Fall 2018 workshops

Q&A with Derald Wing Sue
Wednesday, 8/22, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 123 Penfield
An informal Q&A session with Derald Wing Sue, the author of Race Talk. (Google calendar)

What does research tell us about clicker use?
Thursday, 8/23, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: John Kane
Location: 123 Penfield
This workshop will examine some of the findings concerning the effect of clicker use on student learning outcomes. An overview of best practice will be provided. This workshop is designed for those who are considering using clickers in their classroom. (Google calendar)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 9/4, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 1-3 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar) (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 9/5, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 1-3 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 9/6, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 1-3 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 9/12,  1:50 pm - 2:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 4-5 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 9/12,  3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 4-5 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 9/18, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 4-5 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 9/20, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 4-5 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 10/2, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 6-7 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 10/3, 1:50 pm - 2:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 6-7 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 10/3, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 6-7 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 10/4, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 6-7 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Tea for Teaching Roundtables: Faculty as Mandatory Reporters
Wednesday, 10/10, 3:00 - 3:50. 123 Penfield
Moderators: Lisa Evaneski, Rebecca Mushtare, and John Kane
Tea for Teaching Roundtables are an opportunity for structured informal conversation about teaching and learning. This particular roundtable will focus on faculty being mandatory reporters, which is included in the new UUP contract. There is a great article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed by Sarah Brown titled, "Many Professors Have to Report Sexual Misconduct. How Should They Tell Their Students That?" that explores this topic and will serve as a frame for this conversation.  (Google calendar(remote access)

Defeating “What Do You Want Me to Write?:” How to Nudge Students into Engaging in Critical Thought
Tuesday, 10/16, 2:30 - 3:30, 123 Penfield
Presenter: SMCA Writing Fellow Ken Nichols
Students sometimes have trouble breaking out of the thoughts and rules with which they were imprinted in high school. In this interactive workshop, we will compare and share strategies to nudge students into trying out new ideas and methods of communication. (Google calendar(remote access)

Using exams as learning tools
Thursday, 10/18, 11:10 - 12:10. 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
How much learning takes place during your exam and when you return the exam? Do students get back their exams and either feel relieved or depressed, but otherwise pay little attention to the exam? In this workshop, we’ll explore how two-stage exams may be used to provide students with a more productive and engaging learning environment. A portion of this session will also discuss the use of exam wrappers (and the somewhat mixed evidence on their effectiveness). (Google calendar(remote access)

SUNY Open Education Resources/Open Pedagogy Workshop at Oswego - featuring Robin DeRosa
Friday, 10/19, 8:30 - 4:00, Hewitt Ballroom (registration required)
This all day workshop is designed to help faculty discover how open educational resources and open pedagogy can increase student learning, lower educational costs and provide rich educational environments for our students in all disciplines. Robin DeRosa, a leader in the open pedagigy movement will provide a keynote address in the morning and will work with the SUNY OER team in providing an afternoon workshop on Open Pedagogy. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. SUNY faculty and staff may attend at no cost. Registration is required for this event.

SUNY's new Facebook Workplace
Monday, 10/22, 3:00 - 3:55, 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Participants in this session will explore the new SUNY Facebook Workplace site. This new tool replaces the old SUNY Learning Commons and allows all SUNY faculty and staff to work collaboratively within and across campuses using an easy-to-use and familiar interface. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 10/23, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 8-9 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 10/24, 1:50 pm - 2:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 8-9 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 10/24, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 8-9 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Preparing Effective Materials for Retention, Promotion, and Tenure
Wednesday, 10/24, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Shineman 122
Presenters: Provost Scott Furlong and the Deans of each School and College
In this workshop, Provost Scott Furlong and the Deans of each School and College will discuss the criteria for retention, promotion, and tenure. Best practices in documenting faculty activities will be discussed. (view the Criteria for Faculty Personnel Decisions) (Google calendar)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 10/25, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 8-9 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Building Self-awareness: Effective Writing Choices and Metacognition
Thursday, 10/25, 2:30 - 3:30, 123 Penfield
Presenter: School of Business Writing Fellow 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. (Google calendar(remote access)

Tea for Teaching Roundtable: New Course - Writing as a Citizen
Friday, 10/27, 12:40 - 1:35, 123 Penfield
Moderator: Michael Murphy
Tea for Teaching Roundtables are an opportunity for structured informal conversation about teaching and learning. This particular roundtable will focus on ENG 302, an interdisciplinary writing course now being redeveloped and offered for the first time in its new form next spring. Would you like students in your major to be able to explain issues in your discipline to lay readers -- to write an article suitable for Slate on climate change or for the New York TImes Magazine on voter suppression? Come talk about Advanced Composition: Writing as a Citizen and how it might be best connected to the work of your majors. (Google calendar(remote access)

