Professional Development at SUNY Broome

Promotion and Appointment Process

When: Friday, Feb 28, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: NSC 207G

Presented by: Suzanne Shepard and Tera Doty-Blance


Review the basics and essentials of the P & A process at SUNY Broome. Newly hired, full-time employees working under the FA contract at SUNY Broome enter and Appointment process, the goal of which is to earn Continuing Appointment. In addition, these faculty members may apply for promotion or PD recognition increment as stipulated by the contract. 

Passion, Power, and Performance: The Creativity of Teaching

When: Thursday, February 20, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: TRC Conf Room (LI 101) (3 Seats Available)

Presented by: Jesse Katen


Led by a faculty member who also owns his own dance studio and has traveled extensively as a professional dance competition judge, this unique workshop seeks to inspire participants by exploring the connections between passion and performance with regard to teaching. Convinced that all academic and professional disciplines make inherent use of the creative process, the same principles that serve to inspire artists and performers can inspire and motivate our teaching selves. By exploring the similarities between writing and dance, we can view all teaching as the desire to inspire our students to perform–whether in the studio, on stagePa or in the classroom. Likewise, by envisioning teaching as a performance as well, we can begin to understand how to further expand our performative power and enact transformative effects upon our audience–our students. And in so doing, we can elevate our students to the point where they emerge as powerful performers of their own.

Brown Bag Discussion: Just in Time Math – Collaborative Solutions for Math Literacy Across Curricula

When: Friday, February 21, from 12 to 2 p.m.

Where: TRC Lab/Conference room (LI 101)

Presented by: Sandra Wright & Jean Krichbaum


With the increased use of data and data analytics in all fields, students need support with basic math in many of their courses, not just in the math course required by curriculum. We can help build their skills and prepare them for transfer or the workplace by infusing math instruction and math analysis into as many courses as possible. 

If this seems intimidating to you, or even just like a lot of work, come to this workshop to see how Math and BIT faculty can help you create modules that support students with math and analytic skills just in time for their use in your field. 

Jean Krichbaum did just this for Sandy Wright’s IT courses. Sandy was feeling at a loss when students were unable to create basic formulas in Excel because they didn’t know how to solve the problem with paper and pencil. Jean came to the rescue by creating multiple video lessons to review these basic skills. Those videos became a stand alone module in Sandy’s classes and students have been much more successful with their Excel assignments ever since. Similarly, Sandy has helped other faculty infuse Excel skill sets in their classes.

Please join us whether you’d like to incorporate math or Excel into your courses or you have a data analytics skill or approach you’d like to share. Together, we can raise the math competencies of our students and prepare them for their 21st century world.  

Academic Advising Workshop #1 – What is Academic Advising?

When: Tuesday, February 18, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: TRC Conf room (LI 101)

Presented by: Sharlah Ramnarine-Singh and Emma Whittacker


Advising is an academic endeavor and profession grounded in both theory and research.  From its early incarnations to present it is both a teaching and learning experience with a curriculum, syllabus, and expected learning outcomes.

Academic Advising Workshop #2 – The Classroom instructor as advisor

When:Tuesday, February 25, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: TRC Conf room (LI 101)

Presented by: Matt Brannen and David Michalak


The intersectionality of both professional academic advisor and classroom faculty instructor. The application of classroom instruction with advising and the influence of advising in the classroom setting. 

Advising Workshop #3 The use of technology in the advising setting.

This session will show how Banner, DegreeWorks, MyCollege and Starfish are used during the advising session.

When: Tuesday, March 3, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: TRC Lab

Presenters:  Matt Brannen and Sharlah Ramnarine-Singh


Use OneNote to capture more than notes!

Microsoft OneNote was designed to assist the user in taking thorough and retrievable notes. If you find yourself placing notes in Word Documents (losing them), have too many sticky notes everywhere you look, send yourself an email reminders, attend conferences, or just want to remember that awesome campsite you stayed in three years ago, then OneNote may be an excellent solution to assist your ability to recall information. Come discover the basics and some advanced tricks to using this powerful and often overlooked Microsoft Office Application. 

The format of this workshop shall be more of a demonstration format however you are free to bring your own device to follow along or to have specific questions answered about this application.

When: Thursday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: TRC Lab 

Presenters: Tom Jahn and Randy Harvey



Have you heard the term “Micro-Credential” used on-campus and are not really sure what it means? Join representatives from the Micro-Credential Workgroup for Micro-Credentials 101. Participants will leave with an understanding of the fundamental components of a successful Micro-Credential Program. Explore the possibilities for your program!

When: March 6 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Where: TRC Conf room 

Presented by: “Micro-Credential” Workgroup


Internship and The Law

Participants will learn how the law impacts internship experiences offered for students. Participants will also have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices as well as brainstorm ways to enhance internship opportunities in their program.

When:Friday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: TRC Conf Room

Presenter: Gina Chase


Advising Workshop #4  Ask an Advisor roundtable and Q&A.

 A panel discussion from both professional academic advisors and classroom faculty.  Get answers on referrals, working with probationary students, students changing majors, or asking the “right” questions.  Learn about a “typical” advising session and that there is no such thing as a “typical” advising session.

When: Tuesday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: TRC Conference room

Presenters: Matt Brannen, David Michalak, Sharlah Ramnarine-Singh, Emma Whittacker


Middle States Self Study Update

When: Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Wales 203B

Presented by: Dr. Penny Haynes


Toastmasters Club: Engaging Presentations: Tools for Students and Faculty to Use

During this hands-on program, attendees will learn tips for using,and teaching students to use, stories and visual aids to enhance their presentations. They will also learn Toastmasters’ sandwich format for giving feedback to speakers. 

When: March 20 and March 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: BB 110