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CUNY 9th Annual IT Conference 2010 - Day 1

December 3, 2010

 



 
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December 3, 2010 – John Jay College of Criminal Justice | 8:30 am 4:00 pm

 
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.    
Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.    
Concurrent Sessions 1

ePortfolios across CUNY: Aggregating and Integrating Information    
Members of the Committee on Academic Technology ePortfolio Subcommittee will present cross-campus collaborative work that selects, collects, communicates, and analyzes information on the planning, piloting, implementation, and assessment of ePortfolios across CUNY. The analysis brings into focus “universal concerns.” The presentation will include a tour of interconnected discussion forums, RSS feeds, blogs, and wikis for public and private ePortfolio groups on the Academic Commons.   
 
Sarah Morgano,
Academic Operations Assistant, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Joseph Ugoretz,
Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology, Macaulay Honors College
Howard Wach,
Director of Instructional Technology, Bronx Community College
Barbara Walters,
Professor, Kingsborough Community College and CUNY Online Baccalaureate

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Bridge the Gap – Educating Instructors in Course Design
Replicating the interactivity of the physical classroom is an essential component to the success of an online environment since it can bridge the gap between the isolation of distance learning and the fluidity of the discourse as it might occur in traditional classrooms.  Learn how learning management systems support increased “human presence” through multimedia platforms. Extensive training in instructional design and collaboration between IT staff, administrators and instructors is key to implementing outstanding online programs.  

Alisa Stern,
Instructor, Lehman College
Alyson Vogel,
Associate Director of Online Education, Lehman College

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CUNY CAT Academic Technology Research and Development Group: The “Skunkworks”
This session will introduce the Academic Technology Research and Development Group, a new subcommittee of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CAT). Established by CUNY faculty and staff, its mission is to research, test, and recommend new technologies from the perspective of classroom needs and pedagogical effectiveness. The presenters will discuss their website and the protocols and process for technology selection. There will also be a call for volunteers to join the group as academic technology researchers.  

Chandra Hanke,
Coordinator of Instructional Design, John Jay College    
Philip Pecorino,
Professor of Philosophy, Queensborough Community College
Adam S. Wandt,
Professor of Public Management, John Jay College

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The Integration of Technology into Speech Classes
Before LaGuardia Community College installed two digital speech labs, the Speech Center was primarily a tutoring center. Now, while still offering tutoring, it can do much more for speech classes, including rehearsals with audio and with webcams, digital storytelling, work with non-native speakers, ePortfolio work and support for a host of other assignments.  This presentation will treat the expanding role of such services and the challenges that come with them.

Sean Patrick Palmer,
CLT, Speech Center, LaGuardia Community College


Lecture Capture Using the Tegrity System
Tegrity is a lecture capture system useable on any laptop computer with any textbook. It captures PowerPoint slides, instructor's pen strokes and voice. The captured lecture is posted on the internet and is searchable by students. The system provides assistance to students whose first language is not English or who have poor note-taking skills. There will be a presentation of the system as well as preliminary results obtained in the Fall 2010 freshman Biology course at the City College of New York.

Jane Gallagher,
Professor of Biology, City College of New York

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Campus Collaboration for Sustained Assessment of Technology-Enhanced Courses
At the College of Staten Island, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is working closely with faculty on the integration of assessment tools with new initiatives in General Education Hybrid courses, Learning Communities, and ePortfolio, all of which transcend traditional departments.  A panel representing assessment professionals and faculty will present and discuss our instruments, challenges, and benefits related to the practical application of assessment.

Susan L. Holak,
Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, College of Staten Island
Barbara Cohen,
Survey Coordinator, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, College of Staten Island
William Bernhardt,
Associate Professor of English, College of Staten Island
Louise Levine,
Adjunct Instructor of English, College of Staten Island

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New Approach to Teach Product Design that Breaks the Disciplinary Boundaries
We will introduce a project-based concurrent engineering practice and the mechatronic technology into the product design related curricula of three associate degree programs at City Tech: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Design Technology, and Electromechanical Engineering Technology.  These multidisciplinary teamwork activities will give students a better understanding of product design and manufacturing processes and provide them with a much-needed hands-on experience.  This work is funded by the NSF ATE recently awarded to City Tech.

