The Dialogues – A Conversation about Charlottesville

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will kick off the series “The Dialogues” on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 330pm in the CME Great Room.
These dialogues will deal with current issues and events both on our campus and impacting our city, state, region and nation. The Equity and Inclusion Dialogues will bring together our colleagues and students to examine and express our reactions to complex events.

The first Equity and Inclusion Dialogue (September 6, 2017 @ 3:30pm in the CME Great Room) will focus on the aftermath of national events like those in Charlottesville Virginia. Hear from a panel of faculty from various departments who will share their perspective, discuss freedom of speech issues, demonstrations, counter protests, etc.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chief Diversity Officer Terrence Mitchell at or x2830, or Faith Tiemann, Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives at or x2663.

Faculty Center Events

Write In / Grade In
1st Wednesday of each month
9:00 to 11:00
Milne B289
Facilitator: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs and Jenna Turner
Come share a little bit about your current project with your peers and then spend the rest of the time in peace and quiet as you commit the time to writing or grading. No need to RSVP, but seating is limited.
September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th

Teaching in an Age of Alternate Facts and Fake News
September 8th
2:00 to 3:30
Union Square, Hunt Union
Dr. Raúl J. Feliciano-Ortiz, Communications & Media Department
Panel speakers will include professors from across campus
This session will focus on how best to approach the misinformation spread that students buy into without first checking the sources or facts. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and dialogue working solutions.

Small Teaching: Professional Learning Community
Dates and time to be determined based on interest
Facilitator: Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Director, Faculty Center
Sign up to join a Professional Learning Community (PLC) and receive a free copy of this year’s faculty read, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. These short, one hour, chats will center on the text and the small changes we can make in our teaching that have big impact. There will be four meetings for each session. There will be a session both in the fall and in the spring. To register, please visit the Faculty Center webpage at and follow the link to the form to sign up. Each group will be limited to 10 people.
Applying for a Chancellor’s Award: The Process Unveiled
September 12th
1:00 to 2:00
Glimmerglass Room, Hunt Union
Colleen Brannan, Executive Assistant to the President
Dr. Brian Beitzel, Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation
Learn about the process for applying for and nominating someone for the Chancellor’s Award.

Great Ideas Meet Up
September 15th
2:00 to 3:15
Craven Lounge, Morris Hall
Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Director, Faculty Center
Jenna Turner, Graduate Assistant, Faculty Center
Come join us as we experience the speed dating of professional development idea sharing. You will be joined by colleagues across campus as each shares in a quick 15 minutes a fabulous teaching idea that you can use right away.

GDO Series: Navigating Internal and External Grants at SUNY Oneonta
September 22nd
1:00 to 2:30
Morris 130
Facilitator: Kathy Meeker, Director, Grants Development Office