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2016 Teaching Effectiveness Conference

Featuring Dr. Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity and Inclusion 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)

  • Register Now (The registration deadline is November 1st)
  • See our Flyer for this event here.
  • Schedule (Coming Soon)




Past Conferences:


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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