Professional Development Center


The Professional Development Center is a collaborative programming effort that reaches across divisions and departments. Descriptions of the programming partners and links to their respective websites are listed below.

Office of the Provost

  • Aids in the identification of campus initiatives and goals that require a professional development component
  • Provides funding to support coordination of professional development activities
  • Identifies existing resources for professional development
  • Ensures representation from all constituencies in the planning and delivery of professional development programs
  • Participates in facilities planning for the Professional Development Center

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

  • CELT is a cornerstone of the new Professional Development Center
  • Focus on learning and teaching (broadly defined) as central to college's mission
  • Long history as leader/collaborator in professional development

Division of Extended Learning

  • Provides educational opportunities to adult learners, residential students seeking flexibility, and students from other campuses
  • Acts as primary support agency for instructional use of the campus learning management system (ANGEL)
  • Promotes best practices in course design and development
  • Conduit and contact point for adjuncts, remote and emeritus faculty who are part of the "virtual" institution
  • Focus on learning and teaching strategies, based on current research, SUNY-wide collective knowledge, and past/current institutional shared wisdom
  • Manages Oswego employee tuition reembursement program, enabling all employees to be life-long learners

Campus Technology Services (CTS)

  • Supports physical and virtual environments for innovative teaching and learning experimentation and practice
  • Provides technical training for end user through regularly scheduled workshops, one-on-one sessions, and online tutorials
  • Assures 24/7 access to the systems and tools essential to teaching, learning, and research
  • Provides a safe and secure technology environment to support innovation
  • Provides consultation on the latest technological developments to help users differentiate fads from trends

Penfield Library

  • Provides information and literature reviews for assessment or research on instruction by faculty from all areas of the campus
  • Promotes information literacy and the library's ability to address IL topics with classroom faculty in a mutually conducive setting
  • Provides point of attraction for Library's "Xtreme Reference" program for faculty researchers
  • Acts as a clearinghouse for library-developed learning objects to be used in ANGEL-based instruction
  • Serves as the physical and intellectual center of the campus, and is thus a natural meeting place for faculty from all disciplines on campus

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

  • Building a sound base for outside support of faculty intellectual activity
  • Goes beyond proposal writing
    • Interrelated skills
    • Organizational skills
  • Assists in providing focus on faculty research
  • Provides an understanding of structure of funding agencies and foundations
  • Assists in establishing faculty research reputations
  • Creates compelling presentations

Human Resources

  • Acts as a clearing house for all personnel related information
  • Provides human development program offerings

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management