The ISETL Annual Conference on
Innovative Higher Education Pedagogy
The Board and Executive Committee of ISETL, in considering issues of participant’s health, travel, and finances have decided to postpone the 2020 ISETL conference until October 7-9, 2021 in Tempe, AZ.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact both the United States and the world. The progression of the virus makes it unlikely that it will be safe for everyone to travel, especially by plane, in October (CDC Travel Guideline). The ISETL Board and Executive Committee are committed to the safety and well-being of ISETL members and conference attendees; thus, the prudent choice, at this time, is to postpone the 2020 conference until 2021.
In addition to the health and safety concerns, the ISETL leadership recognized that the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the financial resources within higher education. Some colleges and universities are closing or merging, some are furloughing or laying off faculty, and most, if not all, are engaging in some type of budget cuts. These cuts are taking a heavy toll on resources available to faculty for professional development, such as conference attendance.
Finally, given the health, travel, and financial concerns, ISETL is developing professional development opportunities for faculty and instructional staff to support their growth in times when face-to-face interactions are limited. These new professional development opportunities will be rolled-out in the coming weeks.
The ISETL Board and Executive Committee are focused on and dedicated to the well-being of its members and conference participants. As practicing faculty members and educational professionals, we are in the deep-end of the pool with you. We are here to support you.
Board and Executive Committee of ISETL