Professional Development Offerings and Opportunities at SUNY Broome

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SUNY Broome is proud to have a Teaching Resource Center that provides a wide variety of  programs for faculty and staff in a warm, supportive atmosphere.  These offerings extend from home-grown workshops by SUNY Broome faculty and staff to discussions of cutting-edge, international topics relevant to higher education.

  • Click through the titles below to see a full list and description of our offerings.  
  • Check to find the dates & times on the Calendar and Registration link below.
  • Register by clicking on the "Register for an Offering" button below.

Questions? Call 778-5611 or email tch_ctr@sunybroome.edu

Calendar and Registration

Academic Coffee House

Academic Coffee House

Join Dr. Francis Battisti, Executive Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, in his monthly, campus-wide discussions about academic issues that impact the College.

  • Coffee and tea will be served
  • During Common Hour (11:00-11:50) in Wales, Room 203B
  • Dates:

Wednesday, September 10th  
Wednesday, October 8th
Wednesday, November 12th
Wednesday, December 10th

Blackboard Training

  • Blackboard 1-2-3 Face-to-Face
    • Blackboard 1-2-3 (F2F) is an introduction to using the Blackboard learning management system for instructors teaching online, blended, or supplementing their face-to-face course with an online component. This training provides an overview of the Bb Environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various Bb tools such as: adding content; and creating discussions, assignments, and assessments. Training will also cover how to set up the Bb Grade Center and other tools for course management. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Bb basics so they can begin the course development and/or course migration process.
    • Blackboard 1-2-3 (F2F), which provides a total of 6 hours of training, is offered in two different formats:
      • Full day training (6 hours) - typically offered on Fridays or over breaks
      • Two sessions (3 hours each) - typically offered over two consecutive weeks (e.g., two consecutive Friday afternoons)
  • Bb 1-2-3 Online
    • Bb 1-2-3 ONLINE is the fully online equivalent of our face-to-face Bb 1-2-3 training series. Like the face-to-face training series, Bb 1-2-3 ONLINE is an introduction to using the Bb learning management system for instructors teaching online, blended, or supplementing their face-to-face courses with an online component. It provides an overview of the Bb environment with a hands-on opportunity to try out the various Bb tools, such as adding content, creating an assignment, quiz, and discussion forum. Training will also cover how to set up and use the Bb Grade Center and other tools for course management. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Bb basics so they can begin the course development and/or course migration process. The online workshop is self-paced and allows faculty to complete modules and activities as they have time. The course is monitored by an Instructional Designer and requires faculty to complete work, not only in the main Bb 1-2-3 course, but in a practice course shell. Check-in points and Bb tools are used to verify comprehension of the material and control the opening of lessons as each area is mastered.
  • Bb Advanced: Managing Your Course
    • This workshop is a review of how to effectively grade, utilize the grade center, and access student data via reports using Bb.  This training will cover how to grade assignments and discussions, and to ensure these grades are accurately presented in the grade center.

Presenter: Jamie Heron-Starr
Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

 OR

Presenter: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Friday, September 18th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Bb Advanced: Reports
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively utlize the reports in Blackboard.  This training will cover which reports to generate for trackign student progress and other administrative requirements (e.g., submitting attendance reports, student activity for Early Alerts, etc.)

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Bb Advanced: Grade Center
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively utilize the grade center.  This training will cover how to maximize the grade center capabilities and tailor the grade center to your instruction.

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

OR

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

OR

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

OR

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Friday, December 4th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Bb Advanced: Rubrics
  • This workshop is a review of how to create and utilize rubrics for written assignments, discussions, and essay exams

Presenters: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Faculty & Staff Development

  • Promotion & Appointment Basics
    • Review the basics and essentials of the Promotion & Appointment process at SUNY Broome. Newly hired, full-time employees working under the FA contract at SUNY Broome enter an Appointment process, the goal of which is to earn Continuing Appointment. In addition, these faculty members may apply for promotion or Professional Development Recognition Increment as stipulated by the Contract.

Presenter:  Suzanne Shepard
Date: Friday, September 25th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • Advising for New Faculty
    • Learn about the advising responsibilities of teaching faculty.  Gain perspective on advising from an experienced faculty member.  And get introduced tot he Academic Advising Training and Development Course.

Facilitator: Tom Quain
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Time: 2:00-2:50
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • Faculty Advising Refresher
    • LFaculty and staff at SUNY Broome provide excellent academic advising for our students.  Through ongoing partnerships, great communication and dialogue, we can best promote our students' stuccess.  Please join us for an engaging conversation about academic advising.

