Retirement Celebration for Lt. Jonathan D. Bartlett

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Lt. Bartlett

Lieutenant Jonathan D. Bartlett is retiring!  Lt. Bartlett was the assistant director for the Otsego Law Enforcement Academy for approximately 7 years and is currently the director and has held that position for 10 years.

Lt. Bartlett’s retirement celebration will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Le Café, Morris Hall.

Complete details are available at the following link:            Jonathan D. Bartlett Celebration RSVP

Student Absence from Class Due to Illness or Emergency

Class attendance is a matter to be resolved between the instructor and student. The definition of excused absence is stated in the COLLEGE HANDBOOK,

As a faculty member, you can do the following things to handle student absences:

  • Refer to excused absence policy in COLLEGE HANDBOOK
  • Decide what requirements you will have for verifying absences, i.e., doctor’s excuse, obituary notice, etc. Do not send students to another office to verify reason for absence
  • Delineate when and how students can make up work missed because of their absences
  • Communicate this information to your students

The Office of Student Development will notify faculty of student absence when students are unable to contact their instructors. This will be done when we are notified of the following situations:

  • When a student is unexpectedly hospitalized for several days
  • When a student leaves campus quickly and unexpectedly due to reasons beyond his/her control and will not return for several days
  • When a student unexpectedly cannot return to campus due to reasons beyond his/her control

Under these circumstances, notifications of absence from class will be sent from Student Development to faculty at their campus email address.

Please contact the Student Development Office if you have any questions regarding this information.

Spring 2017 Government and Politics Internships

The political science department is sponsoring internships in Albany, Washington, DC, and locally for the spring 2017 semester. An interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 19 at Noon in Schumacher 12.

Questions? Contact Bill Wilkerson, acting internship coordinator (political science,, -3272)

Albany: Each spring the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate offer paid—the stipend is $5,025—full-time internships in Albany. These internships include a 30 hour work week along with a seminar each Friday. Applications are made through the Oneonta political science department.

Washington, DC: Through SUNY Brockport, we offer full-time internships in the nation’s capital with a variety of government and non-governmental organization offices. This program is offered each semester: fall, spring and summer. Applications are made through the Oneonta political science department.

Locally: We offer part-time internships locally each semester, and during the summer, in student’s home areas.

These internships are available to students in all majors.

Richard Siegfried Prize Call for Applications

The Academic Excellence Committee has issued a call for applications for the annual Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence.  All SUNY-Oneonta full-time, non-tenured faculty are eligible to apply for the $1,000 prize.  The deadline for applications is Monday, October 17, 2016. If you have any questions concerning the application, you may contact Cynthia Falk, Chair of the AEC, at 547-2586 or at .  The Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is funded by  gifts to the College at Oneonta Foundation. This annual event is also generously supported by Alumni gifts to the Fund for Oneonta.  A copy of the application can be accessed at the following link: revised-2016-call-for-rs-applications


Welcome back from the SUNY Oneonta Payroll Office!

Welcome back from the SUNY Oneonta Payroll Office!

We hope you enjoyed your summer!  With the Fall 2016 semester upon us, please make sure your records are up to date with the Payroll Office:

If any of the above applies, please download and return the necessary forms as soon as possible.  Please note – if direct deposit forms and permission to mail forms are not received a live check will be cut and distributed to your Campus Department on pay day.  An updated schedule of our payroll periods and respective pay dates can be found here.  If you need anything else please visit our website or call ext. 2504!

Convivium Luncheon and Program – Thursday, September 29, 2016

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Thursday, September 29, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. MC Montoya, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, will present a talk titled, Preserving our Heritage Languages, “Spanish for Bilinguals” – A Pedagogical Laboratory for Research on Heritage Language Maintenance in the U.S.

Abstract: Dr. MC Montoya has been teaching Spanish for Bilinguals for the last 16 years at SUNY-Oneonta. This pedagogical practice has grown into her main research interest in the field of heritage languages and linguistic ideologies about bilingualism in the United States. The course enrolls Hispanic students with diverse oral and written proficiency levels. They engage in an autobiographical writing process in a college course designed for heritage language learners only. They share common experiences growing up with two languages and two cultures, and similar life struggles. The development of a step-by-step writing process motivates them to write fluently while turning an oral private language into a written public one. This methodology promotes creativity and discussions about dual identity, future goals and responsibilities as a growing minority in the U.S. Students also learn syntactic rules, orthography and stylistics. By collecting this student work, Dr. Montoya has gathered rich data to examine motives and strategies used in private environments to maintain a minority language, even in the absence of community support. This research within the classroom practice has also expanded to a current interdisciplinary study between sociology and foreign languages about the maintenance of heritage languages in rural New York State.

 montoyaDr. Montoya’s research in heritage language maintenance has been the theme of various conference presentations and published works. Most recent is the book entitled “Mi vida en los Estados Unidos, jóvenes de herencia hispanohablante escriben sus experiencias” [My Life in the United States, Young Spanish Heritage Language Speakers Write About Their Experiences], which is a finalist for two awards (Most Inspirational Non-fiction and Best Autobiography) from Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award (the largest awards in the U.S. celebrating achievement in Latino literature). Proceeds from sales of the book are being used to create a student scholarship within the College at Oneonta Foundation for the recovery of heritage languages.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to September 27.  Vegetarian meals are

Faculty/Professional Staff Research/Creative Activity Grant Program – Round II

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. The Grants Development Office (GDO) is pleased to announce a second round of research and creative activity project funding through the 2016-2017 Faculty/Professional Staff Research Grant Program. Applicants may request up to $3,500 for the funding period ending June 30, 2017 (projects may continue past this period), to be used to cover costs associated with the proposed research or creative activity, such as necessary travel, supplies, student assistants, etc. The application deadline for Round II is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24. Guidelines and application materials are available on the GDO website.

This program is supported by campus indirect cost recovery funds (via the Research Foundation for SUNY) and an award from the campus Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) funding process.

Note: Current 2016/17 recipients of this program are not eligible to apply.

Please feel welcome to contact Chris Barberio (x2434) or Kathy Meeker (x2632) of the GDO if you have questions about the Research and Creative Activity Grant Program.