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 (11:00-12:00) in Wales, Room 203B
  • Dates:

Thursday, February 11th  
Thursday, March 10th
Thursday, April 21st
Thursday, May 12th

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 (not offered this semester)
    • Two sessions (3 hours each) - offered over two consecutive Friday afternoons.

Presenters: Carine Surdey & C. Emre Dogan
Location: NSC 107G
Part 1:    Date: Friday January 29th 
Time: 1:00-4:00
Part 2:    Date: Friday, February 5th
Time: 1:00-4:00

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.

Faculty Facilitator: Carine Surdey
Location: Online, Bb LMS

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: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Time: 11:00-11:50
Location: TRC Computer Lab

 OR

Presenter: Tera Doty-Blance
Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:00
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.

Presenter: Tera Doty-Blance
Location:
TRC Computer Lab
Date:
Thursday, February 18th   
Time:
11:00-11:50
 Or
Date:
Friday, May 6th   
Time:
3:00-4:00

Bb Advanced: Email Notifications
  • This The Blackboard notification system alerts you when events occur in your courses, such as when students submit gradable work, post to a discussion board or send you a course message. This workshop will focus on both the email notification and email sending capabilities of Blackboard.

Presenter: Carine Surdey & Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, February 19th 
Time: 3:00-4:00

 
Bb Advanced: Tips & Tricks
  • This workshop is a review of how to effectively utilize the features & tools in Blackboard.  This training will cover how to maximize your use of the LMS, reduce time spent on course administration tasks, and improve your overall user experience. 

Presenter: Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, March 4th 
Time: 3:00-4:30

Bb Advanced: Collaborate
  • Blackboard Collaborate is an online synchronous tool that can be used to engage learners, encourage collaboration, accommodate students at a distance, and enhance online communication.  Participants in this session will receive an overview of Blackboard Collaborate.

Presenter: Carine Surdey & Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, March 11th
Time: 3:00-4:00

Bb Advanced: Ensemble
  • Ensemble Video is a powerful online video platform that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in online, blended and web-supplemented courses at SUNY Broome.  Participants in this workshop will be given a private video library area to work in and will be shown how to upload video, create playlists and share their content through Blackboard and email.

Presenter: Carine Surdey & Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, April 1st   
Time: 3:00-4:00
 

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, March 18th, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: TRC Conference Room

  • BCC Foundation Scholarships Now Online
    • The BCC Foundation has recently implemented a new scholarship management system called Award Spring; one that will benefit not only the students, but those faculty and staff who are involved in review and selection. Come learn about the new software and how applying to scholarships and recipient selection is more efficient than ever.  This session is particularly beneficial to faculty and staff who are responsible in selecting students for departmental and/or application based awards and are highly encouraged to attend the session.

Faculty Presenter: Andrea Roma
Location:
TRC Conference Room
Date:
Tuesday, February 16th
Time:
2:00-3:00
Or
Date:
Friday, February 26th
Time:
3:00-4:00 

Classroom Technologies

Bb Advanced: Collaborate
  • Blackboard Collaborate is an online synchronous tool that can be used to engage learners, encourage collaboration, accommodate students at a distance, and enhance online communication.  Participants in this session will receive an overview of Blackboard Collaborate.

Presenter: Carine Surdey & Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, March 11th
Time: 3:00-4:00

Bb Advanced: Ensemble
  • Ensemble Video is a powerful online video platform that can be used to enhance teaching and learning in online, blended and web-supplemented courses at SUNY Broome.  Participants in this workshop will be given a private video library area to work in and will be shown how to upload video, create playlists and share their content through Blackboard and email.

Presenter: Carine Surdey & Emre Dogan
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, April 1st   
Time: 3:00-4:00

Google Boot Camp: Google Drive
  • Learn how to use Google Drive to create, edit, and share documents & presentations. Everyone at SUNY Broome has access to Google Drive's free file creation and storage!

Presenter: Paul Cartie
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 11:00-11:50


Google Boot Camp: Google Apps
  • Learn what Google Apps we have access to here on campus, and how to use some to benefit you on a daily basis.

Presenter: Paul Cartie
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Thursday, April 28th
Time: 11:00-11:50

Chair Essentials

Chair Essentials is a year-long series of workshops designed to orient department chairs to their many roles and responsibilities. Workshops in the Spring 2016 semester will focus on the topics below.  Watch for emails with specific dates, times, and locations.
  • Running an Effective Meeting
  • Personnel Matters
  • Utilizing the Teaching Resource Center & Understanding Distance Education at SUNY Broome
  • Fast Forward/Early College
  • Understanding the Faculty Contract
  • Addressing Student Concerns
  • Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
  • Advising (academic & tutoring)

3D Lunch and Learn Series

The 3D (Dine, Discuss, Diversity) 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 one of the first steps in promoting a just, fair, and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff. Located in Wales 203B:

 

Civil Discourse in and out of the Classroom – Promote, Respond – Not React
    Wednesday, February 10th         12:00-1:00
Growing Up Poor – The Lessons of Poverty
    Wednesday, February 24th          12:00-1:00
Ageism – It Works Both Ways and You Can Opt Out
    Wednesday, March 2nd         12:00-1:00
The Science of Racism
    Wednesday, March 9th         1:00-2:00
LGBT – Alphabet of Difference?
    Wednesday, March 16th         12:00-1:00
Redskins, Blackhawks, The Fighting Irish, and the New England Patriots – What’s in a Name?
    Wednesday, March 30th         12:00-1:00
Why Diversity Training? Does it Work?
    Wednesday, April 6th         12:00-1:00
Stay Tuned for More 3D Topics in the Semester

Doctoral Colloquium

  • Doctoral Colloquium

Doctoral candidates writing a dissertation will have the opportunity to present to the campus community their dissertation topics and research methodologies.  The discussions primarily are intended to assist those doctoral candidates preparing their dissertation defenses as well as those individuals in the initial stages of making a dissertation proposal or those who are in the process of writing the dissertation. This opportunity also is available to those who already have completed their doctorate and wish to present and discuss their research. Located in the TRC Conference Room:

Dr. Jesse Boring
    Wednesday, February 10th    3:00-4:30
Dr. Kevin Drumm
    Wednesday, March 9th          3:00-4:30
Dr. Courtney O’Hagen
    Wednesday, April 13th          3:00-4:30
Dr. Joan Koster
    Wednesday, May 11th           3:00-4:30

Starfish

Starfish Basics:

  • Get your feet wet with this 1 hour informational session focusing on basic features of Starfish, including setting up your profile, submitting an early alert (raising a flag), and responding to progress surveys.

Faculty Presenters: Heather Darrow & Rebecca Lawson
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday, February 5th
Time: 2:00-3:00
Or
Date: Thursday, February 11th  
Time: 11:00-12:00
Or
Date: Friday, February 12th  
Time: 2:00-3:00

Starfish Advanced

  • Ready for a deeper dive in Starfish? Learn how to connect with your students like never before with additional features such as Appointment Scheduling, Attendance, and Speednotes.

Faculty Presenters: Heather Darrow & Rebecca Lawson
Location: TRC Computer Lab
Date: Friday February 9th 
Time: 2:00-3:00

or

Date: Friday February 12th 
Time: 3:00-4:00

 

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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