ONEONTA, N.Y. -- More than 500 educational professionals are expected to attend the 2011 Conference on Instruction & Technology (CIT), hosted by SUNY Oneonta May 24-27. A premier annual event showcasing innovation and best practices in teaching and learning, CIT draws faculty members, instructional support professionals, librarians and administrators from the State University of New York and private colleges across the country to share experiences and expertise, discuss common problems, brainstorm solutions, and explore ways to improve learning with technology.
"It's exciting to mark CIT's 20th anniversary here on our campus, where the event began," said SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski. "We're celebrating a milestone, and delighted that Chancellor Zimpher will be joining us."
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be a featured speaker at the conference, which will include more than 100 faculty- and staff-led presentations, panels, and demonstrations centered around the theme: "20/20Vision—Looking Forward and Remembering the Past."
Other highlights will include presentations by SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost David Lavallee, SUNY Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs Mitch Leventhal and SUNY Deputy for the Education Pipeline Johanna Duncan-Poitier. Joan Getman, director for Educational Technologies at the University of Southern California, will deliver the keynote address, entitled "Adjusting the Rearview Mirror," which will explore the influence—past, present and future—of new technologies on relationships among students, teachers and IT professionals.
CIT is sponsored by the Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching & Technology Committee, SUNY Center for Professional Development, SUNY Faculty Council of Community Colleges, and the SUNY University Faculty Senate.
For additional event information or to register for CIT, go to http://www.cit.suny.edu.