Andy Zhang,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology, New York City College of Technology    
Sidi Berri,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design Technology, New York City College of Technology
Iem Heng,
Professors of Computer Engineering Technology, NYCCT
Farrukh Zia,
Professors of Computer Engineering Technology, NYCCT

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Migrating to a Web-based Catalog
The catalog is a menu of what the college has to offer students – courses, programs, degrees, faculty: essentially a contract with them. Today’s students are comfortable with online tools. Therefore, a searchable, online catalog seems the best way for a college to present itself. Online catalogs save money and trees; they are relatively easily updated, thereby remaining current; and they are available world-wide. Hunter’s process of migrating from print to Web is presented here.

Marilyn Daley-Weston,
Registrar, Hunter College
Gilbert Giannini,
Director, Management Information Systems, Hunter College
Joyce Hitchcock,
Catalog Developer, Hunter College
Peggy G. Tirschwell,
Assistant Provost, Hunter College

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Supporting the 21st Century Learning Community through Collaboration
Whether the goal is to improve student engagement, enhance academic quality or promote efficiency, campus-wide collaboration across your institution is essential. Today’s collaboration solutions can be used to support academic and administrative operations. During this session, you'll hear real-life examples of how colleges and universities are implementing collaboration solutions to address the complex challenges higher education is facing in the 21st century.
Tim DeMagistris, Regional Sales Manager, Blackboard Collaborate
Sheila Mehta-Green, Regional Vice President, Blackboard Collaborate
 

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10:45 – 11:00 a.m.    
Break


David Pogue headshot11:00 – 12:10 p.m.    
Keynote: David Pogue, New York Times Personal-Technology Columnist, CBS News Tech Correspondent and   Best-Selling Author






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12:10 – 2:10 p.m.    
Lunch

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12:40 – 1:40 p.m.    
Concurrent Sessions 2

Advancing Online Learning: Hurdles in Hybrid Instruction
The Medgar Evers College Hybrid Initiative was created to counter assumptions that hinder acceptance of hybrid courses on campus, including the belief that freshman lack the necessary technological sophistication; that online instruction simply repackages the same teaching techniques as classroom instruction; and that hybrid courses produce inferior learning outcomes. This session will present the marketing, faculty development, and student orientation strategies we used, outline their results, and propose a yearlong hybrid research study for 2011-2012.

Damele Collier,
Adjunct Lecturer, Medgar Evers College
Nicole Berry,
Academic Advisor, Coordinator of Academic Appeals, Medgar Evers College
Michael Fitzgerald,
Professor of Philosophy, Medgar Evers College
Alexei Oulanov,
Assistant Professor, Librarian, Medgar Evers College
Jennifer Sparrow,
Dean of Academic Affairs, Medgar Evers College
Gina Nurse,
Training Specialist, Medgar Evers College
Stephen Wymore,
Director of the Ed Tech Center, Medgar Evers College

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Keeping the Lid on Virtualization
As Virtualization continues to expand into the core of data centers, operation growth becomes a major concern. Application resources and data content become increasingly troublesome as the fluidity of virtualization creates elusive targets. Identifying better growth and containment techniques are critical to “keeping the lid” on your data center.
• Improving backups with de-duplication and “snapshot techniques”
• Elevating availability within the virtual environment
• Managing data growth with virtual and tiered storage
• Tracking operational status with monitoring tools

Glen Bellomy, Sr. Principal Systems Engineer, Symantec Corporation

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Enabling Collaboration through Technology Integration
Partnership with faculty has led to more informed students, providing them with customized technology instruction, from accessing Blackboard to creating PowerPoint presentations to logging into CSI’s computers.  Students are encouraged to utilize technology services that include remote support, chat, video tutorials, and ECHO (Right Answers). Future endeavors include raising visibility through surveys, enhanced tracking, technology fairs, lunch and learn sessions, open houses, and social networking.

