Introduction to OERs – Open SUNY COTE Professional Development Opportunity

We are very pleased to offer Introduction to OERs beginning on October 3rd.

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to Open Education Resources (OERs) to SUNY faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and any interested academic staff who want to learn about OERs. This course is offered in a facilitated fully online format and consists of 5 modules and a final project. Each module builds on the previous module, and is made up of readings, videos, and discussions. Upon completion of this course participants will have a better understanding of OERs and resources that can be used immediately in face to face and/or online instruction.

For more detailed descriptions, course fees, timelines, and registration visit:
A reminder that Open SUNY COTE SLA offers campuses more options and flexibility to take advantage of competency development offerings to support campus initiatives to systematically scale online faculty development. For more information visit

Warm regards,
The Open SUNY COTE Team

SUNY Business Intelligence Introductory Analysis Training for IR, Finance, and Other Professionals

SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce open registration for SUNY Business Intelligence Introductory Analysis Training for IR, Finance, and Other Professionals.


This full day training will provide participants with the skills needed to create and share custom queries and reports using the SUNY Business Intelligence (BI) analytic tool.

Participants will learn how to create queries and use the extensive OBIEE 11g reporting display options. The session will use the SUNY System Administration Student Enrollment and Degrees Granted data or SUNY Finance data.

There will be a review of the SUNY Business Intelligence Initiative best practices for report design. The course consists of live instruction and hands on training provided by System Administration staff. Completion of this training is strongly advised prior to creating custom queries and reports on the SUNY System Administration Data Warehouse.






Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM



SUNY Center for Professional Development
6333 State Route 298
Suite 102
East Syracuse, New York 13057


Click here to register for this class. 


Margaret M. Murad

Technical Program Manager

State University of New York

Center for Professional Development

6333 Rt. 298, Suite 102

East Syracuse, NY 13057


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Intermediate OER Topics

Intermediate OER Topics

Dates:  May 2, 2016 – June 27, 2016



Course Description

Intermediate OER course is intended to provide participants with in depth exposure to Open Educational Resources (OER) concepts and skills.

This is an eight (8) week online course in Blackboard Learn 9.1 which will be facilitated by Karen Gardner-Athey, SUNY Office of Library and Information Services. It is made up of five modules and a final project. Each module is made up of reading, videos and discussions.

Upon completion of this course, each participant should have a better understanding of how to locate, evaluate, use, and create OERs for face to face and online instruction.

* No previous coursework or experience with OERs is necessary for this course.


Karen Gardner-Athey
Training Implementation Librarian
SUNY Office of Library & Information Services


·         CPD Members:  $250

·         Non-Members:  $300

·         Non-SUNY:  $350

SUNY CPD Membership Points can be used to pay for this program. 

Sponsored by the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence

Warm regards,
The Open SUNY COTE Team


Michaela Rehm

Open SUNY & Academic Program Assistant

SUNY Center for Professional Development

6333 St. Route 298, Suite 102, East Syracuse, 13057

Tel: 315.214.2418    Fax: 315-437-0835

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OER is Happening at CUNY and SUNY

OER is Happening at CUNY and SUNY
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Open Educational Resources, a one day event

The CUNY and SUNY library system offices invite you to participate in a day of sharing Open Educational Resource experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. This event is sponsored by Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions.

When: April 25th, 2016, 9:30 AM
Where: Moot Court at John Jay College, 899 10th Ave, New York, N.Y. 10019
Cost:  FREE

This goal is to raise awareness about OER initiatives and projects happening within the CUNY and SUNY communities. The intended audience is faculty, librarians, and instructional designers who have an interest in learning more about the CUNY and SUNY OER landscape.

Plans for the day include a keynote speaker, successive panels of CUNY and SUNY librarians and faculty who have worked collaboratively on OER projects. Also presenting will be faculty from CUNY who have experienced positive results using OER to improve student success, engagement, and retention. A basic OER workshop will also be offered during the day.

Tentative Schedule

9:30am -10am Continental Breakfast

10:00-11:00-Keynote address

11:00-12:00-CUNY panel

12:00-1:00-Lunch (provided)

1:00-2:00-SUNY panel

2:00-3:00-Panel discussion on pedagogy and student engagement as it relates to OER practices.

