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April 14: Eric Kaldor

Abstract: In this presentation, Eric Kaldor (SUNY Brockport) describes the process of transforming a large section of SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology into a Global Perspectives Learning Community.  To enhance student learning, Kaldor and four colleagues linked SOC 100 with four different general education courses: Modern World Literature, the French …


Blackboard Upgrade (2014)

Beginning in the Spring of 2014, the SUNY New Paltz community will have been upgraded to the most recent version of Blackboard.  This upgrade is a positive change for our teaching and learning community as the all the same features you have always used will still be available, but you …


Web Resources from CMU

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University hosts a valuable website for faculty looking for information on course design and teaching best practices.  This site contains excellent resources pertaining to course design; using technology in the classroom (both virtual and physical); a section on teaching …


Faculty Friday

Join us for our first Faculty Friday of the Fall 2013 semester.  In this showcase of innovative online learning techniques, Frank Trezza (Theater Arts) and Rachel Rigolino (English) will share the creative projects they have personally worked on or assigned to students using digital “cool tools.”  This showcase is a …


Teaching Circle – 09.18.13

This circle will address Maintaining Civility in the Classroom. At some point in their career most faculty have experienced conflict in the classroom as a result of teaching a controversial subject, so-called hot topics, challenges to their authority, disruptive behaviors, and political, social or ideological conflict. Avoidance is not an …


Lecture Capture Basics

Learn how to use the lecture capture program Panopto.  We will cover how to use Panopto in the two campus lecture capture classrooms (Old Main 234 or VH 110), as well as how it can be used on your laptop or desktop.