Doriann Pieve-Hyland,
HelpDesk Director, College of Staten Island
Benji Kuriakose,
HelpDesk Technician, College of Staten Island

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Developing, Deploying, and Sharing the Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool  
Following a brief demonstration of the Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool (VOCAT) focused on some of its newest features, the session panelists will discuss the evolution of VOCAT and will consider its pedagogical potential, and the ways in which it has been deployed for a variety of purposes at Baruch College. The discussion will also focus on the implications of sharing the tool with other institutions and the development associated with preparing the tool for wide dissemination.   

Mikhail Gershovich,
Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College   
Zach Davis,
President, Cast Iron Coding; Lead Developer, Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool
Eric Gander,
Associate Professor of Public Argument, Baruch College   
Patricia Juza,
Director of Language and Test Preparation Programs, Continuing and Professional Studies, Baruch College

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Unleash Mobility: The Total Campus Consideration
 
Today’s emphasis on mobility and student engagement is encouraging schools everywhere to find new and better ways to connect with students. In this information-packed session we will explore how a variety of institutions have improved student engagement through the use of mobile technologies throughout campus.

This seminar will focus on real-world case studies from various higher education institutions that will demonstrate methods being used to exploit existing communication technologies as well as how to use new mobile services to reach students where they are “living” online or on mobile devices. This webinar is a thought leadership session designed to help advance your institution’s ability to enhance student engagement and success. 

Todd Zick, Mobile Specialist, Blackboard Inc.

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Breaking Barriers: Rethinking the Hierarchical Concept and Increasing Productivity
Working collaboratively and effectively in an environment with set structures can be challenging to accomplish. How do we identify and bring together our brilliant human capital?  How do we take advantage of existing resources and use them efficiently? Thinking outside the box is key to answering these questions, and to achieve great results.  Establishing an environment that is dynamic and highly productive requires breaking the hierarchical barriers, and encouraging teamwork, all within the professional setting.

Isabel Li, Director,
Academic Learning Center, Hostos Community College
Rebecca Hoda,
Director, Career Services, Hostos Community College
Carlos Guevara,
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hostos Community College
Varun Sehgal,
Asst Vice President/CIO, Hostos Community College

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Enhancing Academic Success through Closing Accessibility Gaps with Digital Pens
The College of Staten Island is providing access to lecture content by facilitating students’ use of digital pens structured through a holistic training model for optimal utilization of the tool. Through facilitating learning about how to use the technology effectively and encouraging student feedback through technology mentors, the project is fostering an enhanced and more accessible academic experience. The results are transformational for students with disabilities in particular, closing complex accessibility gaps in academic programs.
 
Nicole Dory,
Information Technology Specialist, CART Provider, Trainer, College of Staten Island
Maryellen Smolka,
Coordinator of Services, CART Provider, Trainer, College of Staten Island

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A Call Center’s Journey from an Idea to a Viable Customer-Friendly CRM System
John Jay College’s Enrollment Management Call Center represents how a high-yield, low-tech model has evolved to CRM model with a state-of-the-art reporting system. Tracking data by using an Excel program presents reports that establish key performance indicators and improve the quality of customer service provided.

Marisol Marrero,
Director of ONE STOP and the Enrollment Management Call Center, John Jay College
Doris Torres,
Coordinator of the Enrollment Management Call Center, John Jay College
Nilsa Lam,
Assistant Director of ONE STOP Services, John Jay College

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Blogs, ePortfolio, & Assessment in the Majors: Pedagogies & Rubrics in Three Programs
York College has embraced the WordPress open source blog/CMS platform for its ePortfolio initiative. York’s effort has a focus on the assessment of student learning through work in the platform. Three faculty members (Communications Technology, English, Teacher Education) will share their pedagogies for integrating ePortfolio into their courses, locate their work in the learning goals for their respective majors, and explore the very real challenges involved in assessing work in a blog or ePortfolio.

