2022-23 Programs and Events

Fall Semester 2022

If you require accommodations for equal access to any of the events below, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services via email at access@geneseo.edu, or call 585-245-5112 at least one week prior to this event.  

Wed. 12/7, 3:30pm. A Practical Faculty Guide to the SCEs (via Teams)

Click here to add the SCE event to your Google Calendar, with Teams log-in details

Who: Dr. Karleen West, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Matt Pastizzo, Interim Director of Institutional Research

The new Student Course Experience surveys (SCEs) are live for the first time in Fall 2022 courses. This streamlined survey replaces the SOFIs used in previous years. 

Join us for a conversation about the process of developing and adopting the SCEs, and what their implementation means for your own courses and career here. We'll share strategies successfully used by faculty members for getting broad participation from students.

Spring Semester 2023

The Spring '23 TLC schedule is in development now. Look for events that will focus on

  • Effective pedagogical approaches & classroom management in our "new normal"
  • Applied and Integrated Learning
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Classroom
  • Transitions in Technology
  • Supporting our Professional Writing, Research, Publications, and Presentations
  • Mental Health, Wellness, and Managing Burnout
Fri. 1/13, 1pm. Inclusive Course Preparation for Spring 2023 (via Teams)

 

Click here to add Inclusive Course Prep to your Google Calendar.

Based on the TLC Inclusive Teaching reading group in F22, this is a bonus session, open to anyone, devoted to helping us prepare for S23 courses.

Bring one course syllabus that you're comfortable sharing in the group. (It does not have to be finished yet!) We'll spend some time looking at student-inclusive language in syllabi, and discussing strategies suggested in the book for what to do in the first days of the course.

You do not have to have read Inclusive Teaching to participate in this session. All are welcome to join us, even if you are not teaching in spring '23.

Have a topic you'd really like to work more with that isn't listed here, or a speaker you'd like to hear from? Let the TLC know: tlc@geneseo.edu. We value your input! 


Completed Programs & Materials

Fall 2022

Tues. 9/27, 11:30am. When “Good Vibes Only” Goes Bad. Welles 111, Harding Lounge

Part of the TLC Reinvigorate, Reconnect series.  

Who: Laura Swanson, Staff Counselor, SUNY Geneseo

While optimism can be helpful, joy is a gift, and hope is crucial for survival, sometimes our best attempts at “looking at the bright side” can unintentionally create social and emotional disconnection. We will discuss how toxic positivity shows up in our lives and how it impacts us, on both the giving and receiving ends. We will explore alternatives to toxic positivity and touch on topics of emotional agility, critical hope, and tragic optimism.

When "Good Vibes Only" Goes Bad Resources Document with talk outline & helpful links. 

Wed. 10/5, 11:30am. Participation in a Global Society: Diversity, Pluralism, Power (via Teams)

Resources from all sessions in the Participation in a Global Society series are available here

This TLC Discussion series is devoted to the GLOBE curriculum and its Participation in a Global Society components. We invite conversations about our experiences teaching and advising within the brand new gen-ed curriculum. 

Join us as we examine the Diversity, Pluralism, Power attribute in greater detail. 

  • What does this attribute mean for the design and delivery of a particular course? 
  • What should we be aware of when we advise students on courses to fulfill this component? 
  • What are options for meeting this component across our disciplines? 
  • How does this attribute fit within the greater scope of the new curriculum?  
  • How do we balance the needs of students in both the old and new curriculum as our courses evolve? 
  • What are our critical reflections of working with this attribute so far? 

With panelists

  • Dr. Cathy Adams, Academic Planning & Advising
  • Dr. Meredith Harrigan, Communication
  • Dr. Monica Hershberger, Music
  • Dr. Hanna Brant, Political Science & International Relations
Fri. 10/14, 9:30am. Participation in a Global Society: World Cultures and Values (via Teams)

This TLC Discussion series is devoted to the GLOBE curriculum and its Participation in a Global Society components. We invite conversations about our experiences teaching and advising within the brand new gen-ed curriculum. 

Join us as we examine the World Cultures and Values attribute in greater detail. 

  • What does this attribute mean for the design and delivery of a particular course? 
  • What should we be aware of when we advise students on courses to fulfill this component? 
  • What are options for meeting this component across our disciplines? 
  • How does this attribute fit within the greater scope of the new curriculum?  
  • How do we balance the needs of students in both the old and new curriculum as our courses evolve? 
  • What are our critical reflections of working with this attribute so far? 

Panelists will include

  • Dr. Amanda Lewis-Nang'ea, History
  • Dr. Ganie DeHart, Psychology
  • Dr. Jennifer Guzman, Anthropology

All members of the Geneseo faculty and staff community are welcome to join us in these discussions, inclusive of all levels of familiarity with the GLOBE curriculum so far. 

Meetings in this series will be virtual, using Teams. Learn more about how to get the best experience using Teams in this CIT guide. These meetings will NOT be recorded, in order to allow for free discussion. If you're interested in a session but unable to join at this time, contact TLC (tlc@geneseo.edu) to express interest in future sessions. 

