Associated Colleges Teaching Effectiveness Conference 2019~Registration is now closed.

November 16, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm
SUNY Potsdam, Thatcher Hall
44 Pierrepont Avenue

Registration is now closed for the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley Annual Teaching Effectiveness Conference. This conference will feature Dr. Corey Seemiller, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations, Wright State University.  At this year’s full day, interactive conference, participants will learn about current and emerging topics in pedagogy relevant for this new generations of students, the GenZ’s.

Please register HERE!                                                                                                                              Registration deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019 (Registration is now closed)

Please note that your registration is supported and paid for by the Chief Academic Officer at your university, who is informed of your registration. Registrants who are unable to attend and who do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be responsible for the cost of their own registration and the Chief Academic Officer at your own university will not be responsible for your registration fee.

Teaching GenZ’s”.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Registration opens at 8:45 until 9:15 am (Conference begins at 9:15 am and concludes at 2:30 pm)    Thatcher Hall, SUNY Potsdam  (building #24 as shown on the campus map)

Conference Format:                                                                                         Registration                                         8:45-9:15                                                                             Welcome/Opening Remarks               9:15-9:30                                        Keynote                                               9:30-10:30                                         Break                                                  10:30-10:45                                                                                  Workshop w/ Dr. Seemiller                 10:45-11:45                                                                                     *See list of workshop topics below                                                                                                         Lunch                                                 noon-1                                                                                            Panel                                                  1-2                                                                                                Wrap up/Evaluations                          2-2:30

About Dr. Corey Seemiller, our Keynote speaker:
Dr. Corey Seemiller is a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton, which now has more than 120,000 views, showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z students, and her latest, Generation Z: A Century in Making, offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z.

Keynote: Who is Generation Z?
Determined. Open-Minded. Compassionate. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to higher education. But, our structures, curriculum, environments, processes, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students is challenging us to re-conceptualize higher education to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible. This session showcases the context within which members of Generation Z have come of age as well as their characteristics, motivations, values, and preferences and how those impact the college experience.

Workshop Topics (all facilitated by Dr. Seemiller)                                                                        Enhance student professionalism and managing disrespectful student behavior.                                   Develop innovative instructional practices.                                                                                         Communicate effectively with students.                                                                                                 Enhance retention.                                                                                                                                    Use mobile technology in the classroom.                                                                                            Motivate students to invest time and effort into their learning.                                                                  Design meaningful assignments.                                                                                                              Develop service learning opportunities.                                                                                                      Note: All participants will pre-register for a workshop topic

About the Panel: “Conversations about our Gen Z students”                                                                                                                                                                       The panel will offer participants an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of this generation of students specifically in terms of the needs they bring to our local campuses.                                            The panelists are:                                                                                                                                     Sarah Lister, Internship Coordinator, Public Health & Human Performance, SUNY Potsdam            Florence Hines, Vice President & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, St. Lawrence University                                                                                                                                                          Katie Agar, DEI Program Assistant/Assistant to the CDO, SUNY Potsdam                                              Rajiv Narula, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Environmental Science, SUNY Canton                                                                                                                                                               Jen Ball, Associate Professor of History and Social Documentation, Chief Inclusion Officer, Title VI, IX, ADA and 504 Coordinator, Humanities and Social Sciences, Clarkson University                                                                                                                                                     Moderator: Kelly Bonnar, Associate Professor of Public Health and Human Performance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Women and Gender Studies, SUNY Potsdam

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Vicki Jacot
By Vicki Jacot

Clarkson University

Clarkson is a nationally ranked research university located in Potsdam, New York offering comprehensive programs in business, engineering, arts and sciences and health sciences. As a student-centered institution, Clarkson emphasizes a dynamic collaborative approach to learning through programs that span boundaries across disciplines and outstanding focused research.

SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton provides an accessible, affordable, high-quality education to students in New York and beyond. With diverse academic programs and a focus on real-world application, our hands-on education SUNY College of Technology at Canton prepares students for successful careers. The College offers 23 bachelor’s degrees, 22 associate degrees, and 7 one-year professional certificate programs. SUNY Canton OnLine offers 8 bachelor’s degrees, and more than 370 courses, fully online, so students can access our outstanding programs from anywhere with internet access. Ranked among the top U.S. Colleges for being military-friendly and environmentally focused, SUNY Canton invests in the potential of each of its students.

SUNY Potsdam

The State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity and discovery. As an inclusive scholarly community rooted in its historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and leadership in the fine and performing arts, SUNY Potsdam is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation.

St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.