Michael J Cripps,
Associate Professor, Rhetoric & Composition, University of New England
Xin Bai,
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, York College
Michael Smith,
Assistant Professor, Communications Technology, York College

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Open Textbooks: The Common Property of Mankind
Open textbooks are shared through an open license allowing users to repurpose and redistribute at no cost. Covering a wide range of disciplines, open textbooks are available to download and print in various formats from several web sites and repositories. Thomas Jefferson said, “The field of knowledge is the common property of mankind.” As a public university, it is our mission to make that knowledge common property and Open Textbooks help us to do so.

Susan Amper,
Associate Professor of English, Bronx Community College


Traditional to Hybrid: Social Media’s Role in Reshaping Instruction
Drawn from first-hand teaching and learning experiences, this presentation demonstrates the use of social media tools in adapting traditional courses to hybrid learning environment. It examines the transformed role of both the instructor and the students, and as a consequence, the ever-changing instructional needs of the instructor and the social and psychological needs of the students. It also demonstrates how these tools can be used to meet the challenges of online as well as hybrid instruction.

Rowena Li,
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College

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1:40 – 1:50 p.m.    
Break

1:50 – 2:50 p.m.    
Concurrent Sessions 3

IT Enhanced Active Learning: How Blackboard Supports a Dynamic Classroom
Blackboard provided a powerful tool that helped us transform our classroom into a uniquely personalized environment for each student facilitating active learning.  It was an offsite backbone, creating a foundation through recorded lectures and Power Point slides. It created an admissions ticket to the classroom; students had to successfully complete a quiz on-line prior to class. Classroom activities focused on the application of concepts as we customized teaching for each group and individual student.

Stephen Katz,
Lehman College, Substitute Lecturer
Jeremy Rafal,
Lehman College Writing Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center PhD Candidate in Linguistics

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The Power of Self Service Application Streaming
The provisioning of applications to students, faculty, computer labs and home use pose many challenges. These challenges stem partially from availability of labs and efficient distribution of licensing. For example, if the application was needed for one or two weeks per semester. With this system, students and faculty can access applications instantly, on-demand, or when and where they need it. Furthermore, licenses could be re-claimed at the end of the term.

Asif Hussain,
Chief Information Officer, Kingsborough Community College
Thomas Ross,
Manager Infrastructure, Kingsborough Community College
Dmitriy Faybyshenko,
Manager Networking, Kingsborough Community College
Paul Ardoin,
Director of Marketing, Endeavors Technologies

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Implementing Computer-Based Testing–ParSYSTEM–for Nursing Departmental Exams
Three integrated modules, ParSYSTEM, will be presented: ParTEST for creating a question bank; ParTEST Online for uploading the test questions to a Web-server ready for administration through the Intranet; and ParSCORE for grading and producing statistical reports. Two valuable components of ParSYSTEM are test security, and the ability to import test outcomes back to the question bank for re-evaluating and revising test questions to reflect new content. ParSYSTEM modules will be demonstrated.

Kathryn Richardson,
Professor of Nursing
Pearline Okumakpeyi,
Associate Professor of Nursing, New York City College of Technology
Ellen McGuinn,
Assistant Professor of Nursing, New York City College of Technology
Li-May Li,
Senior CLT, Computer Specialist, New York City College of Technology

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Creating an Electronic Portfolio to get Yourself Noticed

In today’s world, you need to rise above the noise if you want to get noticed. Creating a dynamic ePortfolio is a great way to do so, and this session will show you how to create and combine video, audio, images and interactive documents to create a job-winning collection of your talents—whatever they are. Plus, you’ll learn about ways to deliver your portfolio to anyone you want to reach.

Tim Plumer, Jr., Sr. Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Shades of Green:  Managing Efficiency, Service and Growth with Green Technologies
In today’s economic landscape colleges are expected to provide “always on” technology services despite shrinking resources. John Jay College has found answers for increased efficiency, managed growth and highly available services leveraging Green technologies.  A review of what John Jay is doing, and some “no excuse strategies” for any organization to implement varying degrees of these solutions will be discussed.

