The Enrichment Institute Series is an annual schedule of in house voluntary professional development events offered on 8 days throughout the academic year in January, August, and May.  Faculty and staff share their expertise in multiple concurrent workshop offerings in matters related directly to the work of the College, and in areas that expand and stimulate creative thought, problem solving, interpersonal communication, as well as overall employee wellness.  This program series is fundamentally about colleagues sharing their time and talents with each other in a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Some enrichment institutes also include a plenary session in which nationally prominent authorities contribute to the college community on diverse topics which inform, engage, and entertain.

August Institute
Thursday, August 31 and Friday, September 1, 2017

8:00-10:00am Session

Fitness Center – Fitness Center Certification
Description: Two-hour instruction and participation in fitness center usage. Class includes: use of equipment and training routines in aerobics, strength and flexibility along with physiological explanations. Participants will use equipment and exercise during the class. Attendees should be dressed in workout attire. Attending entire two hour session grants faculty free future open hour usage of the center. This class parallels PE 154 information.
Limit: 12
Presented by: Robert Gould
Host: Chuck Hendricks

8:30-9:00am IT Lobby
Morning Refreshments & Music in Lobby

9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – How To Self-Publish with Amazon Create Space
Description: I will explain and demonstrate the process of using Amazon's Create Space in order to publish one's writing.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Kyle Lince
Host: Frank Noti

IT117 – Updates on the College Website and Web CMS
Description: This workshop provides an overview of the navigation redesign on the college website that was launched in May 2017 and best practices to manage your office/department web pages. We will also review information about web accessibility, search engine optimization, and organizational practices that will help you better manage your web content.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Chrono Ho
Host: Anna Radlowski

IT119 – Admissions Recruitment 101
Description: This session will provide information and insight on what we do, where we go, and how we identify recruitment opportunities of prospective students. Along with the support of Marketing and Communications, Admissions leads the efforts to recruit students to MVCC each semester, however, everyone plays a role in recruitment. Have some thoughts about potential markets or opportunities? Want to see how you can assist in the college's recruitment efforts? Please join us for a conversation as we look to strengthen the college's enrollment.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Kenny Morrison, Jennifer Fanelli, and Dan Ianno
Host: Alisia Pooley


IT216 – Oneida County Civil Service
Description: This presentation will be a discussion that gives a basic overview of Civil Service. The purpose of this workshop is provide information about what Civil Service is, the opportunities in Oneida County, and how to apply.  The presenter(s) will explain the process of Civil Service for the purpose of providing general career search information. This workshop will afford the participants to have better knowledge of Civil Service and feel more comfortable with the job application process.  The facilitator(s) will encourage questions regarding various types of opportunities.  One of the primary purposes of this institute presentation is to heighten awareness as to how Civil Service is another great avenue for career search.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Brian Jweid & Sandra Dare
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

IT224 – All about "The Authority" and Recycling in Oneida and Herkimer Counties
Description: Learn about the operation of "Going Green" and the Solid Waste Authority, the advances made in recycling, and the benefits to our community.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Emily Albright – Director of Recycling
Host: Vin Pellizzi


10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – From the Military to Civilian Life
Description: Learn about the military culture and its affect on a soldier adjusting to civilian life. Hear from a recently retired combat vet as he shares his story and PTSD symptoms. Learn about the signs to look for in the classroom from students experiencing stress and other adjustment issues.   
Limit: 25
Presented by: Dominck Nicotera, Tom Zenon, Rosemarie Pastorella, Sgt. Smith of the United States Air Force
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

IT117 – Kidz –N- Coaches
Description: Kidz and Coaches is a mentoring club on campus.  The club strives to provide positive experiences to emergent children within the community.  The club provides opportunities for students to volunteer their time with children and provides the students with educational benefits and gives the children a positive role model.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Dina Radeljas & Richard Kelly
Host: Debbie Otis

IT119 – Safe Space Refresher Training
Description: This session is suggested for those who have completed a previous 4-hour LGBTQ Safe Space training at MVCC. Attend this session to receive up to date information on terminology, preferred name policies, preferred pronouns, transgender community member support, and more. Brush up on your skills and knowledge to make MVCC as welcoming and supportive as it can be.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Elliot Sharrow, ACR Health/The Q Center
Host: Christine Miller

AB213 – “The Contribution of Silent Teachers to Science”
Description: Imagine a time before the creation of both sophisticated written and technological references.  During such times early anatomists utilized keen observation skills to explore and investigate anatomical structures.  MVCC students gain knowledge in human anatomy through a process of guided exploration called “guided inquiry.”   Silent Teachers (human cadavers) have played a major role in the education of our students who have gone on to pursue medical careers.  The Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department would like to invite the college community to learn about the anatomical gift program and our Silent Teachers contribution to this guided inquiry based approach to learning.  Warning: This workshop is not for everyone as body cavities and internal organs will be fully exposed for viewing.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Eileen Bush, Don Kelly, Aaron Fried, and Shannon Crocker
Host: Alisia Pooley

IT147 – Pathway to Graduation Project: Math 091 Digital Toolkit
Description: The PGP Math 091 faculty team is proud to present their digital toolkit. The presenters will go over the creation process, challenges encountered, and how others can contribute to and use the toolkit. Those who register for the session will have access to the toolkit on Blackboard. Full-time math faculty and adjuncts are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Breanne Rathbun, Russell Penner, Gabriel Melendez
Host: Anna Radlowski

11:30am-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – ‘BookWidgets:’ Interactive Materials for the Classroom and Beyond
Description:  BookWidgets is a software company that designs widgets - or mini-applications - for teachers. Teachers can use their user-friendly software to build their own content. The widgets can then be used on any Internet-enabled tablet or smartphone inside or outside the classroom. The presenter has been using BookWidgets applications to teach English as a Second Language for five years. However, these simple applications can be used by teachers in any discipline. The presenter will demonstrate how BookWidgets can be used to enhance learning and assessment. In this interactive presentation, participants will have a chance to use the application and explore how the technology might motivate and mediate learning both inside and outside the classroom. To fully appreciate the experience, participants will be expected NOT to put away their smartphones during the session! (It is recommended that participants download the free 'BookWidgets' application onto their device before arrival.)
Limit:  25
Presented by: David Patent
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

IT216 – The "Benefits" of the PA
Description: This session is for Professional Association members to learn about the benefits associated with our union as well as through our state, NYSUT, and national, AFT, affiliations. Learn what the PA's Benefit Fund is and how it works to fund programs such as eye care, insurance, and legal assistance. Learn how to access other benefits including NYSUT and AFT shopping and insurance discounts as well as financial and other services.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Melissa Barlett, Lizbeth Doherty, Tamara Mariotti, Rialda Shulman, Robert Mineo
Host: Liz Doherty

IT117 – Closing the Vocabulary Gap
Description: Research has shown that many students come to college with a huge gap in their knowledge of vocabulary. Vocabulary in this presentation refers not just to isolated words but to how those words are contextually and semantically interconnected to other words. So many students struggle to learn new vocabulary and retain it because they start off with a much lower vocabulary base and lack vocabulary building skills. This presentation distinguishes and focuses on active, receptive, expressive, and passive vocabulary. The presentation will include practical and effective ways for teachers to introduce, review, and reuse essential course-based vocabulary. I will also briefly mention some of the discussions I have had with a few instructors at MVCC about their challenge to help students with their vocabulary building. Comments from the audience welcomed.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Todd Marshall
Host: Debbie Otis

IT119 – You Had Me at Benefits…
Description: Learn more about MVCC's voluntary benefit options and how to manage your out of pocket costs through flexible spending, generic and mail order prescriptions, dental insurance annual maximum rollover feature, and more.  This session is designed for employees enrolled in the College's Excellus medical insurance, Maxor prescription, and Delta dental. 
Limit: 25
Presented by: Human Resources and Marlene Anderson, Adirondack Financial Services (ADK)
Host: Nolan Snyder

IT148 – Pathway to Graduation Project: English 099 Digital Toolkit
Description: The PGP English 099 faculty team is proud to present their digital toolkit. The presenters will go over the design process, goals for the project, content available thus far, and how others can contribute to and use the toolkit. Those who register for the session will have access to the toolkit on Blackboard. English faculty and adjuncts are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Erin Severs, Kristen Raab, & David Nackley
Host: Frank Noti

12:30-1:30pm IT Lobbies
Casual Buffet Lunch

1:45-2:45pm Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – Preferred Names – What’s It All About?
Description: MVCC and the LGBTQ Committee has been hard at work to institute policy and procedure for students to officially declare a "preferred name." Students may want to be referred to by a name other than their legal name for various reasons. What does this mean, and how does this affect various departments at the college? Why is this important to transgender students in particular? This session will help faculty and staff to navigate this issue and provide a supportive environment in their classrooms and offices.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Liz Doherty & Tamara Mariotti
Host: Debbie Otis

IT216 – The Professional Association: What is a Grievance?
Description: Introduction to the Professional Associations Grievance Team and discussions regarding what is a grievance.  PA bargaining unit members will have an opportunity to understand enforcement of the CBA, who and how to contact a Grievance Team member concerning concerns, and a history of grievances and issues that appear to arise to be more common than others.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Dawson McDermott, Tracy Coulson, Patti Antanavige, Shahida Dar, Norma Chrisman
Host: Norma Chrisman

IT117 – The Play's the Thing: Introduction to Playwriting
Description: How is a play different from a movie? Why do we write plays? What is the function of all that dialogue? How can I write a play? If you always wanted to know the answers to these questions, then this session is for you! This interactive workshop will introduce the attendees to some basic elements of drama such as plot, dialogue, character, conflict, and resolution through various textual and visual examples. Some writing (and Imagination) is required. Major playwrights covered will be Sophocles, Shakespeare, Beckett, and Mamet among others.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Rialda Shulman
Host: Christine Miller

IT119 – Exploring Personal Leadership and Ethics - Phi Theta Kappa Style
Description: "I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.” -- Margaret Mead.  This quote introduces the groundwork of this session. Leaders are diverse in every manner and imbedded throughout our organizations/community. This interactive learning session will explore an understanding of self and the relationship to ethics, leadership philosophies, and styles through the lens of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society's Leadership Development Program and The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Marianne Buttenschon, Ed.D. Organizational Leadership
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

IT147 – Pathway to Graduation Project: History 101 Digital Toolkit
Description: The PGP History 101 faculty team is proud to present their digital toolkit. The presenters will go over the design process, content available thus far, and how others can contribute to and use the toolkit. Those who register for the session will have access to the toolkit on Blackboard. History faculty and adjuncts are encouraged to attend and provide feedback.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Stacey McCall, Bill Zogby & Roman Santos
Host:  Nolan Snyder

3:00-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – The Buck Stops Here: Winning (and Keeping) Grant Funding For Your Project
Description: Are you looking for grant funding, but don’t know where to begin? This institute will cover MVCC's internal process for applying for a grant with tips on managing and reporting on a grant projects from local, state, and federal funding sources.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Deanna L. Ferro-Aurience, Frank B. DuRoss & Christina Born
Host:  Alisia Pooley

JC115 – Salsa, Swing, or Hustle Your Way to Fun & Fitness
Description: Learn the basic steps to one of these cool iconic social dances.  We will jam to some up tempo beats that will have us enjoying ourselves while we become more fit. You do not need any previous dance experience. If you can walk and talk at the same time you are in! Nor do you need a partner, but you are welcome to invite one from work or home. I am inviting my wife/girlfriend (they are one in the same)!  Just wear comfortable shoes and clothes and be ready to have some fun.
**This session will run from 3:15-4:15pm.**
Limit: 24
Presented by: David Katz & Marilyn Murphy
Host: Sabrina Fryman

IT148 – Degree Works Planner Demo
Description: Demonstration on the use of the degree works planner.  Participants will be able to use the planner in this demonstration session.  Dates for future training will be presented at the session to allow individuals to sign up for training sessions on the use of the planner.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Mary Jane Parry, Justin Rahn, Jenny Spinelli, Dan Eddy, Dawson McDermott
Host: Anna Radlowski

IT117 – The Art and Practice of Using Henna
Description: The practice of using henna has been around for centuries and is a safe and temporary way of expressing yourself through body art.  In this presentation, I will give a brief history of using henna, a few tips on getting started on your own and a henna tattoo to anyone who attends.
Limit: 15
Presented by: Katie Voce
Host: Christine Miller

IT119 – Reading: Full STEAM Ahead!
Description: Are you having problems in your STEAM courses with students either not being effective readers or not doing the reading at all? We will present some techniques and strategies you can introduce early in your class that have been shown to help students comprehend and retain the material from your assigned readings better so that your students have higher success rates and you have less frustration.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Rosemary Mink, Gina St. Croix, Rachel Golden, & Amanda Miller
Host: Brandon Shaw

Institute Bonus Day
Friday, September 1st, 2017

9:00-11:00am Concurrent Sessions

ACC116 – Safe Space Training
Description: All students deserve to learn in an environment that's supportive and friendly, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. MVCC's Safe Space program strives to increase the visible presence of adult and student allies who can help to shape a school culture that is accepting of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or any other difference.
Safe Space training is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about the LGBTQ community and/or for those who wish to be identified as an ally for the LGBTQ Community at MVCC. This workshop is interactive and will frame the role of LGBTQ allies on and beyond campus by introducing resources and providing the tools needed to create a fully inclusive community. Participants must complete 4 hours of training in order to receive the "Safe Space" designation. Remaining Training date is Friday, Sept. 8 from 9:00am-11:00am.
Limit: 25
Presented by: LGBTQ Committee (Liz Doherty and Erin Severs)
Host: Liz Doherty

IT Learning Commons – Adjunct Training for Pathway to Graduation Project Digital Toolkits
Description: This training session is designed for adjuncts teaching gateway courses with ready-to-implement digital toolkits. Adjuncts teaching one of the following courses are encouraged to attend: BI141, DS090, EN099, EN101, MA091, MA110, HI101, or PY101. This will be an interactive session going over the creation process, toolkit content, and the process to contribute to and use items from the toolkit. Those who register will have access to the toolkit on Blackboard. Basic knowledge of using Blackboard is encouraged but not mandatory.
Limit: 30
Presented by: Jocelyn Ireland
Host: HOST NEEDED

