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Upcoming Programs and Events

November 13, 2019, 11:30am - 1:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Fulbright Forum Lunch

Who: Geneseo Faculty Fulbright Recipients

Description: Join an informal discussion over lunch (provided) with faculty and staff who have received Fulbright Fellowships in the past. Fulbright panelists will speak for a few minutes about their experience and answer questions from colleagues. Staff members from the Office of Sponsored Research will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding the application process.

Confirmed Fulbright participants include: Glenn Geiser-Getz (Provost’s Office), William Anyan (Biology), Mackenzie Gerringer (Biology), Jun Okada (English), Denise Scott (Sociology)

November 13, 2019, 2:30pm - 3:45pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Dominant Narratives of a Geneseo Education

Who: Laura Swanson, Student Health & Counseling and Heather Wilhelm Routenberg, Academic Planning and Advising

Description: Part of a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy. Join us for a discussion about identity and higher education. Dominant narratives serve the interests of dominant social groups while minimizing the experiences of others. While they often pass as objective, they are not, though they are normalized and ingrained into common cultural phrasings. These narratives can influence our assumptions and lead to prescriptive, rather than collaborative, practices in teaching, advising, and support. In this discussion, we will unpack the specific dominant narratives of a Geneseo education. How do we define the ‘typical Geneseo student’? Participants will learn to recognize dominant narratives and brainstorm counter narratives to foster a culture of equitable opportunities for learning and growth.

November 20, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Milne 213)

Title: Data Analytics Summit - White Paper Development

Who: TBA

Description: Final in a series of presentations of the Data Analytics Summit. This workshop will bring all parties interested in data analytics together to create a document summarizing the views and paths discussed to help with future planning for this field. We hope to identify synergies between the various efforts, and engage in a discussion about potential collaborations.

November 25, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Reading Group - Teach Students How to Learn, Saundra Yancy McGuire Part 2

Who: Dave Parfitt, Director, Teaching and Learning Center and Joe Cope, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success

Description: Part of a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy. Initial discussion of Saundra Yancy McGuire’s 2015 book “Teach Students How to Learn.” Focused on strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation. The 2018 student version of this book, “Teach Yourself How to Learn.” is currently being used to pilot a new first year seminar course for students with undeclared majors.

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.

December 11, 2019, 2:30pm - 3:45pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Roundtable Discussion on the First Year Seminar Experience (Rescheduled for Spring 2020)

Who: TBA

Description: Part of a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy. Details TBA

Please rsvp for any event by e-mailing tlc@geneseo.edu.

**Note: rsvp's are requested for attendance purposes only so we can ensure
enough space and snacks for everyone. If you find that you are able to
attend, but have not rsvp'd, you are more than welcome to do so.

Past and Completed Programs

September 13, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Cross-institutional Collaboration: Hybrid Course Sharing in Native American Studies (INCLUSIVITY)

Who: Caroline Woidat, PhD, English

Description: Part of the "Models of Integrative Learning Series" sponsored jointly by the TLC and CIL to share existing examples of integrative projects, and to help prepare faculty and staff to apply for SUNY PIF supported funding to develop sustainable integrative learning curricular materials.

September 17, 2019, 11:30am-12:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: The Power of the Pause: Mindfulness-Based Strategies for the Classroom

Who: Beth Cholette, PhD, RYT (she/her/hers) Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services

Description: What can you do to foster a classroom environment that allows students to be both focused and calm? Discover ways to take a powerful pause with in-class strategies that you can incorporate in either 5- or 15-minutes. Also learn about how you can bring a mindfulness-based program (meditation, yoga, or both) to your classroom.

Beth Cholette is a clinical psychologist and certified yoga instructor who teaches yoga and mindfulness-based meditation on campus. Beth is able to adapt yoga/meditation for classroom settings, and she is happy to work with faculty/staff to create specific sessions to meet pedagogical needs.

September 24, 2019, 11:30am-12:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: The Power of the Pause: Self-Care Strategies for Faculty

Who: Beth Cholette, PhD, RYT (she/her/hers) Clinical Director for South Village Counseling Services

Description: The most important time for self-care is when you don't have time! Learn strategies designed to produce grounding, focus, relaxation/release, and increased energy, each of which you can incorporate in just 5 minutes.

Beth Cholette is a clinical psychologist and certified yoga instructor who teaches yoga and mindfulness-based meditation on campus. Beth is able to adapt yoga/meditation for classroom settings, and she is happy to work with faculty/staff to create specific sessions to meet pedagogical needs.