Joseph Laub,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Doing More with Less:  IT in Difficult Budgetary Times
CUNY faces a budgetary crisis not seen since the mid-1990's.  This session will describe the findings of the CUNY Budgetary Working Group on IT services.  The goal is to explore ways that we can make our IT operations more efficient and effective so that we can improve the educational and support services provided to our students.  A brief presentation will explore various options and suggestions will be sought from audience.

Bill Keller,
Vice President for Finance & Administration, Kingsborough Community College

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E-books: An Emerging Educational Technology
Responding to the call for site-specific and discipline-specific articulations of the role of e-books in classrooms and students' academic research experiences, our study implemented both designed and preformatted e-books in lower-level and upper-level writing and literature courses, both required and elective, at Medgar Evers College. Our research addresses student and instructor satisfaction with e-book use; innovative strategies for incorporating e-resources into curricula; and ways to link these resources with the library's electronic resources.

Margaret Cox,
Professor of English, Medgar Evers College
Carl Andrews,
Professor and Librarian, Medgar Evers College
Michael Needle,
Professor of English, Medgar Evers College
Vashti Anderson,
Professor of English, Medgar Evers College

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Optimized Servers for a Virtual Environment

Modern data centers need to invest in technology that is optimized for virtual environments.  Multiple applications, bandwidth, security and other issues necessitate a server that is tightly coupled to network and storage access.  In this session you will learn how to cost effectively accelerate your time to value as you look to implement your server and desktop strategies. 

Bryan Bradley, Consulting Systems Engineer for Cisco’s Data Center Portfolio, Cisco

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The CUNY HPC Center: Supporting Research from Nanometers to Light Years
Biochemical reactions occur in pico-seconds.  Galaxies evolve over billions of years.  Molecules are nanometers in diameter; galaxies are light-years across.  Despite the differences in scales, CUNY researchers use a common laboratory—the CUNY High Performance Computing Center (HPC)—to conduct research on these subjects and in many other research domains.  In this session, researchers in biochemistry, numerical weather prediction, and astrophysics describe their work and their use of HPC.

Mark Arend,
Senior Research Associate in Electrical Engineering, City College of New York
Ari Maller,
Assistant Professor of Physics, New York City College of Technology
Maja Mihajlovic,
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry, City College of New York
Paul Muzio,
Director, CUNY High Performance Computing Center, College of Staten Island

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Facts (and Myths) about Student Perceptions and Use of Technology
During Spring 2010, 1700 Queens College students responded to a survey about their perceptions and use of technology.  Their responses -- proving useful as we work to diversify local instructional delivery  options -- paint a rich picture about preferences and abilities with  software, gadgetry, and Web 2.0 technologies, and help dispel some widely-held beliefs about technologies owned and accessed by our students  for personal and academic purposes.

Michelle C. Fraboni,
Lecturer, Educational Technology, Queens College
Eva M. Fernández,
Associate Professor, Linguistics & Communication Disorders, Queens College
Nancy Foasberg,
Lecturer, Humanities Librarian, Queens College

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Remote English Instruction for Deaf Adults Using Videoconferencing
Program for Deaf Adults/LaGuardia Community College and Postsecondary Education Programs Network-Northeast, Rochester, NY collaborated on distance learning courses focusing on English instruction for Deaf individuals who are socially or geographically isolated.  Four English classes, conducted via video-conferencing technologies to remote sites, have been taught in American Sign Language by a deaf teacher at LaGuardia Community College.  There will be a short video clip of the Pennsylvania class.

