FRIDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2010 - HUNT COLLEGE UNION

Roundtable Discussions

9:15 AM
Teaching General Education: A Discussion Forum
General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC)
Buternut Valley Room, Hunt College Union

9:15 AM
Teaching and Research: Strategies for Synergy
Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
The Waterfront, Hunt College Union

One of the most difficult challenges academics face is figuring out how to balance teaching responsibilities with advancing one’s research agenda. This discussion will focus on successful strategies for integrating teaching and research to benefit both. Professor Bennett will also share examples of refereed journal articles resulting from this integration that were coauthored by SUNY Oneonta undergraduates.

10:15 AM
Teaching General Education: A Discussion Forum

General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC)
Butternut Valley Room, Hunt College Union

10:15 AM
Translating Research into Student Learning

Kenneth Walters (Psychology) and Michelle Sinagra (student)
Union Square, Hunt College Union

This presentation and discussion concerns the process by which student involvement in faculty research translates into a venue for advanced student learning. Presenters will describe a recently developed student-faculty research project in the social sciences. That project was designed to examine cognitive deficits related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among college students. Attention will be given to how the project was developed, with emphasis on aspects of student-professor collaboration. Coverage will be bifurcated between student and faculty perspectives. The session will ultimately focus on how the student’s involvement in faculty research was designed to result in the development of identifiable applied skills that crystallize what was previously learned in the classroom. Didactic versus mentoring models of teaching and learning will be discussed. Attention will also be given to the collaborative development of a student-faculty research grant application. Following the brief presentation, group discussion will be encouraged and welcomed.

 


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