Denise Battles, President of SUNY Geneseo
Introduction to Teach to Engage
Stacey Robertson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Session I: Who are our students?
This is a roundtable discussion featuring professional staff from Enrollment Management, Student and Campus Life, and the Office of Diversity and Equity aimed at increasing understanding of our current students and their experiences on our campus.
Panelists: Costas Solomou, Vice President for Enrollment Management Kim Harvey, Director of Admissions Meg Reitz, Associate Director of Student Life for Educational Initiatives Jessie Stack Lombardo, Director of Career Development Tiffany Brodner, Associate Director of Student Life for College Union & Activities Megan Syfrett, Principal Administrator of Student Health & Counseling robbie routenberg, Chief Diversity Officer
Session IIA: How are we supporting our students?
This will include a lightning round series of presentations on emerging initiatives that support student academic success and well being, including academic support services, first year programming, student research initiatives, and open educational resources. Following the presentations, conference participants will have opportunities to gather additional information and make connections.
- First Year Seminar: Joe Cope, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success
- McNair Scholars: Savi Iyer, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
- Tutor Training: Rob Feissner, Lecturer in Biology and Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction, Lisa Smith, Lecturer in Mathematics and Director of the Math Learning Center, and Beverly Henke-Lofquist, TOP Counselor
- Open Educational Resources: Alexis Clifton, Director of Open Teaching and Learning at Milne Library
- Living Learning Communities: Steve Brookstein, VanArsdale Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Jim Quinn, Lecturer in the School of Business
Session IIB: How are we empowering our students?
This will include a lightning round series of presentations on emerging initiatives that empower students to engage and create, including project-based and place-based learning opportunities, self-reflective pedagogies, and peer mentorship. Following the presentations, conference participants will have opportunities to gather additional information and make connections.
- Diversity and Inclusion Community Educator (DICE) Facilitators
- Place-Based Learning: Jen Rogalsky, Associate Professor & Chair of Geography
- Designing Open Modules on Environmental Sustainability (DOMES): Karleen West, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Faculty Fellow for Internationalization, and Suann Yang, Associate Professor of Biology
- Risk Taking/Failing Forward: Heather Wilhelm Routenberg, Academic Advisor in the Office of the Dean of Academic Planning and Advising
- Digital Fluency: Paul Schacht, Professor of English and Assistant to the Provost for Digital Learning and Scholarship
Session III: Create
In this session participants will have a chance to reflect on Geneseo’s mission as a public liberal arts institution and engage in discussions of our future directions. This will include several workshop activities designed to help us better tell the story of Geneseo’s dynamic and engaging learning opportunities and shape our work going forward. This session will also include information about opportunities to continue this work after the Teach to Engage Day, including support for faculty writing groups, TLC innovation grants, integrative learning development grants, and the Teach to Engage blog.