Catherine Burland,
Assistant Director, Program for Deaf Adults, LaGuardia Community College
Garrett Zuercher,
English Literacy Instructor, Program for Deaf Adults, LaGuardia CC

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Enabling Dashboards and Analytics for CUNY Central and Campus Data
With the new implementation of CUNYfirst, legacy data systems and campus data systems, it is imperative to have a simple to use, consistent version of data at your fingertips in order to guide student success.  Join us for this interactive session to learn how to access all of the available data sources in the most efficient and user-friendly way.  The speaker will also demonstrate how data can be delivered in dashboards, reports, mobile devices and more. 
Levi Sales, Technology Account Manager, Business Intelligence Specialist, Oracle

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2:50 – 3:00 p.m.    
Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.    
Concurrent Sessions 4

Going Abroad Just Got Easier: The Study Abroad Portal at Baruch College
This workshop will demonstrate the functions of the Baruch Study Abroad Portal, which integrates electronically all aspects of study abroad administration. It enables students to apply, choose programs and select courses for study abroad; enables faculty to submit letters of recommendation and evaluate foreign course equivalency requests; and enables the Study Abroad and Registrar's Offices to process student billing and permits. Use of the Portal has increased productivity and reduced paper consumption by 80-90%.
Dixon Berry, Oracle DBA/Developer, Baruch Computing and Technology Center, Baruch College
Zhong Li,
Developer/Programmer, Baruch Computing and Technology Center, Baruch College
Richard Mitten,
Director of Study Abroad, Baruch College

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Desktop Management Simplified With Desktop Virtualization

The benefits of technology to educational institutions are wide reaching and profound. This session provides insight into how to increase access while reducing costs, simplify desktop management, securely deliver course- and semester-based instructional apps to students and faculty, extend the lifecycles of computers and other devices, and enable lab virtualization.

Dave Podwojski, Director, Government, Education and Health, Citrix Systems, Inc.
Jennifer N. Swift, Assistant Professor, Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Programs, University of Southern California

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Using Collaborative Wiki Projects to Support Developmental Reading
Wikis, quick and easy-to-create interactive websites, can provide an important resource tool for community college instruction.  Student-generated wikis that are centered on themes based on novels or shorter reading passages can provide motivation and support for emerging readers.  Collaborative wiki projects encourage participation in various activities that foster engagement in the process of reading.   Students analyze and critique readings, and participating in these projects can encourage them to think critically about texts.

Joshua Belknap,
ESL Lab Coordinator, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Cynthia Wiseman,
Assistant Professor, Developmental Skills, Borough of Manhattan Community College

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Practice What We Preach: Making Open Access a Reality
Open access (OA) publishing is changing scholarly communication, and both faculty and students can benefit. We will describe OA peer-reviewed journals and OA curricular materials, and discuss ways in which they can advance scholarship and enhance classroom learning, using personal experiences as illustrations. We will also present several OA tools (e.g., Directory of Open Access Journals, SPARC Author Addendum, and Open Journal Systems publishing platform) and demonstrate a homegrown OA course text.  

Monica Berger,
Associate Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology
Jill Cirasella,
Assistant Professor, Library, Brooklyn College
Anne Leonard,
Assistant Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology
Johannah Rodgers,
Assistant Professor, English, New York City College of Technology
Maura A. Smale,
Assistant Professor, Library, New York City College of Technology

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iPhone Apps: The Process from Start to “Finish”
Keeping up with the latest trends in technology can help you wage the accessibility and convenience needed to promote your school. One of the latest trends is mobile phones. Before you embark on this path, there are certain things you should be aware of when creating an app for your school. We will try to tackle some of the issues and discuss the process of developing an app from start to finish.

John Taveras,
Web Manager, John Jay College


Virtual Mentoring for Student Teachers
Blackboard 8 provides a forum by which students can access on-line videos of actual workshops conducted by world-renowned educators working with children of diverse populations.  These workshops provide students with a virtual apprenticeship experience as they watch lessons which meet the needs of today's multi-cultural learning environment.  In the “virtual classroom” setting of Blackboard, students come together in real time to discuss the videos and receive immediate feedback.