1:00-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

ACC116 – Team Building
Description:  At the beginning of the one hour, forty-five minute program, participates will be randomly divided into two teams. The program includes an up-tempo and unique set of 10 different “team building” exercises and 8 short videos totaling about 15 minutes in length.  In the final module, the teams will be challenged to compete against each other in an exercise that will test their problem solving skills, and will also put to use techniques covered throughout the program. Topics covered include: The importance of Team Trust and Communication; Team Brainstorming; How a team can produce more (and better) than the individual; How conflict can be “good” for a team; Personal accountability to the team; The Power of the Team
Limit: 16
Presented by: Paul Katchmar & Mary Jane Parry
Host: Mary Jane Parry

1:00-2:00pm Sessions

IT Learning Commons – Starfish Training
Description: Interested in student retention and completion?  This is our kickoff meeting and training for faculty and staff for the Starfish software. Learn how to access and work within our Starfish Retention software. All faculty are welcome to attend as Starfish will be available for all students and faculty this fall. The members of the cohort support team are strongly encouraged to attend.
Limit: 24
Presented by: Norma Chrisman and Jim Lynch
Host: Norma Chrisman

IT 227 – Teaching Squares Kickoff
Description: Teaching Squares provide an opportunity for faculty from different disciplines to collaborate through non-evaluative classroom observations and shared reflections.  Intended for those beginning their second year of NFI, this program is less extensive and more flexible than the first year of NFI, and strives to enhance teaching and build community. At this session, participants will be introduced to the Teaching Squares program and form their first teaching square.  In order to facilitate planning for the semester, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and their fall schedule to this session.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Anna Radlowski, Christine Miller & Brandon Shaw
Host: Christine Miller

2:00-3:00pm Sessions

IT Learning Commons – Starfish Training
Description: Interested in student retention and completion?  This is our kickoff meeting and training for faculty and staff for the Starfish software. Learn how to access and work within our Starfish Retention software. All faculty are welcome to attend as Starfish will be available for all students and faculty this fall. The members of the cohort support team are strongly encouraged to attend.
Limit: 24
Presented by: Norma Chrisman and Jim Lynch
Host: Norma Chrisman

2:00-4:00pm Sessions

IT225 – Take Control and Be More Productive!
Description: Being productive is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. This workshop provides strategies to increase your productivity by focusing on very tactile areas of your work day that you can easily control through proven systems. We will tackle areas such as: effective planning and scheduling, creating and using effective to do lists, email management, work space organization and document management. Your work day will become manageable, controlled and energized!
Limit: 50
Presented by: Deb Cabral
Host: Christine Miller

3:00-4:00pm Sessions

IT Learning Commons – Starfish Training
Description: Interested in student retention and completion?  This is our kickoff meeting and training for faculty and staff for the Starfish software. Learn how to access and work within our Starfish Retention software. All faculty are welcome to attend as Starfish will be available for all students and faculty this fall. The members of the cohort support team are strongly encouraged to attend.
Limit: 24
Presented by: Norma Chrisman and Jim Lynch
Host: Norma Chrisman

Summer Institute 2017
Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Tuesday, May 16th
Rome Campus Day

8:30-9:00 am Plumley Complex Lobby
Morning Refreshments & Music in Lobby

Stop by the information table to complete a raffle ticket to enter to win ONE OF FOUR $50 gift certificates for the MVCC Follett Bookstore.  Winners will be drawn at the Casual Lunch today, Tuesday, May 16 at 12:00pm in the Plumley Dining & Community Hall. Winners must be present to win!

8:00-10:00am Session

PC L05 (Lower Level) – Fitness Center Certification
Description:  Two hour instruction and participation in fitness center usage.  Class includes: use of equipment and training routines in aerobics, strength and flexibility along with physiological explanations.  Participants will use equipment and exercise during the class. Attendees should be dressed in workout attire. Attending entire two hour session grants faculty free future open hour usage of the center. This class parallels PE 154 information.    Limit: 25
Presented by: Robert Gould
Host: Dan Eddy


9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions

PC Library Lobby – Tour of Renovated Rome Campus
Description: You will be provided a tour of the recently renovated Rome Campus.  You will be able to view the new spaces along with the programs that occupy those spaces.  Come take a tour and learn about what the Rome Campus has to offer the community and our students.   Tours will be provided in small groups of 5-8. Limit: 40
Presented by: Franca Armstrong & Campus Tour Guides

PC208 – Disney for Dumbos
Description: Want to go to Disney World but don't know where to start? We can help you plan your perfect vacation. With close to 40 trips between the two of us, we're as close to experts as you can get! We'll talk about timing your visit, reservations, meals, etc. come join us for the fun and take the stress out of planning!  Limit: 25
Presented by: Kelly McNamara & Jen Krohn
Host: Kathy Kotary

PC209 – Human Trafficking: Laws, The Victim Confirmation Process, and Assistance
Description:  This session will discuss human trafficking including New York State Law, the New York State Human Trafficking Victim Confirmation process, perspectives, trauma-informed issues, and how to work with law enforcement and non-governmental organizations if you suspect abuse.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Carl J. Boykin, Director of Human Trafficking Prevention, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services & Marianne Buttenschon
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

PC211 – Getting the Packet Together for Promotion
Description: We will have packets available for those faculty members considering promotion during the next academic year.  Committee members will provide insights on the "do and don't" steps in putting together the materials for consideration.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Members of the Faculty Promotion Committee*
Host: Anna Radlowski

PC213 – Modeling the Way via Civic Engagement
Description:  This workshop explores the consequences of modeling the way at MVCC through the lens of civic engagement. Through an interactive session, participants will be able to share their experiences while being exposed to a forum designed to empower stakeholders.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Dr. Mark Montgomery
Host: Stephanie Verostek

PC215 – Contemporary Poetry
Description:  This presentation will focus on the broad topic of contemporary poetry – what it’s all about, and approaches to teaching it.  Limit: 25
Presented by: George Searles
Host:  Deb Otis

10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions

PC208 – The Japanese 5S System of Organization
Description:  5S is a workplace organization system that helps to improve safety, quality, and productivity.  5S works in all organizations, including factories, offices, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and even your home! Limit: 25
Presented by: Sean Crossman
Host: Dan Eddy


PC209 – Goals Plans =  Success A Holistic Approach to Advising
Description:  Goals Plan = Success (GPS) is a holistic approach to advising.  This session is for all faculty and staff to learn about the new direction of advising for MVCC.  We will present the new student model, the academic planner in degree works, an introduction to "FAD" (Faculty Advising Development), and the advisement of the continuing student vision as developed by the Advisement Design Team.    Limit: 25
Presented by: Dawson McDermott, Tracy Coulson, Justin Rahn, Mary Jane Parry
Host: Rosemary Fuoco

PC242 – Turn Your Planning Report into a Website!
Description: See how two faculty members have moved their evaluations and planning information online by creating websites to keep track of their accomplishments and goals. Useful not only for the yearly evaluation, but for self-promotion, future uses, and promotion packets. Use Google Sites to create your own free, simple website at this workshop (please have Gmail account and come prepared to sign-in).   Limit: 25
Presented by: Melissa Barlett and Karen Getman
Host: Jenny Spinelli

PC211 – Promotion Process for Non-Teaching Professionals
Description:  This session will explain the promotion process for MVCC Non-Teaching Professional Staff and the role the committee plays.  We’ll discuss what should be included in your application and the strategies to create your promotion packet. Non-Teaching Staff who plan on applying for promotion in the Fall of 2017 are encouraged to attend.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Patti Antanavige, Kate Barefoot, and Teresa Paladino
Host: Mary Vescio

PC213 – Effective Communication with Today's Community College Student
Description:  Millennial students and their parents can be challenging as they have a whole new set of demands, frustrations, and urgencies.  This training session will focus on how to manage difficult conversations with students and parents when they arise, and prepare staff with tips on how to cope with our changing populations and their growing demands.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Jennifer Rubino and Officer Ryan Barsuch
Host:  Christine Miller

11:00-1:00 PC119 & PC120 MVCC Employee Benefits Fair
Human Resources welcomes you to meet benefit providers, campus and local vendors promoting exclusive services. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY!
Giveaways- Adirondack Gift Basket and two Garmin VivioFit 2
Resources
Wellness Services
Financial Information
Demonstrations
Door Prizes

11:30-12:30pm PC Dining & Community Hall
Casual Lunch - Winners of the four $50 MVCC Bookstore Gift Certificates will be announced at 12pm – Must be present to win! Winners will be drawn from the raffle tickets completed during Tuesday’s Summer Institute morning program & first half of the casual lunch.

1:00-2:00pm Concurrent Sessions

PC208 – Disney for Dumbos
Description: Want to go to Disney World but don't know where to start? We can help you plan your perfect vacation. With close to 40 trips between the two of us, we're as close to experts as you can get! We'll talk about timing your visit, reservations, meals, etc. come join us for the fun and take the stress out of planning!  Limit: 25
Presented by: Kelly McNamara & Jen Krohn
Host: Liz Doherty

PC209 – Human Trafficking: Laws, The Victim Confirmation Process, and Assistance
Description:  This session will discuss human trafficking including New York State Law, the New York State Human Trafficking Victim Confirmation process, perspectives, trauma-informed issues, and how to work with law enforcement and non-governmental organizations if you suspect abuse.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Marianne Buttenschon & Carl J. Boykin – Director of Human Trafficking Prevention, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Host:  Kathy Kotary

PC211 – Getting the Packet Together for Promotion
Description: We will have packets available for those faculty members considering promotion during the next academic year.  Committee members will provide insights on the "do and don't" steps in putting together the materials for consideration   Limit: 25
Presented by: Members of the Faculty Promotion Committee*
Host:  Anna Radlowski

PC213 – Modeling the way via Civic Engagement
Description:  This workshop explores the consequences of modeling the way at MVCC through the lens of civic engagement. Through an interactive session, participants will be able to share their experiences while being exposed to a forum designed to empower stakeholders.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Dr. Mark Montgomery
Host:  Christine Miller

PC215 – Contemporary Poetry
Description:  This presentation will focus on the broad topic of contemporary poetry – what it’s all about, and approaches to teaching it.  Limit: 25
Presented by: George Searles
Host: Stephanie Verostek


2:15-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions

PC Library Lobby – Tour of Renovated Rome Campus
Description: You will be provided a tour of the recently renovated Rome Campus.  You will be able to view the new spaces along with the programs that occupy those spaces.  Come take a tour and learn about what the Rome Campus has to offer the community and our students.   Tours will be provided in small groups of 5-8. Limit: 40
Presented by: Franca Armstrong & Campus Tour Guides

PC208 – The Japanese 5S System of Organization
Description:  5S is a workplace organization system that helps to improve safety, quality, and productivity.  5S works in all organizations, including factories, offices, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and even your home! Limit: 25
Presented by: Sean Crossman
Host: Grace Costello

PC209 – Goals Plans =  Success A Holistic Approach to Advising
Description:  Goals Plan = Success (GPS) is a holistic approach to advising.  This session is for all faculty and staff to learn about the new direction of advising for MVCC.  We will present the new student model, the academic planner in degree works, an introduction to "FAD" (Faculty Advising Development), and the advisement of the continuing student vision as developed by the Advisement Design Team.    Limit: 25
Presented by: Dawson McDermott, Tracy Coulson, Justin Rahn, Mary Jane Parry
Host:  Jenny Spinelli

PC242 – Turn Your Planning Report into a Website!
Description: See how two faculty members have moved their evaluations and planning information online by creating websites to keep track of their accomplishments and goals. Useful not only for the yearly evaluation, but for self-promotion, future uses, and promotion packets. Use Google Sites to create your own free, simple website at this workshop (please have a Gmail account and come prepared to sign-in).   Limit: 25
Presented by: Melissa Barlett and Karen Getman
Host:  Dan Yoxall

PC211 – Promotion Process for Non-Teaching Professionals
Description:  This session will explain the promotion process for MVCC Non-Teaching Professional Staff and the role the committee plays.  We’ll discuss what should be included in your application and the strategies to create your promotion packet. Non-Teaching Staff who plan on applying for promotion in the Fall of 2017 are encouraged to attend.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Patti Antanavige, Kate Barefoot, and Teresa Paladino
Host: Kathy Kotary

PC213 – Effective Communication with Today's Community College Student
Description:  Millennial students and their parents can be challenging as they have a whole new set of demands, frustrations, and urgencies.  This training session will focus on how to manage difficult conversations with students and parents when they arise, and prepare staff with tips on how to cope with our changing populations and their growing demands.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Jennifer Rubino & Ryan Barsuch
Host:  Christine Miller

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Utica Campus

8:30-9:00am IT Lobby
Morning Refreshments and Music

11:00am-1:00pm IT Second Level, Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery
Employee Showcase Opening Reception
The Summer Institute Employee Art Show features artwork and crafts of MVCC employees. The showcase will be on display for two weeks in the Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the IT building. Finger foods and drinks will be served during the opening, so be sure to check it out!

9:00-10:00am Plenary Presentation

IT Theater – Strategic Diversity Leadership: Preparing the Centennial Generation for Leadership in Changing Times
This plenary session will discuss the Centennial Generation and the need for higher education institutions to future proof themselves by embracing the new realities of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.  Leveraging insights from the similarly titled book, Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education, and recent publication on the Centennial Generation, Dr. Williams will discuss topics such as the perfect storm powering diversity in the new economy, the emergence of the Centennial generation, the challenge of leading change, and the educational and organizational benefits that emerge by embracing inclusive excellence as a strategic imperative.  Grounded in more than 20 years of research, thought leadership with institutions globally, and real-world experience leading change efforts in higher education, non-profit, community, and corporate sectolorr organizations, this session will provide clear insights, evidenced based practices, and actionable tactics for all in attendance.

