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12/10/2012
AAC&U President Calls for Integrated Blended Designs for Liberal Education

AAC&U President Calls for Integrated Blended Designs for Liberal Education

AAC&U President Carol Geary Schneider, notes in her Baltimore Sun op-ed that, “wherever a student enrolls and whatever his or her major, colleges need to help build ‘global intelligence’ and a broad array of skills and knowledge in all students. Every student needs to study science and technology. E...

12/06/2012
Killing the Credit Hour? What We All Need to Know… « liberal.education nation

What do you think?

Many of you probably saw the recent news about the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) launching a project to rethink—and potentially propose alternatives to—the credit hour as it is currently used in higher education. This is a welcome development and one that AAC&U has urge...

12/03/2012
Flipping the Curriculum: Introductory Courses Should Be Just as Good as the Capstone Experience - Ne

Flipping the Curriculum: Introductory Courses Should Be Just as Good as the Capstone Experience - Ne

One of the many criticisms about the current fascination with massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, is that they fail to improve on a basic pedagogical problem that many universities face: the large size of lecture classes. Indeed, MOOC’s exacerbate the problem by enrolling tens of thousands of st...

11/19/2012
Peer Review | Frontiers of Faculty Work: Embracing Innovation and High-Impact Practices

Peer Review | Frontiers of Faculty Work: Embracing Innovation and High-Impact Practices

This issue centers on how faculty are using high-impact educational practices in individual classrooms across an array of disciplines. It will address the challenges and opportunities to implementing more engaged forms of learning in individual classes taught as part of the regular curricula.

Even if you haven't been to a FIG meeting yet, please don't hesitate to attend. The discussions have been terrific and t...
10/19/2012
General Education Faculty Interest Group to Host Superintendent of Sweet Home Schools | Daily Bulle

Even if you haven't been to a FIG meeting yet, please don't hesitate to attend. The discussions have been terrific and this one promises to be the best yet!

Anthony J. Day, superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School District, will be a guest speaker at the General Education Faculty Interest Group meeting on Friday, November 2, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in E. H. Butler Library 181B. This session will focus on the P–12 perspective of the purpose of gen...

Philosophy and Humanities Department Fall 2012 Faculty Colloquia  | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State
10/11/2012
Philosophy and Humanities Department Fall 2012 Faculty Colloquia | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

Philosophy and Humanities Department Fall 2012 Faculty Colloquia | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

Please join us for the second lecture in our Philosophy and Humanities Fall 2012 Faculty Colloquia series, "Happiness As the Good," presented by James Grunebaum, professor emeritus of philosophy, today, October 11, at 3:30 p.m. in Bishop Hall 242. Commentator: Matthew Little, philosophy and computer...

Professional Development: Teaching for Deep Learning  | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State
10/09/2012
Professional Development: Teaching for Deep Learning | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

Professional Development: Teaching for Deep Learning | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

This presentation focuses on the basics of teaching for deep learning. Research on learning and memory will be shared, and we will discuss the implications for structuring our classes. We will also examine a potential framework for guiding course design. Presented by Sue McMillen on Thursday, Octobe...

Professional Development Conference: Giving and Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Materi
10/09/2012
Professional Development Conference: Giving and Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Materi

Professional Development Conference: Giving and Getting Access to Scholarly and Instructional Materi

A one-day conference designed to help faculty members and researchers understand and safeguard intellectual property rights in producing and consuming information will be held at the College at Brockport on Friday, October 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.The conference, titled "Giving and Getting Acc...

Have you registered for the next General Education Faculty Interest Group meeting?The offices of the Scholarship of Teac...
09/28/2012
General Education Faculty Interest Group: Throwing Away the Coverage Model

Have you registered for the next General Education Faculty Interest Group meeting?

The offices of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Professional Development, and Intellectual Foundations have teamed up to support faculty in their pursuit of excellence in the classroom. The General Education Faculty Interest Group discussions will use a variety of methods to explore distinction in the general education classroom. Common readings, discussion prompts, media resources, and pedagogical demonstrations are examples of activities that will be used with participants.

Prepare for the discussion by reading "The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model" (Sipress & Voelker, 2011).