September 25, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Creating Data Analytics Courses and Programs for Geneseo Students: Initiatives in the School of Business

Who: Professors Christian Shin, Weizhe Weng, and Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman

Description: The School of Business has been teaching a data analytics course for several years. This year that course became required for its majors. The school is currently moving forward a Data Analytics Minor, which will be open to students from all majors if they have the prerequisites. Professor Christian Shin and Weizhe Weng, as well as Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman will talk about the work the School of Business has been doing in the area of data analytics, what the current and proposed courses focus on and other future plans around data analytics. The School is looking for dialogue, partnerships and information sharing around this initiative.

September 26, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Introduction to Growth Mindset - Facilitated Discussion of Carol Dweck

Who: Dave Parfitt, Director, Teaching and Learning Center; Laura Swanson, Staff Counselor, Health and Counseling; Suann Yang, Associate Professor, Biology

Description: This is the first in a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy.

During this session we will collectively watch a presentation by Dr. Carol Dweck (Psychology, Stanford) on "growth mindset." Dweck is an educational psychologist and leading researcher in the field of motivation. This talk focuses on ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? This will serve as an introduction to "growth mindset" and contrast it with a "fixed mindset." This will serve as an introduction to the concept. After watching Dr. Dweck's presentation, we will facilitate a discussion about how the concept of "growth mindset" applies to our students and teaching. Dr. Carol Dweck serves as the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Education in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University

September 27, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Short, Portable Modules: Digital Online Modules for Environment Sustainability (SUSTAINABILITY)

Who: Karleen West, PhD, Political Science & International Relations and Suann Yang, PhD, Biology

Description: Part of the "Models of Integrative Learning Series" sponsored jointly by the TLC and CIL to share existing examples of integrative projects, and to help prepare faculty and staff to apply for SUNY PIF supported funding to develop sustainable integrative learning curricular materials.

September 30, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Reading Group - Teach Students How to Learn, Saundra Yancy McGuire Part 1

Who: Joe Cope, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success, and Dave Parfitt, Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Description: Part of a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy. Initial discussion of Saundra Yancy McGuire’s 2015 book “Teach Students How to Learn.” Focused on strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills, and motivation. Limited copies of the book will be available for those who wish to start on the reading, but completion of the book is not required to participate. A follow-up discussion will occur on November 25 once people have more time with the text. The 2018 student version of this book, “Teach Yourself How to Learn.” is currently being used to pilot a new first year seminar course for students with undeclared majors.

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award.

October 11, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Community Engagement: Adopt-a-Business Internship (CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY; CREATIVITY)

Who: Nicole Manapol, Director, Letchworth Gateway Villages and Dave Parfitt, PhD, Teaching and Learning Center

Description: Part of the "Models of Integrative Learning Series" sponsored jointly by the TLC and CIL to share existing examples of integrative projects, and to help prepare faculty and staff to apply for SUNY PIF supported funding to develop sustainable integrative learning curricular materials.

October 15, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm (Buckland Park, Brighton)

Title: Teach to Engage Day

Description: TBA

October 23, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Data Analytics Summit - Data in the Humanities

Who: Ken Cooper, English; Elizabeth McManus, Languages & Literatures; Paul Schacht, English, Assistant to the Provost for Digital Learning and Scholarship

Description: The second in a series of presentations of the Data Analytics Summit. The purpose of this series is to bring together the various campus stakeholders to present their visions of where the field of data analytics is going, what is currently being done at SUNY Geneseo, and where they want this to go on campus.

October 25, 2019, 11:30am - 1:00pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Writing a Learner-Centered Syllabus

Who: Suann Yang, Associate Professor, Biology and Thea Yurkewecz, Assistant Professor, School of Education

Description: Part of a series of programs focused on growth mindset and student-centered pedagogy. Details TBA

October 25, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Cross-disciplinary Courses: Geneseo Green Quotient (LEARNING)

Who: Ken Cooper, PhD, English and Chris Annala, PhD, Business

Description: Part of the "Models of Integrative Learning Series" sponsored jointly by the TLC and CIL to share existing examples of integrative projects, and to help prepare faculty and staff to apply for SUNY PIF supported funding to develop sustainable integrative learning curricular materials.

November 1, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Workshop: Writing an Integrative Learning Funding Proposal

Who: Center for Integrative Learning

Description: Part of the "Models of Integrative Learning Series" sponsored jointly by the TLC and CIL to share existing examples of integrative projects, and to help prepare faculty and staff to apply for SUNY PIF supported funding to develop sustainable integrative learning curricular materials.

November 6, 2019, 4:00 - 5:30pm (Doty 302E)

Title: Data Analytics Summit - Key Issues for Social Sciences in the Era of Big Data

Who: Michael Restivo, Sociology

Description:  Third in a series of presentations of the Data Analytics Summit. The purpose of this series is to bring together the various campus stakeholders to present their visions of where the field of data analytics is going, what is currently being done at SUNY Geneseo, and where they want this to go on campus.