What's New at the CTC?
Here's what teachers had to say about the second annual Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching Conference held April 11 at Onondaga Community College
"Great conference, great keynote, great opportunity to learn new best practices for quick application into my classroom."
"This conference is a great way to network with colleagues who are nearby and colleagues from other disciplines."
"The conference was a great experience. The content, learning, and networking aspects were wonderful."
"It was a great day, went by fast and felt engaged. Attention span also better when the topics are applicable and practical."
"Thank you for a great conference. It was an inspiring and uplifting event."
The CTC will have information about next year's conference starting in the fall.
Roundtables for Week of April 28
Monday, April 28 Noon CTC
Special Roundtable for Adjunct Faculty: “Adjunct 201”
All adjunct faculty are invited to join Dean Carl Penziul to address a variety of topics including those relevant to student success, pedagogy, classroom management, and news across campus. Your dialogue, comments, and questions will be most welcome.
Presented by Carl Penziul, Dean of Instruction.
Wednesday, April 30 Noon CTC
“Faculty/Staff Open Mic”
Back by "popular demand," we will again celebrate and share our creative work! All faculty and staff are invited to bring their short works to share with each other at this special ‘Open Mic’ session. Please come and read!
Facilitated by Darlene Gold
Monthly Reading & Discussion Group
The monthly Reading & Discussion Group provides that much-sought-after opportunity: a chance to talk with other teachers about your shared experience. Each month we read an article or book chapter about some aspect of teaching and get together for discussion. We're in the process of planning our reading for the fall semester. You're welcome to join us.
Every day at the CTC
The CTC door is always open. If you need some space to spread out and work, or if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to chat with colleagues between classes or over lunch, please make yourself at home.
We have three computers, a black and white printer, a color printer and a scanner to help with your work. We also have comfy sofas and chairs where you can read or chat, a microwave for heating your lunch, and some professional reading you might want to peruse. And check out our photo gallery, curated by TC3's own Harry Littell.
About the CTC
The mission of the College Teaching Center is to help educators share resources and experiences to enhance teaching and learning.
How do I contact the CTC?
What does the CTC do?
- Organizes and hosts roundtable discussions
- Sponsors and manages the Professional Development Mentoring Program
- Co-sponsors the annual Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating the Art of Teaching conference
- Houses computers, printers and scanner for faculty use
- Houses publications on teaching and learning
- Provides orientation for adjunct faculty
- Provides a place and a space for faculty to converse and interact.
Where is the CTC?
The CTC is located in the Library on the second floor of the Baker Commons.
Who runs the CTC?
The CTC is managed by a Board of Directors, with both elected and appointed positions. Elections are held every May. Faculty and adjunct faculty members who are interested in serving should notify our current chair, Travis Vande Berg.
Each year the Board selects two paid coordinators, one faculty and one adjunct.
Current Board members:
2011 - 2014
- Travis Vande Berg – Chair
- Carol Sammis – Faculty
- Cornelia Rea –Faculty
- ThankGod Imo – Faculty
- Michele Whitecraft – Adjunct Faculty
2013 - 2016
- Kelly Wessell - Faculty
- Jeanne Cameron - Faculty
- Katrina Campbell - Faculty
- Nancy Estep – Adjunct Faculty
- Victoria Zeppelin – College Now/Tech. Prep External Representative
- Bob Yavits – Instructional Software Specialist
- Khaki Wunderlich – Dean of Organizational Success and Learning, non-voting
- Carl Penziul – Dean of Instruction, non-voting
Coordinators for 2013-2014