10:15-11:15am Concurrent Sessions

ACC116 – Plenary Breakout Session - Towards a Model of Inclusive Excellence and Change
This conversational session will allow participants to engage in an intimate conversation on the “burning questions” that participants bring to the session, with a noted researcher, author, and practitioner, considered one of the world’s leading authorities on educational achievement, inclusive excellence, change management, youth development, and chief diversity officers. Dr. Williams has worked with community colleges, research universities, community colleges, government agencies, corporations, and community organizations around issues of diversity, access, equity, and educational achievement. He currently serves as the senior vice president and chief education officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he is charged with leading the organization’s next generation education and youth development strategies for more than 4M youth.  
Presented by: Dr. Damon Williams
Host: Liz Doherty

IT117 – Goals Plans = Success A Holistic Approach to Advising
Description:  Goals Plan = Success (GPS) is a holistic approach to advising.  This session is for all faculty and staff to learn about the new direction of advising for MVCC.  We will present the new student model, the academic planner in degree works, an introduction to "FAD" (Faculty Advising Development), and the advisement of the continuing student vision as developed by the Advisement Design Team.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Dawson McDermott, Tracy Coulson, Justin Rahn, Mary Jane Parry
Host:  Jenny Spinelli

Learning Commons – Where Students go to Succeed: The Learning Commons Panel Discussion
Description:  Come see what the newly refurbished Learning Commons has to offer. Join us for an exciting panel discussion session. The Learning Commons staff will highlight tips and best practices for helping students achieve their academic goals. The panelists will provide useful information on services we provide including tutoring, instructional design, and coaching.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Ibrahim Rosic and the Learning Commons Staff
Host: Gloria Karol

IT226 – Cybersecurity for Home, Personal Use, and Fun!
Description:  This workshop will discuss the common mistakes made with the configuration and security of a “home” wireless router and will also demonstrate best practices for configuring the router. This workshop will also demonstrate how to encrypt files using free utilities for safe storage and transfer. Finally, this workshop will also introduce microcomputers, such as a Raspberry Pi, and discuss how they can be used to learn and for fun!  Limit: 25
Presented by: Tom Mihevc, Jason Yager, James Rice
Host: Vin Pellizzi

IT Theater – 2017 Employee Climate Survey Results
Description: The results of the spring 2017 Employee Climate Survey will be discussed.  Comparisons to previous survey results will be highlighted.    Limit: 25
Presented by: Marie Miknavich
Host:  Rosemary Fuoco


11:30-12:30pm Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – How Does Trauma Informed Care Translate into the Classroom?
Description:  Educators will learn how to successfully identify and approach students characterized as disengaged with questions phrased with sensitivity that may be directly tied to past and/or current trauma.  Trauma informed care and education within the classroom is imperative to helping students achieve success and promotes the implementation of trauma-informed principals within the college.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Deborah Faust and Grace Ashline
Host: Anna Radlowski

IT117 – Hands-Only CPR - Learn How You May Save a Life!
Description:  This session will teach lay people the life-saving technique of Hands Only CPR.  Eliminates mouth-to-mouth practice.  Being a good Samaritan does not have the legal issues many are afraid of.  Learn the difference between Cardiac Arrest and a heart attack. Limit: 25
Presented by: Anne Popeo
Host:  Gloria Karol

IT119 – Preferred Names - What's It All About?
Description:  MVCC and the LGBTQ Committee has been hard at work to institute policy and procedure for students to officially declare a "preferred name." Students may want to be referred to by a name other than their legal name for various reasons. What does this mean, and how does this affect various departments at the college? Why is this important to transgender students in particular? This session will help faculty and staff to navigate this issue and provide a supportive environment in their classrooms and offices.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Tamara Mariotti, Liz Doherty, and various LGBTQ Committee Members
Host:  Rosemary Fuoco

IT216 – Who Are The Daughters of the American Revolution and What Do They Do?
Description: The DAR is a Women's Organization organized to honor their lineal ancestors who helped the United States to achieve its independence from Great Britain.  Come to this workshop to learn more about the ways we support our communities, how this organization was "born," and whether or not you might qualify to become a member.  Although this organization is limited to women, men are welcome to attend as well.  There is also a similar organization for men which is known as the Sons of the American Revolution.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Barbara Granato & Cheryl Plescia
Host: Deb Otis

IT224 – Academics and Financial Aid
Description: With the implementation of new tracking software, a student's academic performance and academic plan can have an impact on a student's financial aid eligibility.  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Classes Not In Major (CNIM), Prerequisites and class attendance will be discussed.   
Limit: 25
Presented by: Mike Pede
Host: Christine Miller

Summer Institute Awards Ceremony Luncheon
12:20-1:00pm – IT Lobbies/IT 225 – Buffet lunch served in IT Lobbies
1:10pm – IT Theater – Formal Awards Ceremony begins


2:00-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

IT116 – The 8 Dimensions of Wellness for Professionals
Description:  This workshop will offer an inventory designed to help staff understand how the *8* dimensions of wellness influences one's mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.  Educators will be able to successfully identify why self-care is multi-dimensional and how it directly impacts the work we do.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Grace Ashline and Deborah Faust
Host: Liz Doherty

IT226 – JiTT
Description: JiTT (Just-in-time teaching) is a pedagogical strategy that uses feedback between classroom activities and work that students do at home, in preparation for the classroom meeting. I will share the ways I've been using JiTT in my classes. Participants will get a chance to create their own JiTT exercises using Google forms. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.  
Limit: 25
Presented by: Shahida Dar
Host: Christine Miller

IT117 – The Mystery of Mentoring Unveiled - You Have the Power to Change Lives!
Description: You have the power to shape the future, to affect the next generation and prepare them to take the wheel.  During this workshop we will provide information and testimony from mentors, mentees, and parents regarding the irrefutable, life changing powers of mentoring.  You will learn how community based, one-on-one mentoring can change a student's life as well as provide a memorable, enriching experience for the mentor.  No lecture here, just an interactive exchange of information.  We will unveil the myths about mentoring and provide a way for you to mentor even if you only have 2 hours per month to spare.  We have fun activities and provide new experiences for all involved including community service opportunities, career exploration, athletic events, cultural events and much more.  
Limit: 25
Presented by: Linda Stewart, Rick Short, a Young Scholar Student, a mentor and a parent
Host: Brandon Shaw

IT216 – Getting Started in Genealogy
Description: Every person and every family has a story.  How much do you know about your ancestors?  By attending this workshop, you will learn a variety of ways to learn more about the lives of your ancestors.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Barbara Granato
Host: Deb Otis

IT224 – On The Move: Keep Your Retirement Account Working For You
Description:  Because your workplace retirement plan may represent a good portion of your retirement savings, it's smart to understand your options if you are considering a distribution.  Whether you are changing jobs, consolidating your savings within a new plan or IRA, or thinking about retiring, you should be aware of taxes and penalties that may be involved.  This seminar will walk you through the pros and cons of each distribution option and how to keep your account working for you. 
Limit: 25
Presented by: Stephen Donella, Jr. CFP and Courtenay Tresco
Host: Sabrina Fryman


3:00-4:15pm Concurrent Sessions

ACC116 – Katz on Dogs
Description:  The irony of having the last name of Katz while being a dog lover is not lost on me.  I have trained rescue dogs my entire life. The goal of this workshop is to help you maximize your dog’s and family’s well-being. You will get to know Scout, a very high-strung Australian Cattle Dog, Wags, a very friendly Pit Bull/sight hound mix, Winnie, a very energetic Australian Terrier, and Stella, our newest member of the pack who is a young very spirited Australian Cattle Dog. They will demonstrate for us after a brief classroom talk! I am also hoping you might feel more confident in rescuing a dog yourself after meeting the “pack” and learning how to help them heal. 
Limit: 25
Presented by: David Katz
Host: Christine Miller

Bonus Workshops
Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19

Thursday, May 18th

8:30am-3:30pm IT225  On Course Seminar
Description:    This workshop will focus on the pedagogies presented from Skip Downing’s text, On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life. The presenters will discuss specific learner-centered strategies they use in their classrooms that empower students to become active, responsible, and successful learners. While open to the college, this session is mandatory for NFI Years 3 and 4.  There will also be breakfast, lunch and an Ice Cream Social!  This session will run from 8:30am-3:30pm
Limit: 25
Presented by: David Katz, Christine Miller, Anna Radlowski, and Brandon Shaw
Host: Enrichment Team

9:00am-11:00am AB133  Digital Watercolor Landscapes
Description:  During this 2 hour session attendees will learn how to approach creating a basic digital watercolor landscape using their own photographs. It is recommended, but not required to bring a drawing tablet and stylus or iPad Pro with apple pencil.  
Limit: 25
Presented by: Jed Kimball
Host: Sabrina Fryman


Friday, May 19th

9:00-11:00am Concurrent Sessions

ACC116 – Team Building
Description:  Think team building is boring? It doesn’t have to be. Now is your chance to see why those that have participated in this unique team building experience are calling it fun, innovative, engaging, and entertaining. Still don’t believe team building can be exciting? Come see for yourself!   Don’t miss out because space is limited.
Limit: 16
Presented by: Paul Katchmar and Mary Jane Parry
Host: Liz Doherty

IT225 – Active Shooter Awareness Training
Description: Dave Amico, Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management has developed this presentation that will detail a variety of potential life-threatening scenarios and will provide us with learning exercises in practical emergency survival skills as well as the role of law enforcement notifications of emerging events, and definitions of such terms as “shelter in place.”    
Limit: 40
Presented by: David Amico, Executive Director for Public Safety
Host:  Gloria Karol

12:00-2:00 Concurrent Sessions

IT225 – Core Workshop on Diversity & Inclusiveness
Description:   The purpose of this workshop is to bring us together in a fun, relaxed and informal manner in order to reaffirm our collective commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here at MVCC.  We will share information to help us honor and live out our fundamental values as this community’s college, in relation to creating a welcoming, affirming and empowering culture for everyone who works here, studies here, or visits here. 

We know that none of us can do this alone, and that all of us are inherently connected to each other within this community.  Through this work, we aim to glean feedback on our proposed diversity plan from all of you in hopes of improving our efforts further. Our goal is to more closely align our day-to-day practices, processes and culture in a manner that encourages greater diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  

In addition, the content and activities of this two hour experience are intended to help us learn more about each other, and gain a greater appreciation for who each of us is, and what each of us does at the college every day.  By spending this meaningful time with colleagues we may not see every day, we hope to inspire new connections that can help us continue to co-create an increasingly positive and affirming community at MVCC that empowers us all to be our best selves. 
Limit: 40
Presented by: Melissa Barlett and Jean Leandre
Host: Liz Doherty

ACC116 – When To Die
Description: When to Die is a feature length documentary, (93-Minutes) that examines the legacy of the United States Civil War through the eyes of reenactors. The documentary is an in-depth look into the phenomenon of Civil War reenacting, and how it both reinforces and challenges larger cultural trends that are to this day defined by the aftermath of the Civil War.

Shot over the closing years of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (2013-2015), When to Die captures the civilian and Civil War journeys of four reenactors across the North and South of the United States. For many, the anniversary marks a high note to end their reenacting journey.

For others, it marks a fresh start. It was an emotionally charged and timely moment to film these very different American stories bound together by a deep love of history, shedding light on the country's unique passion for heritage. Civil War reenacting is as much about contemporary life as it is about resurrecting the lives of those from the 1860's.

When to Die is a springboard for conversation about the importance of history, how it informs contemporary society, and the current social challenges the United States faces - all while giving insight into what makes us human.
Limit: 40
Presented by: Dave Yahnke and Tom Zenon
Host: Sabrina Fryman

IT216 – NFI Mentorship & Teaching Squares Round Up
Description: This session is for Year 2 and 4 NFI members to gather and share your thoughts, experiences, and reflections on the mentoring process from the semester. Tell us where you met, what you talked about, and how we might strengthen the mentoring process for future cohorts.  Participants will also present on their Teaching Square experiences from the Spring 2017 semester.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Christine Miller & Anna Radlowski
Host: Enrichment Team

JANUARY INSTITUTE 2017
Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday January 11, 2017

8:30-9:00 am IT Lobby
Breakfast Refreshments & Music

9:00-10:00 am Concurrent Session

IT 116 – Using Adobe Acrobat to Create Online Rubrics

This session will give step-by-step instructions on how to create a rubric using Adobe Acrobat software and its fillable form option. Limit: 25
Presented by: Sam Lilly

IT 117 – Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Low-Fat–What’s It All Mean and Should I Care?

Every time you turn around, there's a new diet you should follow, a new study about a new food, and a new way to stay healthy. Check this session out for a run-down of common diets pros and cons, current research in good/bad foods, and basic information about how to make easy changes toward healthier eating. Bring your questions, if we don't know, we'll look them up right there! Brought to you by the Wellness Council.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Melissa Barlett and Luciann Gould

IT 119 – Work/Life Balance

A significant problem for some faculty members is balancing work and family/life obligations. This session will feature some ideas on how to manage work and other responsibilities, and how to be productive at work and lead a balanced personal life. This session is based on lessons learned from AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) summer meeting held in July 2016.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Shahida Dar

IT 216 - What Stands Between Us? The Issue of Race in America and Our Community

This is a discussion that will allow us to take deeper dive into the issues of race in America and more importantly, in our community.  The purpose of this institute is to raise our awareness about the impact racism has in our lives - whether we realize it or not.  The presenter will create an atmosphere that will allow all participants to express their experiences, concerns, questions and solutions for a healthier workplace, neighborhoods and community. This workshop will afford the participants to have an authentic conversation, one that will be enriching and insightful.  The facilitator will encourage questions around the issue of race that often people don't want to ask in general settings.  One of the primary purposes of this institute is to heighten our awareness as to how present institutional racism is even when we may not notice it. Please join us for what is sure to be a thought provoking session.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Patrick Johnson

IT 224 - From Green Beans to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

This session will discuss the following: coffee growing regions and styles of coffee, green coffee beans and where to find them, how to roast your own coffee using a common household appliance, how to store and grind your freshly roasted coffee, and brewing a perfect cup using a variety of methods.   Limit: 25
Presented by: Joe Woodrow

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Session

IT 116 - Sushi 101

I sometimes hear people say "I don't eat sushi because I don't like raw fish."  If you think sushi is just raw fish, think again. Attend this class to learn about the history of sushi, the different types of sushi, how to roll sushi, and the etiquette of eating Japanese food.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Aiko Kane

IT 117 - Building Mental Health Literacy

The mental health epidemic continues to impact students and professionals within the academia world.  The stigma of mental health within the classroom is due in part to the lack of knowledge about proper identification and how it impacts systems, classroom retention and successful completion.  This workshop aims to ignite a necessary conversation and provide tools to appropriately honor mental wellness within the classroom.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Grace Ashline and Deborah Faust, NYS Director of Mental Health Association

IT 119 - Creating Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships are vital to higher education. The new strategic plan at the college strives to support the MVCC community and our community at large.  The partnerships that have been created in the area of emergency preparedness at the college have been vibrant and continue to grow.  This presentation will review those partnerships and how they have evolved over the years and the tools needed to grow your own partnerships that promote awareness of what each partner has to contribute while encouraging academic success and personal growth for our students.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Marianne Buttenschon, Sheriff Rob Maciol, and Chief Russel Brooks

IT 216 - SUNY Student Opinion Survey Results

This session will examine the results of the SUNY Student Opinion Survey that was administered in spring 2016.  The survey items provide students' views of their experiences while attending MVCC.  Trends and comparative means will be presented with opportunity for participants to make suggestions for improving the institution.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Norayne Rosero and Alex Haines-Stephan

IT 224 - Fitting Reading Skills Into Your Course

Are your students doing the reading? If they do, do they really understand it? Do they demonstrate a deep understanding of their course materials? If the answer is no (or even maybe!), come discuss techniques and strategies for integrating literacy skills into your content-heavy course. Based on the online course "Introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship Framework for Community College STEM Faculty," we will explore metacognition, reading strategies, and how to get students to buy into the importance of literacy. This workshop will be an interactive discussion with the primary goal of providing specific, workable solutions to the reading problems that plague our students-- without taking too much time from your content. Limit: 25
Presented by: Amanda Miller

11:30am-12:30 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Concurrent Session

IT 116 - Stop! Grammar Time!

