSON EDUCATION

Presenter: Kevin Mahaffy | Director of Instructional Design, Moody Bible Institute (IL)
Overview: The pandemic created the perfect storm. Schools were forced to embrace online education. It was no longer “online vs. in-person” but an amalgamation of both resulting in several innovative modalities. How can we leverage intentional course design across these various modalities to ensure quality education regardless of delivery?

  • Embracing change: Normal does not exist
  • Seeing through modality fog
  • Keep the main thing the main thing: educational outcomes
  • Clarifying collaborative instructional design

LAUNCHING ONLINE – FOR THE FIRST OR SECOND TIME

A Panel Conversation hosted by Eric Brandt | Director of Digital Learning, Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School (PA)
Overview: The pandemic, the coming demographic cliff, and changing expectations about (and opportunities for) accessible and affordable higher education are some of the major catalysts driving institutions to clarify their relationship to online education. Some are just now going online for the first time, a few are making their peace with a non-online future, and others are redoubling their online presence. 

  • How are current social and economic challenges influencing higher education’s relationship to online learning? 
  • What questions should ABHE institutions be addressing to identify their commitment and capacity for online education?
  • What steps should ABHE institutions be taking to launch or relaunch their online programming?

Conference Faculty

Eric Brandt

ERIC BRANDT

Director/Digital Learning
Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary
& Graduate School

Joanne Jung

JOANNE JUNG

Associate Dean/Online Ed.
& Faculty Development
Biola University

Mary Lowe

MARY LOWE

Online Associate Dean
Rawlings School of Divinity
Liberty University 

Kevin Mahaffy

KEVIN MAHAFFY

Director/Instructional Design
Moody Bible Institute

Carrie Meyer

CARRIE MEYER

Director of Online Learning
Taylor University

David Smith

DAVID SMITH

Dir., Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching & Learning
Calvin University

James Spencer

JAMES SPENCER

Principal
Examen Consulting

Matt Winn

MATT WINN

VP/Information Technology & Dean of Online Education
Dallas Baptist University

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lodging included in the registration fee?

YES, for on-site attendees3 nights, including arrival the evening before the conference begins.

Can I request for additional hotel nights?
YES The ABHE group rate is $110/night.  You can qualify for our group rate three days prior and three days post conference.  You can request and pay for your additional hotel nights during the registration process.  All reservations must be made and managed by the ABHE office as it is part of a group reservation.  This includes changes to existing reservations.  Email conferences@abhe.org with any questions or updates to existing reservations.

Is airport shuttle service available?

YES! Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To request the complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Where is the hotel located in relation to the ABHE Conference Center?
The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the ABHE Weber Center (located in the Citadel I Building – Suite 130).

Are meals included in the registration fee?
YES for on-site attendees, including 7 meals and all snacks/beverages.

Are scholarships available?
YES for on-site attendees – limited scholarships are available.  Please email your request to conferences@abhe.org with an explanation of your financial need.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
In the event of either virtual or on-site registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that date. E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail conferences@abhe.org to request a refund. There are no refunds provided for no-shows.

How do I CANCEL a person on my registration?
You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any cancellations, or contact conferences@abhe.org to have your registration cancelled.

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Questions regarding the certification program can be directed to David Medders, Executive Vice President.

For those attending the Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you.

Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden Inn – Orlando Airport
7300 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 240-3725

 

 

The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport. The ABHE staff will make your hotel reservations for you.  Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request the complimentary shuttle service:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Conference Staff

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

Carol DibbleCarol Dibble
Chief of Staff & Director of Communications 
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

Darby BlanchardDarby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator
darby.blanchard@abhe.org