The 2012-2013 Academic year was quite a busy one, with many events on campus including 2 festivals!
This has been my final semester as director of the LTEC and it is with some sadness I leave the position, after the joy of the many years I was involved. However there is also some happiness since the LTEC (see below for a new way to describe it) will at long last have a director full time. My hope is that everyone will support the new center and director to help faculty/staff development continue to grow on campus.
As I always say, I hope to see you at the LTEC.
-Cheryl Chute Miller
The college is currently hiring a director for a newly formed Instructional Development and Support Center, which will include the current activities of the LTEC as well as oversee all of the current ITC and Distance Learning/Moodle activities on campus.
The first LTEC Award for Excellence in Promoting Learning and Teaching was presented to Raymond Bowdish (Biology) at the Employee Recognition Breakfast on May 9, 2013. If you see Ray, be sure to congratulate him! Taken from the description drafted by the LTEC committee that chose him for the award is the following quote:
"This year’s recipient of the LTEC Award, Raymond Bowdish, M.Sc. Instructional Technician - Biology Department, has for many years contributed to teaching and learning at SUNY Potsdam and beyond. His accomplishments include 5 presentations at the LTEC, mentoring colleagues, the development of several innovative instructional approaches in experiential and team based learning in General Biology laboratories and digital teaching, and a presentation in the scholarship of learning at the SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT). Ray’s enthusiasm for technology coupled with his drive to advance teaching have allowed him to combine two passions into his scholarly pursuit of how do people learn. Ray’s commitment to the promotion of the science-and-art of teaching and learning spans his 19-year tenure as both an Instructional Support Technician and Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Potsdam. Ray currently serves on the Distance Learning Curriculum Advisory Committee, he is co-chair of the Teaching and Learning Technology Round Table (TLTR) planning subcommittee, the TLTR representative for Faculty senate, and the Teaching Representative for the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (Fact2). Ray promotes learning and teaching in every sense and this award recognizes his significant contribution to our campus."