This workshop is designed to show practical methods of teaching grammar to students in an informative, yet exciting, way. Grammar is generally not fun for either instructor or student, but it doesn't have to be that way.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Josef McManus

IT 117 Payroll Authorization Training

At this training we will present and discuss the process for creating, submitting and approving payroll authorizations. All MVCC employees who create or sign payroll authorizations are encouraged to attend.  We will also review the rates of pay for different positions at the College.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Hope Ostrander and Luciana Flynt

IT 119 - The Times They Are a Changin’: The Poetry of Bob Dylan

In 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." What is poetry and how do we define it? Is Dylan truly a poet? This interactive and interdisciplinary presentation will compare Dylan's most famous lyrics to works of Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, T.S.Eliot, and Allen Ginsberg in attempt to place him within the poetic canon.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Rialda Shulman

IT 216 - Preparing for the CWCC Submission Process

Learn how to prepare a proposal for submission through the CWCC process including navigating the new electronic process.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Aaron Fried

IT 224 - Helping Students Read: What Works For Others Could Work For You

Instructors who have used reading strategies in their content-focused classes will discuss their experience, and some how-to’s of how to implement reading strategies in your classroom.  This workshop will be presented by members of the ATD Reading Team.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Rosemary Mink, Gina St. Croix, and others

1:45-2:45 pm Concurrent Session

IT 116 - Anticipate Your Social Security and Your Retirement

There are many changing variables in today’s retirement—longevity, incomes, risks, lifestyles. Well, how Social Security is being used is also changing. Social Security was originally created to keep retirees out of poverty, and for decades it has helped do just that. Since its institution, the vast majority of Americans in retirement have relied on Social Security as their main, if not only, source of retirement income. Today, however, more and more people expect to subsidize Social Security with additional income sources.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Mark Nadella

IT 117 - The Value of Providing an Education for Inmates in Prison

The purpose of this workshop will be to illustrate to instructors at MVCC the value of providing college classes for individuals currently in state prison facilities.  Research shows that inmates who receive higher education classes while incarcerated, are far more likely to be of value to their employers, families and the community that they reside in once released.  MVCC is currently educating inmates at Mohawk Correctional Facility and will be extending the same educational opportunity at Marcy Correctional Facility.  This workshop will provide instructors with information regarding the experience of educating students within a correctional facility, the clearance process for becoming an instructor and the overall impact they can have on the lives of the students and their families.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Patrick Johnson, Morris Pearson, Brittany Dielemans, Linda Tettamant, Jim Lynch, Ted Fauss (DOCCS)

IT 119 - Guatemalan Rebuilding Through Hands Helping Up

Slide and narrative description of a personal trip with an NGO organization to help people in this poorest Central American country to achieve heath, agricultural and economic sustainability.  The presentation includes a description of personal experience during a recent trip to Guatemala. Slides celebrate the scenery, art and beauty of the Guatemalan people.  The presentation outlines the NGO's assistance to orphans, residents of the ghetto, Guatemalan City dump, and men's and woman's prisons; educational, business, agricultural, and health related initiatives to promote sustainability of the Guatemalan people.
Limit: 25
Presented by: Karen Capone

IT 216 - Google Drive: Beyond the Basics – Add-ons

Learn how to use add-ons to enhance learning within Google drive.  Add-ons are applications developed to enhance the basic Google drive apps like docs, sheets, and slides. This session will demonstrate how to find and install add-ons for bibliographies, video creation, mind mapping, and document formatting (make GoogleDocs work just like Microsoft!).   Limit: 25
Presented by: Karen Getman and Melissa Barlett

IT 224 - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – What Is It Anyways?

This workshop will be exploring what is Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and how instructors can implement practical strategies and techniques to reduce learning barriers so as many students as possible can meet academic expectations. Attendees will learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL, and technology tools that support a flexible, inclusive learning environment.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Tamara Mariotti, Jocelyn Ireland, Deb Otis, Jim Roberts, and Brandon Shaw

3:00-4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 224 - NFI Mentorship

In this session we will bring together the 4th year and 2nd year NFI members to kick off the mentoring process for Spring 2017. This will be a chance for the two NFI cohorts to get to know one another and engage in a discussion of what a productive mentoring relationship “looks like”. Mentors will be paired with their mentees with some “breaking the ice” activities. This session is mandatory for NFI members in year 2 and 4.  Limit: 25
Presented by: Christine Miller and Anna Radlowski

BONUS SESSIONS
Thursday, January 12, 2016

1:00-2:00pm  IT 226    Teaching With the PY101 Toolkit

The PY101 Toolkit team will present the contents of the toolkit.  Participants will have an opportunity to explore the toolkit to determine possible incorporation into their class.  Exploration of additional material and tools will be discussed for possible inclusion into the toolkits.   Limit: 20
Presented by: Maria Ramos, Hilmar von Strunck, and Nivia Cavic

1:00-2:00pm   IT 227   Using Online Toolkits in the Composition Classroom

This interactive workshop offers an engaging introduction to the English 101 online toolkit designed as part of the Pathways to Graduation Project.  Topics include “high-impact,” active-learning strategies associated with the toolkit, navigating the toolkit, and strategies for classroom implementation.   Limit: 20
Presented by: Jim Roberts and Mike Faitell

1:00-2:00pm  AB 133   Teaching with the MA110 Toolkit

The PGP MA110 Toolkit team will give a tour of the materials they created and tested over the past year.  The toolkit is housed on Blackboard, and participants will be given the opportunity to play around with the materials and determine whether they want to incorporate aspects of the toolkit into their MA110 classes, and if so, how.  Limit: 20
Presented by: Anna Radlowski, John Swistak, and Gary Kulis

1:00-3:00pm  JC 139 (Fitness Center)    Fitness Center Certification

This two hour Instruction and participation in fitness center usage includes:  use of equipment, training routines, and physiological explanations as to why improvements occur in aerobic capacity, strength, and flexibility.  Participants will briefly use equipment and exercise during the class.  Attending entire two hour session grants faculty free future open hour usage of the center (the class parallels current PE 154 information). All attendees will need to be dressed in workout clothing. Limit: 10
Presented by: Bob Gould

AUGUST INSTITUTE 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016

8:30-9:00 am IT Lobby
Breakfast Refreshments & Music

9:00-10:00 am Concurrent Session

IT 147 – Net Neutrality and Some Technology Tips at MVCC

Net neutrality is a regulation created over ten years ago to prohibit ISPs from increasing Internet rates.  Over the years since ISPs have challenged the rule.  The session will identify the rule and the implications if net neutrality goes away. The second part will be some tips in using Microsoft Office, MVCC's web site, and the other programs on campus desktops. The session will continue to support the college's Achieving the Dream initiative.    Limit: 20
Presented by: Robert Huyck

IT 116 – Space Elevator: Next Step Towards Space Exploration

Description: The Space Elevator is the next step towards space exploration. Instead of using rockets to put payloads into space at a cost of $15,000/lb, the space elevator can put a payload into space via a 100,000km nanotube cable for $20/lb. This presentation provides an overview of the space elevator concept.  Limit: 40
Presented by: Dr. Paul W. Phister

IT 117 – Heroin: The Addicted Person, Family, and Community Concerns, Available Treatment

Description: Cassandra will speak about heroin use in our area, what families and communities need to know about this widespread addiction, and the availability of treatment here in the Utica area. Cassandra will bring along one of her associates with her who is fully knowledgeable of the heroin addicted community and associated concerns. Limit: 40
Presented by: Cassandra Sheets, Executive Director for Family Life and Recovery

IT 119 – MVCC’s OER Grant

Description: MVCC has been awarded an Open Educational Resource (OER) Grant, through ATD, along with four other community colleges (Monroe, Tompkins Cortland, Herkimer, and Clinton) in NY.  The grant application required that we designate program(s) to be implemented as OER degrees.  MVCC chose our CJ and Policing programs to be part of the grant. Come to this session to learn more about this grant and how you can be part of it! Limit: 40
Presented by: Norma Chrisman

IT 225 – Building Collaborative Empowered Groups

Description: The ability to create and lead high functioning harmonious work groups and teams that operate at their full potential is critical to the success of any human organization.  The key to unlocking the powerful potential and synergy that lies embedded in the deep human need to belong is the essence of this workshop.  The goal is a meaningful interactive experience that gives you real tools for both your personal and professional life.  We will have lots of fun while we use experiential learning activities to bring to life the principles of motivational leadership which helps to develop highly engaged self-directed teams in the class room, board room or locker room!  Limit: 40
Presented by: David Katz

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Session

IT 116 – How To Run Your Fastest Boilermaker Ever

Description: Surviving a Boilermaker is one thing, getting across the finish line in your best time ever is another. Learn how to maximize your training for optimal results. This presentation is not just for speedsters or youngsters, but for anyone who wants to get faster. The time to start is now. The presenter is a former president of the Utica Roadrunners and accomplished masters distance runner having won both age group and master’s division awards at the Boilermaker, and achieved All-American recognition from National Masters News. His master’s personal best Boilermaker 15k is 53:46 at age 48. Limit: 40
Presented by: Jim Fiore

IT 117 – The Practice Of Mindfulness As We Prepare In Emergency Situations

Description: Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present time which can be developed through the practice of meditation. If we can remain in the present, life isn’t so harsh.    Most of our stress comes from the thinking of the past or future.  If we can remain in the present life isn’t so harsh.  Most recently we have  seen various  terrorist attacks have shattered our quotidian lives: the anthrax threats that occurred shortly after 9/11 in the alter part of 2001, and more recently, the Boston Marathon bombing; the Paris terrorist attacks; followed close behind by the San Bernardino, CA, shootings. We now live in a world where the terrorist organizations of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, and Boko Haram, to name a few, dominate our headlines. Our troubled world has made critical the need for us to be prepared for emergency situations.  The concern is when being prepared becomes overwhelming and we are stunned by the past and what could be in the future.  This results in us not being able to focus on how to adequately prepare for future emergency situations.   Limit: 40
Presented by: – Diana T. Durso, LCSW-R & Marianne Buttenschon, Ed.D.

IT 119 – African American Vernacular English (AAVE): An American Dialect

Description: This presentation discusses the importance of addressing the issue of American dialects in higher education. The reality is that some American dialects are 'closer' to Standard English than others. Those who speak dialects categorically different from Standard English face a challenge of recognizing the differences and knowing when to use Standard English. Speakers of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) and other dialects might need assistance in learning how to use Standard English.  Parts of the presentation are highly interactive. Participants should leave having a broader understanding of dialects (including their own), and how to handle these differences in the classroom. Limit: 40
Presented by: Todd Marshall

AB 133 – Creating A Digital Watercolor

Description: Come and see how the powerful tools in Photoshop can create a look like traditional watercolor. Attendees should bring either a still life or portrait image. Limit: 20
Presented by: Jedediah Kimball

IT 216 – How To Be A Trans Ally

Description: In this extremely relevant session, Elliott Sharrow (Q2 Assistant at ACR Health and MVCC Alum), will discuss the importance of serving transgender students and community members. We will review basic terminology, misconceptions, and the difficult yet all too common obstacles faced by trans students in a community college setting. Gender inclusive bathrooms and locker rooms will be discussed. You will come away from this workshop armed with simple tools to make you a better ally to our students, thus creating a more safe, open, and welcoming environment at MVCC.  Limit: 40
Presented by: Elliot Sharrow, ACR Health/The Q Center & Carolyn DeJohn

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch Break
Afternoon Boxed Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Concurrent Session

IT 116 – Payroll Authorization And Pay Rate Trainings

Description: At this training we will go over the new process for creating, submitting and approving payroll authorizations. All MVCC employees who create or sign payroll authorizations should attend. Also at this training we will review the rates of pay for different positions at the College, including the new rates for adjuncts and part-time employees as implemented by the APA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).   Limit: 40
Presented by: Hope Ostrander & Luciana Flynt

IT 117 – Tech Tools With The New Instructional Design Librarian

Description: Come meet the new Instructional Design Librarian, Jocelyn Ireland, as she describes some of her favorite technology tools to promote active learning in the classroom.
Limit: 40
Presented by: Jocelyn Ireland

IT 119 – What Stands Between Us

Description: This session will explore the issue of race relations in America and our local community. The presenter will create an atmosphere that allows the participants to share their views, concerns, perspectives, questions and solutions.  America is currently in a state where it is being asked to review and take a closer look at the relationship between Law Enforcement and the communities they serve - particularly Black communities.  As important as that is, let's also examine what it means to be Black in America, what it means to be White, Latino, Asian and any other racial identity in this country.  Let's do it for the purpose of getting an honest look and assessment of what stands between us and what needs to occur for a better appreciation for one another.   Limit: 40
Presented by: Patrick Johnson

IT 147 – Content Management For Web Uploaders

Description: In this lecture we will review the basics of the Web content management system, the content creation, the maintenance, web accessibility as well as the introduction of SiteImprove, which will help you track the broken links and misspellings in your managing section. We will share the best practices for managing web content. It’s recommended for those web uploaders who did not attend the previous sessions at the previous Institutes to participate. Bring questions to sessions and share your practices with the group!  Limit: 20
Presented by: Chrono Ho

IT 216 – Preparing Children For Natural Disasters And Active Shooters

Description: Active shooter and Natural Disaster preparedness is often taught limitedly.  Children under 5 are often neglected in this instruction.  Older children often do not know what to do if they are outside of school.  This workshop will recommend how to effectively teach/assist children to react during natural disasters and active shooter. It also covers how to ensure your home and vehicle are adequately equipped.  As well as things to look for in your child's daycare, preschool, and school to ensure proper preparedness and safety. I would welcome children older than 5 to attend with their parents.   Limit: 40
Presented by: Ashleigh Coker

