Electronic Portfolios for Tenure and Promotion Reviews

Continuing appointment or promotion on the horizon? Consider preparing your faculty portfolio in an electronic format. This workshop will show you how to prepare your professional materials in an electronic format that is easy to assemble, maintain, and read using the most basic tools including a word processor and web browser. File formats, organization, technical concerns, and presentation standards will be discussed. Only minimal experience with website development is necessary to get started.

Assisting students that experience drug or alcohol abuse issues

Student success is hinged on many factors. One of these factors is the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. While recent data (Faculty CORE2010) tells us that faculty are concerned about drugs and academics, we are also finding that many faculty members may not be sure of what their role is in helping students, or even how to identify a drug and alcohol related problem in the classroom.

Responding to Academically Adrift: What Colleges Can Do

The book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses has set off a national debate on rigor and the college curriculum. Tracking 2,300 undergraduates at a range of four-year institutions, the research behind the book found that large numbers of students learn little if anything in college, face minimal course requirements … and yet graduate. The findings are based on student scores on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, as well as student surveys and transcript analysis.

Adviser Alert! Document Imaging-Student Records Going Digital

All student records needed for advisement will only be available digitally, starting with the incoming first-year and some transfer students from Spring 2011, all incoming students Fall 2011, and currently registered students as they are scanned. Come learn more about document imaging and the system we are using to view student records. The new system replaces paper advisement folders and allows faculty/staff to access information electronically.


Civic Engagement is concerned with educating college students to be engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders. Recent studies have shown that college students' participation in community service is increasing while their involvement in civic and political issues and processes has significantly declined. If civic engagement is to be promoted in higher education, it must be clearly defined and learning outcomes must be established. Opportunities to learn about and practice civic engagement must be embedded throughout the curriculum and the cocurriculum.


Since 1994, college textbook prices have been rising four tiems faster than inflation. EBooks and eBook readers may help to contain these costs. In this workshop, Joe Moreau, Rameen Mohammadi, and John Kane will lead a discussion on the possibilities for using eBooks.

You may also attend this workshop in Second Life at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SUNY%20Oswego/79/154/30.


Shashi Kanbur will report on the recent Council on Undergraduate Research Dialogues meeting in Washington DC and suggest a number of possible sources of federal funding, particularly in the sciences.


Brad Wray will share his experiences with using a value added assessment in a General Education course. The session will introduce people to this particular method of assessment, and provide an opportunity to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the method.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about assessment.


Historically, static images such as diagrams and charts have been used to explain complex information associated with a range of industries. We now live in a digital culture that is dominated with images whose value may be simultaneously over-determined and indeterminate, whose layers of significance can only be teased apart with difficulty.