Common myths about learning and teaching
Monday, 10/29, 11:30 - 12:25
Presenter: John Kane
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common misperceptions that many faculty and students share about teaching and learning. Some of these myths are harmless, but others result in behavior that significantly reduces long-term knowledge retention and transfer. (Google calendar(remote access)

New and improved online tools to facilitate academic dishonesty
Wednesday, October 31, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 123 Penfield
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. (Google calendar(remote access)
Using clickers / polling to enhance student learning
Friday, 11/2, 12:40 - 1:35, 123 Penfield
Presenter: John Kane
Participants in this session will have a hands-on experience with using i>clickers while learning about the remarkably strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing student learning and engagement across diverse disciplines. Best practices in designing polling questions will be discussed. Free alternative polling options will be examined. (Google calendar)  (remote access)
Writing in Non-Writing Courses
Monday, 11/5, 1:50 - 2:50
Presenter: CLAS Writing Fellow Tony Caputa
Writing can benefit students in courses that do not traditionally utilize writing. This open discussion will offer quick writing exercises that can be easily incorporated into class discussions. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 11/6, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 10-11 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)  (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 11/7, 1:50 pm - 2:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 10-11 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)  (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 11/7, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 10-11 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)   (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 11/8, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 10-11 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Tuesday, 11/27, 9:35 am - 10:30 am, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 12-13 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)  (remote access)

In-class Activities to Build Student Writing Skills
Tuesday, 11/27, 2:30 - 3:30, 123 Penfield
Presenter: School of CMA Writing Fellow Stephanie Pritchard
This session will offer a few in-class strategies instructors can use to help students improve their writing skills in preparation for major writing assignments (with a focus on summary, analysis, and creating thesis statements) as lessons or mini-lessons. (Google calendar(remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 11/28, 1:50 pm - 2:45 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderator: John Kane 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 12-13 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)  (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Wednesday, 11/28, 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 12-13 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar)  (remote access)

Race Talk reading group
Thursday, 11/29, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm, 123 Penfield
Moderators: John Kane and Rebecca Mushtare 
The focus of this week's discussion will be on Chapters 12-13 of Race Talk. This session is open to all members of the reading group and anyone else interested in this topic. (Google calendar  (remote access)

Developing Reflection Assignments
Tuesday, 12/4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenters: John Suarez  (Service-Learning Coordinator & Director, Institute for Civic Engagement, SUNY-Cortland) and Vincent DeTuri (Dean of Arts and Sciences, SUNY-Cortland)
In this participatory webinar, participants will ask questions and share answers as they develop a reflection assignment for their own use. The moderators’ role will be to spark additional ideas and to keep the discussion focused and productive. Participants are encouraged to bring a reflection assignment that they use (or that they are thinking of using). The webinars outcome is that participants will have a reflection assignment or prompt. The webinar will address:

  • The importance of “harmonizing” prompts with goals
  • The need to be comfortable with ambiguity and the related need to be flexible (due to the comments of people who are reflecting)
  • The importance of using reflective listening (asking open-ended question and paraphrasing) skills when working with people who are reflecting (Google calendar

SUNY Fellow chat: Metacognitive cafe
Monday, 12/10, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, 123 Penfield
Presenters: Judie Littlejohn and John Kane 
Students in online history and economics classes participate in metacognition-building activities through a low-stakes weekly discussion forum called “The Metacognitive Café.” These discussion forums are designed to encourage students to reflect on their learning practices, and to develop a more accurate understanding of their comprehension of course concepts. Embedded in the discussion prompts are readings and short videos that present information concerning evidence-based learning practices. Students are invited to reflect on how their learning practices compare with those grounded in learning science.

These discussions provide students with an interesting discovery process in which together they learn that many of their habits are not effective in encouraging long-term learning. This is reinforced by sharing their successes and struggles with their peers, resulting in increased community building and engagement.
In this session, we will share how this process has evolved, including discussions prompts and student feedback. Participants will learn how to incorporate low-stakes discussions into their courses. (Google calendar
You can also participate in this remotely by registering here: Register: http://bit.ly/2P3wM0w
Transferring grades from Blackboard to MyOswego
Thursday, 1/20, 12:15 - 1:15 pm, 123 Penfield
Time: 11:00 am - noon
Presenter: John Kane
Location:123 Penfield
In this hands-on workshop, you will download a gradebook column containing course letter grades from your Blackboard Gradebook and then, with some very minor adjustments, upload it through MyOswego.  Simplify the process of submitting your final grades. (Google calendar)  (remote access)