1:45-2:45 pm Concurrent Session

IT 147 – Google Apps: Level 2

Description: Did you attend our previous session on GoogleDrive and other apps or have you messed around a little bit with Google, but haven't yet implemented it? Well, come on over to this completely interactive session in which we get our hands dirty playing with all Google has to offer. You will need to already have a known Google (or Gmail) account prior to coming to this session, and be sure you remember how to sign into it.  Limit: 20
Presented by: Melissa Barlett & Karen Getman

IT 116 – So You Want To Be A Club Advisor


Description: Are you interested in expanding the students' learning beyond the classroom?  If so, this workshop is for you.  Come join us as we explain the opportunities and benefits that are available to you by becoming a club advisor. Limit: 40
Presented by: Jean Leandre, Sandy Cummings, & De’Anna Hopkinson

IT 117 – Teaching Squares

Description: Teaching Squares provide an opportunity for faculty from different disciplines to collaborate through non-evaluative classroom observations and shared reflections.  While this program is intended primarily for those entering their second year of NFI, all who are interested are welcome to join in.  This program is less extensive and more flexible than the first year of NFI, and strives to enhance teaching and build community. At this session, participants will be introduced to the Teaching Squares program and form their first teaching square.  In order to facilitate planning for the semester, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and their fall schedule to this session. All members of NFI Year 2 are expected to attend.   Limit: 40
Presented by: Anna Radlowski & Brandon Shaw

IT 119 – The Art And Practice Of Using Henna


Description: The practice of using henna has been around for centuries and is a safe and temporary way of expressing yourself through body art.  In this presentation, I will give a brief history of using henna, a few tips on getting started on your own and a henna tattoo to anyone who attends.   Limit: 15
Presented by: Katie Voce

BONUS SESSIONS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

10:00am-3:00pm  ACC 116    Fish Trying To See Water: Understanding Gender
(10:00-12:00, lunch break, 1:00-3:00)

This will be a four hour activity-based workshop that will explore how gender shapes experience looking at the gender binary, breaking down the gender binary, and discussing what all of this means to us as teachers and college employees and how we can use these understandings to create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for our students. Come prepared to think, talk, laugh, learn, and have fun! Lunch will be provided.  Limit: 40
Presented by: Erin Severs & Melissa Barlett

1:00-3:00pm  IT 147  Starfish Kickoff


Description: This is our kickoff meeting and training for faculty and staff associated with the first cohort of the Title III Program. Learn how to access and work within our Starfish Retention software. All are welcome to attend; the members of the cohort support team are strongly encouraged to attend. Limit: 20
Presented by: Jim Lynch & Norma Chrisman


1:00-3:00pm  IT 224  ATD Reading Strategies Toolbox

Description: Following up on the May Institute presentation of the ATD Reading Initiative toolkit, this session will introduce an extended toolbox. The toolbox is built to provide faculty with easily-implemented strategies for improving student reading efficacy.  Presenters will discuss areas of focus for the toolbox, and attendees will have the opportunity to practice student exercises.  Limit: 40
Presented by: Justin Johnson, Rachel Golden, Gina St. Croix, & Brandon Shaw

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

8:30-9:00 am

IT Lobby Breakfast Refreshments and Music!
Stop by the information table by the IT Box Office to complete a raffle ticket to enter to win one of three $50 gift certificates for the MVCC Follett Bookstore.  Winners will be drawn at the Casual Lunch today, Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00pm in the IT Lobby. Winners must be present to win!

9:00-10:00 am

IT Theatre     Plenary Presentation: Preparing Students for Their Future
Today’s students need to be prepared for their future. Fueled by technology, our students face a society in general, and workplace in particular, that will deeply impact what they need to know, do, and be like. Dr. Daggett will describe a series of emerging trends that the college will need to understand and respond to if we are to successfully prepare students for their future.
Presented by Dr. Bill Daggett

*NOTE: Unless otherwise stated below workshop enrollment is capped at 25

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Sessions

ACC 116    Plenary Follow-up: Planning for Instruction in 2020
Dr. Daggett will discuss what skills and knowledge our students will need in the immediate years ahead and how the college will need to adjust both what is taught and how instruction will need to be organized and delivered.
Presented by Dr. Bill Daggett

IT 116     Applying for Promotion in Academic Rank - Answers and Questions

Members of the Faculty Promotion Committee will discuss the promotion process for MVCC faculty and explain the role the committee plays.  We’ll talk about what to include in your application and mention the strategies that work when creating your promotion packet.  Presented by Ron Labuz

IT 224     Introduction to Fine Scale Modeling

Learn how to build and paint fine scale models.  All scales including figures, automobile, air and ground military hardware, real space and science fiction fantasy will be discussed.
Presented by David Yahnke

IT 117     Making the Most of Your Social Security

This will be an in-depth workshop for participants from 50-70 to provide information about retirement income strategies, with a major focus on social security and the importance of pre-planning prior to receiving benefits.  Also included are social security claiming strategies, “file and suspend”, the “do over” and “start, stop, and restart” strategies.
Presented by Jason Malmendier, John Kahlil

11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 147     Creating ADA Compliant PDF Forms

Learn how easy it is to create a PDF form that is ADA compliant!  Tamara and I will show you how you can quickly create a form that is compliant and will allow you to obtain the information you need to capture.  Cap: 20
Presented by Tamara Mariotti, Norma Chrisman

IT 117     ArtFarm: A Faculty, Staff and Student Art Collaboration

ArtFarm is a collegial event where faculty, staff and students work together to create a group of art works.  Our theme this year is Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repair using gold to join broken fragments of pottery thus making the repair more precious than the original.
Presented by Christi Harrington, Rialda Shulman

JC 115     Baby Got (a Healthy) Back!

Do you have aches and pains in your back? Are you tired of having back pain when you get up in the morning? This workshop will give you a brief overview of back issues and their causes.  We will also go through some stretching and strengthening routines designed to help you have less back pain.
Presented by Jen Krohn, Andrea Roberts

IT 224     The Art and Practice of Using Henna

The practice of using henna has been around for centuries and is a safe and temporary way of expressing yourself through body art.  In this presentation, I will give a brief history of using henna, a few tips on getting started on your own and a henna tattoo to anyone who attends.   Cap 15
Presented by Katie Voce

IT 119     Creating a Positive and Respectful Classroom Environment

Ever have students who are disrespectful, have side conversations in class, “pack up” near the end of class, and seem generally disconnected or unmotivated?  Join this session and learn tips for creating a cooperative and fun classroom learning experience.
Presented by Kathleen Capone
      
11:00-1:00pm

IT 225     MVCC Employee Benefits Fair

Human Resources welcomes you to meet benefit providers, campus and local vendors promoting exclusive services. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY!
Giveaways
Resources
Wellness Services
Financial Information
Demonstrations
Door Prizes

IT Second Level, Level Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery
Employee’s Showcase Opening

Display of art work & crafts from MVCC employees. The art will be displayed for two weeks in the Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the IT building.  Finger foods and drinks will be served during the opening, check it out!

12:30-1:15pm

IT Lobby Casual Lunch

Winners of the three $50 MVCC Bookstore Gift Certificates will be announced at 1pm – Must be present to win! Winners will be drawn from the raffle tickets completed during Tuesday’s Summer Institute morning program beginning with Breakfast.

1:15-2:15 pm Concurrent Session

IT 116     Black, White or Other-Checking the Box

This session will strive to outline the way the world has changed since the 20th century as it involves race and the embracing of diversity.  It will also show how hate has morphed into other areas.
Presented by Josef McManus

IT 224     Solving the Cube-Without Removing the Stickers

Have you ever wished that you could solve the Rubik’s Cube?  Did you ever remove the stickers or take the cube apart to get it back to a solved state?  By the time you leave this workshop you will have learned the tools necessary to solve the cube in as little as a minute without cheating.
Presented by Sean Davis

IT 117     Applied Learning

This session will inform faculty and staff about the experiential learning application process and funding opportunities through Student Activities.
Presented by Sandy Cummings, Jean Leandre

IT 216     iPad User’s Club: Tips and Tricks

Participants will learn about many iPad apps that can be used in higher education.  Participants will also talk about ways of getting ebooks on iPads and other mobile devices.
Presented by Shahida Dar, Krista Hartman

2:30-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

ACC 116     Katz on Dogs

The goal of this workshop is to help you maximize your dog’s and family’s well-being.  After a brief classroom talk, I will have Scout, a very high-strung Australian cattle dog, Wags, a very friendly Pit Bull/sight hound mix, and Winnie, a very energetic Australian terrier demonstrate for us.  Hopefully, you will feel more comfortable rescuing a dog after meeting the “pack.”
Presented by David Katz

IT 116     Cupcakes 101

Learn basic techniques of cupcake decorating.  This hands-on workshop will not only provide you the opportunity to decorate, but will also give you ideas for your next gathering. Warning: you may be asked to bake for your next family party!
Presented by Katie Ouderkirk

IT 117     Mindfulness in the Classroom

Our students, and some of us, live in a world of “disconnected connectedness”.  Mindfulness seems to be all the rage now, but some of us have been practicing it for a long time.  Join us in this interactive workshop as we share techniques we have used in our classes to reduce stress and increase learning (both instructor and student).  Bring your questions about how you might incorporate mindfulness in your classes.
Presented by Bill Hysell, Dave Nackley, Lew Kahler, Shahida Dar

IT 224     A Cultural Tourist: Exploring the History of Tulsa Oklahoma’s Greenwood District

My goal for every vacation is to learn something new.  The Texas Commission on the Arts has defined cultural tourism as “travel directed toward experiencing the traditional and contemporary culture, arts, and special character of a place.”  My visit to the Greenwood Cultural Center in downtown Tulsa introduced me to “Black Wall Street”, an area in the African-American community where business were flourishing in the early 1900s.   Join me for an introduction to the Greenwood District (prior to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot).
Presented by Colleen Kehoe-Robinson

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

8:30-9:00 am

IT Lobby     Breakfast refreshments and music

9:00-10:00am Concurrent Sessions

AB 217     Let the Bones Speak

An exploration of the field of Forensic Anthropology.  Learn to identify the bones of the human skeleton and what they have to say about gender (male/female), age, and ancestry.    Cap: 20
Presented by Diana Ayers-Darling, Don Kelly

IT 116     Coaching Strategies Applied to Classroom Instruction

Introduction to applying coaching strategies in the classroom to maximize student learning.
Presented by Jim Vitale

IT 149 and IT 150     Creating Closed Captions for Video

The purpose of the workshop is to aid professors with aligning their instructional videos to meet MVCC’s Video Compliance policy and to expand video podcasts captioning opportunities.  The workshop will give attendees the option of creating closed captions for videos they are using or want to use in their classes, or allow professors the opportunity to create short Intro Podcasts for their Blackboard classes and then create the closed captioning text necessary to be ADA compliant.
Presented by Stacey McCall, Tamara Mariotti

JC 115     Yoga-All levels- Vinyasa flow

Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga where poses are seamlessly woven together with an emphasis on linking breath to movement.  In a Vinyasa Flow class there is a great sense of fluidity and opening.  Practitioners of all levels will discover the power of moving with intention and grace.
Presented by Sara Miller

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Sessions

IT 116     Internal (MVCC) Facility Request Process

How to reserve that room?  Why are they asking so many questions?  Where does this form go when completed?  Whys is this only a request and not a confirmation when I hit submit?  Why can’t I just call someone and tell what room I need?  What is the difference between an internal and external request?
Presented by Michael McHarris

IT 117     Helping New Students Thrive

Each year we welcome almost 2,000 new students to MVCC. We are all familiar with the many challenges that impact our students’ abilities to be successful.  Rather than just thinking about helping them survive, let’s think about how we can help them thrive!  Join us for a discussion of what each office, staff member and faculty member can do to support the transition of our new students.  We’ll discuss national research, what we’re already doing and what the future may hold for FYE and retention efforts at MVCC.
Presented by Liz Doherty

AB 245     Where Music, Math and Physics Meet

There are good reasons why musical instruments look the way they do.  It’s not just aesthetics.  Discover the physics and math behind the design of a popular instrument.  Brought to you by the Science and Arts Committee.
Presented by Jim Fiore

IT 119     The Unintended Consequences of Privilege: Creating True Equality in Micro-Steps

Issues of bias and injustice in areas such as race, gender, and sexual orientation are major problems facing our society today.  MVCC endeavors to be an inclusive institution, but many times when we, the faculty and staff, come from places of privilege we can unintentionally put students in poor positions and even create micro-injustices when we want to create equity.  Learn more about how to recognize the consequences of privilege and take easy steps to make your part of campus a more open and inclusive environment.
Presented by Melissa Barlett, Patrick Johnson, Erin Severs, Mike Henningsen

IT 216     PGP Retention Software-Starfish

Come learn about the retention initiative from out title III grant using Starfish.   See the timeline for implementation and the value it can add for students, faculty and staff.
Presented by Jim Lynch, Starfish representative

11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 116     Strengths-Based Leadership

Whether taking charge on a work project, leading a group working toward a cause you care about, or taking charge at home, we all find ourselves leading at some time in our life.  Join us to learn about what makes an effective leader and how to use your unique talents and strengths to define your personal leadership style and accomplish your goals.
Presented by Liz Doherty

IT 117     From Royalties to Dividends: An OER Journey

In 1991, a textbook was published through a traditional print publisher.  Follow the journey as it went through subsequent editions and eventually winds up as a free OER (open Educational Resource) text.  Why might you consider this rout and what does it offer your students and discipline?  There will be a discussion of the process and open resource tools along with Q&A.
Presented by Jim Fiore

IT 119     Google Forms and Other Awesome Tools

Did you know that Google has a way to collect quick and easy survey data and put it right into a spreadsheet?  It’s called Google Forms and can be used for classrooms, committees, or other projects.  The best part is it’s free and easy.  We’ll show you some great uses for Google Forms and, if time allows, some other great Google products.
Presented by Melissa Barlett, Karen Getman

IT 147     Online Carnegie Calculator

One of the major initiatives to complete for our Middle States accreditation is to show the calculations of the credit hours for our online classes.  This workshop will explain and help online and hybrid instructors navigate and complete the required Structured Instructional Activity worksheet.  Cap: 20
Presented by Jim Lynch, Norma Chrisman, Deb Otis, Kat Linaker

IT 216     How to Prepare Your Promotion Packet for Non-teaching Professionals

Get tips on how to prepare your promotion packet along with a description of the process and due dates for 2016-17.   Cap: 30
Presented by Barbara Wilson, Nancy Wallace, Theresa Paladino

