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2018 Spring workshops

Bringing Out the Writer in Yourself and Your Students
Wednesday, 1/31, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Ken Nichols
In this workshop, we will develop our own public identities as writers and discuss strategies to help empower students to think of themselves as fellow participants in scholarly and societal discussions.

Interested in Online Teaching?
Wednesday, 1/31, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, 121 Penfield or https://zoom.us/j/792642256
Presenter: OpenSUNY webinar
Open SUNY Online Teaching hosts monthly informational webinars highlighting various assets created by Open SUNY for the online teaching community. This month features the Interested in Teaching Online resource - an openly-licensed self-paced online resource that is free of charge and open to any one interested in learning more about online teaching and learning. Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/792642256 To access the resource visit: http://commons.suny.edu/interested/ For a more detailed description, check out the video overview: https://youtu.be/S3P0IwcLoqw

Bringing Out the Writer in Yourself and Your Students
Thursday, 2/1, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Ken Nichols
In this workshop, we will develop our own public identities as writers and discuss strategies to help empower students to think of themselves as fellow participants in scholarly and societal discussions.https://calendar.google.com/event?

Hewitt Quad Focus Group for Campus Concept
Tuesday, 2/6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Lisa Glidden and Jacqueline Wallace 
The Campus Concept Committee is updating our Facilities Master Plan for 2018 - 2023. This focus group will center on questions of where do you see pedagogy and research in your discipline going in the next five years.  What kinds of space(s) would support your pedagogy?

New and improved online tools to facilitate academic dishonesty
Wednesday, 2/7, 12:40 pm - 1:35 pm, 123 Penfield
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Presenter: John Kane
Technological improvements have it much easier for students to engage in academic dishonesty at a low cost. Students can:

  • quickly and easily find: past copies of graded exams at sites such as CourseHero.com, Chegg.com, and Koofers.com,
  • get free answers to questions at sites such as Yahoo answers and Quora,
  • automatically "paraphrase" plagiarized papers to avoid pattern-matching detection at sites such as paraphrasing-tool.com and articlerewritertool.com,
  • evade pattern matching detection on plagiarized by switching characters to other character sets or embedding hidden characters,
  • find most publisher provided test bank questions on the web or on review apps such as Kahoot or Quizlet

 Participants in this session will discuss methods of maintaining academic integrity in their classes.

Tea for Teaching: Curriculum Innovation Grants
Thursday, 2/8, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
The topic of this week's discussion is Curriculum Innovative Grants. Stop by to find out more about what these are, how to apply, and what constitutes a good proposal.

Hewitt Quad Focus Group for Campus Concept
Friday, 2/9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Lisa Glidden and Jacqueline Wallace 
The Campus Concept Committee is updating our Facilities Master Plan for 2018 - 2023. This focus group will center on questions of where do you see pedagogy and research in your discipline going in the next five years. What kinds of space(s) would support your pedagogy?

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at SUNY-Alfred
Tuesday, 2/13, 12:00 - 12:30, 123 Penfield
Presenters: Danyelle O'Brien, Lia Schifitto, Jonathan Hilsher
A discussion of how Microcredentials are used at SUNY-Alfred.

An Alternative Approach to Designing Research Papers
Wednesday, 2/14, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard
When students do research, they tend to look for sources first and then design their own writing based on information they have already found. This workshop will offer strategies for instructors to scaffold writing assignments to help students use research to enhance their own writing, not define it.

An Alternative Approach to Designing Research Papers
Thursday, 2/15, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Stephanie Pritchard
When students do research, they tend to look for sources first and then design their own writing based on information they have already found. This workshop will offer strategies for instructors to scaffold writing assignments to help students use research to enhance their own writing, not define it.

Inclusive Teaching reading group
Thursday, 2/15, 2:20 - 3:20, 123 Penfield
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and Kristen Flint
you are invited to join the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's spring reading group on inclusive teaching. The group is informal. No registration is needed to participate. We will discuss Microsoft's Inclusive Design Manual (PDF) during this session.

Tea for Teaching: Mindset
Wednesday, 2/28, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
An informal discussion about moving students from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Research and Collaborative Writing
Wednesday, 2/28, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Judith Belt
How can collaborative research enhance individual team member writing styles? This presentation will share use of collaborative research as a writing tool in both a general education world awareness course and a departmental writing course requirement.

