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.

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.

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.

Building Self-Awareness: Effective Writing Choices and Metacognition
Tuesday, 3/6, 11:10 am - 12:05 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Melissa Webb
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.

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.

Building Self-Awareness: Effective Writing Choices and Metacognition
Thursday, 3/8, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenter: Melissa Webb
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.

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.

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at Hudson Valley Educational Consortium
Tuesday, 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.

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.

SUNY Microcredentials webinar series - Microcredentials at SUNY-Buffalo
Presenter: Anne Reed
A discussion of how Microcredentials are used at SUNY-Buffalo.