Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Tuesday, February 1, 9:30 - 10:30
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Visions of the Possible

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Wednesday, February 2, 1:00 - 2:00
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Visions of the Possible

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Thursday, February 3, 4:00 - 5:00
Moderator: Jessamyn Neuhaus
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Visions of the Possible

Roundtable discussion on equity and inclusion
Tuesday, February 8, 12:45 - 1:45
Moderators: John Kane and Maggie Schmuhl
Participants in this session will discuss strategies to help create a more equitable and inclusive campus environment. Please bring your concerns and ideas.

Pandemic Parenting
Wednesday, February 9, 12:40 - 1:35
Facilitator: Maggie Schmuhl 
Parenting during a pandemic has been especially challenging for professionals. Participants in this session will discuss ways of working together to help navigate these challenges.

Pandemic Parenting
Thursday, February 10, 12:45 - 1:40
Facilitator: Maggie Schmuhl
Parenting during a pandemic has been especially challenging for professionals. Participants in this session will discuss ways of working together to help navigate these challenges.

Supporting Student Mental Health and Meeting our Own Needs
Monday, February 14, 12:40 - 1:35/ Recording
F
acilitators: Kate Wolfe-Lyga, Kyle Dzintars
In this session, the facilitators will engage participants in a grounding activity, a tool that could be incorporated into the classroom. The objectives of this workshop/ discussion group will be to provide information about student mental health and available resources, identify activities that can be used to normalize our struggles shifting between in-person, masked and remote interactions, and better understand the support accessible to us as faculty and staff.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Tuesday, February 15, 9:30 - 10:30 / Remote access
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 2: Why Is This So Hard?
  • Chapter 3: Making Relationships a Cultural Priority

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Wednesday, February 16, 1:00 - 2:00 / Remote access
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 2: Why Is This So Hard?
  • Chapter 3: Making Relationships a Cultural Priority

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Thursday, February 17, 4:00 - 5:00 / Remote access
Moderator: Jessamyn Neuhaus
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 2: Why Is This So Hard?
  • Chapter 3: Making Relationships a Cultural Priority

Talking Writing: An Open Faculty Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 23, 12:40 - 1:35 / Remote access
Moderator: Mike Murphy
Come talk informally with colleagues from across campus about their work with the student-writers in their courses.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Tuesday, March 1, 9:30 - 10:30 / Remote access
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 4: Creating Relationship-Rich Classrooms
  • Chapter 5: Rich Relationships Everywhere

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 - 2:00 / Remote access
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 4: Creating Relationship-Rich Classrooms
  • Chapter 5: Rich Relationships Everywhere

Reducing Equity Gaps
Wednesday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:00 / Remote access 
Presenters: Maggie Schmuhl and John Kane
Participants in this session will examine and share strategies that have been demonstrated to reduce equity gaps related to Race, Gender, First-Gen status, and Income.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Thursday, March 3, 4:00 - 5:00 / Remote access
Moderator: Jessamyn Neuhaus
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 4: Creating Relationship-Rich Classrooms
  • Chapter 5: Rich Relationships Everywhere

Food Insecurity On and Off-Campus: How Does It Affect Our Students and How Can We Help? 
Friday, March 4, 12:40 - 1:35 / Recording
Presentor: Helena Buttons, SHOP Coordinator
In an on-campus study done on the SUNY Oswego campus in Spring 2020, 32% of students had experienced food insecurity in the prior 30 days. Not knowing where a student's next meal is coming from impacts their ability to focus in class, engage with their peers, and matriculate towards graduation. Food insecurity looks wildly different for everyone, even students with meal plans, and someone who seems to be okay may be struggling. In this workshop, the leadership staff and volunteers of Students. Helping. Oz. Peers. (SHOP), the on-campus food and clothing pantry, will talk about observations and experiences specific to our campus and how to connect students with resources on campus and in the community to help end student hunger

Discussion on Contemplative Practices in the Classroom including ideas from Teaching with Compassion: An Educator’s Oath to Teach from the Heart (2018) by Peter Kaufman
Monday, March 7, 12:00 - 1:00 / Remote access
Moderator: Sarah Wyman, Director of the Faculty Development Center, SUNY New Paltz
Join us for a discussion on Teaching with Compassion: An Educator’s Oath to Teach from the Heart (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).  SUNY New-Paltz's late Sociology Professor and Questionable Authorities drummer Peter Kaufman co-wrote this important volume on contemplative practices and pedagogy.

Talking Writing: An Open Faculty Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 9, 12:40 - 1:35 / Remote access
Moderator: Mike Murphy
Come talk informally with colleagues from across campus about their work with the student-writers in their courses.

