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Mathematics Conference and Competition of Northern New York (MCCNNY) 2018

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Location: Clarkson University, Bertrand H. Snell Hall 212, 213 and 214
Time: 8:30 am until 4:30 pm

The conference invites students and faculty from upstate New York for student driven research presentations, a poster competition, and panel discussions. The associated colleges of the St. Lawerence Valley (Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam, and SUNY Canton) are of great support of the conference.The purpose is to foster collaborations, provide career and graduate school information, and celebrate the success of mathematics students. Registration is required at: MCCNNY Registration Form.

This Faculty Seminar is funded by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley.






2018 Teaching Effectiveness Conference

Registration is open for the Associated Colleges of St. Lawrence Valley Annual Teaching Effectiveness Conference. Featuring Dr. Wren Mills and 8 associated college faculty/staff, at this year’s full day, interactive conference, participants will learn about current and emerging technologies designed to enhance student learning.

Register Now! - The registration deadline is November 1, 2018

Topic:
"Tech Tools for Learning"

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 (Lunch will be provided)
Time: 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Registration is open from 9 until 9:30 a.m.)
Location: St. Lawrence University, Eben Holden Conference Center

Conference Format:

  • Registration 9-9:30 am
  • Poster Session 9-10 am
  • Open and Welcome Remarks 10-10:15 am by Evelyn Jennings, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, St. Lawrence University
  • Keynote 10:15-11:00 am
  • Lightning Round Presentations 11-noon
  • Lunch noon-1 pm
  • With Special Session at 12:30 pm
  • Sandbox (breakout) sessions 1-3pm *See breakout room assignments below for the Sandbox Sessions.
  • Wrap up/evals 3:15-3:30 pm
  • About Dr. Wren Mills, our Keynote Speaker:

    Biography
    Wren A. Mills, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Western Kentucky University. She provides both in-person and virtual training and consultations for faculty who wish to better their skills with technology in the classroom and online teaching. She also serves as a facilitator for the Graduate Assistant Teaching Institute (GATI), which prepares graduate students to be teacher of record in WKU’s classrooms, and she facilitates other Professional Learning Communities for faculty at WKU. Wren came to work in faculty development from faculty: she is in her 21st year of teaching English, and she began teaching in WKU’s Organizational Leadership program in 2016.

    Keynote: Technology, Learning, and Your Comfort Zone

    Special Session: Online lectures and presentations are a snap with Screencast-o-Matic!

    Lightning Round and Sandbox Presentations:

  • Tech Tools for Teaching by Lora Lunt, Professor of Modern Languages, SUNY Potsdam and Gisele El Khoury, Director, Language Resource Center, St. Lawrence University. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Valentine Hall 106.
  • Applying 3D technology to STEAM Education at SUNY Potsdam by Linghong (Lily) Li, Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY Potsdam. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in the Eben Holden Conference Room (top of stairs).
  • Teaching Proper Attribution with Turnitin by Jane Oppenlander, Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Systems, Clarkson University and Eva Williford, Adjunct Instructor, Reh School of Business, Clarkson University. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Eben Holden North (downstairs by Eben Main).
  • Utilizing Video for Student Success by Christina Smith, Instructional Technologist, SUNY Canton; Bruce Hanson, Math Faculty and Academic Specialist Counselor, SUNY Canton and Leah Payne-Worden, Nursing Lecturer, SUNY Canton. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Valentine Hall 107.
  • Creating Online Instructional Videos with Adobe Spark by Sarah Knobel, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, St. Lawrence University. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Valentine Hall 103.
  • OneNote in the Higher Ed Classroom by Laura Perry, Manager of Academic Technology, Clarkson University and David Crouse, Professor / Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Clarkson University. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Valentine Hall 104.
  • Virtual Reality and Empathy in the Classroom by Anthony Betrus, Professor of Business Administration and Educational Technology, SUNY Potsdam. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Eben Holden South (Downstairs by Eben Main).
  • Using Voicethread to Engage Online Learners by Karen Gregory, Director of TESOL and Assistant Professor, Education, Clarkson University. *This Sandbox Presentation will take place in Valentine Hall 105.





  • Past Conferences:

    Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
    Community Services Meet and Greet

    Date and Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4 pm to 6 pm
    Location: SUNY Potsdam, Thatcher Hall

    Register Now (local nonprofit organizations)
    Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, August 31, 2018.

    • The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley wants to help local nonprofits connect with new faculty and administrative staff more readily. So, we invite you to attend the Meet and Greet to share more about what your organization does, offer information about opportunities at your organization, and establish even stronger ties with the faculty and administrative staff who have made a commitment to our region.
    • If you or a representative from your organization is interested in attending the event, we would ask that you bring any literature and materials you may have about your organization so it can be properly displayed on a table that will be provided for you. Note: To help maintain the financial integrity of this event either a $30 table fee is requested of all agencies attending the event or the Associated Colleges would appreciate a gift donation to be used in a drawing at the conclusion of the event. An informal meet and greet will follow with light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.


     

    2018 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 members individual traditions.

    Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018
    Location: Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University

    Event Information
    Schedule
    Register Now!
    Travel Grant Application
    Hotel and Travel Information.

     

    US Customs and Border Protection and Our Communities

    Please RSVP Here.

    DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018
    TIME: 5-6 PM
    LOCATION: CLARKSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT CENTER MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS, 2ND FLOOR

    JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT BORDER PATROL PRACTICES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY AND HOW THEY RELATE TO OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITIES.

      PANEL MEMBERS:

    • Timothy Morgan, Agent in Charge-Ogdensburg Station Patrol Agent in Charge, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    • Megan Essaheb, Director of Immigration Advocacy, Advancing Justice
    • Brian David, Native Inmate Liaison Officer, the Justice Department, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, and former elected chief of Akwesasne
    • Neil Forkey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Canadian Studies, St. Lawrence University
    • Cynthia Bansak, Professor of Economics, St. Lawrence University
    • Chelsea Francis, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
    • Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Assistant Professor and Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    This event is sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officers of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley and the participation of faculty, staff and students from Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton is requested.

    For our space and refreshment planning needs, we ask that you please RSVP Here.

     

    Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
    Academic Leaders Workshop

    Registration is now closed for the Academic Leaders Workshop, but if you do have any registration questions, please contact Vicki Jacot at (315) 267-3331 or jacotvl@potsdam.edu.

    Date and Time: Friday, March 2, 2018 - 10 am to 2 pm (Registration from 10 to 10:30 am)
    Location: SUNY Canton, Miller Campus Center 212/214 (2nd floor)

    Register Now!
    Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

    Featuring:

    • Best Practices in Handling Difficult Situations in Academia: Suong Ives, Chief Inclusion and Human Resources Officer, Clarkson University, will lead this 90 minute, interactive, hands-on session for managing conflict in a variety of situations. This interactive session is presented by the faculty, staff, and students of Clarkson Student Diversity Services.
    • Diverse Searches: Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, St. Lawrence University and Peter A. Jones, Labor & Employment Attorney will discuss search strategies and Q&A.

       

      Faculty Seminar, Teaching Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines

      Date: December 1st
      Location: Clarkson University Cheel Barben Rooms
      Time: 9:00-12:00pm

      Entrepreneurship education is no longer reserved for the niche student population in business schools. Come learn best practices and two adaptable classroom activities from Babson professor, Heidi Neck, PhD. Open to all faculty from all disciplines; sponsored by the Associated Colleges of St. Lawrence Valley and USASBE_Local. Registration is required: www.HeidiNeck.eventbrite.com.

       

      Professional Women's Committee of the North Country Young Women's Leadership Institute (YWLI)

      On behalf of the Professional Women's Committee of the North Country Young Women's Leadership Institute (YWLI), professional women in the area are invited to attend this educational keynote session held on November 3rd at St Lawrence University!

      Keynote Speaker: Community Connections: Keynote Speaker - Kathryn Hughes
      Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
      Time: 5:00- 6:00pm
      Location: Sykes Formal Lounge, St. Lawrence University

      Please join YWLI for a keynote session presented by by Kathryn G. Hughes, MD, MPH, DAvMed.
      Kathryn Hughes has quite the impressive resume. From pilot to physician to consultant, she has broken many barriers in her career being a trailblazer in a male dominated field. Join us for a keynote session on how she achieved her success!

      Please RSVP on the YWLI website: http://www.ncywli.org/community-connections-speaker



      2017 Teaching Effectiveness Conference

      Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Lunch will be provided)
      Time: 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)
      Location: SUNY Canton, Miller Campus Center, Woodcock Conference Suites 212/214

      Topic:
      "The Brain, The Professor & Classroom Strategies"

      Presented by:
      Don Mesibov and James Waterson of the Institute for Learning Centered Education and the Student Poverty/Trauma Initiative

      Join us at this year’s Teaching Effectiveness Conference where Dr. Mesibov and Dr. Waterson will lead a full-day, interactive workshop on learner-centered teaching. This workshop, designed using principles from the neuroscience of learning, will cover classroom-based strategies that enrich learning, particularly among students who’ve experienced trauma or who come from impoverished environments.

      Register Now - The registration deadline is October 25, 2017
      Full conference schedule can be found here.


      Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley
      Sustainability Day

      Friday, September 29, 2017
      SUNY Canton, Miller Campus Center

      Featuring:

      • Welcome from SUNY Canton President, Dr. Szafran
      • Keynote presentation by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff
      • Workshops and Presentations
      • Poster Session and Sustainability Fair
      • Reception
      • A Participatory Environmental Art Installation at dusk

      For detailed schedule, transportation and more, please visit: http://sites.google.com/clarkson.edu/sustainabilityday/.

       

      (Dis)Enfranchised
      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: http://www.canton.edu/conference/
      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

      Featuring:

      • 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

      Featuring:

      • 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 http://clarkson.edu/sustainabilityday/.

       

       

      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
      Schedule

       

       

      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
      Schedule
      Travel Grant Application
      Hotel and Travel Information

       

       

       




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