Faculty Center Events – March 2024

The Faculty Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship invites you to explore the following events for the month of October.  To access more information about specific events and to reserve your seat for any of these events, visit the Faculty Opportunities events page.

Level 2 Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

March 15 – April 12, 2024
Link to register:  Level 2 Best Practices Registration Link

This is the Level 2 Training course for the Online Teaching Certification. Successful completion of this training and the SUNY DLE Brightspace Fundamentals Asynchronous Modules are required to teach online at SUNY Oneonta. These courses were created to certify new and current online instructors in best practices to provide the highest quality eLearning experiences possible for students.

This 4-week course allows the participants to experience a fully online course as a student and work through the skills needed to set up their own online courses successfully.  It is expected to take about 5 hours per week to complete the coursework. It is peer-review on most work, and assignments are marked on a S/NS basis. Completion of 95% of the work will culminate in the completion certificate.

Workshop Sessions

Behind the Curtain with the Office of Community Standards: Academic Integrity, AI, and More

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 – 11:00 am
Oneonta Room (room 126), Hunt Union

Join the Faculty Center and the Office of Community Standards for a conversation about academic integrity, AI, mental health, and more. Jennifer Westmoreland, Director of the Office of Community Standards, will give an overview of the processes and procedures involved in reports, cases, and faculty concerns. She’ll also take questions from faculty and staff about these difficult issues. Join us in the Oneonta Room, Hunt Union 126, or via Teams.

FACT2 A.I. Faculty Development Workshop Series

This is a series of workshops on artificial intelligence hosted by SUNY. Generative AI has been the latest technology upheaval to hit higher education, and the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) has a task group that has been working since last summer to develop resources for faculty and instructional support staff. 

They are hosting a series of webinars for March and April (Tuesdays at 10 am, repeated Fridays at 1 pm) on the following topics:

  • Getting Started with Artificial Intelligence (Mar 12 & 15)
  • Exploring Potential and Pitfalls of AI Use in the Classroom (Mar 19 & 22)
  • Developing Syllabus Statements on AI Use (Mar 26 & 29)
  • AI As an Assistant (Apr 2 & 5)
  • AI Tools to Help You Build Your Course (Apr 9 & 12)

See the AI in Teaching and Learning webinar series events page for more information and to register.

The Stories That Unite Us: Fulbright Grant-Seeking Workshop

Friday, March 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Le Café, Morris Hall

Faculty, students, scholars, and professionals are invited to join us for a luncheon exploring Fulbright opportunities and experiences. We’ll also consider the connections between Fulbright projects and Collaborative International Online Learning (COIL). Helaine Wemple, winner of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for her work as a Spanish and Service-Learning teacher at Portsmouth High School (New Hampshire), will share her experience and offer guidance to educators and students interested in designing and funding international experiences.

Getting Students Talking

Monday, March 25, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Oneonta Room, Hunt 126

This hands-on session will be focused on tactics and management strategies for getting students to participate in classroom discussions. The facilitators will share resources they have created and collected, which will include strategies for running a discussion-based class. The goal is for participants to leave the session with some mindsets for encouraging student participation and some actionable strategies to try in future classes.

Student Poster Creation Workshops for SRCA

Milne Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab (room 305) 

  • Monday, March 25, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 4, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Do you know a student presenting at the Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Showcase or another academic conference? This 90-minute-long, in-person workshop will feature short presentations as well as a hands-on period to work on a poster. Students can bring questions and posters in progress, if you have one — or start a poster at the session. A group of teaching and library faculty are offering two workshops to chat about the purpose and formats of academic posters, how to make your poster look visually appealing, and what to expect (and do!) at poster presentations.  

Space is limited, so make sure to reserve a seat by RSVPing here for your preferred session (listed above) in CORQ/Campus Connect. Students can bring their own laptops or use the library computers for this hands-on session. Please encourage attendance.

Talking Teaching: Community Roundtable with the Faculty Center

Every other Thursday, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Oneonta Room (room 126), Hunt Union (first floor past the Experiential Learning Center),
and the Talking Teaching Teams link

The Talking Teaching discussions are a space to connect and talk about what’s new in the world of teaching and learning.  Each session will have a focus on a specific topic but can also be a space to talk about what is happening in the classroom and identify new modalities to explore.  This is our rethinking of the Teaching Breakfast. 

We will continue to meet both in person and virtually, so if you feel comfortable participating in person, we’d love to have you in the room; if you would rather meet via Teams, join from your computer. These sessions will continue to be a place to come together to talk about teaching and hopefully share a few questions and get a few answers.

Upcoming Dates and Tentative Topics

  • March 7 – Open Access Strategies
  • March 21 – Getting Students Talking in the Classroom

For more information on each session, visit the Faculty Opportunities events page.







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