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There are currently no conferences scheduled. Please check back often for exciting news about upcoming opportunities!

Past Conferences:

2017 Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Conference
Friday February 9th – Sunday, February 11th
SUNY Potsdam Knowles MPR

(Dis)Enfranchised is the theme for the 2017 Gender, Sex, and Sexuality conference. (Dis)Enfranchised is sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley as part of the faculty seminar series, and by the American Association of University Women. The conference is intended to provoke thoughtful discussion of the complex issues around enfranchisement, citizenship, and community participation in all of their various forms. Enfranchisement and disenfranchisement can take a myriad of forms; how do they affect our ability to function and participate in our communities, our countries, and as citizens of the world?

The plenary speaker is Dr. Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor in Government at Cornell University. Dr. Michener studies the politics of poverty and racial inequality in the United States. She is publishing a book with Cambridge University Press entitled, Medicaid and American Democracy: Federalism, Poverty, Political Inequality.

The conference will take place on February 9-11 at SUNY Potsdam. Registration is $50 for faculty and $20 for students. Registration fee includes: conference sessions, opening night reception, breakfasts and lunches. Please indicate in your registration whether you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

To register:
Full conference schedule can be found here.

Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
Academic Leaders Regulatory Workshop

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Clarkson University, Snell Hall Peterson Boardroom


  • Legal Fundamentals for Academic Leaders: presentations and panel discussion with Phil Zaccheo, Co-Chair of the Higher Education Practice Group at Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC and SUNY Representatives.
  • Concurrent university breakout sessions on Policies and Practices with subject matter experts from the four universities
  • Networking / Social Mixer (2:30-3:30)

2016 Teaching Effectiveness Conference

Featuring Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Lecturer in Education at Wellesley College

Join us at this year’s Teaching Effectiveness conference, at which Dr. Robbin Chapman will lead a full-day, interactive workshop on creating inclusive class environments that foster the success of all students.  Dr. Chapman will provide a hands-on experience and tools and techniques to address unconscious bias, micro-messaging, understanding of the connection between the two, handling tensions in the classroom, and other key aspects of creating inclusive learning environments.  

Topic: "Fostering Student Success: Creating Inclusive Classrooms"

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Registration to begin at 8:30 a.m.) Lunch will be provided.
Location: Clarkson University, Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms (2nd floor)

  • The registration deadline is November 4th
  • See our Flyer for this event here.
  • Schedule




Join us at the Inaugural
Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
Sustainability Day

Friday, September 30, 2016
Clarkson University Student Center


  • Welcome from the Akwesasne Community
  • Associated Colleges Leadership Panel Discussion
  • Keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Bardaglio
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Session and Reception

For further information on the schedule, sessions, free transportation, parking, and more, visit the Sustainability Day website at



2016 Retirement Planning Seminar

Registration is now closed for the Retirement Seminar.

If you are an employee nearing retirement, please come join us! Spouses/Partners are welcome to attend too! Lunch will be provided on campus at Chaney Dining Center or feel free to have lunch on your own! The registration deadline is Wednesday, September, 7, 2016.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Location: Miller Campus Center, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY

Event Information



2016 Academic Counselors Conference

The Associated Colleges invites a group of counselors to visit our campuses for two days, spending time with our students, faculty, admission staff and with each other. Through these visits, counselors gain a clear idea of the very distinct personality of each member college and see how our consortium serves each college community and forms a larger shared community. This collaboration is designed to enhance educational experiences while retaining the best of the member’s individual traditions.

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 19-20, 2016
Location: Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University

Event Information
Travel Grant Application
Hotel and Travel Information




2015 Teaching Effectiveness Conference

Topic: "Effective Teaching: Engaging a Variety of Learners"
Speaker: Dr. Michele DiPietro, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
and Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences at Kennesaw State University
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: Thatcher Hall, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY

Today's college classroom has students with varying backgrounds, demographics, motivations, levels of preparedness and other differences. How does a teacher engage this range of learners effectively? In a full-day workshop, Dr. Michele DiPietro will share insights on how to enage the great range of students through an understanding of seven Principles of Learning, as described in his book How Learning Works. His highly interactive workshop will use a combination of lecture segments combined with several activities from the learning sciences, replicating key psychology experiments and findings. These activities can include short memorization exercises, reacting to case studies and poems, logic problems, a critical thinking game, a brief dyadic skill-teaching segment, and general discussion.

  • Review the event Schedule.
  • Dr. DiPiero's PowerPoint can be found here.
  • A worksheet pertaining to this workhop can be found here.

Dr. DiPietro's book "How Learning Works" - the content of which is central to his workshops - can be read online here, or can be ordered in hardcopy through your campus/local bookstore or online.




2014 Book Publishing Workshop

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May, 22, 23 & 24, 2014

Conference will be held at Clarkson University:
Bertrand H. Snell Hall,
Potsdam, NY 13699

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