Facilitator: Tom Quain
Date: Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • "The Happy Secret to Better Work" Webinar
    • We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards?  In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity.  Following the video, a discussion will be held focusing on five techniques/activities that can lead to lasting, positive change.

Facilitator: Jamie Heron-Starr
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Time:11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Conference Room

Classroom Technologies

  • Classroom Multimedia Station Basics
    • Learn how to effectively use the multi-media stations in your classroom. This workshop will highlight the use of the different components found in the media stations.

Presenter: Fermin Romero
Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: Titchener Room 209

  • NSC Classroom Technology Basics
    • Are you teaching a class in the NSC? This workshop will teach you the basics you need to know abou thow to use the technology in the rooms.

Presenter: Fermin Romero
Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: NSC 205

  • Google Boot Camp: Forms
    • This workshop will focus on Google forms - how to create them, how to manage them, and how to share them with your target audience.  Learn some helpful short-cuts and tricks to make your Google form easy-to-use and appealing.

Presenter: Paul Cartie
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

  • Supplementing with Blackboard
    • Blackboard is a powerful tool that can assist you with enhancing teaching and learning in your face-to-face classroom. This session is designed to be an informational discussion and demonstration rather than a hands-on training workshop. It will provide an overview of the tools that can be electronically incorporated into your face-to-face course and it will offer an opportunity for discussion as to how the tools might fit your pedagogical objectives.

Presenter: Carine Surdey
Date: Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Chair Essentials

Chair Essentials Kickoff
  • The Chair Essentials Workshop Series Kickoff will focus on the administrative structure of the College, important campus contact, and the leadership role of the Chair relative to students, faculty & staff, administration, and instruction. 

Presenters: Francis Battisti, Kelli Ligeikis, Beth Mollen, Mike Kinney, Maureen Hankin, and Timmy Bremer
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This workshop focuses on
    • The chair role in the Promotion & Appointment process (including the PDRI),
    • Secretarial & TA oversight,
    • Observation of full-time, tenure-track, and adjunct faculty (documentation & timelines)
    • Mentoring full-time, tenure-track, adjunct, and distance education.

Presenters: Kelli Ligeikis & Beth Mollen
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: Course Schedule Development & Planning
  • This Chair Essentials workshop will focus on the following:
    • Getting a course into Banner and getting the course scheduled
    • Making changes to the course schedule
    • SIAASGN (Banner)
    • SSECT (Banner)
    • New classes in Banner
    • What department secretaries need from chairs and when they need it.

Presenters: Marty Guzzi & Sue Zalenski
Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: Curiculum Development & Program Development
  • This workshop will focus on
    • Curriculum development, planning, and revisions
    • Course learning outcomes development, planning, assessment, and reporting
    • Department learning outcomes, assessment, and reporting
    • Program review
    • Catalog development

Presenters: Erin O'Hara-Leslie & Kerry Weber
Date: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: Payroll & Web Time Entry
  • This workshop will focus on
    • Contract forms (temporary, overload, paper, non-teaching, adjunct faculty, etc.)
    • Recruitment and hiring recommendations of associate faculty
    • Hiring committee participation
    • Primer on faculty loading (temporary contracts, steps in FLAC, and Argos)

Presenters: Paige Sedlacek, Karan Drum, & Peggy Holmes
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: Department Budget & Spending
  • This workshop will focus on
    • Using self-service Banner to look at your budget
    • Approving documents in Banner
    • Requesting a department budget & what to do with it once you've got it
    • Spending guidelines (instructional materials, equipment, food purchases, etc)
    • Purchasing in Banner
    • State approved vendors
    • Cut-off limits
    • Tech fee

Presenters: Larry Allen, Randy Campbell, & Kelli Ligeikis
Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:30 ** (extended session)
Location: Wales 203B

Chair Essentials: What to Expect at the End of the Semester
  • This workshop will focus on
    • Grades & reports
    • Grievances
    • End of semester responsibilities

Presenters: Kelli Ligeikis & Beth Mollen
Date: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: Wales 203B

Faculty & Staff Development

 Managing Classroom Difficulties
  • Students present a variety of issues and behaviors that challenge faculty patience and present problem solving opportunities. SUNY Broome Counselors will present some useful information and resources. Then, join in a discussion regarding problematic student behaviors and some strategies that may be helpful.

Presenters: Mary McCarthy & Melissa Martin
Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Conference Room

Advising for New Faculty
  • Learn about the advising responsibilities of teaching faculty. Gain perspective on advising from an experienced faculty member. And get introduced to the Academic Advising Training and Development Course.