Iris Marrus,
Adjunct Lecturer, Early Childhood Education, Lehman College and Kingsborough Community College

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Online Homework and Its Impact on Student Performance
Online homework shifts the learning responsibility onto the student. Today's learner spends a significant part of their time online. By utilizing technology and online homework in science courses, we are reaching the students in their comfort zone. The data presented is based on a Likert type questionnaire, an open-ended questionnaire, grade comparisons, and interviews. We will present data that demonstrate online homework improves students' performance and attitudes towards chemistry.

Issa Salame,
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The City College of New York
Sharifa Bacchus,
Research Assistant, The City College of New York

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Educational Trends for Next Generation Wireless, Business Continuity and Security
Once defined by the traditional campus setting, higher educational institutions find they are operating in a changing environment. Today, campuses connect students, faculty, staff, researchers, alumni, suppliers and the community. Verizon calls this operating environment “the extended campus”.  Verizon will present the latest trends that demonstrate how IT leaders are tackling the need for higher education total solutions in Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity, Security and Next-Generation LTE Wireless.  
 
Verizon

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Peer Mentoring: A Catalyst for Faculty Innovation
Blackboard-based faculty development at Bronx Community College features faculty mentors who provide ongoing support to instructors developing online courses.  This approach creates a supportive environment that fosters: 1) faculty re-training to explore “next-generation” technologies like Web 2.0 and podcasting; 2) faculty incorporating new technologies into their teaching, without training; 3) expanded application of technologies into classes with multiple sections and broader participation among new faculty; 4) integration of student Instructional Technology Tutors into faculty training.

Charles Alston,
Professor, Health, Physical Education and Wellness, Bronx Community College
Laura Broughton,
Assistant Professor, Biology, Bronx Community College
Giulia Guarnieri,
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Bronx Community College
Moronke Oshinmartin,
Lecturer, Communication Arts and Sciences, Bronx Community College
Stephen Powers,
Professor, Education & Reading, Bronx Community College
Albert Robinson,
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Office of Information Technology, Bronx Community College

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Data-Driven STEM Curriculum Adoption through Inter-Campus Faculty Groups
Kingsborough’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) will introduce a Peer-Led STEM Adoption System (PLSA), comprised of a technology tool (the "STEM Dashboard") and a corresponding peer-led mentoring process. This process is intended to (1) respond rapidly and efficiently to local economic needs and (2) cut back on costly duplication of curriculum development efforts, allowing colleges to efficiently adopt high-quality STEM curricula that have been developed by experts recognized by National Science Foundation funding.

Edgar Troudt,
Instructor, Kingsborough Community College
Christoph Winkler,
Associate Director, CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise
Stuart Schulman,
Executive Director, CUNY Center for Economic and Workforce Development

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Business Analytics in Higher Education

Come join IBM to learn how higher education institutions use business analytics to improve student performance, deliver on performance mandates, improve financial performance and enhance advancement management.

This session will address key educational challenges including:
• Improving student learning and delivering on performance mandates
• Managing resources effectively and efficiently
• Enhancing advancement management
• Improving operational efficiency

Robert Dolan, Worldwide Industry Executive, Public Sector, Business Analytic, IBM Corporation

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Project Management Concepts, Methods and Tools for Non-Project Managers
Often, staff and faculty are thrust into a position of having to lead a project of limited size and scope without the experience, knowledge or tools to do so. At this session the CIS Project Management Office offers a series of informative presentations focusing on concepts, methods and tools for ad hoc project leaders.

Earl Dawson,
Business Process Manager, CIS Project Management Office
Stephen Landau,
Business Process Managers, CIS Project Management Office
Kim Steele,
Project Manager, CIS Project Management Office
Olga Vega,
Project Managers, CIS Project Management Office
Deborah Hairston,
Project Managers, CIS Project Management Office
Ron Pristin,
Project Managers, CIS Project Management Office

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Leveraging the Latest Technology, Content and Services for Online Learning Success
What if you could integrate your online learning environment with engaging content, data analytics, and content management to make better-informed decisions, encourage student success, and build stronger education programs?  This informative presentation will provide examples on how to drive successful online learning programs on your campus by combining reliable and scalable Software-as-a-Service technology with world-class content, support services and analytic tools.