3:00-4:00- Basic introduction to OER workshop

Developing Leaders Together

Developing Leaders Together
April 22-24, 2016

For anyone involved in development of campus leaders. 


Lessons from the Edge: Climbing Mount Everest

A true leader can adapt to change, work well with a team, and learn from challenging experiences. Alison Levine, an American mountain climber and world-renowned adventurer, shares how her outdoor expeditions have taught her endless leadership lessons that she can apply in a business setting. After completing the adventure grand slam; climbing the Seven Summits and reaching the north and south poles, she has learned the most important thing about achieving goals is the journey along the way


As Levine climbed 29,035 feet to the peak of Mount Everest, she learned complacency doesn’t work in an always-evolving environment such as higher education. The lessons she learned while challenging herself has transformed her into a powerful leader not only in expedition settings but in job settings as well


If you are looking for a sense of leadership development and a transformational experience among other growing leaders, join us for the Adirondack Leadership Challenge. Here you will spend three days surrounded by the wilderness engaging in activities that will help you grow and thrive within the complexities of higher education. The Adirondack Leadership Challenge can change people’s lives — time after time, leader after leader

 ESF’s Newcomb Campus is home to the Northern Forest Institute and Adirondack Ecological Center. The Newcomb Campus is located on ESF’s Huntington Wildlife Forest (HWF), a 15,000 acre field station in the central Adirondacks.

REGISTRATION: Registration is open!

To register please email with “Adirondack Leadership Trek Registration” in the subject line.

COST: $550/person; plus lodging and meals $75/day.

For additional information about participating in this program, please contact:
Paul Hai at or Lee Riddell at

Space is limited to 18 participants.

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Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Certificate Program

You’re invited to The Teaching and Learning Certificate for New Faculty Certificate Program

We can help provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for teaching to help build a foundation for your future in higher education. The Teaching and Learning for New Faculty Certificate Program is completely online and asynchronous (accessed via Blackboard Learn), which will allow you to fit the program into your busy schedule. You can take one course or complete all four to earn the certificate.

Courses Include:
• Essential Communication Skills for Teaching
• Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practice
• Academic Policies, Laws, and Resources
• Evaluation and Assessment

Click here for the full course schedule <;

Program Outcomes:

* Utilize learning theory in the design and delivery of courses
* Employ foundational learning teaching strategies that are supported by research and that promote active learning
* Effectively and efficiently evaluate student performance
* Create a safe and effective learning environment
* Utilize reflective techniques as a teaching practitioner
* Uphold and promote the academic policies of a participant’s individual campus and the System
* Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques in interactions with students


Don’t miss your chance to add valuable tools to your teaching toolbox.

For Detailed Information<; and to Register<; for one or more of the courses, visit the website Register for three courses and get the fourth free!

Questions? Contact Chris Price,<>, 585-395-5025<tel:585-395-5025>

Sponsored by the SUNY Center for Professional Development

QbD Registration open


Registration for Quality by Design (QbD) is now open to all SUNY faculty and staff.

Course Dates: February 8–March 6, 2016 (Four Weeks)

Mode of Deliver: Asynchronous Online – Blackboard Learn

Facilitated By:  Open SUNY COTE Fellows

Through QbD participants will be able to identify the design and pedagogical characteristics of a quality course and integrate these qualities into their own course development. This online faculty development course and open educational resource (OER) provides open access to high quality course content and opportunities for participants to engage in meaningful discussions with experts and peers on topics relating to learner support, course design, interaction, and assessment.  QbD is designed so that participants can choose from a variety of learning activities and assignments to fit their needs and time commitments. Participants will have the opportunity to earn SUNY COTE badges issued through Credly.

Space is limited, so enroll today!

To Register:

For more information please visit:

Follow QbD on Twitter: @SUNYQbD

This collaborative project is being developed through a partnership among the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Empire State College, OPEN SUNY COTE, andSUNY Center for Professional Development.


Michaela Rehm

Open SUNY & Academic Program Assistant

SUNY Center for Professional Development

6333 St. Route 298, Suite 102, East Syracuse, 13057

Tel: 315.214.2418    Fax: 315-437-0835

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