Free webinar on “Developing Reflection Assignments” to take place Dec. 4

There is a free webinar coming up that may be of interest.  The “Developing Reflection Assignments” webinar is provided through the SUNY Center for Professional Development.  This session will be presented by John Suarez and Vincent DeTuri from SUNY Cortland on Tuesday, December 4 from 1 to 2 p.m.  You can register for free at

Faculty Center taking reservations for spring Professional Learning Communities

The Faculty Center is now taking reservations for the spring Professional Learning Communities (PLC).  Each group meets four times over the months of January and February.  Faculty are each provided with a copy of the group read.  Please sign up soon as we will send you your copy of the faculty read in campus mail to review over break.  In order to receive the text, you must be registered for a group.  We currently have 7 openings for the Slow Professor group meeting Mondays 9 to 10 and 2 openings for Contemplative Practices on Fridays from 11 to 12:00.  Flyers for each are attached with specific dates.  To RSVP simply send an email to with the name of the group you would like to join.

In addition, we are teaming up with the Sustainability office on campus to add a PLC on the text Sustainability in Higher Education.  We have 10 openings for this session, which will meet Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Again, please RSVP so we can send you a copy before break.

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center seeking planning committees for events

Greetings from the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center!

As we move towards the spring semester, there are two large events working out of the GSRC that need planning committees. One is the Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony in April 2019, and the other is SUNY Pride 2019. More details are below:

The Lavender Graduation Recognition Ceremony is an event that recognizes graduating seniors for their work, passion, and advocacy within and/or for the LGBTQIA+ community here at SUNY Oneonta. The planning committee meets biweekly starting in February to plan the 2-hour event, which will take place on Sunday, April 28th. This committee focuses on the marketing/promotion of award nominations, electing award recipients, and coordinating the event (decorations, schedule of events, etc.).

The SUNY Pride Conference is a SUNY-wide event that invites students, faculty, staff, and others from different SUNY institutions and off-campus organizations to present research and/or best practices surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community and their experiences. Our next conference will be October 18 & 19, 2019. This planning committee will begin meeting biweekly at the end of January, focusing on creating the steering committee, schedule of events, identifying a keynote, and more. This is a rolling committee that will continue when classes begin in August, so if you would like to join this committee, please plan to be involved both in the spring and fall semesters.

If you would like more information on either event and/or are interested in joining a committee, please contact Emily Phelps ( or x3019).

Gina Keel presents paper in Montreal

Gina Keel (Political Science) presented “The Food Industry’s Strategic Rhetoric to Achieve Preemptive Labeling Legislation for GMOs, now Bioengineered Foods” at the Annual Northeastern Political Science Association Conference in Montreal on November 9, 2018. Her results from narrative policy analyses of advocacy coalitions’ competitive policy problem frames help explain significant policy change extending national labeling authority and preempting state laws. Keel also participated in environmental policy and 2018 elections panels at the conference.

Applications for Applied Learning due today

Applications for Applied Learning are due today. Apply online now

Preference will be given to those applications that diversify the opportunity for students to participate through open calls and through targeted marketing to historically underserved populations. The applied learning may be for credit and noncredit experiences linked to student academic education. All selected applicants will attend a half day Faculty Center workshop on Applied Learning.  Faculty will be paid a $100 stipend to attend this workshop. Selected applicants will provide a post implementation report evaluating the success of the experience. This report will be submitted digitally and a reminder will be sent to the applicant at the close of the semester for submission.


Model 1 – Individual Award

Model 2 – Individual SubGrant

Model 3 – Department Award – Tiered Experience

For more information click here.                                                 

Funding Applications Due: Wednesday November 28, please use online form

Notice to Accepted Applicants: December 6

Workshop for Funded Applications: Wednesday, December 19, 9:00 to 12:00, Morris 130

Gustavo Arango presents lecture in Colombia

Professor Gustavo Arango, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented the public invited lecture, “Complicit Readings: In Search of Garcia Marquez, Cortázar and Onetti” (“Lecturas cómplices: En busca de García Márquez, Cortázar y Onetti”) at Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia) on November 8.