Faculty Idea Exchange 2023 - Teaching Conference at Columbus State


Fri Jun 09 2023 at 08:30 am to 02:30 pm


Workforce Development - 4th Floor Conference Center | Columbus, OH

The Columbus State Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) is the premier teaching conference in Central Ohio.
About this Event

The Columbus State Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) is an annual summer conference hosted by the CSCC Instructional Success Committee (ISC) that provides a forum where college educators from Central Ohio and beyond can share and compare best teaching practices. College teachers from every institution are invited!

FIX 2023 is scheduled for June 9, 2023 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Columbus State Community College WD Conference Center. 

We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote and plenary speaker is Dr. Barbara Oakley, a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. She created and teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” one of the world’s most popular massive open online course with over three million registered students, along with other popular “Top MOOCs of All Time.” Barb is a New York Times best-selling author who has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times—her book A Mind for Numbers has sold over a million copies worldwide. She is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

In addition to the featured speaker, breakout sessions focusing on student success and best teaching practices will be presented by faculty and other education experts from higher-ed institutions of Central Ohio (and beyond). Please see CALL FOR PROPOSALS below for details on how to submit a proposal to present.


The free registration is made possible by the collaborative effort of many groups and individuals at Columbus State Community College. Despite the conference's rapid growth and popularity, our goal is to maintain the sense of partnership, collaboration, and idea exchange (rather than for profit or gain), all in the name of student success.
Thank you for being a part of this unique professional development opportunity! Special thanks to the following for their support: CSCC Office of College Completion, CSCC Faculty Entry, Training, and Professional Development (FETPD) Committee, Dr. David Harrison - CSCC President, CSCC Administration, Members of the CSCC Instructional Success Committee (host)

____________________CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are actively seeking proposals for FIX 2023 based on successful and innovative teaching strategies and their link to student success (e.g., teaching best practices, diversity/equity/inclusion in the classroom, effective study strategies, technology in the classroom, motivation, etc.). Strategies must be applicable across all disciplines.

Presentations are expected to be 50 minutes in length, including some time for questions.

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal.

Deadline to submit a proposal is April 19, 2023.

Event Photos

Event Photos


FIX 2023 featured speaker Barbara Oakley at TEDxOaklandUniversity


Who is FIX for?  The FIX conference is geared towards college educators who are looking for innovative ideas to improve classroom success. 

Where can I see the program/schedule of presentations?  The conference program is in digital format.  COMING SOON!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The COTA CMAX rapid transit route runs along Cleveland Avenue from Downtown to Polaris and includes stops at Columbus State. Please check the COTA website for available bus routes to Columbus State.All attendees can park in any student lot on campus for the event.  Click here for CSCC Parking Map (the conference site is labeled as "WD" on the map). 

Will lunch be provided? Yes! A free boxed lunch will be provided to all registered participants. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals will be made available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For all inquiries, contact us at [email protected].

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Upon registering for the event, you can show your printed ticket, show your QR code via your mobile device, or simply give your name. 


Where is it happening?

Workforce Development - 4th Floor Conference Center, 315 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, United States

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