How the brain learns (Webinar): Implications for Teaching and learning

October 8, 2013 2:00 - 3:00pm, Milne 208 

Two leaders in the field of metacognition (knowing about knowing) will
review what science now tells us about the learning process and share
concrete classroom strategies and methods that are informed by that science.

This seminar by Leslie Myers, M.Ed., of Chestnut Hill College, and
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., of Cabrini College, is based on the
highest-rated session from the 2013 Teaching Professor Conference.

There's much to be learned from the study of brain function that can
have a profound impact on pedagogy. Recent neuroscience findings shed
new light on the external and internal factors that affect acquiring,
processing, and learning new knowledge.  

DVD available from TLC office.  

Click Here for How the Brain Learns Handout

Click Here for How the Brain Learns PowerPoint

Active Learning Strategies for Large Classes with Dr. Sandi Connelly

November 5, 2013 8:30 - 9:45am and 1:00 - 2:15pm, Milne 208 

Sandra J. Connelly, PhD
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology

“What are you doing in that classroom!??!" was a phrase often heard by Dr. Sandi Connelly (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY)!  She has now proven to her students, colleagues, and administrators time and time again that "alternate content delivery" increases student success in her courses, from large to small and majors to non-majors -- even if some days her classroom resembles grade school recess!  Sandi has incorporated aspects of active learning that work for her and for her students, are easy to use, and even easier to assess.  And, now, you can take a moment and be one of her students.  You are invited to embrace topics, just as her students do every day!  Sandi will give you a set of "go to's" that she implements on a weekly basis to excite students (and herself!) about the materials.  Try your hand at "Convince Me" or "30 Seconds of Fame"!  You will leave the session with at least one idea that you can walk in to class and use TODAY, with less than 2 minutes of prep, guaranteed! 

Click Here for Active Learning Strategies PowerPoint

Geneseo's online education program information panel

January 24, 2014 2:30 - 3:30pm, Milne 105 

Faculty members scheduled to participate in the discussion include:
Kristi Krumrine (Anthropology)
Perpie Liwanag (School of Education)
Jennifer Rogalsky (Geography)
Lisa Smith (Mathematics)

This panel discussion may be of interest to those faculty members
submitting the 2014 Online Instruction Curriculum Development
Application sent by Dean Savi Iyer and due on February 15th.

SUNY Geneseo began offering summer online courses in a limited way in
2008, and the program has grown steadily over years.  In this panel
discussion, Geneseo faculty members will share their experiences with
what worked (as well as what didn't work). This would be a good session
to attend for those faculty members considering offering a new online
course in Summer 2014.

Click here for Online Instruction Curriculum Development Application

Click here for Example Online Syllabus/Preperation

Academic Integrity Workshop

February 3, 2014 8:30 - 10:00am, Milne 208 

Panelists scheduled to participate in the discussion include:
Sue Ann Brainard (Milne Library)
Andrew Herman (Communication)
Jo Kirk (Sociology and Political Science/International Relations)
Tracy Paradis (Milne Library)

Do you grapple with how to deal with issues of plagiarism in the
classroom?  Would you like to know different options and approaches used
by your Geneseo colleagues?  Then attend our panel discussion on
academic integrity with Geneseo faculty and librarians.

This panel discussion on plagiarism will include topics like: using
cases as a pedagogical tool, details of copyright and citation, and use
of the software program turnitin.com.

Click Here for Plagiarism Workshop Spring 2014 Brochure 

Click Here for Student Academic Dishonesty Policy and Procedures

NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION PROGRAM: Peer Review of teaching

March 5, 2014 4:00pm, MacVittie 330 

Meet with faculty members (or previous members) of the Faculty Personnel Committee and a Department Chair to discuss the necessary items for a teaching portfolio. Also ways to improve student response rates on SOFIs. 

Click Here for Personnel Evaluation Report

Click here for SOFI letter

New Faculty Orientation Program: Preparing for first contract renewal

May 7, 2014 4:30pm, Milne 208 

Those most directly involved in contract actions beyond the department level will discuss their philosophy and expectations regarding formal evaluation The discussion will also include practical tips for preparing your portfolio and time for any questions that you may have. 

Click Here for Contract Renewal Schedule & Application

Click Here for Processes & Procedures for Renewals and Promotions