Inclusive Teaching reading group
Thursday, 3/1, 2:20 - 3:20, 123 Penfield
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and Kristen Flint
you are invited to join the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's spring reading group on inclusive teaching. The group is informal. No registration is needed to participate.

Research and Collaborative Writing
Friday, 3/2, 9:10 am - 10:05 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Judith Belt
How can collaborative research enhance individual team member writing styles? This presentation will share use of collaborative research as a writing tool in both a general education world awareness course and a departmental writing course requirement.

Tea for Teaching: Open Educational Resources
Monday, 3/5, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
An informal discussion about how we might use (or develop) open educational resources to lower educational costs and provide all students with to educational resources fron the start of the course.

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at SUNY-Stony Brook
Tuesday, 3/6, 12:00 - 12:30, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Ken Lindblom
A discussion of how Microcredentials are used at SUNY-Stony Brook.

Two-stage exams
Wednesday, 3/7, 12:40 - 1:35, 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
A two-stage exam can convert a standard exam into an engaging active learning experience that uses peer instruction to increase student learning. In this workshop, we'll discuss how these exams may be implemented and examine research on their effectiveness.

Faculty Writing Group
Thursday, 3/8, 9:00 - 11:00, 123 Penfield
Organizer: Stephanie Pritchard
Join the SUNY Oswego Writing Fellows for bi-monthly Faculty Writing Group workshops held in the CELT Conference Room. Writing Group gatherings are about accountability and support - show up expecting to write (scholarly or creative work) or to talk about your own personal or professional writing. Workshops are open to all faculty across campus. Please contact Stephanie Pritchard (stephanie.pritchard@oswego.edu) with questions or for more information.

Building Self-Awareness: Effective Writing Choices and Metacognition
Thursday, 3/8, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Melissa Webb
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Many students have difficulty making effective writing choices when formulating or revising texts. This workshop will provide strategies to improve students’ self-awareness and to help them craft thoughtful and polished writing.

Building Self-Awareness: Effective Writing Choices and Metacognition
Friday, 3/9, 9:10 am - 10:05 am, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Melissa Webb
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Many students have difficulty making effective writing choices when formulating or revising texts. This workshop will provide strategies to improve students’ self-awareness and to help them craft thoughtful and polished writing.

Faculty Writing Group
Tuesday, 3/20, 1:00 - 3:00, 123 Penfield
Organizer: Stephanie Pritchard
Join the SUNY Oswego Writing Fellows for bi-monthly Faculty Writing Group workshops held in the CELT Conference Room. Writing Group gatherings are about accountability and support - show up expecting to write (scholarly or creative work) or to talk about your own personal or professional writing. Workshops are open to all faculty across campus. Please contact Stephanie Pritchard (stephanie.pritchard@oswego.edu) with questions or for more information.

Advisement Bootcamp: Basic Training
Tuesday, 3/20, 12:45 - 1:45, MCC 231
Presenters: Associate Deans
This session offers basic training for academic advisors including information about college policies and all-college requirements, general education requirements, registration, withdrawals, and more. Case studies and other activities will be utilized. Tuesday March 20th 12:45-1:45 p.m. in MCC 231. If you wish to attend, please complete the registration form.

Tea for Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Thursday, 3/22, 12:45 am - 1:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Theo Rhodes, Rebecca Mushtare, and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Many faculty on our campus have been experimenting with innovative teaching techniques. In this informal discussion, we'll discuss how we might engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning to examine the effectiveness of these innovations.

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at SUNY-Albany
Tuesday, 3/27, 12:00 - 12:30, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Kelsey O'Brien
A discussion of how Microcredentials are used at SUNY-Albany.

Tea for Teaching: Time Management
Wednesday, 3/28, 11:30 am - 12:25 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Spring break has sprung. Time seems to creep away. What are your strategies for getting everything done? How do you help students develop time management skills?

Faculty Writing Group
Tuesday, 4/3, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 123 Penfield
Organizer: Stephanie Pritchard
Join the SUNY Oswego Writing Fellows for bi-monthly Faculty Writing Group workshops held in the CELT Conference Room. Writing Group gatherings are about accountability and support - show up expecting to write (scholarly or creative work) or to talk about your own personal or professional writing. Workshops are open to all faculty across campus. Please contact Stephanie Pritchard (stephanie.pritchard@oswego.edu) with questions or for more information.