Marc Bagley, Executive Director, Pearson
Stephanie Pfeifer, Solutions Consultant, Pearson

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Location


Day 1 - December 3, 2010

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

There is no room block set up for this event. Below is a list of nearby hotels.

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
811 7th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets
212.581.1000

Sheraton Manhattan at Times Square
790 7th Avenue at 51st Street
212.581.3300

Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel New York City
569 Lexington Avenue at 51st Street
212.752.7000  

Holiday Inn Midtown
440 West 57th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
212.581.8100
 
Hampton Inn Manhattan-Times Square
851 Eighth Avenue at 51st Street
212.581.4100
 

Day 2 - December 14, 2010

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

There is no room block set up for this event. Below is a list of nearby hotels.

The Avalon
16 East 32nd Street (between Madison & 5th Avenues)
New York, NY 10016
212.299.7000 / www.avalonhotelnyc.com

Bryant Park Hotel
40 West 40th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018
212.869.0100 / www.bryantparkhotel.com

The Carlton Hotel
88 Madison Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets)
New York, NY 10016
212.532.4100 / www.carltonhotel-ny.com

Chandler Hotel
12 East 31st Street (between Madison & 5th Avenues)
New York, NY 10016
212.889.6363 / www.hotelchandler.com

Comfort Inn Manhattan
42 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
212.947.0200 / www.comfortinnmanhattan.com

The Dylan
52 East 41st Street (between Park & Madison Avenues)
New York, NY 10017
212.338.0500 / www.dylanhotel.com

Hampton Inn at Empire State Building
59 West 35th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
212.564.3688 / www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn
65 West 35th Street (at Madison Avenue between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
212.609.1038 / www.newyorkwest35thstreet.hgi.com

Hotel 373
373 Fifth Avenue (corner of 35th Street)
New York, NY 10016
212.213.3388 / www.hotel373.com

Jolly Madison Towers Hotel
22 East 38th Street (off Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10016
212.802.0600 / www.jollymadison.com
 
LaQuinta Hotel
17 West 32nd Street (between 5th Avenue & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
212.736.1600 / www.lq.com

The Library Hotel
299 Madison Avenue (at 41st Street)
New York, NY 10017
212.983.4500 / www.libraryhotel.com

Hotel Metro
45 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
212.947.2500 / www.hotelmetronyc.com

70 Park Avenue Hotel
70 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)
New York, NY 10016
212.973.2400 / www.70parkave.com

Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Avenue (at 33rd Street)
New York, NY 10001
212.736.5000 / www.hotelpenn.com

Hotel QT
125 West 45th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
212.354.2323 / www.room-matehotels.com

Radisson Martinique
49 West 32nd Street (between 5th Avenue & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
212.736.3800 / www.radisson.com

The Roger Williams
131 Madison Avenue (at 31st Street)
New York, NY 10016
212.448.7000 / www.hotelrogerwilliams.com

Stanford Hotel
43 West 32nd Street (between 5th Avenue & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
212.563.1500 / www.hotelstanford.com

Thirty.Thirty Hotel
30 East 30th Street (between Park & Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10016
212.689.1900 / www.hotelchoyce.com

W New York – The Tuscany
120 East 39th Street (between Lexington & Park Avenues)
New York, NY 10016
212.686.1600 / www.starwoodhotels.com

Wolcott Hotel
4 West 31st Street (between 5th Avenue & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
212.268.2900 / www.wolcott.com

Parking Locations

Garage Management Corporation
300 e. 34th Street (between 2nd & 1st Avenues)
142 E. 31st Street (between 3rd & Lexington Avenues)

Associated Parking Garages
63-67 w. 35th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
74 W. 35th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Central Parking Systems
9-19 W. 35th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Kinney Parking Systems
106-109 W. 31st Street (between 6th & 7th Avenue)

 

 

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