12:30-1:30pm

ACC Commons     Summer Institute Recognition Luncheon

BONUS WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY, MAY 19 and FRIDAY MAY 20

Thursday, May 19, 2016 Bonus Workshops

10:00-11:00 am   IT 117     ATD Reading Data Update

Results from the Spring 2016 faculty and student reading surveys will be presented, as will updates to information from the Reading Initiative portion of the January Data Summit.
Presented by Rosemary Mink, Liz Doherty

11:00-12:00 pm   IT 117     ATD Reading Toolkit Strategies

This session will focus on three specific strategies to help bolster and improve reading comprehension in the classroom. These techniques are quick to adopt and adapt, are easy to use, and can be used in any curriculum. The session will be interactive and allow the participants to walk away with practice utilizing all three strategies.
Presented by Gina St. Croix, Rachel Golden, Justin Johnson

10:00-3:00pm    IT 116     LGBTQ Safe Space Training 
(10:00-12:00, lunch break, 1:00-3:00)

Safe Space training is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about the LGBTQ community and/or for those who wish to be identified as an ally for the LGBTQ community at MVCC. This 4 hour workshop is interactive and will frame the role of LGBTQ allies on and beyond campus by introducing resources and providing the tools needed to create a fully inclusive community.
Presented by Liz Doherty, Melissa Barlett

Friday May 20, 2016 Bonus Workshops

9:00-11:00 am    IT 116     Active Shooter Awareness Training

Dave Amico, Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management has developed this presentation that will detail a variety of potential life-threatening scenarios and will provide us with learning exercises in practical emergency survival skills as well as the role of law enforcement notifications of emerging events, and definitions of such terms as “shelter in place.”  Cap: 40
Presented by David Amico

JANUARY INSTITUTE 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

IT LOBBY
8:30-9:00 – morning refreshments and music

9:00-10:00 SESSION 1

1. An Investigation Into the Human Body- Eileen Bush, Don Kelly, Aaron Fried, Shannon Crocker - AB 213 
Imagine a time before the creation of both sophisticated written and technological references.  During such times early anatomists utilized keen observation skills to explore and investigate anatomical structures. MVCC students utilize human cadavers to gain knowledge in human anatomy.  The college community is invited to learn about the anatomical gift program and its contribution to this guided inquiry based approach to learning.  WARNING: BODY CAVITIES AND INTERNAL ORGANS WILL BE FULLY EXPOSED FOR VIEWING. Limit: 12 participants.

2.  Civil War Reenacting- IT 216    - Dave Yahnke
This presentation will cover Dave’s experience as a re-enactor.  There will be a power point presentation titled History, Halloween, and Playing War: A Re-enactor’s Story. There will also be a display of Civil War artifacts and the type of equipment used.  An explanation of adopting a “persona” will also be discussed.

3. Creating a Positive and Respectful Classroom Environment – Kathleen Capone-IT 116
Do you ever have students who are disrespectful, disruptive, argumentative, arrive late, leave early, have side conversations, interrupt, or cheat?  Learn simple techniques to promote a positive and cohesive classroom learning community.

4. Crossroad to Life’s Choices- Morris Pearson-IT 117
This presentation will address the fact that in life we all encounter incidents, situations, and opportunities that require us to process information for the best outcome.  We often process the situation based on past experiences, habits, beliefs, peer pressure and other subtle and not so subtle influences.  This class will help us to become more conscious in making better choices and also help our students to do the same.

5. News from the Bookstore- Ron Labuz, Jerry Pecorello, Nick Tutino - IT 119
With the bookstore now being run by Follett, some things have changed.  In this session, you’ll learn about bookstore policies and how to communicate with publisher’s reps and the bookstore.  We’ll discuss plans for the future, ways to save your students money at the bookstore, and the new technologies that are impacting the textbook market.  Everyone’s ideas are welcome!


10:10-11:10 SESSION 2

1. Organized Crime in Utica -  Robert Huyck, Andrew Glidden-IT 116
Racketeering!  Why was Utica called “sin city”?  Do you know that many major crimes were committed only blocks from the Utica campus?  Who was behind the racketeering crimes from the 1930’s to the 1970’s? Learn about Utica’s seedy past and how articles in today’s newspaper don’t fully identify the activity of the past.

2. Cybersecurity Safety- Jake Mihevc, Tom Mihevc, Jason Yager-IT 117
This workshop will discuss the current state of cybersecurity on an international, national, institutional, and personal level.  The workshop will demonstrate techniques and best practices for keeping professional and personal data safe from malicious hackers.

3.  I am I decide- Nivia Cavic-IT 119
This workshop presents the “iam I decide” perspective on decision making as the key to personal power.  Through an existential and positive psychology lens, we will explore the relationship between though and behavior; between being and doing, and seek to understand how individual needs impact internal dialogue, and how that dialogue precedes and influences behavior throughout the lifespan.

4. Content Management Update for Web Uploaders- Chrono Ho-IT 216
In this presentation we will introduce the new features of the Web Content Management System and review the basic operations, content creation, maintenance, web accessibility as well as the introduction of SiteImprove which will help you track broken links and misspelling in managing your section.  Attendance is strongly encouraged for those uploaders who have not attended previous sessions.

11:20-12:20 SESSION 3

1. Captioning and subtitles: Training to Support MVCC’s Video Compliance – Tamara Mariotti, Stacey McCall, Jim Lynch-IT 116
Whether using YouTube videos, purchasing a DVD, or working with “On-Demand Videos”, MVCC is committed to captioning all videos, or using only movies with captioning.  Learn the supports provided on-campus and easy instructions to caption your own videos.  MVCC resources and “how to” directions will be provided and information about a current related innovation grant will be discussed.

2. Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting 101 – Deb Waterman – AB 121
Lighten up your day with a little fun and relaxation.  In this workshop you will learn some basics for making a card and 3-D project with rubber stamps and the Sizzix Big Shot machine.  All materials will be provided.

3. StrengthsQuest: What Makes a Team Great?- Melissa Barlett, Liz Doherty, Brandon Shaw-IT 117
StrengthsQuest is a great tool for discussing individual strengths, but as Gallup notes: “Although individuals need not be well-rounded, teams should be.”  Learn how Domains, a broader grouping of strengths, can be used as a tool to understand team dynamics and relationships among people working together with different Strengths.   The session will include discussion and ideas for using Domains in classrooms, offices, and committees, even including team members who have not yet taken StrengthsQuest.  It is recommended that participants in this session have already completed SQ 102, StrengthsQuest: Personal Reflections and Understanding of Strengths.

4. The Transfer Credit Process: What You Need to Know-  Mike Henningsen, Karen Pettigrew-IT 119
This workshop will help to shed light on the new streamlined transfer credit process.  We will show what the process is, how it works, and the tools that faculty/staff can utilize when working with students who have transfer credit.  Come join us for an informative session!


IT LOBBY
12:30-1:30pm - LUNCH

Hawk Vision Showcase – 12:30-1:30pm – 2nd Floor Lobby Information Technology
Hawk Vision has collected some of the practices of innovation that are happening at MVCC.  The second floor lobby of IT will be an exhibit of some these innovations used for teaching.  Please visit the showcase and see what happening at MVCC!

1:30-2:30 SESSION 4

1. Post Test Surveys for Student Success- William Hunt-IT 116
This workshop will present information on a post -test survey technique that can provide students with the following learning opportunities: help students identify strengths and weaknesses, provide a means to assess the adequacy of their preparation, and review the type of errors to find recurring patterns that could be addressed.

2. America the Beautiful, From Sea to Shining Sea- Lindsey Geary-IT 117
A picture tour across our great nation.  25 days, 14 national parks, 2 state parks, 2 national monuments, a car. And one dad.

3. The New Curriculum Submission Process- Aaron Fried-IT 119
Do you have to create or revise a course, program, or certificate?  The CWCC process has changed slightly and there are brand new forms.  Also, learn the basics of the process and be prepared for your upcoming curriculum project.

4. National Diabetes Prevention Program- Caroline Jacobus, Anne Popeo-IT 216
This workshop is a presentation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and is based on the Diabetes Prevention Study results.

 

2:40- 3:40 SESSION 5

1. Leadership Academy Info Session - Ron Labuz & members of the Leadership Academy Workgroup -IT 116
Anyone can lead from anywhere within the organization.”  That is the unifying premise behind the 2 year MVCC Leadership Academy.  Interested in finding out more?  Do you want to see if this is a good fit for you at this time in your career?  Stop by and have all your questions answered about this amazing opportunity for personal and professional growth.  It will be fun and informative and you just might find that the timing is right for you to step out on this adventure!  Cookies will be served!

2. 2016 Mandatory Employee Training: Workplace Violence Prevention, Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Harassment (2:30-4:00) – IT 225
Starting November 2015 and continuing through February 2016, the College will be  providing mandatory training for all full-time employees regarding workplace violence prevention, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment (Title IX).  One or more of the components of this training are required by law, therefore attendance at this training will be monitored to ensure each employee attends. 

BONUS WORKSHOP
January 14, 2016

1:00-3:00pm - IT 116
StrengthsQuest: Personal Reflections and Understanding of Strengths- Melissa Barlett, Patti Antanavige
This training is designed for those who have taken the StrengthsFinder assessment and would like to learn more about their personal strengths and how to apply them to their careers and lives.  Topics include: talents vs. strengths, how strengths affect interpersonal interactions, how strengths manifest differently in people, and how knowledge of your strengths can improve your productivity and happiness.  This will cover the same material as the former SQ 102 training.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

8:30-9:00 am

IT Lobby Breakfast Refreshments and Music!

9:00-10:00 am

IT Theater      Plenary Presentation: Drones: Now and the Future – Jim Blanchard

This presentation is designed to raise awareness about Small Unmanned Aerial Systems and the programs available at MVCC followed by a hands-on training session.  The session will be presented by Jim Blanchard, Sc.D., Chief Scientist of the UAS Academy STEM Initiative.

*NOTE: Unless otherwise stated below workshop enrollment is capped at 20

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Session

1. Campus Quad      Plenary Follow-up – Jim Blanchard

This is a hands-on training session designed for college faculty and staff interested in becoming certified to fly the sUAS on campus.  It will demonstrate the automated flight operations of MultiCopters and Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ground station operations using computer-based decision-making for multiple aircraft operations by a single operator and mapping flights to generate detailed maps of the Utica campus. Jim Blanchard.  For more information, contact Dean Seyed Akhavi at 315-792-5366.

2. IT 119       Mindfulness Practice and Benefits - Bill Hysell, Lew Kahler, Dave Nackley

This workshop will focus on different meditation techniques used in practicing mindfulness. The benefits of mindfulness and mindfulness in the classroom and everyday life will be discussed. 

3. IT 224      Beading with Kim – Kim Hegert

Participants will have the opportunity to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry with Kim from Fall Hill Bead and Gem.  Choose to design either a bracelet or necklace from a selection of beads provided by Kim.  Cost for materials is $20.00.

4. IT 216       Achieving the Dream Year 2 – ATD Team Members

We’ve made it through our planning year and the Core and Data teams have selected the College’s initiatives.  Implementation teams have been identified and have begun their work.  Join us to hear more about where the College is in the process, the initiatives that are being worked on, and where this work is heading during the upcoming academic year.

5. IT 226      2015 Employee Climate Survey Workshop – Mark Radlowski, Norayne Rosero

Results of the spring 2015 survey will be discussed.  Comparisons to previous survey results will be highlighted.  

6. IT 227       Blackboard Basics  - Jim Lynch, Norma Chrisman

This course will help you structure your course content and how to steer students learning inside Blackboard. We will show you how to reinforce your lectures with a variety of articles, video, study materials.

11:30-12:30 pm  Concurrent Session

1. IT 116      Race Relations – Patrick Johnson

The recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, with 9 people murdered at the hands of a lone gunman leave us once again wondering about the issues of race and racism in America.  What stands between us as blacks and whites in this country?  How united are we?  What is the work that lies before us as individuals and collectively?  What are your thoughts and questions around the issues of race?  What do we need to say and do?  Let’s talk. 

2. IT 117     Blues Harmonica – Tom Townsley

Learn to play blues harmonica with Tom Townsley.  Bring a diatonic harmonica in the key of C such as a Hohner Marine Band or Blues Harp, a Lee Oskar, etc.  E-mail Tom if you have any questions. 

3. IT 119      What the Heck Does CCED DO, Anyway? – Bill McDonald

Learn about the activities and initiative in CCED such as community/youth programming, corporate training/workforce development, EOC, and grant initiatives. 

4. IT 226      Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Krista Hartman, Colleen Kehoe-Robinson

Are you or your students confused about where to find primary and secondary sources?  This session will provide guidelines with plenty of examples across the curriculum using library databases and other sources.  Bring ideas, questions or assignments. 

5. IT 224      Understanding Veteran Students:  Mental Health Issues in the Classroom – Dominick Nicotera, Tom Zenon, Rosemarie Pastorella

A student veteran is a soldier first. This session deals with characteristics of transitioning soldiers and helping them deal with differences to become a successful student.  Resources for faculty and students will be discussed. 

6. IT 227      Forget Final Exams-Try a Final Boss Battle – Melissa Barlett

Missions, badges, mini-bosses, and final bosses have turned my students from grade-obsessed and science-phobic into excited, engaged, and constantly working harder to move up a level or win a battle.  I will be sharing my techniques and eager to hear other game-based concepts people might be using. 

7. IT 216      Social Security 101 for PA Members – Paul Rejman

Social Security rep Paul Rejman will be on hand to explain retirement benefits for those PA members approaching, considering or just curious about retirement.

8. IT 136      Smart Classroom Orientation – Armin Safizadeh

What do I do when the computer and projector do not talk to each other? How do I use the smart board?  Learn some basic how to steps to get yourself up to speed on the technology in the classroom. 

12:30-1:30 pm

IT Lobby Casual Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm Concurrent Session

1. IT 216      Achieve the Dream Year 2 – ATD Team Members


We’ve made it through our planning year and the Core and Data teams have selected the College’s initiatives. Implementation teams have been identified and have begun their work.  Join us to hear more about where the College is in the process, the initiatives that are being worked on, and where this work is heading during the upcoming academic year.

2. IT 116      I Took StrengthsQuest: Now What?  Brandon Shaw, Melissa Barlett, Kristen Skobla, Jenny Spinelli, Patti Antanavige

This will be a roundtable/panel discussion for faculty, staff, and administrators who have completed the StrengthsQuest finder and wish to continue the conversation.  This session will be used to share ideas of personal as well as professional use of talents.