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at Hudson Valley Educational Consortium
Wednesday, 4/4, 12:00 - 12:30, 123 Penfield
Presenters: David Kohn (Orange) and Susan Deer (Rockland)
A discussion of how Microcredentials are used in the Hudson Valley Educational Consortium.

Navigating the IRB process
Thursday, 4/5, 12:45- 1:40
Presenters: Theo Rhodes and other TBD
This workshop will provide information about the IRB process for faculty contemplating human subjects research.

Rethinking the Writing Process
Tuesday, 4/10, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Tony Caputa
This workshop will reexamine the writing process by exploring innovative ways we can assist students. We will examine, through an open discussion, techniques we currently use.

Rethinking the Writing Process
Wednesday, 4/11, 12:40 pm - 1:35 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Tony Caputa
This workshop will reexamine the writing process by exploring innovative ways we can assist students. We will examine, through an open discussion, techniques we currently use.

Tea for Teaching: Interdisciplinary Work
Thursday, April 12, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Many people are interested in doing interdisciplinary work, but the hardest part is finding potential collaborators. Come with ideas about what you want to work on. Let the matchmaking begin!

Featured Open SUNY Fellow Chat: Gender Bias in Student Evaluations
Tuesday, 4/17, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, 123 Penfield (or from your own location)
Presenter: Kristina Mitchell
In partnership with the National University Technology Network (NUTN) and Texas Tech University, Open SUNY is pleased to host and showcase Dr. Kristina Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell of the Texas Tech University Department of Political Science, is the lead author of the recent study “Gender Bias in Student Evaluations”. A growing literature shows that student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are biased against women, which presents a significant problem when SETs are used in hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. Dr. Mitchell will first describe her study and situate it in the literature of studies with similar findings. She found that even in identical online courses, students rate a male professor higher on an ordinal scale than a female professor.

Dr. Mitchell will discuss the implications of these findings for the higher education community and then provide strategies for addressing this issue. She will provide instructional design suggestions for how to incorporate materials into online and face-to-face courses that might address this bias. Alternate methods of teaching evaluation will be discussed, as well as strategies for women, for allies, and for institutions in addressing gender bias in higher education more broadly.

To view from your own location, register at: https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/open-suny-cote-catalog/landing-page/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=8&subPage=4

Listen to Dr. Mitchell’s Tea for Teaching podcast

Read Dr. Mitchell's study: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/gender-bias-in-student-evaluations/1224BE475C0AE75A2C2D8553210C4E27

Faculty Writing Group
Thursday, 4/19, 9:00 - 11:00, 123 Penfield
Organizer: Stephanie Pritchard
Join the SUNY Oswego Writing Fellows for bi-monthly Faculty Writing Group workshops held in the CELT Conference Room. Writing Group gatherings are about accountability and support - show up expecting to write (scholarly or creative work) or to talk about your own personal or professional writing. Workshops are open to all faculty across campus. Please contact Stephanie Pritchard (stephanie.pritchard@oswego.edu) with questions or for more information.

Inclusive Teaching reading group
Thursday, 4/19, 2:20pm – 3:20pm
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and Kristen Flint
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7268304117
you are invited to join the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's spring reading group on inclusive teaching. The group is informal. No registration is needed to participate. 

Tea for Teaching: Using Workplace
Wednesday, 4/25,11:30am – 12:25pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: Rebecca Mushtare and John Kane
Remote access: https://zoom.us/j/7322667156
Join the SUNY Workplace (essentially Facebook for your professional work) -- this tea will include a quick demo of Workplace and the opportunity to brainstorm how to use Workplace to connect with colleagues at other campuses.

Faculty Writing Group
Tuesday, 5/1, 1:00 - 3:00, 123 Penfield
Organizer: Stephanie Pritchard
Join the SUNY Oswego Writing Fellows for bi-monthly Faculty Writing Group workshops held in the CELT Conference Room. Writing Group gatherings are about accountability and support - show up expecting to write (scholarly or creative work) or to talk about your own personal or professional writing. Workshops are open to all faculty across campus. Please contact Stephanie Pritchard (stephanie.pritchard@oswego.edu) with questions or for more information.