Promoting Active Learning
Friday, March 11, 12:40 - 1:35 / Remote access
Moderator: Andrea Vickery
Participants in the current and past ACUE cohorts will discuss techniques that they have adopted from the ACUE block of modules related to: "Promoting Active Learning." This session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about integrating active learning techniques in their classes.

Emotional Labor
Monday, March 21, 1:00 - 2:00 / Remote access
Presenter: Helena Costakis (School of Business, SUNY New Paltz)
 Emotional Labor is a critical occupational requirement for employees performing direct (person-to-person) service work, such as teaching. Emotional labor, when defined as an occupational requirement, is the duty to regulate emotions to satisfy service centered job duties. This presentation provides an overview of emotional labor, explores emotional labor as an occupational requirement for higher education faculty, examines the relationships between emotional labor, job satisfaction and burnout, and explores emotional labor regulation strategies to minimize the potential adverse effects associated with emotional labor.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Tuesday, March 22, 9:30 - 10:30 / Remote access
Moderator: John Kane
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 6: Mentoring Conversations
  • Conclusion: The Future is Relationship Rich
  • Postscript in a Pandemic

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Tuesday, March 22, 12:45 - 1:45 / Remote access 
Moderators: Maggie Schmuhl and John Kane
This session is for SUNY-Oswego participants in Cornell's Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom MOOC.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Wednesday, March 23, 1:00 - 2:00 / Remote access
Moderator: Maggie Schmuhl
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 6: Mentoring Conversations
  • Conclusion: The Future is Relationship Rich
  • Postscript in a Pandemic

Using Un-grading to Empower Authentic Student Learning
Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 - 4:15 / Remote access
Presenter: Jessamyn Neuhaus, Interim Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, SUNY Plattsburgh
What is “un-grading?” It’s a big umbrella term that applies to a range of ways that we as educators might think outside the box when it comes to assessing student learning. This workshop will first offer a short overview of recent research that suggests a negative impact of traditional grading practices on learning. We’ll then explore some practical strategies for implementing “un-grading” in our classes.

Jessamyn Neuhaus is a professor of U.S. history and popular culture at SUNY Plattsburgh and Interim Director of the Plattsburgh Center for Teaching Excellence. Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, she is the author of Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to be Effective Teachers (West Virginia University Press) and editor of the forthcoming anthology Picture a Professor: Interrupting Biases about Faculty and Increasing Student Learning (WVUP). In addition to two historical monographs—Manly Meals and Mom’s Home Cooking: Cookbooks and Gender in Modern America (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Housework and Housewives in American Advertising: Married to the Mop (Palgrave Macmillan)—Jessamyn has published pedagogical, historical, and cultural studies research in numerous anthologies and journals. She regularly gives presentations and workshops on teaching, and as an advocate for scholarship on teaching and learning that celebrates infinite diversity in infinite combinations, Jessamyn’s mission as an educational developer is to help faculty nerd out about teaching and to use their big smart brains for increasing pedagogical self-efficacy. Visit her website geekypedagogy.com and find her on Twitter @GeekyPedagogy.

Reading Group: Relationship-Rich Education
Thursday, March 24, 4:00 - 5:00 / Remote access
Moderator: Jessamyn Neuhaus
This week, we'll be discussing:

  • Chapter 6: Mentoring Conversations
  • Conclusion: The Future is Relationship Rich
  • Postscript in a Pandemic

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Tuesday, March 29, 12:45 - 1:45 / Remote access
Moderators: John Kane and Maggie Schmuhl
This session is for SUNY-Oswego participants in Cornell's Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom MOOC.

Talking Writing: Revisiting WAC's Assessment Policy
Wednesday, March 30, 12:40 - 1:35 / Remote access
Moderator: Mike Murphy
This week's discussion will focus on revisiting WAC's Assessment Policy.

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Tuesday, April 5, 12:45 - 1:45 / Remote access 
Moderators: Maggie Schmuhl and John Kane
This session is for SUNY-Oswego participants in Cornell's Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom MOOC.

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Tuesday, April 12, 12:45 - 1:45 / Remote access 
Moderators: John Kane and Maggie Schmuhl
This session is for SUNY-Oswego participants in Cornell's Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom MOOC.

Talking Writing
Wednesday, April 13, 12:40 - 1:35 / Remote access
Moderator: Mike Murphy
This week's discussion will focus on revisiting WAC's Assessment Policy.

Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
Tuesday, April 19, 12:45 - 1:45 / Remote access 
Moderators: Maggie Schmuhl and John Kane
This session is for SUNY-Oswego participants in Cornell's Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom MOOC.