3. IT 119       What is Sous Vide Cooking? Andrew Glidden, Robert Huyck

Come and learn about a new and unique way of cooking that yields different and better results.  Sous vide is a culinary techniques in which vacuum-sealed food is immersed in a water bath and cooked at a very precise, consistent temperature.  Sous vide cooking is extremely simple and fool-proof and produces extraordinary results that are nutritious and delicious.

4. IT 136      Family Feud in the Classroom – Sam Lilly 

Join Sam Lilly as he introduces another game show based program for the classroom.  If you liked Jeopardy for the Classroom you should love Family Feud for the Classroom.  Limit: 18

5. IT 117      Preparing Your Savings for Retirement – Fidelity Investments

This informative session will provide insight on the importance of creating a retirement income plan.  It will help you set your sights on the future and discuss the steps you can take today as you prepare for retirement. It will address questions such as: Is it too late to save?  How will Social Security and health care costs impact my retirement plan?  Do I need to change the way I invest? And many more. 

6. IT 226      Online Retention Initiative – Deb Otis, Jim Lynch

The distance learning staff is running an optional retention program for our students addressing attendance and assessment scores.  Come see the results of the first pilot and learn how it could improve your online completion rates. 

7. IT 227      Who Are These Students and What Are They Doing Here?  - Mary Ellen Blakey and Jenny Spinelli

This institute would help to increase awareness on campus of student needs and the struggles they face. This session would provide an overview of the demographics of our student population and address various issues including: PTSD, values system/socioeconomic, crisis, racism, addiction/recovery, and disabilities. Part of the session will offer faculty and staff the opportunity to hear stories from students that fit the diversity of the campus community.

2:45-3:45 pm Concurrent Session

1. AB 133      Camera Obscura - Todd Behrendt

Come and spend some time exploring the inner workings of the Camera Obscura.  In this workshop we will cover the history of the Camera Obscura and see how a genuine version of this phenomenon works. 

2. IT 116       NEW-  Changes to the SUNY Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) aka TIAA-CREF and 403(b) Plan – Kim Evans-Dame

Participants will learn about the new and mandatory central online retirement enrollment and management system.  Learn about retirement benefits and investment providers, managing salary deferral elections for 403(b) and designating investment providers for the ORP and 403(b) with a link to online enrollment sites. 

3. IT 117       Estate Planning 101 for PA Members - Paul Kiley, John Calimanio

Paul Kiley from Stacey Braun will speak about NYSUT benefits that PA membersare entitled to after retirement.  Attorney John Calimanio will answer member questions regarding legal issues such as identifying healthcare directives. 

4. IT 119      MVCC 2025—Envisioning the Future Community College – Jim Lynch, Paul Katchmar

The Futures Coiuncil (Hawk Vision) will provide the much-needed structure to facilitate a dialogue on campus that is focused on organizational learning about alternative futures. Disruptive innovation, and strategies for transformation.

5. IT 226      DWI Prevention – Tom Giruzzi

Tom Giruzzi of Oneida County DWI will be speaking on Have a Plan – The High Cost of a DWI. 

6. IT 216      Cybersecurity Awareness - Jake Mihevc, Tom Mihevc, and Jason Yager

This workshop will discuss the current state of cybersecurity on an international, national, institutional, and personal level.  The workshop will also demonstrate techniques and best practices for keeping professional and personal data safe from malicious hackers. 

7. IT 227      Teaching Squares Orientation – Ron Labuz, Brandon Shaw

Teaching Squares is the mandatory NFI program for second year NFI faculty.  It provides the opportunity for structured observation of colleagues and an opportunity to share successful techniques. 

BONUS WORKSHOPS
Friday, August 21

9:00 am -12:00 pm
IT149 and IT 150       Implementing the Teaching Rubric for Online Courses - Jim Lynch, Norma Chrisman, Deb Otis, Robert Rogan

This rubric was created based on the approved quality standards.  All new courses developed must meet the criteria within these standards and my hope is to have all current Blackboard courses (supplemental, hybrid and online) meet them within one year.  Uniform standards will help students navigate and understand online course components.  Please join us for a workshop on how the rubric applies to your course design. 

10:00 am -12:00 pm
IT 117        Active Shooter Awareness Training Core Workshop – Dave Amico

Dave Amico, Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, has developed this presentation that will detail a variety of potential life-threatening scenarios and will provide us with learning exercises in practical emergency survival skills as well as the role of law enforcement, notifications of emerging events, and definition of such terms as “shelter in place.” 

10:00 am -3:00 pm
IT 116       LGBTQ Safe Space Training – Dominick Nicotera, Tom Zenon, Rosemarie Pastorella

If you would like your personal office space to be designated as a “Safe Space”, you must complete this four hour training program.  This workshop is interactive and will frame the role of LGBTQ allies on and beyond campus and introduce resources for shaping a fully inclusive community.

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
IT119       Toward a Comprehensive Model for Community Colleges to Address Poverty - President Randy VanWagoner

Community colleges throughout America serve more low-income students than any other sector of postsecondary education. Over the years, small-scale programs and services have only addressed isolated aspects of students in poverty. As the income gap in America widens and the middle class shrinks, a more comprehensive model to address poverty is needed more than ever.  A summary of the literature will be presented along with a preliminary conceptual framework to spark discussion about meeting the needs of low-income students at MVCC.  Your insights and feedback will help shape this initial work into a meaningful comprehensive model to scale up efforts for an even greater impact with our students who need it most.

1:00 pm -3:00 pm
IT 117         Well-Being Core Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to bring us together in a fun, relaxed and informal manner to reaffirm our collective commitment to wellbeing here at MVCC.  We hope to share research based information from the Gallup organization that can help us make wise individual choices that foster our personal well-being.

Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8:30- 9:00 am IT Lobby
Breakfast refreshments and music

9:00-10:00 am/ IT Theatre/ Plenary Presentation: Anne Frank Project: Dear Me

Meet Reggie, a popular high school senior who is wrestling with the disturbing reality that his childhood pal, Charlie, has just committed suicide.  Ignoring Reggie’s desperate pleas, Charlie had recently come out-of-the-closet for all to know- the social impact was disastrous. After Charlie’s funeral Reggie seeks the refuge of their childhood hideout in the woods-amidst symbols of their lifelong friendship Reggie writes a letter to Charlie hoping his unspoken thoughts will somehow reach his lost friend.  Reggie’s letter conjures much more than he plans for as souls from the past magically visit him to aid his journey towards self-discovery and turning loss into lessons.

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Sessions

ACC 116 Plenary Follow-up 1 - Dear Me: Share Your Story!

After viewing the devised play Dear Me, attendees will be asked to put the lesson of the play directly into action.  Dear Me’s theme is “You Can Always Connect”, so participants will be led through the process of writing their own letters to someone or something they need to connect with in their lives… just like Reggie in the play.  The actors in Dear Me become teaching artists as they join AFP staff to facilitate the process of bringing the attendee’s letters to life, on stage, to share with the world.  This emphasizes a central pillar in the work of the Anne Frank project- activating theory by engaging the power of story-building.  We believe that everyone matters, their stories matter and if they don’t share their stories nothing will ever change…indeed, it’s the only reason anything ever has.   Through story-building we help to share tools and vocabulary for conflict resolution, community building and identity exploration.

IT 116 Pairs and Squares

This interactive fun workshop will help colleagues understand the role of Student Affairs: Student and Resident Life team members and offices/departments.  In Part 1, Pairs and Squares, we will play the game “Pairs and Squares” as our activator where participants will play the role of a student who seeks service in the identified office/department.  Part 2 of the workshop will be presented at the August Institute.  Megan Wickham, Jenny Spinelli, Morris Pearson, and Gerald Villarreal  Cap:40


IT 117 LGBTQ 101

This workshop will offer foundational information for those working with LGBTQ students, faculty and staff.  It will cover a broad scope that encompasses the entire LGBTQ community so it would be ideal for those interested in taking the Safe Space training or for those already trained who would like a refresher.  Nicole Deveny and Kelly Conroy  Cap: 40

IT 119 Shakespeare in Print

This workshop will focus on the importance of the early publications of Shakespeare’s plays, especially focusing on the First Folio published in 1623.  Michael Faitell  Cap: 40

IT 216 Captioning Subtitles: Training to Support MVCC Video Compliance

Whether you use YouTube videos, DVDs, or work with “On-Demand videos”, MVCC is committed to captioning all videos or using only movies with captioning.  Learn the supports provided on campus and easy instructions to caption your own videos.  Resources and “how to” directions provided.  Tamara Mariotti and Jim Lynch  Cap: 40

IT 226 When Math and Creative Writing Collide

A presentation on my experience teaching HP 200: Honors Seminar, a class in which we explored how writers have used theoretical math as a literary device in stories.  From the logic-driven plot in Alice in Wonderland, the “some infinities are larger than other infinities” metaphor in The Fault in Our Stars, we’ll discuss the math and literature examined in the class, as well as my experiences teaching in the Honor’s Program.  There is no math prerequisite for this presentation.  For more information, here’s a video trailer for the course: https://youtube/toYgrCJIPqo  Anna Radlowski  Cap:25

11:00-1:00 IT 225 MVCC Employee Benefits Fair
Human Resources welcomes you to meet benefit providers, campus and local vendors promoting exclusive services.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY!
Giveaways
Resources
Wellness Services
Financial Information
Demonstrations
Door Prizes

11:00-1:00 IT Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery Employees’ Showcase Opening
Display of art work & crafts from MVCC employees. The art will be displayed for two weeks in the Virginia M. and Edward Juergensen Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the IT building.  Finger foods and drinks will be served during the opening, check it out!

11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

ACC 116 Plenary Follow-up 2 – Finding Anne Frank in Rwanda: Building Stories, Improving Lives

Professor and Director of SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project will share the story of how the simple production of a play has grown into a campus-wide social justice initiative with international, national, and community programming.  Inspired by the wisdom of Anne Frank and an annual trip to Rwanda, Africa, AFP utilizes story building as its primary vehicle for teaching lessons in conflict resolution, community building and identity exploration.  Professor Kahn will share AFP’s model of drama-based education currently being used by local Buffalo schools, universities across the country and, most recently, as part of Rwanda’s national education curriculum.  Emphasizing the importance of moving class information from student’s brains to their hearts, attendees will learn the theory of this kinesthetic process and have the opportunity to put introductory exercises into practice.

JC 115 –Yoga Room - Salsa, Swing, and Hustle

Learn the basic steps to these cool iconic social dances.  We will jam to some up tempo beats that will have us enjoying ourselves while we become more fit.  You do not need any previous dance experience, nor do you need a partner but you are welcome to invite one from work or home.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and be ready to have some fun.  Dave Katz and Marilyn Murphy  Cap:25

IT 116 Culturally Competent Interaction with LGBTQ Students

This workshop will provide a practical approach to utilizing culturally competent interactions in real life situations.  For example, what to do if you mistakenly use the wrong pronoun, or how to engage in a conversation in a way that avoids heterosexist and cissexist language.  This workshop would be ideal for those interested in taking the Safe Space training or for those already trained who would like a refresher.  Nicole Deveny and Kelly Conroy  Cap: 40

IT 117 Concussions

This workshop will discuss what concussions are, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, return to play criteria and baseline concussion testing.  Jennifer Krohn and Andrea Roberts  Cap 40

IT 119 Learning to Learn

Hear about and discuss the best techniques for learning and remembering new information backed by research and neuroscience.  Use the information yourself or help your students.  Everyone could use better ways to learn and remember things!  Melissa Barlett Cap: 40

IT 216 2015 Employee Climate Survey Results

Results of the spring 2015 Employee Climate Survey will be discussed.  Comparisons to previous survey results will be highlighted.   Norayne Rosero and Mark Radlowski  Cap: 40

12:30-1:15pm IT Lobby
Casual Lunch

1:15-2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 116 iTunes and iBooks: Pathway to OER

The attendees will learn about how to create interactive, dynamic documents using iBooks.   The course management using iTunesU will also be explained.  Presenter will show various examples of content creation and management.  The use of iTunesU in setting up Open Educational Resources (OERs) will also be discussed.  Shahida Dar Cap 40

IT 216 PDF Creation for Website Uploaders

In this lecture we will explore making a more accessible and searchable pdf document for the Web.  Topics include formatting and styling your text, creating pdf bookmarks, as well as creating an electronic pdf form that allows your users to fill in the information and then save for printing.  Chrono Ho Cap:40

IT 226 Wine and Signs

Participants will have a chance to construct a sign with the MVCC logo, or value statement.  Necessary supplies will be provided.  Unfortunately, the wine will not.  Sean Usyk and Jennifer Rubino  Cap: 15

IT 136 Jeopardy for the Classroom

Sam Lilly will reprise his popular Jeopardy for the Classroom That Would Make Alex Tribec Jealous in a computer lab so participants can create their versions of the game.  Cap:18

ACC 116 Basic Woodworking in a Small Shop

This is a hands-on workshop for curious woodworkers.  Topics include: basic hand tools, small power tools, wood working jigs, routers, bits, basic joinery and wood finishing.  NOTE:  This is a two hour workshop from 1:15-3:30.  Ric Rosero and George Goerner Cap: 15

2:30-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 225 Katz on Dogs

The irony of having the last name of Katz while being a dog lover is not lost on me.  I have raised and trained rescue dogs with mellow temperaments from mellow to high-strung.  The goal of this workshop is to help you maximize your dog’s and family’s well-being and peaceful co-existence.  I am hoping that Scout, a very high-strung Australian cattle dog, and Wags, a very friendly Pit Bull/sight hound mix, can demonstrate for us after a brief classroom talk!  I am also hoping you might feel more confident in rescuing a dog yourself after learning how to help them heal.  David Katz, Scout and Wags  Cap: 25

IT 116 International Initiatives Book Talk: Hungry Planet

This is a repeat of the International Initiatives Committee book talk/discussion of Hungry Planet.  The book has an important message about the way we eat and world hunger.  Krista Hartman  Cap: 40

IT 117 Financial Aid: Cracking the Code

Financial Aid advisors Elizabeth DiRaimo and Michael Adamo will discuss the impact attendance, withdrawal, and failing grades have on a student’s financial aid.