To register for this interest group:
http://bscintra.buffalostate.edu/registration/classdetails.asp?class=2935

09/20/2012

Attending the Association for General and Liberal Studies
Conference. Some thoughts shared by Suzanne Walsh from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation during the first plenary:

Current trends to help students be more successful:
- Present clear pathways to credentials and less choice
-Innovative early alert systems to help students before they fail out - most enabled by software tools
- Intrusive advising- highly structured and directive
-Mandatory orientation
- Student success course (some places mandatory while other recommended or tied to remediation)

09/13/2012

Buffalo State College
Philosophy Department Fall 2012 Faculty Colloquia

All sessions FREE and OPEN to the public
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Monday, 24th September, 2:00-3:30, Bishop Hall 245
"Empire and the Religious Iconography of Ancient Jordan: The Case of the Moongod"
Craig Tyson, Ph.D., BSC Lecturer &
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, D’Youville
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Thursday, 11th October, 3:30-5:00, Bishop Hall 245
“Happiness As The Good”
James Grunebaum, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
Commentator: Mathew Little, Philosophy & CIS
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Thursday, 18th October, 3:30-5:00, Bishop Hall 245
“Mathematics as the Collective Imposition of Function onto Reality”
Julian Cole, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Commentator: Joshua Demont, Philosophy
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Thursday, 25th October, 3:30-5:00, Bishop Hall 245
"Is Conservative Religious Homeschooling Good Care?: Using Care Ethics to Examine Homeschooling"
Beth Delecki-Earns, M.S., BSC Lecturer Religious Studies, Mathematics
Commentator: William Watkins, Philosophy
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Thursday, 8th November, 3:30-5:00, Ketchum 113
"Moral Saints, Dirty Hands, and Everyday Sexism"
John Draeger, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy
Commentator: Jenna Tomasello, 2012 Balowitz Scholar, Philosophy & Legal Studies
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Thursday, 15th November, 3:30-5:00, Bishop Hall 245
“The Pius Wars”
Alan Podet, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies
Commentator: Troy Caruana, Philosophy & French

For more info.: [email protected]

09/10/2012
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship Opportunity | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship Opportunity | Daily Bulletin | Buffalo State

The Campus Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is accepting applications for two $2,000 faculty development fellowships to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus. Full-time faculty members, departments, and interdisciplinary groups are encouraged to apply...

Olmsted Parks Poetry Project Begins | News and Events | Buffalo State
09/10/2012
Olmsted Parks Poetry Project Begins | News and Events | Buffalo State

Olmsted Parks Poetry Project Begins | News and Events | Buffalo State

Earlier this summer, Lisa Forrest, coordinator of reference services and library communications, and her colleague Irene Sipos, lecturer in the College Writing Program, sat at a café on Elmwood Avenue discussing the Rooftop Poetry Club at Buffalo State. Throughout the conversation, Forrest caught he...

09/07/2012
The End of the History Survey Course: The Rise and Fall of the Coverage Model

Here is the article for the October 5 meeting of the General Education FIG.

Over the past several decades, history instructors have faced what one scholar has called “a steady enlarging of what historians have included as history,” a phenomenon that has pushed our textbooks and courses to “the breaking point.” When Thomas Mendenhall made this observation—i...

World Music Concert Series Announced | News and Events | Buffalo State
08/28/2012
World Music Concert Series Announced | News and Events | Buffalo State

World Music Concert Series Announced | News and Events | Buffalo State

Every culture in the world makes music. Music is part of the expression of what it is to be human. Its many functions fulfill our many needs: to set a mood, to work, to honor, to mourn, to connect to the spirit world, and to celebrate.

Zambia PDS at BS.edu
06/13/2012
Zambia PDS at BS.edu

Zambia PDS at BS.edu

Student teachers gaining professional development on a global scale.

Chile PDS at BS.edu
06/13/2012
Chile PDS at BS.edu

Chile PDS at BS.edu

Student teachers gaining professional experience on a global scale.

Psychology Professor Receives 2012 Action Teaching Award | News and Events
05/15/2012
Psychology Professor Receives 2012 Action Teaching Award | News and Events

Psychology Professor Receives 2012 Action Teaching Award | News and Events

Jennifer Hunt, associate professor of psychology, received the 2012 Action Teaching Award from the Social Psychology Network. The award recognizes "action teaching" that leads not only to “a better understanding of human behavior but to a more just, compassionate, and peaceful world.” Action teachin...

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