Tues. 10/18, 12pm. "Burnout, Boundaries, and RECONNECTION with Self and Others" (via Zoom)

"Burnout, Boundaries, and RECONNECTION with Self and Others" slides can be viewed here

Visit Dr. Beth's Mind-Body Programming website

Part of the TLC Reinvigorate, Reconnect series.  

Who: Beth Cholette, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, SUNY Geneseo

In this session, we will address the burnout many of us have faced in our professional lives over the past few semesters. With a focus on setting healthy boundaries and employing mindfulness strategies, this session will offer opportunities to help us move towards reclaiming the joy in our teaching and professional activities.

 

Fri. 10/21, 12:30pm. Inclusive Teaching Reading Group, Session #1. CU 355, Fireside Lounge or via Teams

This is a hybrid event. Join us in person in the College Union Fireside Lounge, or remote via Teams. Click here to add the log-on information for Inclusive Teaching Session #1 to your calendar.

Part of the TLC Reads series.

Who: Jeanne Galbraith (Education) and Alexis Clifton (Teaching and Learning Center). 

Join us for this initial conversation about the book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy. This session will focus on Chapters 1 & 2 ("Inclusive Teaching as a Mind-set" and "The Value of Structure"). You do not have to have read these chapters in order to participate in the conversation--all are welcome to join us.  

The TLC has a limited number of copies of this book to distribute. To request your copy, email tlc@geneseo.edu

Tues. 10/25, 9:30am. Participation in a Global Society: Sustainability (via Teams)

This TLC Discussion series is devoted to the GLOBE curriculum and its Participation in a Global Society components. We invite conversations about our experiences teaching and advising within the brand new gen-ed curriculum. 

Join us as we examine the Sustainability attribute in greater detail. 

  • What does this attribute mean for the design and delivery of a particular course? 
  • What should we be aware of when we advise students on courses to fulfill this component? 
  • What are options for meeting this component across our disciplines? 
  • How does this attribute fit within the greater scope of the new curriculum?  
  • How do we balance the needs of students in both the old and new curriculum as our courses evolve? 
  • What are our critical reflections of working with this attribute so far? 

All members of the Geneseo faculty and staff community are welcome to join us in these discussions, inclusive of all levels of familiarity with the GLOBE curriculum. 

Panelists include

  • Susan Muench, Biology
  • Lytton Smith, English
  • Rosalind Isquith, Theatre
  • Meg Reitz, Residence Life
Fri. 11/4, 12:30pm. Inclusive Teaching Reading Group, Session #2. CU 355, Fireside Lounge or via Teams (CANCELED)

This session was canceled due to illness.

Wed. 11/9, 11:30am. Participation in a Global Society: Contemporary Global Challenges (via Teams)

This TLC Discussion series is devoted to the GLOBE curriculum and its Participation in a Global Society components. We invite conversations about our experiences teaching and advising within the brand new gen-ed curriculum. 

Join us as we examine the Contemporary Global Challenges attribute in greater detail. 

  • What does this attribute mean for the design and delivery of a particular course? 
  • What should we be aware of when we advise students on courses to fulfill this component? 
  • What are options for meeting this component across our disciplines? 
  • How does this attribute fit within the greater scope of the new curriculum?  
  • How do we balance the needs of students in both the old and new curriculum as our courses evolve? 
  • What are our critical reflections of working with this attribute so far? 

Panelists include

  • Pallavi Panda, School of Business
  • Stephen Padalino, Physics
  • Ola Nwabara, English

All members of the Geneseo faculty and staff community are welcome to join us in these discussions, inclusive of all levels of familiarity with the GLOBE curriculum. 

Fri. 11/18, 12:30pm. Inclusive Teaching Reading Group, Session #3. CU 355, Fireside Lounge or via Teams

Part of the TLC Reads series.

Who: Jeanne Galbraith (Education) and Alexis Clifton (Teaching and Learning Center). 

Join us for this final conversation about the book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy. This session will focus on Chapter 7 ("Reflecting and Documenting Your Inclusive Practices"), as well as general discussion about how the book's various strategies might be implemented. You do not have to have read this chapter in order to participate in the conversation--all are welcome to join us. 

The TLC has a limited number of copies of this book to distribute. To request your copy, email tlc@geneseo.edu

Tues. 11/29, 2:30pm. Giving Help, Getting Help. Welles 111, Harding Lounge

Part of the TLC Reinvigorate, Reconnect series.  

Who: Laura Swanson, Staff Counselor, SUNY Geneseo

It can be hard to ask for help, and equally challenging to not know how to help someone else in need. This informal dialogue will explore how academic culture influences faculty, staff, and student understanding of what it means to need help. Topics may include the various factors that contribute to (or hinder) one’s ability to ask for assistance, the benefits and risks of asking for help, and the relationship between help-seeking and help-giving.

Thurs. 12/1, 12pm. The Navigate Student App (not your regular Navigate). Doty Tower Room (#300)

Curious about the Student Experience with Navigate? Join Meg Reitz, PhD, campus lead on the Navigate Student App and her student interns, Jonell Maldonado, Sociology Major, '23 and Bryan Rodriguez, Communication Major, '23 to learn what the Navigate Student App is, how students currently use it for support, why and how you can promote the app through your department on campus (faculty and staff), and what the future holds.