Funds are expected to be available again from the center to support small teaching excellence projects designed by faculty. The project should be conducive to the improvement of teaching and active learning strategies in the classroom and college environment.
Facul-TE Awards cannot be used to purchase computer equipment or software, and must conform to the purchasing policies of the college. The funds can be used for travel to workshops or conferences if they directly relate to the applicant's teaching. This must be clearly explained in the application.
It is hoped that funds will be available for one or two Faculty Fellow Awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. The guidelines have changed including when the funds can be used and how much can be made available. Be sure to look at the LTEC website for more details. One critical piece to the changes will ask for applications to be ready early in September, so plan ahead if you are thinking about using this funding.
A new Instructional Development and Support Center Coming
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.
LTEC Award for Excellence in Promoting Learning and Teaching at SUNY Potsdam
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."
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