Fall 2016 TLTC Workshop Offerings

For more information on these offerings, go to http://www.oneonta.edu/its/tltc/workshopofferings.asp

 Teaching Breakfast:  The Teaching Breakfast is an informal gathering to talk about issues of teaching and learning. There is no need to sign-up for this, just show up when you are able. While we start the conversation at 8am you can always come later to join in. This group meets in the space outside of Starbucks in the Hunt Union. You can grab something from Starbucks or bring your breakfast and come chat with other faculty about issues in your classroom.

In addition this group maintains an email listserv to share interesting readings around teaching and learning. If you are interested in signing up for the listserv, contact Chilton Reynolds (chilton.reynolds@oneonta.edu or x2673). 
(All sessions start at 8am outside of Starbucks, Hunt Union)

  • September 1 (Thursday)
  • September 21 (Wednesday)
  • October 6 (Thursday)
  • October 19 (Wednesday)
  • November 3 (Thursday)
  • November 16 (Wednesday)
  • December 1 (Thursday)

Laptop and Lunch Technology Series:  The Laptop and Lunch series is a chance for you to improve your knowledge regarding new technology and technology-related issues that impact the academic and work environment of the College. Read More »

Latino Book Award Celebrating Oneonta Students

“Mi vida en los Estados Unidos, jóvenes hispanohablantes cuentan sus experiencias” [My Life in the United States, Young Spanish Heritage Language Speakers Write About Their Experiences], authored by SUNY Oneonta students in the “Spanish for Bilinguals” course, in collaboration with the book’s editor, Dr. María Cristina Montoya has been awarded: “Most inspirational non-fiction” and “Best Autobiography” from Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award (the largest awards in the U.S.A celebrating achievement in Latino literature). The award ceremony will take place in Los Angeles County at the Dominguez Ballroom at the California State University. Professor Montoya, and three students: Diana Cervantes, Michelle Morales, Daniela Gutierrez, and one alumna Mildret Barajas will be participating of the award ceremony on the evening of September 8th.

The narratives in the book illustrate real life experiences and leave audiences with a positive feeling in the recovery of Spanish as a heritage language and the future of the Latino population in the U.S. Therefore, the book proceeds from the sale were used to create a scholarship within the SUNY-Oneonta College Foundation for the recovery of heritage languages. It is approved and in need of dissemination among interested public to obtain external funds. Professor and students would like to take the opportunity during the award ceremony to promote our new College Foundation Scholarship on Heritage Languages.

Oneonta Professionals Urged to Vote for Your Members

Each fall, Oneonta UUP Professionals have a chance to elect members to fill positions on the Committee on Professional Evaluation, and the College Review Panel.

I have set up a survey that will act as a way to vote for the candidates of your choice.
These Professional members have agreed to volunteer their time if needed, to serve on the Committee or Panel.

Please take one minute of your time to click on the following link, log in using your oneonta username and password and vote:  https://helpdesk.oneonta.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1471274233480

More information about the Committee or Panel can be found on the Oneonta UUP website.

Norm Payne, Oneonta UUP VP for Professionals

Turning Point Software Update

Turning Technologies, which is the brand for one of the clickers used on our campus, has released a new version of the software used for the clickers, called Turning Point Cloud. The new version now requires that you have log in credentials with Turning Point. If you have created an account with them in the past, you do not need to create a new one; you can use your existing username/password combination. If you have not created an account, you will now need to have one. You can go to the Turning Point Account page (https://account.turningtechnologies.com/account/) to do this. From the student’s perspective nothing has changed. They will be able to use their clickers just like before.

The only major change in the new software is that you (the professor) are now required to login to the software every time that you use it. You can still use your PowerPoint presentations that you created before and still run the software from your home computer. Here is the Turning Point Cloud resource page (https://www.turningtechnologies.com/support/turningpoint-cloud), which includes the updates user manual (for mac and pc), FAQs, tutorials, and more.

If you have any questions about this update, you can contact Chilton Reynolds (x2673, chilton.reynolds@oneonta.edu) in the TLTC for more information.

Tyra Olstad serves as Artist-In-Residence at Misty Fiords Wilderness in Alaska

Dr. Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, was selected as the 2016 “Voice of the Wilderness” Artist in Residence for Misty Fiords National Monument, southeast Alaska. For the residency, Dr. Olstad spent 8 days kayaking and hiking through remote Rudyerd Bay with United States Forest Service (USFS) Wilderness Rangers, monitoring use of undeveloped campsites, backcountry shelters, and trails. She is now working with USFS personnel to develop interpretive materials, including a hand-drawn map of recreational opportunities for sea kayakers. Designated as a National Monument in 1978 and a Wilderness Area in 1980, Misty Fiords preserves 2.1 million acres of soaring granite cliffs, craggy coastal shoreline, intact volcanic necks, mossy old-growth temperate rainforest, pristine freshwater lakes, undisturbed alpine tundra, remnant inland glaciers, and prime habitat for salmon, eagles, seals, bears, and a multitude of other species. It’s a unique part of the 17-million acre Tongass National Forest and 109-million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. For more information on Misty Fiords, consult http://www.wilderness.net/NWPS/wildView?WID=361 . For more information on the “Voices of the Wilderness” program, which partners artists with land management professionals in Alaskan Forests and Wildlife Refuges, see http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/home/?cid=STELPRD3794556