Fall 2013 to Spring 2014 Programs & Events
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.