Secrets Revealed: Research Program Development and Grant Writing

Jack Gelfand, Maria Nakamura, and Linda Cook from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), will be joined by a panel of faculty who have had success in research and grant writing.  They will discuss how the ORSP can help faculty in finding grant opportunities and successful strategies for getting grants from both internal and external sources. 

Getting Started in Second Life

This workshop will provide an orientation to Second Life for those that are relatively new to this virtual world. The morning discussion will focus on:

  • creating an avatar and customizing your avatar appearance,
  • navigation in Second Life,
  • communication using chat, IM, notecards, and voice chat, and
  • interesting examples of educational builds in Second Life.

The afternoon session will:

  • address specific interests of the participants, and
  • introduce basic building skills.

Second Life and Higher Education

John Kane will lead a discussion examining how Second Life may be used to help create memorable and meaningful learning experiences for students in a wide variety of disciplinary areas. Faculty and staff may participate in person or may participate from within Second Life. For those attending in Second Life, we will begin the presentation at the new CELT building that is being constructed by Elaine Evarts. a student at SUNY Oswego. In Second Life, the workshop will begin at:

Schedule of Spring Breakout Sessions - 2009

Tuesday, May 26

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: "Common Pitfalls in Advisement"

Presenters: Michelle Bandla, Chris LaLonde, and Rameen Mohammadi

Room: 123 Penfield Library

In their roles as Coordinator of First-year Programs, Director of General Education, and Associate Provost, the presenters have observed a variety of advisement issues that may interfere with a student's progress toward his or her degree. As an adviser, you can avoid these issues. Attend this session to find out how.


Time: 10:45 - 12:15