Pedagogy Showcase: Point Accumulation

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 • 12:30 to 2 p.m. • Faculty Collaboration Studio, 6 Norton Hall, North Campus

The subject of this month's pedagogy showcase presentation will be point accumulation in an online, doctoral-level course. The strategy used in the course is designed to empower students, provide opportunities for deeper personal reflection, maintain life balance, and play to individual strengths. Emphasis is on self-directed learning that encourages students to think critically and fosters understanding of the policies and norms that ultimately guide doctoral studies and research.


  • Tracey McNerney, former director of online learning for the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education, will be presenting on behalf of Deborah Moore-Russo, associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction.

A light lunch will be served. To help with planning, RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Call for presentations for CIT 2019 (SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology)

CIT is SUNY's largest and most prominent event on instructional technology, providing a forum for faculty, instructional support professionals and policymakers to present, discuss and explore innovative avenues for integrating technology into the teaching and learning environment. CIT 2019 takes place from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, 2019 at SUNY Purchase.

This year's theme, Elevate Learning: Transforming Challenges into Solutions, is supported by the following tracks:

  • Pedagogically Speaking.
  • Learning Spaces and Places.
  • Emerging Technologies and Digital Strategies.
  • Measuring Effectiveness.
  • Open Education.

Abstract submissions are being accepted at the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels and for the following formats: Presentation, Panel, Birds of a Feather, Hands-on Demo, Ignite, Workshop, Special Interest Group and Poster.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

Submit a proposal for CIT 2019

Open Educational Resources (OER) Community Courses

SUNY OER Services has announced that the first sections of their new Open Educational Resources Community Course series are now live. These courses will introduce you to the fundamental principles and effective practices related to OER.

Throughout this learning space you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss methods and approaches to finding, adopting, customizing, integrating, creating, publishing and licensing OER. You will also have opportunities to connect in conversation with your peers and work with OER advocates from the SUNY community who can help you along your learning journey.

> Learn more about SUNY Open Educational Resources Community Courses.

FACT2 Awards: Call for Nominations

The Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) Excellence in Instruction and Excellence in Instructional Support Awards are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

These awards underscore SUNY's commitment to the use of technology to support access to superior education, to advance the boundaries of knowledge and to serve the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its Instructional Faculty and Technology Support Professionals.

You are encouraged to read through the Awards Criteria & Rubric (PDF) and to use this opportunity to nominate someone you know, or yourself, for Excellence in Instruction or Excellence in Instructional Support for 2018.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

> Learn more about the FACT2 awards and submission process.

SUNY's Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)

Stay current with today's rapidly changing technology and acquire lifelong learning strategies in this open-access course offered through Coursera. As you explore, you will develop an ePortfolio to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments.

Everyone can earn digital badges, and students, faculty, and staff from any SUNY institution can earn a Coursera certificate for free.

The entire course can be completed in as little as 5 hours spread over 5 weeks.

> Learn more about #EmTechMOOC