Spring 2014 Conferences


Teaching with Technology Showcase 2014
"Breaking Ground in Teaching with Technology"

When:           Friday, May 9, 11:30am-2:00pm

Where:          Faculty Dining Areas and Donovan

Who:              Faculty from across schools and disciplines


· 11:30am-12:30pm – lunch and keynote panel in Faculty Main
Breaking Ground with Blackboard: Leveling the Playing Field for All Students
Keri Rossi-D’entremont, Director of Disability Services
Melinda Gushwa, Assistant Professor, MSW Program, School of Social Work
Marie F. Beardwood, Academic Technologist, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Kyle Jackson, Information Technologist, USS

· 12:30pm-1:45pm – General Interest Demonstrations and Digital Poster Sessions
iPad Learning Communities, Summer Seminar for Hybrid Teaching and Learning and more!

· 1:45pm – Raffles in Faculty Main!  You must be present to win!  Fun prizes.  Don’t miss out!


RSVP to Veronica Bruscini (vbruscini@ric.edu) by April 25.


Brought to you by

Academic Technology Advisory Committee, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

and User Support Services




Engaging Conversations 2014 - Privacy

We invite you to start thinking about the combinations of ideas, people and perspectives you might pull together around
the topic of…PRIVACY.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Alger 110 and nearby rooms
Deadline for Proposals - Extended: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

In your proposal please include the title of your presentation, name(s) of presenter(s), department affiliation, any special AV
requirements, and a brief description (50-100 words) of your presentation along with a one-sentence abstract for the
program. Send your proposal to FCTL@ric.edu.

To help you brainstorm ideas, here is a list of possible topics:

  • Consciousness and Privacy
  • Social Policy and Privacy
  • Technology and Privacy
  • Individual Rights to Privacy
  • Medical Ethics and Privacy
  • Gun Ownership and Privacy
  • Surveillance and Privacy
  • DNA and Privacy
  • Biometrics, Security, and Privacy
  • Smartphones and Privacy
  • Privacy, Genetics, Insurance, and the Corporation
  • Big Data
  • NSA/CIA, State Secrets, and Privacy
  • Espionage vs. Freedom of Information
  • Individual Privacy vs. the State
  • Celebrity, Fame, and Privacy
  • Cryptography: Private Communication
  • Social Networking and Privacy
  • Living in a Brave New Post-Privacy World
  • Intellectual Privacy, Research, and Theft
  • Privacy and Copyright
  • Reality TV and Our New (not so) Private Lives
  • Intimacy, Privacy, and Keeping Secrets
  • Adoption and Privacy
  • Sexual History and Privacy
  • Confessional Literature and Making Private Thoughts Public
  • The Internet and Privacy
  • Email and Privacy


  • ·∙ Individual presentations are limited to two presentations per hour.
  • ·∙ Plan on 15-18 minutes for each individual presentation.
  • ·∙ Group presentation proposals: plan on 40 minutes total.
  • ·∙ Moderators will provide timely support to keep sessions on track.


Plan on joining us Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 for lunch and a day of
Engaging Conversations with your colleagues.


This year’s Creativity Project Committee: Karen Almeida, Teresa Coffman, Patti Nolin, Ron Pitt, Deborah Siegel, David Abrahamson,
Glenn Rawson, J. Zornado, Bonnie MacDonald.

Page last updated: Apr. 11, 2014