IT 216 Sabbatical Adventures

Recently returned from a semester long sabbatical, Christine R Miller from the Center of the Arts and Humanities will discuss some of the serendipitous experiences of her sabbatical leave and the benefits of sabbatical from both a personal and universal standpoint. If you've considered applying for sabbatical in the past but have vacillated, this session might be the encouragement you need.  Christine Miller  Cap: 40

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:30-9:00 am IT lobby
Breakfast refreshments and music

9:00-2:00pm ACC 116 PA Benefits Fair

PA members may sign up for individual on-campus consultations with Attorney John Calimano of the PA legal services benefit to create a Will, Healthcare Proxy, or Living Will. Please take advantage of this free benefit. Members may also meet individually with Gerald McGahran for financial counseling to discuss benefits and options available through Stacey Braun.  To schedule an appointment with either provider please contact Justin Wilcox.

There will be three information sessions on the following topics.  Please contact Justin Wilcox directly via email to sign up for one of the four sessions:
1) 9 - 9:30 - Laura Calhoun, Member Benefit Rep. NYSUT, will speak about the details of our Vision benefit through Davis Vision and provide an update on optional member benefits through NYSUT.
2) 10 – 10:30 – Paul Rejman, Social Security Administration, will speak to members about Social Security benefits.
3) 11 – 11:30 John Calimano, ESQ, will speak on advanced directives and the importance of proper planning.
4) 1 -1:30 Gerald McGahran, CFP, will speak on the basics of financial planning.

Should you be interested in attending one of the four sessions or wish to schedule an individual meeting related to legal or financial planning, please contact Justin Wilcox to schedule an appointment.

All representatives will be bring a door prize; The PA Benefits Fund will be giving away an iPad.  Please make sure to stop by and enter to win. Must be a PA bargaining unit member to enter.

9:00-10:00 am Concurrent Sessions

IT 138 MVpedia: MVCC’s own knowledge base

Have you ever used Wikipedia?  MVCC has its own knowledgebase tool that functions in much the same way! Use your existing MVCC faculty/staff account and share or look up some knowledge.  Learn the ropes in 10 minutes.  Check it out at wiki.mvcc.edu.  Sergey Staskevich and Vincent Pellizzi.  Cap:20

AB 245 Science of Sound Workshop

We use our ears everyday, but what is the science of sound?  What makes for a good (or bad) listening environment?  How are sonic special effects achieved?  Learn how you can manipulate sound with the audio equivalent of Photoshop.  Whether you are an audiophile, musician, or otherwise, there are lots of interesting questions and cool answers. Jim Fiore  Cap: 18

IT 119 Disney for Dumbos

Planning a trip to Disney World?  Confused about Magic Bands, Fast Pass and MyDisneyExperience? Have no clue what POR, SSR, or AofA stands for?  From how to use the dining plan and what are the advantages of staying on property, we are here to help. Jennifer Krohn and Kelly McNamara  Cap 40

IT 226 Where Have All Our Thinkers Gone?  Down with Plagiarism!

As educators let us help our students become thinkers so they will have the confidence to phrase their own thoughts.  Let us make our students deep thinkers.  Using unnamed student papers, I will demonstrate the sad trend of how and what students turn in as papers of their own creation.  We will analyze Safe Assignments Reports and determine what is plagiarized.  We will discuss ways to help our students prevent plagiarism and develop confidence in framing their own expressive language in all written communications. Mildred Treis  Cap: 25

10:15-11:15 am Concurrent Sessions

IT 116 Mathematics in Magic

So you think that magic is all smoke and mirrors?  Come see the mathematics behind the magic.  This workshop includes a number of magic tricks based on different mathematical schemes.  Experience the “magic” and learn the mathematics behind it.  Note:  You don’t need to be a math major to enjoy this workshop.  Sean Davis  Cap: 40

IT 119 Movin’ on Up

Members of the Faculty Promotion Committee will explain the promotion process for MVCC faculty and the role the committee plays.  We’ll discuss what you should include in your application and the strategies that work when creating your promotion packet.  Faculty who plan on applying for promotion in the Fall of 2015 are encouraged to attend.  Ron Labuz Cap:20

IT 216 Not Another Brick in the Wall

This workshop will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching literature by pairing major literary works with popular music of the 20th century.  Come and see what happens when T.S. Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, Lord Byron, and many others meet Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and the Sex Pistols.  Rialda Shulman Cap: 40

11:30-12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

IT 116 Cybersecurity Awareness

This workshop will discuss the current state of cybersecurity on an international, national, institutional, and personal level.  The workshop will also demonstrate techniques and best practices for keeping professional and personal data safe from malicious hackers.  Jake Mihevc, Tom Mihevc, and Jason Yager  Cap 40

IT 117 Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Heart Shaped Land

This workshop will provide an overview on the society and people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The workshop will focus on the historical context of the country as well as the more recent events that have resulted in a large displacement of people from Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Dina Radeljas and Ibrahim Rosic  Cap: 40

IT 119 Undergrad Research

Come hear about an initiative where we partnered with the Masonic Medical Research Lab to give a group of students an internship experience involving undergraduate research projects linked to the lab’s current research.  Amanda Miller and Melissa Barlett Cap:40

IT 216 Content Management for Web Uploaders

In this lecture we will review the basics of the Web content management system, the content creation, the maintenance, web accessibility as well as the introduction of SiteImprov which will help you track the broken links and misspellings in your managing section.  It is recommended for those web uploaders who did not attend the previous sessions at the January Institute.  Chrono Ho  Cap:40

12:30-1:30pm - ACC Commons 
Summer Institute Recognition Luncheon

BONUS WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY, MAY 21

9:00-11:00 am IT 117 Active Shooter Awareness Training

Dave Amico, Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management has developed this presentation that will detail a variety of potential life-threatening scenarios and will provide us with learning exercises in practical emergency survival skills as well as the role of law enforcement notifications of emerging events, and definitions of such terms as “shelter in place.”  Limit40

9:00am-3:30pm IT225 SQ 102 An Introduction to Strengths and SQ 103 Utilizing Strengths with Students Brandon Shaw, Tracy Coulson, Kristen Skobla, Patti Antanavige

9:00-12:00pm SQ 102 An Introduction to Strengths.  This seminar will introduce participants, who have taken the Gallup Strengths Quest and completed the online SQ 101, to utilizing asset-based philosophies in their work and personal lives, the Gallup StrengthsFinder tool and various strategies for better understanding their top 5 themes.  In this session participants will:
• Explore personal applications of a strengths-based and asset-based philosophy
• Explore and interpret the StrengthsQuest themes and how your individual themes combine and interact.

1:00-3:30pm SQ 103Utilizing Strengths with Students. This seminar will build upon the Outcomes and explorations in SQ 102 to enhance the participant’s understanding of how to utilize the Gallup StrengthsFinder themes with students.  Various tools and strategies will be introduced to enhance student awareness of their themes, and how they can use them in academic settings.  Participants will also explore strategies for using their own strengths to enhance their interactions with students. This session builds upon SQ 101 and SQ 102 to help participants:
• Learn to engage students in strengths based discussions
• Help students to reflect on their use of strengths
• Explore strategies for helping students identify strategies on how to use their strengths in academics.

1:00-3:00pm IT 116 Core Workshop: Well Being

The purpose of this workshop is to bring us together in a fun, relaxed and informal manner in order to reaffirm our collective commitment to wellbeing here at MVCC.  We hope to share research based information from the Gallup organization that can help us make wise individual choices that foster our personal wellbeing; as the cliché goes, “knowledge is power.” 
We also know we can't do it alone, and all of us are inherently connected to each other within this community.  Thus, we hope to glean feedback from you that helps the college to more closely align its day to day practices, processes and culture in a manner that favorably encourages our collective wellbeing.   
In addition, the content and activities of this two hour experience are intended to help us learn more about each other, and gain a greater appreciation for who each of us is, and what each of us does at the college every day.  By spending this meaningful time with colleagues we may not see every day, we hope to inspire new connections that can help us continue to co-create an increasingly positive and affirming community at MVCC that empowers us all to wellbeing.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30-9:00 am IT Lobby

Breakfast refreshments and music

9:00 -10:00 am Concurrent Sessions

IT 116  Adjunct Teaching Issues Exchange

This facilitated session, designed primarily for adjunct instructors, (but all who teach in the classroom are welcome), offers an opportunity for attendees to share ideas, best practices, questions, and concerns about classroom teaching and management. Based on the New Faculty Institute’s highly popular Issues Exchange session, participants will identify and implement teaching techniques proven effective in creating a learner-centered environment to help diverse student populations succeed.  Develop a sense of interdisciplinary community and build a network for professional and personal support and engage with colleagues in dialogue related to teaching and learning.

IT 117  Effective Response to Difficult Student Behavior

Are you uncertain about what your response should be to disruptive or inappropriate student behavior?  Do you ever feel like you do not know how to respond to certain student behaviors that could potentially impede your classroom or office’s outcomes?  We have compiled some best practices to help each of us facilitate difficult conversations with students as well as a resource list which will help make a positive difference in our day to day interaction with the students.

IT 119  Reading a Racing Form

Participants will learn how to take the confusion out of reading a horseracing program and learn various methods used by professional and amateur handicappers to help enhance the racing experience.

IT 216  Vietnam Adventure

Professor Santos spent a significant part of Fall 2014 semester in Vietnam. Join him as he shares his highlights and insights with us.

IT 226  MVCC Website Uploader Training Updates

This session will provide training and information on the changes to the website uploader information and introduce a new software program called SiteIMPROVE that is currently running on the MVCC website to assist with misspellings, broken links, search enhancement, and web accessibility.  Uploaders, supervisors, and administrators will be receiving reports through this software program in your email indicating what  needs to be updated for the particular uploader pages that are assigned to your department or area.  The software will be very helpful to all areas of the college. Session repeated at 11:20

10:10-11:10 Concurrent Sessions

IT 116  Basic Palm Reading

This session will show the main lines on the dominant hand and the meaning behind the different depths and creases.  All in good fun, there will not be any personal readings done! Each person will gain enough knowledge to do their own reading or they can practice with the person sitting next to them.


IT 117  Connecting and Engaging Your Online Students

Teaching in the classroom and teaching online are entirely different experiences for students as well as instructors.  In this session, designed for adjuncts (but open to all who would like to become competent online instructors), participants will explore how to connect and engage with students in the virtual classroom.  The group will explore how to craft and create the story of what you are teaching as well as how to actively involve students and generate their enthusiasm for learning.


IT 119  Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A panel will be involved for this program to include professors, myself, a student with ASD, and a parent of a student with ASD.


IT 226   Tips for Writing Good Multiple Choice Test Items

Want to improve the validity of your multiple choice exams?  This presentation will show you how to use scantron statistics to identify the quality of your test items, and will provide valuable tips for writing good quality test items.


IT 216  Core Workshop Facilitator Training

This session is designed for those who have agreed to help facilitate a core workshop on “Well-Being” that will be offered to the entire college community during the spring of 2015 in over twenty different time slots.  Attendees will be practicing their facilitation skills by running some of the actual activities they will be delivering during the core workshop.  It will be a fun and strictly “hands on” learning experience!

11:20-12:20 Concurrent Sessions

IT 116  Effectively Presenting the Syllabus

Ever noticed how little attention students pay to the course syllabus?  This workshop will explore experiential strategies developed by On Course to make the first day of class exploration of the syllabus more interesting.


IT 117  MVCC Website Uploader Training Updates

This session will provide training and information on the changes to the website uploader information and introduce a new software program called SiteIMPROVE that is currently running on the MVCC website to assist with misspellings, broken links, search enhancement, and web accessibility.  Uploaders, supervisors, and administrators will be receiving reports through this software program in your email indicating what needs to be updated for the particular uploader pages that are assigned to your department or area.  The software will be very helpful to all areas of the college.


IT 119  Jeopardy! On PowerPoint That Would Make Alex Trebek Jealous

This workshop is a presentation on how to use PowerPoint features to create gaming and learning platforms  that are astounding for your students. 


IT 216  2-1-1 Mid-York … Who Ya Gonna Call?

Beginning in 2015, Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties will join the 211 network via 2-1-1/LIFELINE located in Rochester, NY.  By joining the  211 network, the Mohawk Valley becomes one of the final links that will  Make NY state’s information and referral telephone line statewide.  This presentation focuses on the benefits of 2-1-1 services.  Find out how 2-1-2 can be helpful to your family friends and neighbors.  If you teach in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Allied Health or similar disciplines, 2-1-1 may be just the resource you need to make your classroom buzz with ideas.  The information will also be useful to those in counseling, public safety, financial aid, business office, or residence life. 

12:30-1:30pm IT Lobby

Casual Lunch

Additional Workshops

Thursday, December 18, 2014

9:30-12:00 pm/ IT 225/ SQ102: An Introduction to Strengths

This seminar will introduce participants, who have taken the Gallup StrengthsQuest and completed the online SQ 101, to utilizing asset-based philosophies in their work and personal lives, the Gallup StrengthsFinder tool and various strategies for better understanding their top 5 themes.  In this session participants will:
• Explore personal applications of a strengths-based and asset-based philosophy
• Explore and interpret the StrengthsQuest themes and how your individual themes combine and interact.

1:00-3:00 pm/ IT 225/SQ103: Utilizing Strengths with Students

This seminar will build upon the outcomes and explorations in SQ 102 to enhance the participants’ understanding of how to utilize the Gallup StrengthsFinder themes with students.  Various tools and strategies will be introduced to enhance students’ awareness of their themes and how they can use them in academic settings.  Participants will also explore strategies for using their own strengths to enhance their interactions with students.  This session builds upon SQ 101 and SQ 102 to help participants:
• Learn to engage students in strengths based discussions
• Help students to reflect on their use of strengths
• Explore strategies for helping students identify strategies on how to use their strengths in academics.

January 16, 2015

10:00-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm (1 hour lunch break) / AB 145 / LGBTQ Safe Space Training

If you would like your personal office space to be designated as a “Safe Space”, you must complete this four hour training program.  Safe Space training is an introductory session geared toward individuals who wish to become identified as allies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Community at MVCC.  This workshop is interactive and will frame the role of LGBTQ allies on and beyond campus and introduce resources for shaping a fully inclusive community.  Upon completion of the 4 hour training, individuals will receive a Safe Space sticker to display in their space, letting MVCC students and employees know that the space is safe and judgment-free. 

2:00-3:20 pm / IT 225 / Active Shooter Awareness Training

Dave Amico, Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management has developed this presentation that will detail a variety of potential life-threatening scenarios and will provide us with learning exercises in practical emergency survival skills as well as the role of law enforcement , notifications of emerging events, and definitions of such terms as “shelter in place”. Limit60