From the Faculty Center: Brown Bag event rescheduled, writing workshops to be held

The Brown Bag: Sustainable Course Designation event has been rescheduled to Feb. 18.

Join the Office of Sustainability to discuss the process of applying for sustainability designation.

When: Monday, February 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: 159 Fitzelle Faculty Lounge


Writing Across the Curriculum

Foster pedagogical conversations with faculty in meaningful, engaging, and authentic writing across disciplines. Presenters will hold workshops for faculty utilizing meaningful writing practices for a variety of classes and carious purposes.

When: Friday, March 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Hunt Union


Theater Department to present “The Exception and the Rule”

SUNY Oneonta’s Theatre Department with the Mask and Hammer Theatre Club presents The Exception and the Rule, written by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bentley, and directed by John McCaslin-Doyle. Following the tale of a merchant attempting to cross the desert, this play is very relevant to our times, examining exploitation, class conflict, and the modern legal system.

The production opens on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamblin Theater located in SUNY Oneonta’s Fine Arts Center. Following shows will be on February 23 at 7:30 p.m., February 24 at 2 p.m., February 26 at 7:30 p.m., February 27 at 7:30 p.m., and the final show on February 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Hunt Union Information Desk, at, or at the door one hour prior to the performance. For more information visit

Post your events to Campus Connection, CORQ

All faculty and staff (as of the beginning of the fall semester) have access to post their events to Campus Connection, which is our campus events calendar. Events posted to Campus Connection appear on the events calendar, on the events app CORQ, are included in the weekly events email sent to students (if public or campus-wide), and can be included in various RSS calendars, such as the diversity and sustainability calendars. We had 3,241 events posted in 2017-18 and we know there were plenty not posted.

For those who may not know, CORQ is the mobile version of Campus Connection. You can find it in the Apple and Google Play stores for free. It is location-based, so you can see public events hosted at institutions all across North America. Here in Oneonta, you can choose to see public events at SUNY Oneonta or at Hartwick College. You can see even more of our campus events by logging in using your SUNY Oneonta credentials. You will then see events only open to campus members and in any organizations you might be members of. You can filter events by theme (Arts and Music, Athletics, …) or by Perks (free food, free stuff, LEAD credit) or see them all. Community members may use the app to see public events.

To create an event on Campus Connection:

  1. Go to []Campus Connection ( and login using your campus credentials
  2. Click on *SUNY Oneonta under memberships
  3. Click the Manage Organization button in the upper right corner
  4. Click on the 3 lines in the upper left corner (or swipe in from the left on mobile devices)
  5. Go to Events and Click +Create Event – you may create up to 18 recurring events with one submission
  6. Enter information:
    1. Title
    2. Select a Theme (for the mobile app)
    3. Description
    4. Co-hosting organization if appropriate
    5. Start Date, Time, End Date. Time
    6. Location (you will have the option of including a google map if you want)
    7. Select who should see the event: Public, Campus members, Organization members, or invited member
    8. Select Event Categories (at the very least Program/Special Event but selecting others will place them on content specific calendars)
    9. If requesting LEAD credit please:

                                                               i.      Select Allow Attendance at this event to be shown on the record

                                                             ii.      Add credit “perk”

    1. Set RSVP settings and limits
    2. Upload a flier if you want it included in the weekly events video
    3. Put your EMS confirmation number if using a campus facility (so we know you actually have the room)
    4. The next screen will ask you to upload a cover photo – you can also upload a jpg of your flier and then select which part is visible
    5. There are some follow up questions that trigger other questions depending on the answers. The most important is the LEAD credit question. LEAD credit is proven draw for events and if your event is at all educational it can get LEAD credit. We just ask that you identify which credit (info is available at the I icon by each credit) and state which faculty or staff member is presenting or, at least, reviewing the presentation for educational content. It is important that if you ask for LEAD credit that you take attendance. It is preferred that you do so by using the Campus Labs Mobile Check-In App but if you prefer pen and paper we need their Oneonta email address or a#.

If you joined the college after 8/27, please contact Bill Harcleroad at or 607.436.2550 to be added to the group and given access to post.

Student Learning Center to offer spring writing workshop

The Student Learning Center is again offering a weekly writing workshop starting this month:

How to Proofread for Clear and Correct Writing from 12:00-12:50 on the following Fridays: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1, 15, 22, 29; and April 5, 12, 19, 26.

Workshops are held in Milne Library on the second floor. Please feel free to refer your students. To sign up, visit or call 607.436.3010.

James Ebert leads two-day workshop at Angelo State University

James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, led a two-day workshop on “Building Stronger Intro- and Upper-Division Courses” for the faculty of the School of Science and Engineering at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas on January 25-26. Participants included faculty from the departments of Geoscience and Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.

Dr. Ebert led interactive sessions on backward design of courses, aligning assessment with learning objectives, active learning strategies, metacognition and the affective domain. The Angelo State University workshop was part of the Traveling Workshop Program sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, the American Geophysical Union, the National Science Foundation, InTeGrate – the NSF STEP Center for the Geosciences, and Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Angelo State University also provided support.