Presenter: Tom Quain
Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 2:00-2:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

Academic Advising Refresher - Advising for Transfer
  • Faculty and staff at SUNY Broome provide excellent academic advising for our students.  Through ongoing partnerships, great communication and dialogue, we can best promote our students' success.  Many of our students plan to continue on to four year institutions and are best served by developing plans for transfer during their time at SUNY Broome.  Please join Tom Quain, Academic Advisor, and Joe Spence, Transfer/Career Counselor, for an engaging and collaborative conversation about helping students achieve their transfer goals.

Presenters: Tom Quain & Joe Spence
Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Computer Lab

The Online Learning Experience @ SUNY Broome - Student & Faculty Perspectives
  • See what students and faculty have to say about what works well for them in online learning and teaching and what could be improved.  This session will be based on the results of in-depth surveys of SUNY Broome students and faculty.

Presenters: Mary Seel & Jamie Heron-Starr
Date: December 5, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00
Location: TRC Conference Room

3D (Dine, Discuss Diversity) Series

The 3D lunch series was conceived of as a way for the campus community to learn and share ideas about various aspects of diversity.  Having open, honest, and insightful conversations about diversity, in a friendly and civil atmosphere, is on of the first steps in promoting a just, fair, and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff. Bring your lunch!
 
Why Diversity Matters: SUNY Broome (open to students)
  • An experiential activity for our campus community followed by a conversation about why diversity matters on our increasingly diverse campus

Presenters: Scott Corley, Venessa Rodriguez, Taumi Miller, & Deb Hibbard
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

"Whad'ya Call Me?" Free Speech or Hate Speech?
  • This discussion will address the "wicked problems" related to protecting our rights to free speech and freedom of expression, but in relationship to possibly contributing to an inhospitable, unwelcoming, and insensitive community.  Where are the legal and ethical lines drawn between these two issues?

Presenters: Scott Corley
Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

Trumped Up Latino Stereotypes: That's Trumped Up!
  • In light of an unfortunate abundance of negative stereotypes associated with Spanish speaking people, many of whom identify culturally, ethnically, and nationally with Latin American countries, this discussion aims to explore the nature of prejudice and stereotyping, particularly relevant given unfortunate public comments made by certain public features.

Presenters: Venessa Rodriguez
Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

International Week of the Deaf
  • Guest speakers Joe Croteau, Coordinator for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program and Nicole Frate, Adjunct Instructor of ASL will talk about deaf culture and awareness.

Presenters: Joe Croteau & Nicole Frate
Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Time: 1:00-2:00 **Note time is different this week.**
Location: Wales 203B

Supporting Islamic Students on Campus
  • Muslim citizens and immigrants have been unfairly harassed and targeted and this unfortunately applies to Muslim students across the nation.  Discuss how we can make our campus and communities welcoming for all all no matter what religious affiliation anyone has.

Presenters: TBD
Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

Real Men Don't Get Depressed
  • Real men don't ask for help.  Real men don't ask for directions.  Real men don't cry.  Let's talk about this devastating stigma and the costs of sucking it up and what you can do to help.

Presenters: Deb Hibbard
Date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

Traumatic Brain Injury: The Unseen Disability (Open to Students)
  • TBIs are the result of a blow tot he head and 15-19 year olds, males, and those 65 or older are the most likely to sustain a TBI.  Physical, sensory, neurobehavioral, and cognitive-communication can be affected and make learning very challenging.  Join us for a talk on Traumatic Brain Injury and hear on student's experience on the road to recovery.

Presenters: Deb Hibbard
Date: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

Supporting Men of Color on College Campuses
  • Although there are numerous populations on college campuses in need of particular efforts to increase their chances of success, a growing amount of literature argues that Black males are particularly vulnerable.  What can be done about ensuring that Black male sutdents can enjoy equal opportunities for success and advancement?

Presenters: Taumi Miller
Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Wales 203B

Campus Wide Initiatives and Events

6th Annual SUNY Broome Teaching Conference:

  •  Speaker, Date & Time to be determined.  Please check back in November, 2015.

Renewal Day 2016

  • Date, Activities, and Times TBA

Professional Development On Demand

Contact us if:

  • You don't see what you're looking for.  Recommend or request a topic.
  • You are willing to offer a professional development opportunity to your campus colleagues. 
  • You would like to attend any of the above-listed programs but the time listed doesn't fit your schedule.
    • Some of the offerings can be run at other times for groups of 6 or more.

 

 

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