Tuesday, August 14, 2012
8:30am – 9:30am
IT Lobby Breakfast refreshments and lots of tunes!
9:30am – 10:45am - Plenary Presentation
IT Theater Steve Uzzell, National Geographic Photographer / Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving
The open road never fails to open your mind. Once your mind is open, the power of your imagination is released. This formidable power knows no bounds. Steve uses his mind-stretching images as illustrations about possibility and creativity, inspiring his audiences to make any venture an adventure. Learn to put this perspective to work for you every day – in problem solving, the creative process, and in your life. Steve's approach to his photographic work serves as a universal blueprint for problem solving. His audiences not only learn to be open to solutions that are unexpected, but that preparation lays the groundwork for magic to happen. "Chance favors the prepared mind," said Louis Pasteur. After all, Steve says, “our eyes see only what our mind is prepared to comprehend.”
11am – 12:15pm - Concurrent Sessions
IT 2nd Lobby Steve Uzzell / Plenary café conversation, not presentation!
The “Plenary Institute Café” is designed to be a fun meeting, open to all, for casual reflection and interaction after the plenary complete with coffee and a bit to nosh on! Limit 25
IT 216 Bill Hysell / Teaching Squares 2012 Project Kickoff! (NFI cohort year 2)
A Teaching Square consists of four faculty participants (ideally from different disciplines) that visit at least one class taught by each Square Partner (a total of 3 visits). They will then: reflect on the classroom experience, share self-reflectively & positively with Square Partners, and finally, share self-reflective, positive Square observations with Project participants as a whole. Limit 24
The Teaching Squares project offers us the opportunity to improve our own pedagogy by experiencing our colleagues in actual classroom situations from which we can learn.
IT Lobby Dennis Gibbons / Residence Hall Tour:
Over 625 students a year, from 6 countries and many different states call MVCC Residence Halls home. Come to the east side of the Utica campus and tour MVCCs on- campus housing program. Learn more about the staff, security, programs and even view the rooms. Your hosts: Dennis Gibbons and the Resident Directors. Limit 25
IT 225 David Katz / Emotional Intelligence, Student Efficacy & Student Success (NFI cohort yr. 1)
Have you ever wished you could change your student’s attitudes? YOU CAN! The secret is that faculty as leaders within their classrooms have a profound impact upon the emotional state of their students. In this workshop we will explore ways we as faculty can increase the chances of student success by improving our student’s attitudes toward learning. We will discuss how we can encourage a mindset that leads to stronger self-efficacy and a more persistent effort among our students. Limit 40
IT 138 Web Content Management / Jen Rotundo & Chrono Ho
Are you the content up loader for your department or do you want to learn how to create and edit content for MVCC’s website? This workshop will show you how to create a webpage, upload files and photos, link to other pages, and effectively organize your information via our content management system. The workshop will be in a computer lab, so participants can practice what they learn and ask questions as they go. Limit 20
12:15pm – 1:00pm
IT Lobby Casual lunch, beverages and music!
1:00pm – 2:15pm - Concurrent Sessions
IT 225 Bill Hysell, David Katz, Cheryl Plescia / Facilitator Training for MVCC Core Workshop
This session is designed for those who have agreed to help facilitate a core workshop on “Student Success” that will be offered to the entire college community during the spring of 2013 in over twenty different time slots. Attendees will be practicing their facilitation skills by running the actual activities they will be delivering during the core workshop. It will be a fun and strictly “hands on” learning experience! Limit 40
CC 220 Carm Lomeo-Smrtic / Bloom’s Revisited (NFI cohort yr. 2)
We will use Bloom's Taxonomy to develop lessons, assignments, assessments and a d eeper understanding of your learning outcomes. Note attendees should bring a syllabus for a course he/she will be teaching in the fall, as well as rubrics, assessments and exams for the course. Limit 20
IT 226 Stephanie Reynolds, Morris Pearson & Dennis Gibbons / Hawkeye, Judicial & BERT, Oh My!
Maintaining a safe, civil and productive learning environment is everyone's concern. Learn how reporting those things that make you go "hmmmm" can make a difference. The judicial process, Behavioral Evaluation Response Team (BERT) and the “Hawkeye Tip” allow you to say something when you see something. The right hand off, to the right people can make the difference to us all. Limit 25
IT 216 US Postal Service Cost Savings Seminar, "Saving Today to Ensure Tomorrow” / Sam Fanizzi, Shipping Specialist USPS & Jeffrey Costello, Business Solutions Specialist
Parcels, flats and letters, oh my! How we mail items has big implications for our sustainability initiatives as well as our budgets! Learn of easy cost savings possibilities, the effects of bad data bases and how to correct them, and how to ship with the Postal Service. There will be time for feedback and questions in this informative session that will leave you feeling much more confident in your mailing practices. Limit 40
IT 227 Melissa Barlett, Amy Lamberto & Alex Haines-Stephan / The First Rule of Faculty Tech is ALWAYS Talk about Tech Club
Have you wanted to use technology in your classes, but aren't sure how? Are you a bit into tech, but want to use it more effectively? Maybe you are a tech geek, but want to be sure it's helping and not hurting your students. No matter where you stand on technology in the classroom, Faculty Tech Club can help you! We want to be a group of educators who help each other figure out how to best incorporate technology (powerpoint, video usage, facebook, twitter, blackboard, ipads, etc.) into our classrooms by sharing our collective knowledge. Join in by helping us define our goals, plans, and possible learning opportunities for the year and meet other people on campus interested in educational technology. Come with your questions and ideas! Limit 25
2:30pm – 3:45pm – Concurrent Sessions
IT 216 Sue Smith, Ron Labuz & Doreen Nichols / At Your Service: Building Richer Student Experiences Through Internships & Service Learning
Internships and service learning offer students an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom to many audiences – the broader campus, the community at-large and the professional world they intend to take by storm. Offering opportunities in your classroom for students to enhance their experiential learning is a WIN-WIN-WIN situation: students apply learning and reflect upon meaningful experiences; your classroom becomes a marketplace for ideas and engaged learning; and the community benefits from creative suggestions and passionate participation. Come see and hear how you and your students can make it happen!
IT Open Lab Jennifer Boulanger / Academic Advising
This informal session will join designated faculty members with their experienced colleagues to acquaint them with specific program requirements and with issues that emerge in typical advisement sessions. Each mini-session will be designed around specific curricula to ensure advisor awareness of program requirements and circumstances unique to that program. Faculty will work in pairs or small clusters so that individual questions may be addressed. Attendance is by invitation of the Center Dean.
IT 225 Lee Berg & Sandy Engel / Vietnam: Adventures & Perspectives
In early summer, the presenters went to Vietnam on a professional development visit about Vietnamese healthcare; hosted by KGCC, they visited a provincial hospital, a traditional medicine hospital, a medical school, an orphanage, an old folks' home and three US-managed non- governmental organizations. Two months after their return, Berg and Engel will reflect on their experiences. What happened? What did they learn about healthcare and Vietnamese culture--and what is the connection between the two?
JC 115 Jerri George / Yoga Class
“A yoga class is a divine appointment that students have made with themselves.” Kauri
Discover higher awareness of your inner most self. Join the yoga class; an hour of mediation, stretching, the graceful flow of movement and energy, and relaxation. No prior experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, no shoes required. Drink plenty of water before and after class, and bring an open mind to the “practice.” Yoga mats will be provided or you may bring your own. Limit 25